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The Dark Side of Globalization: Trafficking & Transborder Crime to, through, and from Eastern Europe
A forum on trafficking of humans and human organs.

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Is Russia's Experiment with Democracy Over?
How serious are Putin's changes in electoral laws? How far is he likely to go in restricting political and press freedoms?

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UCLA Psychology Study finds Resonance with Buddhist Teachings
Putting Feelings Into Words Produces Therapeutic Effects in the Brain; UCLA Neuroimaging Study Supports Ancient Buddhist Teachings

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Eric Hobsbawm Speaks on His New Memoir
Noted historian discusses "Interesting Times: A Twentieth Century Life" with UCLA audience.

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Graduate Student Fieldwork Fellowship for International Studies
The UCLA International Institute announces a series of Fieldwork Fellowships open to UCLA doctoral students in good standing whose research focuses on one or more aspects of international or regional studies.

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Terrorism vs. Civil Rights: A debate
On Friday April 4th, the Center for European and Eurasian Studies and the UCLA School of Law Program in Public Interest Law sponsored a symposium. Law and politics specialists compared how civil rights are effected when a country is confronted with terrorism.

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The Winner between Saawariya and Om Shanti Om is...Bollywood
Farah Khan's latest blockbuster, Om Shanti Om, asks the big questions. Namely, who needs Hollywood muscle when we've got Shah Rukh's six pack?

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Is Europe Unable to Assimilate Its Growing Islamic Minority?
Peter O'Brien suggests that liberalism leads to xenophobia when it finds it cannot reshape people to its model of life.

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Two Economists Look at Europe's Economic Slowdown
Economic growth and labor productivity have been slowing in Europe as workers take more leisure time. Two experts look at why.

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Ikebana Flowering
An ikebana exhibit at UCLA plants seeds for the next generation of students interested in the ancient Japanese art of flower arrangement.

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Bernard-Henri Lévy Warns on Anti-Semitism, Stage 6
The famed, if not always celebrated, French intellectual urges all groups to refrain from absurd, counterproductive 'competition of victimhoods.'

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The Islamist Challenge in Kosova
Will Kosova's rural Muslim population become Europe's own Taliban? The danger is real, according to Isa Blumi, doctoral candidate in history and Middle Eastern Studies at New York University. He offered a first-hand view of the current situation in post-conflict Kosova and the politics of international intervention.

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Network-Builder Describes Role in Brazil's TV Globo
The American pioneer of a powerhouse Brazilian television network tells his story at UCLA.

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African - Latin American Intersections: Cultural Synergies through the Centuries
The 2006 Summer Teacher Training Workshop will will examine the contributions of people of African heritage to the development of Latin America from early times through the present as well as contemporary social and cultural relations.

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Architecture in Context
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.

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Forty Years of 'African Arts'
Herbert M. Cole looks at four decades of "African Arts" at UCLA and what the future may have in store for the journal and the field of African art.

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Princes of the Great Plains
They called themselves Ethiopians and religious leaders. UCLA Professor of History Robert Hill says we can learn from these imposters.

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UCLA Live to Bring Spanish Flamenco Icon Sara Baras
"Neither a purist nor a modernizer," Baras returns to UCLA with "Sabores" at Royce Hall Feb. 21-22.

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UCLA's Buswell Elected 1st Koreanist to Lead Asian Studies
In 2008, Robert Buswell will become president of the Association for Asian Studies, the largest group of its kind. It's a breakthrough for UCLA and Korean studies alike and may owe to the unusually wide expertise of this one-time Buddhist monk.

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Leehom's Roots Music
On Wang Leehom's latest record, Change Me, the American-born Chinese singer takes his listeners along on his musical road home. But just what "home" is he singing about?

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September 21, 2007: News from Abroad
Lust, Caution takes Venice, Michelle Yeoh honored by the French, and Shah Rukh Khan: not just a women's field hockey coach anymore. All this and more in the latest edition of News from Abroad.

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People Who Saved the Lives of Others during the Bosnian War
Tito's granddaughter, Svetlana Broz, records the testimonies of people protected by good samaritans in a terrible time.

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Preparing Europe in the Twenty-first Century: United by Terrorism, Divided by History
Michael Naumann, publisher of Die Zeit, discusses European reactions to the war on terrorism.

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US-German Relations: Spat or Separation?
"Frank talk among friends is the best kind of diplomacy," according to Ron Rogowski (UCLA PoliSci) in response to remarks on US German relations made by the German Ambassador to the United States Wolfgang Ischinger at a luncheon seminar at UCLA on November 26.

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Call for Submissions: (De)Constructing Urbanities: Opportunities and Challenges in African Cities
UFAHAMU, A Journal of African Studies

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The Bollywood* Issue
*APA on the term, the controversy, and why it still matters.

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PRRP Mini-grants
Suspended for 2010-2011

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A Stroll in Beirut
"Symbols of the intractable problems of the Middle East stood in striking contrast to the pleasures of life pursued by the resilient Lebanese as I took a walk downtown from the American University with a friend earlier this month," writes UCLA Fulbright coordinator Ann Kerr in the Palisadian-Post.

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Obituary: Eugen Weber, Historian and Former Dean of UCLA’s College of Letters and Science
A member of UCLA's faculty since 1956 and a prolific author, Weber wrote about French culture and politics in the 19th and 20th centuries, anti-Semitism and the origins of the Holocaust, fascism, intellectual history, and many other subjects.

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Crisis Persists in El Salvador
Fifteen years after El Salvador's civil war, says Blanca Flor Bonilla, a member of the Legislative Assembly, extreme poverty is promoting organized crime, mass emigration, and the disintegration of families.

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Asia in LA
Asia in LA is an annual event addressing themes that bridge the interests of academics and of broader communities in Los Angeles.

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Arms Wide Open
Tai Lihua, president and art director of China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe, discusses the documentary My Dream and the group's international travels.

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National Identity in Postmodern Japanese Dance
U of Tokyo's Tadashi Uchino discusses the birth of Butoh dance and the performance of "children's" bodies in postmodern Japanese dance.

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Why Invasion is the Wrong Answer to Turkey's Problems by Gen. Clark
Financial Times, Nov. 15, 2007

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Central Asia Initiative: Mobility and Governability
At a time when Central Asia is of growing consequence to the global economy and security, the Asia Institute has launched an initiative to foster greater understanding of the history and the significance of Central and Inner Asia within the campus and broader academic communities and among the general public.

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Found in Tribeca
Since moving from CCTV to filmmaking, Li Yu has developed a reputation at home and abroad for her provocative narrative features about modern China. Her latest, Lost in Beijing, has been gathering steam from Berlin to New York City, and is on its way to becoming Li's international breakthrough.

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Internship Program
The Burkle Center Internship Program offers UCLA undergraduate and graduate students direct exposure to international relations and related disciplines. From major events and conferences to research initiatives and student-oriented outreach programs, the Burkle Center offers a variety of venues for interested and engaged students to get involved.

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Sputnik Launch Turns 50, Russia Yawns
Andrew L. Jenks, an assistant professor of history at California State University, Long Beach, explains that the Sputnik moment was a moment for Americans, not Russians (who also had Yuri Gagarin). And the moment could repeat itself.

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2014-2015 Hiroshi Wagatsuma Memorial Fellowships
Graduate Fellowships and Faculty Grants.

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The Faces of Fashion: Fall 2007
APA takes a closer look at six collections from the top Asian designers at New York and London Fashion Week.

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The Origin of Language Families
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.

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'American Islam Crystallized After 9/11'
CUNY's Mehdi Bozorgmehr, a sociology PhD from UCLA who directs a research center on both the Middle East and Middle Eastern Americans, explains the importance of religious identity in post-9/11 advocacy for groups affected by backlash.

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2004 California NCTA Study Tour of China
Nineteen California teachers spend three weeks exploring China's rich cultural legacy and its complicated present.

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50 Years Later: a Look at Hungary’s Failed Revolt
Center for European and Eurasian Studies hosts visiting professor to share unconventional analysis of historic event.

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An African Love Affair
UCLA visual culture scholars Allen and Polly Roberts have spent two lifetimes studying and celebrating the profound mysteries, hidden cultures and timeless beauty of one of the most fascinating places on Earth.

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Best of 2006: Asian American Films
Films about Asian Americans, films made by Asian Americans (and Canadians). It's been an impressive year for them all. APA combined the opinions of some notable filmmakers and festival directors and dug into our own hearts to create our 2006 Top Ten List of Asian American Film.

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UC Pacific Rim Research Program (PRRP) 2014-2015
Minigrants grants for advanced graduate students

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Cuba Overheard
Elizabeth Dore's two-year project aims to let Cubans speak for themselves. She shared her findings at UCLA on Jan. 12.

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Headscarves and Discrimination in Europe
Author of 'The Islamic Challenge' says moderate European Muslims face challenges from all sides, should be consulted on security issues.

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Historian Ivan Berend Honored on His Service as Director
Eminent authority on European history steps down after twelve years as director of the Center for European and Eurasian Studies.

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Links
Links to sites of interest to persons thinking about study or travel abroad.

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Q&A: Nina Sylvanus
A UCLA Global Fellow discusses West African women's longstanding influence on a global market in textiles, and the emerging role of Chinese manufacturers. Sylvanus is organizing an April workshop at UCLA on China's role in Africa.

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Women Politicians from Mexico Advocate Change
Representatives of four Mexican political groupings discuss the limited participation of women in politics and seek to build on reforms.

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Amy Zegart: US Spy Agencies Have Long Way to Go
In this video op-ed, Amy Zegart of the UCLA School of Public Affairs calls for "top-down policy changes" and "bottom-up cultural transformation" in U.S. intelligence gathering and analysis. Zegart is the author of "Spying Blind: The CIA, the FBI, and the Origins of 9/11" (2007).

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A-cute Love Triangle
Right by Me toys with sophisticated explorations of young gay life in Thailand, but the story ultimately boils down to landing the cute boy. Is there more to life?

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Packaging Asianness
This year's Asian Excellence Awards have reason to celebrate: the increase of recognizable stars as guests (from Chow Yun-fat, Margaret Cho, Kal Penn to Quentin Tarantino, Antoine Fuqua and Kenny G) as well as a likely rise of viewership (for the first time, an hour-long edited version was broadcast on E! Entertainment Television). But as we're shining our pretty actresses at the cameras and feeding our successes to the mainstream in cute bite-sized morsels, what are we losing?

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Impressions of the Contemporary Chinese Art Scene
James F. Paradise travels to Shanghai and Beijing and finds signs of a Chinese artistic renaissance.

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'The Art of Women's Masquerades in Sierra Leone'
This Fowler Museum exhibition runs from Dec. 9 through April 27, 2008.

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Lasting Support for UCLA Buddhist Studies
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.

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Roots of Epidemic Still Go Unaddressed
Debrework Zewdie, the director of the Global HIV/AIDS Program at the World Bank, argues that efforts to fight the pandemic will come up short as long as "fundamental drivers" such as poverty, gender inequality, and the marginalization of high-risk groups are not dealt with. Listen to a Podcast of her speech.

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Rapping About War
MIT anthropologist Ian Condry discusses the history of Japanese hip hop and Japanese rappers' commentary on the Iraq war and 9/11.

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Letter from Gyumri: Faith into Action
Epifania Amoo-Adare, a former UCLA graduate student in Education and staffer at the UCLA Globalization Research Center-Africa, writes about her work in the South Caucasus.

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Anderson Students Go Global
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.

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Former Cape Verdean President Sees Africa Standing Up
Antonio Mascarenhas Monteiro, who served two five-year terms as Cape Verde's first president elected under a multiparty system, tells a UCLA audience that Africa is no lost cause, but a continent striving towards peace and democracy. He discusses Cape Verde's relations with China and other emerging powers.

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The Discreet Charm of Bobby Lee
APA took advantage of Kickin' it Old Skool publicity to interview Bobby Lee about his popular MadTV sketches, the power of YouTube, and how his "Asian eyes" affects his comedy. It goes without saying that we got more than we bargained for.

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Intellectual Property Rights Debate Heating Up
UCLA conference participants challenge conventional wisdom on intellectual property rights and innovation.

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Victory Deflated, Delayed, Debunked
Indecisive German elections spark questions at UCLA. What happened to Merkel's lead? Why can't anyone team with the Left? Did Germans bring the grand coalition on themselves?

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New Distance Learning Initiative for Foreign Languages at UCLA
New Distance Learning Technology links students at UC campuses who want to learn less commonly taught languages.

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UCLA Conference Looks at Expansion of European Union
European and American experts, the German ambassador, and former vice chancellor of Austria weigh implications of the May 1 accession of 10 new states.

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Digital Media Conference March 5 to Explore Intellectual Property Issues
Media experts to examine personal copying, international trade in digital media, and legal challenges of global publication for the United States and Europe.

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"Dysfunctional" State to "Blackmail" State: Paradoxes of the Post-Soviet Transition in Ukraine
A talk by Mykola Riabchuk.

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Sociologist Gail Kligman Named New Director for UCLA Center for European and Eurasian Studies
Award-winning scholar will take office in 2005 after her Russell Sage Foundation fellowship.

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Legal and political experts to discuss Terrorism and Civil Rights in Europe and the US on April 4th.
On Friday April 4th, the Center for European and Eurasian Studies and the UCLA School of Law invite the public to attend a symposium with legal and political specialists who will discuss responses to terrorism by the United States and European nations and the effect on civil rights.

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Prof. John Agnew wins awards
John Agnew, professor of geography, was given the 2006 Distinguished Scholarship Award by the Association of American Geographers at its annual meeting in Chicago last month.

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Joschka Fischer Argues Global Powers 'Condemned to Cooperation'
In talk at UCLA, former German foreign minister sees no future for 'balance-of-powers' geopolitics, defends European expansion within bounds, urges US not to give up on 'the West.' Fischer calls Iranian nuclear program biggest threat in troubled Middle East.

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Islam in Asia -- a workshop for teachers
UCLA's Asia Institute hosts day-long program for educators on Asia's Muslims, conservatively estimated to number more than 750 million people.

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Graduate Students Present Research on the European Union
Doctoral students from seven California universities offer papers on the EU's institutional framework, economy, international role, and citizenship policies.

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The Stigma of Shame
As the world's most populous country (to say nothing of its notorious bureaucracy), China has one of the most severe AIDS problems anywhere. Oscar-nominated director Ruby Yang recounts the arduous process of bringing a nation's shame to the mass consciousness with her documentary short The Blood of Yingzhou District.

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Rags to Riches
Guru is: the cinematic pre-wedding for Indian royalty, the first Bollywood film to premiere in North America, the latest by acclaimed director Mani Ratnam. But APA argues it's all that, but also a reflection of a new mass political consciousness.

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CAPE celebrates 15 years
Ritzy dresses and fancy suits danced across the red carpet, looking pretty for photographers, before proceeding to a lavishly adorned night honoring the accomplishments of Asian Pacific Americans in Entertainment.

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March 2, 2007: News from Abroad
China and Japan unite in theater, Filmfare awards announced, and Be With Me actress' new role. All this and more in the latest edition of News from Abroad.

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Challenges for the Next Administration
Streaming video and audio podcast from the closing plenary panel of the conference, Nuclear Weapons in a New Century: Facing the Emerging Challenges.

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A Primer on Current Asian American Music?
Asian American rockers find solidarity on Eugene Song's collection, Compilasian. APA breaks it down.

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First annual Subtitle Film Festival comes to Los Angeles
Spring is festival season here in Los Angeles, especially for fans of Asian and Asian American cinema. But rare is the new festival that combines innovative programming with a love for contemporary world cinema.

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Come study an African language with us!
Partial scholarships available for students interested in studying either Amharic, Swahili, Yoruba, Zulu, or Igbo.

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Viva la revolución!
Orgies, nudity, kitsch, and prostitutes -- what could possibly go wrong?

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Leading Buddhist Studies Program Eyes Tibetan Gap
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.

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US Intelligence Shortcomings Still Exist, Professor Amy Zegart.
UCLA Magazine, September 11, 2007

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Richard Baum: The Political Impact of China's Information Revolution
Scholar traces the explosion of new media-facilitated forums and examines how the government seeks, with limited success, to limit open discussion.

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Oak to Spearhead English-Language Studies of Korean Christianity
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.

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"The worst of times, can be the best of times"
Editor Brian Hu explores the significance of mainstream Taiwanese documentary today on the occasion of the UCLA East Asian Library's screenings of The Rhythm in Wulu Village and Taipei's Bohemians.

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Princely Affairs
All the rage in Korea this summer, The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince brings homosexuality into the spotlight in a tale of gender-bending mixups, but ultimately loses its intrigue when it reverts back to a traditional story of cutesy straight coupling.

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Geographer Entrikin Steps into Top Role at International Institute
In more than three decades at UCLA, Nicholas Entrikin has led his department, the review of faculty promotions across campus, and the Institute's Global Studies IDP. Now he's taking on two jobs in one: overseeing the growth of UCLA's global relationships and building bridges among multidisciplinary programs on campus. He and Ron Rogowski, the outgoing vice provost and dean, talk about where the Institute is heading.

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Schoolgirl as Femme Fatale
Stanford's Indra Levy discusses the development of the schoolgirl figure as a femme fatale in modern Japanese literature.

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K-12 Teacher Training Workshop: "China: From Imperial Palaces to Corporate Boardrooms"
A three-day summer seminar for teachers, July 9, 10 and 11, 2007.

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Europe's 'Different Adventure'
The keynote speaker at a UCLA conference on security issues in Europe and Eurasia revisits the meaning of European unity.

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At UCLA, Mongolia's First Lady Seeks Ties with 'Third Neighbor'
Tsolmon Onon Enkhbayar addresses UCLA scholars and members of L.A.'s Mongolian community.

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November 2, 2007: News from Abroad
Miike's Crows bodes well at the box office, Jin Young Park returns, and PlayStation 2 fuels the need for Bollywood karaoke. All this and more in the latest edition of News from Abroad.

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Hope, Economic Transformation in Iraqi Marshlands
Peter Reiss, director of a USAID program to restore the world's second-largest wetlands, explains how Saddam Hussein's drainage of the area has altered an ancient culture.

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November 16, 2007: News from Abroad
Om Shanti Om breaks the bank, West 32nd crosses the Pacific, and Jeon Do-yeon gives Korea another reason to crown her the best. All this and more in the latest edition of News from Abroad.

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AFI Fest 2007: Capsule Reviews
Talk around town is that this year's AFI Fest was the festival's best edition in years. Its Asian and Asian American selections were no exception.

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Discovering Kim Young-ha
Published over a decade after its 1996 Korean debut, the English-translation of Kim Young-ha's first novel I Have the Right to Destroy Myself sheds light on Kim's beginnings in the Korean literature scene.

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New Art World Order
The art world is fascinated with what's going in China, and so is documenter Robert Adanto. His project The Rising Tide attempts to set the scene while showcasing the biggest names in contemporary Chinese art.

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Gateway for Asia at UCLA
This web site is not the only new thing at the UCLA Asia Institute.

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Latin American Film Studies Get Push from UCLA Institute
The Latin American Institute is launching a Film and Media Project, collaborating on a DVD collection for research libraries, and extending its menu of screenings and activities for cinema buffs.

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Silent Seduction
Loo Zihan is the writer, co-director, and actor of Solos, a Singaporean film about a young teenager and his illicit relationship with his male teacher -- all told without a single line of dialogue.

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Fear and Loathing in Bombay
The writing and conceptualization of Vikram Chandra's latest novel Sacred Games took him into the criminal underworld of Bombay where he discovered a story of epic proportions.

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May 25, 2007: News from Abroad
Asians light up Cannes, Tony Jaa is back, and Eros joins forces with YouTube. All this and more in the latest edition of News from Abroad.

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All the Gorgeous People
Jia Zhang-ke's luminous new film Still Life transplants his familiar themes to one of China's most contested cultural, economic, and ecological symbols: the Three Gorges Dam.

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Princeton Philosopher Urges Rich to Give More to Poor
Peter Singer's message is uncomfortable: Most people follow a minimalist morality that makes them a lot more immoral than they consider themselves to be.

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From His Time to Ours
APA remembers the late film director Edward Yang, whose eight works masterfully narrated Taiwan's international coming-of-age.

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September 7, 2007: News from Abroad
Seoul gets dramatic, Blood Brothers gets the cold sholder, and Chang Cheh gets a 21st century facelift. All this and more in the latest edition of News from Abroad.

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Wes Anderson's India
The Darjeeling Limited has surprisingly little to say about India, which frankly is a relief. APA wonders what it says about Asian American criticism that we were worried to begin with.

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October 5, 2007: News Bites
Finishing the Game starts its run, Grace Chang mambos in Manhattan, and "Pacific Time" says goodbye. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.

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The Royal Treatment
India Splendor hosts a quiet evening with the biggest superstars of Indian cinema.

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August 24, 2007: News Bites
Ken Leung steals the show, Schumacher remakes Johnny To, and Marigold tests the chemistry between Ali Larter and Salman Khan. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.

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Latin American Scholars Meet over Kimchi
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.

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Bollywood Off the Wall
For those of us who don't already drink to Bollywood, the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles made the "Bollywood By Night" a 21+ event.

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Jaman till the jam is through
As movie distributors cautiously battle their way into the broadband game, APA shows how downloaders can play along legally, but still feel like they're getting away with something.

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Lebanon War Coverage Dissected at Conference
A discussion among two Los Angeles Times editors, one historian, and a UCLA audience exposes gaps in expectations about how violence gets reported.

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Peter Kovach: UCLA's Diplomat in Residence
Imaging Asia: Reflections on public diplomacy from Korea to Islamabad

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'Arab Style' Hits Bulgarian Province
Kristen Ghodsee of the Gender and Women's Studies Program at Bowdoin College has observed a Persian Gulf-influenced Muslim religious revival in a southern Bulgarian province. In one of two recent UCLA talks, she describes her project to work out how it happened.

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Brazilian Justice Speaks on Race, UCLA Book
Joaquim Barbosa Gomes, the first Afro-Brazilian Justice on Brazil's Supreme Court, and three panelists praised a UCLA sociologist for his award-winning book. The panel discussed racial inequality in Brazil.

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Palm Springs International Film Festival 2007: Capsule Reviews
APA takes a road trip to Palm Springs and finds that the world is a scary place, but at least the scenery is nice.

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January 30, 2007: News Bites
The Oscar nominees are in, Mira Nair teams with Johnny Depp, and Nankin documentary bought at Sundance. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.

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Best of 2006: Style Makers
APA looks back on some of the biggest Asian faces and fads to hit the fashion world this year.

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Human Rights Watch Student Internships
Internship opportunities available immediately at Los Angeles Human Rights Watch.

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Best of 2006: Male Performers
Male Entertainers. Usually trailing female entertainers for our the most popular story of the year. We wonder why. This year's male performances ranged from chillingly real to smoldering hot.

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Best of 2006: 15 Creative Talents
Our list of artists include filmmakers and actors, professionals and amateurs, household names and up-and-comers. They made videos, graphic novels, songs, and costumes. They won awards, turned heads, and reflected the sophistication and diversity of Asian and Asian American creative talent.

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Justice in the Grass
A documentary about the Rwandan genocide to be screened at UCLA on Wednesday looks at efforts to revive a traditional court system that brings victim and perpetrator face to face.

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"Conflicting Desires" and the Cusps and Legacies of Modernity
The Tiffany's of DVD, Criterion releases three early sixties Japanese Films -- When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (1960), Yojimbo (1961) and Sanjuro (1962)

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Research and Publications by 2003-2004 Global Fellows
Finishing their year at UCLA, 8 young scholars report a highly productive experience.

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Who is a Nazi victim? Constructing Victimhood through Post-War Reparations in France, Germany and Switzerland
a CEES public lecture by Regula Ludi, a Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellow at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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Journal of Latin American Lore
Volume 22, Number 1, Winter 2004

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The Soviet Famine of 1931-33: Politically Motivated or Ecological Disaster?
Stephen Wheatcroft, Professor of History, University of Melbourne, Australia, presented new information on the famine based on extensive archival data now available on the tragedy of the Soviet countryside, in a talk sponsored by the Center for European & Eurasian Studies on May 5, 2003.

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Long-haired Monks? -- Raoul Birnbaum presents the 16th Sammy Yukuan Lee Lecture on Chinese Art and Archaeology on Nov. 1
Prof. Birnbaum, holder of the Rebele Chair in History of Art and Visual Culture at UC Santa Cruz, will speak in the Lenart Auditorium of UCLA's Fowler Museum of Cultural History.

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The Siege of Budapest: the Nadir in Hungarian History.
Istvan Deak, Seth Low Professor Emeritus of History, Columbia University, in a talk sponsored by the Center for European & Eurasian Studies, presented a rich and detailed first-hand account of the siege of Budapest in November 1944-February 1945 and discussed the fate of the Jewish population of Hungary and the only major ghetto to survive World War II.

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Michael Cullinane
Visiting Professor; University of Wisconsin-Madison; Winter 2003

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Why Do Germany and the US View Iraq Differently?
On January 14, 2003, The Center for European and Eurasian Studies hosted a lecture by Harald Müller, Professor of International Relations at the Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt. Professor Müller offered a frank assessment of German Foreign Policy and the Iraqi Issue.

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European Trade Conference Covers Wide Range of Issues
Experts report on U.S.-Hungarian trade, Russia's power plays in oil, the Central European film industry, and EU trade policy.

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Associate Fellows Program 2007-08
The Global Fellows Program of the International Institute will select up to 5 advanced graduate students at UCLA to serve as Associate Fellows.

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Finding Democracy, and Other Village Tales: Wu Wenguang's China Village Self-Governance Film Project
Mao's Yan'an talks on art echo in the villages of China, as documentarian Wu Wenguang leads a team of videographers on a mission to teach ordinary people to make films about their own communities.

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A Dose of Humor and Reality: American Born Chinese
A finalist for The National Book Award, Gene Luen Yang's American Born Chinese merges what seems to be the life of a typical Chinese boy with elements of antiquity and perverse modern-day stereotyping, giving readers a triumphantly funny and creative story.

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Middle Eastern - European Intersections: Summer Workshop for Teachers, July 21 - August 2, 2007
This interdisciplinary seminar will underscore the historic and symbiotic relationship between the two regions since antiquity and how they have shaped each other's destinies in the spheres of politics, economics, and culture.

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Look to History to Understand Why Global Capitalism is Hated
Deepak Lal distils arguments from his recent book, "Reviving the Invisible Hand: The Case for Classical Liberalism in the Twenty-first Century." Lal is the James S. Coleman Professor of International Development Studies.

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Indonesian Language Study at UCLA
In seven years, UCLA's Indonesian language program has grown into a premier program in the United States.

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Clark: US Failure in Iraq Rooted in Lack of Legitimacy
No amount of military intervention in Iraq can work without equal emphasis on robust diplomacy and political initiatives in the strife-torn nation, Clark said in a Jan. 22 lecture on the eve of Bush's national address.

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Martyrdom Mythology in Iraq: How Jihadists Frame Suicide Terrorism in Videos and Biographies
by Mohammed M. Hafez, Department of Political Science, University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri, USA

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Here to Havana
Ben Caldwell, a filmmaker, CalArts faculty member, and founder of a community arts organization, wants to change attitudes about language and race. Caldwell's guest lecture was part of a course on African Ethnographic Film taught by Professor David Blundell.

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February 16, 2007: News Bites
Harold and Kumar at it again, MTV World on unstable ground, and Yellow Handkerchief as a Hollywood remake. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.

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March 2, 2007: News Bites
Quick Oscar recapped, Kiriyama Book Award nominees announced, and no more Paul Kim three nights a week on prime time. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.

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Anticipation of Flight: an interview with Stephane Gauger
Director Stephane Gauger picked up the Best Narrative Award at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival for his first feature, The Owl and the Sparrow. Still at the very beginning of its festival run, The Owl and the Sparrow has generated positive buzz for his story about an orphan girl in Saigon who befriends two adult strangers.

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March 30, 2007: News Bites
Huge opening for Journey from the Fall, Jet Li's gonna be in the Mummy 3, and Professor Kal Penn? All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.

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Nonproliferation and the Nuclear South
Nuclear powers India and Pakistan were once on the brink of war, but India is now finalizing a civil nuclear deal with the United States. Speakers at a conference on nuclear challenges discussed how the South Asian nations are breaking the nonproliferation mold.

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March 16, 2007: News from Abroad
Tsai Ming-liang banned and unbanned, Spiderman premieres in Japan, and Bachchan is Lear. All this and more on the latest edition of News from Abroad.

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Web Journalists Keep Discerning Eye on Asia
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.

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Professors Arch Getty and Teofilo Ruiz Awarded 2007 Guggenheim Fellowships
CEES congratulates Professors Getty and Ruiz for their awards!

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April 27, 2007: News from Abroad
Tony Leung plays musical chairs, Singapore sharpens its scissors, Wong Kar-wai and Hou Hsiao-hsien open Cannes...in English and French. All this and more on the latest edition of News from Abroad.

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Canine Courage
Cynthia Kadohata -- whose children's novel Kira-kira won her a Newbery Medal in 2005 -- writes from the point of view of a Vietnam war scout dog in her latest book: Cracker! The Best Dog in Vietnam.

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Obituary: Medha Yodh, 79, Professor and Expert on Classical Indian Dance
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.

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Under the Radar at the Shanghai International Film Festival
While Pusan, Tokyo, and Hong Kong remain the dominant festivals in Asia, the Shanghai International Film Festival has found a niche specific for China's peculiar cultural and economic circumstances within a global film marketplace.

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Miike’s Big Bang Theory: Making Human Contact
Time, space, linearity, and banal illusions of logic brilliantly fall to the backseat in Miike's stunning new film Big Bang Love, Juvenile A -- which instead focuses on minute, bewildering moments of connection that speak volumes.

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The Sweet Smell of Chinatown Journalism
Chinatown 90210 Theatre Company's production of Chinatown Correspondent fascinates with gritty murder mysteries, family tensions and issues of journalistic integrity -- yet authenticity is lost when happiness prevails.

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Why Terrorists Aren't Soldiers, Wesley K. Clark and Kal Raustiala
Burkle Center Senior Fellow Wesley K. Clark and Center Director Kal Raustiala argue in The New York Times that the current U.S. practice of declaring terrorists "enemy combatants" at once impairs counterterrorism efforts and endangers civil liberties at home.

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Patrick Tam's Exile: Before and After
Hong Kong's sleeping giant re-awakens after 17 years and finds himself the subject of much acclaim and attention, as well as a major retrospective.

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FULBRIGHT STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM (INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION)
Open To: BA graduates. Prospective/Current Graduate Students. Students Working on Master's Thesis. Students Working on Doctoral Dissertation.

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Filmi Philosophy
From 1962 Merchant Ivory to 2007 Mira Nair, desis have been making art in English for a long long time. But are we ready for Bollywood in English? Smitha Radhakrishnan reflects on desi films such as The Householder, Bride and Prejudice, The Namesake, and the recent Amu.

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Big Fish and Bigger Dreams
Anupama Chopra's latest book King of Bollywood: Shah Rukh Khan and the Seductive World of Indian Cinema encapsulates all that is endlessly fascinating about the man and the movies.

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Gen. Clark Speaks on Iraq, Book
The Daily Bruin, October 8, 2007

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South African Heritages and Their Owners
On a trip to Cape Town, Laura Foster, an attorney and UCLA doctoral student in women's studies, discovers that intellectual property rights are not marginal concerns for marginalized and historically oppressed communities. They're near the center of efforts to reclaim and reaffirm cultures.

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Careers in International Law and Diplomacy
Peter Kovach, UCLA Diplomat in Residence, and Anna Spain, Deputy Director of the Burkle Center.

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The Principal and His Players
Torment and obsession both create and become the art in the hands of director Ang Lee -- whose latest film Lust, Caution explores sexuality and occupation in wartime Shanghai.

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10 Questions with Saul Friedlander
UCLA History Professor Saul Friedlander, chronicler of the Holocaust, will receive the top award at the Frankfurt Book Fair this month.

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The Dragon in the Room
Variations on a theme: or, what the marketing of Dragon Wars: D-War tells us about the enduring question of the Asian American audience.

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September 21, 2007: News Bites
Never Forever but Beauty Remains, secret comic characters have identities, and Julia Roberts' new role brings her to the gardens. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.

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The Next War, Wesley K. Clark
Washington Post, Sunday, September 16, 2007

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The Art of the Tease
Through ingenuity and good humor, recent musical films Linda, Linda, Linda and The Heavenly Kings prove that patience has its virtues -- and disappointments.

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Name of the Game
Far*East Movement was a staple of MTV Chi (when it existed) and has since collaborated with Asian American figureheads Jin and Justin Lin and performed shows around the world (from Korea to Brazil) -- increasing community visibility and challenging the definition of hip-hop.

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The Mediator
UCLA Burkle Center Assistant Director Anna Spain brings government and UN experience to the job, along with lessons learned since high school about solving problems collaboratively.

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Kal Raustiala in the Los Angeles Times: A Bill of Rights Without Borders
A 50-year-old court decision on constitutional protections overseas comes into play in the war on terror, writes Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala in The Los Angeles Times.

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June 29, 2007: News Bites
A musical breaks through, an Echo returns, and a secret gets out. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.

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May 25, 2007: News Bites
Japanese American go to bat on DVD, David Henry Hwang takes center stage, and lots of new and old Asian faces coming to TV this Fall. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.

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Todo Sobre Torres: An Interview with Philippine Independent Filmmaker John Torres
John Torres made a splash at this year's VC Film Festival with his experimental feature Todo Todo Teros.

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Young Scholars Discuss Beauty, Ramen Noodles
"Images of a Nation: Approaches to the Aesthetics of Japan," a symposium, brings graduate students from across the nation to UCLA.

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Ghislaine Lydon
For Ghislaine Lydon, 2006 was the year of travel.

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Photographic Memories: An Interview with Ken Watanabe
Inspired by Hiroshi Ogiwara's novel about a man diagnosed with Alzheimer's, Academy Award-nominated actor Ken Watanabe ventures into his first executive-producing effort with the film Memories of Tomorrow (Ashita no kioku).

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Being David Henry Hwang
Writing yourself into your own play: brave, self-indulgent, clever, convenient, or unabashedly all of the above? David Henry Hwang blurs the line of reality and fiction in his latest show, Yellow Face.

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The Book that Brought Tolerance to the Enlightenment
UCLAGetty Research Institute digital project revives Europe's first taste of religious tolerance.

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Pushing the China Dream
China Disabled People's Performing Arts Troupe travels to Los Angeles to present their internationally-minded documentary My Dream, and the Chinese government conveniently benefits from some positive PR.

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Muslim Feminist Seeks to Educate Journalists
Zainah Anwar, executive director of Malaysian-based Sisters in Islam, pushes a message of diversity and progressivism within the framework of Islam.

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Women's Studies Branches Out
The UCLA Graduate Quarterly reports on international directions in women's studies. Three graduate students are profiled.

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Journalism and Asia: Career Reflections
Syndicated Asia columnist Tom Plate and former United Press International and Dow Jones reporter James F. Paradise discuss coverage of Asia in the media

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Argentine Justice Speaks on War Crimes
Argibay's lecture was the last of a three-part series of lectures on international criminal law hosted by the UCLA School of Law, the UCLA Latin American Institute and the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy.

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The Gifts of the Tibetans: Sparking New Directions in the Arts and Sciences
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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Muppet Figurehead to Speak on World Issues
The Daily Bruin, November 29, 2007

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Sayonara Saawariya
Despite all the talk around Sony and Saawariya, perhaps it was for good reason that Om Shanti Om destroyed it in the box office last weekend. At least Rani Mukherjee was there, gyrating and helping Siddarth Puri dance the bad thoughts away.

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The Potency of Persuasion by Gen. Clark
Fortune Magazine, November 8, 2007

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Indirect Testimony
Winner of AFI Fest 2007's Grand Jury Prize, Lee Isaac Chung's unforgettable Munyurangabo is a directorial debut for the ages.

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Lust, Caution Sound Bites
Quotes from director Ang Lee and stars Tang Wei and Wang Leehom about making and experiencing Lust, Caution.

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Lecture Focuses on Buddhism, Tibet
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.

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Avant-Garde Gamelan
In their latest performance Odalan Bali, the percussion ensemble Gamelan Cudamani fuses actual components of a Balinese temple festival with artistic interpretations.

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Former Thai Foreign Minister Back at UCLA, with Stories to Tell
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.

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November 30, 2007: News from Abroad
India and Pakistan score goals, Red Awn wins in Greece, and Jet Li is a rich man. All this and more in the latest edition of News from Abroad.

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November 30, 2007: News Bites
Song Hye-Gyo catches the indie spirit, Tony Leung and Tang Wei feel the indie love, and Midnight Eagle gets an indie release in L.A.'s newest indie theater. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.

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Yo-Yo Ma Mesmerizes UCLA
Tears, horsehairs were shed. Children, adults went home thrilled. Just another day's work for classical music's consummate professional.

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Gen. Wesley Clark on KPCC's Air Talk with Larry Mantle
KPCC Radio, November 21, 2007

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The Price of Political Opposition: Evidence from Venezuelas Maisanta
by Chang-Tai Hsieh, Edward Miguel, Daniel Ortega, and Francisco Rodrguez. Reading for Tuesday, 6 November.

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AFI Fest 2007 Preview
After years of treading along in the shadow of Hollywood, AFI Fest comes alive with its best lineup in years. Oh, and there are Asian films.

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Two Levels of Murakami
Tony Award winner Frank Galati brings two of Haruki Murakami's short stories to life in the production of "after the quake," a story-within-a-story starring Hanson Tse, Keong Sim, Jennifer Shin and Paul H. Juhn.

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6 Who've Cared About Darfur's Victims
Burkle Center Website, Oct. 30, 2007

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Culture and institutions: economic development in the regions of Europe?
by Guido Tabellini. Reading for Tuesday, 16 October.

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Anno's Next "Genesis"
Fans rejoice and cash registers ding as Neon Genesis Evangelion becomes the big-screen blockbuster Evangeliwon 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone 1.0.

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Journalism: Asia in the Media
Tom Plate, syndicated Asia columnist, and James F. Paradise, former United Press International and Dow Jones reporter.

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Making Sense of Osama
A daylong conference recently attempted to clear some of the fog surrounding the real Osama bin Laden, who, if he's still alive, turns 50 this month. Titled "Jihadi Islam," the Nov. 13 event was sponsored by the Center for Near Eastern Studies and held at the UCLA Faculty Center.

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UCLA's Keller on NPR
GRCA director speaks on African issues.

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On the Dilemmas of Artistic (Con)Fusion: Music
Smitha Radhakrishnan gives us a sampling of Indian music over the years -- classical, film, and diasporic -- in Part Two of her series on artistic fusion.

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December 14, 2007: News From Abroad
Lust, Caution and Home Song Stories take home precious metals, Khiladi becomes the gift that keeps on giving, and Hollywood gets nothing but coal from China this holiday season. All this and more in the latest edition of News from Abroad.

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2008-2009 Asia Institute Fellowships and Faculty Grants Awarded
Hiroshi Wagatsuma Memorial Fellowships and Asia Institute Graduate Fellowships

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2013-2014 East Asian FLAS Recipients
UCLA students receive funding for the study of East Asian language and area studies

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2007 Pacific Media Expo: An Intro
This year's Pacific Media Expo invited independent bands, hip hop dance troupes, film villains, and voice actors, all together to celebrate all things pop culture and Asian.

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The Laws of Eternity: The Manipulation of a Movie Screening
Writer Kanara Ty learns the hard way that sometimes free film screenings are not always free.

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Excellence with a Capital G
Yes, in 2006, Asian Americans demonstrated excellence in film and television. Yet the Asian Excellence Awards make achievement sound so cheesy. Luckily, Kenny G was there to save the day.

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Hyphenating Afghaniyat (Afghan-ness) in the Afghan Diaspora
A public lecture by Mir Hekmatullah Sadat, Claremont Graduate University.

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Allende's Shadow Fading, Says Venezuelan Ambassador
Bernardo Álvarez Herrera, who represents Venezuela and Hugo Chávez in Washington, says his country's break from the U.S.-endorsed model of economic policy in Latin America is giving the region hope that democracies can enact "revolutionary change." He faults the United States for upholding a "double standard" on terrorism and not minding its energy consumption.

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Joseph Wallach on the Beginnings of TV Globo
The American pioneer of a powerhouse Brazilian television network tells his story at UCLA.

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A World of Conflict
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.

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Fighting an Antaean Enemy: How Democratic States Unintentionally Sustain the Terrorist Movements They Oppose
by Tom Parker, Department of Political Science, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

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Controversial Philosopher to Dissect Issue of Poverty
Princeton bioethics professor to speak today on role of people in solving global problem

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June 29, 2007: News from Abroad
Qi gains energy, Rushdie takes ground beneath the queen's feet, and fans start to complain that there's no Rain. All this and more in the latest edition of News from Abroad.

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Slyomovics Named Director of Near East Center
Anthropologist Susan Slyomovics takes the helm of CNES a year after her arrival at UCLA. Her current research focuses on human rights in the context of Morocco and Algeria's reparations commissions and the French colonial infrastructure in North Africa.

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CNES Celebrates Golden Anniversary
The UCLA National Resource Center and Organized Research Unit boasts some 70 faculty members, 250 current graduate students, and over 500 PhDs in Middle East and Islamic Studies.

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Opportunities for Scholars, School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study
Opportunities for Ph.D. Scholars 2008-2009.

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Entry to the World
"Fowler in Focus: Doors in Global Perspective" Opens June 24 at the Fowler Museum at UCLA

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David Blundell
Anthropologist teaches UCLA courses related to Southeast Asia in 2006-07.

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307 Degrees Conferred by International Institute in 2006-07
View a slideshow of the 2007 International Institute Graduation Ceremony (Flash plug-in required). Speakers included retired Gen. Wesley K. Clark.

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Musical Metamorphosis
From the smoky Malaysian netherworlds emerge sensuous sounds of love. Like so few films today, Tsai Ming-liang's I Don't Want to Sleep Alone soars.

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Death by Drowning
Elephant and the Sea's long shots, empty stares, uncomfortable silence is so 1994. For fans of Asian art cinema, Woo Ming-jin's latest feature holds no surprises.

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Legends of Grand Romantic Gestures
A failed attempt at emulating Brad Pitt's smooth moves in order to impress a girl inspired actor Chris Dinh and director Ryan Kim to co-write a short film called Pulling a Legend -- showing us that there can be hope after humiliation.

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Koreatown Blues
Mike Kang takes his latest film, West 32nd, to the streets, and illuminates a culture that spans two continents.

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July 13, 2007: News from Abroad
Blood Brothers makes Venice, Awarapan crosses borders, and Thailand feels the heat. All this and more in the latest edition of News from Abroad.

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Window Wild Mirror Moving
As sweet as the most sentimental romance, as invigorating as the loftiest of the avant-garde, Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Syndromes and a Century is the movie gods' prescription of choice.

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Islamic Studies Students
250 graduate students specialize in Middle East Studies

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9/11 Didn't Change Much About Intelligence-Gathering, Prof. Amy Zegart
UCLA News, September 6, 2007

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Internship Opportunites: Journalism-Web Design-Multimedia
AsiaMedia and Asia Pacific Arts, publications of the UCLA Asia Institute, offer numerous unpaid internship opportunities for students and recent graduates in the Los Angeles area.

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Edo-era's Whorehouse of Mirth
It ain't a man's world in Mika Ninagawa's Sakuran, one of the best films of the first half of 2007, which recently hit the top of the Japanese DVD rental charts. English readers: rev up those region-free players.

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Summer Workshops 'Open Doors' for Schoolteachers
The International Institute reaches out to K-12 teachers year-round with training and fresh materials for the classroom and brings students to campus for lectures. This summer, more than 50 teachers attended a three-day workshop on China and two-week institutes on race, class, and gender in Latin America and on historical-cultural intersections between Europe and the Middle East.

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eNewsletter - Spring 2007
Newsletter of the UCLA African Studies Center.

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Buddhist Scholar Robert Thurman to Speak Nov. 5
The UCLA Center for Buddhist Studies sponsors lecture on Tibetan tradition.

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May 14: Nina Sylvanus, Global Fellow
Presentation from 12 - 1:30pm in 10383 Bunche Hall

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Choreography of Class
Smitha Radhakrishnan takes a look at the language, dance, and complicated power relations explored in the Golden Bear-winning film Vanaja.

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Confronting Terrorisms: Group Motivation and Successful State Policies
by Gregory D. Miller, Department of Political Science, University of Oklahoma Norman, OK, USA.

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Call for Papers, June 3-5, 2008
Hurst Seminar on Higher Education and Equality of Opportunity: Cross-National Perspectives

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Fowler to Showcase African Writing
"Inscribing Meaning: Writing and Graphic Systems in African Art" — on display at the Fowler Museum from Oct. 14 through Feb. 17, 2008 — features more than 100 important and visually compelling works of art.

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August 24, 2007: News from Abroad
The B's are back in town, Harry Potter speaks Chinese, and MPAA "cautions" parents about new Ang Lee picture. All this and more in the latest edition of News from Abroad.

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Spying Blind: The CIA, the FBI, and the Origins of 9/11
by Amy B. Zegart, associate professor of public policy at the University of California, Los Angeles

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Marking Territory
Through their first show The Thumping Claw One Act Series, the new production company ART 168 (A Rabbit and Tiger Productions) brings attention to two of their passions -- theater and charity.

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2007 Commencement Address: "Your Focus Is the World"
Gen. Wesley K. Clark, (ret.), former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO and Burkle Center Senior Fellow.

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Mysterious Objects in Rooms
In the summer of 2007, Taiwan’s National Palace Museum finds an/other world to showcase through their new exhibition, "Discovering the Other."

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Toxic Memories
Zero Chou's Spider Lilies explores the relationship between grief and memory -- but poor development and obscure delivery leads to cinematic poison.

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July 27, 2007: News from Abroad
Aishwarya Rai engages in swordplay, Utada breaks the digital music record, and Chiba retires from action. All this and more in the latest edition of News from Abroad.

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August 10, 2007: News from Abroad
Big box office hits in Korea, China rejects latest Chan-Tucker vehicle, and goodbye to the Godfather of Chinese Graffiti. All this and more in the latest edition of News from Abroad.

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Brimming with Java
One of the more flamboyant of the New Crowned Hope films commissioned for Mozart's anniversary, Opera Jawa holds carnal desire back.

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Majority World Finds Voice in Photos
Photographer from Bangladesh delivers lectures at UCLA about human rights, images, and new takes on citizen journalism.

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The Difficult Questions
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.

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The Difficult Questions
62 years after bombs fell on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, documentarian Steven Okazaki tells the stories of survivors in modern cities that are struggling to remember their horrific pasts.

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The Little Movie That Could: A Review of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo takes on Studio Ghibli -- and succeeds.

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VC Film Fest 2007 capsules - Asian American narrative features
APA's now seen all 11 of the VC Film Festival's 2007 nominees for best narrative feature. The Rebel and Baby may have took home jury prizes, while American Fusion ran off with the audience award, but we've got our own thoughts...

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Better Late Than Never
Gina Kim follows-up her acclaimed Invisible Light with Never Forever, another exploration of the provocative intersections between Korean and Korean American culture.

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Race, Class, Gender and National Policy in Latin America: Summer Teaching Training Workshop, August 4 - August 16, 2007
The objective of this intensive two week workshop is to examine how various national policies in Latin America have dealt with issues of race, class and gender.

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May 11, 2007: News From Abroad
Ping Guo wins in the Big Apple, Tran Anh Hung returns, while Johnnie To departs. All this and more on the latest edition of News from Abroad.

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May 11, 2007: News Bites
Bebot is immortalized, Gilmore Girls say goodbye, and Subway Cinema gives us one more reason to visit New York this summer. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.

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Bruce is Back: kickin' it at the Finishing the Game red carpet
The 2007 VC Film Festival opened with Justin Lin's Bruce Lee send-up Finishing the Game. APA was on the scene with the big questions.

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Seen as Obsolete by Some, NATO Sends Out Officers to Defend Current Role
Lieutenant Commander Tania Price from Britain's Royal Navy said her role now is to educate people about NATO's present importance.

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Is Proliferation Inevitable? And Do We Need a New Regime to Manage it?
Tom Schelling, Al Carnesale, George Miller, Etel Solingen, Shirley Jackson, and Moderated by Doyle McManus.

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April 27, 2007: News Bites
Legendary singer Don Ho passes away, Jin spits truth, and Sanjaya Malakar and James Sun are gone...for now. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.

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Ann Carlson: US Ruling May Let States Fight Global Warming
In this video op-ed, UCLA Professor of Law Ann Carlson, director of UCLA's Environmental Law Center, explains how the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Massachusetts v. EPA is likely to affect California's efforts to regulate some important causes of global climate change.

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Portrait of a Painter as a Patriot
Columbia Japanologist Donald Keene examines the life of painter Watanabe Kazan.

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Kirino Discusses Novel, Women's Rights
Wrapping up a U.S. book tour, Japanese writer Natsuo Kirino reads from her novel 'Grotesque' and considers women's plight in Japanese society.

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Mikado Remixed
Lodestone Theatre’s first musical production revamps 1885's controversial opera, The Mikado, and celebrates Asian American theatre with dose of politics and sweet harmony.

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Reader: European Americans Hit by WWII Backlash
letter to the editor

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After This, Our Reviews
The inaugural Subtitle Film Festival brought nine big-name Asian films to Los Angeles. APA's covered some of them already, but here are capsule reviews of the films we were finally able to catch, courtesy of the folks at Subtitle Media.

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Wanted: Overseas Korean Filmmakers
KOFIC(Korean Film Council) continues 2nd Filmmakers Development Lab in Association With the Academy for Creative Media at the University of Hawaii.

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Newsletter Winter 2007
Inaugural eNewsletter - Like the rest of the world, the JSCASC is moving more and more of its activities online to reach wider audiences more quickly and efficiently and to take advantage of ever-evolving electronic media.

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Graduate School of Education & Information Studies Funding Opportunity
Part of the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, the UC Accord announces a call for proposals in categories related to access to higher education, particularly for underrepresented students.

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Testing the Limits of Expression
Another season, another reason to bless Criterion for making DVD the most exciting medium for seeing classic Asian cinema. This time it's Ichikawa's The Burmese Harp and Fires on the Plain.

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The Roots and Global Dimension of Modern Terrorism
"Modern terror began in the 1880s. Small groups in many countries were able to terrify masses because the invention of dynamite gave them new powers, and the bomb has remained the principal weapon of terror ever since," writes David C. Rapoport.

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Author Kirino to Speak
Best-selling Japanese mystery writer Natsuo Kirino will discuss her work and read from her latest novel, 'Grotesque.'

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Attitudes and Feelings, Both Ridiculous and Sometimes Unintelligible (Episode 1)
We've heard that the MADtv Korean soap opera parodies are even funnier in Korean, because the subtitles don't match and Bobby Lee's Korean is terrible. Here's our attempt to translate some of the extra humor.

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April 13, 2007: News Bites
Exiled getting a remake, Jang Dong-gun's Hollywood debut, and Sanjaya sings in Spanish. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.

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The Discreet Charm of Bobby Lee (Part 2)
APA took advantage of Kickin' it Old Skool publicity to interview Bobby Lee about his popular MadTV sketches, the power of YouTube, and how his "Asian eyes" affects his comedy. It goes without saying that we got more than we bargained for.

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UCLA Faculty Craft 2 New Research Fields
Under proposals submitted by Professors Andrew Apter and Rogers Brubaker, each with a collaborator at another campus, the Social Science Research Council will steer dissertation writers towards "Black Atlantic Studies" and "Rethinking Europe."

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Is Democracy Possible in the Balkans? On the Debates in and on Bosnia, Kosovo/a, and Serbia
A public lecture by SUSAN WOODWARD, Professor of Political Science, City University of New York

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All-American Rejects
Film trailers are notorious for telling too much plot, giving the wrong impression of the film, or emphasizing marketable stars over important characters. But more serious dangers arise when selling Asian American cinema to American audiences. APA does a close reading of Fox Searchlight's trailers for The Namesake.

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An Iraqi Woman's Bleak Perspective
"I tried to imagine what I would feel like if I had to move to Sweden at the age of 72 with uncertain residence status and my family left behind in my own country which was torn apart by war," writes UCLA Fulbright coordinator Ann Kerr in the Palisadian-Post.

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Look, Taste, Smell: a conversation with Shigemi Matsumoto
Acclaimed soprano and distinguished teacher Shigemi Matsumoto relates her life story as a singer and artist.

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Tackling an Invisible Invader
A local center of excellence could not only diagnose and treat patients with Chagas disease, but also focus on other imported infections unfamiliar to most area physicians.

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'To Study It, I Had to Perform'
UNC-Chapel Hill anthropologist Christopher T. Nelson reflects on his research into and participation in the traditional Okinawan dance eisaa.

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SFIAAFF Capsule Reviews: Narrative competition
Between our week in San Francisco and last year's LA International Film Festival, APA's seen about half of SFIAAFF's feature films in the narrative competition. Our thoughts...

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SFIAAFF Capsule Reviews: Documentaries, international, and more
The narrative competition gets most of the attention at SFIAAFF, but some of the real standouts at the festival include documentaries, international features, short films, and spotlight presentations.

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Confronting the Past: Ham Tran on the Making of Journey from the Fall (Part 2)
A personal dream transforms into a collective voice summoning the ghosts of a community's past. Journey from the Fall director Ham Tran's astonishing debut feature, captures a suppressed history of Vietnamese people on two sides of the Pacific. Tran talks to APA about the journey before, during, and after the production of Asian America's most ambitious epic to date.

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IVB Hosts Vietnamese Ambassador, African Delegation
Other visitors to UCLA this February came from China, Russia, Japan, and the Kurdistan region of Iraq.

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US Experts Address Nuclear Proliferation, Terrorism
Nuclear terrorism threatens to wreck nuclear peace, which has lasted 61 years despite the presence of tens of thousands of nuclear missiles around the world, noted Nobel laureate Tom Schelling, one of the key speakers at the conference.

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Conference to Examine Future of Nuclear Weapons
Former Secretary of Defense William Perry is scheduled to give the keynote address this afternoon, with Wednesday featuring panels and breakout sessions on more specific subjects.

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Writing Israeli History: Betweeen Myth and Counter-Myth
A public lecture by Derek Penslar, University of Toronto, part of the series on Israel Studies.

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February 16, 2007: News from Abroad
Arundhati Roy writing again, John Woo splits his film in two, and the Chinese Music Awards went to the usual people. All this and more in the latest edition of News from Abroad.

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Latin American Immigrants and Mobile Communities in the United States
The 2007 Seminar for Teachers will examine the question of immigration to the Unites States from Mexico and Central America from various perspectives.

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Gangulis of New York
Mira Nair transforms Jhumpa Lahiri's novel The Namesake into an intimate visual experience as we follow the Ganguli family's complex and ever-evolving relationships over a span of thirty years.

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UC delegates aim to forge partnership with India
In an effort to establish a partnership based on education and research with Indian government officials, several University of California professors and administrators are traveling to India this weekend.

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Developments in the Measurement of Subjective Well-Being
By Daniel Kahneman and Alan B. Krueger. Reading for week of Jan. 16, 2007.

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Group Combats for Peace
The Thursday night discussion was part of a month-long tour sparked by the killing of the 10-year-old daughter of Bassam Aramin, one of the founders of Combatants for Peace.

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The First Emperor's New Clothes (part 2)
The usual suspects of Asian high culture -- Tan Dun, Zhang Yimou, Ha Jin, Emi Wada -- show up for something a little unusual: one of New York's most talked about operas in recent years.

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Legality, Legitimacy and the Iraq War
Gen. Wesley K. Clark, (ret.), former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO and Burkle Center Senior Fellow.

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A Fragmented Spectacle
Dogeaters tells the story of a politically divided Philippines, leaving little space to develop the stories of its individual people.

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He Brings International Issues to Public's Attention
In his new post at the Burkle Center, Raustiala said he will take advantage of UCLA's West Coast setting to "focus on areas where we can really move the debate forward," including Latin America and the Pacific Rim, while still "covering the waterfront of international relations."

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Yoruba, Zulu and Swahili Instructors -- Summer 2007
Pending sufficient course entrollments, the UCLA James S. Coleman African Studies Center seeks short-term instructors in Yoruba, Zulu and Swahili for the Language Intensives in LA program during Summer Session 2007 (25 June to 17 August).

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Best of 2006: Television
2006 saw a jump from 17 to 24 Asian faces cast in regular roles on prime time television shows. With shows like Heroes, Lost, and Grey's Anatomy, is diversity becoming more mainstream?

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Behind the Curtains of the Asian American Film Scene: The Class of 2006
For viewers of Asian American film, 2006 was a notable year. It was the year that many first-time feature filmmakers debuted their projects to critical acclaim not only in the Asian American community but also in the greater indie film scenes. However, while quality and quantity were there, acquiring distribution was another hurdle in itself.

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Surprised, Again, by Dutch Voters
A visiting historian and a UCLA political scientist analyze November's inconclusive election in the Netherlands.

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Outreach World Website Lauded by Federal Government
Developed and hosted by the UCLA International Institute, the online hub for K-12 area studies has been showcased in Washington, D.C., and garnered praise from the U.S. Department of Education and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Japanese Cinema 2006: Highs and Lows
The past and present, the beautiful and the profane, the ridiculous and the sentimental all converge in a year celebrated for cumulative box office growth, but undistinguished in its artistic output.

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January 30, 2007: News From Abroad
The Departed banned in China, Jackie Chan takes on reality TV, and Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan break hearts around the world. All this and more in the latest edition of News From Abroad.

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Clark: Iraq War Legal, Not Legitimate
Retired General Wesley K. Clark, a senior fellow at the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, explains to a packed Law School auditorium that the United States has "squandered its mantle of legitimacy in this conflict."

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Book Takes on Neoliberalism
"Pedagogy and Praxis in the Age of Empire" incorporates insights about the current effects of global capitalism culled from McLaren and Jaramillo's recent conversations with teachers, scholars and social activists in Colombia, Israel and the Palestinian territories, South Africa, and Venezuela.

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History and Memory
Justin Lin gets the credit for making Asian American cinema hip, but some recent DVD discoveries provide concrete proof of our cultural amnesia.

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Venezuelan Higher Ed Ministry Names Chair for UCLA Professor
Also in September, Toronto-based Chopbox Magazine created the Peter L. McLaren Foundation for Social Change.

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Behind the Curtains of the Asian American Film Scene: The Class of 2006 (part 4)
For viewers of Asian American film, 2006 was a notable year. It was the year that many first-time feature filmmakers debuted their projects to critical acclaim not only in the Asian American community but also in the greater indie film scenes. However, while quality and quantity were there, acquiring distribution was another hurdle in itself.

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Best of 2006: YouTube clips
Time Magazine named "You" person of the year. For the Asian and Asian American communities though, YouTube put the emphasis on "Us." APA looks at the video clips that defined the year in self-portraiture and self reflection.

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In Brief: Shopaholics
Cecilia Cheung shops till she drops...into the arms of two pathologically incapable millionaires. And that's just the beginning of Hong Kong's funniest film of 2006.

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Middle East - United States Intersections: Integrating the Middle East Into American Politics, Society, and Culture
2006 Summer Teacher Training Workshops

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Residential Summer Seminar on Asia: Something New for Southern California Educators
UCLA Asia Institute sponsors residental program with enrollment Limited to Teachers Living Outside Los Angeles.

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The Talking Cure
Conference participants market strategies for managing small nations' images around the world. They call it 'country branding.'

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CEES Director Wins Teaching Award
Gail Kligman honored with 2006 Eugene Weber Honors Collegium Teaching Award.

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Andrew Dawson's Award-Winning 'Absence and Presence' Makes Its Los Angeles Premiere at UCLA Live Oct. 11-15
English director, dancer and mime artist's intimate elegy to his father, whose body lay undiscovered for 10 days after he died in 1985, reflects on grief, regret and the unique emotions wrought by the death of a parent.

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Armenians at Home
UCLA historian Richard Hovannisian instructs local K-12 teachers on more than a century of Armenian migrations to Southern California and elsewhere. His archive of interviews with 800 survivors of the Armenian Genocide is now digitized, with transcriptions and translations in the works.

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Austrian Ambassador Discusses EU Expansion with Faculty
Lunch chat with Eva Nowotny, Austrian ambassador to the US, also covers EU constitution, immigration, and the country's recent parliamentary elections.

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Simpson Scholarships in Egyptology
Simpson Scholarships in Egyptology are available to students applying to study abroad at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. It is open to students of all nationalities with junior or senior standing at a college or university outside Egypt at the time of application.

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Howard and Norma Lee
"When it comes to supporting the Center for Chinese Studies, my family has really had two long-term goals in mind."

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British Expert Discusses Globalization Issues
Over 125 people heard Blair adviser Anthony Giddens address global communications, security, and the history of the globalization debate.

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On March 6th, Experts Gather to Discuss European, Eurasian, US Trade Relations
On March 6th, the Center for European & Eurasian Studies will host a conference on European, Eurasian, United States Trade Relations. Co-sponsored by the World Trade Center Association Los Angeles-Long Beach, the half day conference brings together scholars, policy analysts, and business representatives for a discussion of prospects and avenues for pursuing trade in this part of the world.

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EAP to Host NSEP Workshop on November 19
Workshop provides UCLA students the opportunity to meet with National Security Education Program (NSEP) representatives for both undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships for study abroad, as well as past recipients of the NSEP undergraduate scholarships.

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Hungarian Ambassador Discusses Transatlantic Relations and Iraq
The Honorable András Simonyi, Hungarian Ambassador to the United States, addressed UCLA faculty and students at a luncheon meeting at the UCLA Faculty Center hosted by the Center for European and Eurasian Studies on February 7, 2003.

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Honoring the Man
The Armenian National Academy of Sciences marked the 70th birthday and 50th anniversary of public and professional service of the world-renowned UCLA scholar, the talented and devoted Armenian, Richard G. Hovannisian.

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Johnnie To, A Man of Many Genres
After mastering almost every type of genre, famed Hong Kong director Johnnie To explores the crime scene with his cinematic venture, PTU.

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The Global Fellows Program
The UCLA International Institute brings to campus each year from around the world a class of outstanding scholars near the beginning of their careers.

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Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising
Co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for European and Eurasian Studies, the Polish Consulate General, the UCLA Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and the UCLA Polish Student Group

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Here’s Johnnie…Johnnie To that is
With the release of "PTU" (Police Tactical Unit), Hong Kong director/producer extraordinaire, Johnnie To, reputable for his daring and edgy movies, takes a moment to discuss the vision he sees for his films, the future of the Hong Kong film industry, and if Hollywood’s glitz ‘n’ glamour is enough to lure him away from his director’s chair in the Far East.

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Associate Fellows Program
As it did last year, the Global Fellows Program of the International Institute will select 6-8 advanced graduate students at UCLA to serve as Associate Fellows.

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Quick Reference Guide
Enjoy this quick reference guide which includes room numbers and phone extensions for Institute and Center faculty and staff.

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Business Leaders and Experts on Eurasia Discuss Trade Relations
On March 6th more than sixty business leaders, trade representatives, visiting Russian entrepreneurs, faculty and students attended this half day conference at the UCLA Faculty Center on developing trade relations between Europe, Eurasia and the United States, sponsored by the Center for European & Eurasian Studies.

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David Del Testa
Visiting Professor from California Lutheran University under the UCLA Southeast Asian Studies Interdepartmental Program

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David Del Testa
Visiting Professor; California Lutheran University; Spring 2003

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Central European Avant-Garde
UCLA Center for European & Russian Studies Teams up with LACMA

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CERS Welcomes Visiting Scholars
From the European Union to the Interlinguistic Study of the News

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Internationalizing Curricula with Language
Languages Across the Curriculum Enhance the European Studies Program at UCLA

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The Enlargement of the European Union -- What Will It Mean?
On May 17 international experts will gather at UCLA for a conference on the coming expansion of the EU, a move intended to increase European and global stability.

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Mary S. Zurbuchen
Acting Director for the Center for Southeast Asian Studies

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Benjamin G. Zimmer
Post-Doctoral Fellow in Southeast Asian Studies

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Yik Koon Teh
Visiting Scholar

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The Sammy Yukuan Lee Lectures on Chinese Art and Archaeology
For more than two decades, the series has featured presentations by leading scholars exploring major issues in China's rich artistic heritage.

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Turkey
The Republic of Turkey (Türkiye Cumhuriyeti) is a country located on two continents: Europe and Asia. The European part of Turkey is called Thrace, while the Asian part is called Anatolia or (Asia Minor). It has borders with Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Greece and Bulgaria.

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Workshop Schedule for Programs in Italy
Fall 2005 workshops for prospective Italy applicants.

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Greece: Lessons of Her Performance in the European Union
Professor Stergios Babanassis, from the Univesity of Aegean, discusses comparative studies of countries, Europe, Economic integration, International linkages to development, Role of the International organization, long term indicators.

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Applying to the Graduate Program
Information regarding application and financial assistance.

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Languages Across the Curriculum - Call for Proposals
GSR Funding for Spring Quarter 2009

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Krislert Samphantharak
UCLA International Institute Global Fellow, 2006-07

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Summer Teacher Training Workshops 2006
The African Studies Center, Latin American Center, and Center for Near Eastern Studies at the UCLA International Institute offer two exciting professional development opportunities for teachers in Summer 2006.

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Best of 2006: Female Performers
Female Entertainers. Always our most popular story of the year. This year's female performances ranged from quietly powerful to winningly sincere to unexpectedly controversial.

 15258

 

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368.

Behind the Curtains of the Asian American Film Scene: The Class of 2006 (part 2)
For viewers of Asian American film, 2006 was a notable year. It was the year that many first-time feature filmmakers debuted their projects to critical acclaim not only in the Asian American community but also in the greater indie film scenes. However, while quality and quantity were there, acquiring distribution was another hurdle in itself.

 5727

 

 2184

369.

Behind the Curtains of the Asian American Film Scene: The Class of 2006 (part 3)
For viewers of Asian American film, 2006 was a notable year. It was the year that many first-time feature filmmakers debuted their projects to critical acclaim not only in the Asian American community but also in the greater indie film scenes. However, while quality and quantity were there, acquiring distribution was another hurdle in itself.

 6102

 

 1931

370.

Robert Brenner on the Long Downturn
Robert Brenner, a UCLA professor of history and author of, most recently, "The Economics of Global Turbulence," shares his long- and short-run analyses of the post-WWII world economy.

 16058

 

 6353

371.

Does Inequality in Skills Explain Inequality in Earnings Across Advanced Countries?
by Dan Devroye and Richard Freeman. Reading for 23 January 2007.

 5589

 

 3183

372.

The First Emperor's New Clothes
The usual suspects of Asian high culture -- Tan Dun, Zhang Yimou, Ha Jin, Emi Wada -- show up for something a little unusual: one of New York's most talked about operas in recent years.

 9462

 

 1967

373.

Best of 2006: Asian Films
Why print one list when you've got six? APA's staffers take us on a tour through funky forests, dirty carnivals, golden flowers, and other worldly desires.

 16044

 

 2263

374.

Center Receives New Director
UCLA law professor appointed to promote international relations, examine local issues.

 10948

 

 10817

375.

The Smart Surge: Diplomacy
The underlying problems in Iraq are political, not military, writes Gen. Wesley Clark in The Washington Post. Clark is a senior fellow at the UCLA Burkle Center.

 6107

 

 8057

376.

January 12, 2007: News From Abroad
Hotei Yamamoto gets intimate with MTV, Afghanistan slaps Bollywood in the face, Japan tells Hollywood it doesn't need them anymore, and Indonesian filmmakers give back their things. All this and more in the latest edition of News From Abroad.

 6518

 

 2004

377.

January 12, 2007: News Bites
Forgotten classics head for the vaults, Asian American DVDs hit the shelves, while the Polysics and Jackie Cheung go America. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.

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 1343

378.

CEES Faculty
The Center for European and Eurasian Studies has affiliated faculty in fields ranging from history to business, law to literature. Affiliated faculty teach courses and do research related to various aspects of Europe and/or Eurasia.

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 722

379.

Overview: APA's 2006 Calendar
A year ago we were equally passionate about Memoirs of a Geisha and a potential Oscar for Ang Lee. Now we're talking about Yul Kwon and Masi Oka. APA highlights some of Asia and Asian America's steps and missteps along the way.

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380.

New Sounds from Old Friends
San Francisco indie band Deerhoof delivers another eclectic art-pop collection of songs with their new album Friend Opportunity.

 6607

 

 2120

381.

Go Global! Study Abroad Fair
Want to study abroad? Go Global!

 3146

 

 1651

382.

IVB Hosted 6 Foreign Delegations in January
Lord David Sainsbury led a seven-member group from the UK charged with reviewing the impact of national and regional governmental interventions in science and innovation.

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 4561

383.

Experts Discuss Power a President Should Have
Lawyers and professors from around the country came together at UCLA on Feb. 9 to give their legal and historical perspectives on the topic of executive power.

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 10495

384.

Miho Hatori: (a)live and kicking
Hot off her acclaimed solo debut Ecdysis, former Cibo Matto and Gorillaz star Miho Hatori makes a splash onstage in L.A.

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 2128

385.

Into Modernity
Historians Harry Harootunian, Carol Gluck and Fred Notehelfer offer views on modernity and its development in Japan.

 17872

 

 4838

386.

Professor to Examine Military's Role in Israeli Politics
As part of an ongoing lecture series on Israeli studies, Yoram Peri, a professor of political sociology and communication at Tel Aviv University, is scheduled to speak today at 4:00.

 14410

 

 4867

387.

Battered and Beautiful: Invisible Waves
Pen-ek Ratanaruang and crew get lost at sea, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

 6471

 

 2070

388.

Deadline Extension - Sweden Summer Joint UC-Lund program
The deadline has been extended for this program. Please see the counselor as soon as possible if you are interested in this program.

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 1885

389.

Latin American Studies Minor Worksheet

 1221

 

 1040

390.

From the Director
ASC Director Allen F. Roberts introduces ASC's new eNEWSLETTER and gives a roundup of 2006.

 11281

 

 6455

391.

Political Institutions, Partisanship, and Inequality in the Long Run
by Kenneth Scheve and David Stasavage. Reading for Tuesday, 6 February.

 5511

 

 3132

392.

"Where did the Productivity Growth Go? Inflation Dynamics and the Distribution of Income"
By Ian Dew-Becker and Robert Gordon. Reading for 30 January 2007. Please note that given the papers length (86 pages), this week's session will only focus on the inequality sections of the paper (pp 1-14 and pp 31-62 in the original).

 5521

 

 3108

393.

Speaker to Discuss Rights, Writers
Visiting humanities professor to lecture on African activism, literature, and liberties

 15136

 

 6708

394.

Income and Wealth Concentration in Switzerland over the 20th Century
by Fabian Dell, Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez. Reading for Tuesday, 13 February.

 5730

 

 3280

395.

January 18 Seminar: Rob Boyd
Presentation from 12 - 1:30 pm in room 10383 Bunche Hall

 3567

 

 1370

396.

February 1 Seminar: Jared Diamond
Presentation from 12 - 1:30 pm in room 10383 Bunche Hall

 3613

 

 1340

397.

February 15 Seminar: Helen Milner
Presenation from 12 - 1:30 pm in room 10383 Bunche Hall

 3483

 

 1590

398.

March 1 Seminar: Smitha Radhakrishnan
Presentation from 12 - 1:30 pm

 3897

 

 1743

399.

March 15 Seminar: Nina Sylvanus
Presentation from 12 - 1:30 pm in room 10383 Bunche Hall

 3640

 

 1620

400.

Gogol versus the Idiots
Since being named by the New York Times as one of the best actors of 2004, Kal Penn has moved on to become a box office draw and a community hero. APA got in on the junket action and stole a quick interview with the man himself.

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401.

'Tears' from heaven
Dubbed by the distributor as the "Holy Grail for a lot of film fans," Wisit Sasanatieng's Tears of the Black Tiger finally emerges uncut from the Miramax cages, seven years after its heralded 2000 debut.

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 1879

402.

LAC Hosts High-Level Forum for Taxers and Spenders
Budgeting at federal and various "local" levels is a high-stakes game, particularly in Latin America and the rest of the developing world. Last month, the UCLA Latin American Center and the Institute convened players for a first major conference on fiscal federalism.

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 7599

403.

Do Poor Children Become Poor Adults? Lessons from a Cross Country Comparison of Generational Earnings Mobility
by Miles Corak. Reading for Tuesday, 20 February.

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 3203

404.

A Spy Called Sorge
Terasaki Chair in U.S.-Japan Relations Thomas Rimer speaks about the re-telling of the Sorge affair in Japanese film and theater.

 21472

 

 4968

405.

Taxation and Representation: The consequences of democratization and voter turnout for tax levels and structures from 1970-99
Reading for Tuesday, 27 February, by Jeff Timmons.

 5548

 

 3156

406.

Buswell's AAS Election in the News
Professor Robert Buswell's election to the presidency of the Association for Asian Studies attracts attention from Korean-language media.

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 5601

407.

Generals in the Cabinet Room: An Introduction to the Political Crisis in Israel
A public lecture by Yoram Peri, Tel Aviv University, part of the series on Israel Studies.

 13368

 

 7546

408.

Demarcating the Boundaries: Geopolitical Dimensions of the Israel-Palestine Peace Process
A public lecture by David Newman, Ben Gurion University, part of the series on Israel Studies.

 14144

 

 8317

409.

Experts Explore Nuclear Issues
The spread of nuclear weapons is a pressing issue the United States must recognize and address, experts said during a two-day conference on campus this week.

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410.

The Fox News Effect: Media Bias and Voting
by Stefano Della Vigna and Ethan Kaplan. Reading for 13 March 2007.

 5617

 

 3252

411.

The Ghosts of Kabuki
Samuel Leiter of Brooklyn College attempts to spook the audience at a UCLA event on kabuki theater.

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 5413

412.

Manager Checklist for Exiting Employee/Visitor

 7772

 

 1008

413.

Readings for 6 March 2007
Please note there are two readings for this week.

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414.

A Fusion of Culture and Circumstance
Director Mira Nair's latest film The Namesake is her most personal film to date, linking Calcutta and New York in a story about love, loss and family.

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 2372

415.

Succumbing to gravity: SFIAAFF 2007
Now in its 25th year, the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival continues to be the biggest, baddest festival of its kind.

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 2033

416.

Lang Way Home
Lang Lang does the tango in Los Angeles, sashaying between east and west, ably striking just the right balance between acclaimed classical pianist and pleasure-seeking hip cat.

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 1480

417.

Confronting the Past: Ham Tran on the Making of Journey From the Fall
A personal dream transforms into a collective voice summoning the ghosts of a community's past. Journey from the Fall director Ham Tran's astonishing debut feature, captures a suppressed history of Vietnamese people on two sides of the Pacific. Tran talks to APA about the journey before, during, and after the production of Asian America's most ambitious epic to date.

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418.

Kal Ruastiala in The New Republic Online: George W. Bush, Multilateralist.
"Obsessed with maintaining a maximally free hand, the Bush administration often finds international commitments--and even international restraints--paradoxically attractive when dealing with federal judges," writes Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala in The New Republic Online.

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419.

Look, Taste, Smell: a conversation with Shigemi Matsumoto (Part 2)
Acclaimed soprano and distinguished teacher Shigemi Matsumoto relates her life story as a singer and artist.

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 1343

420.

Look, Taste, Smell: a conversation with Shigemi Matsumoto (Part 3)
Acclaimed soprano and distinguished teacher Shigemi Matsumoto relates her life story as a singer and artist.

 4311

 

 1397

421.

Has Globalization Deepened Income Inequality in Mexico?
By Fernando Borraz and Jose Ernesto Lopez-Cordova. Reading for Tuesday, 3 April.

 5511

 

 3287

422.

News Accuracy in Israel-Lebanon Conflict Questioned
Because so many sources recording the war differed on reported facts, the war left international media and historians arguing over who started it and who the true victors of the war were, several speakers said. The UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies was a co-sponsor of this event, organized by the Comparative Literature Graduate Student Group.

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423.

Pickled Kabuki
U of Hawaii's James Brandon remembers kabuki plays from Japan's Fifteen-Year War.

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 4332

424.

Was Weber Wrong? A Human Capital Theory of Protestant Economic History
By Sascha O. Becker and Ludger Wößmann. Reading for Tuesday, 10 April 2007.

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 3190

425.

March 30, 2007: News From Abroad
The Host invades The Asian Film Awards, Amir Muhammad banned again, and Yunjin Kim in new Korean film, Seven Days. All this and more on the latest edition of News from Abroad.

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426.

The Streets of Orange County
APA reflects on Journey from the Fall -- this time from the perspective of its premiere in Orange County, where the Vietnamese American community helped give the film the weekend's biggest per-screen average at the North American box office.

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427.

Worldly Desires: an interview with Arvin Chen
APA talks to Arvin Chen about his Silver Bear-award winning short film Mei.

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 1953

428.

Is Proliferation Inevitable? And Do We Need a New Regime to Manage it?
Streaming video and audio podcast from the opening plenary panel of the conference, Nuclear Weapons in a New Century: Facing the Emerging Challenges.

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429.

March 16, 2007: News Bites
Another Tony Leung film eyed by Leo, Sanjaya is saved, and UTV co-producing Shyamalan's next film. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.

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430.

The Role of School Improvement in Economic Development
by Eric A. Hanushek and Ludger Woessmann. Reading for Tuesday, 20 March.

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 3076

431.

Newsletter Fall 2005
The African Studies Center newsletter is published each fall and spring by the James S. Coleman African Studies Center.

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432.

Distributional Effects of Globalization in Developing Countries
by Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg and Nina Pavcnik. Reading for 27 March.

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 3198

433.

Associate Fellows Program
Intro about the Associate Fellows Programs

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 696

434.

Global Scholars Program
Intro to the Global Scholars Program

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435.

Rebirth by Burning
If movie reviews are supposed to inform the reader about whether to watch a certain film, then this review is absolutely useless. That's because when APA saw Cheng Yu-chieh's Do Over in San Francisco, the movie burned up about two-third through. Maybe.

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436.

Associate Fellows Program
Each year, the Global Fellows Program selects dissertation-writing UCLA Ph.D. candidates to participate in the activities of the Global Fellows Program.

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 1501

437.

U.S. Entry Process Frustrates Students, Scholars
A survey conducted by research director Shideh Hanassab of the Dashew Center for International Students and Scholars found widespread frustration with U.S. visa and immigration processes.

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438.

Quicker than Your Average American Distributor
Fansubbers take the lead in the promotion of Asia Pacific film and television programs around the world, under interesting circumstances.

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439.

Bureaucracy and the Arts of Rulership in Historical Asia and the Modern World
Commentaries on Alexander Woodside’s "Lost Modernities: China, Vietnam, Korea, and the Hazards of World History," in Conversation with the Author.

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 1856

440.

Attitudes and Feelings, Both Ridiculous and Sometimes Unintelligible (Episode 2)
We've heard that the MADtv Korean soap opera parodies are even funnier in Korean, because the subtitles don't match and Bobby Lee's Korean is terrible. Here's our attempt to translate some of the extra humor.

 9323

 

 1982

441.

Attitudes and Feelings, Both Ridiculous and Sometimes Unintelligible (Episode 3)
We've heard that the MADtv Korean soap opera parodies are even funnier in Korean, because the subtitles don't match and Bobby Lee's Korean is terrible. Here's our attempt to translate some of the extra humor.

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 2124

442.

Attitudes and Feelings, Both Ridiculous and Sometimes Unintelligible (Episode 4)
We've heard that the MADtv Korean soap opera parodies are even funnier in Korean, because the subtitles don't match and Bobby Lee's Korean is terrible. Here's our attempt to translate some of the extra humor.

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 2145

443.

April 13, 2007: News From Abroad
YouTube banned in Thailand, first gay series in China, and the dragon returns. All this and more on the latest edition of News from Abroad.

 6218

 

 1960

444.

Journey to the West
Everyday audiences around the world know little about silent Chinese cinema, and even less about traditions unrelated to the socialist project. A new DVD of Romance of the Western Chamber seeks to change that.

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445.

Complex Issues Explored on Film
Documentary unearths different perspectives, definitions of terrorism and counterterrorism

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446.

History is Made by Knights
Inspired Entertainment's Fusian series is the rare DVD label to do justice to old school Taiwanese action, once one of Asia's biggest cinematic forces, but now nearly forgotten in the face of Hollywood and Hong Kong.

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 1774

447.

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448.

Raising Hairs: Yundi Li at the LA Philharmonic
Armed with technical brilliance and cosmopolitan charm, Yundi Li classes up the LA Philharmonic.

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449.

The Race between Education and Technology: The Evolution of U.S. Educational Wage Differentials, 1890 to 2005
by Claudia Goldin and Lawrence F. Katz. Reading for Tuesday, 17 April.

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 3063

450.

Growing EU Brings International Leaders and Issues to UCLA
Panelists from Central European countries discuss impact of integration, stability of democracies.

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451.

Skills in the City
by Marigee Bacolod, Bernardo S. Blum, and William C. Strange. Reading for Tuesday, 24 April.

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452.

Beyond 'The Crocodile'
UCLA literary translator Michael Heim and distinguished panelists revisit the life and the diary of Kornei Chukovsky, the Russian man of letters best remembered as a children's author. UCLA's Vyacheslav Ivanov recalls details of his lifelong friendship with Chukovsky.

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 4431

453.

April 5 Seminar: Brian Edwards
Presentation from 12 - 1:30 pm in room 10383 Bunche Hall

 3417

 

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454.

April 12: Geoffrey Garrett
Presentation from 12 - 1:30 pm in room 10383 Bunche Hall

 3451

 

 1653

455.

April 26: Naomi Lamoreaux
Presentation from 12 - 1:30 pm in room 10383 Bunche Hall

 3403

 

 1631

456.

May 3: Associate Fellows
Presentation from 6 - 8:00 pm in room 10383 Bunche Hall

 3191

 

 1022

457.

May 10: Jeffrey Timmons
Presentation from 12 - 1:30 pm in room 10383 Bunche Hall

 1228

 

 1087

458.

May 24: Kirslert Samphantharak
Presentation from 12 - 1:30 pm in room 10383 Bunche Hall

 3225

 

 1047

459.

May 31: Paul Silverstein
Presentation from 12 - 1:30 pm in room 10383 Bunche Hall

 3279

 

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460.

June 7: Eric Hayot
Presentation from 12 - 1:30 pm in room 10383 Bunche Hall

 3414

 

 1246

461.

Economic and Political Inequality in Development: The Case of Cundinamarca, Colombia
by Daron Acemoglu, Maria Angelica Bautista, Pablo Querubin, and James A. Robinson. Reading for Tuesday, 15 May.

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462.

Airing Dirty Laundry in Public... Toilets
Winner of the Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, Q2P explores the social complications that are revealed through the lack of women's toilets in Mumbai. As part of a double feature, the screening also included Dirty Laundry, an exploration of issues facing Indians in South Africa.

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463.

Aid, Protestant Missionaries, and Growth
by William Roberts Clark, John A. Doces, and Robert D. Woodberry. Reading for Tuesday, 1 May.

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 3037

464.

Online Conflict Reporting Hits the Big Screen
Pioneering solo journalist Kevin Sites screens his film about the civilian cost of war.

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465.

Associate Fellows 2006-2007
Associate Fellows are completing their doctoral dissertations.

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 1258

466.

Global Scholars 2006-2008
For incoming doctoral students of exceptional promise who propose to work on issues of interest to the International Institute

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 1548

467.

2007 Challenges for the Next Administration
Doyle McManus, Joseph Cirincione, Ashton Carter, Harvard, Phillip Bobbitt, Susan Shirk, and moderated by Gen. Wesley Clark (ret.).

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468.

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books: In Brief
APA attended some panels of the 2007 Los Angeles Festival of Books and came across new works from several intriguing novelists.

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469.

Impacts of Trade on Wage Inequality in Los Angeles: Analysis Using Matched Employer-Employee Data
by David Rigby and Sebastien Breau. Reading for Tuesday, 8 May.

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470.

VC Film Fest 2007 capsules - documentaries
Blood of Yingzhou District and Cats of Mirikitani won jury prizes at VC, while New Year Baby scored the audience award. We couldn't agree more.

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VC Film Fest 2007 capsules - Asian narrative features
From the epic to the experimental, VC's Asian film selection continues to be the most exciting Asian programming in Southern California.

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472.

July 27, 2007: News Bites
The Weinsteins are feelin' Rebel-lious, Kal Penn plays House, and Oka & Oh are Emmy-nominated. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.

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473.

Visuals and Rituals
Tuli, Auraeus Solito's much anticipated follow-up to The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros, overwhelms our senses, our notions of tradition, and our tolerance for melodrama.

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474.

Cultivating Original Enlightenment: Wonhyo's Exposition of the Vajrasamadhi-Sutra (Kumgang Sammaegyong Non)
Translated with an Introduction by Robert E. Buswell, Jr.

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475.

Institutional Determinants of Unemployment in OECD Countries: Does the Deregulatory View Hold Water?
by Lucio Baccaro and Diego Rei. Reading for Tuesday, 7 August.

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 3049

476.

Shanghai International Film Festival 2007: capsule reviews
The Shanghai International Film Festival is a nexus for the development of a specific Shanghai-based filmmaking community. To that end, here is a sample of three Shanghai-based films from the festival created with Chinese, Sino-US, and Sino-Japanese capital.

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477.

No Room for Subtlety
The play N*gger Wetb*ack Ch*nk has come a long way since originating at UCLA over four years ago. Currently wrapping up a two month run at the Ivar Theatre in Hollywood, N*W*C entertains but doesn't seem to drive a clear point home.

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478.

Superstar Cities
by Joseph Gyourko, Christopher Mayer, and Todd Sinai. Reading for Tuesday, 31 July.

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479.

American Orientalism
New course in Fall 2007 taught by Keddie-Balzan Fellow Houri Berberian

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480.

Empty Calories
Nina's Heavenly Delights dazzles with its sensual portrayal of food -- but without any romantic substance to carry the film, the hunger pains eventually take its toll and leave our writer quite cranky.

 5068

 

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481.

August 10, 2007: News Bites
Rob Schneider confuses people, Ang Lee's Lust, Caution coming soon, and free food for millionaires! All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.

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482.

In Memoriam: Greg Cherry
Amy Futa remembers friend and colleague Gregory A. Cherry.

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483.

Middle Eastern Women
Course in Fall 2007 taught by Keddie-Balzan Fellow Houri Berberian

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484.

Welcome Message
from Kal Raustiala, Director, The Burkle Center for International Relations

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In Spite of Partition: Jews, Arabs, and the Limits of Separatist Imagination
New book by Gil Hochberg

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486.

Intersections of Identity
In her new documentary Motherland, director Dai Sil Kim-Gibson tries her hand at examining the dynamics of identity -- through a Korean Cuban perspective.

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487.

Achieving the Singaporean Dream
One family’s tragicomic tale of chasing after the status quo is shown in a uniquely Singaporean way.

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 1111

488.

Marking Territory: Three in One
Three playwrights, three voices, and three stories come together in ART 168's debut production, The Thumping Claw One Act Series.

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489.

The Politics of Investment: Partisanship and the Sectoral Allocation of Foreign Direct Investment
by Pablo M. Pinto and Santiago M. Pinto. Reading for Tuesday, 14 August.

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 3011

490.

Historiography of the Middle East
New lecture series organized by Professor James Gelvin, UCLA

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491.

Study Swahili or Yoruba at UCLA -- 2007-08
UCLA is offering instruction in Swahili and Yoruba during the 2007-08 academic year.

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 3831

492.

Beyond Gaussian Averages: Redirecting Organization Science Toward Extreme Events and Power Laws
by Pierpaolo Andriani and Bill McKelvey. Reading for Tuesday, 28 August.

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 3024

493.

US Spy Agencies Have Long Way to Go
Amy Zegart, UCLA Professor of Political Science.

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 12145

494.

The Royal Treatment (Part II)
India Splendor hosts a quiet evening with the biggest superstars of Indian cinema.

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495.

The Revolution Returns
M.I.A.'s highly-anticipated sophomore album, Kala, switches out pop for adventurous blends of cross-culturalism, gunshots, and political discontent.

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496.

Curse of the Bloody Genres
On paper, Alexi Tan's Blood Brothers may be the biggest Chinese film of summer 2007. But in practice, its overall effect is decidedly smaller than the sum of its parts.

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497.

Legion of Dishonor
The Excalibur story gets an unnecessary and uncalled for dose of dullness -- with the usual ogling at exotic Asian beauties.

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498.

Metro Malady
Anurag Basu's Life... in a Metro, transcends the glitz and the glamour of the city of dreams and explores the darker side of Mumbai, spinning a tale of passion, sex, desire, separation, death and an itch.

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Economic Interests and the Origins of Electoral Systems
by Thomas R. Cusack, Torben Iversen, and David Soskice. Reading for Tuesday, 21 August.

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 3074

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Japanese Majors
Information for Japanese majors interested in EAP.

 2009

 

 999

501.

Korean Majors
Information for Korean majors interested in EAP

 1967

 

 1001

502.

Comparative Literature Major/Minor
Information fo Comparative Literature students interested in EAP.

 2000

 

 1001

503.

Environmental Science Majors
Information for Environmental Science students interested in EAP.

 2078

 

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504.

Geology Majors/Minors
Information for Geology students interested in EAP.

 1971

 

 1013

505.

Biology Majors
Information for Biology students interested in EAP.

 2333

 

 999

506.

Marine Biology Majors
Information for Marine Biology students interested in EAP.

 2430

 

 1007

507.

Geography Majors/Minors
Information for Geography students interested in EAP.

 2060

 

 1007

508.

Mathematics Majors/Minors
Information for mathematics students interested in EAP.

 1951

 

 1001

509.

Philosophy Majors/Minors
Information for Philosophy students interested in EAP.

 1974

 

 1000

510.

Law and Finance: Why Does Legal Origin Matter?
Reading for Tuesday, 4 September. By Thorsten Beck, Ash Demirgiic-Kunt, and Ross Levine.

 5329

 

 3012

511.

Accounting Minors
Information for accounting students interested in EAP.

 2667

 

 1005

512.

Physics Majors
Information for Physics students interested in EAP.

 1920

 

 1005

513.

Women's Studies Majors/Minors
Information for Women's Studies students interested in EAP.

 2194

 

 1013

514.

When East Meets Rock and Jazz
On Ensemble's innovative, post-modern approach towards taiko blends an array of eclectic and contemporary techniques to create a union that is both rich in history and fresh in approach.

 3985

 

 1279

515.

October 5, 2007: News from Abroad
Lim Jeong Hee meets Big Boi in New York, Jeon Ji-hyun returns to Korea cinema, and Jay Chou makes big plans. All this and more in the latest edition of News from Abroad.

 6245

 

 1985

516.

Refocus on Political Solution for Iraq
Phillip Carter, Iraq war veteran and UCLA School of Law alum.

 11500

 

 12163

517.

The Missing Link
In the first English-language book on celebrated director Ang Lee, Whitney Crothers Dilley provides a crash course on the filmmaker who rose to fame by transcending boundaries.

 6052

 

 1676

518.

Eclectic Exhibition from Audrey's Selection
Asia Pacific Arts takes a look at individual collections of the Asian American designers showcased at Audrey's second annual fashion show.

 7182

 

 1290

519.

Associate Fellows, 2007-2008
Associate Fellows are completing their doctoral dissertations.

 3924

 

 1334

520.

Global Scholars, 2007-2009
For incoming doctoral students of exceptional promise who propose to work on issues of interest to the International Institute.

 3990

 

 1319

521.

Long Term Persistence
by Luigi Guiso, Paola Sapienza, and Luigi Zingales. Reading for Tuesday, 9 October.

 5285

 

 3026

522.

Lust, Caution, and Tony Leung's Eyes
For the first time ever, Ang Lee has made a Asian-set film better received in Asia than in the West. Explanations abound about "Chinese-ness," when the reason is staring at us in the face.

 14064

 

 1960

523.

November 21: Nader Hashemi
Presentation from 12 - 1:30pm in 10383 Bunche Hall

 3552

 

 1398

524.

January 16: Norton Wise
Presentation from 12:00 - 1:30pm in 10383 Bunche Hall

 3390

 

 1267

525.

January 30: Michael Burawoy, UC Berkeley
Presentation to be held 12:00 - 1:30pm in 10383 Bunche Hall

 3600

 

 1362

526.

February 13: Francoise Lionnet, UCLA
Presentation from 12:00 - 1:30pm in 10383 Bunche Hall

 4872

 

 2168

527.

February 27: Juan Vargas, Global Fellow
Presentation from 12:00-1:30pm in Room 10383 Bunche Hall

 3252

 

 1173

528.

March 12: Michael Hechter, Arizona State
Presentation from 12:00-1:30pm in Room 10383 Bunche Hall

 3132

 

 1155

529.

April 9: Sophie Meunier, Princeton
Presentation from 12:00-1:30pm in 10383 Bunche Hall

 4868

 

 2359

530.

April 23: Harold James, Princeton
Presentation from 12:00 - 1:30pm in 10383 Bunche Hall

 4973

 

 2364

531.

May 7: Michael Hiscox, Harvard
Presentation from 12:00 - 1:30pm in 10383 Bunche Hall

 3620

 

 1362

532.

June 4: Peter Gourvitch, UCSD
Presentation from 12:00 - 1:30pm in 10383 Bunche Hall

 3497

 

 1333

533.

November 14: Elizabeth DeLoughrey
Presentation from 12 - 1:30pm in 10383 Bunche Hall

 3506

 

 1079

534.

Troop Surge in Iraq Must End, Analyst Says
UCLA Today, Oct. 10, 2007

 14138

 

 9121

535.

Newsletter '07-'08
The 2007-2008 newsletter profiles three new Japan faculty who have recently joined UCLA.

 4801

 

 1553

536.

October 15: Speakers Name
description of the event Presentation from 12 - 1:30 pm in room 10383 Bunche Hall

 1427

 

 1241

537.

October 10: Kris Mitchener
Presentation from 12 - 1:30pm in 10383 Bunche Hall

 3600

 

 1413

538.

October 17: Jeffrey Timmons
Presentation from 12 - 1:30pm in 11377 Bunche Hall

 3358

 

 1154

539.

October 31: Michael Ross
Presentation from 12 - 1:30pm in 10383 Bunche Hall

 3418

 

 1326

540.

November 7: Cheris Chan
Presentation from 12 - 1:30pm in 10383 Bunche Hall

 3393

 

 1182

541.

Detecting Illegal Arms Trade
by Stefano DellaVigna and Eliana La Ferrara. Reading for Tuesday, 2 October.

 5344

 

 3082

542.

A Review of the 2007 Petraus Report
Larry Korb, former Assistant Secretary of Defense, and Phillip Carter, Iraq War Veteran.

 16644

 

 12945

543.

Phillip Carter: Refocus on Political Solution for Iraq
In this video op-ed, UCLA law graduate and Iraq war veteran Phillip Carter says that tactical victories for the U.S. military in Baghdad will be of little consolation when troop levels fall again in April 2008. He discusses the corruption and sectarianism that plagued Iraqi security forces during his time in Diyala Province.

 12944

 

 12811

544.

Petraeus' Optimistic Take on Iraq War Not a Consensus
The Daily Bruin, September 27, 2007

 15625

 

 8852

545.

Not To Be Missed: Middle Eastern Americans on the Move
UCLA Today notes an exhibition co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies.

 13934

 

 4410

546.

Get Out of Iraq Within a Year, Urges Former US Defense Official
Larry Korb, a former assistant defense secretary under Reagan, wants to keep a regional military presence and to keep intervening in Iraq, but he thinks that continuing the occupation does more harm than good. He and Phillip Carter, a UCLA alum and Iraq war veteran, take questions on the war and Gen. Petraeus's strategy.

 19498

 

 9507

547.

The CIA's License to Fail: Professor Amy Zegart
LA Times, September 23, 2007

 14082

 

 9681

548.

President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
The President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is a University of California system-wide program offering postdoctoral research fellowships and faculty mentoring to qualified scholars committed to teaching and research careers that will enhance diversity at the University of California.

 9764

 

 6633

549.

Yemenis Hear from UCLA Students on Issues, Outreach
A Yemeni MP and others in a six-member delegation raise concerns at UCLA about the perception of Arabs and Muslims in the media. Students explain how they're meeting the problem.

 7550

 

 3813

550.

Alcohol and Russia’s mortality crisis: Policy, prices, and self-destructive drinking
by Daniel Treisman. Reading for Tuesday, 25 September.

 5349

 

 3067

551.

Almost Awakened
Milarepa: Magician, Murderer, Saint succeeds in serenity but sacrifices some story and impact... for the sequel?

 4799

 

 1178

552.

The Dragon's Backbone
This summer, Younggu Art's Dragon Wars: D-War battled its way to the top of the Korean box office, and made a formidable dent when released in the United States. Producer James Kang talks about the process of making and marketing a film that refuses to be categorized, culturally or artistically.

 8215

 

 1943

553.

Dreams of our Fathers
Innocent When You Dream -- starring Sab Shimono, Emily Kuroda and writer Ken Narasaki -- explores a nisei man's untold past, to tell a story about what we can never know about our parents.

 6696

 

 1835

554.

Darkness Falls on Sunset Junction
A rock-out set from Blonde Redhead proves that melancholy rock doesn’t always have to get you down.

 7372

 

 1907

555.

Incumbents and Protectionism: The Political Economy of Foreign Entry Liberalization
by Anusha Chari and Nandini Gupta. Reading for Tuesday, 11 September.

 5341

 

 3059

556.

Constitution Day at UC
On Sept. 17, the United States pauses to commemorate the drafting of its Constitution.

 1832

 

 1690

557.

The Military in Iraq are Resolving Nothing, Wesley K. Clark
The Independent, September 9, 2007

 13077

 

 8807

558.

COHESION, INSURANCE AND REDISTRIBUTION
by Federico Echenique and Jon X. Eguia. Reading for Tuesday, 18 September.

 5194

 

 3022

559.

Engineering Success
A supportive family, a new DVD, and a mob of fans: the perks of being Vienna Teng, one of American pop-folk's rising stars.

 5817

 

 1490

560.

New Terasaki Center Director Studies Japan's Changing Political Landscape
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

 17837

 

 3969

561.

September 7, 2007: News Bites
Chow goes virtual, Dragon Wars go America, and Survivor goes to the exotic desert island of China. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.

 5862

 

 1874

562.

MENAS Students
Record number of Middle East and North African Studies graduates.

 12257

 

 5667

563.

Wolf Leslau and Stanford J. Shaw
CNES mourns the passing of Professors Leslau and Shaw

 4626

 

 2572

564.

Recent works
A rich selection of scholarly works across the disciplines

 7369

 

 4028

565.

Middle Eastern Americans On The Move
A groundbreaking exhibition of the literary, cinematic and scholarly output of this diverse community, and UCLAs impact on the field of Middle Eastern American Studies, is on display from September 17 through December 21, 2007 in the Powell Library Rotunda.

 18164

 

 6186

566.

Hizbullah 2000-2007: An Identity Crisis or a Crisis of Legitimacy?
A public lecture at UCLA by Rola El-Husseini, Texas AM University, on June 06, 2007.

 12763

 

 7025

567.

The Politics of Elections in the Arab World
A public lecture at UCLA by Ellen Lust-Okar, Yale University, May 30. 2007.

 11641

 

 5985

568.

Political Dynasties
by Ernesto Dal Bo, Pedro Dal Bo, and Jason Snyder. Reading for Tuesday, 24 July.

 5200

 

 3046

569.

Digital Innovations
Six new media projects with Middle East themes were showcased by the UCLA Institute for Digital Research and Education.

 2979

 

 1703

570.

Guard Labor
by Arjun Jayadev and Samuel Bowles. Reading for Tuesday, 17 July.

 5319

 

 3019

571.

July 13, 2007: News Bites
Yun-jin Kim tells all, Owl and the Sparrow continues to soar, and Patrick Tam meets New York. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.

 6006

 

 2161

572.

Andalusia Encore
Travel-study course explores the Muslim heritage of the Iberian Peninsula.

 3132

 

 1736

573.

Lydon in Libya, Yemen
Fulbright fellow Ghislaine Lydon delivered a paper on caravan trade in Libya, now conducting research in Yemen

 5870

 

 3689

574.

Piterberg at Oxford
Gabriel Piterberg awarded Leonard Stein Lectureship

 5264

 

 2291

575.

2007 Summer Institute on China - Readings
Course readings can be downloaded in pdf format. See syllabus below for links.

 13710

 

 3233

576.

Mighty Mariane
A Mighty Heart, Michael Winterbottom's theatrical depiction of the search for journalist Daniel Pearl in Pakistan, captures suspense and pain, but doesn't do justice to the cross-cultural exchanges the tragedy ignited.

 5977

 

 1639

577.

Housing and the Business Cycle
by Edward Leamer. Reading for Tuesday, 3 July.

 5281

 

 2994

578.

More Wong Fu Trivia
Can't get enough of the Wong Fu boys (men)? Here are some more fun questions that the boys (even Ted!) have graciously answered for APA.

 11434

 

 2135

579.

17th Iranian Film Festival
17th Annual Celebration of Iranian Cinema presented feature films, documentaries, and shorts from Iran and the diaspora.

 17162

 

 4826

580.

What do Asians think about the United States?
Pew Center survey reveals Asian attitudes about their own lives, their nations, the world, and the United States. New Asia Institute pages summarize findings on Asia.

 12685

 

 2896

581.

What do Asians think about the world?
ew Center survey reveals Asian attitudes about their own lives, their nations, the world, and the United States. New Asia Institute pages summarize findings on Asia.

 9996

 

 2699

582.

What do Asians think about their nations?
Pew Center survey reveals Asian attitudes about their own lives, their nations, the world, and the United States. New Asia Institute pages summarize findings on Asia.

 11301

 

 2943

583.

East Asian Student Groups
Variety of East Asian Student Groups at UCLA

 5317

 

 1034

584.

Boys to Men
From lip-syncing music videos for "kicks and giggles" to touring the entire country for their first feature length film, Philip Wang, Wesley Chan and Ted Fu of Wong Fu Productions are showing that they are more than just an internet phenomenon.

 14122

 

 1933

585.

Traces of Soap
With Traces of Love, Korean director Kim Dae-sung once again transforms the romantic tearjerker into a provocative treatise on the human and moral limits of young love.

 4453

 

 1871

586.

Anime on Delay
This year, Anime Expo 2007 continues to prove why it’s the largest Anime/Manga convention in North America –- but faces some difficulties while getting there.

 8804

 

 1800

587.

Additional Courses for Global Studies
Consult this document for a list of courses beyond those included on the Global Studies Major or Minor Worksheets that the Global Studies Chair has approved for a particular quarter.

 25886

 

 1869

588.

Blinding Us with Sadness
In the documentary Does Your Soul Have a Cold?, Mike Mills proves more cold than soulful in his investigation of antidepressants in Japan.

 5052

 

 1642

589.

Treasures in the Sand
Criterion's latest box set, Three Films by Hiroshi Teshigahara, has viewers sifting through sand, faces, and identities, below which are some of the jewels of 1960s Japanese art.

 5960

 

 1816

590.

Michael Silverman
Environmentalist teaches on gender and the environment in Southeast Asia at UCLA in 2006-07.

 9077

 

 3946

591.

Eko Supriyanto
Renowned Indonesian dancer teaches Surakarta Court Dance at UCLA in Spring 2007.

 9474

 

 4068

592.

From Farmers to Merchants, Voluntary Conversions and Diaspora: A Human Capital Interpretation of Jewish History
by Maristella Botticini and Zvi Eckstein. Reading for Tuesday, 26 June.

 5334

 

 2978

593.

Damon L. Woods
Philippine historian taught a variety of Southeast Asian Studies classes in 2006-07.

 10630

 

 4150

594.

From the Director
From UCLA African Studies Center Director - Allen F. Roberts

 11848

 

 6809

595.

AIDS Fight Needs Course Correction, Say Panelists
Prescriptions for combating the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa, Latin America, and Eastern Europe include increased funding, focus on local disease drivers, and reassertion of public health goals over political concerns.

 23924

 

 9338

596.

Rail Transit Security in an International Context
A presentation by ANASTASIA LOUKAITOU-SIDERIS, Professor of Urban Planning, UCLA, at the conference on Security Issues and Impacts: Perspectives on Europe and Eurasia, UCLA, June 1, 2007

 17349

 

 6892

597.

A Cautionary Tale: Revisiting Ceausescu's Anti-Abortion Policies
A public lecture by GAIL KLIGMAN, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for European and Eurasian Studies at UCLA

 14846

 

 6320

598.

Border Security Policies and Technologies in the European Union
A presentation by REY KOSLOWSKI, Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, SUNY Albany, at the conference on Security Issues and Impacts: Comparative Perspectives on Europe and Eurasia, UCLA, June 1, 2007

 17452

 

 5869

599.

2007-2008 FLAS Recipients
The following are the recipients of the 2007-2008 Southeast Asian Studies Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowships.

 11745

 

 4914

600.

International Institute Staffers Honored
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.

 12865

 

 5042

601.

Teaching Sept. 11
UCLA political scientist Marc Trachtenberg, who teaches a Burkle Center-backed course on the post-9/11 world, explains in a newspaper article that current events can be approached with detachment.

 15923

 

 10261

602.

Nationalist Politics and Everyday Ethnicity in a Transylvanian Town
A book talk by author ROGERS BRUBAKER, Professor of Sociology, UCLA

 13804

 

 5301

603.

Enlightenment in the Colony: The Jewish Question and the Crisis of Postcolonial Culture
New book by Aamir Mufti

 4004

 

 2007

604.

Former Swedish Legislator Visits UCLA Centers
While a member of the Swedish parliament in 2006, Berndt Ekholm worked on a committee report about relations between the West and the Muslim world, focusing on the European Union and its neighborhood.

 16584

 

 5541

605.

Middle Eastern - European Intersections
Summer Workshop for Teachers, July 21 - August 2, 2007

 2003

 

 1528

606.

Q&A: Cheris Chan
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.

 14135

 

 5178

607.

Tanzania Blog by Katrina Daly Thompson
The coordinator of African language study for the ASC is blogging her summer in Tanzania with students and her young son, Coltrane. Thompson studies hip hop and other verbal arts in Swahili and Shona.

 5364

 

 4233

608.

May 10: Jeffrey Timmons
Presentation from 12 - 1:30 pm in room 10383 Bunche Hall

 3436

 

 1562

609.

Exchange Rate Fundamentals and Order Flow
by Martin D. D. Evans and Richard K. Lyons. Reading for Tuesday, 10 July.

 5259

 

 2999

610.

Ozu & the Cycles of Life
Criterion sub-label Eclipse makes good on their third collection, Late Ozu, less a five-film boxset of the master's sunset years, than an opportunity (or is it an excuse?) to see his films in succession, letting them ferment in lovely red teapots.

 6543

 

 1766

611.

Backstage Pass
The behind-the-scenes genre has been popular recently, from Entourage to Studio 60 and the Sunset Strip to 30 Rock. APA takes a look at how Asian Americans are playing with the format and adding a unique perspective in works such as Justin Lin's Finishing the Game and David Henry Hwang's Yellow Face.

 5956

 

 1890

612.

Who's Afraid of Weiko Lin?
Weiko Lin's latest play The Best Man stars Lin himself opposite his old friend Leonard Wu (Veronica Mars), Lisa Faiman, and Cathy Shim (Reno 911, MADtv) in a tangled web of jealousy and lies.

 4850

 

 1152

613.

Can't Live With Them
East West Player's guest production of The Best Man disappointed -- over and over again.

 5511

 

 1967

614.

Domestic and International Causes for the Rise of Pay Inequality: Post-Industrialism, Globalization and Labor Market Institutions
by Miriam Golden and Michael Wallerstein. Reading for Tuesday, 29 May.

 5437

 

 3078

615.

African Studies MA Student Profiles
Profiles of current and former African Studies MA students.

 11557

 

 3874

616.

African Studies Minor Student Profiles
Profiles of current and former African Studies Minors.

 5930

 

 1032

617.

East Asian Studies Major Student Profiles
Profiles of current and former East Asian Studies Majors.

 9165

 

 1041

618.

European Studies Major and Minor Student Profiles
Profiles of current and former European Studies majors and minors.

 8387

 

 1027

619.

Global Studies Major & Minor Student Profiles
Profiles of current and former Global Studies majors & minors.

 15880

 

 1043

620.

IDS Major Student Profiles
Profiles of current and former International Development Studies majors.

 20972

 

 1600

621.

Latin American Studies Major & Minor Student Profiles
Profiles of current and former Latin American majors & minors.

 7966

 

 1016

622.

MENAS Major & Minor Student Profiles
Profiles of current and former MENAS majors & minors.

 6950

 

 1022

623.

South Asian Studies Minor Student Profiles
Profiles of current and former South Asian minors.

 5890

 

 1020

624.

SEAS Major & Minor Student Profiles
Profiles of current and former Southeast Asian Studies majors & minors.

 6424

 

 1016

625.

Wesley K. Clark: Abandoning Values Only Brings Defeat
Renewal of respect for international law, open justice, human dignity, and the Bill of Rights is the key to victory in the struggle against terrorists, explains former NATO commander and UCLA Burkle Center Senior Fellow Wesley K. Clark in this video op-ed. Torturing enemies is not merely wrong, he says, but "represents a path for defeat for the United States."

 14537

 

 13332

626.

Promises in AIDS Fight Not Met
Focusing on Africa, former UN envoy Stephen Lewis expresses amazement at the passivity of the international community as the HIV/AIDS epidemic traumatizes women, creates orphans, and continues on its decades-long path of devastation. Listen to a Podcast of his speech.

 45726

 

 12199

627.

Etzioni Puts Security Before Elections
The professor and public intellectual Amitai Etzioni practices the Socratic method at UCLA, arguing for a foreign policy that proceeds from the human right to be free from harm.

 14445

 

 9639

628.

Abandoning Values Only Brings Defeat
Gen. Wesley K. Clark, (ret.), former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO and Burkle Center Senior Fellow.

 13066

 

 12846

629.

US Ruling May Let States Fight Global Warming
Ann Carlson, UCLA Professor of Law and Director of UCLA's Environmental Law Center.

 12255

 

 13111

630.

Digital Showcase Touts Interdisciplinary Innovation
Nearly 350 faculty, staff, students and others packed the crowded exhibition space at Perloff Hall, peering at computer monitors, test-driving Web applications, taking notes, and trading ideas and business cards.

 15537

 

 4450

631.

Cognitive Science Majors
Information for Cognitive Science Majors considering EAP.

 2040

 

 1020

632.

Psychobiology Majors
Information for Psychobiology Majors interested in studying abroad.

 2719

 

 1015

633.

Psychology Majors
Information for Psychology Majors interested in studying abroad.

 2864

 

 1006

634.

Expatriate Games
Alice Greenway's debut novel -- a story about two sisters living in Hong Kong during the Cultural Revolution -- took home a First Fiction award at the 2007 Los Angeles Festival of Books.

 5515

 

 1859

635.

Fifteen Minutes for the Video Star
The VC Film Festival unleashes under-exposed indie music videos at the festival's first ever music video showcase, Hey! Listen Up!

 7485

 

 2098

636.

An Asset Theory of Social Policy Preferences
by Torben Iversen and David Soskice. Reading for Tuesday, 22 May.

 5361

 

 3142

637.

Treacherous Triangle - The Secret Dealings of Iran, Israel and the United States
A public lecture by Trita Parsi, Johns Hopkins University, part of the Center for Near Eastern Studies Persian Lecture Series.

 14418

 

 6474

638.

The Mu`tazila and Rational Theology
Keynote lecture by Wilferd Madelung, Laudian Professor of Arabic, Emeritus, University of Oxford, and recipient of the 18th Giorgio Levi Della Vida Award.

 12670

 

 5778

639.

Israel's Peace with Egypt and Jordan: Models for Future Peace Agreements?
A public lecture by Shimon Shamir, Tel Aviv University

 13047

 

 7117

640.

Can We Identify the Basic Tools Needed for Policy Analysis in Developing Countries?
by Arnold C. Harberger. Reading for Tuesday, 5 June.

 5315

 

 3002

641.

Historian Notehelfer Honored for Leadership in Japanese Studies
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.

 19590

 

 4695

642.

Islam and Politics in Contemporary Iraq: Sectarianism or Democracy?
Public Lecture by Eric Davis, part of a colloquium held under the auspices of the Center for Near Eastern Studies.

 12055

 

 6312

643.

Life is a Cereal
One of the most practical ways for beginning filmmakers to cut their teeth is to start with the short film format. Cereal Monogamy, a memorable short at this year's VC Film Festival, documented one man's complex relationship with his breakfast food.

 5729

 

 1162

644.

June 8, 2007: News Bites
Miss Japan sasses her way to the top, Dawen Wang breaks onto the scene, and In Between Days gets more love. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.

 6141

 

 1971

645.

June 8, 2007: News from Abroad
Naomi Kawase is sunshine of Cannes, Britain is target for Bollywood, and hip hop is the envy of Japan. All this and more in the latest edition of News from Abroad.

 5990

 

 1975

646.

The Politics of Sexual Harassment: A Comparative Study of the United States, the European Union, and Germany
A book talk by author KATHRIN ZIPPEL, Sociology, Northeastern University

 13838

 

 5443

647.

The Persistence of Underdevelopment: Constituencies & Competitive Rent Preservation
by Raghuram G. Rajan. Reading for Tuesday, 12 June.

 5277

 

 2999

648.

French Territorial Security: Urban Violence, Illegal Immigration, and Muslim Communities
A presentation by REMI BAUDOUI, Professor of Public Policy and Planning, University of Geneva, at the conference on Security Issues and Impacts: Comparative Perspectives on Europe and Eurasia, UCLA, June 1, 2007

 17905

 

 6221

649.

When Race Matters and When It Doesn’t: Racial Group Differences in Response to Racial Cues
by Ismail K. White. Reading for Tuesday, 19 June 2007.

 5494

 

 3061

650.

Energy Security: Risks and Advantages of Partnering with Russia
A presentation by MARTHA BRILL OLCOTT, Senior Associate, Russian and Eurasian Program, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C., at the conference on Security Issues and Impacts: Comparative Perspectives on Europe and Eurasia, UCLA, June 1, 2007

 16776

 

 6130

651.

Energy Security in South-Eastern Europe: the Role of Greece
A presentation by DIMITRIS CARAMITSOS-TZIRAS, Greek Consul General, Los Angeles, at the conference on Security Issues and Impacts: Comparative Perspectives on Europe and Eurasia, UCLA, June 1, 2007

 17143

 

 6253

652.

The Caspian Region and the New Canon of Security
A presentation by BABAK HEDJAZI, Institute of Environmental Studies, University of Geneva, at the conference on Security Issues and Impacts: Comparative Perspectives on Europe and Eurasia, UCLA, June 1, 2007

 15936

 

 5631

653.

Security and Sustainability of Cities in a Changing Climate
A presentation by MARTIN BENISTON, Climate Research Group, University of Geneva, at the conference on Security Issues and Impacts: Comparative Perspectives on Europe and Eurasia, UCLA, June 1, 2007

 17295

 

 6216

654.

Global Fellows 2007–2008
The UCLA International Institute is proud to introduce the 2007–08 Global Fellows.

 8482

 

 3618

655.

Climate Change: Globalization of Environmental Impacts and Solutions
A presentation by SASSAN SAATCHI, Institute of the Environment, UCLA, at the conference on Security Issues and Impacts: Comparative Perspectives on Europe and Eurasia, UCLA, June 1, 2007

 18028

 

 6233

656.

European Approaches to Climate Change Policy
A presentation by J.R. DESHAZO, Associate Professor of Public Policy, UCLA, at the conference on Security Issues and Impacts: Comparative Perspectives on Europe and Eurasia, UCLA, June 1, 2007

 16393

 

 6060

657.

The Red Riviera: Gender, Tourism, and Postsocialism on the Black Sea
A book talk by author KRISTEN GHODSEE, Gender and Women's Studies, Bowdoin College

 14572

 

 5299

658.

Native Son Returns to Delhi
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.

 23947

 

 7722

659.

Predicting DPJ's Defeat
Cornell's Robert Weiner explains why the opposition Democratic Party of Japan will keep losing to the Liberal Democratic Party in Japanese politics.

 17311

 

 4666

660.

R. Diyah Larasati
Visiting Scholar organizes conference on "Arts, Violence and the State"

 8206

 

 3819

661.

Djoko Walujo
Esteemed musician directed the UCLA Javanese gamelan orchestra in 2005-06.

 9000

 

 3976

662.

Jessica Breiteneicher Elkind
Historian of Vietnam taught two SEA courses at UCLA in 2006-07.

 8503

 

 3851

663.

Tagumpay De Leon
Rondalla maestro taught first-ever Philippine stringed-instrument ensemble at UCLA in 2006-07.

 8644

 

 3841

664.

Alain G. Marsot
Political scientist and Vietnam expert taught Southeast Asian Politics at UCLA in 2006-07.

 9806

 

 4111

665.

Marilyn C. Alquizola
Expert on Carlos Bulosan taught Filipino American Literature course at UCLA in 2006-07.

 8904

 

 3880

666.

Sharon Bays
Anthropologist teaches course on the Hmong American community in 2006-07.

 8814

 

 3957

667.

Victor Bascara
English professor teaches on Asian Americans and War at UCLA in 2006-07.

 10040

 

 4136

668.

Mariejoy San Buenaventura
Literature scholar teaches Filipino at UCLA in 2006-07.

 8187

 

 3852

669.

Heavy Metal in Stereo
Former pop icon ANZA, brothers Anzo and Mar, and bassist Narumi form Head Phones President, the heavy metal band that energized the 2007 PMX audience with their visceral performance.

 7894

 

 1792

670.

Anime and Idols
Veteran Japanese voice actress Yukana makes an appearance at this year's Pacific Media Expo to talk to her Los Angeles fans about her seiyuu career.

 8441

 

 1762

671.

Amy Zegart Response Blog on Spying Blind
The Coffee House on TPM.com, November 5, 2007 (feat. Burkle Fellow Amy Zegart)

 3845

 

 5593

672.

Drunken Master Meets Yakuza Apprentice
The war is over, and that means filth, crime, sickness, prostitution, booze, heroism, sacrifice, Shimura, Mifune, and Kurosawa.

 6046

 

 1746

673.

One of These Things Is Not Like the Other
What does Asian American art look like? One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now, an exhibition put on by Asia Society at UC Berkeley's Museum of Art, playfully and powerfully answers: "Anything we want it to be."

 10911

 

 1199

674.

Living with Russia
Jack F. Matlock, Jr., former U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union.

 16860

 

 13357

675.

Panels Assess Prospects on Korea Peace Day
One scholar says the United States needs to adopt an approach that allows North and South Korea to normalize relations quickly.

 19902

 

 4875

676.

Middle Eastern American Studies: The Emergence of a Field
A public lecture by Mehdi Bozorgmehr, City University of New York - Graduate Center, delivered on November 26, 2007

 11576

 

 6145

677.

Jasmine and Stars: Reading More Than Lolita in Tehran
A public lecture by Fatemeh Keshavarz, Washington University, on December 11, 2007 as part of the Bilingual Lecture Series on Iran.

 11931

 

 6410

678.

Study Abroad in Vietnam: Globalized Vietnam
UCLA Southeast Asian Studies invites you to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to study Globalized Vietnam

 4422

 

 1475

679.

Crash Landing
Izuru Narushima's Midnight Eagle descends upon American theaters and fails to soar above mediocrity.

 5681

 

 1878

680.

December 14, 2007: News Bites
Arnel Pineda scores the ultimate gig, watercolorist Jake Lee gets his due, and Nanking arrives in theaters. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.

 9183

 

 2044

681.

Women's Health and Welfare States: A Comparative Study of Western Europe
A CEES faculty lecture by NICOLETTE HART, UCLA Sociology

 12888

 

 5217

682.

Strangers Nowhere in the World: The Rise of Cosmopolitanism in Early Modern Europe
A book talk with author MARGARET JACOB, UCLA History, and discussant DAVID HOLLINGER, UC Berkeley History

 12704

 

 4908

683.

Stone Records and Parallel Universes: Music and Globalization in Turkey
A CEES faculty lecture by MUNIR BEKEN, UCLA Ethnomusicology

 12918

 

 5281

684.

Headscarves and Hotpants: Islam, Secularism and Women's Fashion in Southeastern Europe
A public lecture by KRISTEN GHODSEE, Bowdoin College, Gender and Women's Studies. The lecture is part of the ISLAM IN THE BALKANS series organized by CEES and CNES.

 15540

 

 5633

685.

Austria's Role in Central and Eastern Europe
A public lecture by PAUL LENDVAI, Austrian Journalist, with an introduction by Ivan Berend, UCLA History.

 13632

 

 5472

686.

Scholarship in the Digital Age: Information, Infrastructure and the Internet
A CEES faculty lecture by CHRISTINE BORGMAN, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies

 12720

 

 5109

687.

Sheherezada in Exile, or Writing Across the Borders: The Case of Dubravka Ugresic
A public lecture by JASMINA LUKIC, Central European University, Budapest, Gender Studies

 13707

 

 5032

688.

The Social Bases of Reform and Anti-Reform: A Comparative Study of Ukraine and Russia
A public lecture by DAVID LANE, University of Cambridge, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences

 13223

 

 5325

689.

Her Time to Shine
Hoping to make third Olympic appearance, Bruin Nicolette Teo prepares for Southeast Asian Games.

 17664

 

 4222

690.

10 Questions for Lynn Hunt
Professor of History Lynn Hunt's 2007 book "Inventing Human Rights: A History" was published with CIA-sponsored "torture flights," "enhanced interrogation techniques" and genocide all in the news. She spoke with UCLA International Institute Senior Writer Kevin Matthews about whether the very idea of human rights is now in danger, and how novels aided the concept's evolution.

 23082

 

 8272

691.

Michael L. Ross: Rein in 'Oil Bully' Burma
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.

 19591

 

 13956

692.

Summer Study in Vietnam
Global Learning Institute 2008

 2039

 

 1619

693.

Summer Study in Shanghai
Global Learning Institute 2008

 2198

 

 1724

694.

Rein in the Oil Bullies (Burma)
Michael L. Ross, UCLA Political Science Profressor.

 19096

 

 12597

695.

1st Korea-America Student Conference
Forty students from across the United States and South Korea come together in this uniquely student-led program to discuss topics from politics to culture to education.

 6109

 

 2612

696.

White House Ceremony Honors Daniel Pearl, Son of UCLA Professor
Following their son's death in 2002, Judea Pearl, a professor of computer science at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at UCLA, and his wife formed the Daniel Pearl Foundation to advance the ideals that inspired Daniel's life and work by hosting lectures, programs and other events throughout the world to promote cross-cultural understanding through journalism, music and innovative communications.

 11907

 

 3420

697.

Americas Dysfunctional Intelligence Agencies
Podcast on Truthdig.com, October 16, 2007 (feat. Burkle Fellow Amy Zegart)

 4020

 

 5600

698.

First Person: Amy Zegart
California Connected, September 7, 2007 (feat. Burkle Fellow Amy Zegart)

 3987

 

 5699

699.

Intelligence Post Seen as a Thankless Job
NPR, June 30, 2007 (feat. Burkle Fellow Amy Zegart)

 3841

 

 5527

700.

Blackwater Founder to Testify on Hill
NPR, October 2, 2007 (feat. Burkle Faculty Advisor Deborah Avant)

 4076

 

 5587

701.

Lyman's Life and Law
U of Arizona's Timothy Vance examines the life of the American mining engineer and accidental linguist Benjamin Smith Lyman.

 15945

 

 3093

702.

The Power of TV: Cable Television and Women's Status in India
by Robert Jensen and Emily Oster. Reading for Tuesday, 23 October.

 5262

 

 3029

703.

Double Edge: Atelier Bow-Wow and Kivi Sotamaa
UCLA Architecture & Urban Design Exhibit October 12-November 16, 2007

 3093

 

 1906

704.

A Time to Lead, for Duty, Honor and Country - Part I
Gen. Wesley K. Clark, (ret.), former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO and Burkle Center Senior Fellow.

 17772

 

 12724

705.

A Time to Lead, for Duty, Honor and Country - Part II
Gen. Wesley K. Clark, (ret.), former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO and Burkle Center Senior Fellow.

 17369

 

 12519

706.

Burkle Center Welcomes UC Regents' Professor Kantathi Suphamongkhon
Burkle Center Website, Oct. 11, 2007

 16029

 

 10726

707.

Classics of Epoch Proportions, now on DVD
U.S. distributor Cinema Epoch has taken the initiative to make 1930s Shanghai cinema known to American audiences. But a new problem emerges: where does one begin?

 6650

 

 1678

708.

Rethinking Kyoto Art
Art historian Shigemi Inaga discusses the transformation of Japanese art in the first half of the 20th century.

 16286

 

 3394

709.

October 19, 2007: News Bites
Cho's a Trekkie, Murakami's at MoCA, and Jaden's the new Karate Kid. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.

 8863

 

 2022

710.

October 19, 2007: News from Abroad
The Academy says no to Lust, Dolphy says yes to tell-all, and the world says "huh?" to Jimmy Wang Yu. All this and more in the latest edition of News from Abroad.

 6669

 

 1910

711.

Existential Crisises of the Culturally Indifferent
Shanghai Kiss may distract and confuse with underage crushes and awkwardly-accented love triangles, but it's the Ken Leung character's blatant disregard for cultural expectations which makes the film compelling.

 8708

 

 1993

712.

Infected by the Fever
In the midst of touring and showcasing their new documentary, Dengue Fever invites APA to lounge in their shed-turned-studio, as the band experiments with beats and explains how Cambodianization breeds musical haikus.

 9325

 

 1925

713.

The Gift of Puppet Therapy
From banker to singer, from understudy to star, Angela Ai is now playing Christmas Eve in Los Angeles' production of the Tony Award-winning show Avenue Q -- showing us in song that it's never too late to find your purpose.

 8136

 

 1778

714.

Innocent, but Guilty of Not Understanding
A slightly less-than-perfect performance of Innocent When You Dream detracts from an otherwise innovative production with strong and meaningful messages to convey.

 4898

 

 1306

715.

The Postmodern Eyes of Chinese Cinema
A panorama of experiences from across the "three Chinas" makes the latest edition of the UCLA Film and TV Archive's Chinese film series another success. APA reviews five LA premieres and one long-awaited, unqualified masterpiece.

 8813

 

 2017

716.

On the Dilemmas of Artistic (Con)Fusion: Dance
When is "fusion" really fusion -- the metaphor for the colliding of two powerful cultural forces -- and when is it simply (con)fusion? Smitha Radhakrishnan discusses Indian dance in Part One of her series.

 16435

 

 8326

717.

Bruceploitation: That 70's Satire
Beneath the comical mockumentary and funkadelic flare, what's Justin Lin's Finishing the Game really trying to show us?

 7828

 

 1298

718.

The Light of Defiance
Dawn's Light: The Journey of Gordon Hirabayashi is a one-man show written by Jeanne Sakata and starring Ryun Yu, that reflects on the man who dared to resist the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.

 6190

 

 1213

719.

The Arab-Israeli Conflict: The Possibility of a Two-State Solution
A public lecture by Galia Golan, Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, Israel

 12440

 

 6898

720.

Center Cosponsors 2007 AFF and AFI Film Fests
27 features, shorts and documentaries screening at locations around the city, including UCLA, USC, the Writer's Guild Theater, and the ArcLight Theater

 9510

 

 3364

721.

Former UN Figure Speaks at UCLA
The Daily Bruin, Oct. 31, 2007

 10207

 

 6576

722.

Ambush in War Zone D, Gen. Clark Writes About His Experiences in Vietnam
Washington Monthly, Nov. 2007

 15419

 

 9894

723.

Discussion of the film "Darfur Now"
Ted Braun, film director, Stephen Rapp, former chief prosecutor for the United Nations-International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Edward Alpers, UCLA History Chair, along with UCLA alum and activist Adam Sterling.

 16963

 

 14472

724.

Speak Up
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.

 14604

 

 4120

725.

First Steps for Peace in the Middle East
Steven Spiegel, a professor of political science and director of the Center for Middle East Development, is a leading expert on U.S. policy in the Middle East. A longer version of this article recently appeared in the Israeli paper Ha'aretz. (Photo courtesy of pbs.org)

 10678

 

 3578

726.

Lobbying and Taxes
by Brian Kelleher Richtera, Krislert Samphantharak, and Jeffrey F. Timmons. Reading for Tuesday, 30 October.

 5460

 

 3359

727.

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 4171

 

 2204

728.

Myanmar, the Latest Petro Bully
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)

 24019

 

 9422

729.

African Languages at UCLA
Learn about African languages taught at UCLA.

 32773

 

 4991

730.

Christians in Safavid Iran: Between Tolerance and Oppression
A public lecture by Rudi Matthee, University of Delaware, delivered on October 8, 2007

 11263

 

 5900

731.

The Iran-U.S. Conflict and Its Effects in Iran: Internal, Foreign and Gender Policies
A public lecture by Maziar Behrooz, San Francisco State University and Nikki Keddie, UCLA on Monday, October 22, 2007

 11351

 

 5775

732.

Studying Modern Middle East History: Trajectories and Challenges
A public lecture by Zachary Lockman, New York University delivered on October 18, 2007

 11426

 

 6010

733.

WORKSHOP ON JIHADISM AND JIHADI MOVEMENTS
Typologizing jihadi movements, historicizing their emergence, tracing their ideologies

 7394

 

 2474

734.

Model for Reality, Model of Reality: Revisiting a Geertzian Conceptual Framework
Abstract of paper to be presented by Lahouari Addi, University of Lyon at the conference "Islam Re-Observed: Clifford Geertz in Morocco"

 2531

 

 1405

735.

November 2, 2007: News Bites
Home Song Stories takes Hawaii, Tang Wei must be watched, and the San Francisco Asian Film Festival is just around the corner. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.

 7060

 

 1806

736.

Toil and Trouble
Outside of Asia, Chinese cinema has been stereotyped as elegant, mysterious, and sensual. Cao Baoping's Trouble Makers will have none of that.

 5912

 

 1376

737.

A Lecture by Former U.S. Ambassador Jack Matlock on Living with Russia
Monday, November 19, 2007 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM UCLA Lenart Auditorium Fowler Museum

 4993

 

 6521

738.

Slavery, Inequality, and Economic Development in the Americas: An Examination of the Engerman-Sokoloff Hypothesis
by Nathan Nunn. Reading for Tuesday, 20 November.

 5271

 

 3042

739.

Asia at AFM 2007: Staking Claims
As one of the most important film events in the world, the American Film Market is a gauge of countries' participation in the global film economy. Once again, Asia was no stranger in the marketplace.

 6562

 

 1807

740.

HATRED AND PROFITS: GETTING UNDER THE HOOD OF THE KU KLUX KLAN
by Roland G. Fryer, Jr. and Steven D. Levitt. Reading for Tuesday, 13 November.

 5177

 

 3007

741.

Biwa and the Tale of Heike
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.

 21145

 

 5890

742.

Winner's Run
Khaleej Times Online, October 28, 2007 (feat. Burkle Faculty Advisor Tom Plate)

 4196

 

 5767

743.

Master's in African Studies
The deadline to apply for the Master's in African Studies degree program is December 15, 2008.

 6174

 

 4486

744.

Some Reflections on "Nisba" Or "What’s in a Name"?
Abstract of paper to be presented by Ken Brown, Mediterraneans/Méditerranéennes, at the conference "Islam Re-Observed: Clifford Geertz in Morocco"

 2545

 

 1648

745.

How Life is Hard: Marginal Notes on Meaning and Order
Abstract of paper to be presented by David Crawford, Fairfield University, at the conference "Islam Re-Observed: Clifford Geertz in Morocco"

 2495

 

 1733

746.

Are We There Yet? Geertz, Morocco, and Modernization
Abstract of paper to be presented by Thomas Dichter, international development consultant, at the conference "Islam Re-Observed: Clifford Geertz in Morocco"

 2576

 

 1773

747.

Geertz, Morocco, and Humor
Abstract of paper to be presented by Kevin Dwyer, American University in Cairo, at the conference "Islam Re-Observed: Clifford Geertz in Morocco"

 2112

 

 1377

748.

Not Lost in Translation: The Influence of Clifford Geertz's Work and Life on Moroccan Anthropology from the 1960s to the Present
Abstract of paper to be presented by Dale Eickelman, Dartmouth College, at the conference "Islam Re-Observed: Clifford Geertz in Morocco"

 2085

 

 1396

749.

Idea Type and Thick Description: From Morocco to Indonesia
Abstract of paper to be presented by Abdellah Hammoudi, Princeton University, at the conference "Islam Re-Observed: Clifford Geertz in Morocco"

 2559

 

 1724

750.

Culture as Text: Hazards and Possibilities of Geertz’s Literacy Metaphor
Abstract of paper to be presented by Katherine E. Hoffman, Northwestern University, at the conference "Islam Re-Observed: Clifford Geertz in Morocco"

 3957

 

 1785

751.

Islamic Veil and Public Space: Notes on Some Geertzian Concepts
Abstract of paper presented by Mondher Kilani, University of Lausanne, at the conference "Islam Re-Observed: Clifford Geertz in Morocco"

 2611

 

 1680

752.

The Myth of Citadinité
Abstract of paper to be presented by Susan Gilson Miller, Harvard University, at the conference "Islam Re-Observed: Clifford Geertz in Morocco"

 2125

 

 1374

753.

On Geertz and the Definition of Religion: The Politics of Rituals and the Economy of Symbols in an Asian Context
Abstract of paper to be presented by Lionel Obadia, University of Lyon, at the conference "Islam Re-Observed: Clifford Geertz in Morocco"

 2630

 

 1426

754.

The way we can no longer think (now): Anthropology, Islam, and the question of difference
Abstract of paper to be presented by Stefania Pandolfo, UC Berkeley, at the conference "Islam Re-Observed: Clifford Geertz in Morocco"

 2113

 

 1386

755.

How Religion Turns into Ideology?
Abstract of paper to be presented by Hassan Rachik, Hassan II University, at the conference "Islam Re-Observed: Clifford Geertz in Morocco"

 2209

 

 1420

756.

Islam Re-Observed
Abstract of paper to be presented by Lawrence Rosen, Princeton University, at the conference "Islam Re-Observed: Clifford Geertz in Morocco"

 2253

 

 1413

757.

Perceptions, Not Illustrations of Sefrou, Morocco: Paul Hyman’s Images and the Work of Ethnographic Photography
Abstract of paper to be presented by Susan Slyomovics, UCLA, at the conference "Islam Re-Observed: Clifford Geertz in Morocco"

 2669

 

 1710

758.

Interpretation and the Limits of Interpretability: On Clifford Geertz’ Semiotics of Religious Experience
Abstract of paper to be presented by Jason Throop, UCLA, at the conference "Islam Re-Observed: Clifford Geertz in Morocco"

 2200

 

 1359

759.

Panel Speaks on Oil Politics
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.]

 16297

 

 3987

760.

Between Modernity and Empire: The Multilingual Arab Novel
New course in Winter 2008 taught by Nouri Gana

 3469

 

 2104

761.

International Conference Honors the Legacy of Clifford Geertz
A photographic exhibition focusing on Sefrou, Morocco, highlights the work of Paul Hyman

 9986

 

 2913

762.

Krushing Labels
After a three-decade career as an internationally-respected DJ/producer, DJ Krush continues to discover unique sounds and transcend genres.

 7849

 

 1822

763.

'Japan' Arrived Later than Some Think
Durham University's Gina Barnes challenges prevailing views on mounded-tomb culture and the development of the Japanese state in the earliest historical period.

 15612

 

 3311

764.

The Silly Summit That Produced Serious Results
Khaleej Times Online, October 13, 2007 (feat. Burkle Faculty Advisor Tom Plate)

 3987

 

 5692

765.

Japans Revolving Door of Power
Khaleej Times Online, September 22, 2007 (feat. Burkle Faculty Advisor Tom Plate)

 3925

 

 5686

766.

Is the Democracy Image Losing its Glow?
The Japan Times Online, November 17, 2007 (feat. Burkle Faculty Advisor Tom Plate)

 3853

 

 5567

767.

General Marches Through Town
LA Times, November 16, 2007 (feat. Burkle Senior Fellow Gen. Clark)

 3861

 

 5570

768.

The Wahhabi Factor in Jihadi Islam
A lecture by David Dean Commins, Dickinson College, delivered at the conference/workshop on Jihadi Islam held at the UCLA Faculty Center on Tuesday, November 13, 2007.

 11777

 

 6010

769.

Jihad in Modern Shi'a Thought
A lecture by Rola El-Husseini, Texas A and M University, delivered at the conference/workshop on Jihadi Islam held at the UCLA Faculty Center on Tuesday, November 13, 2007.

 11854

 

 5962

770.

Al-Qaeda and Anarchism: A Historian's Reply to Terrorology
A lecture by James Gelvin, UCLA, delivered at the conference/workshop on Jihadi Islam held at the UCLA Faculty Center on Tuesday, November 13, 2007.

 12385

 

 6287

771.

UCLA-USC friction goes beyond football
People who think that USC-UCLA matters only in football are out of their cardinal-and-gold or powder-blue minds.

 1673

 

 693

772.

USC Takes on UCLA in GPSTS Team Poker
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 1524

 

 689

773.

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 1976

 

 692

774.

Memorable moments of USC-UCLA rivalry
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 1802

 

 727

775.

University of Washington East Asia Center
UCLA's partner in the China in Asia Workshop Series

 1937

 

 1342

776.

East China Normal University
Shanghai campus

 1540

 

 1199

777.

UCLA Chinese Students and Scholars Association
Resources for Chinese visiting students and scholars

 1671

 

 1224

778.

National Center for History in the Schools
UCLA History Department K-12 curriculum and training resources

 1437

 

 1212

779.

UCLA History-Geography Project
Graduate School of Education and Information Science Teacher Education programs

 2255

 

 1311

780.

Outreach World
Free online curriculum resources from Title VI National Resource Centers

 1462

 

 1207

781.

Dashew Center for International Students and Scholars
Resources for international visitors

 1897

 

 1210

782.

Asian Languages & Cultures Department
Course and contact information

 2758

 

 1227

783.

Confucius Institute
Chinese language and culture for K-12 teachers and the wider campus community

 2334

 

 1376

784.

UCLA Center for East West Medicine
Part of the Collaborative Centers for Integrative Medicine (CCIM), a campus-wide, interdepartmental effort dedicated to the practice, teaching, and science of complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine.

 1326

 

 1191

785.

Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library
UCLA's collection of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Language materials

 1386

 

 1185

786.

Graduate & Postdoctoral Extramural Support (GRAPES) database
A comprehensive database of grants and fellowships maintained by the Graduate Division

 1531

 

 1213

787.

Sensual Sacrifices
One of the most musical of Chinese filmmakers, Cui Zi'en shoots his latest work as a gentle hymnal rather than an austere requiem. The result is a heartfelt paean to brotherly love.

 7275

 

 1696

788.

China in Asia Workshop Series
The China in Asia Workshop Series is a four-year collaborative project between the UCLA Asia Institute and the University of Washington East Asia Center to examine the economic, political, and cultural relationship of China and its neighbors from both historical and contemporary perspectives. This workshop series is funded by the U.S. Department of Education Title VI program.

 5613

 

 1007

789.

East China Normal University (ECNU) Collaborative Research and Scholarly Exchange Program
2007-2010, UCLA and East China Normal University (ECNU) in Shanghai established an institutional exchange program to promote international collaboration in research and student training.

 7768

 

 1003

790.

Many Ways for Bruins to Study Abroad
Various enrollment options can have dramatically different prices for similar education programs, The Daily Bruin reports.

 14550

 

 4011

791.

The Potency of Persuasion
Fortune Magazine, November 8, 2007 (feat. Burkle Center Senior Fellow Gen. Clark)

 3876

 

 5442

792.

Overrated Rebels
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.

 17679

 

 4838

793.

November 16, 2007: News Bites
Munyurangabo wins at AFI, Joy Luck Club on stage, and pandas learn kung fu. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.

 7649

 

 1782

794.

UCLA in Top 10 for Foreign Students, Students Abroad
In a new nationwide report, UCLA ranked eighth in the number of foreign students it hosted during the 2006-07 academic year and was seventh in the number of students who traveled abroad to study in 2005-06.

 13373

 

 3887

795.

Swimming in Sakura
Based on Pina Bausch's travels to contemporary Japan, Ten Chi is an energetic, breathtaking display of Bausch's signature "dance theater," which only falters when it resorts to tired Japanese caricatures for comic relief.

 6453

 

 1416

796.

AFM 2007: Capsule Reviews (part 1)
Bryan Hartzheim gives us the skinny on some of the highlights of Japanese cinema (and one Chinese picture) screened for industry professionals at the American Film Market.

 14102

 

 1760

797.

AFM 2007: Capsule Reviews (part 2)
Brian Hu gives us the skinny on some of the highlights of Chinese cinema screened for industry professionals at the American Film Market.

 6948

 

 1661

798.

Nuclear Weapons Symposium to Feature UCLA Emeritus
UCLA School of Public Affairs, March 2, 2007 (feat. the Burkle Center)

 3895

 

 5645

799.

Why Terrorists Aren't Soldiers
New York Times, August 8, 2007 (feat. Burkle Director Kal Raustiala and Burkle Senior Fellow Gen. Clark)

 3838

 

 5460

800.

Legal Scholar Kal Raustiala Appointed Director of the UCLA Ronald W. Burkle Center for International Relations
UCLA Newsroom, December 15, 2006 (feat. Burkle Director Kal Raustiala)

 3867

 

 5458

801.

A Bill of Rights Without Borders
LA Times, June 9, 2007 (feat. Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala)

 3759

 

 5470

802.

Spying Blind: The CIA, the FBI, and the Origins of 9/11
C-SPAN, September 27, 2007 (feat. Burkle Fellow Amy Zegart)

 4151

 

 5827

803.

Negroponte's Departure Shows Pressure of the Post
NPR, January 7, 2007 (feat. Burkle Fellow Amy Zegart)

 3794

 

 5412

804.

Making a Killing: How Private Armies Became A $120bn Global Industry
The Independent, September 21, 2007 (feat. Burkle Faculty Advisor Deborah Avant)

 3849

 

 5567

805.

Wesley Clark in N.H. to Talk About Clinton's Record on Veterans' Issues
Campaigns and Elections Online, October 30, 2007 (feat. Burkle Senior Fellow Gen. Clark)

 3997

 

 5691

806.

Wesley Clark to Host Conference on National Security in March
BlueSunbelt.com, December 15, 2006 (feat. Burkle Senior Fellow Gen. Clark)

 4311

 

 5987

807.

Gen. Wesley Clark: Clinton's Approach Deters a Rush to War
UnionLeader.com, October 14, 2007 (feat. Burkle Senior Fellow Gen. Clark)

 3965

 

 5591

808.

The Next War
The Washington Post, September 16, 2007 (feat. Burkle Senior Fellow Gen. Clark)

 3849

 

 5551

809.

The Smart Surge: Diplomacy
The Washington Post, January 8, 2007 (feat. Burkle Senior Fellow Gen. Clark)

 3789

 

 5518

810.

Former NATO Commander, Retired Gen. Wesley Clark, Joining UCLA as Senior Fellow
International Herald Tribune, September 18, 2006 (feat. Burkle Senior Fellow Gen. Clark)

 3921

 

 5680

811.

Last US Ambassador to USSR Makes Case for Cooperation
Ambassador Jack Matlock says that, on the most pressing global issues, the United States still needs Russia. Speaking ahead of parliamentary elections, he calls U.S. discussion of Putin's autocratic tendencies "overblown."

 16155

 

 4283

812.

Sick of Local Government Corruption? Vote Islamic.
by J. Vernon Henderson and Ari Kuncoro. Reading for Tuesday, 27 November.

 5572

 

 3328

813.

Burkle Talk: Gary Knell, President and CEO of Sesame Workshop, on Muppet Diplomacy
Gary Knell will discuss how Sesame Street is working to change our world.

 4422

 

 6265

814.

The Larry Mantle Show: Discussion of Gen. Clark's Autobiography
KPCC 89.3 Radio, November 11, 2007 (feat. Burkle Center Senior Fellow Gen. Clark)

 4142

 

 5895