The Center hosted two groups designed to facilitate and promote conversations in research and language.
The Center for Asia Pacific Studies closed the spring semester with a fascinating lecture by Dr. Jeffrey Alexander on the history of the Japanese beer Industry.
The 2015 spring presentations titled, Asia Pacific Research and Internships: The Bridge from Academics to Real-Life Experience, allowed students to present their academic and multimedia research projects as well as discuss their internship experiences with Asia Pacific-related nonprofits in the Bay Area.
MAPS students put the classroom into practice during a retreat to Sonoma Zen Center last month.
Three scholars in the fields of history, sociology, and legal studies led a workshop designed for graduate students on human trafficking in Korea from the 16th c. to the present.
Six students from the Master in Asia Pacific Studies program were invited to present their research at the annual East West Center conference in Hawaii.
Students, faculty, and staff kicked off the Lunar New Year at a campus celebration Feb. 19 that included a lion dance troupe performance and traditional Asian dumplings for snacks.
Three visiting scholars will be in residence at the Center this spring conducting research on transnationalism, religion and science in the Philippines, and comparative Chinese literature.
Dr. Dayna Barnes, Kiriyama Fellow at the Center for Asia Pacific Studies was recently published in the journal Japanese Studies. The article examines popular representations of Japan and China before and during the war, assesses the ideas of key figures from the press, and considers the ways in which media and policy interacted through the influence of opinion leaders. These prepared the way for the ‘soft’ peace relying on Japanese cooperation that would become the basis for a new alliance between America and Japan.
From "Karate Kid" to Training One's qi: Chinese Scholars Share Their Research in Progress
From selling Sun-Maid raisins in the 1920s and pens to socialists in the 1950s, to Land Rover and Louis Vuitton in the 90’s – the Center’s fall symposium explored historical and contemporary cross-cultural encounters between China and the US through advertising.
The Master of Arts in Asia Pacific Studies (MAPS) program continues to develop in exciting and innovative ways, with a diverse group of students pursuing academic interests and opportunities for professional growth.
Through his review of the 19th and 20th centuries in China, Prof. Mungello suggested that the presence of the Catholic Church contributed to the transformation of a mission church into an indigenous religion in modern China. In the process, the Catholic invasion enriched Chinese culture while the Chinese church enriched Catholicism and made it more universal.