Social Sciences

Center for Asian Studies

The Center for Asian Studies at the University of California, Irvine is comprised of more than 40 interdisciplinary faculty members who study China, Japan, Korea, South Asia and Southeast Asia and enhance the study of the many countries and cultures of Asia. 

The center provides a forum for discussions across geographic and disciplinary boundaries both on campus and within the community.




Monday, February 23, 2015
126 Krieger Hall
Joan Leibold Cohen, historian, photographer and curator
"What's Chinese about Chinese Contemporary Art?"
Sponsored by the John S. and Marily Long U.S.-China Institute for Law and Business and the Center for Asian Studies 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
3:00 to 5:00pm
McCormick Screening Room, HG 1070
"Lessons of Dissent," a showing of a documentary film by Matthew Torne, introduced by the filmmaker. 
Sponsored by the Center for Asian Studies

Friday, February 27, 2015
 2:00-3:30pm, 126 Krieger Hall
Indrani Chatterjee, Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin
“The Outlines of a Programme to Decolonise Abolitionism in South Asia”

Sponsored by the Center for Asian Studies, The South Asia and the World Research Cluster, Humanities Commons,  the Department of History, the Samuel Jordan Center for Persian Studies, and the World History MRU

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
SBSG 1517
"Writing about China in Global Times," Michael Meyer--author of the acclaimed The Last Days of Old Beijing and the new In Manchuria: A Village Called Wasteland and the Transformation of Rural China--in conversation with Jeffrey Wasserstrom.
Sponsored by UCI's Illuminations program, the Forum for the Academy and the Public, and the Center for Asian Studies

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Please save the date for the Annual Wan-Lin Kiang Endowed Lecture to be delivered by Professor Pauline Yu, President of the American Council of Learned Societies.


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