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Professor Marr's research on Urban Poverty in Japan and the US


Professor Marr, who has been conducting fieldwork as a Social Science Research Council/Center for Global Partnership Abe Fellow in Japan since May 2014, proposed to show the film "Right to Wynwood," in Kamagasaki, Osaka to stoke debate about art and gentrification in global cites.

Dr. Steven Heine's recent publication: "Zen Koans"


Dr. Steven Heine's latest book entitled "Zen Koans" was recently published by University of Hawai'i Press. Click here for book details and to read a review.

Dr. Hitomi Yoshio is the new Graduate Program Director for Asian Studies


We are pleased to announce that Dr. Hitomi Yoshio, Assistant Professor of Japanese Literature and Culture, is the new Graduate Program Director for the Asian Studies MA Program. She will work closely with Dr. Heine to help graduate students as she transitions into this new role.

Upcoming Events

Asian Studies Fall 2014 Upcoming Events

09/30/2014 08:00 AM

Please click here to view the list of upcoming Asian Studies events for Fall 2014.

Japanese Social Psychology & Comparison to the U.S. - Lecture by Dr. Steven J. Heine

10/27/2014 05:00 PM

Lecture by Dr. Steven J. Heine (University of British Columbia) on the Japanese Social Psychology and Comparison to the United States. Event is free and open to all FIU students.

"Two Tokyo Temples: Samurai Memorials and Iconic Cats at Sengakuji and Gotokuji" - Dr. Steven Heine

11/03/2014 05:00 PM

Many of the prints selected for this exhibit of Koizumi Kishio's views of Tokyo in the 1930s highlight serene urban landscapes at temples, shrines, gateways, gardens, parks, fields, rivers, and bridges. Professor Steven Heine, an authority on Japanese religion and society and author of more than two dozen books including "Sacred High City, Sacred Low City" (Oxford University Press, 2012), explores the fascinating connections between these seemingly contradictory images.

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