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Seminar Series: Ute Hüsken, University of Heidelberg, Germany, on "South Indian Temple Hinduism as Ground for Religious Boundary-Making"

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Seminar Series: Ute Hüsken, University of Heidelberg, Germany, on

Longhorn Got K-Film/Drama

Monday, November 18, 2019 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Longhorn Got K-Film/Drama

Global Professional Training: East & Southeast Asia

Sunday, November 17, 2019 • 10:00 AM

San Jacinto Residence Hall - Multi-Purpose Room - UT Main Campus

Global Professional Training: East & Southeast Asia

Global Professional Training: East & Southeast Asia

Saturday, November 16, 2019 • 10:00 AM

San Jacinto Residence Hall - Multi-Purpose Room - UT Main Campus

Global Professional Training: East & Southeast Asia

Urdu Placement Exam

Friday, November 15, 2019 • 9:00 AM

George I. Sánchez (SZB) Building, Room 296

Urdu Placement Exam

Seminar Series: Naomi Appleton on "Stories Without Borders: Narrative and Boundary-Making in Early India"

Thursday, November 14, 2019 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Seminar Series: Naomi Appleton on

Film Screening: Janini's Juliet with director Pankaj Rishi Kumar

Thursday, November 14, 2019 • 11:00 AM

CMA 5.176

Film Screening: Janini's Juliet with director Pankaj Rishi Kumar

Graduate Fall Festival 2019

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 • 2:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus


Majors/Minors Gathering (drop-in)

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 • 2:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Majors/Minors Gathering (drop-in)

Free Japanese Calligraphy Lesson

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 • 3:30 PM

UT Austin Campus (PAR 302)

Free Japanese Calligraphy Lesson

Seminar Series: Cynthia Talbot on "The Crafting of a Muslim Rajput Identity in Mughal India"

Thursday, November 7, 2019 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Seminar Series: Cynthia Talbot on

Longhorn Got K-Film/Drama

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Longhorn Got K-Film/Drama

Teaching English Abroad

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 • 1:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Teaching English Abroad

FLAS information session

Monday, November 4, 2019 • 12:00 PM

GEB 3.312, UT Campus

FLAS information session

Guest Speaker: Muthukrishnan Kannan on "Tamil and Fundamentalism/Tamil Fundamentalism: Perspectives from Contemporary Tamil Literature"

Monday, November 4, 2019 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Guest Speaker: Muthukrishnan Kannan on

Seminar Series: Jessie Pons (Ruhr University Bochum, Germany) on "Tracing Boundaries: The Emergence of Mahāyāna Buddhism in Gandhāra"

Thursday, October 31, 2019 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Seminar Series: Jessie Pons (Ruhr University Bochum, Germany) on

Majors/Minors Gathering (drop-in)

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 • 1:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Majors/Minors Gathering (drop-in)

Seminar talk on Kunqu opera by Mr. Hsien-yung Pai

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 • 4:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Seminar talk on Kunqu opera by Mr. Hsien-yung Pai

Targeted Poverty Alleviation as a Local Governance Project: The Case of Liangshan Ethnic Yi Autonomous Prefecture

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 • 10:00 AM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Targeted Poverty Alleviation as a Local Governance Project: The Case of Liangshan Ethnic Yi Autonomous Prefecture


Onam 2019 Celebration

Friday, October 25, 2019 • 6:30 PM

SAC 2.410

Onam 2019 Celebration

Seminar Series: Parimal G. Patil, Harvard University, on "Philosophical Boundaries at Vikramaśīla"

Thursday, October 24, 2019 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Seminar Series: Parimal G. Patil, Harvard University, on

Longhorn Got K-Film/Drama

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Longhorn Got K-Film/Drama

Land Wars: The Story of China’s Agrarian Revolution

Friday, October 18, 2019 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Land Wars: The Story of China’s Agrarian Revolution

Seminar Series: Syed Akbar Hyder, UT Austin, on "The Mortal Idols We Share: Qurratulain Hyder and Muhammad Iqbal on Islam"

Thursday, October 10, 2019 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Seminar Series: Syed Akbar Hyder, UT Austin, on

Chairman Mao's Children and China's Difficult Past: Generation and Memory

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 • 12:00 PM

Glickman Conference Center, RLP 1.302E, UT Campus

Chairman Mao's Children and China's Difficult Past:  Generation and Memory

Longhorn Got K-Film/Drama

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Longhorn Got K-Film/Drama

From Superior Secretaries to Evil Clerks: the Transformation of Government Clerks in Local Administrative Activities under the Qing

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 • 10:00 AM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

From Superior Secretaries to Evil Clerks: the Transformation of Government Clerks in Local Administrative Activities under the Qing

Concert: Shubhendra Rao (sitar), Saskia Rao-de Haas (cello), and Aditya Kalyanpur (tabla)

Sunday, October 6, 2019 • 2:00 PM

Bates Concert Hall, UT Austin campus

Concert: Shubhendra Rao (sitar), Saskia Rao-de Haas (cello), and Aditya Kalyanpur (tabla)

Town Hall meeting for new SAI Director

Friday, October 4, 2019 • 3:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Town Hall meeting for new SAI Director

Guest Speaker: Sonja Thomas, Colby College, on "Indians on the Reservation: Missionary Priests from India and Catholic Settler Colonialism"

Friday, October 4, 2019 • 11:30 AM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Guest Speaker: Sonja Thomas, Colby College, on

Seminar Series: Indrani Chatterjee on "Gendering Jajmani, Re-casteing Capital"

Thursday, October 3, 2019 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Seminar Series: Indrani Chatterjee on


Comparative Speaker Series- Greg Distelhorst (Univ of Toronto)

Friday, September 27, 2019 • 12:00 PM

BAT 5.108

Comparative Speaker Series- Greg Distelhorst (Univ of Toronto)

Occupying Schools, Occupying Land: How the Landless Workers Movement Transformed Brazilian Education

Thursday, September 26, 2019 • 12:00 PM

Glickman Conference Center, Room RLP 1.302D, UT Austin campus

Occupying Schools, Occupying Land:  How the Landless Workers Movement Transformed Brazilian Education


Stopping the Downward Spiral in the US-China Trade War

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 • 2:00 PM

Glickman Conference Center, Room RLP 1.302B, UT Austin campus

Stopping the Downward Spiral in the US-China Trade War

Longhorn Got K-Film/Drama

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Longhorn Got K-Film/Drama

Back to Qianlong-Jiaqing? The Resurging of the Tradition of ‘Evidential Research’ in Post-Cultural Revolution Chinese Historiography

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 • 10:00 AM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Back to Qianlong-Jiaqing? The Resurging of the Tradition of ‘Evidential Research’ in Post-Cultural Revolution Chinese Historiography

Free Japanese Calligraphy Lesson

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 • 3:30 PM

PAR 302, UT Austin Campus

Free Japanese Calligraphy Lesson

Film Screening: True Blue (Neeli Raag)

Monday, September 23, 2019 • 4:30 PM

Avaya Auditorium (POB 2.302), UT Austin campus

Film Screening: True Blue (Neeli Raag)

Himiko, An Ancient Shaman Who Transcends Realms

Saturday, September 14, 2019 • 1:30 PM

Glickman Conference Center, Rooms RLP 1.302A, B and C, UT Austin campus

Himiko, An Ancient Shaman Who Transcends Realms

Texas Asia Conference: Moving Beyond Barriers

Saturday, September 14, 2019 • 8:00 AM

Glickman Conference Center, Rooms RLP 1.302A, B, and C, UT Austin campus

Texas Asia Conference: Moving Beyond Barriers

Texas Asia Conference: Moving Beyond Barriers

Friday, September 13, 2019 • 8:00 AM

Glickman Conference Center, Rooms RLP 1.302A, B, and C, UT Austin campus

Texas Asia Conference: Moving Beyond Barriers


Longhorn Got K-Film/Drama

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Longhorn Got K-Film/Drama

Seminar Series: Oliver Freiberger on "Religious Boundaries in South Asia: Analytical Considerations"

Thursday, September 5, 2019 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Seminar Series: Oliver Freiberger on


Seminar Series: Yael Rice on "The Forms of Civility: Paintings, Books, and Empire in Mughal South Asia"

Thursday, May 2, 2019 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Seminar Series: Yael Rice on

Panel: "From the May Fourth Movement to the Communist Revolution"

Thursday, May 2, 2019 • 2:00 PM

Garrison Hall (GAR) 4.100, UT Austin Campus


Chinese Studies Workshop Series Talk: Associate Professor Qin Cuihong from Nanjing Xiaozhuang University

Friday, April 26, 2019 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Chinese Studies Workshop Series Talk: Associate Professor Qin Cuihong from Nanjing Xiaozhuang University

Seminar Series Workshop: "The Case of Pakistan" with Arif Masood and Sadia Saeed

Thursday, April 25, 2019 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Seminar Series Workshop:

Urdu Placement Exam

Friday, April 19, 2019 • 9:00 AM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Urdu Placement Exam

Chinese Studies Workshop Series - Professor Lhagha, Qinghai University - Social Life and Changes in the Amdo Region of Tibet, 1978-2018

Friday, April 19, 2019 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus


Guest Speaker Jens Schlieter on "Experiments with Experience: Spiritual Practice as Experimentation in (Neo-)Yoga and (Neo-)Buddhism"

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Guest Speaker Jens Schlieter on

Between Revolution and the Self: The Ethical Paradox in Literary Discourse in and after the Chinese Socialist Period

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Between Revolution and the Self: The Ethical Paradox in Literary Discourse in and after the Chinese Socialist Period

Film Screening: "Peacocks, Paradise & Tigers, Oh My!" - Animated Adivasi Stories

Saturday, April 13, 2019 • 3:30 PM

Avaya Auditorium (POB 2.302), UT Austin campus

Film Screening:

Susan Napier Book Talk: What Miyazaki's World Taught Me

Friday, April 12, 2019 • 3:00 PM

Harry Ransom Center, Prothro Theater, 300 West 21st Street, UT Campus

Susan Napier Book Talk:  What Miyazaki's World Taught Me

Seminar Series Workshop: "Comparison with Islamic Empires" with Giancarlo Casale and Dan Sheffield

Friday, April 12, 2019 • 9:00 AM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Seminar Series Workshop:

Majors/Minors Gathering (drop-in)

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 • 3:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Majors/Minors Gathering (drop-in)


New Directions in Anthropology XII: Everyday Anthropology

Friday, April 5, 2019 • 9:00 AM

JGB 4.102 and SAC 5.118, UT Campus

New Directions in Anthropology XII: Everyday Anthropology

Asian Studies Undergraduate Honors Thesis Presentation Symposium

Friday, April 5, 2019 • 1:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Asian Studies Undergraduate Honors Thesis Presentation Symposium

Asian Studies Undergraduate Spring Festival 2019

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 • 1:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Asian Studies Undergraduate Spring Festival 2019

World Languages Day

Saturday, March 30, 2019 • 10:00 AM

Glickman Conference Center, RLP1.302D, E, and F Patton Hall and Winship Circle, UT-Austin 305 E. 23rd St.

World Languages Day


Geng Song Presents "Television In China: Governmentality, Soft Power, & Nation Building"

Monday, March 25, 2019 • 3:30 PM

UT Austin Campus (BMC 5.102)

Geng Song Presents

Cultivating Socialist Motherhood and Childhood: Daycares and Preschools in Rural Communes of China (1953-1983)

Friday, March 15, 2019 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Cultivating Socialist Motherhood and Childhood: Daycares and Preschools in Rural Communes of China (1953-1983)


Chinese Studies Workshop Series - Professor Xiaoli Wang, North University of China

Friday, March 1, 2019 • 3:30 PM

RLP 3.106, UT Austin Campus


Seminar Series: Christopher Atwood on "'Secularism' and 'Religion' in the Mongol Empire" with discussant Johan Elverskog

Thursday, February 28, 2019 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Seminar Series: Christopher Atwood on

Judith Farquhar Presents Ho Lecture on "Gathering Medicines: Plants and Powers in China’s Southern Mountains"

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 • 7:00 PM

UT Peter O'Donnell Jr. Building, Avaya Auditorium (POB 2.302), 201 E 24th St, Austin, TX 78712

Judith Farquhar Presents Ho Lecture on

Book Talk with Department of Asian Studies UT Professor Youjeong Oh

Friday, February 22, 2019 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Book Talk with Department of Asian Studies UT Professor Youjeong Oh

Guest Speaker: Reetika Khera on "Dissent on Aadhaar: Big data meets big brother"

Monday, February 18, 2019 • 11:00 AM

Glickman Conference Center, RLP 1.302D, UT Austin campus

Guest Speaker: Reetika Khera on

Getting Animals to Talk about Disaster: The Fiction of the 2011 Disasters of Northeast Japan

Friday, February 15, 2019 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Getting Animals to Talk about Disaster:  The Fiction of the 2011 Disasters of Northeast Japan

Seminar Series Workshop: "The Mughal Era" with Audrey Truschke, Rutgers (Newark), and Rajeev Kinra, Northwestern University

Friday, February 15, 2019 • 9:00 AM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Seminar Series Workshop:

China’s Reform and Opening Up: Four Decades of Legacies and Lessons

Friday, February 8, 2019 • 8:10 AM

LBJ School of Public Affairs, SRH 3.124

China’s Reform and Opening Up: Four Decades of Legacies and Lessons

Seminar Series: Azfar Moin on "'Peace with All Religions' (Sulh-i Kull): Indo Persian Political Theology and Cosmopolitanism"

Thursday, January 31, 2019 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

Seminar Series: Azfar Moin on

The Jim Crow Cigarette in China: An Intimate History of Corporate Imperialism

Thursday, January 31, 2019 • 3:30 PM

RLP 1.302E, UT Austin Campus

The Jim Crow Cigarette in China:  An Intimate History of Corporate Imperialism

18th International Conference on Maharashtra

Saturday, January 26, 2019 • 9:00 AM

Glickman Conference Center, Rooms RLP 1.302A and B, UT Austin campus

18th International Conference on Maharashtra

18th International Conference on Maharashtra

Friday, January 25, 2019 • 9:00 AM

Glickman Conference Center, Rooms RLP 1.302A and B, UT Austin campus

18th International Conference on Maharashtra

18th International Conference on Maharashtra

Thursday, January 24, 2019 • 9:00 AM

Glickman Conference Center, Rooms RLP 1.302A and B, UT Austin campus

18th International Conference on Maharashtra