Asian StudiesThe Department of Asian and Asian American Studies fosters excellence and innovation in education and research on issues relating to Asia and Asian Americans. The department will offer an interdisciplinary curriculum for the study of Asian languages, cultures and societies, literatures and arts, philosophies and religions, histories and politics, business and economics, and sciences and technologies; their influence on America and the world; the role of global processes in the transformation of Asian societies; and the histories, struggles, and contributions of Asian Americans. The department and its affiliated faculty will coordinate efforts to promote high quality research-oriented undergraduate and graduate programs, and to provide the community outreach and service activities commensurate with the overall mission of this public university. 


* New graduate program, MA in Contemporary Asian Studies, was approved by New York State Education Department in July 2014. Application begins in Fall 2014. For further details or questions, please contact Director of Graduate Studies, Professor Andrew Nicholson. 

* Career Seminar for Japanese/English Bilingual Students on November 12, 2014, 10 am - 5 pm, Wang Center Meeting Room 102 (Walk-in or by appointment). Organized by the TOP Group and the Japan Center at Stony Brook. Click here for the flyer.

* JET Program Seminar: Are you interested in working  in Japan?  Are you interested in getting international teaching experience?  If YES, click here before September 17, 2014.

* Language Analysis for the Determination of Origin of Asylum Seekers (LADO) as a Language Test: Issues of Validity, Lecture by Professor Tim McNamara (University of Melbourne), Thursday, September 18, 2014,  Wang Center, Lecture Hall 1, (The MIC Distinguished Lecture Series) For more information, click here.

Poetry Reading and Lecture by Vijay Seshadri, 2014 Pultzer Prize Winner for Poetry (Mr Seshadri is the first Asian American to win a Pultizer Prize for Poetry) All are welcome. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 4 pm, The Poetry Center (Humanities Bldg. 2F). Sponsored by The Mattoo Center for India Studies, The Poetry Center, The Department of English, The Humanities Institute, and The Department of Cultural Analysis and Theory. For information, click here or call the Mattoo Center at 632-9742, email: indiastudies@stonybrook.edu or visit: www.stonybrook.edu/india 

* Dasan Translation Project: In 2014, the Center for Korean Studies received an initial three-year grant for extensive research and creative interpretation on Old and New Commentaries of the Analect written by an eighteenth-century Korean scholar Cheong Yakyong. The translation of Cheong's works with extensive contemporary commentaries by Dr. Hongkyung Kim will be published in five volumes within several years. For more information, click here.

* Undergraduate Scholarships for Korean Studies: Two awards are available with $1,000 cash award this fall for undergraduate students who are taking Korean Studies courses. The deadline for application submission is October 15. For the information on the application process and package, click here

*  TaLK for SUNY:  TaLK (Teach and Learn in Korea) for SUNY is opening its 5th round of competition this fall. This is an international internship/Study Abroad opportunity that is fully sponsored by the Korean Government. The application deadline is October 15.  Click here for more information:  

* Professor William Chittick, in the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies, has been awarded the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship in the Humanities (Translation) for "A Multifaceted Theology of Love: Ahmad Sam'ani on the Ninety-Nine Names of God." 

* The Japan Center at Stony Brook has announced 10th Annual Japan Center Essay Competition sponsored by Canon USA. The deadline for submission is January 8, 2015. For more information, click here.     

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Asian & Asian American Studies    1046 Humanities Building, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5343     Phone: (631) 632-4030
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