July 7, 2017
Drs. Sunyoung Yang and Nathaniel Smith organized a panel called "Cyberwars and Street Politics in Korea and Japan" for the AAS-in-Asia conference in Seoul, South Korea (June 24-27). UA Asian Collection librarian Ping Situ was also in attendance. Dr…
April 21, 2017
Dr. Stephen F. Teiser presented a talk, "Sickness in Chinese Buddhism: Perspectives from Art and Ritual," at the University of Arizona on December 5, 2016.  Abstract: Canonical Buddhist texts proclaim that sickness is one of the four signs of…
April 19, 2017
Congratulations to JPN 202 student Allie Mast, who won the 3rd place at The Twenty-Eighth Annual Arizona Japanese Speech Contest. The contest was at held at Saguaro High School Auditorium on April 9, 2017.
April 18, 2017
In December 2016, Professor Hai Ren was invited by Redtown, an organization based in Shanghai, to give a public speech on the topic "socially engaged art and urban renewal” at a creative city festival in the City of Chongqing, China. Aiming at…
April 5, 2017
Our own Dr. Rae Erin Dachille was featured in the Daily Wildcat! Dr. Dachille invited a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks to campus to create a sand mandala. The mandala, which symbolizes impermanence, is to be washed away once it is completed.
March 11, 2017
The Department of East Asian Studies will be well-represented at this year's Association for Asian Studies annual conference in Toronto, with several faculty members and graduate students presenting papers: Barbara Greene: The Embodiment of Horror:…
Nov. 10, 2016
How can films create communities and help us understand history? Dr. Nathaniel Smith of East Asian Studies discussed these questions with UA News after an on-campus showing of the film "Tora! Tora! Tora!."
Oct. 10, 2016
As part of the Tucson Humanities Festival, Dr. Albert Welter will present a talk titled "Buddhist Escapes: Caught Between Two Worlds." It is to be held on October 13 at 4:30pm, in the UA Poetry Center's Dorothy Rubel Room (Helen S. Schaefer Building…
Oct. 6, 2016
Dr. Kenneth Lieberthal of the Brookings Institution will be presenting a talk called "Where are the United States and China Headed?" as part of the China Town Hall series. It will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 5:00-6:00pm, in 101 Saguaro Hall.…
Aug. 16, 2016
Hsuan-ying Liu, our most recent PhD awardee, has accepted a Chinese teaching position at the University of North Dakota. She will be responsible for the entire Chinese program at UND. Hsuan-ying completed her dissertation entitled Coming of Age…
Aug. 1, 2016
Dr. David Pietz was recently awarded the 2016 Cecil B. Currey Book Award from the Association of Global South Studies for his book The Yellow River: The Problem of Water in Modern China. The Association of Global South Studies is the largest…
May 23, 2016
Dr. Lewis Lancaster, a Professor Emeritus in the Department of East Asian Languages at the University of California, Berkeley, spoke at the EAS Buddhist Studies Lecture Series at the University of Arizona on April 6, 2016. His lecture, "Buddhist…