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 Global Health Event with Dr. Howard Koh
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
1:30 pm - 3 pm
Petit Science Center
100 Piedmont Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30303
Conference Room 101

There will be an important event on global health at GSU with special guest Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health at the US Department of Health and Human Services. It will be followed by a panel of experts, including Dr. Hua Fu from Fudan University (China) and Dr. Sarmila Mazaumder from the Center for Health Research and Development (India). 

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Asian Studies Director Kim Reimann Receives 2013 GAT Community Spirit Award
May 2, 2013
Dr. Kim DoHyang Reimann, the Director of the GSU Asian Studies Center, has received the Community Spirit Award for 2013 from the Georgia Asian Times (GAT). This award is given to an individual active in the Asian American community and is conferred in conjunction with GAT's annual "25 Most Influential Asian Americans in Georgia" award. Dr. Reimann is greatly honored to be recognized for the work she is doing in the community and at GSU to promote Asia and Asian Americans.

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Cherry Blossom Celebration
Tuesday, April 23
7:00 - 9: 00 pm
Veteran's Hall, Dahlberg Hall
30 Courtland Street NE

The lovely sisters of Delta Phi Lanbda Sorority, Inc. Gamma Chapter are hosting a Cherry Blossom Celebration. There will be FREE food (first come, first served), performances, giveaways, games, and more. Entry into the event is FREE so come join us to celebrate the Cherry Blossom season!
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Kyudo Demonstration with
Cynthia Shannon, Shingetsu Dojo
Monday, April 22
2:00 pm
GSU Recreation Center
Omni Gym, 3rd Floor

Cynthia Cato Shannon, founder of the Shingetsu dojo in Decatur, will talk about kyudo and provide a demonstration. Kyudo is the traditional archery of Japan. Today Kyudo is practiced widely in Japan, Europe and the United States. It still maintains much of its traditional etiquette and form and is said to be one of the purest of Japan’s martial arts in what it requires of the student.

"Asia and Globalization: Present at the Creation"
Nayan Chanda, Yale Center for the Study of Globalization
Friday, April 12
2:30 - 4pm
Classroom South Room 608

Nayan Chanda, Director of Publications at Yale Center for the Study of Globalization and editor of YaleGlobal Online, will talk about the long history of global connections between Asia and other parts of the world. Mr. Chanda is also a well known journalist in Asia and was a reporter, diplomatic correspondent and editor of the Far Eastern Economic Review for nearly 30 years.

International Spring Festival 2013:
100 Years of Global Growth
The following events are sponsored by the International Student Associations Council

Learning Asia
Tuesday, April 2
2 – 4 pm
Dahlberg Hall

Holi: Indian Festival of Colors
Tuesday, April 2
5 – 7 pm
Hurt Park

Boishaki Mela: Festival of Two Cultures
Wednesday, April 3
6 – 8:30 pm
Dahlberg Hall

For more information, click here

2CI China Studies Program
Brownbag Research Presentations
Tuesday, April 9
12 - 2 pm
Room 1113 in 25 Park Place

Joshua Fryer - Chinese Agonism and Human Rights

Munib Rezaie - Wu Shixian and the New Chinese Cinema Audience

Spring 2013 Brown Bag Lunch Series
Mark your calendars for the Asian Studies Center’s 2013 Spring Brown Bag Lunch Series. Scholars who receive an Asian Studies Center small grant for conference travel expenses or professional development are required to participate in a brown bag lunch where they share their recent research with the GSU community. This year the series is co-hosted by other departments, institutes and centers in the College of Arts and Science.

Tuesday, February 26, 12-1pm, GCB 1081
Sean Richey (Associate Professor, Political Science)
"The Effect of Social Network Composition on the Propensity to Advocate in Democracy: Evidence from Japan.”
This event is co-hosted by the Department of Political Science.

Tuesday, March 5, 12-1pm, Special Collections Colloquium Room, 8th Floor, Library South
Dennis Gainty, (Assistant Professor, History)
“Martial Masculinities on the Margins: The Hegemonic Male and Meiji Japan.”
This event is co-hosted by the Institute of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Wednesday, March 27, 12-1pm, 1034 Peachtree Street, Conference Room 1207
Shuai Li, (Assistant Professor, Modern and Classical Languages)
“Developmental Patterns of L2 (Second Language) Chinese Formulaic Competence during Study Abroad.”
This event is co-hosted by the Department of Applied Linguistics.

Friday, March 29, 12-1pm, 25 Park Place, Room 1113, Department of Communication.
Hongmei Li (Assistant Professor, Communication),
“The Construction of Chinese Women as Globalized Subjects and Objects: Between Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism.”
This event is co-hosted by the Center for International Media Education and the Department of Communication.

Friday, April 12, 12-1pm, GCB 1081
Andrew Wedeman, (Professor, Political Science)
“The Deepening of Corruption in China.”
This event is co-hosted by the Department of Political Science.

Please bring your lunch and join us!

If you would like to present your recent research (related to Asia or Asian-Americans) at a Brown Bag Lunch forum, please contact Kim Reimann,

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Japan Academic Challenge & Japanese Speech Contest
Saturday, March 30, 2013. Time: 12: 00 pm - 4: 30 pm.
Classroom South (CLSO) - 6th Floor

We are proud to inform you that GSU will be hosting this year's Japan Academic Challenge and Japanese Speech Contest on this coming Saturday, March 30.  We look forward to having high school and college students of Japanese language from across the Southeast on campus competing for top prizes in speeches and a quiz-show competition on Japanese culture.

We will all the students the best of luck. If you want more information about the event, please contact Dr. Kim Reimann.  If you are a student and would like to be a volunteer at this event, please also email Dr. Kim Reimann.

Enhancing Business Opportunities between Korea and the State of Georgia
Distinguished Speaker Series, GSU Korean-American Business Center

Rob Woodall, U.S. Congressman, Georgia’s 7th Congressional District
Eugene Chin Yu, Owner of Continental Military Services, Inc. and President of the Federation of Korean Association in U.S.A.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
3:00-3:30pm: Registration/Reception
3:30-5:00pm: Welcome from RCB Dean

GSU’s Buckhead Center
5th Floor, Room 548
Tower Place 200
3348 Peachtree Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

Register (RSVP) before 5pm, March 1 4, 2013 by contacting: Dr. J.P. Shim
e-mail: phone: 404.413.7370 Registration is free
For more information:

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2CI Chinese Studies Distinguished Speaker 2013
"Who's in Charge Now? New Forums and New Voices in China's Foreign Relations"
Allen Carlson, Associate Professor, Government Department, Cornell University

Friday, March 8, 2013
3 - 4:30pm
Troy Moore Library, GCB 9th Floor

How do Chinese foreign policy elites view the current international order? Professor Carlson explores this question through an examination of the widely read Global Times. Although this Chinese newspaper is often viewed as the voice of China's new nationalism, he shows that a surprisingly broad set of perspectives on world affairs are represented on its pages and that Chinese elite thinking about China's position in the world is in fact both diverse and complex.
This talk is sponsored and organized by the Asian Studies Center and GSU Confucius Institute.

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Independent Chinese Film Series
Feb. 28 ­‐March 28, 2013, Atlanta
Free and Open to the Public

GSU is part of a wonderful independent Chinese film series running from Feb. 28 - March 28 at several Atlanta area universities coordinated by the Chinese Research Center. See below for details. Hope you can make it to some of the films!

GSU Screenings:
Feb 28: Egg and Stone
March 7: Tape
March 14: The Other Half
March 28: China Concerto (GCB, Room 501, at 4:30pm)

GSU films will be screened at the Digital Arts Entertainment Lab, First Floor, One Park Place, Atlanta at 7:30pm, except for China Concerto (see above).

View event flyer for descriptions of the films, full screening times/locations and university contact people.

The GSU 2013 Chinese New Year Celebration Party and Poster Competition
Friday, Feb 22, 2013. Time: 2:00 - 4: 30 pm.
Troy Moore Library, General Classroom Building 939, GSU

What will you learn and experience?

  • How to do Chinese Kungfu
  • How to play Chinese Mahjong
  • How to make Chinese Dumplings
  • How to write Chinese Calligraphy
  • How to make Chinese Paper-cut
  • How to play traditional Chinese "Pass Down Game"

Hope you can join us for this fun event on Friday, Feb.22 to celebrate the start of the Year of the Snake. Thanks to the GSU Confucius Institute and the Dept. of Modern and Classical Languages for organizing the event. It is also supported by several student organizations that promote Chinese and Asian culture. Bring a friend and come join in on the fun!

This event is supported by the following GSU student organizations: The Asian Studies Club, the Chinese Student Union, the Hong Kong Student Association and the Student Confucius Institute Association of Atlanta.

For more information, please contact: Prof. Shuai Li or Confucius Institute at GSU: 404-413-5298

"Double Paradox: Rising Corruption and Rapid Growth in China"

Andrew Wedeman, Professor, Dept. of Political Science, GSU
Friday, February 15, 2013. Time: 2:00 - 4: 00 pm.
Troy Moore Library, 9th Floor, General Classroom Building

Andrew Wedeman, Professor, Dept. of Political Science, GSUFriday, February 15, 2013. Time: 2:00 - 4: 00 pm.Troy Moore Library, 9th Floor, General Classroom Building.


Dr. Andrew Wedeman is one of the world's top authorities on corruption in China. For his talk, he will present major findings from his acclaimed book Double Paradox, which analyzes why the Chinese economy has continued to grow rapidly even as corruption has worsened. Using data gleaned from a wide range of sources, he argues this paradoxical combination of rapid growth and rising corruption was due to timing, the nature of China's economic reforms, and the party's willingness to wage war on corruption.

This talk is organized by the Asian Studies Center at GSU, and co-sponsored with the Department of Political Science and Asian Studies Club.

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Chinese New Year Concert
Saturday, February 9, 2013.  Time: 8:00 pm.
Kopleff Recital Hall

Bent Frequency will present a Chinese New (Y)Ear concert featuring the music of award-winning Chinese-American composer Lei Liang on Saturday, February 9th at the Kopleff Recital Hall at Georgia State University. Liang has received critical acclaim for his visionary works that fuse aspects of traditional Chinese with the sound world and aesthetic of a 21st Century musical language. This concert will feature his compositions and traditional music for the pipa. This event is sponsored by the GSU Confucius Institute, Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council, CENCIA (Center for Collaborative and International Arts at GSU), Confucius Institute of Atlanta at Emory University, GSU School of Music, and Emory University Department of Music.
For more information, see:

"Safe Landings in Stormy Weather: Doing Business with China in the Challenging Economy"

Friday, February 8, 2013
Registration 3:00, Seminar 3:30 - 5:30
WTC Atlanta, 303 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30308

The GSU Confucius Institute is once again teaming up with World Trade Center Atlanta to bring you an informative seminar on doing business with China followed by a dinner reception with performances and prize drawing. Seating is limited due to the size of the venue, so we encourage you to register online asap. For details, please see below.

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To register, click hereHanyang University International Summer School Information Session
Tuesday, January 29, 2013. Time: 2:45 - 3:50 pm.
Room 1081, General Classroom Building

Are you interested in studying abroad this summer in Seoul, South Korea? Come learn more about an amazing program at Hanyang University!!! Representatives from Hanyang University will be available to answer questions about Hanyang University's International Summer School, which runs from June 27 - July 28. There will also be information about the GSU exchange program with Hanyang University that takes place during the fall and spring semesters.
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Global Korea: Perspectives on K-pop, Culture, Politics, Business, and Education
Thursday, November 15, 2012. Time: 12:00 pm.
Speakers Auditorium, Student Center.

Mr. Heung-soo Kim, Korean Deputy Consul General in Atlanta
Mr. Phil Bolton, CEO and President of
Dr. JP Shim, Executive Director of Korean-American Business Center and professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems
Featuring the brief DVD "A Glance at Korea Today"

Dr. Kim Reimann, Director of Asian Studies Center and Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science

This panel talk is open to students, faculty, staffand the community. 
For more information: www.  

Public Forum: Perspectives on China: Professional and Academic Opportunities at Home and Away
Wednesday, November 14, 2012. Time: 4: 00 pm.
Speakers Auditorium, Student Center.

Ms. Xu Erwen, Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Houston
Ms. Xianqin(Lisa) Wallace, UPS Marketing Director
Mr. Jian Ni, SMC LED Corp. Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Yi Pan, GSU Chair of Computer Science

Dr. Jun Liu, Associate Provost for International Initiatives.

This event is free and open to students, faculty, staff, and the community. For more information, and Andrea Turpin.

China-related Contests for November 2012
Deadline: Friday, November 7, 2012.
75 Piedmont Avenue, Suite 408.
The Confucius Institute at Georgia State University is pleased to announce four upcoming China-related contests for November 2012: talent contest, photography contest, writing contest, calligraphy contest.  It is open to people whose first language is not Chinese.  Other than that, anyone who has an interest in the Chinese language and culture is invited and encouraged to participate!  Please pass this information on to those who might be interested.  For application, further information or help with the contest, please contact Mr. Danyang Chang (770-570-6467, 770-570-6462).

Korean Food Tasting Event
October 29, 2012. Time: 3: 30 - 5: 00 (or until the food lasts).
West Exhibit Area, Urban Life Building, 2nd Floor (Urban Life is #40 on the map)
Do you love Korean food? You've never tried Korean food? Either way, we've got a great event for you! The Asian Studies Club invites you to a special event to learn about and try Korean food. We have invited the Korean Food Culture Exchange Association-USA to provide food samples and displays of traditional Korean food. Come join in on the fun! This event is open to the public.  It is hosted by the Asian Studies Club and co-sponsored by the Asian Studies Center.

China Breakfast Briefing
Friday, October 26, 2012.
Time: 7:30 - 8:00 am (Registration & Breakfast), 8:00 - 9:30 am (Program)
GSU Executive Center, Room 548.
China Breakfast Briefing: Views on the Ground. Panelists: Scott Ellyson (CEO, East-West Manufacturing), People Prime (GSU and Director, China Research Center), and Representative from Norinco Corporation. The event is free and but space is limited and registration is required. For more information and registration, pleast visit
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Leadership Transition and the Future of China
Tuesday, October 23, 2012. Time: 4:00 - 5:30 pm.
Troy Moore Library, 9th Floor, General Classroom Building.
Event Speaker: Professor Joseph Fewsmith, Boston University.
This event is free and open to the public. It is hosted by the Asian Studies Center and the GSU Confucius Institute and is co-sponsored by the China Research Center, CIBER and the Department of Political Science.
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Southeast World History Association (SEWHA) Annual Conference
October 18-20, 2012.
Rialto Center for the Arts, Georgia State University.
SEWHA, an association devoted to the teaching and scholarship of World History, will have its annual conference at GSU's Rialto Center this year. The GSU Department of History is one of the conference sponsors.  For more information, contact Denis GaintyView Event Page, Event Flyer 1, Flyer 2

GSU Confucius Institue 2012 Cultural Lecture Series
China Through the Eys of a Reporter
Monday, October 15, 2012. Time: 3: 00 pm.
Troy Moore Library, 939 General Classroom Building.
CCTV host Baoyin Sun offers a reporter's perspective on con-temporary social issues in China through several recent events that have captured the attention of the Chinese puiblic: 1) a college student's fight for her rights when she was robbed of her admission into college; 2) the 2011 flood in Beijing and the increasingly pressing issues of urban development; 3) the use of live bears' guts by a traditional Chinese medicine manufacturer and the increasing awareness of animal rights; and 4) the SenKaku(diaoyu) Islands and China-Japan relations.
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US Foreign Policy towards Asia in a Time of Transition
Six Part Talk Simulations with Students
Monday, October 15, 2012. Time: 3: 00 - 5: 30 pm.

Panel Session
Anthony Kim, Heritage Foundation
Nicholas Hamisevicz, Korea Economic Institue
Tuesday, October 16, 2012. Time: 3: 30 - 5: 00 pm.

Both sessions are open to the public and will be held in Seminar Room 750 at the Andrew Young School at 14 Marietta St NW. For more information about this event, please contact Grace O
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Finding KUKAN: Meet the Filmmaker (Clips & Conversation with Director Robin Lung)
Saturday, October 6, 2012. Time: 2: 00 - 4: 00 pm.
UPS Headquarters' Auditorium, 55 Glenlake Parkway, Sandy Springs, GA 30328.
In addition to being a sponsor of the Atlanta Asian Film Festival (Oct 5-20), the Asian Studies Center is one of the co-sponsors of this film-related event featuring documentary film maker Robin Lung on Saturday, October 6.  Please RSVP to Lani Wong if you are interested in attending.  It sounds like a fascinating project! A relentless research for a Chinese American heroine led filmmaker Robin Lung to track down a lost Oscar-winning film on China entitled KUKAN. She also discovered a compelling story about the Chinese Aamerican woman behind the making of the film-- Li Ling-Ai.  Finding KUKAN is about Lung's quest to restore KUKAN and the story of its makers to their rightful place in history. Join us as Lung reveals more about this fascinating story and its Georgia connections.  Free and Open to the public.

Atlanta Asian Film Festival
GSU is one of the co-sponsors again this year of the Atlanta Asian Film Festival. As part of the festival, GSU Cinefest will be screening these films:

Mr. Cao Goes to Washington (2012)
Director: S. Leo Chiang
Saturday, October 6, 2012. Time: 3:00 pm.

Busong (Palawan Fate) (2011)
Director: Auraes Solito
Sunday, October 7, 2012. Time: 3:00 pm.

Norwegian Woods (2010)
Director: Tran Anh Hung
Saturday, October 13, 2012. Time: 3:00 pm.

Director: Sammaria Simanjuntak
Thursday, October 18, 2012. Time: 3:00 pm.

For more information about the AAFF, see this website.
For more information about GSU Cinefest, see this website.

Strengthening Business Opportunities: Korea and the State of Georgia
Thursday, September 27, 2012. Time: 3: 00 - 6: 00 pm.
GSU Buckhead Center, 4th Floor, Room 413.

GSU Korea-American Business Center Distinguished Speaker Series featuring Craig Lesser (Pendleton Consulting Group) and Randy Jackson (Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc.).
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GSU Hosts Korean Trade Delegation
Tuesday, September 13, 2012. 
On September 13th Georgia State hosted a trade delegation from Korea that was here as part of a week-long tour organized by the Georgia Korean American Chamber of Commerce and co-sponsored by OII, GSU CIBER, and the Institute of International Business in the Robinson College of Business.  For more information about this and other delegations/visits from Asia, Please go to this link.

Pakistan on the Brink
Tuesday, September 13, 2012. Time: 5: 30 - 7: 30 pm.
Tower Place 200, 6th floor, 3348 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326.
The future of American, Pakistan and Afghanistan, Panel featuring Ahmed Rashid, the Honorable Marion V. Creekmore, Samson Desta and Syed Rashid Naim, World Affairs Concil.
Cost: $10 Members, $15 Non-Members, with special student rates.

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Academic Year 2011 - 2012 News Archives

Free screening for Pray for Japan
Wednesday, May 9, 2012. Time: 6: 00 pm, doors open at 5: 40pm.
Room 5, Aderhold Learning Center, 60 Luckie Street, Atlanta, GA.
The Asian Studies Club at Georgia State University invites you to a free screening of "Pray for Japan," a feature documentary film honoring the heroes of Japan's tsunami tragedy. When this film screened in Atlanta for just one day on March 14, it was sold out and many people who wanted to attend could not. If you were one of those people, now is your chance to see it!! This screening is free and open to the public. Fell free to invite your friends and members of your organizations.
Aderhold Learning Center is in downtown Atlanta, right off Peachtree Street across from the Equity Building. It is building #16 on this
This event is cosponsored by the Asian Studies Center. For more information about this event, please contract Kim Reimann or Amanda Elliot.
View Event Flyer For a Preveiw of the Film

GSU Confucius Institute 2012 Cultural Lecture Series: East Meets West
Monday, April 23, 2012 3pm, Troy Moore Library (939 GCB)
Peng Guo, "Clamor and Reflection: On the 'Export' of Chinese Culture"
Professor and Dean of the College of Chinese Studies, Beijing Language and Culture University
Paul French, "China Through the Eyes of Western Journalists - From the Opium Wars until Today"
Chief China Markets Strategist for Mintel and author of many books on China
For further information, contact 404-413-5298, View Event Flyer

GSU becomes Taiwan Academy affiliate
Georgia State University signed an agreement Thursday, April 19 with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Atlanta to serve as an affiliate for the Taiwan Academy.

Full article available here

2CI Chinese Studies Distinguished Speaker Series
Daniel Lynch, Associate Professor of International Relations, University of Southern California
Lecture: The Future of Chinese Politics: Through the Lens of the Chinese Elite
Friday, April 20, 2012. Time: 4:00 - 5:30 pm.
Troy Moore Library, 9th Floor, General Classroom Building.

Many Western political scientists argue that once an authoritarian country reaches a certain level of per capita income, it will almost certainly democratize. Based on these well known arguments, several prominent scholars have predicted that China will become a democracy sometime between 2015 and 2025. But what do China's own leading thinkers say about this question? To map out the possible roads China may take and how Chinese elites view their nation's political trajectory, Lynch surveys some recent, influential writings in China on the political future of the People's Republic.

This talk is organized and sponsored by the Asians Studies Center and the GSU Confucius Institute. It is co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science, the College of Arts and Science, the Robinson College of Business and the Office of International Initiative. View Event Flyer

Korean Movie Week
Tuesday, March 20, Radio Star; Wednesday, March 21, Scandal Makers; Thursday, March 22, Hwang Jin Yi.
Time: 5: 30 pm - 8: 00 pm.
Location: General Classroom Building (GCB) 631.
Popcorn and drinks will be provided. Spread the word around to people you know who are interested in Korean culture and film.

Special Student Presentation: Future of Korea
Friday, March 23, 2012. Time: 10: 00 am.
Student University Center, 44 Courtland Street, Atlanta, GA 30303.
Featuring Charles L. Pritchard, President of Korean Economic Institute; Sangmin Lee, Embassy of the Republic of Korea; Dr. Christopher Brown, Vice President for Research & Analysis, World Affairs Council of Atlanta. View Event Flyer

Korean Painter and Satirist Song Byeok
Lecture: At the Crossroads of Propaganda and Pop Art
Wednesday, February 22, 2012. Time: 2:00pm - 4: 00pm.
Troy Moore Library, 9th Floor of General Classroom Building (GCB).

Please join us for this very special event!! The GSU Asian Studies Center will be hosting a lecture by North Korean dissident and artist Song Byeok, who will talk about his life as a state-sponsored painter in North Korea and his incredible journey to artistic freedom in South Korea. This event is organized by the Asian Studies Center and co-sponsored by the Center for Human Right and Democracy, the Department of Political Science, the Department of Economics/AYSPS and the Asian Studies Club. View Event Flyer 1, 2.

Stefan Tanaka talk on history in the Asia-Pacific
Lecture: Miscellaneous Happenings in and around the Pacific in 1884
Friday, February 17, 2012. Time: 4:00 pm.
Troy Moore Library, General Classroom Building, 9th floor.
Professor Stefan Tanaka of the University of California, San Diego will deliver the 2012 Program in World History and Cultures Annual Lecture. This event is co-sponsored by the Asian Studies Center, the Japan-United States Friendship Commission and the Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies. This event is open to the public. For further questions or information, please contact Denis Gainty at

Visit of Textile Expert Professor Zhou to GSU
Please join us for a special lecture and studio series about contemporary texitle art and design in Asia by Professor Xiaoou Zhou from Hang Zhou Normal University in China. Professor Zhou will be visiting GSU from February 13-16 and the GSU School of Art and Design will be hosting the following events:

Introduction of Professor Zhou and the Hang Zhou Normal University
Monday, February 13, 2012. Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm.
Arts and Humanities Building, Room 505.

Lecture: Across Longitude and Latitude: Contemporary Textile and Fiber Art.
Thursday, February 16, 2012. Time: 3:00pm - 5:00 pm.
Troy Moore Library, 9th Floor GCB.

Studio Demonstrations(Textile Studio):
Tuesday to Thursday, February 14 to 16. Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm.
Tuesday, February 14. Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

Professor Zhou's Thursday lecture is open to the public. All other events are open to GSU students and staff only, due to limited spacing. This event is organized and sponsored by the School of Art and Design, with support from the GSU Asian Studies Center and the GSU Confucious Institute. For further information, please contact Dr. Kevin Hsieh at

GSU-Tsinghua University Exchange Program Information Session
Tuesday, January 31, 2012. Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm.
General Classroom Building, Room 718
Have you ever thought about spending a semester or year in China? Come to this information session to find out how! GSU Program Director Dr. Gayle Nelson will share information about Tsinghua's campus in Beijing, how to apply, and what are the costs. Find out more about this exciting exchange program with Tsinghua, one of the best universities in China! Contact Ashley Mastin at for more information or to RSVP.

Soka University Information Session
Tuesday, September 6th, Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
General Classroom Building, Room 718
Have you ever thought about spending a summer, semester, or year in Japan? Meet Mr. Hiroki Shimoide, Director of the International Affairs Office at Soka University in Japan. Mr. Shimoide will share information about Soka’s campus in Tokyo, student life, and Japanese culture. Find out more about the exciting exchange and study abroad programs with Soka University in Japan. Contact Ashley Mastin at for more information or to RSVP.

Chinese Film Since 1979: Yibing Liu
Wednesday, October 12, 2011. Time: 3pm.
Troy Moore Library, 939 GCB
Professor Liu is a well accomplished playwright and the former head of the Dept. of Film Literature at Beijing Film Academy.
View event flyer here.

7th Annual Atlanta Asian Film Festival
Over a dozen films and documentaries for Atlanta premiere, among which include film works nominated at the Academy Awards/Cannes/Sundance and Pusan film festivals for best foreign film. The works originate from numerous Asian and Pacific Island nations such as China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam. Below is a listing of the films to be shown on GSU's campus at Cinefest. For film descriptions and the complete festival lineup visit the
AAFF website here.

"Touch" Director: Minh Duc Nguyen
In English/Vietnamese with English subtitles
Saturday, Oct 8, 6:00 pm, Cinefest-Georgia State University
Special guests: Director Minh Dun Nguyen and Producer Mellisa Tong will be on hand to introduce the film and followed by post screening Q&A.

"Dooman River" Director: Zhang Lu
In Korean and Mandarin with subtitles in English
Sunday, Oct 9, 4:00 pm, Cinefest-Georgia State University
Dooman River is co-presented by the Global Lens Initiative and is part of Global Lens 2011 film series.

"Mengejar Ombak / Chasing Waves" Director: Tyrone LeBon and Dave Arnold
In Bahasa with English subtitiles
Tuesday, Oct 11, 4:00 pm, Cinefest-Georgia State University
Winner of the Best Emerging Filmmaker and the Best Original Score Awards at the prestigious X-Dance Film Festival 2009, Utah, USA.

"Mumbhai Connection "Director: Atlanta Nagendra, Producer: Rafiq Batcha
In Hindi and English, with English subtitles
Thursday, Oct 13, 7:00 pm, Cinefest-Georgia State University
Producer Rafiq Batcha will present the screening on Thursday Oct 13 and available for post-screening discussion at GSU-Cinefest.

My View of Culture in Sculptural Arts: Weishan Wu
Friday, October 14, 2011. Time: 3:00pm.
Troy Moore Library, 939 GCB
Professor Wu is the creator of the Confucius statue in Tian-an-men Square, one of the "hottest" artists in China.
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Asian Studies Club Lunch
Thursday, October 20, 2011. Time: 1 - 2 pm.
Dua Vietnamese on Broad, downstairs.
Meet other club members and Asia enthusiasts.

A Great Divergence? The Lower Yangzi and Rhine Deltas Compared
A lecture by Leonard Blusse; Leiden University.
Wednesday, October 26,10-11:30am, Troy Moore Library.
Jiangnan situated in the lower Yangzi region, and the Low Countries situated in the lower Rhine delta, have continually figured among the top key economic regions in the world since the 14th century until the present day. What set these river delta’s apart from other ones which were not able to produce or maintain sustained growth over such a large period? This talk aims to explain why these two regions for all their cultural differences turn out to have a lot in common. Hosted by the Asian Studies Center, co-sponsored by the Program for World History and Cultures, the Confucius Institute and the Asian Studies Club.
View the full event flyer here.

Academic Year 2010 - 2011 News Archives

GSU Opens Business Oriented Confucius Institute
Georgia State's Confucius Institute, housed temporarily in the Citizens' Trust Building, is the only one of its kind with a specific focus on promoting Chinese language and culture to the broader business community in Atlanta and Georgia.
Full article available here

College of Arts and Sciences Celebrates new Partnerships with Chinese Universities
The School of Music is opening a new chapter in its relationship with Renmin University in Beijing, China, sending four faculty members and four students to China for a series of meetings and workshops, as well as a special performance on Nov. 20.
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GSU Professor Yi Pan Honored By Tsinghua University
 Yi Pan is honored by Tsinghua University.  Kudos to Dr. Yi Pan, chair of the Department of Computer Science! Professor Pan was recently recognized to be an outstanding alumnus by the Department of Computer Science and Technology at Tsinghua University (Beijing, China). Of the more than 4,000 graduates of the department, only 14 have been selected to receive this honor. Dr. Pan received B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees from Tsinghua in 1982 and 1984, respectively. Tsinghua University, often called "the MIT of China," is widely considered to be the best engineering school in China, and one of the leading technological universities in the world. This is a tremendous personal honor for Professor Pan, and it is in recognition of his outstanding scholarship. 

Peachtree Runner Comes From Japan to Celebrate New Student Exchange
 Runners come from all over the world for Atlanta’s
AJC Peachtree Road Race, held each year on July 4. This year, one of the fastest has come perhaps the farthest to celebrate a new student exchange between Georgia State University and his home institution, Soka University in Japan. Read more here...

USAID Awards $3 Million to Georgia State for Joint Master's Program with Indonesian University
Indonesia's next generation of fiscal policy experts will earn dual master's degrees in applied economics at Georgia State University and Gadjah Mada University in the province of Yogyakarta on Java Island. Georgia State was awarded $3 million by the United States Agency for International Development-Indonesia toward the program, which will begin this year. For more information click

Georgia State Partners with Institutions in China and Taiwan
Georgia State University has signed agreements with institutions in China and Taiwan forming partnerships that open up opportunities for joint research, study abroad, academic staff/student exchange and other programs.
For more information follow this link.

Academic Year 2010 - 2011 Events Archive

Chinese Film Festival and Director Symposium
Sponsored by the new Confucius Institute at GSU, this event features four films and four directors over two days.
Rialto Center for the Arts
Wednesday 0ctober 6th's films
4:00: Old Well
7:00: A Girl From Hunan
Thursday October 7th's films
4:30: King of Masks
8:00: Women From the Lake of Scented Souls
October 7, 6:30pm: Director's Talk: "Contemporary Chinese Films"
With award-winning director Wu Tianming, Professor Liu Yibing from Beijing Film Academy and playwright and film critic Yao Wanli. 

The Atlanta Asian Film Festival
The Asian Studies Center will be a sponsor of this event for the third year in a row. Films will be screened at several locations in metro-Atlanta including Cinefest.
Opening night:  Friday, October 8, 2010
Dates:  October 8 - 23, 2010
For more information, please go to the official website:

Spirited Calligraphy- Texts Marks and Meanings-- East and West
This is an International Exhibition and Symposium funded by CENCIA, Fulton County, Japan Foundation, and the College of Arts & Science and the Asian Studies Center. The opening reception, symposium and exhibition are all free to public.
The symposium is interactive performance, and audience participation is encouraged.
Opening Reception: October 7, 6:00-8:00 pm, Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design Gallery Lobby
Symposium Date: Friday, October 8, 11:00 am-2:00 pm, Alumni Hal
Exhibition:  Oct. 7 - Nov. 19, Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design Gallery

Confucius Institute Dedication Ceremony and Performance
Georgia State will hold the Confucius Institute Dedication Ceremony and Performance at the Rialto Center for the Arts.
Friday, October 15, 2010. Time: 8:00pm
The University Symphony Orchestra, combined choirs and other School of Music musicians will be performing Chinese and American pieces to celebrate this collaboration.Additional performances by the Cao Ying Chinese Dance School, Pan Lei,Yakun Zhang, and William Pu - associate concertmaster of the Atlanta Smphony Orchestra.
Tickets for the dedication are free and can be picked up at the Rialto or Confucius Institute in the Citizens Trust Building on a first-come, first-served basis.

How Open is China to Foreign Investment?
A live webcast and briefing to discuss US-China relations featuring the Honorable John Huntsman, United States Ambassador to the People's Republic of China.
Monday, October 18, 2010. 
Registration: 6:30-7:00 pm. Briefing: 7:00-8:00 pm. Webcast: 8:00-8:45 pm. Discussion: 8:45-9:00 pm.
GSU Buckhead Center, Tower Place 200 - Suite 500. 3348 Peachtree Rd. NE. Atlanta, GA 30326.
Free to GSU faculty and students.
For more information view the event flyer here

Free Screening of "9500 Liberty", a Documentary
Sponsored by The GSU Asian Studies Center, the Center for Latin American and Latino/a Studies, the Asian Studies Club, the Gamma Chapter of the Delta Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc., and the Latin American Student Association
Tuesday, November 9, 2010. Time: 6-8pm
Cinefest Film Theatre, 66 Courtland Street SE, Suite 240
Guests:  Helen Kim Ho, Executive Director of the Asian American Legal Advocacy Center (AALAC) and Teodoro Maus, Chair of the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR)
What are the practical effects of an Arizona SB1070 type law?  9500 Liberty is a groundbreaking documentary about Prince William County, Virginia, the only city to implement a law requiring policy officers to question anyone they have "probable cause" to suspect is an undocumented immigrant.  Witness the social and economic impact felt in the lives of real people and the community organizing tactics on both sides of the debate.  For more information about the film see the film website:

"Poverty and Social Assistance in Contemporary China"
A Free talk by Dr. Xinping Guan on poverty and social assistance in contemporary China. Dr. Guan is the Chair of Social Work and Social Policy at Nankai University in Tianjin and is actively involved in policy-making and reform related to social policy in China.
Thursday, November 18, 2010. Time 11:00am - 12:30pm.
General Classroom Bldg. Room 1081This talk is co-sponsored by the Dept. of Sociology, the Gerontology Institute, the Asian Studies Center, and the Nonprofit and International Studies Programs of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.

Lunar New Year Stamp Arts & Culture Fair
Saturday, January 22, 2011. Time: 11:30 - 1:00
National Archives at Atlanta
 Author's reading by Kam Mak, the artist for the 2011 US Postal Service Lunar New Year Stamp
"Sending a Lunar New Year Card to the White House & Friends" activity
Drawing activity by Kollaboration Atlanta
Zoo Atlanta raffle - a family 4 pack to see the new baby panda and more!
Sponsors include: OCA National, GSU Confucius Institute, GSU Asian Studies Center, Kollaboration Atlanta, TNTOM Design, Zoo Atlanta

"Otherness" Within: Hisabetsu Burakumin in Modern Japan
Dr. Micheal A. Weiner, Professor of East Asia and International Studies, Soka University of America
Friday, January 28, 2011 Time: 3-5pm
Troy Moore Library, 9th Floor of GCB
Please join us for a lecture and discussion by Dr. Michael A. Weiner about the Burakumin and caste discrimination in Japan. This talk is sponsored by the Asian Studies Center with support from the Center for Human Rights and Democracy and the Department of Modern and Classical Languages.  This event is free and open to the public.

"The Shogun's Menagerie: The Dutch East India Company, Gift-giving, and the Politics of Tokugawa Legitimacy"
A public lecture by Dr. Michael Laver, Assistant Professor of History, Rochester Institute of Technology
Friday, February 4, 2011. Time: 3-5 pm
34 Peachtree, Room 2131
The Dutch East India Company was one of the few systematic points of contact between Tokugawa Japan (1603-1868) and the outside world.  While their relationship was founded on trade, the practice of gift-giving by the Dutch spawned an unexpected and important resource for Tokugawa cultural legitimacy and political power. This talk is sponsored by the Asian Studies Center with support from the History Department and the Asian Studies Club.  This event is free.

Economic Relations between the US, Japan, and the Asia-Pacific Region
The GSU Asian Studies Center and the Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta present a lecture and discussion with Professor Takashi Takeda from Waseda University.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011. Time: 3-5pm
Troy Moore Library, 9th Floor GCB
This talk is co-sponsored by the World Affairs Council, the Department of Political Science and the Institute of International Business. The event is free and open to the public.

The Rediscovery of the Selden Map: Globalization in Quanzhou and London in the Early Seventeenth Century
A public lecture by Dr. Robert Batchelor,  Associate Professor of History at Georgia Southern University.
Friday March 11, 2011. Time: 3 - 5pm
34 Peachtree St. NW. Room 2131
In 2008, while doing historical research at Oxford’s Bodleian library, Professor Batchelor found on a long neglected early seventeenth-century Chinese manuscript map a finely drawn network of shipping routes. While most Chinese maps from this period give the perspective of the empire, the Selden Map was made by merchants. It depicts the whole of East Asia and most importantly the trading routes used to reach Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines and Southeast Asia.
This event is sponsored by the Department of History.
Event Flyer

"Vincent Who?" A Film Screening and Discussion
Thursday, March 24, 2011. Time: 6-8pm
Cinefest at GSU: 66 Courtland St. SE, Suite 240
Screening of a film discussing the murder if a Chinese American in Detroit followed by a discussion with director Curtis Chin and Helen Kim Ho of Asian American Legal Advocacy and Tricia Sung from the Asian Pacific American Historical Society. This event is co-sponsored by the Asian Studies Club and the Gamma Chapter of Delta Phi Lambda Sorority Inc. The event is free and open to the public.For more information visit the film website at:

The Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Power Plant Crisis Japan: Scientific Explanations and Policy Responses
Tuesday, March 29, 2011. Time: 4:00 - 5:30pm
Urban Life Auditorium, Room 220 (Urban Life Bldg)
This interdisciplinary panel of GSU experts will present scientific and policy perspectives on the recent earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan and its aftermath, including the ongoing situation at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. This event is sponsored by the GSU Asian Studies Center in collaboration with the College of Arts and Sciences, Political Science, Physics and Astronomy, Geosciences and the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. This event is free and open to the public.
For more information follow this link

Bake Sale Disaster Relief Fundraiser for Japan: Thanks GSU For Helping Us Raise Over 1,000$!
Thursday, March 31, 2011 Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Library Plaza GSU
The Asian Studies Club, with the support of other members of the GSU community, will be sponsoring a bake sale fundraiser in the quad. All proceeds raised at the event will be contributed to the Japan-America Society of Georgia (JASG) special fund for disaster relief in Japan. In addition to baked goods and other products for sale, the Art and Design textile student club, TAG, will be joining us and will be collecting handwritten messages on a HOPE banner and Wishes quilt patches that will be sent to Japan.
For further information, please contact Christa Ernst: or Kim Reimann

Hope Quilt Project
March 23 - April 9, 2011
Hallway in front of room 170, Humanities Bldg
Come write your wish of hope on a fabric piece and tie it to the wish net set up at the above location. The pieces will be sewn into "hope quilts" that will be sent to children in Japan. You may also create your wish square at the Tsunami Bake Sale on March the 31st. This project is the creation of the Textile Artisans Group and the Textile Program of the School of Art and Design.
For more information click here

Chinese Consumerism and the Future
An open lecture by Dr. Karl Gerth, Professor of Chinese Studies, Oxford University
Date: Monday, April 18, 2011. Time: 3 - 5pm
Speakers Auditorium, Student Center
Dr. Karl Gerth is an internationally-recognized authority on Chinese consumerism. His latest book, "As China Goes, So Goes the World: How Chinese Consumers are Transforming Everything," has been described as “essential reading for anyone trying to make sense of China today.” The event is free and open to the public. Co-sponsors of the event include the GSU Confucius Institute, the Asian Studies Center, and the World Affairs Council.For more about Dr. Gerth and his new book, visit

ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HEROES: Contributions of Asian Pacific American Veterans to the American Dream
Saturday, May 21, 2011 Time: 10:00 – 1:00 (Symposium) 1:00 - 3:00 (Reception & Special Exhibition Viewing)
National Archives at Atlanta: 5780 Jonesboro Rd, Morrow, GA 30260
Event Highlights:General Joseph Peterson, first 3-star general of Hawaiian descent, and Japanese & Chinese ancestry, Keynote Speech on his road to military service and Japanese American WWII 442nd Regiment Veterans, presentation on Asian Pacific American veterans experiences, presentation by the Augusta Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association incorporated in 1927, exhibition of oldest Asian American community in the Southeast with highlights of APA veterans and additional APA groups, performances by Asian Pacific American youth and professional artists.
This event organized by the Asian Pacific American Historical Society with sponsorship from the Asian Studies Center at GSU and others. For more information click here.

Spring 2010 News and Events Archive

Asian Studies Dim Sum Outing
The Asian Studies Center and the Asian Studies Club of GSU are sponsoring a dim sum outing to celebrate the end of the spring semester and the 2009-2010 academic year.  Come out and have a great meal with us.  It is dutch treat (everyone pays an equal share) and there will be many delicious dishes to choose from.
Sunday, May 16 2010. Time: 11 am
Canton House, 4825 Buford Highway, Chamblee, GA 30341-3618 (phone: 770-936-9030)
Please RSVP by May 13, so we know how many people to expect. Students who need transportation should contact Christa Ernst ( and Kim Reimann (  We can arrange to pick people up at the Marta station nearby, so please let us know.

Secularism and the Current Status of Minorities in India
A symposium featuring Dr. Omar Khalidi: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Mukul Sinha: Attorney and Social Activist in India and Dr Rashid Naim: GSU
Saturday, May 1, 2010 Time: 2:00-4:30
Student Center-Lanier Suite
View event flyer here.

Upcoming Presidential Elections in the Philippines, What is at Stake?
A panel discussion with Henry Carey, Eric Friginal, Aries Arugay and Toni Daya
Thursday, April 29, 2010. Time: 12:30-2pm
Troy Moore Library, 9th Floor of GCB

2010 Sino-US Environmental Research Conference
April 24-25, 2010
Speakers Auditorium, Student Center, GSU
The Sino-US Environmental Protection and Energy Summit & Expo serves as an
interdisciplinary forum that brings together leaders in the fields of technology, policy,
industry, and finance to develop solutions for the world’s most pressing energy and
environmental challenges.
Registration: March 18 - April 16, 2010
Registration fee is waived for all GSU students, faculty and staff. $70 for all others
For a Complete Listing of Speakers and Events at the Conference View the PDF Here

Whole Brain Success in College and Beyond
A learning and networking event presented by the National Association of Asian American Professionals: Atlanta and Ascend: Pan-Asian Leaders.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010. Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm.
Alumni Hall Georgia State University
For more information 
view the event flyer here.

Social Policy and Aging Research in China
A public lecture with Dr. Peng Du.
Monday, April 5, 2010. Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm.
Room 1081 General Classroom Building.
Dr. Peng Du is an eminent scholar in the field of public policy and social gerontology. He is currently a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Southern California. He is the director of Gerontology Institute at Renmin University, Beijing; President of Association of Gerontology in Higher Education of China, President of Beijing Gerontological Society, and Vice President of Gerontological Society of China

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum Teleconference with Atomic Bomb Survivors
A teleconference in conjunction with an exhibit of posters about Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Co-sponsored with the Center for Human Rights and Democracy.
Monday, March 22, 2010. Time: 7:30 - 9:00 pm.
Room 300, Welch School of Art and Design. Exhibit: Large Gallery, Welch School of Art and Design.

Zakir Hussain Presents Masters of Percussion
Saturday, March 20, 2010. Time: 8:00 pm
Rialto Center for the Arts - GSU
For more info:

"From a Silk Cocoon" Dr. Satsuki Ina on Japanese Internmnet Camps of WW II
A lecture and reception followed by a showing of the documentary film "From a Silk Cocoon"
Tuesday, March 16, 2010. Time: Lecture/Reception 11:30- 1:00 pm, Film 2:00 - 3:00 pm.
Student's Center Speaker's Auditorium
Dr Satsuki is Professor Emeritus in the School of Education at California State University and was born in the Tule Lake Segregation Center during her parents' imprisonment during WW II. She is also the Executive Producer / Co-Director / Writer for the Film "From a Silk Cocoon"

CENCIA Kuchipudi Dance
A Dance-Drama - The love story of Krishna and Rukmini by the Academy of Kuchipudi Dance under the direction of Sasikala Penummarthi.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010. Time: 7:00 pm - Opening Reception: 5:30 - 7:00 pm.
Rialto Center for the Arts

"Whither Japan? Japanese Foreign Policy in the Asian Century and the Future of US-Japan Relations"
A Talk and Reception with Professor Ryo Sahashi of Tokyo University
Tuesday, February 23, 2010. Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm.
Troy Moore Library, General Classroom Bldg., 9th floor.
Dr. Sahashi specializes in International Politics. His current research focuses on regional security architecture in Asia and Japanese security policy

Chinese Folk Music Concert at the Rialto Performing Arts Center
Saturday July 24, 2010. Time: 2:00 p.m.
The Rialto Center for the Arts at GSU is presenting a free concert performed by the Wenlan School students. Wenlan is considered to be one of the finest preparatory middle schools in China. The school stresses the arts and the Student Folk Orchestra is well known. They have performed abroad but never in the US. The students play the ancient instruments of China, thus keeping alive an important cultural heritage.This is a free event. Find more information at our website


Sculpture Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations Between the U.S. and China Placed at GSU
October 29, 2009.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the corner of Decatur Street and Piedmont Avenue to unveil the statue, one of six in the U.S. and China, celebrating peace and friendship between the two nations since the normalization of diplomatic relations 30 years ago.
Read more here.

New Director of the Asian Studies Center Announced
The Dean's Office has announced the appointment of
Dr. Kim Reimann, Associate Professor of Political Science, as Director of the Asian Studies Center, effective January 5, 2010. Dr. Doug Reynolds, Professor of History and Director since Fall 2006, is stepping down from the position.

2 Korean Exchange Students Join The GSU Community:
Georgia State University welcomes Jong-In Sun and Eunsil Ahn to Atlanta. Both girls are exchange students from sister universities in South Korea. Jong-In is a junior double majoring in Sociology and Business Management at Ewha Womens University and enjoys playing the piano, watching musicals, and learning about other cultures. Jong-In is also interested in learning about television production. Eunsil is majoring in Mass Communication and Journalism at Hanyang University and enjoys reading and photography.

China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections: Issues in U.S.-China Relations
A public panel discussion sponsored by the J. Mack College of Business, The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, National Association of Chinese-Americans and the China Research Center.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009. Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Tower Place 200, 4th floor, 3348 Peachtree Road in Buckhead

Chinese Shophouses in Thailand and Their Preservation
Public lecture by Professor Yongtanit Pimonsathean, Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Thammasat University, Patum Thani, Thailand. Sponsored by The Asian Studies Center GSU and the Program in Historic in Preservation, Department of History.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009. Time: 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Nepalese Musical Performance and Lecture by Shringara Nepal
Two music and lecture events featuring master musicians Achyut Ram Bhandari and Parashuram Bhandari with Babette Ackin. Sponsored by the Asian Studies Center, School of Music, Dean's Office of Arts and Sciences and the Program in World History and Cultures, Department of History.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009. Time 12:15-1:00 p.m. and 5:30-7:00 p.m.

The Public Attitude Towards Homosexuality in China
A public lecture by Professor Yinhe Li, Institute of Sociology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Sponsored by the Asian Studies Center, the Department of Sociology and the Institute for Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009. Time: 3:00 p.m.

Our History is Still Being Written: The Story of Three Chinese-Cuban Generals in the Cuban Revolution
A panel discussion on the book Our History is Still Being Written featuring GSU faculty and graduate students. Sponsored by the Asian Studies Center, the Center for Latin American and Latino/Latina Studies and the Department of African-American Studies.
Thursday, October 29, 2009. Time: 3:00 p.m.

5th Atlanta Asian Film Festival, October 9-17 
The Southeast's largest all-Asia film festival. GSU's Asian Studies Center is a "Silver Sponsor" of this yearly event. Five of the festival films were shown on campus at Cinefest and five GSU faculty and staff represented the University at the AAFF Premiere on October 9, 2009.

Why is the U.S. in Afghanistan? A Soldier-Diplomat Turned Peace Activist Reflects on the U.S. Role in the World
A public lecture by Ann Wright. Sponsored by the Asian Studies Center, the Institute for Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, the Association of GSU Historians, the Middle East Socio-Political Association, the Progressive Student Alliance and the Department of History.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009. Time: 3:00 p.m

Welfare of the Chinese Rural Residents: Land Use and Welfare Reform in Rural China
A public lecture by Zhangbao Zhong, Dean of Social Sciences, and Beihai Tian, Associate Professor of Sociology, Central China Agricultural University. Sponsored by the Asian Studies Center and the Department of Sociology.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009. Time: 3:00 p.m.

The Mongols and the Twilight of the Silk Road
A public lecture by Dr. Xinru Liu,Professor at The College of New Jersey and The Institute of World History, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Event Sponsored by the Asian Studies Center and the Program in World History and Cultures, Department of History.
Monday, September 14, 2009. Time: 4:00 p.m.

Patriotism in Japan and the U.S.
A panel discussion with six students from the School of Policy Studies at Kwansei Gakuin University, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
Friday,August 28, 2009. Time: 1:30 p.m.









GSU Asian Studies Majors Dominate Japanese Speech Contest- Again!
For the past 17 years, students of Japanese from various colleges in the Southeast have gathered together in Atlanta to compete in the Japanese Speech Contest. This year, the contest “belonged” to Georgia State University.
    The event, held at Agnes Scott College on March 28, 2009 and sponsored by the Consulate General of Japan, the Japan-America Society of Georgia, the Georgia Association of Teachers of Japanese, and the Japanese Chambers of Commerce, was dominated by the three GSU students who competed, all of them Asian Studies majors.     Andrew Sorn won first prize in the lower level division; Jeff Nelson took first – a free round trip ticket to Japan - in the upper level
division, with Adam Kendall coming in second.     Actually, this is the second time GSU has won first prize in both categories; during the past 17 years, twelve prizes have been won, including seven firsts. Credit for the most recent success of GSU’s Japanese section goes to former instructor Chiaki Kajiro, who, beginning six years ago, built a strong team annually through training programs tailored to each contestant’s strengths and weaknesses, a practice passed down through her successors to Mizuki Mazzotta, the current instructor and a valuable new addition to our program.     Behind these successes is Dr. Yuki Takatori, Georgia State's noted teacher of Japanese who built up our Japanese language program after coming to GSU in 1996. Congratulations, Dr. Takatori!