Asia News Archive
Center events on Tibetan Buddhism are part of an effort to create a UCLA chair in the field. On May 23, a high-ranking Buddhist abbot and a U of Michigan professor will read the poetry of a modern Tibetan monk in the original language and in English translation.
AsiaMedia's focus on global dimensions will be evident on April 27 when it will screen a documentary film by Yahoo! News reporter Kevin Sites about his solo journeys across 22 war zones over a year.
Wrapping up a U.S. book tour, Japanese writer Natsuo Kirino reads from her novel 'Grotesque' and considers women's plight in Japanese society.
Best-selling Japanese mystery writer Natsuo Kirino will discuss her work and read from her latest novel, 'Grotesque.'
U of Hawaii's James Brandon remembers kabuki plays from Japan's Fifteen-Year War.
UNC-Chapel Hill anthropologist Christopher T. Nelson reflects on his research into and participation in the traditional Okinawan dance eisaa.
An ikebana exhibit at UCLA plants seeds for the next generation of students interested in the ancient Japanese art of flower arrangement.
Bates Gill, an American expert on East Asian security issues, argues for welcoming China into a global fold. Not only is there little choice, he says, but the country's policies have taken an encouraging turn over the last decade and more.
Samuel Leiter of Brooklyn College attempts to spook the audience at a UCLA event on kabuki theater.
Peter Berton (USC professor emeritus) sheds light on history of Jews in China
Professor Robert Buswell's election to the presidency of the Association for Asian Studies attracts attention from Korean-language media.
Terasaki Chair in U.S.-Japan Relations Thomas Rimer speaks about the re-telling of the Sorge affair in Japanese film and theater.
Historians Harry Harootunian, Carol Gluck and Fred Notehelfer offer views on modernity and its development in Japan.
In 2008, Robert Buswell will become president of the Association for Asian Studies, the largest group of its kind. It's a breakthrough for UCLA and Korean studies alike and may owe to the unusually wide expertise of this one-time Buddhist monk.
A talk by Wang Hui
USC's David Bialock speaks about his research on Daoist influences in Japanese literature from the Nara period.
Japanese politics expert Patricia Maclachlan identifies the challenges to the future privatization of the Japanese post office.
Hanchao Lu’s "Street Criers: A Cultural History of Chinese Beggars" wins the Cecil B. Currey Book Award for 2005–06
Though numbers have been declining since 2002-2003, a downward trend may be ending.
USC scholar discusses a Japanese notion of beauty and its artistic representation in Meiji period paintings.
Experts on the Koreas, China, and the US say that North Korea won't give up its nuclear arms and that differences between the US and negotiating partners, including ally South Korea, will complicate six-party talks.
Discussion attempts to add depth to public perceptions following country’s nuclear test
MIT professor Shigeru Miyagawa got more than he bargained for when he posted an image of Japanese war propaganda on an educational website.
'Youth Edition' of the Kun opera stops in Berkeley and Irvine, earning plaudits from critics.
Ten recent Korean studies PhDs will take up research and teaching jobs in 2006–07.
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