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Date: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Location: Poetry Center Rubel Room
Presenter(s): Michael Berry
The Department of East Asian Studies is excited to welcome Michael Berry (East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies, UCSB;  http://www.eastasian.ucsb.edu/home/faculty/michael-berry/) to Tucson on Tuesday, April 15 for the fourth and final installment of our spring colloquium series with the talk: "Chinese Cinema with Hollywood Characteristics." The talk will take place from 12:30 to 2pm at the... more

Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 3:30pm to 4:50pm
Location: Center for Creative Photography room 108
Presenter(s): David Novak
The Department of East Asian Studies is excited to welcome David Novak (Music, UCSB; http://www.music.ucsb.edu/people/academic/david-novak) to Tucson on Tuesday, March 25 for the third installment of our spring colloquium series: "Japanoise and the Cultural Feedback of Global Media." The talk will take place at 3:30pm at the Center for Creative Photography. Dr. Novak's theoretically rich... more

Date: Friday, March 7, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Location: Center for Creative Photography room 108
Presenter(s): Dr. William Marotti
Join the Department of East Asian Studies in welcoming the second speaker in our Colloquium Series. Friday, March 7th, we welcome Dr. William Marotti, of the Department of History at UCLA, in his talk "Perceiving Politics: Art, Protest, and Everyday Life in Early 1960s Japan." The talk will take place at the Center for Creative Photography from 1-2:30pm.   Flier   -----    The talk was a great... more

Post Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014
We are proud to announce that Chloe Love is the recipient of this year's Hucker Founders Award for excellence in Chinese Studies. Chloe transferred to the University of Arizona at the beginning of her sophomore year from a small, private university in San Diego. She graduated with dual majors in Political Science with a concentration in foreign affairs and Mandarin Chinese. While at the U of A,... more

Post Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Congratulations to Darryl Hutchinson on being awarded the 2014 Blair Prize in Japanese Studies. Darryl graduated summa cum laude with honors, majoring in East Asian Studies with a focus in Japanese Culture and a minor in Astronomy. Darryl graduated in December and was unable to attend our award banquet, but had the following to say about his commitment to Japan and the department:   "I... more

Post Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014
Dr. Jiang Wu recently received a private donation of $50,000 to establish the Su Wukang Research Fund for East Asian Civilization. The funding will be used to build the Research Lab for Spatial Analysis of Religion at the University of Arizona and to support areas of pre-modern East Asian Civilization which Dr. Wu’s research covers. Dr. Wu has been conducting research on the application of... more

Post Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Dr. Nathaniel Smith, Professor of Japanese Anthropology, has been selected as a participant in the third cohort of the "US-Japan Network for the Future" Program. According to a recent press release from the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) and the Mike and Maureen Mansfield Foundation, Prof. Smith is one of thirteen scholars to have been selected.  This is the third group... more

Post Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014
The "Chinese Bridge" speech contest, organized by the Chinese consulate in Los Angeles, and hosted by the Confucius Institute at the UA, took place on April 26th on the UA campus. Contestants in this year’s competition were college and university students currently enrolled in a Mandarin Chinese program during the 2013-14 academic year in Arizona, New Mexico, southern California, Hawaii, or... more

Post Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014
The 12th Annual Tucson Japanese Speech Contest was held at Pima Community College Northwest Campus on April 26st.  Nineteen students from East Asian Studies Japanese Language Program competed with seven other students from Pima Community College. This was the highest number of participants from U of A in the twelve year history of this contest.  Dr. Albert Welter, Head of the Department of East... more

Post Date: Monday, March 31, 2014
Dr. Jiang Wu was recently invited to UC Berkeley to attend a forum featuring the abbot of Shaolin Temple Shi Yongxin from China and served as his translator during the discussion. Entitled “Gongfu and Meditation in Buddhist Practice: A View from Shaolin Temple,” the forum was held in March 19, 2014 and organized by the Institute of Advanced Humanistic Studies at Beijing University and the... more

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