Asia News Archive
Economically marginalized in Southeast Asia, the Hmong face assimilation and loss of their culture in the United States.
Patsy Spier tells of campaign to investigate Indonesia's role in her husband's murder; John Rumbiak calls for independence for the island peoples.
Journalist Sam Jameson sees banks as weakest point in shaky recovery.
A forum at UCLA analyzes the legacy of Tiananmen, and UCLA's Richard Baum interviewed on CNN
Mother Goddess religion as well as local gods and shamans have strong following despite official disapproval.
The odyssey of UCLA student Abdoulaye N'Gom
Five years after the Indonesian massacres in East Timor, reconciliation meetings in many villages have tried to restore the broken bonds between the two sides, but the Indonesian generals who ordered the killings have never been brought to trial.
UCLA graduate student Christopher Needs reports on life, study, & research in one of China's "other" cities
Some Islamic extremists envision a new pan-Islamic state in Southeast Asia, Chinese scholar tells UCLA audience.
Cambodian classical dancer and teacher Sophiline Cheam Shapiro speaks about the dance's political and cultural roles, how it was almost destroyed by Pol Pot, its politicization under the Vietnamese communists, and its revival today.
Lynne Miyake (Pomona College) dissects comic-book adaptations of the classical novel Genji monogatari
Noted oceanic scientist Jin Wu discusses the 15th century expeditions of the Chinese mariner Zheng He & the celebration of the 600th anniversary of his first voyage
Women are largely shut out of high office the PRC, says Bruce Gilley
Richard Baum, Stanley Rosen, and James Tong dissect and analyze the presidential election of March 20
A follow-up to "A View from Taipei," UCLA graduate student Norm Apter offers a personal account of the March 20 Taiwan election and its dramatic aftermath
How Southeast Asian languages joined the East Asian Languages and Cultures Department
Bruce Gilley discusses his new book, China's Democratic Future
Looking back at his homeland from Paris his cartoonlike images explore bureaucracy and entrepreneurial conformity in a burlesque of socialist realist style.
UCLA students, graduates, and faculty present their research in San Diego on March 4-7, 2004.
Yang Jiemian, Vice President of the Shanghai Institute of International Studies, analyzes the likely path of China's foreign policy in the years ahead
The Machinery of Vietnamese Art and Literature in the Post-Renovation, Post-Communist, and Post-Modern Period
Pham Thi Hoài, one of contemporary Vietnam's most influential writers, analyzes literature in Vietnam today
Norm Apter, a UCLA graduate student in Chinese history, is studying in Taiwan and offers this reflection on the presidential campaign underway there
Dr. Takeyuki Tsuda (UC San Diego) asks: Are Japanese Brazilian Migrants in Japan a Transnational Community?
Anna L. Tsing (Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz) discusses connections between globalism, rural chaos, and environmental destruction.
Human rights may not be the most pressing need of the poor of Asia
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