Asian Studies Latest Events 2017-05-29T11:08:40-04:00 Zend_Feed_Writer Asian Studies at Michigan State University <![CDATA[Workshop for Teachers of Japanese]]> Maximizing Students' Performance with Authentic Assessments Professor Yoshiko Saito-Abbott is the Chair of the School of World Languages and Culture and the Director of the Monterey Bay World Language Project at California State University, Monterey Bay. She is also the President of the American Association of Teachers of Japanese.

Using Authentic Materials in the Japanese Classroom Professor Charlene Polio is the Associate Chair of the Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian & African Languages and the Co-Director of the Center for Language Education and Research at Michigan State University.

This workshop is for teachers of Japanese at K-16 levels and heritage programs. The workshop is free, and a light breakfast and lunch will be provided. For more information or questions contact Jennifer Pippin at 

To participate, please register by Friday, April 28, 2017 at

2017-04-18T12:38:18-04:00 2017-05-29T11:08:40-04:00 Jennifer Pippin
<![CDATA[The Persistent Legacy: The Partition of British India at 70]]> Michigan State University will host a panel of leading scholars to examine the legacies of the end of British colonialism and the rupture of Partition for the region. The keynote speakers will be Rajmohan Gandhi, Ramachandra Guha, and Vazira Zamindar.

Rajmohan Gandhi is the author of more than a dozen books on India's history; he has served research professor at the University of Illinois' Center for South Asian and Middle East Studies, as professor of history at Indian Institute of Technology in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, and as Hannah Visiting Professor here at Michigan State University. 

Ramachandra Guha is a historian who has taught at Berkeley, Yale, Stanford, and the London School of Economics. He is the author or editor of more than 15 books on topics ranging from cricket to environmental politics to Indian political leadership and social history, including the trailblazing Unquiet Woods and award winning Corner of a Foreign Field and India after Gandhi. 

Vazira Zamindar is a professor of South Asian history at Brown University where she co-directs the South Asian Studies Program.  She is the author of The Long Partition and the Making of Modern South Asia: Refugees, Boundaries, Histories as well as articles on the modern history of South Asia.
The panel will be followed on Friday, September 15th by sessions featuring local scholars, to be held on the third floor of the International Center.

2017-09-05T16:08:07-04:00 2017-05-29T11:08:40-04:00 Asian Studies Center
<![CDATA[Schwarzman Scholars Webinar]]> Shawrzman Scholars is holding an informational webinar about their program.

Click here to register.

Schwarzman Scholars is a highly-selective, fully-funded international scholarship program designed to prepare future leaders for success in a world where China plays a key global role. Anchored in an 11-month professional Master's Degree in Global Affairs at Beijing's prestigious Tsinghua University, the program provides Scholars with the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, engage in high-level interactions with Chinese leaders and  visiting speakers, and learn from world-class faculty through a dynamic core curriculum and concentrations in public policy, international studies, or business and economics. The Schwarzman Scholars experience also includes unparalleled opportunities outside of the classroom, including internships, senior mentors, and travel seminars around China. 

2017-03-21T12:45:54-04:00 2017-05-29T11:08:40-04:00 International Studies and Programs
<![CDATA[Capital City Dragon Boat Race]]> The annual Capital City Dragon Boat Race will provide not only a 'stay-cation' for Mid-Michigan communities, but will also become a destination event, attraction both traveling Dragon Boat Racing teams and visitors seeking a unique weekend experience. 

Races will begin at 8:30 a.m. and starting at 10:00 a.m., Hawk Island will have various activities for kids throughout the day. Activities include performances provided by various Confucius Institutes from Mid-Michigan colleges and arts and crafts booths. 

Dragon Boats have been used for spiritual and competitive purposes for over 2,000 years in China. Come learn about the history of Dragon Boating, Chinese culture, and to celebrate the Chinese National Holiday!

Admissions to this event is free. 

2017-05-17T09:45:11-04:00 2017-05-29T11:08:40-04:00 Women's Center of Greater Lansing
<![CDATA[Khayal-Hindustani Vocal Concert]]> Khayal-Hindustani music is a form of tradidtional indian music thats been passed down through generations.


Pt. Kaivalyakumar Gurav (Vocalist)

  • Recipient of Pt. Bhimsen Joshi National Award
  • Kumar Gandharva Puraskar

Pt. Abhijit Banerjee (Tabla)

Sri. Sanatan Goswami (Harmonium)


 Adults $20, Children (under 18yrs) $10, Family of 4 (2A, 2C) - $50, MSU Students - $10


MSU parking ramp#6 (Grand River Ave)

2017-03-14T11:31:59-04:00 2017-05-29T11:08:40-04:00 Michigan Sangeetha Natya Academy
<![CDATA[Michigan's Move on Immigration]]> Immigration has been at the center of a wide range of policy discussions including homeland security, economic and work force development as well as education benefits, health coverage, and driver privileges extended to visitors filling temporary jobs. The Institute for Public Policy and Social Research's (IPPSR) May 31st policy forum will look at the impact of more recent discussions of immigration and Michigan's stance on foreign visitors and immigrants to our State. Particular attention will be on Asian immigrants given that recruitment for IT and tech jobs are mostly conducted among this immigrant group and are said to be most affected by visa reforms. 

The panelists will be:

-Stephanie Nawyn, Associate Professor, MSU's Department of Sociology and Director of the Center for Gender in Global Context

-Christine Bargerstock, Associate Director, Office of International Students and Scholars, MSU International Studies and Programs

-Karen Phillippi, Deputy Director, Michigan Office for New Americans

-Bing Goei, Director, Michigan Office for New Americans

This forum will be held at the Anderson House Office Building, Mackinac Room, 5th Floor, 124 N. Capitol Avenue (corner of Ottawa and Capitol Avenues), in Lansing, MI. There is no charge to attend. 

To register for this forum, please visit IPPSR's website

2017-05-18T13:20:35-04:00 2017-05-29T11:08:40-04:00 Institute for Public Policy and Social Research