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OCT
19
Date:
Friday, 19 Oct 2018
Time:
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Renownn classical Indian dancer and choreographer Oopali Operajita will present original research and insights on the choreography of Odissi style dance and explore the connection between the practice of Odissi,  temple sculpture, and classical music.

Reception to follow

OCT
23
Date:
Tuesday, 23 Oct 2018
Time:
All day
Location:
B122 Wells Hall
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Lecturer: Christopher Lupke, University of Alberta

Rethinking "Chineseness" and on the one touchstone of traditional Chinese ethics - filiality - and examines it with respect to the narrative of one individual's experience: Tawanese master filmmaker Hou Hsiao-hsien and his semi-autobiographical film A Time to Live, A Time to Die (1985)

 

 

Date:
Tuesday, 23 Oct 2018
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Itaru Sasaki set up a phone booth in his backyard. Although the phone is not connected to anything, it comforted him to talk through it to a cousin who died from cancer. The following year when a tsunami took the lives of thousands in the region, their relatives also started to show up in Sasaki's garden to use the phone to communicate with lost loved ones. Don't miss this powerful doucmentary on love and how people deal with los, as story that is not so much Japanese as universal (it was also featured on the public radio program This American Life). This is a special screening of the NHK doucmentary (50 minutes) on temporary loan to MSU from NHK and the Japanese Consulate in Detroit.

Sponsored by the MSU Japan Council and the Asian Studies Center.

 

OCT
24
Date:
Wednesday, 24 Oct 2018
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
Wells Hall B119
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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This feature documentary follows the life of iconic Syrian peace activist Ghiyath Matar, who became internationally known as "Little Gandhi." Matar was a key organizer of peaceful protests in his hometown of Daraya, inspiring people worldwide. His brutal torture and death at the age of 26, outraged the international community and erupted into one of the most violent crisis in modern history.

Sam Kadi is the director of acclaimed feature dramaT he Citizen , which was the recipient of five awards on the festival circuit
before being released worldwide in 2013. Kadi's recent documentary Little Gandhi is Syria's first official entry for Best Foreign Language Film for the 90th Academy Awards, and the winner of "Excellence in Filmmaking" award at the European Independent Film Festival (Paris).

​Q&A with Film Director, Sam Kadi, moderated by Dr. Mohammad Khalil

OCT
25
Date:
Thursday, 25 Oct 2018
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location:
TBD
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Linking All Types of Teachers in International Cross Cultural Education.

Date:
Thursday, 25 Oct 2018
Time:
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location:
273 Giltner Hall
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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A discussion of issues, research tools, and management options - from local, to regional, and even global perspectives.

Date:
Thursday, 25 Oct 2018
Time:
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location:
302 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Arabic Diwan is a gathering of Arabic students who are in the Arabic program, where they speak the language and learn about the culture in a relaxed environ­ment with our Fulbright teaching assistant. Students from all Arabic language levels are encouraged to attend. Also, we extend the invitation to the Arabic speaking students at the English Center. 

For more information please contact Fatima Alaiwi, fatima_bh(at)msn.com.

Date:
Thursday, 25 Oct 2018
Time:
4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location:
Peoples Church, Robertson Room, 200 W Grand River Ave, East Lansing
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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with Dr. Norman Graham, MSU Professor of International Relations, and Director of the Center for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies.

Date:
Thursday, 25 Oct 2018
Time:
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location:
201 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Join your fellow Indian and South Asian language learners for Chai and Chat. Practice speaking the language you're learning in a relaxed environment.

OCT
28
Date:
Sunday, 28 Oct 2018
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location:
Fairchild Theatre
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Presented by the Michigan Sangeetha Natya Academy, in collaboration with the MSU College of Music and the Asian Studies Center.

 

With featured performers Smt. Vani Dhanya Rao (Bharathanatyam); Smt. Anagha Huprikar (Kathak); Smt. Manasi Mishra (Odishi); Smt. Sailaja Pullela (Kuchpudi).