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South Asia Seminar: An Inconvenient Text: On Translating the Rigveda

Thursday, December 3, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118

Joel Brereton, University of Texas at Austin



Who is in Charge in Pakistan: the Military's Great Come Back?

Monday, November 23, 2009 • 4:00 PM

House of Tutors, 2400 Pearl Street, Austin, TX 78705

Dr. Kamran Ali, University of Texas at Austin, Department of Anthropology


Maoism roundtable and film screening

Friday, November 20, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118

Raju Das (York University, Toronto), Kaushik Ghosh (UT Anthropology), Heather Hindman (UT Asian Studies), Raja Swamy (UT Anthropology)


Film screening: Nanjing! Nanjing!

Friday, November 20, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Mezes Hall (MEZ) Room 2.118

Director Lu Chuan


South Asia Seminar: Nawab Shah Jehan Begum of Bhopal: Becoming a Muslim Ruler in Colonial India

Thursday, November 19, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118

Barbara Metcalf


Hopkins-Nanjing Center Information Session

Monday, November 16, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118

Are you interested in graduate study in China?


South Asia Seminar: The Political Construction of Caste in South India: Evidence from a Natural Experiment

Monday, November 16, 2009 • 3:30 PM

BRB 1.118

Vijayendra Rao, World Bank


Warren Sender's Indian Classical vocal concert

Saturday, November 14, 2009 • 6:00 PM

Mabee ballroom, Ragsdale Center, St. Edwards University


UN at UT Speaker Series: Global Challenges and the UN

Friday, November 13, 2009 • 5:00 PM

Jackson Geosciences Building Room 2.324


The Sonagachi Project: A Union for Sex Workers in India

Friday, November 13, 2009 • 3:00 PM

WEL 1.308


South Asia Seminar: Modern Roots, Ancient Branches: The Bhakti Movement--Since When?

Thursday, November 12, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118

Jack Hawley, Columbia University


Taiwan Seminar

Monday, November 9, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118


South Asia Seminar: Burnouf and the Birth of Buddhist Studies

Thursday, November 5, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118

Donald Lopez, University of Michigan


CEAS Seminar: Edges of Absence: Korea and American Anthropology

Monday, November 2, 2009 • 12:00 PM

WCH 4.118 Meyerson Conference Room

Robert Oppenheim


South Asia Seminar: Building a Polity: Royal Architecture and Authority in Colonial Era Kerala

Thursday, October 29, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118

Mary Beth Heston, College of Charleston


Making the Most of your ANS/ACL Major

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118

Dr. Katherine Brooks, LACS Director, and Robert Vega, LACS Graduate School Advisor


South Asia Seminar: Film Projection and the Cinema Audience in Bangladesh

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118

Lotte Hoek


South Asia Seminar: Caste in Contemporary India

Monday, October 26, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118

Dr. Anand Teltumbde


JET Program Session

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 • 4:30 PM

BUR 220




South Asia Seminar: Kali and Lord Buddha: Sense and Reference in a Buddhist Tale on Vengeance and Violence

Thursday, October 15, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118

Gananath Obeyesekere, Princeton University


China Seminar: New Light on the First Archaeological Discovery of Chinese Bronzes

Monday, October 12, 2009 • 4:00 PM

ART 1.120

Dr. Lothar von Falkenhausen, Professor of Chinese Art and Archaeology


Brown Bag Lunch with Dr. Von Falkenhausen and Dr. Clarke

Monday, October 12, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118

Conversing with the Ancients: Brown Bag Discussion on Art and Archaeology of the Ancient Worlds


South Asia Seminar: The Future of Food: Science and Politics of Corporate Farming

Friday, October 9, 2009 • 6:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118

Devinder Sharma


South Asia Seminar: Intellectual Property and the Great Agricultural Theft

Friday, October 9, 2009 • 12:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118

Devinder Sharma


South Asia Seminar: Crisis in the Classics

Thursday, October 8, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118

Sheldon Pollock, Columbia University


China Seminiar: Anyuan: Mining China's Revolutionary Tradition

Monday, October 5, 2009 • 5:00 PM

Santa Rita Room, Texas Union

Elizabeth Perry


South Asia Seminar: Sacred Groves and Local Gods: Religion and Environmentalism in Tamil Nadu

Thursday, October 1, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118

Eliza Kent


South Asia Seminar: Form, Style, and Rhetoric in an Early Fourth-Century Tamil Anthology

Thursday, September 24, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118

Martha Selby, University of Texas at Austin


Japan Seminar

Monday, September 21, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118

The August 30, 2009 Elections and the Future of Japanese Politics


Korea Seminar

Monday, September 14, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118

A Letter from Afar: A Story of Repatriation and Exile


China Seminar

Tuesday, September 1, 2009 • 4:00 PM

WCH 4.118 Meyerson Conference Room

Benjamin Elman, of Princeton University, speaks on the cultural history of modern science in China


New Graduate Student Orientation

Monday, August 17, 2009 • 2:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118


Mark McClish's Dissertation Defense

Monday, July 20, 2009 • 10:00 AM

WCH 4.134


The 15th Annual North American Taiwan Studies Conference

Friday, June 26, 2009

Gebauer, Batts, and Mezes Halls

In the past two decades, Taiwan has experienced major transformations in the remapping of space. The operation of Taipei and Kaoshiung's Rapid Transit Systems and the High Speed Rail has integrated more people into the metropolis and fosters different lifestyles. The direct weekend flights between Taiwan and China not only attract Chinese tourists but also allow Mainland-based Taiwanese entrepreneurs to reconnect to their homes with greater convenience. Apart from the implementation of tra


Asian Studies Graduation Luncheon

Friday, May 22, 2009 • 2:00 PM

WCH 4.118


Film Screening: Sita Sings the Blues

Friday, May 1, 2009 • 3:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118

We will be having a screening of the film Sita Sings the Blues by Nina Paley. This will be followed by a discussion of the various themes which arise from it. If there are any faculty members (or students, for that matter) who want to be involved in leading the discussion please contact me (Libby Bowers) at: LBowers@mail.utexas.edu


Graduate Student Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118


Japan Seminar

Friday, April 24, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118


Neil Dalal's Dissertation Defense

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 • 1:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118


David Brick's Dissertation Defense

Friday, April 17, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118


Musical Performance

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 • 4:45 PM

Jessen Auditorium (HRH)


HUF Film screening

Monday, April 13, 2009 • 4:45 PM

Jessen Auditorium (HRH)


Korea Seminar

Monday, April 6, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Batts Conference Room, BAT 5.108


Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Chair candidate talk

Friday, April 3, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Gebauer 3.312, Dean's Conference Room


Spring Festival

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 • 3:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118

Annual Spring Festival celebrates Asian Studies students' accomplishments!


Japan Seminar

Monday, March 30, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118


Humanities Talk

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 • 7:30 PM

Avaya Auditorium, 24th and Speedway


Taiwan Seminar

Friday, February 27, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118

Prof. Fang-Ming Chen, author of more than 20 books, is a renowned historian, writer, and political commentator in Taiwan. He is currently the Dean of the Graduate Institute of Taiwan Literature at the National Chengchi University. Forced into exile by the KMT government during the 1980s, Prof. Chen is now one of the most distinguished scholars on the 228 Incident and Taiwan’s postcolonial history and discourse. Despite his long involvement in the DPP, he is one of the harshest critics of the for


China seminar

Tuesday, February 24, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Batts Hall Conference Room, BAT 5.108


Japanese Candidate talk

Monday, February 23, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118

We are utterly dependent on translators and technicians who produce the graphic text or disconnected speech through which we view foreign films. A bad translation can ruin a film's beauty, muddy its plot, and turn any joke sour. Focusing on Japanese films, Abé Mark Nornes examines the history of subtitling (from its invention to recent anime fan subbing) to propose a new approach that tampers with convention and values experimentation. He calls these "abusive subtitles."


Asian Studies Seminar

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118


Seminar

Monday, February 16, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118


Telegu Film Festival

Friday, February 13, 2009 • 12:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118


Department of Asian Studies Seminar

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118


Department of Asian Studies Symposium

Friday, February 6, 2009 • 1:30 PM