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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.

Published: Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014
Author: Tessa Lynn Raymond
Department: Asian Studies Center

Biographer and grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, Rajmohan Gandhi, gave a speech on October 7 and spoke about Hindu-Muslim relations.

Published: Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014
Author: Tessa Lynn Raymond
Department: Asian Studies Center

Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 for advocating girls' right to education, and Indian campaigner against child trafficking and labor Kailash Satyarthi won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.

Published: Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014
Author: Tessa Lynn Raymond
Department: Asian Studies Center

East Lansing and Michigan State University's Center for Language Teaching Advancement say they're trying to open up local services to non-English speakers with a program that provides translations of materials into Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean and Spanish.


The 80-foot sculpture made up of dentures, located at MSU's Broad Art Museum.

Published: Friday, 03 Oct 2014
Author: Tessa Lynn Raymond
Department: Asian Studies Center

New Delhi-based artist Mithu Sen built an 80-foot wall of dentures. Her artwork aims to express sexuality, the female body and identity. Her 80-foot sculpture was featured at MSU's Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum.

Published: Friday, 29 Aug 2014
Author: Tessa Lynn Raymond
Department: Asian Studies Center

This course will be taught via live videoconferencing with the professor in Wisconsin. MSU course #LL 151, section 332. It will be MTWR 9:50-10:40 a.m., beginning September 2nd. For information contact Danielle Steider at steider(at)msu.edu.