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JAN
27
Date:
Monday, 27 Jan 2020
Time:
10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Presentations on a comprehensive conservation and restoration of Lake Biwa by Shiga Prefectural government, the upcoming collaboration on global leadership for water & management of World Lake Environments, and water-related research conducted by MSU faculty members.

  • Mr. Yasuhisa Ishikawa, Director General, Department of Lake Biwa and the Environment, Shiga Prefecture Government – The conservation and restoration of Lake Biwa
  • Mr. Yasutaka Shimizu, Senior Manager, Department of Lake Biwa and the Environment, Shiga Prefecture Government
  • Mr. Junichi Tanoue, Senior Manager, Department of Lake Biwa and the Environment, Shiga Prefecture Government
  • Joan Rose, Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research - Fresh water-related research by MSU faculty members

Co-organized by the MSU Asian Studies Center and the Japan Center for Michigan Universities (JCMU)

 

Date:
Monday, 27 Jan 2020
Time:
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Representatives from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) office in Washington, DC will share information on JSPS International programs and fellowships designed to support graduate students, postdocs and faculty members in all career stages conduct research in Japan in all fields of research. The Info Session is particularly useful for those interested in conducting research, participate in research training, collaborate with researchers, and conducting postdoctoral research in Japan, or inviting researchers from Japan to MSU.

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) is the core funding agency of Japan and was established in 1932. JSPS supports scientific research in all fields as well as international research exchanges.

Date:
Monday, 27 Jan 2020
Time:
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location:
International Center Spartan Rooms B and C
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Please join us for a public seminar by a senior delegation from the University of Gadjah Mada (UGM) of Indonesia.

Indonesia has been investing heavily in higher education, research and innovation. The Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (Lembaga Pengelola dana Pendidikan LPDP) provided more than 20,000 awards for graduate education and research to date. More than $3.2 billion is expected to be invested for graduate education and research in collaboration with international institutions.

Please join us in learning about Indonesia's higher education landscape and UGM's international priorities. Network with the UGM delegation and explore education and research collaborations opportunities. Lunch will be provided.

The event is co-hosted by the Michigan State University Asian Studies Center and Visiting International Professional Program.

JAN
29
Date:
Wednesday, 29 Jan 2020
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
201 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 encourages to attend. Also, we extend the invitation to the Arabic speaking students at the English Center. 

Date:
Wednesday, 29 Jan 2020
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
East Lansing Public Library, Main Meeting Room
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Book: Internment by Samira Ahmed

Lecture by Dr. Salah Hassan and doctoral candidate Leila Tarakji (MSU Department of English)

Summary: Rebellions are built on hope.Set in a horrifying near-future United States, seventeen-year-old Layla Amin and her parents are forced into an internment camp for Muslim American citizens.With the help of newly made friends also trapped within the internment camp, her boyfriend on the outside, and an unexpected alliance, Layla begins a journey to fight for freedom, leading a revolution against the internment camp's Director and his guards.Heart-racing and emotional, Internment challenges readers to fight complicit silence that exists in our society today.

 

Co-sponsored by East Lansing Public Library

JAN
31
Date:
Friday, 31 Jan 2020
Time:
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
301 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Information on the Asian Studies Center Website. Undergraduate scholarships and both graduate and undergraduate paper competitions (Asian topics).

 

In honor of the late MSU Professor Shao-Chang Lee

FEB
5
Date:
Wednesday, 05 Feb 2020
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
201 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 encourages to attend. Also, we extend the invitation to the Arabic speaking students at the English Center. 

Date:
Wednesday, 05 Feb 2020
Time:
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location:
302 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Come practice your Urdu and Hindi over a hot cup of chai! For more information, please contact Prof. Rajiv Ranjan at rranjan(at)msu.edu.

FEB
6
Date:
Thursday, 06 Feb 2020
Time:
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Street protests are a veritable art form in South Korea, perfected through more than sixty years of bloody confrontations with state power. In 2016-2017, this form reached its full potential as a vehicle for political change as the city square in the heart of the nation's capital transformed into a raucous but family-friendly stage for spectacles of popular dissent in a sequence of events that has been celebrated as the Candlelight Revolution. This talk will look back on the history of street protests in South Korea, focusing on its "language of contention" (Tarrow 2013) so as to explore the mechanisms of collective identity formation and political subject-making that have made South Korea's protest culture one of the most dynamic in the modern world.

Youngju Ryu is an Associate Professor of Korean Literature at the University of Michigan and the author of Writers of the Winter Republic, the winner of 2018 James Palais Book Prize, and numerous articles on Korean literature, film, and media. She serves as the co-editor of Perspectives on Contemporary Korea, a book series published by the University of Michigan Press and has edited two volumes on colonial and contemporary Korean culture.

*Reception to follow

Sponsors: Council on Korean Studies, Learning Community on Identity Formation in Global Contexts, Academic Advancement Network, Asian Studies Program, Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen), Citizen Scholars Program, Japanese Studies Program, Japan Council, College of Arts and Letters, Department of Linguistics and Languages, Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities, Romance and Classical Studies

 

FEB
12
Date:
Wednesday, 12 Feb 2020
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
201 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 encourages to attend. Also, we extend the invitation to the Arabic speaking students at the English Center.