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Asian Studies Awardees


Asian Studies is proud to announce that several of our graduate and undergraduate students are recipients of a number of prestigious awards!

Our Students in a Kimono Fashion Show this past weekend!


This past Sunday at the Museum of Science and Discovery in Fort Lauderdale local Kimono designer, Hiromi Asai held a fashion show. Her show was in conjunction with the museums Asian Pacific Heritage Celebration. A few of our students/alumni were models in her show. Click more to see a video from the event. Courtesy of the Sun-Sentinel.

Asian Studies Director, Dr. Steven Heine's has just Released his latest book.


Chan Rhetoric of Uncertainty in the Blue Cliff Record Sharpening a Sword at the Dragon Gate

Upcoming Events

書道 Shodō Class Spring Semester Final Projects on Exhibit

05/11/2016 11:00 AM

書道 Shodō (Japanese Calligraphy) was offered at FIU for the first time this past semester. Students flocked to the class and filled it to capacity. You can see what they learned by viewing their final projects now on exhibition at the FIU Green Library, 2nd floor till mid-June. Click more to see a short video of the exhibit.

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Institute

06/04/2016 08:00 AM

A four-week Summer Institute on Tokyo, entitled Tokyo: High City and Low City: A NEH Summer Institute for College and University Teachers Tentative Schedule: June 4 – July 1, 2016 Application Deadline: March 1, 2016

Florida Supercon

07/01/2016 07:00 PM

Florida Supercon is the state's largest annual comic book convention and it takes place right here in Miami at the Miami Beach Convention Center. There are always a multitude of Asian related elements; Anime & other Asian related films, Cosplay Contest, Cosplay seminars, & video games. In the past there has been taiko drum performances, kimono and Harajuku style fashion history and dressing classes. The trade show has Asian snacks like Pocky and Kimonos for sale.

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11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199
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