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April 9, 2012

 As the end of semester approaches, the Asian Studies program features its award winners as it celebrates a busy and productive year.

But before spring fever catches everyone, we also have several fun events coming up plus course options for Interim 2012 and Study Abroad. And it is never too late to sign up for the Asian Studies minor. If you are interested, contact the Director of Asian Studies, Steven Ramey, 202 Manly Hall,

Asian Studies Awards

The Asian Studies faculty are pleased to announce our 2012 Asian Studies Awards. Maura Stephens received the Outstanding Asian Studies Student Award. Studying in Japan this semester, she was unable to accept the award in person.

Isabella Morales received the Asian Studies Research Award. A faculty committee selected her paper from an excellent group of submissions, more submissions than ever received for this award. Her research on a Korean television drama analyzes the ways the creators used an ancient Korean heroine to address changing gender roles in contemporary Korea.

Along with the award, both students received a small scholarship. Follow this newsletter or the Asian Studies website for details on submitting for next year's research award.

Vietnamese-American Documentary April 10

A special screening of A VIllage Called Versailles by Leo Chiang will be on 10 April at Bama Theater (600 Greensboro Ave). A reception will be held from 6:00-6:45, followed by the screening at 7. Immediately after the screening, the producer/director of the documentary will  take questions from the audience. The film, which has been nominated for an Emmy, highlights the struggles of a Vietnamese-American community in New Orleans.  

Southeast Asia film series at Riverside

Two films remain in the Riverside film series. All films start at 8pm at Riverside Community Center Media Room, UA Campus, with free Thai food (Ruan Thai).

11 April Be With Me (Singapore, 2005)

Three tales of isolation and desperation in the contemporary concrete jungle of Singapore as told by an unexpected storyteller.

18 April Opera Jawa (Indonesia, 2006)

A spin on the Ramayana, where unrequited love wreaks havoc in a Javanese village.

The series is brought to you by Faculty in Residence Program, Honors College, Housing and Residential Life, and the Asian Studies program at UA

New Summer Course on Asia

If you are looking for an interim course this summer, Anthropology of Asian Religions (REL483/ANT439) will be offered in the May semester. along with the various study abroad courses this summer. The Fall 2012 courses that count towards the Asian Studies minor, along with Asian language courses, are outlined on the Asian Studies website

In this issue

  • Asian Studies Awards
  • Asian-American documentary screening
  • Southeast Asia film series
  • New Asia Course for May 2012
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