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January

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Venue:FIU

Spring 2013 (January 7 - April 27, 2013): Classes Begin: January 7, 2013. Click here for featured courses and important dates.

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Venue:Morikami Theater

Pray for Japan -A Documentary Film- Talk and Q&A with Director Stu Levy. Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 Time: 6:30 pm (museum doors open 5:45pm) Cost: $10 (Members $7) (Advance ticket purchase required) Location: Morikami Theater.

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Venue:The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse
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Venue:The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse

New dance event coming to Miami presented by the Miami Light Project. Tickets $25.

February

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Venue:Storer Auditorium, University of Miami

“[The Tarim Mummies is] a major contribution to the history and archaeology of a remote and little-known part of the world. ” —Brian Fagan, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, University of California, Santa Barbara

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Venue:CAS Gallery, University of Miami

With interventions from Classics faculty: John Paul Russo, Wilson Shearin, and Han Tran, CAS Gallery

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Venue:GC 150

On February 22, 2013 in GC 150, Japanese musician Tatsuya Nakatani will perform a percussion solo with his Nakatani Gong Orchestra, creating an unconventional musical experience. Event co-sponsored by Tigertail Productions.

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Venue:GC 150

The annual Southern Japan Seminar (SJS) promotes research and educational activities of Japan-related scholars in the Southeastern United States. This year’s event will be held in Florida International University’s MMC Campus in GC 150 on Saturday, February 23, 2013.

March

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Venue:Online

Due to an unexpectedly high graduation rate in your school this semester, the guest ticket count per graduate must be reduced to 6 guests per student.

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Venue:PG5 153

The Asian Studies Program will be showing this award winning film which presents perspectives on Buddhism in the midst of Japan's March 11, 2011 Triple Disaster. The film captures Buddhist temples and local communities in their struggles to rebuild.

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Venue:GC 140

On Monday, March 18th, 2013, Asian Studies Program will show two films titled, “Can You See Our Lights” and “Setting Sail from the Ruins” in GC 140 at 4:00 PM. Event co-sponsored by Consulate General of Japan in Miami, Japan Foundation, Department of Modern Languages, Japan Club, Le Cercle Français and the French Honor Society (Pi Delta Phi).

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Venue:LC309

The Department of Global & Sociocultural Studies will host a lecture by Dr. Michele Ruth Gamburd on March 21st. This event is free, and the Department welcomes all FIU students and the public.

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Venue:GC 140

Come and watch movies from Japanese, Taiwanese Seediq, Mongolian, and Korean history, as well as the popular Hayao Miyazaki film "Spirited Away."

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Venue:GL 100

On Saturday, March 23, 2013 the 2013 Florida Statewide Japanese Speech & Skit Contest will be conducted in GL 100. Organized by the Association of Florida Teachers of Japanese (AFTJ).

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Venue:PC 441

Asian Studies welcomes you to come to Professor Paul Christensen's talk "The Fragility of Sobriety: Alcoholism and Masculinity in Japan."

April

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Venue:GL 100

The Chinese Speech & Skit Contest will be held on April 13, 2013 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm in GL 100. Presented by the Asian Studies Program, Chinese Club, the Department of Modern Languages, and Campus Life. For information, contact fiuchinese@gmail.com.

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Venue:Frost Art Museum

FIU | Art & Art History Department presents eminent scholar lecture series on Monday, April 22nd, 2013 @ 6:00 PM with Xu Bing at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum.

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Venue:The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum will hold the opening of the 3rd annual Museum Studies exhibit titled Five Elements. The exhibit will feature Asian art.

May

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Venue:FIU

Registration for Summer 2013 is now open. Please click here for a list of available courses in Asian Studies.

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Memorial Day (University Closed)

June

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Venue:FIU

Summer 2013: New NCTA Workshop for K-12 teachers, “Introductory Chinese Language & Culture.” Please click here for details.

July

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Venue:FIU

Independence Day (University Closed)

August

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Venue:FIU

Registration for Fall 2013 is now open. Please click here for more details.

September

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Labor Day Holiday (University Closed)

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Venue:PC 432

Dr. John Tucker (Professor of History, East Carolina University) will be speaking on "Confucianism and the 47 Ronin" on September 25, 2013 at FIU in PC432.

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Venue:FIU

The final day to apply for graduation is Friday, September 29, 2013. You will need to apply via myFIU.edu before this date to ensure you will graduate in the Fall 2013 semester.

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Venue:GC 279B

Dr. Steven Heine, Professor and Director of Asian Studies, will be speaking on his book titled "Sacred High City, Sacred Low City" (Oxford University Press, 2012) on September 30, 2013.

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Venue:FIU

Here is the list of the upcoming Asian Studies events for the Fall 2013 semester.

October

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Venue:GC283A

Shigeko Honda, Curator of Education at the Morikami Museum, will be coming to FIU to speak on Japanese Culture in Florida in GC283A at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, October 2, 2013.

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Venue:Wertheim Performing Arts Center

FIU Program in the Study of Spirituality Lecture Series: Madhurai G.S. Mani (Carnatic Vocal Legend & Composer) will present “The Spirituality of Indian Carnatic Music" on October 4, 2013 at the Wertheim Performing Arts Center.

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Venue:GC287B

Dr. Laura Nenzi (Associate Professor of History, University of Tennessee) will be giving a lecture at FIU in GC287B on Friday, October 11, 2013, titled "Edo Townspeople's Culture: Whose Space is it, Anyway?"

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Venue:GC 150

The JET Info Session will be held on Friday, October 25th, 2013 at 10:30 AM in GC 150.

November

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Venue:CBC 235

The School of International and Public Affairs invites you to attend a lecture with the William Zarit, Minister for Commercial Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.

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Venue:Books & Books - Coral Gables

Dr. Steven Heine will be doing a Book Reading for his new book titled "Like Cats and Dogs: Contesting the Mu Kōan in Zen Buddhism" (Oxford University Press) November 6th at 8:00 PM @ Books&Books in Coral Gables.

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Venue:Otto G. Richter Library, University of Miami

"Of all the plants in the pharmacopoeia of traditional Chinese medicine, none was more treasured than ginseng..."

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Venue:GC Pit and GC-Rooms
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Venue:WPAC Concert Hall - Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center

Japan Immersion Day: "¡Viva Japón! Taiko & Etc. " will be on Monday, December 16th, 2013. There will be a Cultural Performance from 9:00-11:30 AM (Free and open to the public) and afterwards the Japanese Workshops from 12:00-2:00pm (which requires a fee and registration: Deadline is November 20, 2013). Sponsored by the Association for Florida Teachers of Japanese (AFTJ). Click here for details.

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Venue:GC 150

FIU Japan Club will be showing a film "Akira" on November 25th as part of Japan Film Festival 2013

December

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Venue:GC Pit and GC-Rooms
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Venue:WPAC Concert Hall - Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center

Japan Immersion Day: "¡Viva Japón! Taiko & Etc. " will be on Monday, December 16th, 2013. There will be a Cultural Performance from 9:00-11:30 AM (Free and open to the public) and afterwards the Japanese Workshops from 12:00-2:00pm (which requires a fee and registration: Deadline is November 20, 2013). Sponsored by the Association for Florida Teachers of Japanese (AFTJ). Click here for details.