Upcoming Asian Studies Events

Wednesday, October 17

“Defining the Present Perfect Tense of I.M. Pei's Architectural Space”

Day: October 17 Time: 4 p.m. Location: Thompson Hall, Room 175

This talk will be delivered by Professor Delin Lai, University of Louisville. Professor Lai will use three masterpieces designed by I.M. Pei, a renowned Chinese American architect and the Pritzker Awardee, to introduce ancient and modern gardens in Japan and China.

Pei is a modernist master whose distinctive architectural language not only features geometric forms but also…

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China/Taiwan Study Abroad and Internship Interest Meeting

Day: October 17 Time: 5 p.m.–6 p.m. Location: Wyatt Hall, Room 307

Join us to learn about study abroad and internship opportunities in China and Taiwan. Students who are interested in applying for programs during summer 2019 and/or during school year 2019–20 are strongly encouraged to attend. Staff and faculty members from Chinese Language & Culture and the International Programs offices will be available to answer any questions. Refreshments…

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Thursday, October 18

Music from India: Rajeev Taranath and Abhiman Kaushal

Day: October 18 Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: McIntyre Hall, Rausch Auditorium

One of India's renowned music masters, sarod virtuoso Rajeev Taranath, brings a rare performance of classical South Asian music to University of Puget Sound. Accompanied by Abhiman Kaushal on the tabla, the duo will perform ragas—intricate forms of colorfully improvised melodies and rhythms—which have drawn accolades on their many international tours.

"Rajeev Taranath's sarod…

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Friday, October 19

Lecture: "Accessing and Embodying the Magnetic Power of Femaleness Through East Javanese Dance Performance"

Day: October 19 Time: 4 p.m.–5 p.m. Location: Wheelock Student Center, Murray Boardroom

Christina Sunardi, associate professor in the Ethnomusicology Program in the School of Music at the University of Washington, will present this Southeast Asia Symposium keynote presentation.

Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork spanning the years 2005–07 as well as analysis of performance, this talk presents some of the ways in which dancers and musicians in the east Javanese…

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Southeast Asian 'Street Food' Banquet and Culture Faire

Day: October 19 Time: 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Location: Wheelock Student Center, Upper Marshall Hall

Join us for an open buffet banquet for all participants and attendees of the Southeast Asia Symposium, attendees of the Southeast Asian cultural performance, and anyone else who is interested in attending. It will feature tables from local Southeast Asian cultural associations, displaying arts and material culture from different countries in the region.

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Public Performance: Thai Music and Dance, Contemporary & Traditional

Day: October 19 Time: 6 p.m.–7 p.m. Location: Wheelock Student Center, Upper Marshall Hall

We are honored to welcome an array of contemporary and traditional Thai musical groups to the Southeast Asia Symposium, including PongLaang RuamJai, The Wayside, and Chaopraya Ensemble.

PongLaang RuamJai and The Wayside reflect contemporary and regional approaches and variations on Thailand's musical history. Chaopraya Ensemble was formed in the spring of 2001 with the intent…

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Saturday, October 20

Southeast Asia Symposium

Day: October 20 Time: 9 a.m.–3:45 p.m. Location: Wheelock Student Center, Murray Board Room

The 5th annual LIASE Southeast Asia Symposium focuses on the intersections of conservation and culture in the region, with a focus on Malaysian Borneo. The Symposium brings together participants and Southeast Asianist scholars from universities around the Northwest, regional cuisine, music and dance performances, and a batik workshop, and features talks from students who have…

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Batik Workshop

Day: October 20 Time: 9 a.m.–11 a.m. Location: Kittredge Hall, Room 202

Batik is a method of producing textiles and fine art on fabric, originally from Java, Indonesia, using wax relief and natural plant dyes. To make a batik, selected areas of the cloth are blocked out by brushing or drawing hot wax over them, and the cloth is then dyed. The parts covered in wax resist the dye and remain the original color. This process of waxing and dying can…

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Monday, October 22

Bollywood Film Screening: Sholay

Day: October 22 Time: 5:30 p.m.–8:45 p.m. Location: McIntyre Hall, Room 103

Films are screened as part of Professor Joshi’s Bollywood Cinema course. Visitors are welcome but requested to arrive on time and remain for the full screening. Please contact Professor Joshi  with any questions at pjoshi@pugetsound.edu.

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Tuesday, October 23
Thursday, October 25

PacRim Interest Meeting

Day: October 25 Time: 5 p.m.–7 p.m. Location: Thomas Hall, Tahoma Room

Come learn about the Pacific Rim (PacRim) Study Abroad Program! This program promotes the liberal educational mission of the University of Puget Sound, extending the curriculum to incorporate substantive encounters with Asian life and culture. PacRim also serves as a forum for students’ personal development through involvement in a strong community, the cultivation of tolerance and independence, and improved intercultural competence.

 

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Monday, October 29

"Into the New World: Kim Sagwa’s Mina, 21st-Century Korean Fiction, and the Art of Translation"

Day: October 29 Time: 12 p.m.–1 p.m. Location: Thomas Hall, Tahoma Room

Join us as Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton give a reading from their translation of Mina, a contemporary novel set in the fast-paced world of South Korean youth culture, and provide insights into the joys and challenges of the translator’s craft.

The Fultons are the translators of numerous volumes of modern Korean fiction, most recently the graphic novel Moss by Yoon Taeho (serialized…

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Japan Study Abroad Interest Meeting

Day: October 29 Time: 4 p.m.–4:50 p.m. Location: Wyatt Hall, Room 306

Come learn about opportunities and application deadlines for study abroad in Japan. Refreshments will be served.

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Thursday, November 1

Chinese Film Night: Lecture/Film Screening

Day: November 1 Time: 5 p.m.–7:50 p.m. Location: Wyatt Hall, Room 101

Join us for an inspiring lecture on the history of Chinese martial arts and the role of martial arts in China's 21st-century self-presentation by John Christopher Hamm (University of Washington), author of Paper Swordsmen: Jin Yong and the Modern Chinese Martial Arts Novel (2006). Refreshments and pizza will be served.

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Monday, November 5

Bollywood Film Screening: Kal Ho Naa Ho

Day: November 5 Time: 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Location: McIntyre Hall, Room 103

Films are screened as part of Professor Joshi’s Bollywood Cinema course. Visitors are welcome but requested to arrive on time and remain for the full screening. Please contact Professor Joshi with any questions at pjoshi@pugetsound.edu.

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Tuesday, November 6
Monday, November 12

Bollywood Film Screening: Dil Se

Day: November 12 Time: 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Location: McIntyre Hall, Room 103

Films are screened as part of Professor Joshi’s Bollywood Cinema course. Visitors are welcome but requested to arrive on time and remain for the full screening. Please contact Professor Joshi with any questions at pjoshi@pugetsound.edu.

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Monday, November 19

Bollywood Film Screening: Kahaani

Day: November 19 Time: 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Location: McIntyre Hall, Room 103

Films are screened as part of Professor Joshi’s Bollywood Cinema course. Visitors are welcome but requested to arrive on time and remain for the full screening. Please contact Professor Joshi with any questions at pjoshi@pugetsound.edu.

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Monday, November 26

Bollywood Film Screening: 3 Idiots

Day: November 26 Time: 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Location: McIntyre Hall, Room 103

Films are screened as part of Professor Joshi’s Bollywood Cinema course. Visitors are welcome but requested to arrive on time and remain for the full screening. Please contact Professor Joshi with any questions at pjoshi@pugetsound.edu.

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Wednesday, November 28
Monday, December 3

Bollywood Film Screening (Film TBA)

Day: December 3 Time: 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Location: McIntyre Hall, Room 103

Films are screened as part of Professor Joshi’s Bollywood Cinema course. Visitors are welcome but requested to arrive on time and remain for the full screening. Please contact Professor Joshi with any questions at pjoshi@pugetsound.edu.

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