December 2nd, 2016
To understand forms of askesis, Practices of Self, we need to look from both internal and external pespectives. That is, there are forms of dress (uniforms) as well as of ‘introspection.’ The lectures will conclude with a brief history of the rise of Insight meditation (vipassana) and Mindfulness (sati), in Buddhism and in contemporary psychotherapy.
Professor Collins’ video can be seen embedded below and here.
Professor Collins is a Distinguished Visiting Professor in Buddhist Studies at Arizona State University and the Chester D. Tripp Professor in the Humanities at the University of Chicago.
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December 2nd, 2015
The Association of Asian Studies is pleased to announce plans for the 15th consecutive AAS Dissertation Workshop, which will be held in conjunction with the annual conference in Seattle next spring. The workshop will again be organized and led by David Szanton, and follow the model used in previous workshops. We ask everyone to please bring the workshop to the attention of students whose research interests fit within the workshop theme.
The Social and Political Implications of New Media in Asia
New technologies and modes of communication; satellites, smart phones, the internet, social media, virtual spaces, etc., are radically challenging long-standing characterizations of Asian societies. The new media are generating new economic processes (banking, call centers, back-room accounting, the design and nearly instantaneous production and distribution of fashions, appliances, auto parts, and pharmaceuticals, etc.). Read more »