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Asian Studies Opportunities 

March 7, 2013

Bollywood films, entertaining cultural events, engaging lectures, and exciting courses. You can Do More with Asian Studies. Watch for more to come through the website and Facebook group (Alabama Students Interested in Asia). If you are interested in investigating an Asian Studies minor, contact the Director of Asian Studies at

Riverside Bollywood Film Festival GRAND FINALE!

Tues 19 March (before Spring Break) - JAB TAK HAI JAAN
(Dir. Yash Chopra's final film, 2012, Starring Shahrukh Khan)
The final great romance from the master of romance, Yash Chopra, featuring bombs, singing and amnesia - a great recipe for tugging the heartstrings!

Tues 2 March (after Spring Break) - ENGLISH VINGLISH
(Dir. Gauri Shinde, 2012, Starring Sridevi)
A tale of the continued power of the English language in India

Tues 9 March - TALAASH: The Answer Lies Within
(Dir. Reema Kagti, 2012, Starring Aamir Khan and his moustache)
Car accidents, blackmail and ghosts all take part in this thrilling neo-noir

All films start at 7pm in the Media Room of the Riverside Community Center (downstairs), with FREE refreshments. For more information, go to the Asian Studies website.

Celebrate Crimson Culture

A festival of the arts showing the many talents of student organizations.

March 17, 2013 at 6:00 pm in the Ferguson Theater.

Sponsored by The South Asian Society and SGA Engagement.

More information, with a list of participating groups, is available on the Asian Studies website.

Asia Matters during Honors Week

The Asian Studies program will have a lecture and awards presentation Thursday, April 4 at 3:00 pm to celebrate our Outstanding Student and Research awards. Matthew Wolfgram (Anthroplogy) will discuss the modernization of Ayurveda drugs in South Asia. Check the details.

Fall 2013 courses

Registration is coming soon. we have a variety of courses that count towards the Asian Studies minor, including language courses, Survey of Asian Art, Islam in/an American Literature, Survey of Asian Religions, Japanese or CHinese Literature in Translation, and several history courses (to be announced). The full list is available on the Asian Studies website.

Summer courses related to Asian Studies

May term
ANT 439/REL 483 Anthropology of Asian Religions
Matthew Wolfgram, M-F 10:00-1:00
EN 311/411  The Kung Fu Flick in America
Nikhil Bilwakesh,  M-F 9:00-12:00

Study Abroad
Deadlines to apply are approaching quickly. Don't delay!
China (Summer I)
Japan (Summer I)

Upcoming Events

  • Bollywood film series (see details in the newsletter)
  • Crimson Culture, March 17 in Ferg Theater
  • Asia Matters lecture and awards, April 4 

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