Upcoming Asian Studies Events

Tuesday, February 19

Japanese Day of Remembrance: Civil Liberties in Times of Crisis

Day: February 19 Time: 12 p.m.–1 p.m. Location: Wheelock Student Center, Rasmussen Rotunda

Feb. 19 commemorates the anniversary of Executive Order 9066, signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1942, authorizing the forcible removal and incarceration of approximately 110,000 Japanese Americans. Join Pastor Karen Yokota Love of Tacoma's Mason United Methodist Church as she speaks on local Japanese American history and her pilgrimage to the Minidoka War Relocation…

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Friday, February 22

Miki Scholar Presentation

Day: February 22 Time: 4 p.m.–5 p.m. Location: Wyatt Hall, Room 109

Erina Okada, Miki scholar, will give a presentation about Tokushima, where she is from. She will talk about her home town and also her view of America. At the end of her presentation, she will show the audience Awaodori dance that is the most famous festival dance in Japan. Refreshments will be served.

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Wednesday, March 6

Japanese Film Series: Good Morning Show

Day: March 6 Time: 6 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Location: Wyatt Hall, Room 209

An experienced show host is given the chance to save his program from the brink of cancellation by interviewing a man with a gun holding hostages at a local cafe. He must put his personal safety on the line in order to keep the "Good Morning Show" alive.

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Saturday, March 9

Tết New Year: a Celebration of Spring

Day: March 9 Time: 1 p.m.–4 p.m. Location: Wheelock Student Center, Upper Marshall Hall

Come celebrate Tacoma's unique Vietnamese community heritage and the Lunar New Year! There will be traditional food, a Southeast Asian seed swap to celebrate the upcoming growing season, karaoke, and a lineup of musical and dance performers. You will also have the chance to participate in fun traditions such as the distribution of Lucky Money (Lì-xì) and feeding the red and…

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Wednesday, March 27

2019 Chinese Language and Culture Program Sticker Contest Winner Reveal

Day: March 27 Time: 6 p.m.–7 p.m. Location: Wyatt Hall, Room 209

The Chinese Language and Culture Program invites you to design an official 2019 sticker! One design will be selected as the winner by the students and friends of the Asian Studies Program. The winning design will be used to produce the 2019 Puget Sound Chinese student stickers (available for distribution in March 2019).

Contestants do not need to be taking Chinese in order…

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Tuesday, April 2

Japanese Film Series: The Miracles of the Namiya General Store

Day: April 2 Time: 6 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Location: Wyatt Hall, Room 209

Three delinquents take shelter in an abandoned convenience store. Upon discovering a mysterious letter from 30 years prior seeking advice in the mailbox, the boys are sent on an adventure through time, unearthing unknown truths about themselves along the way.

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Friday, April 5
Campus Only

Symposium: "Resilience, Response, and Reclamation in the Ecology and Environment of Greater China"

Day: April 5 Time: 7 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Location: Thomas Hall, Tahoma Room

The Asian Studies Program is pleased to announce an upcoming symposium on the environment in China. Presentations in this symposium will capture the trajectory of environmental degradation and remediation, and assess the resilience of the varied environments of Greater China. How has whirlwind modernization and urbanization affected the ability of ecosystems to respond to disturbances…

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