Center for Asian Research
Connecting Asia Globally Through Language & Culture
As part of Global Asia in a Multipolar World Series, David Pietz, Professor of Chinese History at the University of Arizona will present on Friday, October 22, 2021, at 10:00 am. This presentation will seek to identify and explore, in a preliminary way, research questions on the social construction of the extinction of the Yangtze Baiji dolphin and subsequent conservation efforts of the Yangtze Finless Porpoise.
Date & Time: October 21, 2021 at 4:30 PM Location: PSH 150 & Zoom (Registration required) This panel is an interactive discussion of the global reception and history of two of Japan’s most famous cultural exports: manga and anime. For the past half-century, manga and anime have played a central role in the representation of Japan on an international stage, and served as a crucial lens for rethinking issues of popular culture, gender, literary genre, and Japanese identity.
As part of ASU's commitment to global engagement, sustainability, and future-oriented knowledge and research, the Center for Asian Research has organized a series of virtual lectures for the 2021-2022 academic year on the theme of "Global Asian in a Multipolar World." This virtual lecture series highlights research from prominent scholars in an array of disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and beyond, broadly centered on Inter-Asian networks and flows of ideas, peoples, and texts across national and linguistic borders.
The Center for Asian Research condemns the recent wave of violence against Asian, Asian-American, and Pacific Islander communities and stands in solidarity with all groups and individuals affected by prejudice and discrimination. We remain committed to combatting these shameful actions through education, and our events and programming reaffirm our dedication to public outreach and engagement.
Photo Credit: Credit...Jim Wilson/The New York Times What This Wave of Anti-Asian Violence Reveals About America Too often, attention to nonwhite groups is only as pressing as the injuries that they have suffered. By Anne Anlin Cheng Ms. Cheng is a comparative race scholar and author of “The Melancholy of Race: Psychoanalysis, Assimilation, and Hidden Grief” and “Ornamentalism.” Feb. 21, 2021
A deadly second wave of coronavirus infections is devastating India, leaving millions of people infected and putting stress on the country’s already overtaxed health care system. Officially, by mid-May, about 23 million infections had been confirmed and roughly 250,000 people were dead, but experts said the actual figures were most likely much higher. In the same period, India was responsible for more than half of the world’s daily Covid-19 cases, setting a record-breaking pace of about 400,000 a day. Continue reading on NYTimes.com.
In an age of unsurpassed mobility, the meaning of "Asian" is mutating within global mediascapes that entangle images, narratives, and normas. Presented by Aihwa Ong, Professor and Robert H. Lowie Distinguished Chair in Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley Date & Time: March 16, 2021 at 4:00 pm. Co-Sponsored by Institute of Humanities Research & SHPRS Anti-Racism Committee.
Did you know that Arizona export $9.5 billion worth of goods and services to Indo-Pacific Region? Or that 73% of international students in the State of Arizona are from the Indo-Pacific? According to the 2020 Report by EAST-WEST Center, Arizona and Asia has very strong connection.
The Diplomat, a current affairs magazine covering the Asia -Pacific region, hosted this very informative webinar on March 1st, 2021. It explores the context of the recent military coup in Myanmar and its aftermath, including Myanmar's relations with China. Speakers include Tin Tin Nyo of the Burmese Women's Union, Yun Sun, a Senior Fellow and Co-Director of the East Asia Program at the Stimson Center, and Gerard Mccarthy, Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore, among other contributors.
FLAS Information & Upcoming Events
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Please find our featured past events below.
Anime, Manga, & Japanese Pop Culture
Global Asia in a Multipolar World 2021 Lecture Series
Kūkai on Truth Vs. Beauty
2021 Annual Lecture on Asia
Faculty Research Seminar: Han Hsien Liew
Career & Internships
Elite Asians & American Racial Hierarchy Video
2021 Annual Staley Lecture
A Closer Look at the Floating World
You can make an appointment to view these prints at the Jules Heller Print Study Room at ASU Art Museum by emailing Brittany Corrales at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 480-965-6656. There will be an online exhibition of the Hundred Ghost prints donated by Darlene Goto to ASU Art Museum in 2019 and 2020.