Today (Monday, 30 January) is the India-US in 2012 Symposium (Forum Room 1-4 pm) and the deadline to submit your research for the Asian Studies Research Award.
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February 2012

The Spring 2012 semester has started with a flurry of activities, from Chinese New Year and Zen poetry to today's symposium with a scholar visiting from India and the Research Award deadline. And, that is just the beginning. Study Abroad scholarship deadlines come soon, Bollywood films return in February, a Korean scholar visits in March, and the director of a documentary featuring Asian-Americans in the South will be here in April. Look for details below and in future newsletters.

If you want to discuss a minor in Asian Studies, contact Steven Ramey, 202 Manly Hall,

Today's Event and Deadline

Dr. Saleem Kidwai from Jawaharlel Nehru University in New Delhi, India, is visiting UA this week. In addition to participating in some classes, he is the featured speaker in the India-US in 2012 Symposium in the Ferguson Center's Forum Room from 1-4 pm today. 

The deadline to submit your paper or project for the Asian Studies Reseach Award is today (30 January). Further information is available online.

Other events coming up 

Kamicon: Organizers expect a great turnout this coming weekend at the Ferg for perhaps the best Kamicon yet. Remembe, paid registration is required this year.

Korean scholar: Dr. Laurel Kendall will visit UA in March, with a lunch event and public lecture on Korean shamanism on Wednesday afternoon, 28 March. Look for more details soon.

Asian-American documentary: A special screening of "A VIllage Called Versailles" by Leo Chiang will be on April 10, followed by a discussion with the director. The film highlights the struggles of a Vietnamese-American community in New Orleans.  

Riverside Bollywood Films begin next week

Legends of Bollywood will be featured in the 6th Riverside Bollywood Film Festival. Don't miss this popular series.

Tues. 7 Feb. – Agneepath (1990)Amitabh Bachchan, Danny Denzongpa
A cult classic Indian mafia movie starring Bollywood’s biggest star Big B

Tues. 14 Feb. – Khoon Bhari Maang (1988)Rekha, Kabir Bedi
A tale of revenge, crocodile attacks, disguise, and the legendary Rekha

Wed. 22 Feb. – Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)Shahrukh Khan, Kajol
Bollywood’s beloved screen couple in their most famous romantic comedy

Wed. 29 Feb. – 3 Idiots (2009) Aamir Khan BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
The other King Khan’s raucous critique of conventional education

All films start at 8pm at Riverside Community Center Media Room, UA Campus, with free Indian food

Study Abroad Scholarships and Opportunities

Apply for scholarships to assist in traveling to Asia, including the Miyagawa Scholarship for Japan (UA deadline is March 1), the Ronald R. Robel Scholarship (also for UA students, details coming soon), and the Freeman-Asia program for East and Southeast Asia (deadline is February 15, 2012). Research other opportunities on the Asian Studies scholarship page.

These scholarships could help fund participation in these UA study in Asia programs this summer. All three require applications, with deadlines of March 1.

Bangladesh -Grameen Bank - Interim

China - Language and Culture - Summer I

Japan - Language and Culture - Summer I

In this issue

  • Event and Deadline Today
  • Other events coming soon
  • Bollywood film series
  • Study Abroad
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