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.
Professor Shu-mei Shih's new, pathbreaking book
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
A talk by Pun Ngai
Joshua Eisenman (Ph.D. student in political science) discusses his new book
Columbia Japanologist Donald Keene examines the life of painter Watanabe Kazan.
U of Texas-Arlington linguist Jerold A. Edmondson, whose doctorate is from UCLA, explains what the field of linguistic history might stand to gain from advances in population genetics and archaeology.
Listen to a UCLAradio story about a documentary screening by Kevin Sites, a pioneering solo journalist for Yahoo! News, on war zones around the world. The event was presented by AsiaMedia, sponsored by the UCLA International Institute, Latin American Center, African Studies Center and Asia Institute.
Pioneering solo journalist Kevin Sites screens his film about the civilian cost of war.
Center events on Tibetan Buddhism are part of an effort to create a UCLA chair in the field. On May 23, a high-ranking Buddhist abbot and a U of Michigan professor will read the poetry of a modern Tibetan monk in the original language and in English translation.
AsiaMedia's focus on global dimensions will be evident on April 27 when it will screen a documentary film by Yahoo! News reporter Kevin Sites about his solo journeys across 22 war zones over a year.
Wrapping up a U.S. book tour, Japanese writer Natsuo Kirino reads from her novel 'Grotesque' and considers women's plight in Japanese society.
Best-selling Japanese mystery writer Natsuo Kirino will discuss her work and read from her latest novel, 'Grotesque.'
U of Hawaii's James Brandon remembers kabuki plays from Japan's Fifteen-Year War.
UNC-Chapel Hill anthropologist Christopher T. Nelson reflects on his research into and participation in the traditional Okinawan dance eisaa.
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