Asia News Archive
Chinese students receive cross-disciplinary training in science and technology.
The Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies announces two new appointments for the '08-'09 academic year.
Jianbo Dong is UCLA's first visiting scholar through its exchange agreement with ECNU.
In the China Studio program run by UCLA's Department of Architecture and Urban Design, bicultural student teams design important structures. Back at UCLA, young Chinese architects share their perspectives and get grilled in English. It's not your typical exchange program.
After the quake, staff, faculty and students across UCLA's campus reached out to help the tens of thousands of people impacted by the temblor. Chancellor Gene Block will visit China in late June in a long-planned trip that will gain new significance as he explores how UCLA can help in the aftermath of the quake.
Historian Yoshikuni Igarashi explains how two celebrated Japanese comic book characters embodied the hopes and fears of Japan's postwar middle class.
Rebecca Kim discusses why ethnic-oriented, collegiate Christian groups grow faster than multi-racial ones.
Terasaki Chair Thomas Rimer discusses the beginnings of Western classical music in Japan and the life of Japan's first well-known composer.
A crackdown on protesters in Tibet last month triggered demonstrations in London and Paris amid the running of the Olympic torch, effectively turning this summer's sporting contest in Beijing into what some are calling the "Human Rights Games." Richard Baum, veteran Sinologist and professor of political science, talked to Staff Writer Ajay Singh about China's decades-old Tibet challenge.
Japanese politics expert Megumi Naoi explains the relationship between Japanese politicians and interest groups.
Kimono stylist Nobuaki Tomita explains the kimono-making process, while showcasing his work and discussing the traditional Japanese costume's history.
In impoverished North Korea, Rudiger Frank of the University of Vienna observes modest changes in the direction of a market economy.
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.
Brandeis University's Matthew Fraleigh explains how the 'shishi' passed on Chinese poetic traditions by reinventing the poem "The Song of the Righteous Spirit."
Academics aren't all narrow specialists. Cornell's Mark Selden shows his versatility with lectures on American bombing campaigns since WWII and the rural-urban divide in China.
Endowed chair is nation's first in Chinese American studies.
Professor Fan (Department of Geography) explores internal migration in China
Art historian Kendall Brown explains how the Ryoanji stone garden in Kyoto, Japan, became a commercialized symbol of Zen Buddhism.
Miriam R. Silverberg joined the UCLA faculty in 1990 and retired in 2005. Her scholarship on modern Japanese history is influencing the work of historians today.
U of Arizona's Timothy Vance examines the life of the American mining engineer and accidental linguist Benjamin Smith Lyman.
Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai America establishes the Yehan Numata Endowment at the UCLA Center for Buddhist Studies and pledges 10 years of additional support. The new funds will bring distinguished visitors and enhance graduate education.
U of Tokyo's Tadashi Uchino discusses the birth of Butoh dance and the performance of "children's" bodies in postmodern Japanese dance.
One scholar says the United States needs to adopt an approach that allows North and South Korea to normalize relations quickly.
Tsolmon Onon Enkhbayar addresses UCLA scholars and members of L.A.'s Mongolian community.
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