Benjamin Moore, a member of Bruins for Burma, spent his spring break preparing for the opening of a high school at a refugee camp for Burma's ethnic Karen minority.
About 150 people stopped at the alumni center for a day of tastings, demonstrations and discussions about Asian cuisines and cultures in Los Angeles.
Youk Chhang, director of the Documentation Center of Cambodia, describes the challenges of teaching young people about the country's holocaust. Over the last two weeks of April, he met with students and faculty at UCLA, Berkeley, Irvine and San Diego.
In commemoration of what is now known as Black April in the Southeast Asian community, the Vietnamese Student Union held a series of events last week highlighted by a commemoration event Thursday.
An enticing mix of well-known personalities in the world of Asian cuisine and UCLA experts who study at the intersection of culture and food will be served up Sunday, May 2, to those who attend an all-day program, Asia in LA 2010: Creating and Consuming Asian Cuisines.
The former Buddhist monk and activist for Korean democracy brings a distinctive voice to campus, two weeks after marking a milestone in his career, the completion of "Ten Thousand Lives."
UCLA is developing a biodiversity research center in Bali, Indonesia, that will support research and educational collaboration between UCLA and three universities in Indonesia: Udayana University, Diponegoro University and the State University of Papua, as well as the Smithsonian Institution.
The winners include African Studies Center Director Andrew Apter and Center for Chinese Studies Co-director Yunxiang Yan. The 2010 fellowships will support UCLA research on Roman theater, Byzantine villagers, the trans-Atlantic slave trade and morality in contemporary China.
On Saturday, April 24, at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on campus, UCLA Professor Geoffrey Robinson will participate in a discussion of "History: Rising Above Oppression." Robinson is the author of "If You Leave Us Here, We Will Die: How Genocide Was Stopped in East Timor" (Princeton University Press, 2010). The discussion will take place at 11 a.m. in Haines 39.
On Sunday, April 25, at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on campus, UCLA Professor Richard Baum will participate in a discussion on "China: The Next Super Power? with three other panelists. Baum is the author, most recently, of "China Watcher: Confessions of a Peking Tom" (University of Washington, 2010). The discussion on Sunday will take place at noon in Young Hall CS 50.
Ali F. Igmen, a historian at CSU Long Beach who specializes in Central Asia and Kyrgyzstan, recalls the disappointments of the country's 2005 revolution in assessing the events of this week.
His Excellency Don Pramudwinai addresses a luncheon with UCLA faculty and students involved in Thai studies.
A multidisciplinary group of Korean studies experts engaged a UCLA audience in discussion of contemporary issues facing the peninsula, at a symposium sponsored by the Korean Cultural Center of Los Angeles.
Podcast from Panel One of the Conference held February 19, 2010
Podcast of "Crossing the Roof of the World" Conference, Panel 2
Obituary: Lucie Cheng, 70, Former Director of Asian American Studies and Founding Director of Pacific Rim Studies
Cheng was a pioneering social scientist who helped place the field of Asian American studies within a trans-Pacific context. After leaving UCLA in the mid-1990s, she remained an active scholar on both sides of the Pacific.
Officials from Seoul-based Dongguk University and UCLA sign a new memorandum of understanding that is expected to result in collaboration and exchange in fields beyond Buddhist studies.
Political Scientist Takeshi Iida investigates shifts in voter attitudes and participation behind the 2009 election result that brought the Democratic Party of Japan to power for the first time.
Saloni Mathur, a UCLA art historian, reconsiders the career of Amrita Sher-Gil with reference to Gauguin and Van Gogh, putting modernist painting in a global frame.
To write a sweeping new study of China's ramped-up engagement with African governments, "The Dragon's Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa," Deborah Brautigam of American University had to set aside most of what Chinese and Western media said on the subject.
As part of the International Human Rights Film Series, the Asia Institute put on a screening and discussion of an award-winning 2008 documentary, "The Bitter Taste of Tea," that takes a skeptical view of the fair trade movement's ability to protect laborers within this global industry. Listen to scholars, fair trade advocates and audience members delve into the issues in this audio podcast.
Allen Hicken of the University of Michigan traces some of today's political unrest and polarization in Thailand to the effects, intended and otherwise, of political reforms.
Years after Indian Ocean tsunami, students hope to help by marketing community's handicrafts, reports The Daily Bruin student newspaper.
"Afghanistan in Ink: Literatures of Nation, War, and Exile" focused on works written or recorded in the tumult of the past three decades. Audio podcasts of conference presentations are now available.
Indiana University's William Fierman gives a tour of language in post-Soviet Central Asia, describing how individual governments have responded to an altered political landscape in part by trying to control written and spoken usage.
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