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Welcome


The Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies promotes the awareness, understanding and knowledge of Asia both within and beyond the University community and provides a forum for integrated and interdisciplinary research and teaching on Asia.

The Liu Institute's primary regions of focus are East Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.

News

Call for Papers - 2017 Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs

Author: Tessa Raymond

The Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies is pleased to host the 66th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs at the University of Notre Dame, September 15–16, 2017. The MCAA seeks to promote Asian studies both at the university and the secondary and primary levels, and particularly to encourage scholarly interchange between Asianists located in the Midwest, though scholars from all regions are invited to participate.…

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2017 MEXT Japanese Studies Scholarship

Author: Tessa Raymond

The Japan Information Center is pleased to announce that applications for the 2017 MEXT Japanese Studies Scholarship are now available. This scholarship offers current undergraduate students majoring in Japanese Language, Japanese Literature, Japanese Studies, or Japanese Culture an opportunity to deepen their understandings through academic study at one of several universities in Japan.…

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Events

Kronos Quartet with Wu Man

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Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Kronos2

In Chinese thought, spring is associated with the direction east. As Earth spins us toward this season of renewal, the Kronos Quartet's captivating program is an aural and visual meditation of a deep—and changing—connection to nature in Chinese culture. From sky (Phillip Glass's Orion: China) to land (Four Chinese Paintings) to a single home (A Chinese Home), pipa virtuoso Wu Man anchors stories about life and traditions that are classic Kronos.

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Chinese Foreign Policy: a presentation by Consul General Hong Lei

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Location: Snite Museum of Art, Annenberg Auditorium

Hong Lei

Hong Lei is the 10th Consul General of China in Chicago, a post he has held since 2016. Prior to this appointment, he served as Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Deputy Director General in the Department of Information of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2010-2016). He held a number of prominent roles in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1994 through 2016, including posts in the Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco and the Chinese Embassy in the Netherlands. As Consul General to Chicago, he and his colleagues are committed to working throughout the region to promote mutually beneficial cooperation and people-to-people exchanges.…

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Chinese Martial Arts Open Class: Tai Chi - Pushing Hands

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Location: Rolfs Activity Room 1

Dr. Zhanguo Peng is an associate professor from the Institute of Chinese Philosophy at Lanzhou University, China. As the 7th generation of descendant of Yang style Tai Chi Chuan, he has practiced Tai Chi for over 20 years and is especially skilled in Pushing Hands. In 2007, he won the championship of Pushing Hands Competition in Gansu province, China. He was awarded Band Six of Chinese Martial Arts and is currently the judge and the guide for the Chinese Martial Arts Association. …

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