Fine arts major Nathalie Alfonso enrolled in an FIU study abroad program organized by Art & Art History Professor Lidu Yi, during which she met some of the country’s best-known contemporary artists. While she has already worked with artists in Ecuador and has some knowledge from her native Colombia, Alfonso recently decided to go to China. She believes that sharing with one another will lead to better practices and richer creative work, so she initiated a program for young artists in Miami.
Art exhibition by Chinese artist Simon Ma at the Frost Art Museum was recognized by the Miami Herald. In Chinese, the name Ma means horse and the year 2014 marks the Chinese year of the horse. Click here to read the article in the Miami Herald.
The Asian Studies Newsletter for the Academic Year 2013-2014 is now available online.
Twin sisters Shalisha and Shonda Witherspoon, both pursuing the Japanese Studies Certificate, have been featured on the FIU News page for their Study Abroad experience. They won several scholarships from the Fund for Education Abroad, Gilman, Fu Foundation and FIU’s Office of Study Abroad to travel to Kyoto, Japan this summer.
On March 29, 2014 the 2014 Florida Statewide Japanese Speech & Skit Contest was held at the FIU Green Library. Click here to view the list of winners.
The 7th Annual Florida International Chinese Speech & Skit Contest was held on March 15th, 2014. Click here to view the list of winners.
Dr. Steven Heine has a new forthcoming book titled "Zen Koans" (University of Hawai'i Press, October 2014). Click here to read a review.
On March 7th, 2014, Asian Studies Program held the Southern Japan Seminar. The Seminar featured a series of lectures from visiting scholars on various topics on Japan.
The scholarship, currently being offered by MEXT, is a great opportunity for the undergraduate students interested in improving their knowledge of Japan in a Japanese university. The application deadline is March 7th.
Lamarr Nuñez is a recipient of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for the spring 2014 semester. He is attending Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Japan, to fulfill his Japanese Studies Certificate and English major requirements. Nuñez also received the JASSO Scholarship. To read the full article, please click here.