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China’s Foreign Aid under Mao

Friday, November 9, 2018 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

China’s Foreign Aid under Mao

Free Japanese Calligraphy Lesson

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 • 3:30 PM

GAR 0.120

Free Japanese Calligraphy Lesson

Seminar Series: Maryam Wasif Khan on "The Populism of Piety: Conversion, Agency, and Exclusion in the Contemporary Urdu Novel"

Thursday, November 1, 2018 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Seminar Series: Maryam Wasif Khan on

Group Dancing in Public Places (guangchangwu) in China: The Carnival of Cultural ‘Mobs’ or the Staging of Cultural ‘Citizens’?

Friday, October 26, 2018 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Group Dancing in Public Places (guangchangwu) in China: The Carnival of Cultural ‘Mobs’ or the Staging of Cultural ‘Citizens’?

Seminar Series: Bilal Tanweer on "Trickster as Commando: Performance of Pakistaniyat in Urdu Pulp Fiction"

Thursday, October 25, 2018 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Seminar Series: Bilal Tanweer on

Administrative Orders and Material Incentives in the Procurement of Export Commodities: A Case Study of Zengcheng County, 1958-1966

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Administrative Orders and Material Incentives in the Procurement of Export Commodities:  A Case Study of Zengcheng County, 1958-1966

Information Session: Funding for Foreign Language and Area Studies

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 • 12:30 PM

RLP 1.302G

Information Session: Funding for Foreign Language and Area Studies

Workshop on Taiwan Studies Across the Taiwan Strait

Monday, October 22, 2018 • 4:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Workshop on Taiwan Studies Across the Taiwan Strait

Literary Scene in Contemporary Taiwan

Monday, October 22, 2018 • 3:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Literary Scene in Contemporary Taiwan

SILENT INVASION: CHINA'S INFLUENCE IN AUSTRALIA AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR THE UNITED STATES

Monday, October 22, 2018 • 12:15 PM

Bass Lecture Hall - LBJ School

SILENT INVASION:  CHINA'S INFLUENCE IN AUSTRALIA AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR THE UNITED STATES

Former Professor Nancy Stalker's Book Signing

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Kinokuniya Books - Austin Location

Former Professor Nancy Stalker's Book Signing

Igniting the Internet: South Korea’s Internet-Born Protests and Popular Politics, 2002 to 2017

Friday, October 19, 2018 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Igniting the Internet: South Korea’s Internet-Born Protests and Popular Politics, 2002 to 2017

Seminar Series: Nisha Kommattam on "Popular Literature in Malayalam: Three Moments in Literary History"

Thursday, October 18, 2018 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Seminar Series: Nisha Kommattam on

Chat About Grad School in China: Earn a Duke Degree

Monday, October 15, 2018 • 1:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Chat About Grad School in China:  Earn a Duke Degree

From Seeds of Friendship to a Miracle Drug: Science and the Reconstruction of Sino-American Relations, 1971-1979

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

From Seeds of Friendship to a Miracle Drug: Science and the Reconstruction of Sino-American Relations, 1971-1979

Graduate Student Conference Paper Practice

Friday, October 5, 2018 • 11:00 AM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Graduate Student Conference Paper Practice

Seminar Series: Mara Thacker on "Superfan!: Exploring Comics Culture at Comic Con India"

Thursday, October 4, 2018 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Seminar Series: Mara Thacker on

Graduate Student Conference Paper Practice

Monday, October 1, 2018 • 2:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Graduate Student Conference Paper Practice

Current Trends in the Field of Film Production in China and the Role of Taiwan

Friday, September 28, 2018 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Current Trends in the Field of Film Production in China and the Role of Taiwan

Vanamala Viswanatha on "Raghavanka in Kannada Literary Culture"

Thursday, September 27, 2018 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Vanamala Viswanatha on

Seminar Series: UT Panel on "Building UT’s Popular and Pulp Fiction Collection"

Thursday, September 20, 2018 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Seminar Series: UT Panel on

Seminar Series: C.M. Naim on "Crime Fiction in Urdu, 1890–1950"

Thursday, September 13, 2018 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Seminar Series: C.M. Naim on

Dissertation Defense - Ming-Huei Wang

Monday, August 13, 2018 • 10:00 AM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Performing the Lyrical: Lyrical Essay and the Written Vernacular Mandarin Tradition in Taiwan


Hillary Langberg Defense: INVOKING THE GODDESS: THE ROLE OF FEMALE DEITIES IN MAHAYANA INDIAN BUDDHISM OF THE MIDDLE PERIOD

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 • 10:00 AM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Hillary Langberg Defense: INVOKING THE GODDESS: THE ROLE OF FEMALE DEITIES IN MAHAYANA INDIAN BUDDHISM OF THE MIDDLE PERIOD

NATSA 2018: The 24th Annual Conference of the North American Taiwan Studies Association

Saturday, May 26, 2018 • 9:00 AM

Glickman Conference Center, UT Campus

NATSA 2018: The 24th Annual Conference of the North American Taiwan Studies Association

NATSA 2018: The 24th Annual Conference of the North American Taiwan Studies Association

Friday, May 25, 2018 • 9:00 AM

Glickman Conference Center, UT Campus

NATSA 2018: The 24th Annual Conference of the North American Taiwan Studies Association

NATSA 2018: The 24th Annual Conference of the North American Taiwan Studies Association

Thursday, May 24, 2018 • 9:00 AM

Glickman Conference Center, UT Campus

NATSA 2018: The 24th Annual Conference of the North American Taiwan Studies Association

Seminar Series: Projit Bihari Mukharji on "Somatonational: The National Body and its Fragments, India c. 1920-1966"

Thursday, May 3, 2018 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Seminar Series: Projit Bihari Mukharji on

Dissertation Defense - Kathleen Longwater "APPROACHING DEATH: RESPONSES TO DYING IN TWO SOUTH ASIAN MEDICAL TRADITIONS"

Friday, April 27, 2018 • 2:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Dissertation Defense - Kathleen Longwater

Media Studies Forum 2018

Friday, April 27, 2018 • 9:30 AM

GAR 1.102

Becoming-media: Rethinking Media History in East Asia and Beyond

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Conversations with Renowned Taiwanese Screenwriter/Playwright - Zhan Jun Jie 詹傑

Thursday, April 26, 2018 • 5:00 PM

Winship Building 2.112

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Guest Speaker: Harjant Gill on "Indian Masculinities through Ethnographic Film"

Thursday, April 26, 2018 • 3:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Film still from Roots of Love

Media Studies Forum 2018

Thursday, April 26, 2018 • 9:30 AM

SAC 1.118

Becoming-media: Rethinking Media History in East Asia and Beyond

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Conversations with Renowned Taiwanese Screenwriter/Playwright - Zhan Jun Jie 詹傑

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 • 4:30 PM

Winship Building 2.112

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Foreign Service Roundtable Chat with Professor David Firestein

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 • 1:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

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Seminar Series: Thomas Trautmann on "Elephants, Kings and the Environment"

Thursday, April 19, 2018 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Seminar Series: Thomas Trautmann on


Urdu Placement Exam

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 • 2:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

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Asian Studies Undergraduate Honors Thesis Presentation Symposium

Friday, April 13, 2018 • 3:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Asian Studies Undergraduate Honors Thesis Presentation Symposium

Seminar Series: Soudhamini on "Sruti: Technology as Inspiration"

Thursday, April 12, 2018 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Film still from Soudhamini's The Temple Nagaswaram

Asian Studies Majors/Minors Gathering (drop-in)

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 • 3:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Asian Studies Majors/Minors Gathering (drop-in)

Taiwanese investment in China vis-a-vis the Chinese investment in Taiwan

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 • 5:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Taiwanese investment in China vis-a-vis the Chinese investment in Taiwan

Seminar Series: James Mchugh on "Toddy, Punch, and India Pale Ale: Writing a History of Alcohol in Early India"

Thursday, April 5, 2018 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Seminar Series: James Mchugh on

Guest Speaker: Jos J.L. Gommans on "Indo-Dutch Entanglements in the Age of Rembrandt"

Thursday, April 5, 2018 • 2:00 PM

GAR 4.100, UT Campus

Guest Speaker: Jos J.L. Gommans on

China Steps Out: Beijing’s Major Power Engagement with the Developing World

Thursday, April 5, 2018 • 12:15 PM

Sid Richardson Hall, Room 3.124

China Steps Out: Beijing’s Major Power Engagement with the Developing World

Welfare State and Transitional Justice: Thinking Through Trouillot's and Yoneyama’s Discussions

Friday, March 30, 2018 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

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Seminar Series: Sudipta Sen on "River Ganga and the Crucible of Empires: Warfare, Spoliation and the Making of a Political Icon"

Thursday, March 29, 2018 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Seminar Series: Sudipta Sen on

Workshop on ”Buddhist Traces and Early Twentieth-Century Art”

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 • 2:00 PM

Glickman Conference Center (CLA 1.302E), UT Campus

Nicholas Roerich,

Concert: Music by Akshaya Avril Tucker, featuring Hindustani vocalist Saili Oak

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 • 7:30 PM

MRH Bates Recital Hall (2406 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin TX, 78712)

Saili Oak

Seminar Series: Archana Venkatesan on "Fluid Text and Open Boundaries: On Poetry, Experience and Experiments in Translation"

Thursday, March 8, 2018 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Seminar Series: Archana Venkatesan on

Explore UT - Japanese Language Program Presents "Yookoso Japan!"

Saturday, March 3, 2018 • 12:00 PM

UT Austin Campus (GAR 2.128)

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Adil Najam on "Climate Change in South Asia: Living in the Age of Adaptation"

Friday, March 2, 2018 • 12:15 PM

LBJ School of Public Affairs, SRH 3.122

Adil Najam on

A Conversation with Adil Najam (Dean of the Pardee School, former Vice Chancellor at LUMS)

Friday, March 2, 2018 • 9:00 AM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

A Conversation with Adil Najam (Dean of the Pardee School, former Vice Chancellor at LUMS)

Seminar Series: Ann Grodzins Gold on "Jahazpur Passages: Thinking Through a Rajasthan Market Town"

Thursday, March 1, 2018 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Seminar Series: Ann Grodzins Gold on

Role Models, Foreign Friends and Hurt Feelings - Politics of Celebrity in China

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 • 3:30 PM

CLA 1.302E (Glickman Center)

Role Models, Foreign Friends and Hurt Feelings - Politics of Celebrity in China

Contested Embrace: Transborder Membership Politics in Twentieth-Century Korea

Friday, February 23, 2018 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Contested Embrace: Transborder Membership Politics in Twentieth-Century Korea

Guest Speaker: Chandan Gowda on "The Way She Saw It: Introducing Gauri Lankesh"

Thursday, February 22, 2018 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Guest Speaker: Chandan Gowda on

Guest Speaker: Niko Pfund on “Careers in Book Publishing: What Everyone Needs to Know"

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 • 4:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Guest Speaker: Niko Pfund on “Careers in Book Publishing: What Everyone Needs to Know

Seminar Series: Lisa Mitchell on "Hailing the State: Collective Assembly and the Politics of Recognition in the History of Indian Democracy"

Thursday, February 15, 2018 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Seminar Series: Lisa Mitchell on

Seminar Series: Ivette Vargas-O’Bryan on "Negotiating Political Tibetan Medicine, Spirit Diseases and Environmental Spaces"

Thursday, February 8, 2018 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Seminar Series: Ivette Vargas-O’Bryan on

Reflections from Padmini’s Palace: Gender, Language, and Desire in Early Modern Hindi

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 • 4:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118

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“Setting Fires and Burning Trash”: Fierce Satire, Communalism, and Literary Habitus

Monday, January 29, 2018 • 4:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

“Setting Fires and Burning Trash”: Fierce Satire, Communalism, and Literary Habitus

"Brazil and 'Modern Japanese Literature'"

Friday, January 26, 2018 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus


Seminar Series: Srilata Raman on "Crypto-Christian and Atheist – The Westward Journey of the 17th century Śaivite Poet Tāyumāṉavar"

Thursday, January 25, 2018 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Seminar Series: Srilata Raman on

Rethinking the early modern sant tradition: Sundardas and his poetic discourse

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 • 4:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Rethinking the early modern sant tradition: Sundardas and his poetic discourse

Reading Kinaram: Saint, Poet, Reformer, Enigma

Monday, January 22, 2018 • 4:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Reading Kinaram:  Saint, Poet, Reformer, Enigma

Guest Speaker: Dipali Mukhopadhyay (Columbia University)

Friday, January 19, 2018 • 9:30 AM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Guest Speaker: Dipali Mukhopadhyay (Columbia University)