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Honors Week Lecture and Reception


Join us on Wednesday, April 5 at 2:00 in the Mortar Board Room (Ferg 3107)

for our annual honors week lecture and awards presentation.

Dr. Sonya Pritzker in UA’s Department of Anthropology will present “Translating Practice: Chinese Medicine and the West” and the Asian Studies Research Award and Outstanding Student Award will be presented. More information is available on the event flyer.

Posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago at 3:16 pm.

Fall 2017 Course List

Are you interested in the study of Chinese film, Japanese literature, Islam, or religions in Asia? You can study these topics and more in UA courses next semester that count towards the Asian Studies minor. As you plan your course schedule, check out our list of courses, and stay tuned, as we may have some more courses to add before next fall.

Posted 6 months, 3 weeks ago at 3:57 pm.

Mindfulness Under (Re)Construction

Join us

Thursday, March 2

for a guest lecture by Ira Helderman of Vanderbilt University.

3:30 pm in 113 ten Hoor.

The lecture will consider different understanding of the relations between traditions identified as Buddhist and mindfulness practices in psychotherapy and continued debates over classifying these practices as religious or secular, medicine or science. The event is sponsored by the Asian Studies Program with co-sponsors that include departments of Anthropology and Religious Studies, New College, Blount Undergraduate Initiative, Honors College, and the College of Arts & Sciences. For more information, see the event flyer.

Posted 7 months, 2 weeks ago at 10:14 pm.

October 10 Roundtable on Mandarin

20140918045333427In Search of Standard Mandarin in Modern China” will be  a public roundtable featuring two guest scholars, Janet Chen from Princeton University and Robert Culp from Bard College. They will be discussing how textbook editors, linguists, and educators tried to standardize Mandarin when it was in the infancy of its formation. The event will be at 7:00 pm in Gorgas 205 on Monday, October 10. The event has received support from the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, the Department of History, the Asian Studies Program, and University Libraries.

Posted 11 months, 3 weeks ago at 3:23 pm.

Welcome Back Newsletter

Our first newsletter of this semester has been released. Check it out for details about Fulbright opportunities, Get on Board Day, and a movie screening and discussion.

Posted 1 year, 1 month ago at 3:41 pm.

Honors Week Lecture

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2016 Honors Week Lecture and Awards Reception in Asian Studies

will be April 6 at 3:00 in Ferguson Center 3111

Dr. Jo Weaver in Anthropology will present the lecture

‘”I Have Sugar”: The Social Aspects of Diabetes Management Among Urban North Indian Women.’

Join us for the lecture and celebration of the achievements of our students. including the 2016 Asian Studies Outstanding Student Award and the Asian Studies Research Award. The event flyer provides additional details.

Posted 1 year, 6 months ago at 3:04 pm.

Interested in a Year in Asia

The Fulbright Program provides opportunities for successful applicants to study outside the United States, including various programs in Asia. If you might be interested, the Global Cafe event at UA will include people at UA and Stillman who participated in the program in previous years, talking about the application process and their experiences in the program. You can also meet Campus Fulbright Advisors who will guide you through the application process. The event is Tuesday March 1 from 5-7 in the Global Cafe in Capitol Hall (on the Bryce property, next to the historic building). For more information, consult the flyer.

Posted 1 year, 6 months ago at 4:45 pm.

Spring 2016 Registration

It will soon be time to register for Spring 2016. Check out the list of courses being offered at UA that count towards your Asian Studies minor. If you are not a minor yet, come talk to us about what being a minor provides.

Posted 1 year, 11 months ago at 5:40 pm.

Lotus Photographs Presentation

Dr. Prakash Joglekar, a physician in Pune, India, will visit UA to present his artwork, including photographs of varieties of the Lotus from around the world (over 180 varieties), paired with verses from the literature of India written by kings, poets and saints of India and its translation  from 2nd century AD- 16th century. This Photographic Presentation of Lotus in Indian Culture and Literature will be Sept. 22, 4:00-5:00pm in Gorgas 205 and is sponsored by the University Libraries and New College

Posted 2 years ago at 3:55 am.

Course List

Fall registration starts soon, so be certain to check the updated course list for Asian Studies. It details the variety of language, history, religious studies, literature, and art history courses that count towards the Asian Studies minor in Fall 2015.

Posted 2 years, 6 months ago at 7:02 pm.