The registration for the AFTJ Speech and Skit Contest is 3/16/18. The contest will take place on 4/8/18 at 1pm at the Whitten Learning Center 110 in Coral Gables. Click on this link for more information.
The annual Southern Japan Seminar (SJS) promotes the 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 at the Frost Art Museum (Room 107) on Friday, March 2, 2018.
We sat down with "Worlds Ahead Graduate" Margarita Rentis to discuss why she chose FIU, her future plans, and what her secret to success is!
Experience the rich culture of Japan by studying abroad this summer at Asia Pacific University (Ritsumeikan). There is no language requirement and the trip is open to all majors. Click on the link above for more information.
Applications for the Asian Studies M.A. Program are open for Fall 2018. The deadline to apply is June 1 at 5:00pm EST. To apply today, click on the link above.
On Wednesday, October 18th, Dr. Steven Heine and Pamela D. Winfield, co-editors of "Zen and Material Culture," presented "Finding Zen: Uncovering Meaning in Art & Artifacts" at the Japan Society. The event was moderated by award-winning novelist, filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist priest Ruth Ozeki.
The current 2017 issue (Volume XXI) of the Japan Studies Review (JSR) is now available as a PDF file. For hard copies, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
FIU Asian Studies Alumni Sandra Avila has been named Science Librarian for UCF Libraries and is assigned to the Research and Information Services Department. Learn more about this recent development.
Dr. Heine has recently published a special biographical essay featured in this year's Japan Studies Review, titled "OUTSIDE OF A SMALL CIRCLE: SŌTŌ ZEN COMMENTARIES ON DŌGEN’S SHŌBŌGENZŌ and the Formation of the 95-Fascicle Honzan (Main Temple)" in addition to his latest book publication, "FROM CHINESE CHAN TO JAPANESE ZEN: A Remarkable Century of Transmission and Transformation" (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017).
The FIU Asian Studies Program Newsletter 2016-2017 includes information on the Asian Studies 7-Year Program Review, Faculty News and Accomplishments, with a spotlight on Dr. Shenggao Wang, student accomplishments and awards (including the Omar K. Carrion Scholarship and Fu Foundation), Undergraduate/Graduate Student and Alumni News, a new East Asia Virtual Reality Travel Course Online, as well as an overview of the final year of the Japan Foundation IPS & NEH grant report, and other event news.