Norm Apter, a UCLA graduate student in Chinese history, is studying in Taiwan and offers this reflection on the presidential campaign underway there
Dr. Takeyuki Tsuda (UC San Diego) asks: Are Japanese Brazilian Migrants in Japan a Transnational Community?
Anna L. Tsing (Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz) discusses connections between globalism, rural chaos, and environmental destruction.
Human rights may not be the most pressing need of the poor of Asia
Jiemian Yang, vice president of the Shanghai Institute of International Studies, analyzes crises in U.S.-China relations: why they arise, how they are managed, and what can be done to forestall them.
Fernando de Araujo describes the problems of constructing a democratic infrastructure in the wake of the devastation wrought by Indonesia on his island nation.
Richard Baum tells NPR's Day to Day show that trade and Taiwan head U.S. agenda with China, as China emerges as Asia's central power.
Noted Novelist Speaks at UCLA
Singapore is thought to have the "cleanest" public sector among Asian nations. Bangladesh is perceived to have the most corrupt public sector.
Robert Buswell, director of the Center for Buddhist Studies and former Buddhist monk, is the catalyst for building a renowned program at UCLA for the study of Buddhism.
President of South China University of Technology Gets Briefing on Undergraduate Research Initiative
Leading Guangzhou institution sends top officials to look at potential for involving undergraduates in direct research.
UCLA Anthropologist reports that one injured woman in seven who is hospitalized in Japan is the victim of spousal violence, while 100,000 women a year are imported as sex workers from poor Asian countries.
Raoul Birnbaum delivers 16th lecture in venerable series at UCLA's Fowler Museum of Cultural History
Prize awarded in the Swedish Parliament is "for Outstanding Vision and Work on Behalf of Our Planet and Its People."
Malaysian Minister of Women and Family Development Shahrizat Abdul Jalil says her country is modern, multiracial, and eager to get past stereotypes.
16 business, government, and media workers from 15 countries include UCLA in national tour to study public-private partnerships, leadership strategies, and U.S. policy formation.
Thai prince unleashes historical battle epic; strives to delight westerners, alma mater.
Having taken the lives and livelihoods of many, SARS reminds the rest of us of how interconnected our lives and economies have become. This Asia Institute-sponsored symposium helped many learn more about SARS and how it is affecting Asia -- and us.
UCLA Alumnus Writes Definitive Book on the Tangram
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for China Susan Shirk warns that growing nationalism in South Korea and Japan will exacerbate the Bush administration's inept diplomacy in the North Korean nuclear crisis. She examines possible multilateral options for the region.
Exciting internships for U.C. students studying in the Philippines.
Fifteen UC students attended the fall semester of the Education Abroad Program in Hanoi, Vietnam in 2002. Below are some of their impressions, captured during the first two weeks of the program.
A Symposium with UCLA Center for Chinese Studies Visiting Fellows from China, Taiwan, and the U.S.
Yu Haocheng completes massive treatise on democratic politics and the rule of law in China
U.S. Department of Education supports UCLA Asian Studies with $840,000 in Graduate Student Fellowships
The Asia Institute's East Asia consortium with USC and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies consortium with UC Berkeley receive grants to fund Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowships in 8 languages.
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