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January

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Venue:GC 243

Join us on January 14, 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.

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Venue:GC 285

In the recent publications of Sheldon Pollock and Stewart Gordon recurrent aspect which is emerging in the academic debates is Asian dominance over world in the pre-colonial era. The Asia which dominated the world and encouraged diverse cultural and multi ethnic communications among different sub-regions within itself. Through the talk we will be exploring several different questions and their relevance in the dynamics of Asia.

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Venue:Graham Center (GC) Ballrooms

Come look for the Asian Studies Undergraduate Honor Society and the Asian Studies Graduate Student Organization at CSO's Spring 2019. Learn more about our upcoming events or how to join, and get to know some of our e-board members!

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Venue:Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave

The Ikebana International Miami Chapter 131 is honored to join with Master Ceramicist James Herring and his colleagues from around the United States in an auction themed, “the Language of Flowers”. The public is invited to attend this fundraiser to support Parkland Cares whose mission is to provide immediate and long-term funding and awareness for mental health counseling for the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivors, their families and the community-at-large.

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Venue:CBC 233

Join us for a special lecture presented by Japanese Pottery Artist Ohi Toshio Chozaemon XI and a Tea Ceremony demonstration by Urasenke. In his lecture, Ohi will discuss ideas behind Japanese pottery art and how spirituality and culture influence Japanese craftsmanship "KOGEi" as well as the tea ceremony. Sponsored by the Consulate of Japan in Miami. Click here for more details!

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Venue:Graham Center (GC) 150

Join us for a special presentation by Dr. Livia Kohn on the topic of "Daoism in China Today," based on her recent book titled, "Daoist China: Governance, Economy, Culture" (2018). In today's fast-paced society, Dr. Kohn explores the role and place of Daoism, sharing a series of vignettes representing different aspects of life in China, in each case describing the current situation and connecting it to the role and changing facets of Daoism today, focusing in turn on dimensions of governance, eco

Welcome to Asia

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Venue:Graham Center (GC) Pit

Come get a preview of all things Asia-related at FIU. You’ll learn more about the various student organizations, cultures, and languages. There will be music, dances, giveaways, and free pizza! Hosted by Asian Studies Graduate Student Organization. Open to all FIU students. Funded by CSO. For more information, please visit ASGSO's Panther Connect: https://fiu.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/ASGSO

February

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Venue:FIU MARC 290

Feb. 11-12, 2019: Two-day EU Conference on 'The rising importance of EU-Asia relations. Click here for more info!

Modern Japanese Thought

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Translation Workshop

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Venue:Graham Center (GC) 355

Students of Japanese, Chinese, and Korean will have the opportunity to explore translation and will complete a variety of fun games and exercises.

Cool Japan

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March

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Venue:MARC Pavilion

This year's Southern Japan Seminar (SJS) 2019, organized by Dr. Matthew Marr, is based on a prestigious Japan Foundation/CGP grant in collaboration with universities and organizations in Tokyo and Osaka as well as Miami and Los Angeles, titled “Refuge Neighborhoods: Service Hubs and Homelessness in the US and Japan.”

What to do with a Major in Asian Studies?

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Venue:Graham Center (GC) 355

Career and Talent Development will be discussing the various opportunities that come from earning a B.A. in Asian Studies, followed by an open Q&A with alumni working in the field.

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Venue:Graham Center (GC) 355

Join the FIU Asian Studies Program for a conference on March 29, 2019 titled, “The Roots of Dōgen Studies.” This event will feature a group of specialists with expertise in Japanese or comparative religions who will examine, from interdisciplinary perspectives, various textual, ritual and social influences that need to be taken into account in analyzing and assessing the life, literature and legacy of Zen master Dōgen 道元, (1200-1253), founder of the Sōtō sect in medieval Japan.

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Venue:Pinecrest Gardens

The I.I. Miami Chapter 131 will be celebrating its 50th anniversary with events open to the public. Over the years, their chapter members have been sharing their love of ikebana and other aspects of Japanese culture throughout the South Florida community, living the motto of “Friendship through Flowers.” Ikebana, the Japanese art of floral design and arrangement, dates to the 6th century and is one of the most important cultural elements that is uniquely Japanese.