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EVENT: American Association of Teachers of Korean 19th Annual Conference (06/19/14-06/21/14)

April 23rd, 2014 in Announcements, Events, Featured, Summer 2014.

June 19-21, 2014 Boston University Boston, MA Korean Language Teaching through Film and Literature: Creating Connections Conference & Workshop Theme: Korean Language Teaching through Film and Literature: Creating ConnectionsThe topic of teaching and learning through study of literature and films has been a matter of considerable interest to language educators. Renewed interest in this approach has been generated by The National Standards for Korean Teaching, which frames curricular and materials developments in the five inter-related areas: communication, culture, connections, comparisons, and communities. Use of film and literature in language teaching is a quintessential example of connections between language teaching and other academic disciplines. Curriculum that bridges students’ linguistic needs and interests to content areas is in greater demand as the number of advanced language learners (heritage speakers with diverse... More

EVENT: Daoism: Tradition and Transition (05/29/14-06/01/14)

April 22nd, 2014 in Announcements, Events, Featured, Summer 2014.

For the last ten years, the series of international conferences on Daoist Studies has been instrumental in enhancing the study, application, and awareness of Daoism throughout the world. The only major Daoist conference series, it follows a tradition that began in Boston (2003) and continued through Mt. Qingcheng (2004), Fraueninsel in Bavaria (2006), Hong Kong (2007), Mt. Wudang (2009), Los Angeles (2010), Mt. Nanyue (2011), and Ammersee Lake near Munich (2012). In honor of its great success and as a tribute to Boston University for the initial conference, the 9th International Conference on Daoist Studies will take place once again at Boston University. This year’s conference theme is “Daoism: Tradition and Transition.” The focus is on Daoist thought, history, and practice—with particular attention to... More

EVENT: China Today: A conversation with Heino Klinck and David Barboza (04/22/14)

April 15th, 2014 in Announcements, Events, Spring 2014.

Join us for a two-part conversation with Heino Klinck and David Barboza about US-China military cooperation, and the wealth and corruption of China’s senior leaders. “US-China Military-to-Military Relations in a Competitive Cooperation Context."  Colonel Heino Klinck, Chief of the Strategic Leadership Division Strategy, Plans, and Policy Directorate for the U.S. Army, served with distinction in numerous strategic positions worldwide, including six years as a U.S. Army attaché in Beijing and in Hong Kong. “China’s Senior Leaders: Wealth and Corruption” David Barboza graduated from Boston University with a bachelor’s degree in history, and has been a correspondent for The New York Times based in Shanghai, China, since 2004. In 2013, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting “for his striking exposure of corruption at high... More

OPPORTUNITIES: Taiwan Ministry of Education Short Term Research Grant

April 12th, 2014 in Fellowships, Graduate, Opportunities.

As the concept of the "global village" evolved, Asia has become a focal point in the 21st century. The ministry of Education, Republic of China (Taiwan) would like to encourage international students and scholars to undertake 2 to 6 months short term research activities in Taiwan. It also seeks to promote mutual understanding and academic cooperation between Taiwan and the international community. "The Ministry of Education Short Term Research Award" was established to provide financial assistance to those who are pursuing a Ph.D. degree or Post-Doctoral fellows, whose fields of studies are related to Taiwanese culture, social science, art or its related comparative research areas to conduct their research in Taiwan. The award includes: 1. A monthly research subsidy: NT$25,000 (equivalent of US$830)... More

EVENT: Asian Cultural Fair (04/25/14)

April 10th, 2014 in Announcements, Events, Spring 2014.

Asian Studies Initiative at Boston University invites BU Terriers to the second annual Asian Cultural Fair! This year, partnering with BU's Chinese Students Association, BUIC, Boston University Kazakh Student Union, BU Vietnamese Student Association and Boston University Persian Club, we offer you a virtual day trip to Asia, experiencing the diverse cultures and cuisines. The free, fun-filled, festive event features music, cultural games and food! Guests will enjoy authentic East Asian, South Asian, Southeast Asian, Central Asian, and Western Asian/Middle Eastern delectable cuisines right here on-campus. Don't miss the chance to stop by ASIABU's booth to taste some freshly brewed Taiwanese tea or get the amazing Henna tattoo from BUIC to make the day! More activities will be announced shortly. There's more: after completing your journey in Asia by visitingthe... More

EVENT: Sattariya: A Classical Indian Dance Performance by Prateesha Suresh (04/23/2014)

April 8th, 2014 in Announcements, Events, Spring 2014.

Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm on April 23, 2014 Location: College of Fine Arts Concert Hall, 855 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215 Free and Open to the Public!

EVENT: Writing Between Languages and Cultures with Yoko Tawada (04/15/14)

April 6th, 2014 in Announcements, Events, Featured, Spring 2014.

Join us for a reading and conversation with the internationally renowned writer Yoko Tawada. Tawada was born in Tokyo in 1960 and moved to Hamburg when she was twenty-two, where she received a PhD in German literature, and then to Berlin in 2006. She writes in both Japanese and German and has published several books—stories, novels, poems, plays, essays—in both languages. She has received numerous awards for her writing including the Akutagawa Prize, the Adelbert von Chamisso Prize (a German award recognizing foreign writers for their contributions to German culture), the Tanizaki Prize, the Goethe Medal (an official decoration of the Federal Republic of Germany), and the prestigious Yomiurui Prize for Literature. New Directions has published her story collections Where Europe Begins (with a... More

NEWS: Global Music Lunchtime Concert Series-Red Baraat: Bhangra, Funk, Dhol n’ Brass Band (04/14/14)

April 2nd, 2014 in Announcements, Events, Featured, News, Spring 2014.

Boston University BU Central (775 Commonwealth Ave) George Sherman Union Basement FREE to all BU members FEATURING DANCE PERFORMANCE BY BU BHANGRA with pre-concert talk by Shalini Ayyagari (American University) ABOUT RED BARAAT Red Baraat is wild — and loud. It's also a genre unto itself. The Brooklyn ensemble self-identifies as "dhol 'n' brass," a hybrid of Indian bhangra, contemporary Indian dance music that mixes Punjabi folk beats with popular contemporary genres, and New Orleans brass band music. One of the best party bands around, Brooklyn-based 8-piece band Red Baarat plays rollicking funk music steeped in Northern India's wedding celebrations with a dash of D.C. go-go beats, brass funk, and hip-hop. Red Baraat has performed at the White House, the flagship TED Conference in 2012, Google’s Mountain View Campus, and... More

OPPORTUNITIES: Visiting Fellowships for PhD Students and Postdoctoral Researchers on India’s Political Economy

April 1st, 2014 in Fellowships, Graduate, Opportunities.

Applications are invited for two visiting fellowships from advanced PhD students and early-career postdoctoral researchers working on themes related to the political economy of contemporary India. The fellowships are to be held at one of the following institutions: Center for South Asia Studies, University of California, Berkeley; King’s India Institute, King’s College London or Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR, Mumbai). The visiting fellowships will be of up to one month in duration and worth up to £4000 each. The fellowships are offered under the auspices of a trilateral partnership between the three institutions funded by the UK-India Education Research Initiative (UKIERI). Applicants must be based at a university in India, United Kingdom or the United States, and should propose... More

EVENT: ASIABU Boston Chinatown Tour (04/12/14)

March 27th, 2014 in Announcements, Events, Spring 2014.

  You’ve passed by it at least a few times and perhaps have been to a restaurant or two there during your time in Boston. It ranks top three of its kind in U.S. and it’s the home of several Asian-American cultures in New England. Welcome to Boston Chinatown! Join us for a walking tour to explore the past, present and future of Chinatown by visiting various historical sites and hidden cultural gems in the neighborhood. Professor Wing-Kai To, from Bridgewater State College will guide us and bring us back in time to learn how urban renewal affected Chinatown in the 1960's and residents’ efforts in revitalizing the once vibrant community. The tour is aim to give you a better understanding on... More