Asia News Archive
Three-day meeting at UCLA hears reports on "The Middle East in 2005"
William M. Tsutsui (Univ. of Kansas) explores the role of the Godzilla film series in popular culture
A two-day conference at UCLA explores the way the Hindu right in politics affects the practice of Hinduism in cultures.
Former Uzbek Ambassador to Iran and Afghanistan reviews the development of Muslim groups in his region as Soviet power faded and Saudi and Iranian influence grew.
Carlos Forment discusses his new book on the growth of civil society in Latin America in the 18th and 19th centuries.
U. of Michigan sociologist examines the net effects of Cuban exodus on the stability of the island's government.
May 14 workshop looks at the history of Islam in China, at Muslim societies in China, and the lives of Chinese Muslims. Enrollment space is limited.
Levenson prize-winning Private Life Under Socialism shows how Chinese villagers, including young women, are increasingly demanding autonomy and privacy.
Yoh Kawano, Director of Information Technology at the UCLA Center for Neighborhood Knowledge, has just returned from Aceh. He has put together a remarkable photo journal of his time there that captures not only images of destruction that have come to represent the tsunami, but also the strength, resilience and hope of the Acehnese people.
Steven Spiegel criticizes the Bush administration for pursuing global goals in the Middle East while failing to address the specific issues that leave the region in crisis. He proposes a strategy for disengagement between the Palestinians and Israelis.
How a Paris Playboy Came to Kill a Million and a Half People
UCLA panel looks at people and governments who deny or explain away the Armenian genocide, the Holocaust, the killing of Tutsis in Rwanda in 1994, and the ongoing massacres in the Darfur provinces of Sudan.
Doctoral students from seven California universities offer papers on the EU's institutional framework, economy, international role, and citizenship policies.
Tsunami Still Taking Toll: Indonesian Military Combines Relief with Executing Rebels, while Sri Lankan Fishermen Face Loss of Livelihood
UCLA professors say relief efforts hurt by prexisting conditions in Indonesia and Sri Lanka.
UN representative faces sharp criticism of AU role in Darfur during UCLA discussion.
Nineteen California teachers spend three weeks exploring China's rich cultural legacy and its complicated present.
Economically marginalized in Southeast Asia, the Hmong face assimilation and loss of their culture in the United States.
Rashid Khalidi sees perils for the U.S. in empire building while ignoring its own professional Middle East experts and the history of the region.
A talk by Mykola Riabchuk.
Peter O'Brien suggests that liberalism leads to xenophobia when it finds it cannot reshape people to its model of life.
Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi Calls for Freeing Political Prisoners in Iran, Removal of U.S. Troops from Iraq
Large turnout from Iranian community in Los Angeles greets feminist human rights activist.
Award-winning photojournalist Corinne Dufka recalls her time in the midst of the 1994 genocide. She blames the Rwandan state, not tribal violence, for the killings, and castigates the U.S. and the world community for standing by while hundreds of thousands died.
The far left and far right in Brazil are disappointed that Lula government did not usher in a crisis.
Former political prisoner Saad Eddin Ibrahim presents 7 reasons for optimism for the region.
Jusur, UCLA's graduate student journal of Middle Eastern Studies, sponsors conference on "Limits to the Frontier."
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