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January

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Venue:GC Ballroom

Come join us at the Lunar New Year Celebration at the GC Ballroom on Saturday, January 25th from 6 to 9pm (doors will open at 5:30pm).

February

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Venue:GC 314

Join us and bring your partner in crime for a screening of an Asian romantic comedy titled "This is Not What I Expected" on Valentine's Day (Friday, February 14) at 1PM in GC 314.

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APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 17, 2020 The Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC) and the International House of Japan (I-House) are currently seeking three Summer Interns for short-term (not to exceed two weeks) internships during late July-August 2020 to coincide with the Olympic Games in Tokyo. The interns will support the ongoing activities of the 2020 U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Program (NichiBei Creative Artists).

Welcome to Asia

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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, and giveaways! 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

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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

March

Resume Writing for Asian Studies Students

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Venue:SASC 305

Join us for tailored resume writing advice hosting by Career and Talent Development. If you're interested in applying for jobs relevant to your Asian Studies program, we'll be providing advice about how to advertise your language skills, study abroad experiences, and relevant work experience. Additionally, for those interested in pursuing graduate studies, we will provide advice on writing CVs. Open to all majors!

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Venue:SASC 160

Enjoy a live drawing demo of Mitsuhiro Arita whose an Illustrator, Designer and Concept Artist. This event will have an introduction and Q&A session followed by a free autograph session (limited to one item per person--must be addressed). This event will be located in SASC 160, on March 11,2020 from 11:00-2:00 pm.

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Venue:SIPA 103

Join us for a lecture led by Asian Studies Program Director and Professor, Dr. Steven Heine. He will be discussing his area of specialty, Dogen, a famous Japanese Zen monk. The tile of his talk is "Enlightenment in a World of Turbulence: The Teachings of Zen Master Dogen."

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Venue:FIU MARC Pavillion

Please note that this event has been cancelled. / The Southern Japan Seminar (SJS) is co-sponsored with the Asian Studies Program, the Global Indigenous Forum, and the Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies.

April

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The Master of Arts in Asian Studies (MAAS) at FIU is a growing interdisciplinary program in the prestigious Green School of International and Public Affairs drawing on excellent faculty resources in various departments, including Art History, Environmental Studies, Global and Sociocultural Studies, History, Modern Languages, Politics and International Relations, Religious Studies, and more. Click here for details!

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Venue:DM 353

In this lecture, Dr. Evelyn Hu-Dehart will argue against the common assumption that Chinese "coolies" constituted an extension of slavery in Cuba by showcasing the life histories of coolies who made the transition from bondage to freedom, from plantation to city, from agricultural laborer to urban worker.

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Venue:University of Miami

We are happy to announce Spring 2020 AFTJ Contests. For more details, please see the attachments. We look forward to receiving entries/registrations from your students. 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! Click for more details!

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Venue:Whitten Learning Center Room 170 , University of Miami

We are happy to announce Spring 2020 AFTJ Contests. For more details, please see the attachments. We look forward to receiving entries/registrations from your students. 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! Click for more details!!

May

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Click here to view Fall 2020 Course Offerings

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Venue:Zoom

Contact us at asian@fiu.edu with your questions and we will set up a Zoom meeting upon request.

June

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Join us today at 3 p.m. for "Spotlight on Global Inequalities," presented by Ruth K. & Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series. The webinar will address the vulnerabilities of specific groups highlighted by COVID-19. One of the speakers for this event is Dr. Matthew Marr, Associate Professor, FIU Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies and Asian Studies Program. Click here to register for the Zoom event!

July

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Online Talk from Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, Chicago: Zen Meditation & Dharma Talk by Dr. Steven Heine on Zen Views of Travel and Place – Monday, July 20, 2020 @ 7:15 PM – 9:00 PM [Chicago time] / 8:15 PM - 10:00 PM [EST] Visit www.ancientdragon.org for the Zoom meeting details.

August

Asian Studies MA Orientation Fall 2020

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The Asian Studies Graduate Orientation for Fall 2020 will take place on Wednesday, August 19th | 1-2:30pm | A Zoom link will be provided. Contact asian@fiu.edu for questions.

September

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Come and practice Pinyin with fellow students learning Chinese!

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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 on Wednesday, September 30th. Please email asian@fiu.edu for the Zoom ID and Passcode for the event or click on the flyer for more details.

October

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Join the Global Indigenous Forum, Masako Kubota of the FIU Asian Studies Program and Modern Languages, and a Seminole representative for a film viewing of "Ainu My Voice" and a short NHK clip on Ainu peoples and traditions. There will be a post-viewing discussion on Ainu indigenous issues in Japan and related Seminole perspectives. Click here to access the Zoom link!

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Want to live and work in Japan? Find out more about the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program by participating in a virtual session presented by Erin Carney, JET Program Coordinator. Click on the flyer for details on how to register to these workshops or email Erin at JET@mi.mofa.go.jp for more info!

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The purpose of this bento contest is to celebrate Japan’s cool food culture. We are looking for photos of attractive and creative bento decorated in a food container. Submitted bento photos will be evaluated based on (1) how appetizing it looks and (2) creativity and design. Register for the 4th Annual AFTJ Bento Contest by 5:00 pm on October 23, 2020. The deadline for submission is 5:00 pm (EST) on Monday, November 9. The 1st & 2nd winners will be awarded with prizes. Click here to learn more!

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Join us for a virtual lecture by Professor Angela Howard on the Laitan Chan Cave Temple in Sichuan on October 30, 2020 at 06:00 PM (Eastern Time). Click here to access the Zoom link and event flyer.

November

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Dr. Steven Heine will give an online workshop on academic writing at Duke Kunshan University (DKU) in China, which will be held at 8 PM (EST) on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 (9 AM - November 12th in China). Click here for the Zoom ID!

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J.LIVE Talk is a 21st-century style Japanese language competition. This year, the final round competition will be livestreamed on YouTube! Please join us to celebrate the remarkable achievements of college and high school level students pursuing Japanese learning at the highest levels.

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For the first time, the Orlando Japan Festival 2020 festival will be held online! Participation is free and can be accessed on the link provided. There will be a variety of performances from around the world that can be experienced all in one place. Click here for more info!

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Join us this Friday, November 20th for an online discussion with Dr. Joy Lidu Yi on the film Mulan (Disney 2020) in an archaeological and historical context using recently unearthed objects to provide a material culture of her time such as what people used and wore at the time. Click here for the registration link from Norton Museum of Art.

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Join us on November 23rd, 2020 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM via Zoom as we learn about what three of our distinguished graduate alumni have achieved academically and professionally since completing their Asian Studies degree. This event will be moderated by Dr. Steven Heine and hosted in Claudia Lau's Modern Asia course. Event is free and open to the public. Click on the flyer for the Zoom event details.

December

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Venue:Online - AAR

Join the Society for the Study of Japanese Religions celebrating the scholarly contributions of Steven Heine upon his retirement this year. Five leading scholars of Japanese and East Asian religions will focus on selected works from his oeuvre of 35 books and edited volumes, and reflect on how they have influenced the field in terms of interregional flows, historical period studies, and methodological approaches. Click here to access the panel info on the American Academy of Religion website.

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Spring 2021 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

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The Morikami Museum is collaborating with the Japan Foundation on providing 3 free virtual lectures that correspond with their Virtual Film Festival running from Dec. 4 -13. Click here for more info!

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This Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 11:15 AM (Eastern Time), Dr. Steven Heine will be giving a talk on Dōgen's Koan practice for the Zazen & Dharma Dialogue along with Taigen Dan Leighton. This virtual event is free and open to the public. Click here to access the Zoom link for this event.

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Please join us for the Korean Festival hosted by the Korean Language Empowerment Club and the Korean Culture Club. There will be singing, dance performances by Lynx, Culture Presentations and Speeches in Korean. This event is funded by CSO and open to all FIU Students.