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The annual Southern Japan Seminar (SJS) promotes the research and educational activities of Japan-related scholars in the Southeastern United States. This year’s event will be held in Florida International University’s MMC Campus at the Frost Art Museum (Room 107) on Friday, March 2, 2018.
Professor Matthew Marr’s article entitled “Gentrification, Housing Situation, and Uncertainty: The “Cries” of Kamagasaki Residents about Nishinari Tokku Kousou and Neighborhood Change” was recently published as the lead article in the Japanese language journal “Space, Society, and Geographical Thought.”
On April 23rd, the Asian Studies GSO hosted a graduation party for graduating members. The Asian Studies Program would like to congratulate everyone in the Class of 2018 for their accomplishments!
Samuel Cohen graduated in Spring 2017 with a BA in Asian Studies and a Chinese Studies Certificate. Learn more about what Samuel has been up to since graduation.
Congratulations to our Spring 2018 recipients of the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs Awards, Dario Encalada, Eshrat Nikrooye-Asli, Jana Nudelman, Michaela Prostak, and Ashley Webb.
Dr. Matthew D. Marr will present research on his recent publication at Harvard University on April 6, 2018. Click on this link for more information.
Nadine "Nada" Matas graduated with a degree in Asian Studies, a degree in English, a minor in Religious Studies, and two academic certificates. Learn more about what Nadine has been up to since graduation.
Congratulations to Dr. Zenel Garcia - FIU Worlds Ahead graduate for Summer 2018! Zenel earned his bachelor’s degree in international relations and Asian studies from FIU in 2010. With his family’s encouragement, he pursued a joint master’s degree in Asian Studies (completed in 2014) and a Ph.D. in international relations at the university. Click here to read his story!
The current 2018 issue (Volume XXII) of the Japan Studies Review (JSR) is now available online. For hard copies, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2018-2019 Omar K. Carrion Award winner is Sofiya Burmistrova. The runner-ups are Adriana Schiavo and Hedda Stokkland.
At Florida Atlantic University’s “Zen Buddhism: Roots and Branches” conference, Dr. Steven Heine, Professor and Director of the FIU Asian Studies Program, presented the keynote address.
Zhiying Qian was an exceptional M.A. student in the Asian Studies Program. She completed her entire degree in 2007, only a year after beginning the program. On Tuesday, November 20th, 2018, Qian returned to Florida International University to present her research on the processing of Mandarin, Japanese and English classifiers.
On Friday, November 9th, FIU hosted its first Korean Culture Festival and Contest. FIU students competed in the categories of Cooking, Speaking, Singing and Dancing. The event had a great turnout, thanks to the leadership and participation of student-led organizations Korean Culture Club (KCC) and the Asian Studies Graduate Student Organization (ASGSO) - led by Adjunct Instructor Sungmin Cho, who teaches Korean language and Korean culture classes.
This film tells the story of Seibei Iguchi, his family, and the drama of the life of a low-ranking samurai during the collapse of the Tokugawa regime. Intro and Q&A with Dr. Amy Bliss Marshall Brought to you thanks to the Dept. of History, Phi Alpha Theta & Asian Studies For more info contact Steven Leano (P.A.T. President): email@example.com