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Click here to read Dr. Steven Heine's post on the Columbia University Blog Press regarding his latest publication.

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We are pleased to announce that our Program Director Dr. Steven Heine was awarded this year's Faculty Award for Excellence in Research & Creative Activities. This award acknowledges career achievements in scholarship including, Dr. Heine's publications of nearly three dozen monographs or edited books, in addition to over 100 articles. This is a special recognition for the extraordinary contributions to his field over many years of fruitful research.

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"The Treasury of the True Dharma Eye (Shōbōgenzō)" is a comprehensive introduction to this essential Zen text, offering a textual, historical, literary, and philosophical examination of Dōgen’s treatise. Steven Heine explores the religious and cultural context in which the Treasury was composed and provides a detailed study of the various versions of the medieval text that have been compiled over the centuries. Click here for more information.

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Read the latest updates and information. FIU has canceled and/or postponed all on and off campus events scheduled through April 4 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The decision has been made out of an abundance of caution with the health and well-being of our guests and community in mind. We hope to have new dates for some events soon. We appreciate your understanding and will keep our community informed in as timely a manner as possible.

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Japanese Language and Culture Instructor Masako Kubota was interviewed and mentioned in a book article by a student from the Asian Studies Department in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. The article titled, "Hokkaido's Indigenous people-Connecting with the Outside World" was published in the Georgetown Journal of Asian Affairs (Vol. 5, 2019). Congratulations Kubota Sensei for this recognition! Click here to read the article.

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This program provides a wonderful opportunity for immersion not only in Japanese culture but also in other Asian cultures. Please contact Dr. Asuka Mashav at mashava@fiu.edu for questions and click on the flyer for details about this Study Abroad program for Summer 2020.

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Graduate section: ASN 5932 - U01 Thursday 9:30 - 11:20 AM Professor: Matthew Marr (mmarr@fiu.edu) This course explores social life in cities across Asia, focusing on major subtopics and debates in urban studies. We cover cities in a broad range of national contexts with special attention given to cities in East Asia like those in Japan, China, and Korea, as well as those in Southeast Asia like the Philippines and Malaysia.

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The current 2019 issue (Volume XXIII) of the Japan Studies Review (JSR) is now available online. For hard copies, contact asian@fiu.edu.

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The deadline to apply for Fall 2019 graduation is this Friday, September 27!

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