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.


Fall 2016 Asia Working Group schedule announced

Author: Patrick Deegan

The Asia Working Group (AWG) is the Liu Institute’s principal forum for intellectual exchange and discussion about Asia and Asian Studies. The AWG brings together scholars and students of Asia across all disciplines at the University and beyond. ­

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The Asia Working Group is a series cosponsored with the Kellogg Institute.…

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Fellows application: Initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues

Author: Patrick Deegan

U.S.-China Student Fellows Program for 2016-2017

Georgetown University’s Initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues is accepting applications for its 2016-2017 student fellows program. Over the course of the academic year a select cohort of 8-10 students based at universities and colleges in both countries will address critical global issues through a web-based platform and meetings in Washington, D.C. and Beijing. Learn more here:…

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Toshiyuki Iwado: Japan’s Challenges and U.S.–Japan Relations


Location: 202 McKenna Hall

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Please join the Liu Institute in welcoming Mr. Toshiyuki Iwado, Consul General of Japan, from the Chicago Consulate General of Japan. Mr Iwado will present on Japan’s contemporary challenges and on the ever-vital situation of U.S.–Japan relations.…

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Tai Chi: Pushing Hands


Location: Rolfs Sports Recreation Center, Activity room (2nd floor)

The Chinese Program in the Departent of East Asian Languages and Cultures is proud to offer Tai Chi: Pushing Hands, a Chinese Martial Arts open Class.  Dr. Zhangguo Peng, an associate professor from the Institute of Chinese Philosphy at Lanzhou University in China, will instruct this class. His fields of research include Yi-ology; the relation between Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism; the physical and mental cultivation and transformation of ancient Chinese people. As a 7th generation 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 Compeition 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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Asia and the US Elections: Panel Discussion


Location: Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library

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The 2016 US Presidential election is full of issues that affect our relationship with nations in Asia, including trade and security. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), China's flexing regional might, North Korea, the silent but enduring presence of Russia, the ripple effects of democratic transitions such as the Arab Spring, along with the waning idea of a national superpower, South Asia and its development, the environment and human impact—to name a few in broad strokes—add to the litany of urgent issues facing our national election.…

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