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Higher Education http://www.international.ucla.edu/asia/images/asia-institute-logo-sm.gif UCLA Asia Institute http://www.international.ucla.edu/asia/ 52 200 U.S.-Pakistani relationship plagued by mutual distrustU.S. Ambassador Cameron Munter says the planned withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan in 2014 offers the United States an opportunity to redefine its policy toward Pakistan.http://www.international.ucla.edu/asia/article.asp?parentid=138774Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:22:57 PDTHanamori Yasuji and the politics of post-war Japanese cultureHirotaka Kasai discussed the work of Japanese magazine editor Hanamori Yasuji and the politics of everyday life in postwar and contemporary Japan. http://www.international.ucla.edu/asia/article.asp?parentid=137760Wed, 26 Feb 2014 14:13:43 PDTModern legal profession in China is only 35 years oldThe rapidly growing legal profession in China is exerting a profound influence on the country’s economy, society and politics, says Peng Xuefeng, chairman of the Beijing-based Dacheng Law Offices.http://www.international.ucla.edu/asia/article.asp?parentid=136768Tue, 28 Jan 2014 12:08:14 PDTEnlightenment is now 5 pounds heavier Two distinguished professors of Buddhist Studies — Robert Buswell Jr. (UCLA) and Donald S. Lopez Jr. (University of Michigan) — have produced a massive dictionary of Buddhist terms from all Buddhist lineages.http://www.international.ucla.edu/asia/article.asp?parentid=135746Mon, 9 Dec 2013 17:24:03 PDTNew Course for Winter: Water and the City in AsiaEAS 291Ahttp://www.international.ucla.edu/asia/article.asp?parentid=135566Mon, 2 Dec 2013 10:23:55 PDTPrepare for North Korea to endure, not collapseNorth Korea has always been a maverick Marxist-Leninist regime, following a distinctly nationalist path. Having survived both the normalization of U.S.-Chinese relations and the collapse of the USSR, don't expect it to collapse any time soon, said Charles Armstrong, professor of history at Columbia University.http://www.international.ucla.edu/asia/article.asp?parentid=135374Wed, 27 Nov 2013 10:14:48 PDTGraduate student "localizes" Shanghailander exhibit at UCLA HillelJulie Kalmar, a UCLA graduate student in Information Studies at UCLA, seized the opportunity to add a local dimension to the “Jewish Refugees in Shanghai (1933-1941)" exhibit at the UCLA Hillel. http://www.international.ucla.edu/asia/article.asp?parentid=135541Tue, 26 Nov 2013 14:21:00 PDTWorld Journal interviews authors of the "Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism"Robert Buswell and Donald S. Lopez, Jr., distinguished professors of Buddhist studies at UCLA and the University of Michigan, respectively, are interviewed about their newly published "Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism," a reference work that defines major terms across the spectrum of Buddhist lineages.http://www.international.ucla.edu/asia/article.asp?parentid=135344Thu, 21 Nov 2013 09:44:28 PDTTen misconceptions about BuddhismBuddhist scholars Robert E. Buswell, Jr., and Donald S. Lopez, Jr. — authors and and co-editors of the "Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism" — put paid to a number of false beliefs about Buddhism in a short article in Tricycle magazine.http://www.international.ucla.edu/asia/article.asp?parentid=135266Tue, 19 Nov 2013 10:31:48 PDTMedicine, literature and the power of epiphanyUsing stories, pictures and citations from literature to illustrate his points, writer-physician Abraham Verghese emphasized the way in which literature can help physicians cultivate the humanist, healing aspect of medicine. http://www.international.ucla.edu/asia/article.asp?parentid=134973Tue, 12 Nov 2013 09:54:36 PDTHumanities facing difficult challenges in both U.S. and Chinese universitiesThe study of the humanities is facing difficult challenges in both the United States and China, although the nature of these challenges differ.http://www.international.ucla.edu/asia/article.asp?parentid=134934Fri, 8 Nov 2013 10:23:01 PDTIn Memoriam: Professor Donald McCallumProfessor Donald McCallum, a distinguished Professor of Japanese Art History at UCLA and a longtime member of the Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, passed away on October 23, 2013 after battling sudden metastatic prostate cancer.http://www.international.ucla.edu/asia/article.asp?parentid=134913Mon, 4 Nov 2013 14:59:43 PDTDaoist visual culture: Images of the inner and outer worldsA lecture on the visual culture of Daoism by Shih-shan Susan Huang, illustrated with a multitude of drawings from historical texts, focused on the polarization of "inner" and "outer" images.http://www.international.ucla.edu/asia/article.asp?parentid=134650Mon, 21 Oct 2013 15:29:20 PDTCenter Co-sponsors Exhibit in Berlin on Earthquake Reconstruction in JapanThis exhibition takes a critical look at the reconstruction and recovery efforts by presenting the work of ArchiAid, a reconstruction support network of Japanese architects formed in response to the large-scale official recovery strategy.http://www.international.ucla.edu/asia/article.asp?parentid=134390Wed, 9 Oct 2013 13:38:48 PDTRebirth of Japanese studies at UCLAAfter being weakened by attrition and recession, Japanese studies at UCLA has been renewed through appointments of prominent junior faculty and a new focus on culture and the humanities.http://www.international.ucla.edu/asia/article.asp?parentid=133764Fri, 13 Sep 2013 13:40:10 PDT