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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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The Asian Studies Program (ASP) at FIU seeks to hire a new Program Director at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. The areas of geographical focus and research specialty are open, but there is a strong preference for scholars in East Asian (Chinese, Japanese, or Korean) studies and in the field of anthropology, geography, history, international relations, modern languages, politics, religious studies, or sociology. Click here to see the full job ad.

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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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"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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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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FIU Kendo Club is a new group on campus. Join them in learning one of the oldest martial arts of Japan on Sundays at 3-5pm (South Basketball Court 2) and Mondays at 6-8pm (North Basketball Court 1). All levels are welcome. Please contact them directly for more information.

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