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* A new study on the socio-economic issues of Asian Americans was just published by the Center for American Progress, a non-partisan educational institute. The 2014 report entitled, "Reading Between the Data: The Incomplete Story of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders," can be read here: http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/race/report/2014/03/03/85055/reading-between-the-data/.
* Associate Professor Nerissa Balce published an on-line essay in the Manila-based news website, Interaksyon. Her essay, "The American Vampire and the Filipino Journalists" examines the colonial origins of the Philippine libel law. The criminalization of libel has recently been revived by the new Orwellian-named "Cybercrime Law." Parts of the essay are in her forthcoming book, "Body Parts of Empire," which will be published by the University of Michigan Press. See essay here: http://www.interaksyon.com/lifestyle/essay-the-american-vampire-and-the-filipino-journalists-philippine-libel-laws-then-and-now
* Professor Peg Christoff has been approved for funding, in the amount of $4,000, for the TALENT Grant. She will use this funding to introduce interactive materials for her introductory course on the political geography of Asia and Asian America. Congratulations Peg!
* Learn Indian Languages in India: AIIS summer 2013 and academic year 2013-2014 language programs. The American Institute of Indian Studies welcomes applications for its summer 2013 and academic year 2013-2014 language programs.
Programs to be offered include Hindi (Jaipur), Bengali (Kolkata), Punjabi (Chandigarh), Tamil (Madurai); Marathi (Pune), Urdu (Lucknow), Telugu (Vizag), Malayalam (Thiruvananthapuram) and Sanskrit (Pune) and Pali/Prakrit (Pune). We will offer other Indian languages upon request.
All academic year applicants should have the equivalent of two years of prior language study. For regular summer Sanskrit, we require the equivalent of two years of prior study; for summer Bengali, Hindi and Tamil we require the equivalent of one year of prior study.
For summer Urdu, we require the equivalent of one year of either Hindi or Urdu. We can offer courses at all levels, including beginning, in other Indian languages for the summer. Summer students should apply for FLAS (graduate students) if available for funding to cover the costs of the program.
Funding for Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi and Urdu may be available through the U.S. State Department's CLS program (see www.clscholarship.org). Academic year students are eligible to apply for an AIIS fellowship which would cover all expenses for the program. AIIS is also offering a fall semester program. We offer Hindi and Urdu at all levels for the fall; we require two years of prior language study for other languages for the fall. The application deadline is January 31, 2013.
Applications can be downloaded from the AIIS web site at www.indiastudies.org.
For more information: Phone: 773-702-8638. Email: email@example.com. For more information on The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program, click here.
* The Center for India Studies will award an annual scholarship for the study of Hinduism and Vedic Philosophy at Stony Brook University. For details, click here.
* The Center for India Studies is offering scholarships for undergraduates students taking courses in India Studies during the academic year 2012-2013. For details, click here.
* This past summer 2012, TDr. Nerissa Balce gave lectures on political humor at four universities in the Philippines: Silliman University in Negros Oriental island, De La Salle University-Manila, Ateneo de Manila University, and the University of Santo Tomas. She gave a fifth lecture on American colonial images of the Philippines at Philippine Women's University. Silliman University poster. Click here.
* Press Release: SBU Embarks on Korean Language Teacher Certification Program. Grant from Korean Education Center, in New York, would fund the first such program in NY State. Click here for more information!
* The China Studies Program of Department of Asian and Asian American Studies is proud to announce the recipients for the 2012 Shi Ming Hu/Eli Seifman Leadership Award and Chinese Studies Scholarship of $500 each---Crystal Lee for the Leadership Award and Eric Ma for the Chinese Studies Scholarship. Congratulations!
* Languages without borders: Models of Multilingualism in Cognitive Science and Sociolinguistics" Kachru Endowment Distinguished Lecture, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Sept 2012.
* Who is afraid of English? Globalization and Local Identities in Bangalore" (with Kamal K. Sridhar) to be presented at the 18th Conference of the International Association for World Englishes (IAWE) will be jointly hosted by City University of Hong Kong and Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, December 6-9 2012.
* "Movements for Deconvergence of Dravidian from Indo-Aryan: Sociolinguistics, Language Identity and Development" Plenary Lecture, International Conference on Language Contact, Deccan College, Pune India, and and Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore, India, February 2013.
* Dr. Nerissa Balce’s panel on empire and American popular culture was accepted for the annual conference of the American Studies Association, which will be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from Nov. 15-18, 2012. She will be reading a paper on war and photography entitled, “Insurrectos and Insurgents.”
* "World Englishes and in the Multilingual World" Plenary Address at the International Association for World Englishes 19, University of Arizona, Phoenix, November 16-18, 2013
* Professor Andrew Nicholson's book, Unifying Hinduism: Philosophy and Identity in Indian Intellectual History, has won the 2011 award for Best First Book in the History of Religions from the American Academy of Religion. More information about the AAR book award is available here: http://bit.ly/pGkwWJ
News and Selected Past *
* Lunar New Year Multicultural Event, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, Wang Center
Participate in the Lunar New Year event at Jasmine/Wang Center this coming Wednesday, February 5, 6:30-10:00. Unlike other Lunar New Year events on campus, this event is multicultural and multifaceted---showcasing Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Philippino cultures---and featuring various activities such as cultural presentations, performances, games, and most of all, gourmet food sampling from China, Japan, and Korea. It promises to be an educational and sensory extravaganza rivaled by none. Please be there!
* JET PROGRAM (Japan Exchange & Teaching)! Are you interested in living in Japan? Are you interested in getting international teaching experience? If YES, then click here for more information!
* Professor Agnes He has been invited to deliver a plenary address at the 2nd American Pragmatics Conference, to be held in October, 2014 at UCLA. For details, please see http://ampra.appling.ucla.edu/plenary-speakers/
* Professor Agnes He gave a lecture titled “Multi-performance: Chinese heritage language speakers汉语为继承语的语用研究” at the City University of Hong Kong, on June 13, 2013.
* Professor Nerissa S. Balce will be delivering a paper on humor and Filipino American novels in the annual Association for Asian American Studies conference, to be held in Seattle, Washington, from April 18-20. She will also be chairing a panel on beauty and colonialism; serving as a discussant on the history of the U.S. empire and ender, and moderating a Filipino American writers' panel. Flier for the writers' roundtable here.
* On March 15, Friday, Nerissa Balce will be delivering a lecture on colonial photography in the international conference Picturing Empire: Race and the Lives of the Photographs of Dean C. Worcester, at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, organized by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies. For more information, click here.On February 21, Friday, Dr. Nerissa Balce will be participating in a roundtable discussion for the Stony Brook University conference, Race and Representation in Film and Literature, organized by the Africana Studies Department
* The Japan Center at Stony Brook has announced 8th Annual "Japan Center Essay Competition" sponsored by Canon U.S.A. for high school and college students in the New York Metropolitan area. The 1st place winner will receive $3,000 cash award and a Canon camera. Deadline: January 5, 2013. TO APPLY, click here.
* Information seminar for the JET Program (Japan Exchange-Teaching Program): Wang Center Lecture Hall 1, November 7 (W), 1:00 pm.
* The Center for India Studies, Distinguished Lecture Series presents "Conserving India's Cultural Diversity: Vibrant Tradition vs. Forces of Homogenization" with Dr. Sukrita Paul Kumar on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 4:00 pm. Location: 1006 Humanities. For more details, please click here.
* The Wang Center and the Center for Korean Studies are bringing a musical group from Korea to the Wang Center theater on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 7PM, Click here for more information.
* On Thursday, September 20, 2012, 6:30 pm, Dr. Nerissa Balce will be on a panel to discuss dictatorship and Filipino American literature for the book launching of Filipino American novelist Gina Apostol's new novel, "Gun Dealer's Daughter" (Norton 2012). Along with the author Ms. Apostol, Dr. Balce will be joined by professors Sheila Coronel (Columbia University) and Neferti Tadiar (Barnard College). The event is free for the public and will be held at the Philippine Consulate in New York city. Philippine Consulate announcement. Click here.
* The Center for India Studies invites you to An Interactive Conversation on Kannada Culture, Saturday, September 8, 2012, 3:00-6:00 pm, Lecture Hall 1, Wang Center, Stony Brook University. For more details, click here.
* Japan Center Essay Competition Award Ceremony: April 14, 2012. See the Japan Center's NEW website: http://www.sunysb.edu/japancenter
* Dr. Lakshmi Swaminathan has been invited to present a paper on the Sanskrit devotional lyric "SUBRAHMANYA-BHUJANGAM", during the 15th World Sanskrit Conference, which will be held from January 5 to January 10 of 2012 in New Delhi, India". Click here for Acceptance letter.
* Professor Agnes He has been invited to be a faculty member at the 6th National Heritage Language Summer Research Institute, to be held on June 18-22, 2012 UCLA.
* Brookhaven National Laboratory's Asian Pacific American Association proudly presents: What a Beautiful Jasmine Flower: A Celebration of Chinese Culture through Dance and Music, on May 25, 2012, 4:30 pm. This event is FREE and open to the public. For more details, (flyer) please click here. For bio's on performers, click here.
* Language Diversity Lecture Series presents Dr. Lisa Green from the Department of Linguistices, The University of Massachusett. Dr. Green will be giving a lecture on Thursday, April 26, 2012, 4:00 PM in Humanities 1006. Reception to follow in Humanities 1052. Topic: African American English Through the Years: From Hot Topics and Debates to Linguistic Research. For more information, click here!
SINGGALOT - THE TIES THAT BIND: Filipinos in America, From Colonial Subjects to Citizens is now on view until April 22, 2012, Room 201.
* Professor Agnes He has been invited to deliver a plenary speech at the 2012 Second Language Acquisition Symposium, to be held on April 12-14, 2012, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
* NEW TRADITIONS by hereandnow theater company, Thursday, April 12, 2012, 7:00PM, Wang Theater. For a preview: http://vimeo.com/5442995 Flier: http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/wang/pdf/spring2012programs/hereandnow%20flier%20web.pdf
* SUFI FUSION with ARIF LOHAR and AROOJ AFTAB, Thursday, April 26, 2012, 7pm, Wang Theater. Flier: http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/wang/pdf/spring2012programs/sufi%20fusion%20web%20flier.pdf
For a preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=gjaH2iuoYWE, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5q0YlbrncnQ
The annual Vineet Johnsingh scholarship is given to a student who demonstrates outstanding academic accomplishment or potential and promise of contribution to the fostering of a better understanding of Indian civilization. Plaase click here for more details. Deadline: April 12, 2012 TO APPLY, click here.
The Center for India Studies will award an annual scholarship for the study of Hinduism and Vedic Philosophy at Stony Brook University. Please click here for more details. Deadline: April 12, 2012 TO APPLY, click here
* TaLK/EPIK Info Session, Tuesday, March 27, 2012, from 12:00-1:00 pm in HUM 1008: www.facebook.com/koreanstudies
* The Department of Asian & Asian American Studies and Charles B. Wang Center present a lecture by John Stratton Hawley, Barnard College, Columbia University. Religion to Make a Nation: India and the Idea of the Bhakti Movement. Monday, March 26, 2012, 2:30 pm, Main Theatre, Wang Center. For the flier, click here.
* A Presentation on Contemporary Chinese Literature will be given by Prof. Zhizhong Zhang, Supervisor of Doctoral Students, Head of Contemporary Chinese Literature, Capital Normal University, Beijing. March 6, 2012. Click herefor more information.
* UNIVERSITY OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, March 8, 2012, 6:00 pm, Wang Center, Comedy, Music, Dance and Refreshments! Free and Open to All!
The exhibition details the rich history of Filipinos in America, honors early immigrant pioneers and the determined generations after them, and addresses the community and culture of Filipino Americans through historically significant photographs. Singgalot celebrates the vital contribution made by Filipino Americans to Pacific trade, military service, the arts, and civil rights activism. For the flier: http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/wang/programs/Singgalot%20flier%20FINALFINAL.pdf
* THE PINOYORKERS: Filipino (Pinoy) Artists and Activists Change New York, Tuesday, March 13, 2012 -7:00 pm, Wang Lecture Hall 1
This electrifying discussion gives voice to some of the most compelling and accomplished FIlipino-American experiences in New York's arts and activism. Pinoyorkers features JESSICA HAGEDORN, KENNETH BAUZON, ANGEL VELASCO SHAW, and the BAYANIHAN KULTURAL KOLEKTIB. Moderated by powerhous Professor Nerissa Balce-Cortes of Stony Brook University. For the flier: http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/wang/programs/PINOYORKERS%20copy.pdf
* Language Diversity Lecture Series, Dr. Ricardo Otheguy, Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 4:00 pm, Humanities 1006. Click here for more information.
* Fall 2011 Asian/American Programs at the Charles B. Wang Center: http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/wang/programs/performances.html
* "The Erotics of Modernities: Fin-de-Siècle Mexico and the United States" by Professor Nerissa Balace and Prof. Melissa Forbis, 4 pm, Oct. 20, 2011, Humanities 1008
* Professor Agnes He has been invited to be a faculty member at the 5th National Heritage Language Summer Research Institute, to be held on June 26-July 1, 2011, UCLA.
* Professor Agnes He has been invited to deliver a plenary speech at the 23rd North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL), to be held on June 17-19, 2011, University of Oregon.
* The Program in Korean Studies and the Center for Korean Studies are pleased to announce Jeen Hong Kim Scholarship, Undergraduate Award for Academic Achievement and Leadership.
* Professor Andrew Nicholson will present a paper entitled "Doxography and Identity in Medieval India" in Copenhagen, Denmark on May 21, 2011. He will be presenting as a part of an interdisciplinary conference at the University of Copenhagen on literature and identity formation in the pre-modern world. Conference website: http://cif.tors.ku.dk/calender/cifcon3/
* Professor Andrew Nicholson will present a lecture at the Free University of Berlin's Forum Transregionale Studien (Trans-regional Studies Forum) on May 24, 2011. It is entitled "Was heißt eine Gita? Textualität und Autorität in der indischen Philosophie" (What is a Gita? Textuality and Authority in Indian Philosophy). This lecture is part of the Zunkunftsphilologie (Future Philology) project at the Free University of Berlin: http://www.forum-transregionale-studien.de/en/zukunftsphilologie/profil/short-description.html
* Center for India Studies PREM & LATHA CHANDRAN SCHOLARSHIP IN HINDUISM STUDIES, Deadline: May 9, 2011.
Click here for information.
* Professor Andrew Nicholson was recently interviewed about his book, Unifying Hinduism: Philosophy and Identity in Indian Intellectual History. The interview appears on the website of its Indian publisher, Permanent Black Press. http://permanent-black.blogspot.com/2011/04/andrew-j.html
* Professor Andrew Nicholson will be giving a lecture as part of the Stony Brook Philosophy Colloquium Series at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, April 12 in Harriman 214. His talk is entitled "Orientalism and German Philosophy: Some Critical Reflections on Edward Said."
* We are saddened to inform you that on March 11, 2011, Professor Donny George Youkhanna passed away. We will miss him dearly.
* The Japan Center at Stony Brook and the Japanese Student Organization are organizing a fundraising event to support the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, on March 23rd, from 2:00 - 3:45 pm, at the Wang Center (4th Fl). Click here for the flyer.
* Center for India Studies Gala (12/12/2010, Wang Center)
* Nerissa S. Balce organized a panel entitled, "The Afterlife of Empire and the Cold War: The Cultures of Southeast Asia in American Studies" and will be reading from her research on war, American popular novels and the discourse of counterinsurgency at the annual meeting of the American Studies Association in San Antonio, TX on November 20, 2010.
* Is Japan Progressing or Regressing? Lecture by Ambassador Motoatsu Sakurai (11/30/2010, 4 p.m., Wang Center Theater)
* Book Signing by Andrew Nicholson (11/10/2010, 1 p.m., Wang Center Lecture Hall 2)
* Nerissa S. Balce served as a featured panelist on Filipino diasporic literature, Turning Tides: A Symposium on Diasporic Literatures, hosted by Fordham University's Department of English, African &; African American Studies and the Fordham Creative Writing, Literary Studies and American Studies Programs (11/6/2010).
* Sunita Mukhi was awarded for Distinguished Leadership in Asian American Arts and Cultural Heritage by the Organization of Chinese Americans - Long Island Chapter (OCA-LI). The award ceremony was at the OCA-LI Gala (11/6/10, Dae Dong Manor Restaurant, Flushing, NY) >> The Indian Panorama article (p. 19).
* NYS-registered Teacher Education Programs for Chinese and Japanese (September 2010) >;>; Happenings article
* Nerissa S. Balce received the Faculty of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences (FAHSS) award last fall 2009 and spring 2010 for two research projects: on Spain, the Philippines and the archives of 1898; and on American popular novels on the Philippine American War.
* Book Signing by Eriko &; Anna Sato (9/15/2009) >> Happenings article
* Symposium: Asian Languages and the Professions (4/8/2008, Wang Center)
* The acquisition of Tentaroh Inoh Collection for Japanese Studies at SBU Library (5/21/2007)
* Symposium: US-Asia: Emerging Opportunities (5/6/2004, Wang Center)