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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.

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Events

Ian Johnson: "The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao"

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Location: Hesburgh Center C103

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Following a century of violent anti-religious campaigns, China is now filled with new temples, churches and mosques—as well as cults, sects, and politicians trying to harness religion for their own ends. Driving this explosion of faith is uncertainty—over what it means to be Chinese, and how to live an ethical life in a country that discarded traditional morality a century ago and is still searching for new guideposts. Ian Johnson will talk about his six-year project to document the great awakening of faith that is shaping the soul of the world's newest superpower.…

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Film Showing: Woven Wings of Our Children (2016)

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Location: Browning Cinema

Moving through nightmarish yet real narratives, the film starkly but lyrically depicts street children of Manila in heroic combat with trauma, abuse, and street capitalism, and who, with will and consciousness, rise above their state.

Directed by Anton Juan
With Barbara San Miguel, Micko Laurente, Agot Isidro, JC Santos

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2017 Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs

Location: University of Notre Dame

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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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