The death of a local Hmong woman compelled Lillian Lew and Marjorie Kagawa-Singer, a UCLA professor of public health and Asian American studies, to take action.
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.
Northern Illinois University's John R. Bentley pokes holes in the view that 'Sendai Kuji Hongi' ('Kujiki') is a derivative historical text.
Multinational corporations that partner with the Burmese military and military-led government share the responsibility for human rights abuses, argue two representatives of EarthRights International at UCLA.
NYU legal scholar Frank Upham, this semester a visiting professor at UCLA, explains why judicial activism is more prevalent in Japan than in the United States. Listen to a podcast of his lecture.
Professor Tao is doing pathbreaking work in Chinese linguistics and language teaching
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.
"Going to China is for testing methodologies, not just for projects"
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.
Mark Selden explains how U.S. bombing raids of Japanese cities in World War II would determine military tactics decades after 'the Good War.' Listen to a podcast of Selden's lecture.
Even after reforms, China's policies put rural people in the position of second-class citizens, explains Mark Selden.
Endowed chair is nation's first in Chinese American studies.
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.
Art historian Kendall Brown explains how the Ryoanji stone garden in Kyoto, Japan, became a commercialized symbol of Zen Buddhism.
The three-hour-long event depicting a family torn apart by political ideology in the midst of the Vietnamese war was meant to stir up conversation.
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.
Tom Plate, syndicated Asia columnist, and James F. Paradise, former United Press International and Dow Jones reporter.
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.
Hoping to make third Olympic appearance, Bruin Nicolette Teo prepares for Southeast Asian Games.
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