Asian Studies Program

Past 2008-2009 Events

June 21 Appalshop-Indonesia Exchange Film Screening
Lexington Public Library, Lexington, KY
Sponsored by Appalshop and the University of Kentucky Asia Center
June 1-28
“Revolutionary Voices” Art Exhibition: Cultural Revolution Posters of China
Cressman Center for Visual Art, University of Louisville
Aug. 23 JAPAN! Summer Family Festival
Shelter 1, Jacobson Park, Lexington, KY — for more information, click here.Sponsored by the Japan/America Society of Kentucky
Sept. 10 Asian Studies Colloquium: “Contemplating Byzantium: A Buddhist Deconstruction of W. B. Yeats”
Robert Campbell ‘09
Room 103, Frost Building
Sponsored by Asian Studies Program
Sept. 13 Moon Festival Celebration and Picnic
Shelter 5, Shillito Park, Lexington, KY — for additional information, click here. Sponsored by the Kentucky Chinese American Association
Sept. 19 Asian Student Union Open House
Baird Lounge, Alumni Building
Sponsored by the Asian Student Union
Sept. 27 “The Madness of Terrorism”: A Presentation on Conflict in Sri Lanka
Baird Lounge, Alumni Building
Sponsored by the Cosmopolitan Clu
Oct. 8 Asian Studies Colloquium: “A Year in Japan”
Adam Ledford ‘09
Room 103, Frost Building
Sponsored by Asian Studies Program
Oct. 15 Orville Schell (Director, Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations), “The U.S. and China”
Haggin Auditorium, Mitchell Fine Arts Center, Transylvania University, Lexington, KY
Sponsored by Transylvania University — tel. 859-233-8124 for information
Oct. 24 “The Japan/American Relationship: An Historic Perspective and Future Opportunities”
Mr. Naoyuki Agawa (former Minister and Director of the Japan Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan, Washington, DC)
Room 230, Student Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Sponsored by the Japan/America Society of Kentucky, the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce, and the UK Asia Cente
Oct. 28 International Cinema Series: Doing Time, Doing Vipassana (India, 2005)
Room 108, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY
Sponsored by EKU Libraries
Oct. 30 Chautauqua Series: “Spiritual Freedom in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism”
Prof. Ravi Gupta (College of William and Mary)
Prof. Abraham Velez (Eastern Kentucky University)
Prof. Jeff Richey (Berea College)
O’Donnell Auditorium, Student Services Building, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY
Sponsored by EKU Chautauqua Lecture Series
Nov. 1 Kentucky Asian Studies Association 5th Annual Meeting
Jessamine Career and Technology Center, Nicholasville, KY
For program and registration information, click here.
Nov. 12 Asian Studies Colloquium: “Playing the Changes: Composing with the Yijing
Marty Edwards ‘08
Room 103, Frost Building
Sponsored by Asian Studies Program
Dec. 2 Asian Studies Colloquium: “Market Meltdown and the Asian Connection”
Wayne Tolliver (Associate Professor of Economics and Business) and Mark Roselli (Assistant Professor of Economics and Business)
Room 103, Frost Building
Sponsored by Asian Studies Program
Dec. 9 International Cinema Series: Tuya’s Marriage (Mongolia, 2008)
Room 108, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY
Sponsored by EKU Libraries.
Dec. 16 International Cinema Series: Still Life (China, 2008)
Room 108, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY
Sponsored by EKU Libraries
Jan. 14 Asian Studies Colloquium: “East Asian Holistic Medicine:  The Acupuncture Perspective”
Douglas MacLaren(Community Acupuncture Berea)
Room 103, Frost Building
Sponsored by Asian Studies Program
Jan. 22 Chautauqua Series: “Taking Freedom for Granted: Human Rights in China”
Dr. Jianli Yang (1989 Tiananmen Square activist and chair, Foundation for China in the 21st Century)
O’Donnell Auditorium, Student Services Building, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY
Sponsored by EKU Chautauqua Lecture Series
Jan. 24 Chinese New Year Celebration
Singletary Center for the Arts, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY — for additional information, click here.
Sponsored by the Kentucky Chinese American Associatio
Jan. 27- Feb. 1 Noh Theater Workshop with Faculty from Kanze School of Noh, Kyoto, Japan
Georgetown College and Yūkōen Friendship Garden, Georgetown, KY Contact
Mar. 5 “Globalization and the World Food Crisis”
Dr. Vandava Shiva
Phelps-Stokes Chapel
Sponsored by Convocations Program and Women’s Studies Program
Mar. 11 Asian Studies Colloquium: “The Ryūkyūs: Caught Between Cultures”
Adam Ledford ‘09
Room 103, Frost Building
Sponsored by Asian Studies Program
Mar. 12 Wings of Defeat
Film screening and discussion with director Linda Hoaglund
W. T. Young Library Gallery, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Sponsored by the UK Asia Center
Mar. 20-22 International Symposium: “China’s Rise and Its Impact on Asia: Democratization, Development, and Culture”
University of Louisville
Sponsored by the University of Louisville Center for Asian Democracy
Apr. 1 An Evening with Amitav Ghosh (prize-winning Indian author)
Memorial Hall, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Sponsored by the UK Asia Center
Apr. 1-30 The Art and Science of Origami
Exhibitions at W. T. Young, Fine Arts, and Science Libraries, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Sponsored by the UK Asia Center
Apr. 8 Asian Studies Colloquium: “Imagining the Sacred in Popular Culture: Images of Buddha in Japanese Comic Books”
Dr. Mark MacWilliams (St. Lawrence University)
Room 103, Frost Building
Sponsored by Asian Studies Program and the Department of Philosophy and Religion
Apr. 19- May 24 Seeking Enlightenment: Selected Art of India and Southeast Asia from the Permanent Collection
Rogers Gallery
Sponsored by the Department of Art
Apr. 19 “eats, shoots, and weaves”
Artist talk by Lisa Lee Peterson
Lower Traylor Gallery
Sponsored by the Department of Art
Apr. 20-23 Samurai Film Festival
Kentucky Theatre, Lexington, KY
Sponsored by the UK Asia Center
Apr. 23 Lecture by Dr. Michael Raine (University of Chicago) on samurai cinema
Niles Gallery, Fine Arts Library, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Sponsored by the UK Asia Center
May 2 Japanese Tea Ceremony
Dr. Andrew Maske (University of Kentucky) and Ms. Mari Isobe
Baird Lounge, Alumni Building
Sponsored by the Asian Student Union
May 13 Asian Studies Colloquium: “History, Memory, and Media in Cambodia”
Daniel Huck (William R. Gruver Chair of Leadership Studies and Co-Director, Entrepreneurship for the Public Good Program)
Room 103, Frost Building
Sponsored by Asian Studies Program

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