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Published: Tuesday, 04 Aug 2015
Author: Alexis Jourdayn Pierce
Department: Asian Studies Center

South Koreans feel that chaebols, family-run conglomerates, are receiving too many special privileges and slowly killing off the entrepreneurial sector in the South Korean economy.

Published: Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015
Author: Alexis Jourdayn Pierce
Department: Asian Studies Center

On July 14 world leaders reached a historic agreement that should keep Iran from developing nuclear weapons and possibly lead to broader cooperation on the multiple crises in the Middle East.

Published: Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015
Author: Alexis Jourdayn Pierce
Department: Asian Studies Center

India's top tennis player, Sania Mirza, won her first Wimbledon title in women's doubles. Great efforts have been made in India into improving tennis at the grassroots level.

Published: Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015
Author: Tithi Snehal Parikh
Department: Asian Studies Center

Iranians, Pakistanis, Afghans and several other cultural groups celebrate the Persian New Year, or Nowruz, on the first day of the spring equinox.

Published: Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015
Author: Tithi Snehal Parikh
Department: Asian Studies Center

MSU criminal justice alumnus Lee Wan-Koo was named as the new Prime Minister of South Korea by President Park Geun-hye on Jan. 23, according to the South China Morning Post.

Published: Wednesday, 04 Mar 2015
Author: Tithi Snehal Parikh
Department: Asian Studies Center

The Southeast Asia Council (SEAC) of the Association for Asian Studies and the Benda Prize Committee, has selected Dr. Charles Keith to receive the Harry J. Benda Book Prize for 2015.

Published: Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015
Author: Tithi Snehal Parikh
Department: Asian Studies Center

The Chinese Undergraduate Student Association hosted the Chinese Spring Festival Gala in collaboration with the Office for International Students and Scholars. They used this event to connect with their culture by performing Chinese dances and comedy routines.

Published: Friday, 13 Feb 2015
Author: Tessa Lynn Raymond
Department: Asian Studies Center

MSU’s Hmong American Student Association hosted an event in honor of Valentine’s Day Tuesday night called “Call Me Hmaybe?” which aimed to teach culturally appropriate flirting in preparation for Valentine’s Day.

Published: Monday, 17 Nov 2014
Author: Tessa Lynn Raymond
Department: Asian Studies Center

Students gathered Tuesday night to celebrate Pepero Day, which some compare to Valentine’s Day. During this day, people typically play a game in which two people stand with a pepero stick, similar to a pocky stick, between them. They have to keep biting at opposite ends of it without touching each other’s lips. The winner is the one with the smallest piece of the pepero stick left.

Published: Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014
Author: Tessa Lynn Raymond
Department: Asian Studies Center

The MSU community joined in the Hindi festivities Tuesday night, celebrating Diwali, or the festival of lights. The celebration was part of the biweekly Hindi-Urdu Chai and Chat event, sponsored by the Asian Studies Center and the MSU India Council.