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Newsletter No. 18. 2016     

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Asia Institute Events

Taiwan Studies Lecture
Thursday, October 6, 4:00–5:30 p.m.
My Journey Researching Zuozhuan
Suching Chang, National Taiwan University
10383 Bunche Hall

Taiwan Studies Lecture
Thursday, October 27, 4:00–5:30 p.m.
The Optical Illusion Revisited: What Happens in Six Months
Tina Lu, Yale University
10383 Bunche Hall

The Taiwan Studies Lectureship is a joint program of the UCLA Asia Institute and the Dean of Humanities and is made possible with funding from the Department of International and Cross-Strait Education, Ministry of Education, Taiwan, represented by the Education Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles. Events in this series are cosponsored by the UCLA Center for Chinese Studies.


Fall 2016 Course: Qing History through Manchu Sources I
History 187G/201L will be offered this fall quarter on Tuesdays from 4:00 to 6:50 p.m. at 2174 Bunche Hall. This class will provide the foundation necessary to read Manchu texts in any genre while also exploring the history of the unique pedagogical traditions of Manchu bannermen. In addition, by the end of the semester students will have a solid understanding of how Manchu continued to be used during the Qing long after 1644.

UCLA deepens ties and raises profile in Asia
As part of UCLA’s global engagement efforts, a UCLA delegation led by Chancellor Gene Block and Vice Provost for International Studies and Global Engagement Cindy Fan traveled to Asia in June 2016. While in Asia, the delegation visited Tokyo, Manila, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Beijing, meeting with alumni and friends and exploring areas of potential partnership with government, education and business leaders.


September–October Asian Studies Spotlight Events

Center for Korean Studies
Monday, September 26, 6:00–10:00 p.m.
Film Screening: The Handmaiden
Park Chan Wook, director
Sundance Cinemas West Hollywood
Organized by Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles
RSVP required (click here)

Center for India and South Asia
Monday, October 3, 12:00–1:30 p.m.
The Queer Politics of the Raj
Anurima Banerji, UCLA
10383 Bunche Hall

Center for Chinese Studies
Monday, October 10, 3:00–8:00 p.m.
Ancient China in Comparative Perspective: An Afternoon of Papers in Honor of Professor Li Ling
Charles E. Young Research Library Main Conference Room
Cosponsored by College of Letters and Science, Humanities Division, Iranian Studies, Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library

Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Wednesday, October 12, 12:00–1:30 p.m.
Colonial Counterinsurgencies: Coercion and Co-optation in Aceh (Indonesia) and Muslim Mindanao (Philippines)
10383 Bunche Hall
Cosponsored by Department of History

Center for Buddhist Studies and Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Wednesday, October 19, 12:00–1:30 p.m.
Northern Thai Cremation Structures: Palaces, Mythical Birds, and Visions of Heaven
Rebecca Hall, independent scholar
10383 Bunche Hall

Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies
Friday, October 21, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Carrots & Sticks: Reward And Punishment In Japan
21st Annual Japan Studies Graduate Student Conference
Faculty Center Sequoia Room
Registration required (click here)

More events posted here


Afghan Studies Lecture
Wednesday, October 19
4:00–5:30 p.m.

The Economic Role of the Jewish Community in Afghanistan (1880–1950)
Sara Koplik, Jewish Federation of New Mexico
6275 Bunche Hall
In collaboration with the Center for Near Eastern Studies

Book Talk
Thursday, October 20
4:00–5:30 p.m.

When Hajji Baba Met Frankenstein: The Middle Eastern Encounter with the Scientific Revolution
Nile Green, UCLA
6275 Bunche Hall
Cosponsored by Center for European and Russian Studies, Center for Near Eastern Studies, Center for the Study of Religion

Wednesday, October 26
4:00–6:00 p.m.

Celebrating the Ghaznavids: Representations of Court Culture in Medieval Persian Poetry
Gabrielle van den Berg, Leiden University
306 Royce Hall
Presented by Program of Iranian Studies

Climate Change in Central Asia Lecture

Friday, October 28
4:00–5:30 p.m.

The Climatic Contexts of Trans-Himalayan Population Movements: 3000-1500 Years Ago
Mark Aldenderfer, UC Merced
Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, Fowler Museum A222
Cosponsored by Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, Departments of Anthropology and Geography

Central Asia in Transition Lecture
Monday, October 31
4:00–5:30 p.m.

Performing Pamiri Identity in Central Asia
Gabrielle van den Berg, Leiden University
10383 Bunche Hall
Cosponsored by Program of Iranian Studies and in collaboration with the Center for Near Eastern Studies

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  1. JOBS> H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For H-Buddhism: 19 September - 26 September
  2. QUERY> Tarkasopāna

JOBS> H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For H-Buddhism: 19 September - 26 September

by Franz Metcalf
The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 19 September 2016 to 26 September 2016.  These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-Buddhism.  See the H-Net Job Guide website at for more information.  To contact the Job Guide, write to, or call +1-517-432-5134 between 9 am and 5 pm US Eastern time.

Babson College - Assistant Professor, Global Studies

Moravian College - Assistant Professor of Sociology or Anthropology

Northwestern University - Two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in the contextual study of science, technology, or medicine

University of Pennsylvania - Assistant Professor in Environmental Humanities

Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz - Max-Planck-Institut - Postdoctoral Position

Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz - Max-Planck-Institut - Doctoral Position

Kunstmuseum Stuttgart - Wissenschaftliche Kuratorin/wissenschaftlicher Kurator

Lake Forest College - Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in Sculpture and Expanded Media

Landesmuseum fur Kunst und Kulturgeschichte Oldenburg - JOB: Volontarin/Volontar am Landesmuseum fur Kunst und Kulturgeschichte  Oldenburg

University of Montreal - Two assistant professors, Medieval Art History and Eighteenth Century Art History

University of Richmond - Assistant Professor in Art History/Medieval Art

ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute - Visiting Fellow, Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre

Muhlenberg College - Assistant Professor, Chinese History (Tenure-track)

University of British Columbia - Chinese Applied Linguistics Instructor

University of British Columbia - Japanese Applied Linguistics Instructor

University of California - Merced - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Inequality, Power and Social Justice

University of Macau - Full / Associate / Assistant Professor of History of East-West Interactions /Europe, Asia, or China

Auburn University - Assistant Professor, Public History/Digital History

Baylor University - Assistant Professor of East Asian History

Kyushu University - Assistant Professor, History of Modern Japan and East Asia

Ludwig-Maxilimians-Universitat Munchen - 3 Doctoral Candidates, 20th century global and environmental history

University of California - Merced - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Inequality, Power and Social Justice

University of Macau - Full / Associate / Assistant Professor of History of East-West Interactions /Europe, Asia, or China

Kyushu University - Assistant Professor, History of Modern Japan and East Asia

Muhlenberg College - Assistant Professor, Chinese History (Tenure-track)

American Philosophical Society - Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship

City University of New York- Borough of Manhattan Community College - Faculty Positions

Columbia University - Executive Director

Emporia State University - Assistant Professor

Saint Anselm College - Jean Chair of American History and Government

Smithsonian Institution - Director, National Postal Museum

Tufts University - Lee E. Dirks Chair in Diplomatic History

University at Albany - History (Judaic Studies) Assistant/Associate Professor

University of North Carolina - Wilmington - Lecturer - International Studies

University of the Incarnate Word - Assistant Professor of US History

Yale University - Yale University seeks Statistical Support Services Manager to work closely with faculty, researchers and students.
Apply today!
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QUERY> Tarkasopāna

by Mattia Salvini
Dear Colleagues,
I have been looking for an English translation of Vidyākaraśānti's Tarkasopāna without any success, hence I wonder whether the text does in fact have an English translation. I would be grateful if you could reply to my personal email ( I would also be interested in knowing whether the text has been translated in any other European languages, in Hindī, or in Japanese.
Best regards,
Mattia Salvini
Director, International PhD Programme in Buddhist Studies
Mahidol University, Salaya Campus, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand

viernes, 23 de septiembre de 2016

Miércoles 28 de septiembre, 18.30 horas

Cuestiones de jurisdicción en el mar del sur de China y noreste de Asia

Sesión académica a cargo del profesor Sangmin Shim, organizada por el Comité de Asuntos Asiáticos (en inglés)
Sangmin Shim   Abogado por la Universidad de Seúl y Doctor en Derecho por la Universidad de Stanford. Posee una amplia trayectoria como investigador en la Academia Diplomática de Corea y en el Instituto de Derecho Ambiental de Washington DC, y como profesor de Derecho Internacional Público en Ewha Women´s University, en Sookmyung Women´s University y en la Escuela de Derecho de Stanford. Ha publicado varios artículos en revistas especializadas y ha brindado conferencias en Estados Unidos, Canadá y el Reino Unido. Es miembro de American Society of International Law (ASIL), Korean Society of International Law (KSIL) y Seoul International Law academy (SILA)

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North Korea Accidentally Reveals It Only Has 28 Websites

North Korean students work at computer terminals inside a computer lab at Kim Il Sung University in Pyongyang in January 2013.
David Guttenfelder/AP
On Monday afternoon, a security engineer named Matt Bryant stumbled upon a part of the Internet that is usually hidden from most of the world: a list of websites available to people with Internet access in North Korea.
The total number of sites was just 28.
Bryant's list includes every site ending in .kp, which is the country code associated with North Korea.
About 149.9 million websites end in country codes, such .de for Germany or .cn for China. More than 10 million sites end in .cn, according to the most recent report by the domain name registry Verisign.
But it appears the North Korean Internet is not a very big place.
When he discovered the list, Bryant was working for a project run by GitHub, which organizes engineers like him to continuously query different parts of the Internet and post the results, as a kind of tick-tock of how the Internet looks around the globe. On Tuesday, GitHub posted the list of 28 North Korean websites.
From there, the list made its way to the popular forum site Reddit, and people began exploring the sites and discussing what they found.
By Wednesday, the tech blog Motherboard reported many of the websites were down, possibly because of the spike in traffic.
Most of the sites are banal — a mix of propaganda, news and education. NPR accessed a handful of sites and saw what appear to be Korean language websites on the following topics:
One site,, appeared to some on Reddit to be a social media site. Another,, appeared to have recipes for Korean dishes, also according to Reddit. NPR could not access either site on Wednesday.
"Now we have a complete list of domain names for the country and it's surprisingly (or perhaps unsurprisingly) very small," Bryant told Motherboard in an email.
The vast majority of North Koreans do not have any Internet access at all. Speaking last year in South Korea, Secretary of State John Kerry said its neighbor to the north had the "lowest rate of access in the world and the most rigid and centralized control."
But the Internet may not be the only network available to those who do have access to connected computers north of the DMZ. According to the blog North Korea Tech, the country has an intranet called Kwangmyong, reportedly connected by fiber optic cables, available only within the country's borders.
The blog, run by journalist Martyn Williams of IDG News, has reported that Kwangmyong connects libraries and universities in North Korea, citing Facebook posts by people inside North Korea and posters about the intranet seen by foreign journalists reporting from the country. Because the intranet is physically connected only within the country's borders, the blog says, it is impossible for the rest of the world to hack into, or for people connected to Kwangmyong to overcome its censorship.