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To qualify students must attend THREE lectures, and submit an essay relating the lecture series to their studies of Asia.
Dr. Heine meets with the President of Komazawa University
July 2009, Dr. Heine met with Ishii Seijun Sensei, the new President of Komazawa University. Both Dr. Heine and Ishii Sensei specialize in the life and works of Dôgen (1200-1253), the founder of Sôtô Zen in Japan, and they are collaborating on a new scholarly book about Dôgen’s teaching.
This minor offers a specialized focus on area and comparative studies.
Joint Degree Program: Master of Arts in Asian Studies & Ph.D. in International Relations
The Japan Studies Review is a refereed journal published annually by the Southern Japan Seminar and Asian Studies at Florida International University.
National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA)
The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA), funded by the Freeman Foundation, is a multi-year initiative to encourage and facilitate teaching and learning about Asia in world history, geography, social studies, and literature courses. It is a nation-wide professional development program for K-12 teachers to encourage the infusion of Asian materials into the classroom. Beginning Fall 2007, Asian Studies will begin hosting the NCTA seminar for the 10 southernmost counties of Florida.
Dr. Eric Messersmith's students gathered together for a picture to display the Japanese scrolls they created for their Tea Ceremony II class at the end of the semester.
Congratulations to winners of Florida International Chinese Speech Contest 2010!
The Asian Studies Program is pleased to announce a fully online Minor in Asian Studies.
Dr. Matthew Marr, assistant professor of sociology in the Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies
The Asian Studies Program is pleased to announce that Professor Joan Torres-Pou from the Department of Modern Languages has recently published a journal as editor of "Orientalismos: Oriente y occidente en la literatura y las artes de España e Hispanoamérica."
Asian Studies is pleased to announce that the new 2010 JSR issue Volume XIV is now available.
Dr. Matthew Marr, Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies and the Asian Studies Program, recently published a news article in The Miami Herald titled "A glimmer of success." It is based on street homelessness in Japan and the US, gathered from research done with the support of Asian Studies, GSS, and the College of Arts and Sciences, in addition to his participation in the Mansfield Foundation and Center for Global Partnership's US-Japan Network for