At Florida Atlantic University’s “Zen Buddhism: Roots and Branches” conference, Dr. Steven Heine, Professor and Director of the FIU Asian Studies Program, presented the keynote address.
Zhiying Qian was an exceptional M.A. student in the Asian Studies Program. She completed her entire degree in 2007, only a year after beginning the program. On Tuesday, November 20th, 2018, Qian returned to Florida International University to present her research on the processing of Mandarin, Japanese and English classifiers.
On Friday, November 9th, FIU hosted its first Korean Culture Festival and Contest. FIU students competed in the categories of Cooking, Speaking, Singing and Dancing. The event had a great turnout, thanks to the leadership and participation of student-led organizations Korean Culture Club (KCC) and the Asian Studies Graduate Student Organization (ASGSO) - led by Adjunct Instructor Sungmin Cho, who teaches Korean language and Korean culture classes.
Join us on January 15, 2019 for a Rakugo (Japanese sit-down comic storytelling) performance by Yanagiya Tozaburo III, the Shin’uchi (highest) rank rakugo performer, at FIU’s MMC Campus. Rakugo has entertained generations of Japanese since the 17th century. From ghosts to geisha, samurai to salaryman, a solo performer brings scores of characters vividly to life in tales punctuated by various tones of voice, gestures, and facial expressions with a folding fan and hand towel as his only props.
Details to come!
Livia Kohn will be discussion Daoism in the current day in China.