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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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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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Notre Dame Student Joshua Pine Named Gilman Scholar

Author: Tessa Raymond

Joshua Gilman

Joshua Pine, a sophomore double-majoring in political science and Chinese, is a recipient of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. This award, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, will allow Pine to study in China during the spring of 2017. “I hope that my experience studying abroad will help me to better appreciate how China views the world and that it will empower me to serve as a bridge of understanding and as an ambassador of the common good.”…

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Events

Opiate of the Masses with Chinese Characteristics - Interpreting Recent Developments in China's Religion Policy

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Location: 106 O'Shaughnessy Hall

Late​ ​in 2016, China released its newly revised Religious Services Law, which was immediately panned by critics as an aggressive intrusion into protected religious freedoms. In fact, the

Thomas Dubois

law is hardly new. It is consistent with the very specific way that the Communist Party has interpreted religious freedoms in the decades since the 1982 promulgation of “Basic Ideas and Policies Concerning Our Country’s Religious Question in the Socialist Era” initiated a more apparently tolerant stance. In this talk, Thomas DuBois traces the development of Chinese religion policy over three decades, closing with a discussion of the new law, and the recent rapprochement between China and the Vatican.…

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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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The Crisis of Moral Authority in Burma’s Human Rights Tragedy

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Location: C103 Hesburgh Center

Ingrid Jordt

The global media has drawn attention to the persecution of the Rohingya Muslims living in Rakhine State, Burma/Myanmar, calling it the most pressing human rights crisis in the region. Despite the hopes placed in Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, the de facto head of government in the new democracy, as the defender of human rights and Burma’s voice of moral and political leadership, she has remained perplexingly silent on the matter of Rohingya suffering. Meanwhile an outspoken ultra-nationalist faction of Burma’s Buddhist monks has fomented anti-Muslim sentiment and called for a defense of the religion and the Burmese race against foreign influences.…

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