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.
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.
A talk by David Der-wei Wang, in the series New Directions in Taiwan Studies
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.
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.
Syndicated Asia columnist Tom Plate and former United Press International and Dow Jones reporter James F. Paradise discuss coverage of Asia in the media
A talk by Kate Zhou (University of Hawaii)
Scholar traces the explosion of new media-facilitated forums and examines how the government seeks, with limited success, to limit open discussion.
A UCLA Global Fellow explains how Chinese people's inhibitions about discussing premature death have made it hard, but not impossible, for a life insurance market to develop in the country.
A talk by Pun Ngai
Joshua Eisenman (Ph.D. student in political science) discusses his new book
U of Hawaii's James Brandon remembers kabuki plays from Japan's Fifteen-Year War.
Bates Gill, an American expert on East Asian security issues, argues for welcoming China into a global fold. Not only is there little choice, he says, but the country's policies have taken an encouraging turn over the last decade and more.
Peter Berton (USC professor emeritus) sheds light on history of Jews in China
A talk by Wang Hui
USC's David Bialock speaks about his research on Daoist influences in Japanese literature from the Nara period.
Hanchao Lu’s "Street Criers: A Cultural History of Chinese Beggars" wins the Cecil B. Currey Book Award for 2005–06
A talk by Sir Geoffrey Lloyd
In talk co-sponsored by CNES, the Harvard professor and author argues "obsessive" focus on Israel takes time and energy away from the protest of other more serious human rights violations perpetrated by other countries.
Experts on the Koreas, China, and the US say that North Korea won't give up its nuclear arms and that differences between the US and negotiating partners, including ally South Korea, will complicate six-party talks.
MIT professor Shigeru Miyagawa got more than he bargained for when he posted an image of Japanese war propaganda on an educational website.
For more than two decades, the series has featured presentations by leading scholars exploring major issues in China's rich artistic heritage.
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