Tsolmon Onon Enkhbayar addresses UCLA scholars and members of L.A.'s Mongolian community.
Sky-high oil prices allow the junta, and other bad actors, to thrive and buy political protection, writes Michael L. Ross in The Los Angeles Times. (Photo courtesy of Thompson/Essential Science Information)
Zainah Anwar, executive director of Malaysian-based Sisters in Islam, pushes a message of diversity and progressivism within the framework of Islam.
In the film 'Dust of Life,' set in Westminster, the words people use and the languages they speak establish their rank and authority over others.
Art historian Shigemi Inaga discusses the transformation of Japanese art in the first half of the 20th century.
World-renowned architect Hitoshi Abe, the new chair of the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design, discusses his fascination with Los Angeles' environs and Japanese-influenced structures.
This summer Sung-Deuk Oak, a UCLA faculty member in Asian Languages and Cultures, was chosen to be the first scholar funded under the Dong Soon Im and Mi Ja Im endowment. He'll be charged with telling a remarkable story in the history of religion.
Scholar traces the explosion of new media-facilitated forums and examines how the government seeks, with limited success, to limit open discussion.
Political scientist Michael Thies sets current Japanese politics in context and discusses his plans as director of the Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies at UCLA
The Anderson School, in partnership with the National University of Singapore, offers an executive MBA program which gives students an opportunity to further their business studies in a global context. Students travel to four cities on two continents for classes.
A UCLA Global Fellow explains how Chinese people's inhibitions about discussing premature death have made it hard, but not impossible, for a life insurance market to develop in the country.
62 years after bombs fell on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, documentarian Stephen Okazaki tells the stories of survivors in modern cities that are struggling to remember their horrific pasts.
A conference this month in Koreatown was the first step in bridging studies of Korea carried out in North and South America. Under a five-year grant, UCLA Korean studies researchers and their Latin American colleagues are planning collaboration and exchanges.
Her documentary film "Garba-Ras: A Glimpse Into Gujarati Culture"--a study of the Garba and Ras communal dances of the western Indian state of Gujarat, as practiced by the immigrant Gujarati community of Los Angeles--was highly regarded in academic circles.
Photographer from Bangladesh delivers lectures at UCLA about human rights, images, and new takes on citizen journalism.
View a slideshow of the 2007 International Institute Graduation Ceremony (Flash plug-in required). Speakers included retired Gen. Wesley K. Clark.
MIT anthropologist Ian Condry discusses the history of Japanese hip hop and Japanese rappers' commentary on the Iraq war and 9/11.
Putting Feelings Into Words Produces Therapeutic Effects in the Brain; UCLA Neuroimaging Study Supports Ancient Buddhist Teachings
Cornell's Robert Weiner explains why the opposition Democratic Party of Japan will keep losing to the Liberal Democratic Party in Japanese politics.
Historian Vinay Lal's sojourn will take him and his family away from their home at UCLA and back to Delhi, the city of his birth, where he will lead a UC-wide study abroad program.
Stanford's Indra Levy discusses the development of the schoolgirl figure as a femme fatale in modern Japanese literature.
This year's Excellence in Service Awards went to an enthusiast about Japanese (and other) cultures and a strong supporter of students working for a better Africa.
Fred G. Notehelfer directed the UCLA Center for Japanese Studies for 16 years and co-directed an East Asian Studies consortium in Southern California for 20 years. He will continue teaching at UCLA for another year before retiring.
"Fowler in Focus: Doors in Global Perspective" Opens June 24 at the Fowler Museum at UCLA
Columbia Japanologist Donald Keene examines the life of painter Watanabe Kazan.
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