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“Show Me the Land Where the Buddha Dwelled …”

Friday, November 19, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118

Dr. Max Deeg of the Department of Religion at Cardiff University (U.K.) and a Fellow at the Center for the Study of World Religions (Harvard University) will give a talk at the Department of Asian Studies.

Xuanzang, a famous Chinese Buddhist monk, scholar, traveler, and translator (602/603?-664 C.E.)

Urdu Placement Exam

Friday, November 19, 2010 • 3:00 PM

PAR 101


Fall 2010 South Asia Seminar Series

Thursday, November 18, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118

Cynthia M. Talbot, UT Austin Dept. of History

National Heritage, Collectables and Forgeries: (Dis)Functions of Ancient Artifacts in Asia

Monday, November 15, 2010 • 12:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118


Fall 2010 South Asia Seminar Series

Thursday, November 11, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118

Shanti Kumar, UT Austin Dept. of Radio Television Film

Honor's Info Session

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 • 5:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118


Fall 2010 South Asia Seminar Series

Thursday, November 4, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118

Ipsita Chatterjee, UT Austin Dept. of Geography and the Environment

China Seminar: A Radical Reading of Chinese Characters

Friday, October 29, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118

Dr. Chien-hsin Tsai of the University of Texas at Austin to give a talk at a China Seminar for the Fall 2010 semester.

China Seminar: A Radical Reading of Chinese Characters

The Difficulty of Being Good

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 • 3:30 PM

UTC 4.112

The Difficulty of Being Good

Fall 2010 South Asia Seminar Series

Thursday, October 21, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118

Heather Hindman, UT Austin Dept. of Asian Studies

Indonesian Law and Politics from Soekarno to Present Day

Monday, October 18, 2010 • 1:30 PM

BAT 5.108


Yes. . .But: The Dialectics of Political Pluralization in China, 2003-2010

Friday, October 15, 2010 • 12:00 PM

BAT 5.108

Yes. . .But: The Dialectics of Political Pluralization in China, 2003-2010


Japan Seminar/Cold War Cultures Conference: "Genbaku otome:" Reconsidering the 'Hiroshima Maidens'

Friday, October 1, 2010 • 2:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118

Japan Seminar/Cold War Cultures Conference:

Japan/Korea Seminar: "Mingei" and the Emergence of Japanese Folk-Modernism, 1925-1955

Friday, October 1, 2010 • 9:00 AM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118

Japan/Korea Seminar:

Asian Studies Fall Welcome

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 • 3:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118


39th Annual Southwest Conference on Asian Studies (SWCAS)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX

39th Annual Southwest Conference on Asian Studies (SWCAS)

Fall 2010 South Asia Seminar Series

Thursday, September 23, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118

"India's Earliest Writings: A Slightly New Perspective on Ashokan Inscriptions"

J. Patrick Olivelle, UT Austin Dept. of Asian Studies

Japan Seminar: Flower Power: Ikebana and Postwar Japan

Friday, September 10, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118

Japan Seminar: Flower Power: Ikebana and Postwar Japan

The Branches of the Veda: Contested Relationships

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118

The Branches of the Veda: Contested Relationships


South Asia Seminar: Unsettling India: Impersonation, Mobility, Identity

Thursday, May 6, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118


Basant Bahaar 2010

Friday, April 30, 2010 • 7:30 PM

Main Mall

Pakistani Students' Association


South Asia Seminar: Beautiful Balloon: The Digital Divide and the Charisma of New Media in India

Thursday, April 29, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118



South Asia Seminar: Music and Terror: World War III and South Asian Diasporic Activism

Thursday, April 22, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118


Urdu Placement Exam

Friday, April 16, 2010 • 3:00 PM

PAR 105



Korea Seminar: Victor Cha

Monday, April 12, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118


Spring Festival 2010

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 • 3:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118

Spring Festival 2010

South Asia Seminar: The Postcolonial Information City: Technologies of Fear in Contemporary India

Thursday, April 1, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118


Confusion and Chaos: Reading Taiwan Modernist Fiction as Art

Friday, March 26, 2010 • 12:00 PM

MEZES B 0.302


South Asia Seminar: Covering India: Illustrations of a Nation in Transition

Thursday, March 25, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118


Reverse Causation and Proofs of Rebirth in Indian Religions

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118

Reverse Causation and Proofs of Rebirth in Indian Religions

China Seminar: Dunhuang Buddhist Manuscripts and Linguistic Analysis in the Chan Database Project

Monday, March 22, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118

China Seminar: Dunhuang Buddhist Manuscripts and Linguistic Analysis in the Chan Database Project

20th Japan Anthropology Workshop

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


20th Japan Anthropology Workshop

Monday, March 15, 2010


20th Japan Anthropology Workshop

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Korea Seminar: Sung Ho Kim

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 • 2:00 PM

BATS 5.108

Korea Seminar: Sung Ho Kim

Alexander the Great and Dionysus in India: The Greek Interaction with Early Indian Buddhist Art

Monday, March 8, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118

Alexander the Great and Dionysus in India: The Greek Interaction with Early Indian Buddhist Art

East Asian Cinemas Symposium

Sunday, March 7, 2010 • 10:00 AM

WCH 4.118 Meyerson Conference Room

East Asian Cinemas Symposium

East Asian Cinemas Symposium

Saturday, March 6, 2010 • 9:00 AM

WCH 4.118 Meyerson Conference Room

East Asian Cinemas Symposium

East Asian Cinemas Symposium & Series: "The Host"

Friday, March 5, 2010 • 2:00 PM

WEL 2.256

East Asian Cinemas Symposium & Series:

South Asia Seminar: Decolonization and Politics

Thursday, March 4, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118


Honors Program Information Session

Tuesday, March 2, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118


East Asian Cinemas Symposium & Series: "My Whispering Plan"

Friday, February 26, 2010 • 2:00 PM

WEL 2.256

East Asian Cinemas Symposium & Series:

South Asia Seminar: Our Secrets, Our Treason, Our People: Ethnic Intimacy and Sri Lankan Tamils

Thursday, February 25, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118


East Asian Cinemas Symposium & Series: "Double Vision"

Friday, February 19, 2010 • 2:00 PM

WEL 2.256

East Asian Cinemas Symposium & Series:

AUTHORS AND PATRONS: Social Contexts of Legal Texts in Ancient India

Friday, February 19, 2010 • 9:00 AM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118


South Asia Seminar: Dangerous Solidarities: the Aesthetics of Indian Literary Nationalism

Thursday, February 18, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118


South Indian Temple Culture short course, Dr. Ute Hüsken

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 • 6:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118


South Indian Temple Culture short course, Dr. Ute Hüsken

Monday, February 15, 2010 • 5:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118

Non-Brahmanical temples


Japan Seminar: The Limits of Liberalism: Japan's Relevance to America's Modern Social Crisis.

Monday, February 15, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118

Japan Seminar: The Limits of Liberalism: Japan's Relevance to America's Modern Social Crisis.


Buddhist Ordination: Local Problems in a Global Context

Thursday, February 11, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118

Buddhist Ordination: Local Problems in a Global Context

South Indian Temple Culture short course, Dr. Ute Hüsken

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 • 6:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118

Sectarian and Inter-religious Relations


South Indian Temple Culture short course, Dr. Ute Hüsken

Monday, February 8, 2010 • 5:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118

The Role of Temple Priests


Seaborne Renaissance: Global Exchanges and Religion in Early Modernity

Saturday, February 6, 2010 • 9:30 AM

Harry Ransom Center, Prothro Theater, University of Texas Austin


South Indian Temple Culture short course, Dr. Ute Hüsken

Friday, February 5, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118

Myth and Ritual


East Asian Cinemas Symposium & Series: "Ashes of Time"

Friday, February 5, 2010 • 2:00 PM

WEL 2.256

East Asian Cinemas Symposium & Series:

South Asia Seminar: Regional Literary Cultures and the Concept of Pakistan: A View from Bengal, 1940-1947

Thursday, February 4, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118


South Indian Temple Culture short course, Dr. Ute Hüsken

Wednesday, February 3, 2010 • 6:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118

The History of Temple Organization (Economy, Politics) and the Role of Temples in South Indian Social Life



Women’s Autobiography in Islamic Societies: Defining the Genre

Saturday, January 30, 2010

AT & T Conference Center, University of Texas at Austin

An International Workshop