ASU Students Participate in International Japanese Language Project

As part of the international “Construction of Japanese Language Learners’ Corpus with Overseas Collaboration  - Based on an Organic Relation Between Research and Construction,” two researchers from Japan interviewed 51 ASU students of Japanese language in February 2014. ASU is the only US institution where interviews were conducted with learners of Japanese who are also native speakers of English.  Read more »

2014 Western Conference for the Association of Asian Studies

October 2-4, 2014

The 2014 WCAAS Asia Studies Conference at ASU opens with a welcome reception on the evening of Thursday, October 2 at the ASU Brickyard Ceramic Center in Downtown Tempe and continues with more than twenty panels featuring scholarly papers on East, South, and Southeast Asia on the Friday and Saturday. Read more »

ASU Professor Hjorleifur Jonsson Publishes New Book on SEA Iu Mien

Arizona State University anthropologist Hjorleifur Jonsson has spent well over two decades researching the cultural dynamics and ethnohistories of the diverseLief Jonsson peoples of Southeast Asia, particularly ethnic minorities of the mainland. One thing he has discovered in his work is the unifying, not divisive, nature of difference.

The Arizona State University associate professor’s latest book, based on this premise, is being released this month from Cornell University Press. Read more »

SILC Faculty to Accompany ASU Students Traveling to Japan on Kakehashi Exchange Project

Miko Foard, Senior Lecturer in Japanese, together with Bradley Wilson, Instructor in Japanese, hasRainbow Bridge from MIko Ford organized the Kakehashi Exchange Project that will take 23 ASU students on a study tour of Japan in July and August, 2014. Funded by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), the Kakehashi Project provides successful applicants with a 10 day study tour of Japan to get an up-close view of Japanese culture and deepen their knowledge and appreciation of the country. Read more »

American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) Fellowship Competition Deadline Announced

The American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) invites applications from scholars from all disciplines who wish to conduct their research in India. Junior fellowships are given to doctoral candidates at universities in the U.S. to conduct research for their dissertations in India for up to eleven months. Senior long-term (six to nine months) and short-term (four months or less) fellowships are available for scholars who hold a Ph.D. Read more »

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