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February

To qualify students must attend THREE lectures, and submit an essay relating the lecture series to their studies of Asia.

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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.

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Joint Degree Program: Master of Arts in Asian Studies & Ph.D. in International Relations

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The Japan Studies Review is a refereed journal published annually by the Southern Japan Seminar and Asian Studies at Florida International University.

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The AFTJ, Inc. is the Association of Florida Teachers of Japanese.

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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.

March

Congratulations to all of the recipients of awards.

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The Fu Foundation was created in 1997 as a memorial in honor of the late Professor Charles Wei-hsun Fu, one of the premier scholars of Asian thought and culture, who taught in the U.S. and Taiwan.

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April

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.

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Congratulations to winners of Florida International Chinese Speech Contest 2010!

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One of our professors, Ma Li, was featured in an article for FIYou Profiles on April 14th, 2010.

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May

Congratulations to the 2010 Fu Foundation Scholarship Winners!

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June

The Asian Studies Program is pleased to announce a fully online Minor in Asian Studies.

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Dr. Matthew Marr, assistant professor of sociology in the Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies

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August

The Honorable Mr. Ichiro Fujisaki, Ambassador of Japan to the U.S., visited FIU on August 30th to give an on-campus lecture.

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September

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."

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October

Asian Studies is pleased to announce that the new 2010 JSR issue Volume XIV is now available.

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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

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November

The Asian Studies Program at Florida International University (FIU) is currently searching for two new professors, an Assistant Professor in East Asian Studies and Chinese Lecturer/Instructor.

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