Asian Studies Spring Essay Competition


DEADLINE: April 30, 2010

  • Up to $350 for Graduate Students
  • Up to $250 for Undergraduate Students
  • Funds must be spent on items related to your studies of Asia – for example, Scholarship or Travel Funds; other suggestions will be considered.


  • To qualify students must attend THREE lectures, and submit an essay relating the lecture series to their studies of Asia.
  • Essays must be 1000 words.
  • Students must be in an Asian Studies program to qualify.
  • Programs included are B.A., M.A., Minor, Undergraduate Certificate, or Graduate Certificate.

Lectures Eligible for Essay Are

To request substitutions or an updated event list please contact the Asian Studies Office

  • “InterSpiritual Wisdom - Shared Thoughts of Jewish, Muslim, and Buddhist Meditation”
    • Ed Bastian, Camille Helminsky, Kabir Helminsky, and Rabbi Rami Shapiro
      01/31/10 - 5:00pm-9:30pm—Temple Emanu-El
  • “In-Between Spaces" - Development of Modern Japanese Architecture in Japan within an International Context
    • Ken Tadashi Oshima, University of Washington
      The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave, Miami, FL
      02/04/10 - 7:00pm
  • “The Spirituality of Indian Music”
    • Dr. Peter Lavezzoli, Independent Scholar
      02/22/10 - 7:00pm-9:00pm - GC Middle Ballroom
  • “Spirituality and Entrepreneurship: Contemporary Perspectives”
    • Patricia Aburdene
      02/24/10 - 4:00pm-6:00pm - GC 140
  • Southern Japan Seminar Morning Session of Annual Conference
    • Dr. John Tucker, East Carolina University
      Dr. Gregory Smits, Pennsylvania State University
      Dr. Laura Nenzi, University of Tennessee Knoxville
      03/13/10 - 9:00am-12:00pm - GC 150 and/or
  • Southern Japan Seminar Afternoon Session of Annual Conference
    • Dr. Scott O’Bryan, Indiana University
      Dr. Matthew Marr, Florida International University
      Dr. Xuexin Liu, Spelman College
      Dr. Katsumi Sohma, Dillard University
      03/13/10 - 1:00pm-4:00pm - GC 150
  • “Will China Rise Peacefully?”
    • John Mearshiemer, R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor
      03/25/10 - 2:00pm. MARC Pavilion

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