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    With generous support from the UCLA International Institute, the Asia Institute will lead a three-year initiative in collaboration with the Center for European and Eurasian Studies and the Center for Near Eastern Studies. Promoting the
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    As a US Department of Education, Title VI National Resource Center, The Center for European and Eurasian Studies (CEES) provides a pan-European perspective for scholars and students from a wide range of disciplines. Originally established
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    As U.S. ties with Asia become increasingly important and as East and Southeast Asian immigrants, many of whom are practicing Buddhists, come to rival other minorities in size and influence, the need grows for specialists
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    UCLA established its Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies within the International Studies and Overseas Programs, the predecessor organization of the UCLA International Institute, in the fall of 1991. There were two central reasons for the
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