Asian Studies Latest Events 2017-03-23T02:09:32-04:00 Zend_Feed_Writer http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/news/ Asian Studies at Michigan State University asia@msu.edu http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/ <![CDATA[Preparing for careers in international education development]]> Preparing for careers in international education development: Working in an international organization, NGO, foundation, and other non-university-based settings

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2017-03-02T16:41:21-05:00 2017-03-23T02:09:31-04:00 http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/events/?id=49316 Lynn Paine website@isp.msu.edu http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/
<![CDATA[Scarred Nation: Partition in the Indian Subcontinent]]> The territorial division of the Indian subcontinent into India and Pakistan, and eventually Bangladesh, is referred to as "Partition" in English. Indian languages have their own terms to describe this phenomenon and quite often, victims of this history provide in their oral testimonies versions that complicate the singularity of this event even further. My talk will provide the dialectics between history and memory, state and individuals to show how this "event" is constructed and remembered in diverse ways in India. I will focus largely on my research on Sindh and how its minorities migrated to India during Partition, their processes of rehabilitation and resettlement and also compare them with Sindhi speaking Muslims who have lived along the borders of Kutch and Rajasthan in India to argue that negotiation of borders is an everyday practice for some. Finally partition reincarnates itself through border making and border crossing practices in the subcontinent. I examine this in relation to language, literature, religion and nations at large.


Rita Kothari is a professor in the Humanities and Social Sciences Department at the Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, India. She is the author of Translating India: The Cultural Politics of English (St. Jerome Publishing, Manchester, rvd ed. Cambridge University Press, New Delhi) and The Burden of Refuge (rvd.ed. Orient Blackswan, New Delhi). She has co-translated Modern Gujarati Poetry (Sahitya Akademi, Delhi) and Coral Island: The Poetry of Niranjan Bhagat (Sahitya Akademi, Gandhinagar). Her translations of note are The Stepchild: Angaliayat (Oxford University Press, New Delhi), Speech and Silence: Literary Journeys by Gujarati Women (Zubaan, New Delhi) and Unbordered Memories: Partition Stories from Sindh (Penguin). She has co-edited Decentring Translation Studies: India and Beyond (John Benjamin Press, Amsterdam) and Chutnefying English: The Phenomenon of Hinglish (Penguin, forthcoming).

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2017-01-31T14:23:45-05:00 2017-03-23T02:09:31-04:00 http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/events/?id=49293 Asian Studies Center website@isp.msu.edu http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/
<![CDATA[Religious Subjectifications from the Experience of the Northeast Japan Disaster]]> Part of the Asian Studies Center Colloquium on Transnational East Asia

"Translation, Mysterious Others and Transference: Religious Subjectifications from the Experience of the Northeast Japan Disaster"

Six years have passed since Northeast Japan was hit by the triple disaster. But people in Northeast Japan have been aching in their hearts, and their indescribable experiences force us to rethink the theory of religious subjectification. The process of religious subjectification sheds light on the act of translation and transference when we think of our relationship with the dead. The dead take on the roles of mysterious others in Lacanian sense in order to construct our subjectivity. This talk explains how the experience of the triple disaster's survivors allows us to find new ways of understanding subjectivity and to theorize the unique characteristics of 'religious' subjectification.
 
Jun'ichi Isomae is professor at International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto, Japan. He holds a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the University of Tokyo. He is the author of Shisha no Zawameki Hisaichi Shinko-ron [Disquiet Voices of the Dead in Northeast Japan Disaster] (Tokyo: Kawadeshobo-shinsha, 2015), Religious Discourse in Modern Japan: Religion, State, and Shinto (Brill, 2014), and Japanese Mythology: Hermeneutics on Scripture (Equinox Publishing, 2010).
 
Sponsored by: Asian Studies Center
Co-sponsors: Asian Pacific American Studies Program, Department of History, Department of Religious Studies, Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities, Japan Council
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2016-12-12T12:15:44-05:00 2017-03-23T02:09:32-04:00 http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/events/?id=49106 Asian Studies Center website@isp.msu.edu http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/
<![CDATA[Arabic Tea and Conversation Hour]]> Arabic Diwan is a gathering of Arabic students who are in the Arabic program, where they speak hte language and learn about the culture in a relaxed environemnt with our Fulbright teaching assistant. Students from all Arabic language levels are encouraged to attend. Also, we extend the invitation to the Arabic-speaking students at the English Center.

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2017-01-23T12:21:05-05:00 2017-03-23T02:09:32-04:00 http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/events/?id=49224 International Studies and Programs website@isp.msu.edu http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/
<![CDATA[Korean Conversation]]> Practice speaking korean with other students at our Korean Conversation table. All levels are welcome.

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2017-02-24T10:29:29-05:00 2017-03-23T02:09:32-04:00 http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/events/?id=49362 Ok-sook Park website@isp.msu.edu http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/
<![CDATA[Persian Garden]]> Persian Garden is an exhibition featuring 75 posters designed by 67 Iranian graphic designers that has been organized by Mehrdad Sedaghat in two different categories, Professionals and Students. Posters in the Professional category were selected by Onish Aminelahi and in the Student category by Ben Van Dyke, Ladan Bahmani, and Hosein Eskandari.

A closing reception will be held on March 16th, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. During the reception, there will be a public Skype lecture about graphic design in Iran by Onish Aminelahi.

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2017-07-03T13:54:53-04:00 2017-03-23T02:09:32-04:00 http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/events/?id=49399 International Studies and Programs website@isp.msu.edu http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/
<![CDATA[Persian Garden]]> Persian Garden is an exhibition featuring 75 posters designed by 67 Iranian graphic designers that has been organized by Mehrdad Sedaghat in two different categories, Professionals and Students. Posters in the Professional category were selected by Onish Aminelahi and in the Student category by Ben Van Dyke, Ladan Bahmani, and Hosein Eskandari.

A closing reception will be held on March 16th, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. During the reception, there will be a public Skype lecture about graphic design in Iran by Onish Aminelahi.

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2017-07-03T13:26:08-04:00 2017-03-23T02:09:32-04:00 http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/events/?id=49389 International Studies and Programs website@isp.msu.edu http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/
<![CDATA[Arabic Tea and Conversation Hour]]> Arabic Diwan is a gathering of Arabic students who are in the Arabic program, where they speak hte language and learn about the culture in a relaxed environemnt with our Fulbright teaching assistant. Students from all Arabic language levels are encouraged to attend. Also, we extend the invitation to the Arabic-speaking students at the English Center.

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2017-01-23T12:22:20-05:00 2017-03-23T02:09:32-04:00 http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/events/?id=49225 International Studies and Programs website@isp.msu.edu http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/
<![CDATA[Persian Garden]]> Persian Garden is an exhibition featuring 75 posters designed by 67 Iranian graphic designers that has been organized by Mehrdad Sedaghat in two different categories, Professionals and Students. Posters in the Professional category were selected by Onish Aminelahi and in the Student category by Ben Van Dyke, Ladan Bahmani, and Hosein Eskandari.

A closing reception will be held on March 16th, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. During the reception, there will be a public Skype lecture about graphic design in Iran by Onish Aminelahi.

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2017-07-03T13:26:10-04:00 2017-03-23T02:09:32-04:00 http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/events/?id=49390 International Studies and Programs website@isp.msu.edu http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/
<![CDATA[Persian Garden]]> Persian Garden is an exhibition featuring 75 posters designed by 67 Iranian graphic designers that has been organized by Mehrdad Sedaghat in two different categories, Professionals and Students. Posters in the Professional category were selected by Onish Aminelahi and in the Student category by Ben Van Dyke, Ladan Bahmani, and Hosein Eskandari.

A closing reception will be held on March 16th, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. During the reception, there will be a public Skype lecture about graphic design in Iran by Onish Aminelahi.

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2017-07-03T13:26:12-04:00 2017-03-23T02:09:32-04:00 http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/events/?id=49391 International Studies and Programs website@isp.msu.edu http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/