miércoles, 14 de diciembre de 2016

UCLA Asia Institute

Dear Friends,

On November 1 of this year, the UCLA Asia Institute was renamed the Asia Pacific Center (APC). Under the leadership of the new director
Min Zhou, Professor of Sociology and Asian American Studies and Walter & Shirley Wang Endowed Chair in US-China Relations and Communications, the APC is dedicated to advancing the study of the interconnectedness and interrelations of nations and peoples of Asia and the Pacific region in a global context. The APC will carry on the core programs of the Asia Institute and build on the interdisciplinary work established and nurtured over the past twelve years under the able direction of Prof. R. Bin Wong. The Center’s programs cover East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Central Asia with a broad focus on the economic, political, historical, social and cultural dynamics in and beyond Asia. In the future, we plan to expand our innovative programming to promote the understanding of Asia and the Pacific region in the ongoing process of globalization not only at UCLA, but also to the wider academic and the general public communities.

Upcoming Programs

National Resource Center for East Asia

·         The APC continues to serve as a National Resource Center for East Asia under the US Department of Education Title VI program.

·         We award over $185,000 per year in graduate and undergraduate student fellowships for the study of Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

·         We support teacher training and curriculum development in K-12 schools through Globalizing the Common Core workshops. We also partner with West LA College’s Global Studies Programs.

Taiwan Studies Lectureship

·         This program will host two visiting scholars from Academia Sinica in Taiwan: Prof. Allen Chun of the Institute of Ethnology will be in residence in the UCLA Anthropology department in winter quarter, conducting research on taste in the evolution of cuisines. Prof. Chiung-yun (Evelyn) Liu of the Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy will be a visiting professor in the Asian Languages and Cultures department in spring, co-teaching a seminar on premodern Chinese literature.

·         On May 12-13, 2017, we will host a conference on Zuozhuan in the Context of Warring States Texts to celebrate the publication of a new translation of Zuo Tradition/Zuozhuan, organized by Dean of Humanities David Schaberg, who co-edited the volume.

Program on Central Asia (PoCA)

·         Earlier this year, we welcomed a new director, Prof. Domenico Ingenito of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures.

·         PoCA has launched a new series on Central Asia in Transition: Literature, Religion, and Society from the 11th to the 21st Century. Lecture topics include religious policies of the Mongol Empire, local reverberations of the Persianate literary system in the formation of Pamiri identity, and the magnificent ascent of first Buddhist then Islamic Balkh and its artistic syncretism.

·         PoCA will also continue with the series on Afghan Studies and Climate Change in Central Asia.

We invite you to
visit our website to learn about the Asia Pacific Center and our activities.

If you are considering making a tax-deductible donation during this season of giving,
please click here. We are grateful for your support.

We wish you a happy, healthy holiday season and look forward to seeing you at some of our events in the new year!

APC Director Min Zhou (front row, second from left) meets with educational administrators from China, together with Vice Provost Cindy Fan and Professor James Tong.

Tina Lu (Yale University) speaks about lenses in 17th-century China for the Taiwan Studies Lectureship.

PoCA Director Domenico Ingenito with Gabrielle van den Berg (Leiden University) in October.
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