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Best of 2005: Up-and-comers
Some of the men and women (and boys and girls) on our 2005 up-and-comers list are long overdue for breaking through to the other side (that would be the mainstream); others are still finding their stride. Whatever the case may be, we applaud their stick-to-itiveness and for putting Asian-Americans where they belong: in the public consciousness.





Soccer, Nationalism, and Globalization
With the 2006 FIFA World Cup days away from kicking off, the African Activist Association staged their first conference of its kind, "Soccer, Nationalism, and Globalization" on the 31st of May 2006.





Changing Times for Japanese Sex Workers
In medieval Japan, sexual entertainers and their customers enjoyed great freedoms until a growing orthodoxy stifled their trade, Janet Goodwin tells a UCLA audience.





Best of 2005: Female Entertainers
No two women on our 2005 list are alike -- except that they're all exceptional and unafraid of the spotlight. As for why we have two representatives from the reviled Memoirs of a Geisha ... well, maybe it's just foolish optimism, but we happen to believe that what won't kill your career will certainly only make it stronger.





April 13, 2006: News From Abroad
Korea doesn't want to crack the Da Vinci code; Playboy hits Indonesia; Teriyaki Boyz at MTV Asia Awards. This and more in the latest edition of News From Abroad.





Dante's Peak
Asian-American actor/dancer/poet/activist/rapper/pioneer Dante Basco has tried everything -- and I mean everything -- in this business to make a name for himself. Luckily, his efforts have not gone unnoticed. And it helps that he's not camera-shy either.





Boys Don't Cry (or Shout) : The Masseur questions rather than protests
Society often expects gay cinema to push buttons and politics. Brillante Mendoza÷Õ provocative debut, The Masseur (The Massahista), however, manages to push the envelope quietly with its emphasis on atmosphere, personal introspection, and realism.





Style, Substance, and Edge: A Conversation with Sung Kang and Russell Wong
The stars of Chris Chan Lee's Undoing, Russell Wong and Sung Kang are the contemporary representations of Asian American masculinity in Hollywood, be it by devouring watermelons salaciously or getting phone numbers the hard way. They tell APA why bringing sexy back is harder than it looks and how it takes some educated manuevering to navigate through Hollywood.





May 25, 2006: News Bites
Will Bombay bomb again?; Chadha does Dallas; M.I.A. gets detained; the Keith Tamashiro benefit concert. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.





Easy on the Eyes, Hard on Reality
APA’s resident K-drama enthusiast has started watching Princess Hours and she’s not impressed.





January 26, 2006: News From Abroad
Bollywood star Salman Khan is mad and he won't take it anymore; Korean new wave halted in East Asia; Mozart honored by National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra. This and much, much more in the latest edition of News From Abroad.





Diary Offers Window into French Indochina
A chance encounter with a rare original source took a professor and his students on a captivating journey through Vietnam. In a colloquium at UCLA, Bucknell U's David Del Testa and Los Angeles educators discuss how to share a 19-year-old woman's personal story with K-12 students.





Construction Begins on UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology
Egyptologists and UCLA's best technology centers commence the heavy lifting of rewriting ancient Egypt's history.





Juan Cole Examines Jihadist Groups
Back at UCLA for first of two events, professor and Internet blogger brings sociology of religion to bear on militant Islam's recruiting methods, lending support to view that Iraq invasion revived Al Qaeda.





Korean Press Lauds UCLA Donors
A $1 million gift from humble, hard-working Fullerton couple makes news in their country of birth. Dong Soon Im and Mi Ja Im have endowed a chair in Korean Christianity at UCLA.





African Stories in Online Curriculum Give Meaning to 'Globalization'
16 short tales, and warring commentaries on them, form the core of GlobaLink-Africa, a free, year-long, multimedia curriculum designed for grades 9-12. The polished, feature-rich web site is not only for high schoolers. Others can raid it for music, country data, or a crash course on Africa and the contemporary world.





Center Focusing on Africa, Globalization Launches Multimedia High School Curriculum
GlobaLink-Africa, a free resource for students and teachers, was four years in the making. GRCA celebrated its launch with African and Afro-Brazilian musical and dance performances.





Southeast Asian Dancers Illuminate New Course
A theory course in the Department of World Arts and Culture brings practicing dancers from Cambodia, Malaysia, and Indonesia into the classroom.





Anime's 'Transnational Geekdom'
Mizuko Ito explores anime culture in Japan and its popularity abroad.





Talkin' 'bout My Girl
The recent TV serial My Girl contains every cliche in the K-drama universe. For an American itching to catch the Korean Wave, that's not a bad thing at all.





Petition for Chair Review
Students are free to petition for specific courses to be used for their International Institute major or minor.





Middle Eastern Americana Archive Unveiled
Near East Center assistant director showcases collection of popular culture, artifacts, and memorabilia.





UCLA Scholars Stress Impact of Heritage Languages at LAUSD Achievement Conference
Institute-affiliated faculty and educators discuss culturally relevant approaches to closing the achievement gap in Los Angeles schools.





Ode to Gilmore Girls: Behind the Musicality of TV’s Beloved Show
As a smart-talking, endearingly-pretentious, pop-culture reference machine, Gilmore Girls has always taken its music very seriously. You are what you listen to -- especially when it comes to Lane Kim, who best encapsulates the ‘audiophile’ mentality of the show, acting as a mouthpiece for the Gilmore writers/producers who aren’t shy about separating the real deals from the poseurs.





May 25, 2006: News From Abroad
Ang Lee's new espionage flick; it's a bird, it's a plane, it's Superman in Bollywood; Nikkei Asia is all about the youth; Cannes 2006. All this and more in the May 25th, 2006 edition of News From Abroad.





UCLA Digital Library Presents International HIV/AIDS Posters
Online collection of 625 posters from worldwide public health campaigns marks World AIDS Day.





Brazilian Ambassador Denies U.S.-Latin Divide
On Southern Californian trip, Ambassador Roberto Abdenur discusses trade, left-leaning Latin American governments, Brazil's Bolivian investment.





Prof's perspectives on Asia reach millions
Tom Plate's "Pacific Perspectives" is widely syndicated in the U.S. and in Asia





Content-based Materials for Heritage Learners of Filipino
A team of Filipino language instructors, some based at UCLA, have developed content-based instructional materials for a complete introductory Filipino course for heritage learners.





Want to Promote Development? Fight AIDS
Director of World Bank Global HIV/AIDS Program discusses magnitude of a long-term epidemic, strategies for saving lives.





On the Edge of Vietnam's Forests
Cari Coe's research inhabits the space where protected forests, politics, and poverty meet.





Best of 2005: Male Entertainers
Asian men stepped it up a notch in 2005, making their way onto small screens and cineplexes alike, and even managing to sneak onto People's annual most beautiful list (!) Not that they're all brawn and beauty; our men have brains too, and wonderfully active ones at that. With guys like these, how does the other half live?





Nepalese Journalist to Speak on Benefits of News Blogs
As online publications increase in popularity, critics question their credibility as sources.





The Dead
In a series of up-close testimonies survivors of the Rwandan genocide tell their stories in Eric Kabera's film 'Keepers of Memory.





'As a Teacher, I Have Power'
W. Michael 'Jelani' Hamm, the Coordinator for the Social Justice Magnet at Crescent Heights Elementary, discusses his experiences at a two-day K-12 teachers' workshop on the plight of African children.





Q&A: Eric Hayot
A Global Fellow at the International Institute takes up queries on torture, Abu Ghraib, the adoption of Chinese girls, and success in academia.





'Truth Without Justice' in Chile
Human rights lawyer Fabiola Letelier argues that Chile has assembled plenty of facts about Pinochet years, needs to move on to punishment of guilty and reparations for victims. She does not entirely share public 'optimism' about President Michelle Bachelet.





Designing for Terror
Institute-funded study of transit security, begun before bombing attacks in Madrid and London, finds officials concerned about physical design of stations, riders' perceptions of risk. Europeans get higher marks for coordination than more secretive American officials.





One for all, and all for one: The Japan Center's Graduate Student Symposium
The Graduate Student Symposium for Japanese Studies faces its share of challenges. Not least of all the question of how to do so much in such little time.





Four Waves of Modern Terrorism
by David C. Rapoport, Department of Political Science, UCLA





US Dept. of Education Grants $1.7 Million Over 4 Years to Support UCLA Asian Studies Graduate Students
East Asian and Southeast Asian Studies students will compete for $423,500 each year in fellowship funds.





August 3, 2006: News From Abroad
Chinese piracy crackdown, downloading in India up; development of Malaysian pay TV; MTV India: The M stands for mature viewing; the Chinese karaoke cashbox. All this and a whole lot more in the August 3rd, 2006 edition of News From Abroad.





Former President Clinton Addresses Mideast 'Prosperity' Conference Co-Sponsored by UCLA Burkle Center
Speaking before high-level international delegations in Doha, Qatar, Clinton urges economic diversification in Middle East, advancement of women in workforce.





New York Fashion Week’s Magnificent Seven
Over 100 collections graced the Olympus Fashion Week runway, but only seven could make it to our “magnificent” list. APA reflects on the most intriguing and innovative Fall 2006 collections from some of our favorite Asian designers.





Records of East Timor, 1999
UCLA historian Geoffrey Robinson is leading a mission to save evidence of a young nation's turbulent birth and working through his own memories of violence.





March 30, 2006: News From Abroad
The return of Mulan, Vietnamese rockers, the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, and more rule the headlines in the latest edition of News From Abroad.





2014-2015 East Asia Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship
Academic Year and Summer fellowships for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language and area studies.





Obituary: Mazisi Kunene, South African Poet Laureate, Anti-apartheid Leader, and UCLA Professor
The UCLA African Studies Center held a memorial service for Kunene on Oct. 12.





Senda Koreya: Theater for Change
UCLA's Thomas Rimer examines the life and art of a Japanese actor.





Q&A: Lucy Burns
UCLA Filipino American theater expert says teaching is like performance, and scholarship and activism go hand in hand.





Slouching Towards Lebanon
Iraq expert Juan Cole and ex-CPA adviser on democratization Larry Diamond view Iraqi civil war as likely, US leverage slight. Experts discuss history of US-led military occupation, Iraqi constitution, election results.





Muslim American Poet Sets Down Stakes
University of Arkansas' Mohja Kahf asks what one more label could do for study of American writers, herself not excluded. The lecture is part of CNES-, CEES-, and government-sponsored sociology course on Muslims in Europe and North America.





APPEX Artists Gear Up for Music, Dance Performances
Collaboration by artists visiting UCLA from Indonesia, India, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, and the USA culminates in shows from July 19 to Aug. 11. The Center for Southeast Asian Studies is a co-sponsor.





Mexican Politics Comes to UCLA
The Latin American Center has scheduled speakers from the three major political parties in this year's Mexican presidential election to give guest lectures at UCLA.





UCLA International Institute Announces Three Endowed Chairs





Q&A: Nathan Jensen
A political scientist and Global Fellow studies how multinational corporations make decisions that affect developing countries.





Former Internee Offers Gift to Bring Two Nations Closer Together
More than 60 years after he left the camp behind, this emeritus UCLA professor, surgeon and researcher and his wife, Hisako, have donated $5 million to promote better understanding between Japan and America.





The Oaxaca Files
Kevin Terraciano, the new chair of the Latin American Studies Interdepartmental Program, works to uncover stories from central and southern Mexico.





Powell Showcases Middle East in American Popular Fiction
The exhibit, curated by CNES Assistant Director Jonathan Friedlander, runs Nov. 6-Jan. 12 at UCLA’s Powell Library. A Jan. 11 lecture will treat the Middle East in American crime fiction.





Funding Opportunities for Women
Grants and fellowships for African Women. Funding is not administered by the African Studies Center.





American in Beirut
UCLA Islamic Studies doctoral student Joanne Nucho went to Lebanon to study Arabic and a community in East Beirut. She ended up working to get out, a process that led her to new reflections on the region and her own family ties to it.





Indonesia, Democracy, and Playboy
M. Din Syamsuddin, president of one of Indonesia's largest Muslim organizations, talks about the future of his country at UCLA.





UCLA Brazilianist Takes Top Sociology Book Award
Assumptions about race relations derived from U.S. experience don't hold for Brazil, Edward Telles announced in 'Race in Another America,' judged best contribution to sociology in three years.





A Wake-up Call for Transit System Security
A study with funding from the Global Impact Research Initiative in the Ronald W. Burkle Center for International Relations explores the complex security and terrorism issues that affect public transportation worldwide.





Professors Caught in the Machine
South Korean universities are losing their ideals, says Kang Nae-hui.





10 UCLA Koreanist PhDs Land Jobs in Field
Ten recent Korean studies PhDs will take up research and teaching jobs in 2006–07.





August 24, 2006: News from Abroad
Bong Joon-ho's Korean pic destroys box-office records, Ganesha is animated, Will Smith takes on Bollywood, and two martial art power players may join forces. All this and more in the August 3rd, 2006 edition of News From Abroad.





Institute's Centers Awarded $3.6 Million for Language and Area Studies Fellowships
Education Department's FLAS funds to support graduate students in 2006-10 through UCLA Latin American, Near Eastern, East Asian, and Southeast Asian studies centers. Asia Institute to increase number of awards.





Unclothed and Uninhibited
A multi-faceted performer, Sook-Yin Lee remains true to herself, both onscreen and off. Ana La O' talks to the actress about her brave, provocative new role in John Cameron Mitchell's Shortbus.





UCLA Center for Korean Studies Receives $1.2 Million Grant from the Academy of Korean Studies
The grant money will be provided over a five-year period to be used for establishing a network with Korean studies specialists in Latin America and for strengthening the Korean studies program at UCLA.





Former Israeli Ambassador Sees Few Ways Forward
Iraq war, Hamas electoral win, and Iran's ambitions make settlement with Palestinians still harder than before, says UCLA alumnus Itamar Rabinovich.





The New Generation in Hybrids
The reviews are in, and even the supporters of Justin Lin's "Fast and the Furious 3: Tokyo Drift" can't get beyond the fact that it's merely a generic Hollywood auto racing film. APA looks for subversion within the formula.





K-12 Teachers Seek Out Lesson in African-Latin American Links
A ten-day workshop for local educators provides much-needed evidence that heritages of Latina/o and African American students intersect.





September 7, 2006: News Bites
Yunjin Kim makes TV Guide history; Chicago interprets maladies; Tony Jaa back in theaters; and that's right, thought-provoking, heart-wrenching films about beer do exist. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.





Israel's Outrageous Attacks
Israel is engaging in collective punishment of the people of Lebanon, writes UCLA Professor Saree Makdisi July 19 in the Los Angeles Times.





Tainted Legacy
U. of Pittsburgh's Akiko Hashimoto examines the debate surrounding Japan's guilt over World War II.





Global Terrorism Prevention on a Shoestring
Scholar of political terrorism and key figure in UN efforts to prevent it challenges conventional wisdom on extremist groups.





Flashpoint in Japanese-Korean Relations
Connecticut College's Alexis Dudden speaks on "Illegal Korea".





The Middle East's Symbolic Slugfest
A need to protect symbols lies behind the latest Mideast violence, writes UCLA historian and CNES faculty member David N. Myers in the Los Angeles Times.





The Murder of American Values in Lebanon
Fighting in Lebanon and Israel 'might engulf the entire region as well as what is left of faith in American ideals in the Muslim world,' writes UCLA Fulbright Coordinator Ann Zwicker Kerr in the Aug. 14 Christian Science Monitor.





UCLA Visiting Professor Wins Prestigious French Book Prize
Prix Renaudot winners become "mega-stars overnight" in France.





Gen. Wesley Clark to Join UCLA Burkle Center
Former supreme allied commander of NATO and 2004 Democratic presidential candidate will teach seminars, publish papers through the Burkle Center and host an annual conference on national security.





Afghan Foreign Minister Calls Judiciary 'Biggest Challenge'
Dr. 'Abdullah' Abdullah notes progress, urges diplomatic solution to dispute between neighboring Iran and the United States.





Children of the Revolution
Already a cult hit around the world and India's submission this year for the Oscar foreign language nomination, Rang De Basanti will be re-released in US theaters in March with an edit specifically for American foreign film audiences. APA interviews director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.





International Institute Sponsors Six Faculty Projects
The next round of applications for mid-sized UCLA faculty grants—for globally oriented teaching, research, and outreach—is due on April 15, 2006.





$5 Million Gift From Paul I. Terasaki Foundation Advances Contemporary Japanese Studies at UCLA
UCLA alumnus and professor, who spent high school in WWII internment camp, invented groundbreaking tissue-typing test for organ transplantation.





Ngugi wa Thiong'o Shares His Art
On a book tour for his English translation of 'Wizard of the Crow,' the Kenyan novelist and playwright teaches a UCLA audience about dictators, globalization, and 'the unity behind creation.'





For the Grins
The question of why to study the Quechua language has any number of easy answers.





Speaker Series Measures Laws' Reach in Americas, Beyond
'Transnational moral entrepreneur' and founder of Drug Policy Alliance, Ethan Nadelmann steps back from anti-drug-war stance to look historically at intersection of crime control and international relations. The UCLA Latin American Center is co-sponsoring lectures tied to law school course on globalization.





In UCLA Debut, Wesley Clark Critiques US Torture Policy
The former supreme allied commander of NATO, now a Burkle Center senior fellow, and UCLA law professors discuss provisions of the Military Commissions Act of 2006. Clark disputes need for "rough treatment" of detainees on practical, moral, and geo-strategic grounds.





Lebanon's War With Cluster Bombs
The 40% of Israeli-dropped 'bomblets' that didn't explode during this summer's war continue to kill Lebanon's most vulnerable, writes Professor Saree Makdisi in the Los Angeles Times.





Sorgenfrei's Last Stand
UCLA professor Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei speaks out on the sometimes frightful, but mostly delightful, process behind her landmark book, Unspeakable Acts: The Avant-Garde Theatre of Terayama Shuji and Postwar Japan.





Gen. Wesley Clark Joins UCLA's Burkle Center
Clark will host a major conference on campus this winter on the future of the Middle East.





You Break, You Buy: The Indelible Mark of Gilmore Girls
Over these past six seasons of "Gilmore Girls," viewers have gotten a glimpse of what Asian Americans on television can be. No token characters, no racial identity issues, just people who light up the crazy world we live in. Creator Amy Sherman-Palladino was just trying to find a funny story to tell, and as a byproduct, a door was creaked open. Helen Pai, Keiko Agena, and Emily Kuroda helped make it happen.





Film Captures Vietnam-Israel Connection
The UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies and the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies present a documentary recounting the true story of Vietnamese immigrants to Israel.





From Here to Everywhere
The geographer who chairs the new Global Studies Interdepartmental Program says that globalization makes people think twice about simple questions, like where they're from.





Journal of Middle East Women's Studies Moves to UCLA
CNES hosts a conference marking the arrival of JMEWS's editorial operation at the UCLA Center for the Study of Women. UCLA's Sondra Hale and UCSB's Nancy Gallagher will serve as co-editors.





Video Available of Roland B. Tolentino speaking on 'Diaspora as Historical/Political Trope in Philippine Literature.'
Watch the University of the Philippines Film Institute professor speaking to a UC-Berkeley audience. Tolentino was also CSEAS Distinguished Visitor at UCLA in February 2006.





Nuclear North Korea as Seen From 4 Capitals
Experts on the Koreas, China, and the US say that North Korea won't give up its nuclear arms and that differences between the US and negotiating partners, including ally South Korea, will complicate six-party talks.





Equity, Impact at Odds in AIDS Fight: UCLA Study
Allocating scarce antiretroviral drugs to South African cities would prevent the greatest number of infections, a UCLA AIDS Institute study finds.





Pacific Briefing: Steady Growth in Gross Transnational Cool
UCLA project devoted to Tokyo-LA interactions in art, fashion, food holds workshop on 'LA as Offshore Japan.'





Generations of Arab Women
Jean Said Makdisi, memoirist and sister of the late scholar Edward Said, discusses her new family chronicle.





Islam and Politics, Muslim Diasporas, Historical Photography Anchor Spring Programs
More than 50 scholars from around the world participate in a host of academic activities sponsored by CNES





Unknown Voices from Argentina
Photographer Patrick Liotta and Mapuche Indian performer Beatriz Pichi Malen tell of the Mapuche people's bravery and determination in confronting wars, poverty, and domination by various groups.





Mexican voting system problematic
Porfirio Muñoz Ledo, former president of the PRI and founding member of the center-left PRD, said keeping track of eligible voters living abroad has been a major problem.





India's Latest Export
Indian fashion gets a modern makeover and captivates a global audience.





Fear and Trembling: Terrorism in Three Religious Traditions
by David C. Rapoport, Department of Political Science, UCLA





UCLA Fowler Museum to Premiere 'Art of Being Tuareg: Sahara Nomads in a Modern World' Oct. 29
The first major U.S. exhibition on Tuareg art and culture examines the history of "the Blue People of the Sahara," so-called for their indigo turbans that at times stain their skin and define their identity as they ride on majestic camels.





CNES Launches Podcasts on Post-9/11 Middle East
A Fall 2006 lecture series goes live. The first speaker, Rutgers political scientist Eric Davis, charts a path towards democracy in Iraq.





An Overseas Report: Fall Fashion, European Style
APA turns its eye to Europe for a double dosage of fall fashion. Read about the most exciting and refined collections by Asian designers in London and Paris! Why? Because frankly, the British are coming -- up in the fashion world that is -- and because there are few things sweeter than French dressing.





Framing Kitano Takeshi
Aeron Gerow discusses the evolution of nationalism in Kitano Takeshi's Hana-bi.





Bright Lights, Hard Lives
The people of Nigeria's southern delta region benefit little from oil wealth. UCLA panel discussions focus on the causes of their distress.





Positively No Filipinos Allowed?
Black Eyed Pea and director Patricio Ginelsa's latest Tagalog video "Bebot" gets the cold shoulder from its label and MTV.





How I Met the Writers of How I Met Your Mother
"How I Met Your Mother" writers Brenda Hsueh and Kourtney Kang give their perspectives on working behind the camera for a major television show.





Privatizing the Post Office
Japanese politics expert Patricia Maclachlan identifies the challenges to the future privatization of the Japanese post office.





An Accent on Acting: An Interview with Gong Li
If Zhang Yimou's sensuous cinema is a stacked deck of visual tricks, then Gong Li's the queen of hearts every time. APA talks to her highness just days after the premiere of their latest collaboration, Curse of the Golden Flower.





Thailand's Former Foreign Minister Looks to the Future
Kantathi Suphamongkohn says he saw the coup coming, but does not yet know what his next move will be.





Afghan leader forges new state, ties to UCLA
A full lecture hall of UCLA students heard about the progress of Afghanistan's government directly from Afghan Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah.





14 Ways of Looking at a Bald Eagle
Veteran New York Times international reporter Stephen Kinzer, author of Overthrow, worries that Americans again harbor good intentions about Iran.





Pre-dissertation Fellowships at East China Normal University, Shanghai
Pre-dissertation fellowships at ECNU for UCLA graduate students





International Artists Converge at UCLA
Commissioned by the UCLA Center for Intercultural Performance, APPEX is a six-week artist residency program for music, dance and theater that fosters artistic collaboration and promotes creative cultural discoveries through an intensive summer workshop series suited for professional artists. CSEAS is a co-sponsor of the program.





Leading Ethiopian Historian Revisits Student Movement
Bahru Zewde of Addis Ababa University was a member and early observer of the movement that supplied ideas for transition after the 1974 revolution.





Speaker Discusses Latin American Politics
The two-hour event with Tariq Ali was co-sponsored by the UCLA Latin American Center.





How can the Middle East diversify its social and economic development?
In early 2006, the Burkle Center for International Relations and the ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatar co-sponsored a conference in Doha to explore the prospects for economic and social development in the Middle East.





Iranians Demand Change, Reject War by US, Says Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi
Human rights advocate denounces Iranian laws that harm children and women, set back path to 'advanced democracy.' Protesters interrupt speech; a few are ejected.





The Aesthetics of 'Bijin'
USC scholar discusses a Japanese notion of beauty and its artistic representation in Meiji period paintings.





The Boundaries of the Bill of Rights
Only outdated notions of national sovereignty, and not the U.S. Constitution, prevent basic protections from applying beyond U.S. borders, argues law and global studies professor Kal Raustiala.





Institute's Area and Language Centers, Partners Win Federal Awards for Programs of More Than $6 Million over 4 Years
Education Department budgets funds for five UCLA area studies 'centers of excellence,' two of them as part of cross-campus consortiums. It also establishes, under the UCLA Center for World Languages, a new center for the study of 'heritage languages,' including more than 100 spoken in Los Angeles communities. The money comes on top of $3.6 million awarded in May for graduate students' language learning.





Red Doors on the Red Carpet
Braving a long, uphill journey that is proving to be well worth the while, the Red Doors cast and crew are hoping to repeat their success in New York as the film opens in Los Angeles and San Francisco this upcoming weekend.





Professor Wins Top French Literary Prize with Congolese Fable
Alain Mabanckou, a visiting professor in the Department of French and Francophone Studies, won the annual prize for his best-selling novel, "Mémoires de porc-épic" ("Memoirs of a Porcupine").





Doctor of Stability
Mexican Finance Minister Francisco Gil Díaz explains how his country has avoided fiscal crises like those that plagued it over three decades.





Creation of The Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies
4 Million Dollar Endowment Gift is Designed to Enhance Japanese Studies at UCLA in Several Areas





Mastering Spirits
Columbia's Michael Como challenges traditional views of legendary 'corruptor' figures in the context of cultic ritual and disease in medieval Japan.





Tactical Means, Strategic Ends: Al Qaeda's Use of Denial and Deception
by Devin D. Jessee, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, USA





Rogowski takes the reins of the International Institute
After Geoff Garrett's departure, maintaining existing programs and strengthening new ones are the top priorities for the new Vice Provost and Dean





FLAS Awards for Summer Cooperative African Language Institute (SCALI)
The Summer Cooperative African Language Institute (SCALI) takes place at a different institution every two to three years. In 2009, it will be at Michigan State University (MSU).





Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Community Outreach Program Fund
This fund is designed to promote deeper understanding among members of the Japanese American community of their rich and diverse heritage.





Nuclear War Can't Be 'Regional'
Any nuclear conflict would devastate cities and threaten global population through climate change, researchers say.





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





Column: Pop go the C-words
Relax, it's just mando-pop. Or is it? Wang Leehom and A-Mei's latest records sing of "Chineseness" in ways that aren't music to everyone's ears.





Obituary: Guillermo Hernandez, UCLA Professor of Spanish, Director Emeritus of Chicano Studies Research Center and Leading Expert on Corridos
Guillermo E. Hernández, UCLA professor of Spanish, director emeritus of the university's Chicano Studies Research Center and a leading expert on corridos, died Sunday, July 16, in Mexico City. He was 66.





Database of All Things Latin American Aims Fresh Look, Languages, Options at Google-Happy Students
UCLA-based Hispanic American Periodicals Index has a record of adapting early to technological shifts. Now staff at HAPI have redesigned the web site in response to 'usability' testing by UCLA library science student, increased full-text offerings, and translated pages into Spanish and Portuguese.





Democracy's No Panacea for Poverty, Study Finds
Michael Ross, a UCLA political scientist, concluded that democratic countries do no better than their non-democratic counterparts in helping the world's poorest citizens -- a troubling finding, he said, that contradicts the claims made by a generation of scholars.





Chaos and Hope for Writers of History
Carol Gluck urges historians to seek new directions, quick.





Middle East Moments
Four scholars uncover, try out ways of seeing early photographs of region.





Other Funding Opportunities for Current Graduate Students
Although CEES does not adminster the following funding opportunities, we post them on our website to assist graduate students interested in European and Eurasian Studies.





Sondhi's 'New Time' Journalism
In an on-camera interview with AsiaMedia, media mogul and anti-Thaksin activist Sondhi Limthongkul said corruption in Thailand has forced his news reporting into a journalism-activism hybrid.





Report Gives Insight into International Enrollment
Though numbers have been declining since 2002-2003, a downward trend may be ending.





Enable/Disable Email Vacation Message
Instructions on how to enable and disable the email vacation message feature for email accounts





Beyond the Headlines
Top 10 Most Underreported Humanitarian Stories of 2005: Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)





It's About to Shine Brighter on Studio 60
Camille Chen went from commercials and guest roles to landing a coveted re-occuring spot on Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, where she plays a featured player on the show-within-a-show and gets to share screentime with such TV veterans as Matthew Perry, Bradley Whitford, and DL Hughley.





Former Ambassador Emphasizes Africa's Centrality
Princeton Lyman, a Ralph Bunche senior fellow, visited UCLA to present a report by the Council of Foreign Relations Task Force on U.S. policy towards Africa.





Links to Other Korean Studies Websites
Websites of interest to persons involved in the study of Korea.





70 Years After Start of Spanish Civil War
UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese presents Oct. 10–Dec. 5 film series on Franco era's bloody beginning.





16th Annual Iranian Film Festival
Over the past 16 years the UCLA Film and Television Archive has presented an eclectic selection of the best new film and video works from Iran and the Iranian Diaspora. From the very beginning in 1990, the annual Celebration of Iranian Cinema has been one of the most eagerly anticipated festivals presented by the Archive, with packed houses nightly.





Journalist Discusses Recent Thai Coup
Sondhi Limthongkul speaks on campus about what led to the government’s overthrow by the military. The talk was sponsored by the UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies.





Global leaders offer ways to improve Middle East Company
Former President Clinton opens session with plan to make oil revenues benefit region.





Diary Gives a Face to HIV/AIDS Battle
Woman records experience on radio to bring patients hope, erase stigma attached to illness.





UCLA at the 2006 Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies
UCLA faculty and students, as well as alumni, present research findings at annual meeting.





Cultural Blossoming at Cherry Blossom Festival
Traditional dances, taiko drums, kimono fashion show, magic tricks, and martial arts demonstrations were just a few of the things rallied at the 7th annual Cherry Blossom Festival.





Panel Explores North Korea’s Future
Discussion attempts to add depth to public perceptions following country’s nuclear test





Lawyer to Discuss Human Rights
Fabiola Letelier will be speaking today about prosecuting secret police in Chile.





Shangri-La: Restoring Hope for Asian American Music
Producer wunderkind Dave Liang is the architect behind the MSN-chart-topping Shanghai Restoration Project, an album blending hip-hop with electronica with classical Chinese instruments. APA spoke to Liang about '30s Shanghai, the possibility of hip-hop and country music joining forces, and the state of Asian American art.





Sammy Yukuan Lee Scholarships for Undergraduate Students
Each year one student is selected to receive a full scholarship (fees, plus a living stipend) for four years.





Sectarianism Plaguing Iraq, Says Expert
Spiegel, who is one of the world's foremost experts on American foreign policy in the Middle East, was in Doha to take part in the international conference on Enriching the Middle East's Economic Future.





AFM 2006: Capsule Reviews
Forget the festivals. If you want to see great films in L.A., you better be part of the army of distributors, exhibitors, journalists, and financiers at the American Film Market. Civilians strictly prohibited.





The Dao in Nara Literature
USC's David Bialock speaks about his research on Daoist influences in Japanese literature from the Nara period.





September 21, 2006: News From Abroad
Disneyland Hong Kong turns one, BBC makes a Bollywood connection, Robbie Williams cancels Asian dates, and Chen lusts with caution. All this and more the latest edition of News From Abroad.





Palm Springs Film festival overview, Part One: Bloody Mary
Another week, another festival. This time, we've got the Palm Springs film festival in our crosshairs. And a few wrongs to right. Starting with some uncooperative film projectors and ending with a villain that makes Hannibal Lector look downright classy.





Spring's Magnificent Seven
New York Fashion Week has returned for spring 2007 and so has APA’s Magnificent list. APA reviews our favorite spring collections from seven Asian designers.





Part of the A-Nation
APA Japan correspondent Anne Lee gives us a play-by-play as Avex Trax' 2006 summer festival, A-nation, wraps up in Tokyo.





Web Site Project Management Questionnaire
Purpose of this document is to help you think about specific plannning required to design and build a web site that successfully meet project goals.





From Dorms to Dakar
WAC students experience language, culture of Senegal through UCLA Summer Session program.





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





Transforming the World View of Minority Cultures
A program funded by the Mellon Foundation is creating an enlightened new perspective on the influence of minority cultures around the world.





Bruin Angels: Niranjala and Lokubanda Tillakaratne
Using primarily their own savings, they fund self-help projects for poor Sri Lankan villages, where the Tillakaratnes spend their vacation time each year.





Best of 2005: Films
It was a good year for Asian cinefiles. So good, in fact, that we had to expand our list, from ten to fifteen, with plenty more worthy titles left out in the cold. Don't believe us, check the honorable mentions, which include a Cannes favorite (China's Shanghai Dreams) and an Oscar hopeful (India's Paheli).





'After Bach': UCLA Live Welcomes Latvian Violinist Gidon Kremer
Joined by pianist Andrius Zlabys and percussionist Andrei Pushkarev, Kremer on Nov. 19 will perform celebrated works composed or influenced by Johann Sebastian Bach.





Course List





Terasaki Chair in the Study of Contemporary Japan
The University of California, Los Angeles, seeks applications and nominations for the Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Chair in the Study of Contemporary Japan, to be administered through UCLA's International Institute.





Focusing on the Palestinian Narrative
Columbia professor's new book aims to discuss the group's history without using other peoples' lenses. The lecture was co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies.





Professor Fights to Save Records
The records Robinson compiled during his time in East Timor have contributed to a larger record of archives collected by the Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation, which collects records of the 25-year Indonesian occupation of East Timor.





Legal Scholar Appointed Director of Burkle Center
Kal Raustiala assumes leadership of UCLA's primary academic unit that fosters interdisciplinary research and policy-oriented teaching on the role of the United States in global cooperation and conflict, and military, political, social and economic affairs.





Talk Analyzes Effects of Arab Nationalism
This lecture was part of the Center for Near Eastern Studies' fall lecture series called "The New Middle East: Five Years After 9/11," which aims to explore the recent issues with multiple professional points of view. The next public lecture is scheduled for Nov. 16 at 2:30 p.m. in Bunche 10383.





Global Studies Major-Senior Thesis
Guidelines for the Global Studies Major senior thesis.





Art Intersects with Life at the Fowler
"Intersections: World Arts, Local Lives" features some 250 objects from the Fowler's permanent collection--the art of Africa, Asia, the Pacific and the Americas.





IDS Course Descriptions





UCLA Asian Studies Faculty in the News -- January 2006
Performers influenced by the APPEX experience, gift to create a chair for the study of Korean Christianity





Arts Activists Call Out to Human Trafficking Victims
Symposium on human trafficking is one of three recent globalization events sponsored by WAC with support from the International Institute. The others were a symposium on globalization and the arts and WAC's activites on World AIDS Day.





Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd...
East West Players continue their Sondheim tradition with their second staging of the musical thriller, "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," directed by Tim Dang.





Experts Assess Iraq's Horrific Toll
Health-care professionals intimately familiar with the war's effects on bodies and minds shared their perspectives at a conference sponsored by Physicians for Social Responsibility, UCLA Extension, and the School of Public Health.





Dershowitz Shifts Focus to World Outside Israel
In talk co-sponsored by CNES, the Harvard professor and author argues "obsessive" focus on Israel takes time and energy away from the protest of other more serious human rights violations perpetrated by other countries.





The Whitewashing of Ariel Sharon
CNES faculty member Saree Makdisi argued in the Los Angeles Times that the 'man of courage and peace' story ignores Sharon's bloody and ruthless past.





Middle East Series Goes On
Cal State Stanislaus professor speaks on current condition of Lebanese politics





Politicians Form Alliance to Reduce Urban Pollution
Though speakers at the meeting said they believe greenhouse gas emissions are contributing to a dangerous warming of the global environment, they were also optimistic about their ability to solve the problem.





What Should America's Strategy Be in the Middle East?
A look at the policies of 11 U.S. presidents since the creation of the new Middle East in 1948 provides useful clues to a sound and viable strategy in the region, writes UCLA political scientist Steven Spiegel.





African-based Performers Next on UCLA Live's World Music Schedule
Nov. 11 show features the Mombasa Party and the Royal Drummers of Burundi. Brazilian musician Gilberto Gil will appear in March.





The Taiwan Scholarship Program
Cultural Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles





Iranian Lawyer to Give Talk on Human Rights
Shirin Ebadi, the first Iranian and the first Muslim woman to receive a Nobel Peace Prize, was given the award for her dedication to human rights and a nonviolent, evolutionary process for change in the Iranian government.





UCLA Students Receive Pacific Rim Research Grants 2006-2007
Four UCLA students receive support for research in Malaysia, Vietnam, and Indonesia.





Blogging at VC: Day 1
APA blogs on opening night at the VC, where Vivian Wu and Ham Tran's colossus of a film, Journey from the Fall, took center stage.





Manager Checklist for Entering Employees and Visitors
Please refer to the enclosed checklist when you have new employees and visitors.





AFI Fest 2006: Capsule Reviews
APA breezes through some of the "Asian New Classics" at AFI this year, including two Johnnie To films, the new Pang Brothers thriller, and the biggest Korean movie of the year.





Ron Burkle
Ron Burkle is Co-Chairman of the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations as well as Founder and Chairman of the Board of The Ronald W. Burkle Foundation





UCLA Ethnomusicologist on Arab Classical Sounds
Racy explains pleasures of a musical tradition to the Kansas City Star.





Dershowitz to Discuss Israel at UCLA
Student groups host controversial speaker, who has repeatedly defended the country’s military actions. [The UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies and the School of Law are co-sponsoring the event with two student groups.]





Law Prof Reaffirms Islam's Moral Message
In Indonesia, Malaysia, Egypt and Turkey, audiences of up to 1,000 people recently turned up to listen to him speak. In the United States, Abou El Fadl's views have made him unpopular among fellow Arab Americans.





New Course for Spring: Asian Action Films
New course looks at how the action film genre, part of East Asian national-popular traditions, circulates around the world.





Migration: A Summer Institute For Educators
Held August 7 – August 11, 2006, the program is jointly sponsored by the UCLA Center for European & Eurasian Studies and the UCLA History-Geography project.





Intrastate Conflict Management and Regional Security: The Israel-Hizbullah Confrontation in Historical Perspective
A lecture by Avraham Sela, Colgate University and Hebrew University, part of the Center for Near Eastern Studies Fall lecture series on The New Middle East: Five Years After 9/11. The series explores the most recent events in the Middle East, while providing perspective and analysis from a variety of points of view.





Hiring Work-Study Students
Guidelines, Links





Visiting Scholars and Associates, 2006-07
Names, institution and research topic of visiting scholars and associates at UCLA Center for Korean Studies, 2006-07





What We Must Do Now: Gen. Clark on Afghanistan
Gen. Wesley Clark, a senior fellow at the UCLA Burkle Center, argues in Newsweek that the United States and NATO, at a crossroads in the war in Afghanistan, must engage the broader political and economic conflict to win. That means doing 'nation-building.'





Eric Davis Lecture: In Iraq, Democracy is the Only Answer
This lecture is part of the Center for Near Eastern Studies Fall lecture series on The New Middle East: Five Years After 9/11, exploring the most recent events in the Middle East, while providing perspective and analysis from a variety of points of view.





September 7, 2006: News From Abroad
John Woo casts his next epic, Chinese filmmaker banned, legendary Bollywood director dies, and Japanese drag is hot again. All this and more in the latest edition of News From Abroad.





Surrender to the J-Pop
Ten plus years into a successful singing career, Amuro Namie is still a crowd pleaser, convincing APA concert critic Anne Lee that she is still the queen of hip-hop and forever a J-pop diva. It's almost like we are there in the action, teeny-bopping all over again.





Program Stays on Top of the World
Global studies has been popular with students in its first year, with all classes filled to capacity.





Global Fellows 2006–2007
The UCLA International Institute is proud to introduce the 2006–07 Global Fellows.





Back to the Future in the Middle East
A lecture by Barry Rubin, Director of the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center in Herzliya, Israel, part of the Center for Near Eastern Studies Fall lecture series on The New Middle East: Five Years After 9/11. The series explores the most recent events in the Middle East, while providing perspective and analysis from a variety of points of view.





Hong Kong Handover
Not surprisingly, Martin Scorsese's awaited remake of Hong Kong's beloved Infernal Affairs is a high-octane blast of pure cinema. The surprise is that the guns are pointed at China.





Inside Man: Jeff Chang can't stop, won't stop thinking about the new generation of Asian Americans in the arts: Part One
The author of Can't Stop Won't Stop, a cultural history of the hip-hop generation, and a giant in the world of arts criticism, Jeff Chang gets candid about the future of Asian American programming, his so-called career, and what it means to step into the cipher.





Looking at the World Through Comedy: An Interview with actress Sheetal Sheth
We'll be perfectly honest: "Looking for Comedy for the Muslim World" left us a bit baffled at first. But once the dissection and analysis began, the wheels started turning, and things started falling into place. APA speaks to Sheetal Sheth, who plays the title role of Maya, in Albert Brooks' newest comedy/think-piece.





'The Day the Internet Blew Up in My Face'
MIT professor Shigeru Miyagawa got more than he bargained for when he posted an image of Japanese war propaganda on an educational website.





Hope for the World's Dwindling Supply of Drinking Water
The new reverse osmosis (RO) membranes offer a huge improvement over current ones, which clog easily when bacteria and other particles build up on the surface.





The Bombastic and the Beautiful: An Interview with Director Zhang Yimou
Amidst the busy preparation for his three latest projects -- Curse of the Golden Flower, the Metropolitan Opera's The First Emperor, and the 2008 Beijing Olympics opening and closing ceremonies -- Chinese cinema czar Zhang Yimou shares his thoughts with Asia Pacific Arts on his latest cinematic offering.





SFIAAFF Capsule Film Reviews
APA runs through a few of the hits and misses at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival.





Sensibilities of Transformation: The Linguistic Turn in East Asian Literature Studies
Michael Bourdaghs, Assistant Professor, EALC, University of California, Los Angeles





Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships in Policy-Oriented Research
Herman Kahn Fellowships from the Hudson Institute





'Liminal Spaces: Photographs of Morocco by Rose-Lynn Fisher' Opens at the UCLA Fowler Museum Sept. 17
The exhibition features 48 black-and-white photographs that explore the theme of the "liminal," the sensory threshold that exists in social interactions, physical spaces, and desert and urban settings.





Palm Springs Film Festival Overview, Part Two: Sight and Sound
Part two of our ongoing film festival dialogues looks at how sound and image contribute to the success (and shortcomings) of Hou Hsiao-hsien's Three Times, Tsai Ming-liang's The Wayward Cloud, and Peter Chan's Perhaps Love.





The Butterfly's Wide Open Spaces
Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly has long been a lightning rod for cultural critique. Robert Wilson’s minimalist re-staging, while not devoid of ethnic stereotypes, charts new spaces for this butterfly to soar.





Lecture Series to Explore Darfur
Professor Edward Alpers will discuss the roots of the crisis in Sudan, which has lasted more than three years.





Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities





Reform, Not Tax Relief, Is the Way to Lure Investors
Non-economic factors, not fiscal policy, are fundamental in explaining the lack of investment in many developing countries, writes Global Fellow Nathan Jensen in the Financial Times.





Welfare Fails to Save the World
"Whether or not there was a time for foreign aid, it is an idea whose time has gone," argues UCLA economist Deepak Lal in The Australian.





2006 Koguryo Research Foundation Visiting International Scholar Research Fellowship Program
The 2006 Koguryo Research Foundation Visiting International Scholar Research Fellowship Program is designed to encourage international scholars in the history of Korea or Korean studies to come to Korea and conduct research as visiting scholars.





Lecturer in Quechua and Spanish.
Full-time appointment consists of roughly 2/3 time teaching Quechua (elementary and advanced), and 1/3 time teaching diverse levels of Spanish.





2007 Monbukagakusho Research Student Scholarship
Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles





Unseen Pleasures
A One and a Two receives a new pair of ones and zeroes as Edward Yang’s acclaimed domestic epic Yi Yi finally gets the digital transfer it richly deserves. Brian Hu, with the help of Criterion producer Curtis Tsui, measures its significance for the budding cineaste.





The American Approach to the Middle East
A lecture by Steven L. Spiegel, Professor of Political Science at UCLA, part of the Center for Near Eastern Studies Fall lecture series on The New Middle East: Five Years After 9/11. The series explores the most recent events in the Middle East, while providing perspective and analysis from a variety of points of view.





Harvard-Yenching Library Travel Grants
Harvard University





New Old Lebanon
A public lecture by As'ad Abukhalil, CSU Stanislaus and UC Berkeley, part of the Center for Near Eastern Studies Fall lecture series on The New Middle East: Five Years After 9/11, exploring the most recent events in the Middle East, while providing perspective and analysis from a variety of points of view.





Dancing in the Moonlight
Poised to become a cult favorite amongst dorky-cool musical appreciators, Colma: The Musical has been getting rave reviews and festival buzz, picking up two Jury Prize Awards along the way (at the SFIAAF and VC Film Festival). APA talks to director Richard Wong about the concept to conception.





Jay's tepid November Reign
Jay Chou’s 2005 album is much like 2004’s. And 2003’s. And 2002’s and 2001’s. So why should we keep listening?





Wilferd Madelung to Receive Giorgio Levi Della Vida Award in Islamic Studies
Leading contemporary Islamicist is nineteenth recipient of LDV prize





Outer Limits: Chris Chan Lee's Undoing and So Yong Kim's In Between Days
Two of the Asian American selections at this year's Los Angeles International Film Festival -- one a festival darling, the other a festival-darling-to-be -- offer new and exciting ways to look at the Asian American indie. The question is, will anyone actually notice?





SFIAAFF overview: Notes from the Overground
APA film critics Brian Hu and Chi Tung chew the fat over authenticity, community, and Asian male sexuality at the 2006 San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival.





Junior Associates in Asian Affairs
The Asia Foundation





Meeting Room Reservations
As we all know, finding a location for events is often the most difficult part of conference planning. As soon as you have a confirmed date, reserve your room!





AFI Fest 2006: Hollywood will be Hollywood
The glamour! The awards! Asian cinema showed off at this year’s AFI Fest even though it never truly arrived.





China/UNESCO - the Great Wall Fellowship
China/UNESCO--the Great Wall Fellowship scheme is a full scholarship scheme set up by the Ministry of Education of China for candidates recommended by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). China Scholarship Council (hereinafter referred to as CSC) administers the recruitment and the daily management of the scheme.





Clash of Values or Interests? US Policy in the Middle East
A public lecture by Jerrold Green, RAND Corporation, part of the Center for Near Eastern Studies Fall lecture series on The New Middle East: Five Years After 9/11, exploring the most recent events in the Middle East, while providing perspective and analysis from a variety of points of view.





Southeast Asian Humanities Faculty Search at UCLA
Search in Department of Asian Languages and Cultures. Deadline November 1, 2006.





ACLS/Frederick Burkhardt Fellowships for Recently Tenured Faculty
This Fellowship Supports More Adventurous, More Wide-Ranging, and Longer-Term Patterns of Research than are Current in Humanities and Related Social Sciences





Family Ties
Margaret Cho's long-defunct All American Girl featured the usual sitcom blather, stereotyping and barely developed plotlines. Nevertheless, it remains the only show on television to ever feature an Asian ensemble cast. APA looks back at a flawed milestone.





Best of 2005: Filmmakers
Moviemaking takes time, talent, and some serious mental toughness. So it's no surprise that our filmmakers of the year possess all of the above in spades. Because when the going gets tough, the tough get going -- the result being characters that click, images that stick and a style that the filmmakers in all of us envy to no avail.





TeleMongol Nights
APA talks to some of the creators of the sketch comedy show TeleMongol about bringing Asian American humor to the masses.





East is East; West is Hollywood
The choice to use Japan in the globe-trotting Babel is more than blind chance, but a calculated way to imagine -- and profit from -- difference.





Catering and Meals
Policies, Suggested Vendors, List of Popular Restaurants, Contact Info





$10M Gift to Save Global Heritage
The gift will support major initiatives at the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA, including the recruitment of top faculty and graduate students, who will be able to embark upon projects and digs around the globe.





Visiting Scholars and Associates, 2005-06
Names, institution and research topic of visiting scholars and associates at the UCLA Center for Korean Studies, 2005-06





UCLA Islamic Law Expert Threatened
Khaled Abou El Fadl tells the Los Angeles Times that false information about him and threats, relayed earlier this month by a local newspaper, amount to a 'solicitation of murder.' He also recounts a close call in April.





April 27, 2006: News From Abroad
In this special edition of News From Abroad, we take a look at what's all the rage in Japan, and the reemergence of two mando-pop superstars.





April 13, 2006: News Bites
Nothing formulaic about this year's edition of Asian FilmOut; Gurinder Chadha does Dallas; Dante Basco and Lucy Liu tango, err, tangle at the box office. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.





August 3, 2006: News Bites
Gong Li in theaters nationwide, the Black Eyed Peas speaking Tagalog, an almost Asian Miss Universe, and talent, At Last! All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.





Translation: Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
Korean film scholar Soyoung Kim has some interesting thoughts on the role of whiteness in Park Chan-wook's Sympathy for Lady Vengeance. No, not that kind of whiteness...





National Program for Research in China
Committee on Scholarly Communication with China Programs





HSK Winner Scholarship
Ministry of Education, People's Republic of China





A Lonely Day in Beijing
Beijing indie band Lonely China Day breaks from the established scene pop-punk scene to add its own unique sound to Chinese subculture music





P.E.O. Scholar Awards
P.E.O. International





Reader: Singer's Stance Amusing
letter to the editor





Never Say Normal
Just how monstrous of a cultural phenomenon was Karan Johar's epic divorce drama Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna? Not very, if you ask the New York Times.





Next Move in Iraq? By Wesley Clark
Americans want a new approach. Withdrawal? A bad idea. Partitioning? Won't work. The right approach is one that addresses U.S. interests in the entire region. (So argues Gen. Clark, senior fellow at the UCLA Burkle Center, in USA Today.)





Born Again: An Interview with Cheng Yu-chieh
APA sits down with filmmaker Cheng Yu-chieh, whose metaphysically inclined "Do Over" was one of the sensations at the 2006 Taipei International Film Festival.





Bromides from Iwo Jima
Clint Eastwood and Paul Haggis's Letters from Iwo Jima is less the "Japanese perspective" as it is a bit of the same old American posturing.





National Security Education Program (NSEP): David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship
The NSEP focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security.





The Ring of Fire
Since Red Sorghum in 1988, everyone's had a stake in building up or tearing down Zhang Yimou. On his latest martial arts spectacle, APA has nothin' but love.





Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) Short-Term Student Exchange Promotion Scholarship
This scholarship is available to the qualified international students accepted by Japanese universities or graduate schools under the student exchange agreement on a short-term basis from about three months to one year. Students are nominated for the scholarship by their host university.





Give Me Thirteen Minutes
Read about the latest and greatest fashion, entertainment, food, travel, and more – in Thirteen Minutes. This stylish and luxurious lifestyle magazine may well become the savvy Asian-American shopper’s new Vogue.





Carpet laced in gold
Zhang Yimou, Gong Li, and Chow Yun-fat go Hollywood for the world premiere of Curse of the Golden Flower at the AFI Fest. APA's cameras were on the scene.





The Other Within
Tenth Annual Graduate Student Symposium for Japanese Studies, May 3, 2003.





Abroad China Internship/Study Programs
Abroad China





Sound Adjustment: An Interview with Hiroyuki Sanada
Japanese megastar Hiroyuki Sanada shares his thoughts about the film's cultural identity, learning Chinese, and the spell of the crimson armor, both on and off the set.





First comic sitting: An Interview with KT Tatara
Forget the model slash actor: KT Tatara is living proof that the model slash comic is the latest trend to beat. APA spoke with KT about the dangers of diversity, graduating early, and keeping his hair in impeccable shape.





What Will I Get For These Beads?
First-time director David Redmon’s documentary "Mardi Gras: Made in China" examines American excess and Chinese labor problems





Not Without My Elephant!
Tony Jaa's The Protector sheds 25 minutes and tramples its way into American theaters as one of the most delirious martial arts movies in recent years. Could the Weinsteins have been right all along?





It's Been a Hell of a History
The Criterion Collection's latest special edition DVD is a heaven-sent taste of hell.





Malaysian Perspectives on Digital
With the rules of censorship in Malaysia becoming increasingly inexplicable, it's no wonder that Malaysian filmmakers have plenty to say about it. An overview of the Malaysian shorts and Amir Muhammed's needlessly controversial "The Last Communist" at VC FilmFest 2006.





Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani
Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani became the new Emir of the State of Qatar on June 26, 1995, continuing the rule of the Al-Thani family that began nearly two centuries ago.





Japanese Teacher Training Program
the Alliance for Language Learning and Educational Exchange (ALLEX) with Portland State University





Shanghai Dreams
Dave Liang's Shanghai Restoration Project combines traditional Chinese elements with electronic and jazz elements.





Changing Faces of Nationalism in Asia
A Workshop for Doctoral Students





The Song that never stops giving
What University High School's performance of "Flower Drum Song" lacks in polish it makes up for with multicultural verve and the warm glow of camaraderie.





Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellows for Introduction to The Humanities
Stanford University seeks 9 - 10 post-doctoral Teaching Fellows for 2006-07. Teaching Fellows lead seminar discussions for Introduction to the Humanities (IHUM) lecture courses that fulfill Stanford's year-long liberal arts requirement for freshmen.





Call for Papers - 2006 Luce Conference
Call for papers for the 2006 Luce Conference on Korean Christianity





Constructed Places / Contested Spaces: Critical Geographies in Korea
May 14-16, 2004, Royce Hall 314, UCLA





Trapped in its Cocoon: The Arbitrary Aesthetic of Madama Butterfly
The L.A. Opera's Madama Butterfly desperately wants to reestablish its authentic Japanese roots. But does it try too hard?





National Security Education Program Scholarship
National Security Education Program David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships





VC Capsule Reviews: May 4, 2006-May 7, 2006
Opening weekend at the VC brought plenty of excitement. And then there were the films, which our APA team broke down, capsule-style.





R. Diyah Larasati
Accomplished Indonesian performance artist and scholar both taught and conducted research at UCLA in 2005-06.





Reader Wants BHL to Address Likud Policy, World Opinion
letter to the editor





Yale Journal of International Affairs
A Yale Graduate Student-Run Foreign policy Journal





Better Programming through Circuitry
A long, hard look at the programming trends and trials at the Asian-American film festival circuit, including the 2006 VC FilmFest.





TV Reoriented
Eric Byler directs what could be Asian America's big return to the small screen.





Damon L. Woods
Philippine historian taught a variety of Southeast Asian Studies classes in 2005-06.





Middle East Americana Exhibit at Powell Rotunda Showcases Popular Fiction, Accounts of Iraq War
Exhibit focuses on books and magazines spanning more than a century up to the present day.





Post-Doctoral and Junior Faculty Fellowships, 2006-2007
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences





Woodrow Wilson Fellowship





Senior Visiting Research Fellowships at the Asia Research Institute
National University of Singapore





ABA Scholarship
The Asian Business Association of Los Angeles (ABA)





Reader: Shouldn't News Coverage Stick to the Speech?
letter to the editor





Shooting for Gold: A Silver Lake Film Festival Overview
This March, the Silver Lake Film Festival programmed some of the best new Asian cinema you can't see anywhere else. So where were the audiences?





Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Book and Article Prize
Dartmouth College





Service Learning Scholarship Program In China
The Wang Foundation





Summer 2006 Senior Resident Scholar Fellowship
Center For Khmer Studies





The Roy and Dorothy John Doctoral Fellowship in International Studies
One $15,000 fellowship for 2007-08 will be granted to a doctoral student who has completed all requirements for the Ph.D. except the dissertation by 1 September 2007.





Fanning the Flames
APA talks with Love Like Fire singer/guitarist Ann Yu about the band's latest EP, Bed of Gold.





Ethereal, elliptical, and moving, Cheng Yu-chieh's feature-length debut "Do Over" gives the mystic moviegoer ample reason to celebrate.





Opening the floodgates to India's past: Deepa Mahta's "Water"
Not too hot, not too cold, Deepa Mahta's Water is just the right film, at the right time -- even if most of India disagrees with her.





US-Mongolia Field Research Fellowship Program 2006
The American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS)





Transaction Approval Process and Policy
The attached Acrobat PDF document reviews the types of transactions that require approval by the Vice Provost.





11th annual Fall Fellowship in Korean Studies program
The Korean Society





Best of 2005: APA Video Retrospective
Leaving no stone unturned, APA brings you an exclusive video recap of the best of our 2005 interviews. From the RZA to Margaret Cho to Marc Yu, we made sure to always talk the good talk.





KimOanh Nguyen-Lam
Distinguished Vietnamese educator taught Intermediate Vietnamese language course in 2005-06.





The Next Generation: Leadership in Asian Affairs
The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR)





SFIAAFF Interview with Georgia Lee: Noise from the Cusp
APA caught up with filmmaker Georgia Lee to discuss festival politics and programming, distribution, and the perceived gayness of her film "Red Doors."





Lives at Stake: An Interview with Documentarian Jessica Sanders
Delivering a sobering wake-up call about the flaws of the U.S. legal system, "After Innocence" follows eight men who had each been wrongfully incarcerated for six to twenty three years -- until DNA evidence proved their innocence. Oscar is buzzing, but more impressively, filmmaker Jessica Sanders has the policymakers listening as well.





Jessica Breiteneicher Elkind
Historian of Vietnam taught two Southeast Asian Studies courses in 2005-06.





Santa Barbara Film Festival Overview: Nightwatchers
The critics' carousel continues with the Santa Barbara Film Festival, where "Pulse" and "Woman is the Future of Man" took not-quite center stage.





Middle East and Arab American Gender Studies
First in a series of Arab Women's Research and Activist Network (AWRAN) research meetings.





National Security Education Program (NSEP): David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships
National Security Education Program offers undergraduate scholarships to US citizens planning to study abroad prior to graduation.





European Studies Course Descriptions





CCK foundation : Research Grants
Chang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholary Exchange





Summer 2006 Junior Fellowship Program in Cambodia
Center For Khmer Studies





The Many (Soul) Sides of Oliver Wang, Part One
Activist, DJ, audioblogger, critic, photographer -- you can now add professor to the list of the many hats that Oliver Wang, aka O-dub wears. In APA's interview with him, Wang discusses the dire state of arts journalism, blogging versus print journalism, and why rappers -- and critics -- are sensitive thugs that all need hugs.





Keeping the Faith: Preparing for The Golden Hour
Set in Koreatown, Lodestone's latest production "The Golden Hour" -- starring Linda Shing and Eddie Shin -- explores a woman's struggle to figure out what's important after a near-fatal car accident shakes up her idea of faith and forces her to ask questions about what she can depend on during times of despair.





December 22, 2006: News Bites
Yul Kwon wins Survivor, Masi Oka and Rinko Kikuchi are Golden Globe nominees, and The Office causes some Asian American anxiety. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.





Position Mellon Fellowship, Asian Relig. USC
The University of Southern California, School of Religion





The Unsettling Price of Salvation
Lodestone Theatre’s new play, One Nation, Under God, gives us the story of a tragic hero in modern times and dares to explore the disastrous reactions one might have today, if certain mystical elements of the Bible came true before our very eyes.





The chills and thrills of Dengue Fever
"Escape from Dragon House," the latest release from the Los Angeles-based Dengue Fever, explodes with a burst of psychedelia. From start to finish, the album delivers both 1960s American rock and Cambodian pop at a breakneck pace.





Flying Solo: An Interview with Madama Butterfly's Jinyoung Jang
The L.A. Opera's Madama Butterfly was a perfect showcase for Jinyoung Jang, due to those robust pipes and dashing good looks. But it's not the first time he's made a splash as a vocalist. Jang explains his musical journey to APA.





February 23, 2006: News From Abroad
Will Smith gets jiggy wit Bollywood, China cracks down on pirating (again), the Yoon Do-Hyun band falters. This and a whole lot more in the latest edition of News From Abroad.





Germany Spring Deadline Extended
The deadlines for the spring Göttingen and spring Potsdam programs have been extended.





Thirteen Minutes More
APA gets up close and personal with the staff of "Thirteen Minutes," the brand new fashion and luxury lifestyle magazine for bicultural Asians.





Australian Research Council and Institute for International Studies, UTS Stipendiary Scholarships for 2006-2008.
University of Technology, Sydney





Yellow Earth: An Interview with Chen Kaige
Is super-auteur Chen Kaige a megalomaniac or some sort of mad genius? In revisiting the creative and corporate processes behind his sink-or-swim epic The Promise, APA found that there's no such thing as an easy answer.





Korean Migration and Development
Postdoctoral Research Fellowships





Palm Springs Overview, Part Three: The Outsiders
In the final installment of our running Palm Springs dialogue, Chi Tung and Brian Hu discuss Zhang Lu's "Grain in Ear," Li Shaohong's "Stolen Life," and offer a second amd third opinion on the surprise Korean blockbuster "Welcome to Dongmakgol."





Column: Letter from Japan (#6)
Japan correspondent Bryan Hartzheim takes a break from the cineplex to dish out on the pop-culture landmark "Densha Otoko," otherwise known as "Train Man."





Column: Letter from Japan (#5)
In his final installment before he makes the jump to television and music, our Japan correspondent Bryan Hartzheim assures us that Miyazaki's not the only animator in town.





The Three-Star Motel
Flipping through the reviews of Michael Kang’s "The Motel," APA notes how the film passed with critics, but the critics failed the film.





Migration: a year-long workshop series for K-12 teachers, 2006
The Scholar-Teacher Symposium Series, 2005-2006





The Boys of Summer
With pomp and poetry, the quirky Cut-Sleeve Boys opens doors in international film festival scene for Britain's gay Chinese scene.





May 11, 2006: News Bites
The 2006 VC FilmFest in action; Kal Penn tussles with the Man of Steel; the last comic standing is...a Korean American? This and much more in the latest edition of News From Abroad.





Money Hungry Students Fed at UCLA International Fellowship Fair
Nearly 100 students and faculty members attended the second annual Fellowship Fair sponsored by the UCLA International Institute November 12.





The Honorable William Jefferson Clinton
42nd President of the United States of America





Priscelina Patajo Legasto
Literature scholar from the University of the Philippines was in residence at UCLA during Fall quarter 2005 with Fulbright support.





Japanese Studies Visiting Research Scholar Fellowship 2007-2008
International Research Center for Japanese Studies





David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships
National Security Education Program





A Who's Who of Asian Americans in arts criticism
The discussion of Asian American critics/bloggers/journalists doesn't end with Jeff Chang and Oliver Wang. Here are some of the other fine folks who've stepped into the cipher -- and stayed there.





Andy Lau, the Asian Elvis, crooned and charmed his way through Atlantic City, where he performed with such gusto that even the non-believers among us simply had to believe.





Southeast Asian Studies Course Descriptions





Sophia Siddique Harvey
Southeast Asia film specialist was a UCLA Visiting Professor in Winter and Spring quarters 2006.





Column: Letter from Japan (#10)
Japan columnist Bryan Hartzheim pays tribute to three fallen Japanese film icons the only way he knows how -- with tongue firmly planted in cheek.





Chinese Culture Research Fellowhip
Ministry of Education of China





MENAS Course Descriptions





Grouching about the Oscars
APA sounds off on the aftermath of the crash, err, the Academy Awards.





The Slant of the Yellow Screen
Jeff Adachi's documentary The Slanted Screen may not provide us with a lot of insights we didn't already know, but it's a good history lesson -- and heart-warming in its own way.





Appetites for (Self) Destruction
That hootin' and hollerin' on the other side of the ocean is the Chinese moviegoer lambasting yet another wuxia pian. So how come Shanghai correspondent Chi Tung isn't so eager to chime in?





No Fear
Jet Li’s bids the martial arts film industry farewell with honor, style, and grace in his swan song wushu film about Chinese martial arts legend Huo Yuanjia





Lady + Tron = Live Sonic Goodness
Liverpool new-wave/electro-clash quartet wraps up US tour with a stop-off at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles, release remix EP with accompanying DVD





Scholarshop for doctoral dissertion research on Chinese Studies
ChinaTimes Cultural Foundation





Journeying with Red Doors: An interview with Jacqueline Kim
Jacqueline Kim talks to APA about her experience shooting and promoting Georgia Lee's indie film Red Doors, as well as her own transition from actress to filmmaker.





True Lies: An Interview with Forbidden Warrior's Glen Hartford
Before Chen Kaige's The Promise, there was Forbidden Warrior. Except with a smaller budget, more Asian-American faces, and some even murkier historical waters. Screenwriter Glen Hartford explains.





Language Study Award 2005-2006
The Korea Society





December 22, 2006: News From Abroad
Curse smashes records, The Host smashes competition, and Park Chan-wook smashes expectations. All this and more in the latest edition of News From Abroad.





2005 NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program
Central Washington University, the National Science Foundation, and the Center for Northwest History and Socioeconomic Development of Shaanxi Normal University





March 30, 2006: News Bites
Wong Kar-Wai teams up with Norah Jones; Brokeback's DVD release date pushed up; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon makes its Broadway debut. This and much more in the latest edition of News Bites.





Inside Man: Jeff Chang can't stop, won't stop thinking about the new generation of Asian Americans in the arts: Part Two
The author of Can't Stop Won't Stop, a cultural history of the hip-hop generation, and a giant in the world of arts criticism, Jeff Chang gets candid about the future of Asian American programming, his so-called career, and what it means to step into the cipher.





Conference News: APEM Summit 2006
As a major hub in Asian-Pacific entertainment financing and production, Los Angeles was the setting of this year’s APEM Summit, drawing international experts and practitioners for two days of brainstorming.





Passages thru Time in Latin America, 2005
3-day seminar, July 13, July 20, and July 27, 2005 9 am-4 pm daily





Asia Project Grants
Henry Luce Foundation





Aurora Challenge Grant
Aurora Foundation





Arnold P. Kaminsky
South and Southeast Asia historian from California State University, Long Beach taught Southeast Asian history course in Spring 2006.





March 9, 2006: News Bites
Memoirs spinoff; EastWest Woman searches for covergirls; Nick Ut honored. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.





Doin' the Jive
Jive Bomber leads us into a world of melodies, memories, and mistletoe this holiday season as Japanese prisoners bring Christmas cheer to the internment camps.





School of Criticism and Theory Summer 2005 Session
The School of Criticism and Theory (SCT) at Cornell University





October 26, 2006: News Bites
New Oscar submissions announced, Grey's and Grudge 2 high in ratings, and Asian Americans snag nominations at the Gotham Awards. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.





Women's Studies Ford Associateship
Five College Women's Studies Research Center





South Asian Studies Course Descriptions





2006-2007 FLAS Recipients
The following are the recipients of the 2006-2007 Southeast Asian Studies Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowships.





New Public Intellectuals Program, 2005-2007
The National Committee on United States-China Relations





The Stakes and Pains of First Love, Philippines-Style
Before the VC Filmfest 2006 kicks into full swing, APA takes you behind the curtains for an exclusive look at a couple of its featured films. First up, the pride of the Phillipines, "The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros."





Cinema is the future of man
The master of artful humiliation and passionless sex, South Korean director Hong Sang-soo has shocked and awed the festival scene like few before him. Though he’s as much hated as beloved, Hong shows no indication of abandoning the style and obsessions which have made him one of the most notable talents in cinema today.





Annual Fall Fellowship in Korean Studies
The Korea Society





October 12, 2006: News From Abroad
A brief rundown of the Asian foreign-language submissions that have been announced for Oscar 2007... and more on the latest edition of News From Abroad.





Fantasies on Repeat
Video games have come a long way, and for the past ten years, the Tokyo Game Show has showcased its stylistic and industrial change. But has that journey seen growth or stasis? Bryan Hartzheim reports.





Art Without the Museum
Aya Takano explores the post-apocalyptic future with her fascinating digital art piece, "The World After 800000000 Years", hosted by MOCA.





General Anthony Zinni (Ret. USMC)
President, UCLA's Center for Middle East Development





SFIAAFF Interview with Julia Kwan: My So-Called Life
Julia Kwan has been setting the film festival circuit ablaze with her feature-length debut "Eve and the Fire Horse." APA spoke to her about the issue of authenticity, both cultural and emotional, as well as the concept of "universal specificity."





Winter 2006 UCLA East Asian Studies Courses
From Anthropology to World Arts and Cultures





Column: Letter from Japan (#7)
In the current edition of Letter from Japan, Bryan Hartzheim explains why the manga "Nana" is right for all the wrong reasons.





Everybody's kung-fu dancing
Chi Y. Lee's campy crowd-pleaser "Chocolate Rap" capitalizes on the limitless appeal of Taiwanese breakdancers. So what if the subplots are paper-thin and the supporting cast underdeveloped?





Tracing the sounds of Song
APA sits down with Eugene Song, former member of the Francis Kim Band, to talk about the new (his solo EP "Gesture and Mumble"), the old (the FKB), and how they're able to coexist.





December 7, 2006: News From Abroad
Taiwan gives out Golden Horse Awards, Korea's Family Ties earns recognition, and Shahrukh Khan takes over game show hosting duties from Amitabh Bachchan. All this and more in the latest edition of News From Abroad.





December 7, 2006: News Bites
Independent Spirit Award nominees announced; Hiro, George Takei is your father; and no critical love for Taj Mahal Badalandabad. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.





17th Annual Summer Fellowship in Korean Studies Program
A three week intensive program in Korean studies for American educators in Korea conducted at a leading Korean university from June 20–July 8, 2005 sponsored by The Korea Society.





Column: Letter from Japan (#8)
Bryan Hartzheim has a few words of advice for Takeshi Kitano, and his new experimental ways. Namely, stop, in the name of Hana-bi.





Women's Studies Ford Associatedhip
Five College Women's Studies Research Center





A Flat World, A Level Playing Field, a Small World After All, or None of the Above?
By Edward E. Leamer. Reading for week of February 7, 2006.





Column: Letter from Japan (#4)
Waddya know -- a film that our Japanese correspondent Bryan Hartzheim actually liked. Or, at least, kinda liked. In the latest Letter from Japan, he grudgingly recommends Sabu's Dead Run.





February 9, 2005: News From Abroad
Korean film industry gets reimbursed, former Phillipine bigshot on the rebound, Bryan Adams goes to Pakistan, and the Chinese New Year kicks off with Shopaholics. All this and more in the latest edition of News From Abroad.





November 16, 2006: News from Abroad
New Tony-Takeshi-Shu Qi thriller coming around the corner, Mira Nair rounds up Bollywood for a good cause, and Kim Jong-il's a film critic. All this and more in the latest edition of News From Abroad.





New Courses on Music and Politics, Southeast Asia and the Global Economy, China Policy, and Chinese Dance
Four new Asian studies courses offered at UCLA this Winter





Fantasies on Repeat - Part III
Video games have come a long way, and for the past ten years, the Tokyo Game Show has showcased its stylistic and industrial change. But has that journey seen growth or stasis? Bryan Hartzheim reports.





February 9, 2006: News Bites
Freida Lee Mock's Sundance success, Rufio stars alongside Antonio Banderas, Margaret Cho and George Takei team up, Houston Film Festival needs more Asian-Americans. This and much more in the latest edition of News Bites.





Democracy and Economic Growth: A meta-analysis
by Hristos Doucouliagos and Mehmet Ulubasoglu. Reading for week of March 21, 2006.





February 23, 2006: News Bites
Comedian Adam Corolla faces the wrath of the Asian-American community; the final destination of James Hong; can Bruce Kanegai outlast everyone on Survivor? All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.





Do Leaders Matter? National Leadership and Growth Since World War II
By Benjamin F. Jones and Benjamin A. Olken. Reading for week of February 28, 2006





A Promise Left Unfufilled
Cruelly dropped by its former distributor, the notoriously fickle Weinstein Brothers, Chen Kaige's much-ballyhooed The Promise finds new life in the United States theatrical circuit. If only we could say the same about the film...





Save the last dance
Like a dream half-forgotten, Chen Wen-tang's "Blue Cha Cha" was one of VC FilmFest 2006's more fleeting, sensuous delights. Brian Hu explains why.





They Drown Horses, Don’t They?
The human will is less indomitable than Julia Kwan's unique rendering of a cultural one in her magical full-length debut, "Eve and the Fire Horse."





Blogging at VC: Day 2
The best South Asian American film ever? Not quite, but it makes for great blog fodder in day two of our VC FilmFest coverage.





How's Your Government? International Evidence Linking Good Government and Well-Being
by John F. Helliwell and Haifang Huang. Reading for week of March 14, 2006.





Democracy and Protectionism
by Kevin H. O'Rourke and Alan M. Taylor. Reading for week of May 30, 2006





Myths and Realities of American Political Geography
by Edward L. Glaeser and Bryce A. Ward. Reading for week of April 11, 2006.





Sensibilities of Transformation: The Linguistic Turn in East Asian Literature Studies
Project Update





Geography vs. Institutions Revisited: Were Fortunes Reversed?
by Adam Przeworski. Reading for week of June 6, 2006.





The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy
by John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt. Reading for week of April 18, 2006.





Democratic Transitions
by David L. Epstein, Robert Bates, Jack Goldstone & Sharyn O'Halloran. Reading for week of January 24, 2006.





Are We Collapsing? A Review of Jared Diamond's 'Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed'
by Scott E. Page. Reading for week of November 28, 2006.





A Measure of Media Bias
by Tim Groseclose and Jeffrey Milyo. Reading for week of February 14, 2006





Application Packages Now Available for 2003 Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program
Letter from national administrators of Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program. Applications are due for the Summer of 2003 on November 4, 2002.





THE FAILURE TO SEE THAT THE SHAH MIGHT FALL: The Jervis Post-Mortem for the CIA in Retrospect
by Robert Jervis. Reading for week of October 24, 2006.





Cities, Constitutions, and Sovereign - Borrowing in Europe 1274-1785
by David Stasavage. Reading for week of January 31, 2006.





EAP Program Closures
Due to budget limitations several EAP programs have been cancelled or postponed for the 2006-2007 academic year.





Chop Suey Commentary
The new DVD for the 1961 musical Flower Drum Song comes with historical tidbits, a beefed-up soundtrack, new cast interviews, but alas no feedback from ordinary Asian Americans of a new generation -- precisely the audience that may have the most to say about the film today. APA invited blogger Angry Asian Man to help us fill in that void.





Counting our Blessings
When it comes to Asian and Asian American selections, the 2006 Los Angeles Film Festival is far from prolific. But it's worth a gander anyways. Brian Hu looks ahead to what's in store.





January 26, 2006: News Bites
Brokeback shatters expectations at Golden Globes; Yo-Yo Ma as diplomat; Asian men become your reality; the 2006 Asian Excellence Awards. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.





Politically Connected Firms
by Mara Faccio. Reading for week of January 17, 2006





by Charles C. Mann. Reading for week of November 21, 2006.





Constructed Places / Contested Spaces: Critical Geographies in Korea
Project Update





Developments in the Measurement of Subjective Well-Being
by Daniel Kahneman and Alan B. Krueger. Reading for week of April 25, 2006.





Yoruba Instructor Needed
The UCLA James S. Coleman African Studies Center is currently searching for a part-time lecturer in Yoruba





Optimal Obfuscation: Democracy and Trade Policy Transparency
by Daniel Y. Kono. Reading for week of December 12, 2006.





Column: Letter from Japan (#11)
Japan columnist Bryan Hartzheim has nuthin but love for actress Miki Nakatani. It's the rest of the film, Tetsuya Nakashima's Memories of Matsuko, that he could do without.





September 21, 2006: News Bites
The Dalai Lama goes Hollywood, Survivor plays the race card, Asha Puthli gets crowned, Red Doors sees green, and Kim Yun-jin gets mad. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.





Iraq War Casualties and the 2004 U.S. Presidential Election
by David Karol and Edward Miguel. Reading for week of October 31, 2006.





The Diffusion of Development
by Enrico Spolaore and Romain Wacziarg. Reading for week of May 16, 2006





Inside the Black Box of 'White Flight': The Role of Suburban Political Autonomy and Public Goods
by Leah Platt Boustan. Reading for week of November 14, 2006.





The Gift of Dying
by Alwin Young. Reading for week of March 7, 2005.





History Cast Ashore
Sandglass is more than just great historical drama; it’s one of the crowning achievements of Korean television.





SFIAAFF Interview with Mora Stephens: Caught in the Crossfire
Director Mora Stephens discusses the making of her Independent Spirit Award-winning film "The Conventioneers" -- an opposites-attract love story that captures the simmering intensity and underlying resentment of our current red/blue political divide.





March 9, 2006: News From Abroad
Bruce Lee's death attributed to epilepsy, a juggernaut at the Japanese Oscars, "The King and the Clown" dethrones "Tae Guk Gi" from the Korean box office record books. This and much more in the latest edition of News From Abroad.





Power by Numbers: Fighting the good fight for Keith Tamashiro
A pillar of the Los Angeles arts community, graphic artist Keith Tamashiro suffered a brain aneurysm. His homies responded, organizing a benefit concert with a mega-bill of indie hip-hop artists that may never be topped. APA went behind the scenes, talking to a few of the principals involved. What emerged was a story that confirms both "the power of Keith," and the progressive forces -- both invisible and visible -- behind the hip-hop community.





Oil for What? -- Illicit Iraqi Oil Contracts and the U.N. Security Council
by Paul Heaton. Reading for week of May 2, 2006.





Oil and Patriarchy
by Michael Ross. Reading for week of October 10, 2006.





Constitutions, Politics, and Economics: A Review Essay on Persson and Tabellini's The Economic Effects of Constitutions
by Daron Acemoglu. Reading for week of February 21, 2006.





Cultures of Corruption: Evidence from Diplomatic Parking Tickets
by Ray Fisman and Edward Miguel. Reading for week of October 3, 2006.





Anthropology Majors/Minors
Information for Anthropology Majors/Minors planning on studying abroad.





Slavery, Institutional Development, and Long-Run Growth in Africa, 1400-2000
by Nathan Nunn. Reading for week of November 7, 2006





Japanese History position at University of Mississippi
Tenure-track Assistant Professorship in pre-20th century Japanese history





Economics Majors
Information for Economics majors planning on studying abroad.





The Many (Soul) Sides of Oliver Wang: Part Two
Activist, DJ, audioblogger, critic, photographer -- you can now add professor to the list of the many hats that Oliver Wang, aka O-dub wears. In APA's interview with him, Wang discusses the dire state of arts journalism, blogging versus print journalism, and why rappers -- and critics -- are sensitive thugs that all need hugs.





Column: Letter from Japan (#9)
Nihilistic urges, not-giving-a-hoot, hero complexes -- these kids are not alright, argues Bryan Hartzheim in his review of "Scrap Heaven."





A Tale of Two Graces
After sashaying its way through countless film festivals, The Grace Lee Project finally finds an American theatrical release. APA caught up with two of the film's Grace Lees -- the filmmaker and the one simply known as PK (pastor's kid) -- to talk about -- what else -- what it means to be Grace Lee.





October 12, 2006: News Bites
The Departed is a hit, Taj takes over, Desai becomes youngest woman to win Booker Prize, and Variety identifies Babel's breakout star. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.





The Fox News Effect: Media Bias and Voting
by Stefano Della Vigna and Ethan Kaplan. Reading for week of May 9, 2006.





Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr Al-Thani
His Excellency Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr Al-Thani is the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar.





Fantasies on Repeat - Part II
Video games have come a long way, and for the past ten years, the Tokyo Game Show has showcased its stylistic and industrial change. But has that journey seen growth or stasis? Bryan Hartzheim reports.





AFM 2006: Nations for Sale
As America's premier marketplace for film, the AFM facilitates the making of national cinemas.





"Lost Decades: Lessons from Post-Independence Latin America for Today's Africa"
by Robert Bates, John Coatsworth, and Jeffrey Williamson. Reading for week of December 5, 2006.





June 8, 2006: News From Abroad
The passing of a Japanese cinema legend, the Indian "dancing queen of the '60s" honored, the worst idea for a remake ever, and so much more in the latest edition of News From Abroad.





The Many (Soul) Sides of Oliver Wang: Part Three
Activist, DJ, audioblogger, critic, photographer -- you can now add professor to the list of the many hats that Oliver Wang, aka O-dub wears. In APA's interview with him, Wang discusses the dire state of arts journalism, blogging versus print journalism, and why rappers -- and critics -- are sensitive thugs that all need hugs.





International Development Studies Majors
Information for IDS majors about EAP.





Persistence of Power, Elites and Institutions
by Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson. Reading for week of October 17, 2006.





New Course - Rise of Modern Korea
Visiting Guest Professor, Prof. Boduerae Kwon, will be offering a new and important course in the Spring quarter.





LAKIFF 2006: Capsule Reviews
APA really wanted to enjoy all the films at this Los Angeles Korean International Film Festival. Sometimes we did, sometimes... not so much. Honesty is the best policy.





June 8, 2006: News Bites
Catching the Tokyo Drift; intolerance on the radio (again); the adventures of Wendy Wu. All this and more in the June 8th, 2006 edition of News Bites.





Oxford/Cambridge-National Institutes Of Health Biomedical Research Scholars Program
The next application deadline is in January, 2007. Oxford and Cambridge are formally separate programs, but admissions are combined so students choose after acceptance.





As Good as Gold
Lodestone Theatre Ensemble, an Asian American theater arts group, offers a test of faith that gives new meaning to a world bombarded by tragedies.





Los Angeles Finds Itself
Part of the L.A. Film Festival's "3 Los Angeles Filmmakers You Should Know," Cecile Tang Shu-shuen's The Arch and Shin Sang-ok's My Mother and Her Guest are the two best films about femininity and bottled-up sexuality that you might never get to see.





VC Capsule reviews: May 8-11
APA reviewers dash through VC 2006's remaining selections.





Mayan Magic
APA's blow-by-blow of I See You Presents: Word of Mouth meets Brainfreeze, the Keith Tamashiro benefit concert at the Mayan Theater, May 17, 2006.





Engineering Majors
Information for Engineering Majors planning to study abroad.





Finding Housing
Looking for housing?





Blogging at VC: Closing Night
Chicken wings, california rolls, and the vampiness of Joan Chen -- all trademarks of VC FilmFest 2006's closing night extravaganza.





November 16, 2006: News Bites
Asian films bought by Hollywood distributors and new films for Wong Kar Wai, Wayne Wang, Ken Watanabe, and Lucy Liu. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.





The Golden Hour: Part II
Extras from the cast and crew of "The Golden Hour."





AfriComNet Position Open
The African Network for Strategic Communication in Health and Development (AfriComNet) is seeking a qualified and talented person to fill the position of Executive Director in Kampala, Uganda





Killing us softly: Lady Vengeance goes through the motions
Third time's the charm? Not so for Park Chan-wook, who can't quite finish what he started in Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, his concluding chapter to the Revenge Trilogy.





July 13, 2006: News From Abroad
Chinese censors trump Pirates, Shahrukh Khan leaving Bollywood?, Ang Lee's wishlist for new film, Tokyo International Film Festival expands, and Jackie Chan truly is a drunken master. All this and more in the latest edition of News From Abroad.





Michael C. Eicher
Michael C. Eicher is UCLA Vice Chancellor, External Affairs Executive Vice President, The UCLA Foundation





April 27, 2006: News Bites
Will Lady Vengeance enrage or enrich (or both?) stateside audiences?, survival of the unfittest in Panama, the VC FilmFest returns to Los Angeles in 2006. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.





Growing Pains
Little Red Flowers, the latest from acclaimed Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yuan, examines childhood through the lenses of rebellion, authority, and most poignantly of all, fatherhood.





LAKIFF 2006: Overview
The parties are hot, but the film selections need to improve if the L.A. Korean International Film Festival wants to mature.





UC Regents Vote to Divest from Sudan
The University of California Board of Regents members voted unanimously to divest from targeted companies conducting business in Sudan. More details will be forthcoming!!





The Talented Miss Clemente
After a brush with Oscar fame, filmmaker (and risk-taker) Pia Clemente is sticking to the biz and sticking to her gut.





Get short-y
The short films at this year's edition of the Taipei International Film Festival were nothing short of spectacular. The crown jewel of the bunch, however, was Tom Shu-yu Lin's The Pain of Others, which captured the festival's highly coveted best narrative award.





Lonely at the Top
Hot off the heels of two of the most ravishingly beautiful martial arts films of all time, Zhang Yimou’s "Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles" returns the director to smaller budgets and some familiar themes.





Global Studies Majors/Minors
Information about EAP for Global Studies majors/minors.





August 24, 2006: News Bites
Asians on the snake-ridden plane, Red Doors opening, Ladytron touring, and familiar faces in the new Fall Television Season. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.





EAP 2006 Photo Contest Winners
The winners and honorable mentions from the EAP 2006 Photo Contest





Extended Office Hours





Business Economics Majors
Information for Business Economics majors planning on studying abroad.





Innocence Rebuffed
Jessica Sanders' Oscar hopeful "After Innocence" has more questions about our judicial system than answers. Which is precisely the point...





October 26, 2006: News from Abroad
Golden Horse nominees announced, South Asian film projects galore, and three international film festivals are coming up. All this and more on the latest edition of News From Abroad.





Newsletter '05-'06
The 2005-2006 newsletter features a profile of Terasaki Chair Thomas Rimer.





Home Is Where the Movies Are
The Chanoma Film Festival prides itself on presenting a softer side of Japan. That’s as good an excuse as any to show some films we can’t otherwise see.





July 13, 2006: News Bites
Chow Yun Fat sailing the high seas, an Asian with a Southern accent and another the size of Shaq, some hip hop heavyweights and more in the latest edition of News Bites.





Newsletter '06-'07
The 2006-2007 newsletter features a profile of Modern Japanese History Professor William Marotti.





December 6 Seminar: Elizabeth DeLoughrey
Presentation from 12 - 1:30 pm





If 2046 were the lovechild of Takashi Miike instead of Wong Kar-wai, chances are it might look a little something like Love Story, Kelvin Tong's engrossing blend of Asian horror hijinks and sappy melodrama.





April 13 Seminar: Associate Fellows Round Table Presentation
Held from 12:00 - 1:30 pm.





Time Regained
Stanley Kwan’s luscious 2005 film Everlasting Regret slipped through the festival circuit without a peep or a distribution deal. APA makes a case for its rediscovery.





Outreach Assistant Needed
US Senator Barbara Boxer is seeking an outreach assistant for her Los Angeles, CA office.





He's Your Pusherman
Relevant and riveting, Rami Bahrani's Man Push Cart places contemporary American indie cinema just where it needs to be.





Blogging at VC: Day 3
Racism is alive and well in Los Angeles. What can VC and Asian American arts do about it? Our blogger makes his case in day three at VC.





Newsletter '04-'05
The 2004-2005 newsletter profiles the academic careers of the three scholars who will hold the Terasaki Chair in the next three years.





Speaking in Images
The Chanoma Film Festival’s presentation of Sharasoju came without the benefit of subtitles. Unfazed, APA explains how this absence opened the experience to new forms of visual pleasure.





Citizen of the Global Cineplex
Bigger, louder, crazier pyrotechnics...and that's before you even enter the theater. APA watches "Miami Vice" in Taipei and steps into an uncanny simulacra of sensations.





Job Opportunity at Legal Aid Foundation
Government and Foundation Relations Manager Position Open at Legal Aid Foundation in the Crenshaw Blvd. office in Los Angeles.





February 9 Seminar: Nitsan Chorev
Held from 12 - 1:30 pm





February 23 Seminar: Sandra Harding
Held from 12 - 1:30 pm





Teachers' Seminar on Africa
Each year UCLA International Studies and Overseas Programs (ISOP) and the James S. Coleman African Studies Center (JSCASC) offer a Summer Teachers’ Institute as an accredited professional development seminar for K-12 teachers in Southern California.





March 2 Seminar: Veronique Bragard
Held from 12 - 1:30 pm










A Sunday in San Diego: SDAFF '06
The tricky 130-mile distance barrier prevented more comprehensive coverage, but we APA Angelenos had to check out what Angry Asian Man called "easily the most fun Asian American film festival out there."





Maybe It's Funnier if You've Seen the First Two
Asian Stories: Book III won the Audience Award at the VC Film Festival. After watching it at the LA Korean Asian International Film Festival, we're confused.





Blogging at VC: Day 4
The relationship between Asian American artist and Asian American critic is more complicated -- and necessary -- than you might think. Day four of our VC blog attempts to explain how and why.





German Majors/Minors
Information for German majors/minors about EAP.





April 20 Seminar: Jeffry Frieden
Held from 12:00 - 1:30 pm





January 26 Seminar: Timothy Taylor
Held from 12 - 1:30pm





French and Francophone Studies Majors/Minors
Information for French majors/minors about EAP.





January 19 Seminar: Eric Hayot
Held from 12 - 1:30 pm





Artist as Explorer
Exploration is always a two-way process—an ongoing journey of discovering self and other. Africans explore the unknown through their arts, and every African language has words for and philosophies of discovery.





Scandinavian or Scandinavian Languages Major/Minors
Information for Scandinavian or Scandinavian Languages Majors and Minors.





March 9 Seminar: Douglas Guthrie
Held from 12 - 1:30 pm





Application Deadlines have been posted
Application Deadlines have been posted for 2007-2008 study abroad.





Working Group to Develop First-Year Turkish Reader
Group will develop lessons around principles and approaches elaborated by a reading proficiency expert.





November 1 Seminar: Cheris Chan
Presentation from 12 - 1:30 pm





May 11, 2006: News From Abroad
The passing of a Bollywood legend; J-pop ticket fraud; trouble at Cannes for Lou Ye's "Summer Palace;" The Last Communist swamped by censorship woes. All this and more in the May 11, 2006 edition of News From Abroad.





In the company of men
Boys will be boys, unless they're in the Korean military, in which case they're sadistic, cruel, and downright inhumane. At least that's what Korea's highly acclaimed "The Unforgiven," which recently screened at the 2006 Los Angeles International Film Festival, would have us believe.





Position In East Asian Archaeology
The Interdepartmental Program (IDP) in Archaeology at UCLA seeks an archaeologist of East Asia.





April 27 Seminar: Yiman Wang
Held from 12:00 - 1:30 pm





May 4 Seminar: Eleanor Kaufman
Held from 12:00 - 1:30 pm





Summer Language Courses
Arabic, Hebrew, Iranian offered by UCLA Summer Sessions





AS UG 0607 Academic Year Courselist
AS UG 0607 Academic Year Courselist





November 15 Seminar: Francisco Rubio
Presentation from 12 - 1:30 pm





Asian Humanities Major/Minor
Information for Asian Humanities majors/minors on studying abroad through EAP.





October 18 Seminar: Betty Joseph
Presentation from 12 - 1:30 pm





Turath Workshop
Workshop studies Arab-Islamic cultural heritage





June 8 Seminar: Anthony Appiah
Held from 12:00 - 1:30 pm





Women in the Middle East: Past and Present
Forthcoming book by Nikki Keddie examines the history of women in the Middle East.





Paradox of Vision: Historical Photographs in the Middle East
Colloquium brings together several distinguished scholars who approach the study of historic photographs from a variety of perspectives.





Gender, Islam and Feminism
Taught by Azza Basarudin, Doctoral Candidate, UCLA Women's Studies Program, this course will explore the intersection of gender, religion and feminism, with a primary focus on the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia.





October 11 Seminar: Karen Eggleston
Presentation from 12 - 1:30 pm





October 4 Seminar: Judith Butler
Presentation from 12 - 1:30 pm





South Asian Studies Minors
Information for South Asian Studies Minors interested in EAP.





Economics - International Area Studies
Information for Economics - International Area Studies majors planning on studying abroad.





June 1 Seminar: David Palumbo-Liu
Held from 12:00 - 1:30 pm





November 8 Seminar: Romain Wacziarg
Presentation from 12 - 1:30 pm





May 18 Seminar: Barry Eichengreen
Held from 12:00 - 1:30 pm





Communication Studies Majors
Information for Communication Studies Majors considering EAP.





November 29 Seminar: Nicholas Cull
Presentation from 12 - 1:30 pm





Arabic Majors
Information for Arabic majors interested in going abroad.





Southeast Asian Studies Majors/Minors
Information for Southeast Asian Studies Majors and Minors planning to study abroad through EAP.





Spanish and Portuguese Majors/Minors
Information for Spanish and Portuguese majors/minors interested in going abroad.





EAP Club





Social Change in Iran
New course in Fall 2006 taught by Keddie-Balzan Fellow Masserat Amir-Ebrahim





Islam and Political Regimes
Colloquium considers the question of Islam and the political regime in Muslim countries, focusing on state policy and the political forces associated with Islamic interests, organizations and movements.





The Wind is Calling
The year is 1968, and amidst all the turmoil, a young woman, torn between tradition and innovation, tries to find herself while challenging those around her and singing along to Jimi Hendrix.





Asian Languages Minor
Information for Asian Languages minor on studying abroad through EAP.





Strongman Modernization: Atatürk and His European and Iranian Counterparts
New course in Spring quarter 2006 taught by Visiting Professor Holly Shissler





Theater Majors
Information for Theater Majors interested in EAP.





The Middle East in the Post-9/11 Era and Contemporary Iran Anchor Fall Program
Scholars examine the new Middle East political landscape, Iranian domestic politics, and international affairs.





EAP Health Clearance Instructions
Instructions for selected students regarding the EAP Health Clearance form.





Women and Gender in Middle East History
New course in Fall 2006 taught by Keddie-Balzan Fellow Janet Rostam-Kolayi





Islam in America
New UCLA Extension course explores the American Muslim experience





Chinese Majors
Information for Chinese majors interested in going abroad.





Classical Civilization Majors/Minors
Information for department of Classics Majors and Minors considering EAP.





Greek and Latin Majors
Information for Greek and Latin Majors considering EAP.





Online Exhibit at LACMA
The Los Angeles County Museum of Arts maintains a free online exhibit of over 900 images.





Asian Religions Major
Information for Asian Religions major on studying abroad through EAP.





Greek Majors/Minors
Information for Greek Majors and Minors considering EAP.





Muslim Diaspora Communities
Organized by CNES alumnus Samy Swayd (PhD, Islamic Studies, 1993), this course provides an overview of Muslim diaspora communities in Europe and North America and features guest lecturers each week.





An Interview with ISOP Vice Provost Geoffrey Garrett
International Studies' New Leader has interview with Jean Roth, ISOP Public Information Officer





Latin Majors/Minors
Information for Latin Majors and Minors considering EAP.





Juan Cole on Informed Comment
Interview with Juan Cole, creator of the weblog Informed Comment.





Programmer/Analyst I
Assist in designing, developing, and maintaining web-based projects with an emphasis on database driven applications.





June 8 Seminar: Anthony Appiah
Presentation from 12 - 1:30 pm





06S LAS MA Courselist





06 Spring Courselist
06 Spring Courselist





Conference Room Reservation
The Vice Provost's Office has two conference rooms available for meetings sponsored by UCLA International Institute centers/programs.





The Man Who Gave a Round Yolk its Razor Sharp Edges - Interview with Stanley Lim
The mysterious Stanley Lim co-founder of YOLK magazine spews his thoughts and insights on YOLK and the Asian American psyche. Find out if our probing questions scramble Mr. Kim or just turn him over easy.





IDS Major Earns Scholarship for International Study
IDS Major Diana Ross (class of '99) was recently awarded the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship by Rotary International's Westwood Village chapter.





06 Spring Courselist
06 Spring Courselist





06 Spring Courselist
06 Spring Courselist





06 Spring Courselist
06 Spring Courselist





06 Spring Courselist





LAS GR Fall 07 Courselist
LAS GR Fall 07 Courselist





LAS UG Fall 07 Courselist
LAS UG 0607 Academic Year Courselist





Floor Plan & Office Locations - 10th Floor
People and office locations on the 10th Floor of Bunche Hall.





Leadership of the Program on Mexico
The Program on Mexico is part of the Latin American Center





06 Summer Courselist
06 Summer Courselist





Major Worksheet
This worksheet provides information on the requirements for the Southeast Asian major.





AS GR 0607 Academic Year Courselist
AS GR 0607 Academic Year Courselist





06 Summer Courselist
06 Summer Courselist





IS GR 0607 Academic Year Courselist
IS GR 0607 Academic Year Courselist





06 Summer Courselist
06 Summer Courselist