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NOV
14
Date:
Thursday, 14 Nov 2019
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location:
B342 Wells Hall
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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A part of the Around the World with FLTAs series (Fulbright or other scholars here to teach language).

Enjoy your lunch while learning about Vietnam, from one of our Vietnamese instructors.

Date:
Thursday, 14 Nov 2019
Time:
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location:
305 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.

NOV
18
Date:
Monday, 18 Nov 2019
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Almost 3 decades after the Soviet Union collapsed, the ecological legacies of its economic, political and agricultural policies and practices still remain visible across its once -vast territory. Among them are unsustainable fishing practices in the Baltic Sea, poaching and unsustainable logging in the Caucasus, and limited-result efforts to restore part of the Aral Sea.

Co—Sponsored by: MSU center for European, Russian, and Eurasian studies And School of Journalism

Date:
Monday, 18 Nov 2019
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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From core principals to the ways Shinto is practiced today, this talk will address shrines for sports, fertility and protection from STDs, appropriatlon by popular culture (such as in anime and advertisements), and new spiriuality movements including the power spot boom. 

Dr. Stephen Covell

Chair of the Department of Comparative Religion and the Mary Meader Professor of Comparative Religion at Western Michgian University. Dr. Covell was the founging director of WMU's Soga Japan Center and has published widely on Buddhism and other Japanese religious topics. 

 

Sponsored by the Center for Integrative Studies in the Arts and humanities, IAH Connecting Pedagogy and Practice Fund, Department of Religious Studies, Asian Studies Center, and MSU Japan Council

Date:
Monday, 18 Nov 2019
Time:
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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China's rapid development and Sino-American relations have a direct impact on the lives of nearly everyone in the United States. CHINA Town Hall is a national conversation about China that provides Americans across the United States and beyond the opportunity to discuss issues in the relationship with leading experts.

Join communities across the county in a national conversation on China. This event will feature an interactive webcast with four speakers, moderated by George Stephanopoulos, and an on-site discussion facilitated by Prof. Aminda Smith, Dept. of History. 

Co-sponsored by the MSU Broad International Business Center, Office of China Programs, Asian Studies Center and International Education Week.

NOV
19
Date:
Tuesday, 19 Nov 2019
Time:
All day
Location:
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains and cultural fluency. 

The Critical Language Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by American Councils for International Education.

For more information and to apply visit the Critical Language Scholarship website.

Date:
Tuesday, 19 Nov 2019
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
B-122 Wells
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Academy-award winning animated film from Studio Ghibli (Hiyazaki Hayao). A young girl suddenly finds herself trapped in the bathhouse of the gods. Can she rescue her parents and escape to the 'normal' world again?

NOV
21
Date:
Thursday, 21 Nov 2019
Time:
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location:
301 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.

NOV
22
Date:
Friday, 22 Nov 2019
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location:
457 Berkey Hall
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Professor Paromita Sanyal will present on her latest book 'Oral Democracy: Deliberation in Indian Village Assemblies (2018, Cambridge University Press).'Oral Democracy studies citizens' voices in civic and political deliberations in India's village assemblies. These assemblies are grassroots institutions of participatory democracy and the largest deliberative institution in human history.

The presentation will focus on the typology of citizens' performances and state enactments identified across four South Indian states and suggest explanations for the vast statewise differences. It will emphasize that citizens' oral participation in development and governance can be improved by strengthening deliberative spaces through policy, and this can be achieved even in conditions of high inequality and illiteracy. The presentation will introduce the concepts of "oral competence" and "oral democracy" to aid the understanding of deliberative systems in nonwestern and 'developing' countries and show how these concepts might be useful to understand the interactions of marginalized groups with the state even in highly 'developed' countries.

 

Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and College of Social Science

NOV
23
Date:
Saturday, 23 Nov 2019
Time:
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
103 Erickson Hall (Erickson Kiva)
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Performances by Indonesian students (dance, drama, music), followed by food from Indonesia.