China's rise as a global power will change world politics and culture, not just the economy, argues Martin Jacques in a new book. To look ahead, start by understanding the difference between a nation-state and a civilization-state.
Because of the generous gift, UCLA remains the only campus in California offering Thai language instruction at all levels. On Nov. 23, the Center for Southeast Asian Studies and the International Institute hosted a luncheon in honor of Consul General Damrong Kraikruan.
"Those Who Remain" tells the story of Mexican families who have at least one member working in the United States. On Nov. 18, the UCLA Latin America Institute will be screening the film on campus with co-director Carlos Hagerman present, reports The Daily Bruin.
Video profile of graduate student Amy Malek.
Podcast of public lecture by Pei-kai Cheng, Chinese Civilisation Centre, City University of Hong Kong
A public lecture by John Bowen, Washington University in St. Louis.
Ghislaine Lydon, the new chair of the African Studies interdepartmental program, will travel to Mauritania in December to collaborate on an article and a documentary film about the last women caravanners in the western Sahara Desert.
Somaly Mam, founder of the Somaly Mam Foundation goes into detail about her personal experiences as a survivor of forced prostitution for Daily Bruin Radio. Somaly urges students to visit her website somaly.org in order to read testimonials, look at pictures and learn how to save lives.
Podcast of public lecture by Sanjay Subrahmanyam at the Fowler Museum at UCLA as part of the Steeped in History: The Art of Tea exhibit.
Current installation at the Fowler Museum highlights fresh flavors of an ancient brew, reports The Daily Bruin.
Exposicion de jaranas y son jarocho
Gilberto Gutierrez, a Son Jarocho singer-poet and master of the stringed jarana, explained how this once-popular music of southern Veracruz has not only come back, but begun to spread.
Yu In-Chon, South Korea's minister of culture, sports and tourism, met Tuesday with UCLA Korean studies faculty members and Nicholas Entrikin, the vice provost for international studies. Yu, a well-known former actor, heard from CKS Director John Duncan and Professors Burglind Jungmann, Sung Deuk Oak, Lisa Kim Davis and Dong-suk Kim about their current research and thanked them for building an excellent Korean studies program at UCLA.
In his 2009 book, "Islam and the Army in Colonial India: Sepoy Religion in the Service of Empire," Professor Green follows the development of a "barracks Islam" that was practiced by Indian soldiers and their faqir holy men in 19th- and early 20th-century Hyderabad, a princely state then under de facto British rule.
Fudan Scholarly Translation Workshop in Shanghai was sponsored by the UCLA Confucius Institute and was designed to teach the general principles of translation and to help students with their graduate research.
This year's International Institute summer training program for teachers, a 10-day workshop, traced the evolution of regional and cross-regional food cultures from antiquity to the present day in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.
Diana Winston rarely talks about the spiritual evolution that brought her here, to a large university where researchers are discovering that the practice of mindfulness meditation has many physical and psychological benefits, including slowing the progression of HIV in patients suffering from stress and helping ADHD teens focus.
The Southeast Asian language courses will be teleconferenced to UCLA from U.C. Berkeley as part of a foreign language initiative and distance-learning partnership.
More than 400 students took advantage of L.A.'s linguistic diversity this summer by signing up for Language Intensives in L.A., organized by the Center for World Languages and Summer Sessions.
In innovative summer courses on campus, speakers of less commonly taught languages such as Hindi, Persian and Russian learn advanced skills and keep their heritages alive.
Rice, chicken, tea. Sounds like a meal, but in a summer class about international food, these staples are a jumping-off point for understanding rice's role in globalization, how rumors about chicken quality represent distrust of the global market and how a British obsession with Chinese tea led to slave raids in the Philippines.
UCLA alumna Anna Chi became a filmmaker after an initial love of literature and writing was curtailed by an order from China's Communist Party for her to work as a film editor and after friends coaxed her to move to the United States, a country she was taught as China's enemy.
A public lecture by Walid Saleh, University of Toronto
When Brent Luvaas spent 1996-97 in Indonesia as an exchange student from UC Santa Cruz, Yogyakarta had only "one coffee shop inside this exclusive little mall, and the only people who went there were rich, and they were the only ones with cell phones."
African Activist Association's Fourth Annual Conference.
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