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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

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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Enroll in ASIA 30841: "Contemporary India: Politics, Society and the Economy"

Author: Tessa Raymond

India, the second-largest country in the world in terms of population, is widely known as a study in contrasts. It is the largest democracy in the world, it has the third-highest level of gross domestic product by some measures, it is one of the highest growing economies and, as a member of the BRICS, it is considered to be an emerging economic powerhouse. Yet it also has the world's largest concentration of the poor according to some measures, deep socio-economic cleavages, and conflicts that often erupt in violence. After providing a brief historical background, this course examines these contrasts by analyzing recent developments in the politics, society and the economy. Among the topics covered, often in comparative perspective, are the nature of democracy, economic growth, human development, poverty and income inequality, caste, gender and the rise of religious fundamentalism. …

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馬英九訪美 (世界周刊)

Author: Tessa Raymond

Student Dinner 2

在聖母大學劉氏亞洲研究學院(Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies)第二屆亞洲領袖論壇的公開演講,為馬英九這次美國行的重頭戲.

聖母大學籌畫了一場別出心裁的歡迎晚宴,這場以學生為主的活動,有50位聖母大學學生,以開放多元方式,向馬英九介紹聖大的各項學習計畫、環境。…

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Events

2017 Lunar New Year/Chinese Spring Festival Gala

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Location: Washington Hall

Every year, the Chinese and other Asian communities come together to celebrate Lunar New Year, the most traditional festival in Chinese culture. The gala theme of this year, "Sharing Our Love With You", carrying the same sound of 2017 in Chinese characters, is to cherish cultural heritage with you. Everyone is welcome to join us for celebration through dance, music, stage play and fashion. Tickets are $5 at the La Fortune Box Office. …

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Rethinking Women’s Roles in Early Medieval Japan: Was Hojo Masako Japan’s Only Female Shogun?

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Location: Hesburgh Center C104/105

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The creation of Japan’s first samurai government, the Kamakura shogunate (1192-1333), is often depicted as marking the start of a long decline in women’s rights. Yet a woman, Hōjō Masako (1157-1225), played a key role in developing its institutions. As wife of the first shogun and mother of the next two, she mediated disputes, stabilized the regency, and mobilized troops. 13th-c. sources praise her contributions, listing Masako as having been a shogun in her own right. Curiously, however, later accounts depict Masako quite differently: as a cunning, heartless woman who thought only of power and her natal family’s interests.  …

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Workshop: Citizens & the State in Authoritarian Regimes

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Location: Hesburgh Center

Citizens and the State in Authoritarian Regimes: Comparing Mass Politics and Policy in China and Russia is a workshop that will promote cross-fertilization and encourage greater understandings of China and Russia.

Sponsored by:

The Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies, Keough School of Global Affairs

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