Asia News Archive
Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy, an ethnomusicologist with an international reputation as a researcher, teacher, administrator, and an emeritus faculty member of the UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology and the Center for India and South Asia, died peacefully on Saturday, June 20 at his home in Van Nuys, California.
Among the six new fellows on the UCLA faculty are Sanjay Subrahmanyam, a historian who directs the UCLA Center for India and South Asia, and Rogers Brubaker, a sociologist who serves on the Faculty Advisory Committee for the Center for European and Eurasian Studies.
Wall Street bankers would have benefited from being in the Buddha's audience. At the 106th Faculty Research Lecture, Gregory Schopen explains.
In his Faculty Research Lecture on March 10, Gregory Schopen hopes to illuminate a little-known aspect of Buddhism: the fact that it was one of the earliest social organizations in India to develop what might be called a corporation.
Logic and principles of geography point to Parachinar, Pakistan, as a likely hideout and particularly to three structures there, according to a new study.
Going by the title of a witty and insightful book by Vinay Lal, associate professor of history, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and U.S. Surgeon General-designate Sanjay Gupta are among "The Other Indians," distinct in many ways not just from native Americans but also from India's 1 billion people. Lal's book was recently published by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center Press and HarperCollins (India). Here, he discusses the Indian community in the U.S. and geopolitical events in South Asia.
At the first "Asia in LA" program, architects, urban designers, and faculty members discuss the relationships between cosmopolitanism in a global city and particular locales.
A Tibetan monk and two Americans dedicated to the Bon tradition of Tibet, an ancient religion that influenced Tibetan Buddhism, deliver a digitized copy of canonical Bon texts to the UCLA Library and Center for Buddhist Studies.
CISA faculty projects for the upcoming year.
Three graduates will spend their summers, and beyond, working to improve the state of public health in far-flung corners of the globe.
A doctoral student in art history reconsiders 'zenana' (female household) imagery in 19th- and early 20th-century India.
AIDS/SIDA symposium mixes one part science and one part art to raise awareness about HIV prevention and the treatment of the disease. View a slideshow from the event.
Congratulations to Dr. Jahnavi Phalkey, recipient of the 2008 Sardar Patel Award for the best dissertation submitted at any American university on the subject of modern India.
A look at Professor Monica Smith's joint UCLA/Deccan College (Pune) archaeological research project at the ancient site of Sisupalgarh.
New York Times columnist David Brooks delivered the Sixth Annual Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture Tuesday to a capacity audience gathered at Korn Convocation Hall to remember the prominent Wall Street Journal reporter.
In a Q&A with AsiaMedia's Debory Li, former Singapore diplomat Kishore Mahbubani discusses his latest book and the future of the Asian hemisphere.
Asia's most famous diplomat, Kishore Mahbubani, has been going around the world outlining just why the United States needs to pay attention to Asia.
on display at the Fowler Museum, March 16 through July 12, 2008
A new release from CISA ethnomusicologists Amy Catlin-Jairazbhoy and Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy
South Asian Heritage Week at UCLA. Article from the Daily Bruin.
Dayamani Barla reports on the concerns of rural people in India, while enduring sexism and financial hardship.
The Anderson School, in partnership with the National University of Singapore, offers an executive MBA program which gives students an opportunity to further their business studies in a global context. Students travel to four cities on two continents for classes.
Her documentary film "Garba-Ras: A Glimpse Into Gujarati Culture"--a study of the Garba and Ras communal dances of the western Indian state of Gujarat, as practiced by the immigrant Gujarati community of Los Angeles--was highly regarded in academic circles.
A look at some of the recent and forthcoming publications by UCLA Faculty working on India and South Asia
Photographer from Bangladesh delivers lectures at UCLA about human rights, images, and new takes on citizen journalism.
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