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FIU would like to recognize two Asian Studies faculty members, Dr. Matthew Marr and Dr. Julie Zeng
The annual Southern Japan Seminar (SJS) promotes research and educational activities of Japan-related scholars in the Southeastern United States. This year’s event was held in Florida International University’s MMC Campus in GC 150 on Saturday, February 23, 2013.
We are pleased to announce this year’s Fu Foundation Scholarship for travel studies in Asia. Funding is available up to $500 for Summer and Fall Semesters. Deadline to apply is April 30th, 2013.
Fu Foundation Scholarship for Study Abroad in Asia for Summer and Fall 2013 have been awarded.
Three FIU students that won the 2013 Japanese Speech & Skit Contest, organized by the Association for Florida Teachers of Japanese (AFTJ), were recognized by the Consul General of Japan in Miami, Mr. Eiichi Kawahara, and invited to his residence to celebrate their achievement on May 1, 2013.
Asian Studies M.A. student Karen Cespedes and B.A. student Sebastian "Sky" Choi (the youngest student ever to graduate from FIU at age 16!) were both recognized by President Mark Rosenberg as “Worlds Ahead Graduates” at commencement for Spring 2013.
Dr. Steven Heine's new book, Like Cats and Dogs:Contesting the Mu Kōan in Zen Buddhism [Forthcoming]
Dr. Steven Heine, Professor and Director of Asian Studies, has a new forthcoming book with Oxford University Press titled, "Like Cats and Dogs: Contesting the Mu Kōan in Zen Buddhism."
The Asian Studies Program has received an Institutional Project Support Program Grant from the Japan Foundation, for a collaborative project called "The South Florida Partnership in Japanese Studies (SFPJS) Housed at FIU." This project lasting from 2013-2017 will greatly enhance knowledge and critical analysis of Japanese history and culture through developing an interdisciplinary curriculum and supporting a multi-institutional consortium for promoting research, teaching, and outreach.
Dr. Jin Zeng's new book, State-Led Privatization In China: The Politics of Economic Reform, is now available.
Spring 2014 Courses Announced
Spring 2014 graduate and undergraduate courses are now available to view on our website.
Please see the flyers and enrollment dates for spring 2014 courses.
Dr. Steven Heine recently published "Is it a dog's world?" on Oxford University Press' Blog: Academic Insights for the Thinking World based on his book "Like Cats and Dogs: Contesting the Mu Kōan in Zen Buddhism."
Dr. Matthew Marr, Assistant Professor of Sociology, has published a news article on the Miami Herald titled, "To help Miami's homeless, increase available housing." Click here to read it.
Asian Studies M.A. student Julia Beabout was recognized as a “World Ahead Graduate” as she received her Master’s Degree and a Chinese Studies Certificate in spring of 2013.