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“Show Me the Land Where the Buddha Dwelled …”

Friday, November 19, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118

Dr. Max Deeg of the Department of Religion at Cardiff University (U.K.) and a Fellow at the Center for the Study of World Religions (Harvard University) will give a talk at the Department of Asian Studies.

Xuanzang, a famous Chinese Buddhist monk, scholar, traveler, and translator (602/603?-664 C.E.)

Urdu Placement Exam

Friday, November 19, 2010 • 3:00 PM

PAR 101


Fall 2010 South Asia Seminar Series

Thursday, November 18, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118

Cynthia M. Talbot, UT Austin Dept. of History

National Heritage, Collectables and Forgeries: (Dis)Functions of Ancient Artifacts in Asia

Monday, November 15, 2010 • 12:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118


Fall 2010 South Asia Seminar Series

Thursday, November 11, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118

Shanti Kumar, UT Austin Dept. of Radio Television Film

Honor's Info Session

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 • 5:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118


Fall 2010 South Asia Seminar Series

Thursday, November 4, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118

Ipsita Chatterjee, UT Austin Dept. of Geography and the Environment

China Seminar: A Radical Reading of Chinese Characters

Friday, October 29, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118

Dr. Chien-hsin Tsai of the University of Texas at Austin to give a talk at a China Seminar for the Fall 2010 semester.

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The Difficulty of Being Good

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 • 3:30 PM

UTC 4.112

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Fall 2010 South Asia Seminar Series

Thursday, October 21, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118

Heather Hindman, UT Austin Dept. of Asian Studies

Indonesian Law and Politics from Soekarno to Present Day

Monday, October 18, 2010 • 1:30 PM

BAT 5.108


Yes. . .But: The Dialectics of Political Pluralization in China, 2003-2010

Friday, October 15, 2010 • 12:00 PM

BAT 5.108

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Japan Seminar/Cold War Cultures Conference: "Genbaku otome:" Reconsidering the 'Hiroshima Maidens'

Friday, October 1, 2010 • 2:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118

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Japan/Korea Seminar: "Mingei" and the Emergence of Japanese Folk-Modernism, 1925-1955

Friday, October 1, 2010 • 9:00 AM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118

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Asian Studies Fall Welcome

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 • 3:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118


39th Annual Southwest Conference on Asian Studies (SWCAS)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX

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Fall 2010 South Asia Seminar Series

Thursday, September 23, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118

"India's Earliest Writings: A Slightly New Perspective on Ashokan Inscriptions"

J. Patrick Olivelle, UT Austin Dept. of Asian Studies

Japan Seminar: Flower Power: Ikebana and Postwar Japan

Friday, September 10, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118

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The Branches of the Veda: Contested Relationships

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118

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South Asia Seminar: Unsettling India: Impersonation, Mobility, Identity

Thursday, May 6, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118


Basant Bahaar 2010

Friday, April 30, 2010 • 7:30 PM

Main Mall

Pakistani Students' Association


South Asia Seminar: Beautiful Balloon: The Digital Divide and the Charisma of New Media in India

Thursday, April 29, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118



South Asia Seminar: Music and Terror: World War III and South Asian Diasporic Activism

Thursday, April 22, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118


Urdu Placement Exam

Friday, April 16, 2010 • 3:00 PM

PAR 105



Korea Seminar: Victor Cha

Monday, April 12, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118


Spring Festival 2010

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 • 3:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118

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South Asia Seminar: The Postcolonial Information City: Technologies of Fear in Contemporary India

Thursday, April 1, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118


Confusion and Chaos: Reading Taiwan Modernist Fiction as Art

Friday, March 26, 2010 • 12:00 PM

MEZES B 0.302


South Asia Seminar: Covering India: Illustrations of a Nation in Transition

Thursday, March 25, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118


Reverse Causation and Proofs of Rebirth in Indian Religions

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118

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China Seminar: Dunhuang Buddhist Manuscripts and Linguistic Analysis in the Chan Database Project

Monday, March 22, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118

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20th Japan Anthropology Workshop

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


20th Japan Anthropology Workshop

Monday, March 15, 2010


20th Japan Anthropology Workshop

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Korea Seminar: Sung Ho Kim

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 • 2:00 PM

BATS 5.108

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Alexander the Great and Dionysus in India: The Greek Interaction with Early Indian Buddhist Art

Monday, March 8, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118

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East Asian Cinemas Symposium

Sunday, March 7, 2010 • 10:00 AM

WCH 4.118 Meyerson Conference Room

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East Asian Cinemas Symposium

Saturday, March 6, 2010 • 9:00 AM

WCH 4.118 Meyerson Conference Room

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East Asian Cinemas Symposium & Series: "The Host"

Friday, March 5, 2010 • 2:00 PM

WEL 2.256

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South Asia Seminar: Decolonization and Politics

Thursday, March 4, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118


Honors Program Information Session

Tuesday, March 2, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118


East Asian Cinemas Symposium & Series: "My Whispering Plan"

Friday, February 26, 2010 • 2:00 PM

WEL 2.256

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South Asia Seminar: Our Secrets, Our Treason, Our People: Ethnic Intimacy and Sri Lankan Tamils

Thursday, February 25, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118


East Asian Cinemas Symposium & Series: "Double Vision"

Friday, February 19, 2010 • 2:00 PM

WEL 2.256

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AUTHORS AND PATRONS: Social Contexts of Legal Texts in Ancient India

Friday, February 19, 2010 • 9:00 AM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118


South Asia Seminar: Dangerous Solidarities: the Aesthetics of Indian Literary Nationalism

Thursday, February 18, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118


South Indian Temple Culture short course, Dr. Ute Hüsken

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 • 6:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118


South Indian Temple Culture short course, Dr. Ute Hüsken

Monday, February 15, 2010 • 5:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118

Non-Brahmanical temples


Japan Seminar: The Limits of Liberalism: Japan's Relevance to America's Modern Social Crisis.

Monday, February 15, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118

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Buddhist Ordination: Local Problems in a Global Context

Thursday, February 11, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118

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South Indian Temple Culture short course, Dr. Ute Hüsken

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 • 6:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118

Sectarian and Inter-religious Relations


South Indian Temple Culture short course, Dr. Ute Hüsken

Monday, February 8, 2010 • 5:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118

The Role of Temple Priests


Seaborne Renaissance: Global Exchanges and Religion in Early Modernity

Saturday, February 6, 2010 • 9:30 AM

Harry Ransom Center, Prothro Theater, University of Texas Austin


South Indian Temple Culture short course, Dr. Ute Hüsken

Friday, February 5, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118

Myth and Ritual


East Asian Cinemas Symposium & Series: "Ashes of Time"

Friday, February 5, 2010 • 2:00 PM

WEL 2.256

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South Asia Seminar: Regional Literary Cultures and the Concept of Pakistan: A View from Bengal, 1940-1947

Thursday, February 4, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118


South Indian Temple Culture short course, Dr. Ute Hüsken

Wednesday, February 3, 2010 • 6:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118

The History of Temple Organization (Economy, Politics) and the Role of Temples in South Indian Social Life



Women’s Autobiography in Islamic Societies: Defining the Genre

Saturday, January 30, 2010

AT & T Conference Center, University of Texas at Austin

An International Workshop