Awards Celebration

Join us Friday, March 29, at 1:00 pm in Ferguson 3107 (Mortar Board Room) for our annual Awards Celebration. Two students will present their award-winning research. Both papers deal with China (1 from Art History and the other from Religious Studies). We will also give out the Asian Studies Outstanding Student Award (reserved for a […]

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Courses for Fall 2019

Whether your interests are in history, art, language, culture, or religion, you can study Asia through a whole range of courses scheduled for Fall 2019. If you need core curriculum courses, you can take the History of Asia sequence (Asia Civilization to 1400 or Modern Asia Since 1400) or Fine Arts / Humanities courses in […]

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Tales from Asia

The Monkey King and the god Rama have both played significant roles in the storytelling traditions of different regions of Asia. REL 322, Tales from Asia, is a seminar that considers both Journey to the West and the Ramayana and the various ways that people have told these stories, both historically and in contemporary media, […]

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Course in Japanese aesthetics

Would you like the opportunity to explore examples of Japanese aesthetics? In Spring 2019 JA 390 Japanese Special Topics, a class on Japanese culture that is taught in English (Japanese language proficiency is unnecessary), will discuss a range of topics related to Japanese art, the tea ceremony, religions (Buddhism and Shinto), music and literature (mainly the […]

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Two courses on history of Asia

China, Korea, and Japan play significant roles in contemporary geopolitics and economic developments. In Spring 2019, UA will offer two courses related to the history of these areas. Asian History Since 1400 (HY 114) is an introductory and comparative survey of modern Asian history that focuses on China, Korea, and Japan. We will examine major political, […]

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Religious Life, Elites, and Medieval Culture

This international conference at the University of Alabama October 17-20 provides a global focus in addressing its theme of “Religious Life, Elites, and Medieval Culture,” including papers on Tibet, South Asia, Columbia, and the TransAtlantic World, as well as various contexts of Europe. Check out the full schedule of papers, including locations for individual sessions. […]

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Akhil Sharma at UA

Award-winning Indian-American author Akhil Sharma will visit UA on October 11. He will present a reading in Gorgas Library at 7:30 that evening.  His first novel, An Obedient Father (2000), won the Pen Hemingway Award and the Whiting Award. His second novel, Family Life (2014) won the Folio Prize (the most lucrative literary award for a single […]

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Sampling Asia Fair

Join us on Wednesday, September 5, at 6:30 on the Manly Hall 2nd floor balcony for our kick-off event (flyer). Free food from a local Asian restaurant Movie screenings (see trailers below) beginning about 6:50 in Manly 207 and 210 Information about activities on campus related to Asia, in classes and outside of class Meet […]

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