Asia News Archive
They come from different places and are headed down different paths, but share a love for Southeast Asia.
UCLA Hmong Americans search for their place on campus and their place in the history books.
One UCLA Hmong student leader says the recent Hmong American academic conference shows that there is material and demand to introduce Hmong studies into the curriculum.
A Cornell professor takes the leap from sundry to spiritual in his quest to discover the ancient Islamic pillar of faith.
UCLA alumnus breaks stereotypes in his intellectual history of prominent Filipino American writers.
The Vietnamese International Film Festival comes to UCLA.
Yoh Kawano, Director of Information Technology at the UCLA Center for Neighborhood Knowledge, has just returned from Aceh. He has put together a remarkable photo journal of his time there that captures not only images of destruction that have come to represent the tsunami, but also the strength, resilience and hope of the Acehnese people.
Expert panel looks at political problems in relief work, priorities in rescue and reconstruction efforts, and what aid workers and NGOs actually do.
The Institute for International Education and the Freeman Foundation offer emergency assistance to students from disaster-affected areas.
Web resources to aid in understanding the recent tragedy.
Historian George Dutton discusses UCLA's Interdepartmental Degree Program (IDP) in Southeast Asian Studies.
by Chris Sutton, UCLA Today
Patsy Spier tells of campaign to investigate Indonesia's role in her husband's murder; John Rumbiak calls for independence for the island peoples.
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.
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.
How Southeast Asian languages joined the East Asian Languages and Cultures Department
Looking back at his homeland from Paris his cartoonlike images explore bureaucracy and entrepreneurial conformity in a burlesque of socialist realist style.
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
Anna L. Tsing (Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz) discusses connections between globalism, rural chaos, and environmental destruction.
Fernando de Araujo describes the problems of constructing a democratic infrastructure in the wake of the devastation wrought by Indonesia on his island nation.
Prize awarded in the Swedish Parliament is "for Outstanding Vision and Work on Behalf of Our Planet and Its People."
Thai prince unleashes historical battle epic; strives to delight westerners, alma mater.
Exciting internships for U.C. students studying in the Philippines.
Fifteen UC students attended the fall semester of the Education Abroad Program in Hanoi, Vietnam in 2002. Below are some of their impressions, captured during the first two weeks of the program.
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