Asia News Archive
An ikebana exhibit at UCLA plants seeds for the next generation of students interested in the ancient Japanese art of flower arrangement.
Nuclear powers India and Pakistan were once on the brink of war, but India is now finalizing a civil nuclear deal with the United States. Speakers at a conference on nuclear challenges discussed how the South Asian nations are breaking the nonproliferation mold.
UCLA conference participants challenge conventional wisdom on intellectual property rights and innovation.
Bates Gill, an American expert on East Asian security issues, argues for welcoming China into a global fold. Not only is there little choice, he says, but the country's policies have taken an encouraging turn over the last decade and more.
Samuel Leiter of Brooklyn College attempts to spook the audience at a UCLA event on kabuki theater.
Peter Berton (USC professor emeritus) sheds light on history of Jews in China
Professor Robert Buswell's election to the presidency of the Association for Asian Studies attracts attention from Korean-language media.
Terasaki Chair in U.S.-Japan Relations Thomas Rimer speaks about the re-telling of the Sorge affair in Japanese film and theater.
In an effort to establish a partnership based on education and research with Indian government officials, several University of California professors and administrators are traveling to India this weekend.
Historians Harry Harootunian, Carol Gluck and Fred Notehelfer offer views on modernity and its development in Japan.
In 2008, Robert Buswell will become president of the Association for Asian Studies, the largest group of its kind. It's a breakthrough for UCLA and Korean studies alike and may owe to the unusually wide expertise of this one-time Buddhist monk.
A talk by Wang Hui
Using primarily their own savings, they fund self-help projects for poor Sri Lankan villages, where the Tillakaratnes spend their vacation time each year.
USC's David Bialock speaks about his research on Daoist influences in Japanese literature from the Nara period.
Japanese politics expert Patricia Maclachlan identifies the challenges to the future privatization of the Japanese post office.
With a new National Language Resource Center, the federal government is recognizing that the preservation of U.S. language communities will not be accomplished with approaches aimed at monolingual Americans.
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.
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.
Though numbers have been declining since 2002-2003, a downward trend may be ending.
USC scholar discusses a Japanese notion of beauty and its artistic representation in Meiji period paintings.
A talk by Sir Geoffrey Lloyd
The UC Education Abroad Program is searching for a dirctor of its Study Center in Shanghai
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.
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.
Kantathi Suphamongkohn says he saw the coup coming, but does not yet know what his next move will be.
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