sábado, 28 de febrero de 2015

UCLA Asian Institute UCLA

Asia Institute Events

Taiwan Studies Lectureship Inaugural Forum
Fan-Sen Wang, Vice President, Academia Sinica
Benjamin Elman, Professor of East Asian Studies & History, Princeton University

Friday, March 13, 4:00–6:00 p.m.
UCLA Faculty Center, Hacienda Room
Reception with refreshments to follow

The UCLA Taiwan Studies Lectureship is made possible with funding from the Ministry of Education, Taiwan, represented by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles.

July 6–12
Application Deadline: March 15

The UCLA Asia Institute invites applications by students from all disciplines who are interested in using newly available county-level archival materials from the mid-20th century to study the formation and implementation of government policies in local situations. An ever increasing amount of new archival material on Chinese history, especially post-1949 history, is being amassed by scholars in China. In the second annual SJTU-UCLA Text and Research Methodology Workshop, participants will undertake intensive reading and study of a selection of such new materials collected by faculty and students at SJTU for which new scholarship in Chinese has begun to emerge. While reading archival sources is essential to historical research, these Chinese county-level materials should also be useful to anthropology, economics, political science and sociology students as well as those pursuing cultural studies in other disciplines who choose to examine the interface between discourse and political practice. Participants may apply to participate in a SJTU workshop immediately following that will consider environmental history and GIS.

This six-day intensive summer reading and translation workshop will be held at Shanghai Jiaotong University and led jointly by Cao Shuji, Professor of History at SJTU, and R. Bin Wong, Distinguished Professor of History at UCLA. The workshop is intended to serve students developing dissertation topics in an environment that brings together International and Chinese-based graduate students. Sessions will be conducted in a combination of Chinese and English languages. Professor Cao will lead the morning sessions on archival reading and Professor Wong will lead afternoon sessions on research methodologies. The schedule will consist of four days of morning reading and afternoon discussion; two days of group work and presentations; and a final one-day field trip.

The procedure for application submission varies depending on the applicant’s affiliation. Please consult the website for more information.

March Asian Studies Spotlight Events at UCLA

Center for Chinese Studies
Monday, March 2, 4:30–6:00 p.m.
Michael Meyer, University of Pittsburgh
10383 Bunche Hall

Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies
Wednesday, March 4, 7:00 p.m.
Motoyuki Shibata, University of Tokyo
Tomoka Shibasaki, Author
Japan Foundation LA
5700 Wilshire Blvd. #100, Los Angeles, CA
Co-sponsored by the Department of Asian Languages & Cultures, the Tadashi Yanai Initiative for Globalizing Japanese Humanities, and Japan Foundation LA

Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Thursday, March 5, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Opening reception and launch of exhibit
Powell Library Rotunda, Second Floor
Co-sponsored by the Department of History

Center for Buddhist Studies
Friday, March 6, 3:00–5:00 p.m.
Bryan Lowe, Vanderbilt University
243 Royce Hall
Co-sponsored by the Department of Asian Languages & Cultures

Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Wednesday, March 11, 12:00–1:30 p.m.
Supeena Insee Adler, Ethnomusicologist
Christopher Adler, University of San Diego
10383 Bunche Hall

East Asian Library
Wednesday, March 11, 2:30–4:00 p.m.
Edward Beneda, son of Glen Beneda, Flying Tigers pilot and subject of the film Touching the Tigers
Charles E. Young Research Library Presentation Room
From March 3 through 11, the Library also hosts a traveling exhibit about the Flying Tigers in China.

More events posted here

Call for Proposals

Medieval East Asia
May 8–9
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Application Deadline: March 15

The Illinois/Indiana East Asia National Resource Center Consortium in cooperation with the UCLA/USC National Resource Center Consortium is pleased to announce its first Joint Consortium National Dissertation Workshop in the field of Medieval East Asian Studies. The workshop will be held May 8–9 on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Doctoral students in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts whose dissertation projects concern medieval topics broadly conceived are invited to apply. Areas of interest include literature, visual arts, history, performing arts, demography, and medical humanities, among others. The workshop is designed to enable students just beginning work on their dissertations, as well as those farther along, to engage in intensive discussions of their own and each other’s projects.

The workshop will be led by:
·         Ronald P. Toby, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (emeritus)
·         Manling Luo, Indiana University Bloomington
·         Richard Von Glahn, UCLA

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Eurasian Empires Seminar Series Lecture
Rian Thum, Loyola University New Orleans
Thursday, April 2, 4:00–5:30 p.m.
10383 Bunche Hall

An interdisciplinary discussion group sponsored by the UCLA Program on Central Asia to encourage graduate student research on Central Asia by creating a space where students and interested faculty can discuss research, theory and ideas with others who have experience or interest in the region. UCLA students may receive credit for the workshop by enrolling in HIST M287/ANTHRO M287R.

Please visit the CAW website for contact information.

The Asia Institute promotes Asian Studies at UCLA and fosters greater understanding of Asia through a wide variety of research support, public programs, and community outreach on East Asia, Southeast Asia, and South Asia.

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viernes, 27 de febrero de 2015

“Role of Translation in Nation Building”

Dear Colleague,

Greetings from Hindi Center, New Delhi !

With referI would like to introduce Hindi Center as a research wing of Modlingua Learning Pvt. Ltd, dedicated to promoting language, translation and social media research and publication. Currently, Hindi Center website boasts of more 2000 members who are mainly researchers, professors, academicians and translators coming from different parts of the world.

I would also like to inform you that we have the following title available in digital version for the benefit of individual scholars as well as academic institutions. The book has already reached many libraries of leading academic institutions all over the world:  

“Role of Translation in Nation Building”

Price: 1. USD 24.95/- Single user access    2. USD 300/- Academic Institution – unlimited access


The book talks about how translators have always played a pivotal role in bringing about social and cultural change in the society and how they continue to play a major role in dissemination of the ever expanding knowledge and information available today. In this globalized world, the demand for translation and language related services has increased many times and that translation is not only needed for the creation of a national identity but it has also become an essential tool for keeping pace with the processes of globalization and localization. Many times, we take for granted the crucial role played by translators at the (intra) national level and we are less aware of their equally pivotal place as mediators at the international level and, potentially, in the creation of the even larger and comprehensive global supra national identities which seem destined to follow in the future.
Visit the following link to have a glimpse of the book

Publisher: The book is a joint publication of Modlingua and Indian Translators Association.
Editor: Ravi Kumar
Distributor: Hindi Center
ISBN No. digital Version: 978-81-926798-1-5
Price: 1. USD 24.95/- Single user access    2. USD 300/- Academic Institution – unlimited access

Payment accepted via PayPal/ credit card / Bank Transfer
It will be our pleasure to initiate collaboration with you.

We can always send you the highlights of the respective chapters of the book upon request.

Should you require any further details please feel free to get in touch with the undersigned.

Ravi Kumar
Founder and Director
Hindi Center
K-5B, Lower Ground Floor,
Kalkaji, New Delhi -110019
India: Tel: +91-11-26291676 / 41675530 Mobile: +91-9810268481
Ottawa: +1-613-707-0307 Skype: hindicenter 


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miércoles, 25 de febrero de 2015


Estimados Ex becarios del Japón:
El Centro Cultural e Informativo de la Embajada de Japón y el Centro Argentino de Ex Becarios de Japón tienen el agrado de invitarlo a Ud. al coctail con el cual celebraremos el  Encuentro Anual de Ex becarios de Japón 2015, que se  llevará a cabo el próximo Jueves 5 de marzo, entre las 17.30  y las 19:15 hs. en la sede del Centro Cultural de la Embajada del Japón.
Bouchard 547 Piso 15, C.A.B.A.

Saludamos atte.
Centro Cultural e Informativo de la Embajada de Japón
Comisión Directiva
del Centro Argentino Ex becarios del Japón

pd.: por cuestiones organizativas  y de reglamento de la Embajada, rogamos confirmar asistencia a:

y llegar con la debida anticipación para registrarse en Planta baja con su documento de identidad.

Esperamos contar con su grata presencia.

Centro Cultural e informativo
de la Embajada de Japón

Revista Cátedra China

Revista Cátedra China


Modelos Económicos y Políticos del Mundo

Parte del discurso de investídura de D.Eugenio Bregolat, Presidente de Honor de Cátedra China, pronunciado con ocasión de su investidura como Doctor Honoris Causa Universidat de Lleida

¿Dónde está China?

Nadie  duda en situar a China en el mapa del mundo actual. Y, sin embargo, no está tan claro que conozcamos, aceptemos, o asumamos el lugar real que China ocupa o debe ocupar en este mundo.