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Join us on January 14, 2019 for a Rakugo (Japanese sit-down comic storytelling) performance by Yanagiya Tozaburo III, the Shin’uchi (highest) rank rakugo performer, at FIU’s MMC Campus. Rakugo has entertained generations of Japanese since the 17th century. From ghosts to geisha, samurai to salaryman, a solo performer brings scores of characters vividly to life in tales punctuated by various tones of voice, gestures, and facial expressions with a folding fan and hand towel as his only props.

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Venue:GC 285

In the recent publications of Sheldon Pollock and Stewart Gordon recurrent aspect which is emerging in the academic debates is Asian dominance over world in the pre-colonial era. The Asia which dominated the world and encouraged diverse cultural and multi ethnic communications among different sub-regions within itself. Through the talk we will be exploring several different questions and their relevance in the dynamics of Asia.

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Venue:Graham Center (GC) Ballrooms

Come look for the Asian Studies Undergraduate Honor Society and the Asian Studies Graduate Student Organization at CSO's Spring 2019. Learn more about our upcoming events or how to join, and get to know some of our e-board members!

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Venue:Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave

The Ikebana International Miami Chapter 131 is honored to join with Master Ceramicist James Herring and his colleagues from around the United States in an auction themed, “the Language of Flowers”. The public is invited to attend this fundraiser to support Parkland Cares whose mission is to provide immediate and long-term funding and awareness for mental health counseling for the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivors, their families and the community-at-large.

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Venue:CBC 233

Join us for a special lecture presented by Japanese Pottery Artist Ohi Toshio Chozaemon XI and a Tea Ceremony demonstration by Urasenke. In his lecture, Ohi will discuss ideas behind Japanese pottery art and how spirituality and culture influence Japanese craftsmanship "KOGEi" as well as the tea ceremony. Sponsored by the Consulate of Japan in Miami. Click here for more details!

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Venue:Graham Center (GC) 150

Join us for a special presentation by Dr. Livia Kohn on the topic of "Daoism in China Today," based on her recent book titled, "Daoist China: Governance, Economy, Culture" (2018). In today's fast-paced society, Dr. Kohn explores the role and place of Daoism, sharing a series of vignettes representing different aspects of life in China, in each case describing the current situation and connecting it to the role and changing facets of Daoism today, focusing in turn on dimensions of governance, eco

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Come and practice your Japanese speaking skills! All levels welcome. Click here to see the schedule.

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Venue:Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall 10910 SW 17th St., Miam

Guest concert pianist Dr. Dingyuan Zhang, Professor at East China Normal University in Shanghai, performs an all-Debussy program including the 12 etudes from 1915. Tickets range from $5-$15.

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Venue:Graham Center (GC) Pit

Come get a preview of all things Asia-related at FIU. You’ll learn more about the various student organizations, cultures, and languages. There will be music, dances, giveaways, and free pizza! Hosted by Asian Studies Graduate Student Organization. Open to all FIU students. Funded by CSO. For more information, please visit ASGSO's Panther Connect: https://fiu.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/ASGSO

February

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Come and practice your Japanese speaking skills! All levels welcome. Click here to see the schedule.

ASUHS General Body Meeting

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Venue:Graham Center (GC) 314

Come learn more about the Asian Studies Undergraduate Honor Society, induction requirements, and upcoming events, while socializing with other like-minded, high-achieving students.

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Venue:FIU MARC 290

Feb. 11-12, 2019: Two-day EU Conference on 'The rising importance of EU-Asia relations. Click here for more info!

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Venue:Graham Center (GC) 274

Join us for a lecture by Dr. Ralf Müller from Universitat Hildesheim on the influence of two historic figures. He will discuss the life and thought of Inoue Enryo (1858-1919), a famous Japanese philosopher, and Ernest Fenollosa (1853-1908), a prominent American intellectual who lived in Japan for many years. Their work on philosophy, education and the arts reflected and influenced Meiji ere intellectual history.

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Venue:Graham Center (GC) Ballrooms

There will be a variety of performances celebrating the Chinese New Year!

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Venue:Graham Center (GC) 355

Come learn about translation across languages in a workshop led by grad students. Practice your Chinese, Japanese or Korean and enjoy some donuts!

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Join us for a day of cultural activities including Japanese performances, game shows, and more! Event will be on Saturday and Sunday, February 23-24, 2019 in FIU's Graham Center (GC) Ballrooms. Click here to see the schedule.

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Several of the best contestants identified at the AFTJ speech contests will participate in AFTJ Wakayama Japanese Video Speech Contest, and the winner will be invited on a free trip to Wakayama, Japan!

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Venue:GC R324

During WWII, this Japanese government official who served as a vice consul for the Japanese empire in Lithuania helped some six thousand Jews flee Europe by issuing transit visas to them TO TRAVEL through Japanese territory, risking his job and his family's lives. The fleeing Jews were refugees from German-occupied Western Poland and Soviet-occupied Eastern Poland, as well as residents of Lithuania...

March

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Come and practice your Japanese speaking skills! All levels welcome. Click here to see the schedule.

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Venue:MARC Pavilion

This year's Southern Japan Seminar (SJS) 2019, organized by Dr. Matthew Marr, is based on a prestigious Japan Foundation/CGP grant in collaboration with universities and organizations in Tokyo and Osaka as well as Miami and Los Angeles, titled “Refuge Neighborhoods: Service Hubs and Homelessness in the US and Japan.”

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Venue:Graham Center (GC) 314

Career and Talent Development will be discussing the various opportunities that come from earning a B.A. in Asian Studies, followed by an open Q&A with alumni working in the field.

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Join us for a discussion exploring the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between the U.S. and China. What factors led to this historic decision? How have these 40 years shaped the global landscape - and the domestic scene in both countries? During this conversation, Yawei Liu, the director of the China Program at the Carter Center, will shed light on these questions. Click here for more info!

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Venue:Graham Center (GC) 355

Join the FIU Asian Studies Program for a conference on March 29, 2019 titled, “The Roots of Dōgen Studies.” This event will feature a group of specialists with expertise in Japanese or comparative religions who will examine, from interdisciplinary perspectives, various textual, ritual and social influences that need to be taken into account in analyzing and assessing the life, literature and legacy of Zen master Dōgen 道元, (1200-1253), founder of the Sōtō sect in medieval Japan.

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Venue:Pinecrest Gardens

The I.I. Miami Chapter 131 will be celebrating its 50th anniversary with events open to the public. Over the years, their chapter members have been sharing their love of ikebana and other aspects of Japanese culture throughout the South Florida community, living the motto of “Friendship through Flowers.” Ikebana, the Japanese art of floral design and arrangement, dates to the 6th century and is one of the most important cultural elements that is uniquely Japanese.

April

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Come and practice your Japanese speaking skills! All levels welcome. Click here to see the schedule.

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Venue:GL 139

Join us for a presentation about on of the most consequential Korean intellectuals of the first half of the twentieth century, Yun Chi-ho (1965-1945). Educated at Vanderbuilt and Emory University, he was the first true Korean cosmopolitan who traveled to St. Petersburg, Djibouti, Paris, and Edinburgh. His student life in the American South, however, was intellectually formative and stayed with him throughout his tumultuous life. With unflinching forthrightness, Yun documented everything...

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Venue:GL 220

Join us in honoring exceptional students in the Asian Studies Program. Food will be provided.

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Venue:Whitten Learning Center Room 170 , Coral Gables, University of Miami

Several of the best contestants identified at the AFTJ speech contests will participate in AFTJ Wakayama Japanese Video Speech Contest, and the winner will be invited on a free trip to Wakayama, Japan!

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Venue:Graham Center (GC) 314

Learn to create art with paper! Have some free food and meet other like-minded individuals.

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Venue:FIU

Congratulations to our Asian Studies Spring 2019 graduates!

May

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A nationwide professional development program for K-12 teachers to encourage teaching and learning about Asia. To apply, please contact Maria Sol at asian@fiu.edu

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Click here for registration deadlines. Check out our Current Course Listings for Asian Studies Undergraduate and Asian Studies Graduate Students now available under Current Courses. Questions? Make an advising appointment at asian@fiu.edu !

August

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Venue:SIPA 505

Fall 2019 courses can now be viewed on our website. For questions or concerns about registration or general advising, please make an appointment with an advisor at asian@fiu.edu or by phone at 305-348-1914.

September

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The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program offers students an opportunity to teach English in Japan. Erin Carney, JET Program Coordinator, will be leading an Info Session at FIU.

October

Senpai Kouhai Meet-up

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Venue:GC 243

Students new to Japanese will have an opportunity to meet and form mentorships with advanced Japanese students, while learning more about the Japanese program.

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Venue:Graham Center

Join us at our table in GC to learn more about ASGSO and the Asian Studies Program.

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Venue:OE 134

We are excited to be hosting an information session on careers for those interested in Asian Studies. Career and Talent Development will be giving advice on job search strategies, and there will be an opportunity to speak with a recruiter from USAID. The event will take place Thursday, October 17 at 11am in OE 134. Please see the flyer below for additional information. Last year, one of our students was able to get a job at the Thai Consulate during this event.

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Venue:GC 305

Hosted by ASGSO! Funded by CSO and open to all FIU students. A haunted hotel, a body in a water tank, a nightclub fire and a prison death comprise four horror tales taken from Thailand's newspaper headlines.

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Venue:PC 443

We will be hosting an application workshop for applicants interested in the JET Program. Please bring your application and draft or outline of your statement of purpose. In this workshop, we will answer application questions and work with you to create strong statements of purpose/essay.

November

SIPA Showcase

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Asian Studies at the Fall 2019 SIPA Showcase. This event allows undergraduate students to become more aware of the different academic and involvement opportunities offered by our program, as well as SIPA in general. Students will have the opportunity to engage faculty members within and outside of their programs, identify with their department and their school, and be exposed to other FIU resources.

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Venue:GL 220, GL Breezeway, & 1st Floor TV Lounge

Students will have an opportunity to celebrate the diverse languages taught and spoken at FIU. Come learn about languages, classes and clubs; participate in karaoke; share in free food; or start up a conversation with someone new.

December

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The 2019 JLPT will be taking place Sunday, December 1st, 2019 at FIU. For those interested, registration begins Monday, August 26, 2019 and ends Monday, September 30, 2019. To register, please visit https://www.jlpt.jp/e/