Asia's most famous diplomat, Kishore Mahbubani, has been going around the world outlining just why the United States needs to pay attention to Asia.
Brandeis University's Matthew Fraleigh explains how the 'shishi' passed on Chinese poetic traditions by reinventing the poem "The Song of the Righteous Spirit."
Academics aren't all narrow specialists. Cornell's Mark Selden shows his versatility with lectures on American bombing campaigns since WWII and the rural-urban divide in China.
Mark Selden explains how U.S. bombing raids of Japanese cities in World War II would determine military tactics decades after 'the Good War.' Listen to a podcast of Selden's lecture.
Endowed chair is nation's first in Chinese American studies.
South Asian Heritage Week at UCLA. Article from the Daily Bruin.
Dayamani Barla reports on the concerns of rural people in India, while enduring sexism and financial hardship.
Art historian Kendall Brown explains how the Ryoanji stone garden in Kyoto, Japan, became a commercialized symbol of Zen Buddhism.
The three-hour-long event depicting a family torn apart by political ideology in the midst of the Vietnamese war was meant to stir up conversation.
Miriam R. Silverberg joined the UCLA faculty in 1990 and retired in 2005. Her scholarship on modern Japanese history is influencing the work of historians today.
Tom Plate, syndicated Asia columnist, and James F. Paradise, former United Press International and Dow Jones reporter.
U of Arizona's Timothy Vance examines the life of the American mining engineer and accidental linguist Benjamin Smith Lyman.
Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai America establishes the Yehan Numata Endowment at the UCLA Center for Buddhist Studies and pledges 10 years of additional support. The new funds will bring distinguished visitors and enhance graduate education.
Hoping to make third Olympic appearance, Bruin Nicolette Teo prepares for Southeast Asian Games.
In this video op-ed, Michael L. Ross, a UCLA political scientist and acting director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, explains the dynamics that allow oil-exporting nations, particularly Myanmar (Burma), to win influence and political cover for human rights abuses.
U of Tokyo's Tadashi Uchino discusses the birth of Butoh dance and the performance of "children's" bodies in postmodern Japanese dance.
One scholar says the United States needs to adopt an approach that allows North and South Korea to normalize relations quickly.
Durham University's Gina Barnes challenges prevailing views on mounded-tomb culture and the development of the Japanese state in the earliest historical period.
Kantathi Suphamongkhon, Thailand's UCLA-educated former 39th foreign minister, shares his experiences with students in a lecture delivered as part of International Education Week. Suphamongkhon is a senior fellow at UCLA's Burkle Center and a UC Regents' Professor.
Eva Goldschmidt of the U of Heidelberg reviews UCLA Associate Professor George Edson Dutton's recent book on "The Tay Son Uprising: Society and Rebellion in Eighteenth-Century Vietnam." The review was written for the H-War military history network.
Yoko Hiraoka recites portions of the Tale of Heike, accompanying herself on the biwa, and discusses the history of the poem and the instrument alike. Listen to a podcast of her performance and talk.
Syndicated Asia columnist Tom Plate and former United Press International and Dow Jones reporter James F. Paradise discuss coverage of Asia in the media
The panel featured journalist Steve LeVine and discussion centered around oil in the Caspian region, where LeVine spent 11 years reporting. [The event was sponsored by the UCLA Center for International Business Education & Research and cosponsored with the UCLA International Institute and the Center for European and Eurasian Studies, among others.]
The Center for Buddhist Studies held its third and final event in an initiative to establish a permanent endowed chair in Tibetan Buddhist studies on Monday.
In the last of three events aimed at establishing a UCLA endowed chair in Tibetan Buddhist studies, Columbia University's Robert Thurman says that Tibetan perspectives are, or at least ought to be, very much at home in the university. Listen to a podcast of his talk.
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