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MARCH 2023

GIVING DAY 2023: The Department of Asian and Asian American Studies is proud to continue being a part of SBU's annual 2023 Giving Day. As this year's university-wide theme is #HoldDoorsOpen, our department's project focuses on supporting students who are AAS double majors.  Read more!

March 27 2023 @ 4:25 pm: Meet K-culture Series, Korean Film discussion: Kyungmi Kim Film Producer @1008 Humanities

OPEN HOUSE: Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 1:00-2:15 pm in HUM 1003.  

* CKS Speaker Series: Emerging Directions in Korean/American Cultural Studies:  When the Model Minority Fails: A Discussion of Pedagogies of Woundedness & Passing for Perfect  on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 1:00-2:30 pm, Wang Center Lecture Hall 1.

CIS:  Distinguished Lecture - Current Trends in Indian Literatures Kannada.  Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 3:00 pm

APRIL 2023

* CKS Speaker Series:  Emerging Directions in Korean/American Cultural StudiesAmerican Han, Speaker E.J. Koh (Poet, Writer) via zoom on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 1:00-2:30 pm

JUNE 2023

* CKSJune 21, 2023 - July 21, 2023:2023 Joint Faculty-led Summer Study Abroad


*  Our Japanese language adjunct, Hiroko Matsuzaki won the Harvard-Yenching Institute Cross-national Interdisciplinary Research Grant for her collaborative project with Kevin Chang from Academia Sinica (Taiwan) titled "The Local and the World: Comparative Studies of Taiwanese Academics and Writers Before, During and After World War II."

* Martin Kordas won the Special Award for the 17th Japan Center Essay Competition sponsored by Canon USA

*  Prof. Ruf talks about his experience when he was a student: "Sweet & Sour Work: The Pains and Gains of Studying China" for 2022 CAS Preview Day. (Description: Sociocultural anthropologist Greg Ruf discusses the challenges and rewards on offer for American students interested in pursuing the study of Chinese culture, language, and history. Join the conversation as this SUNY graduate from Upstate New York reflects on the personal growth and professional development opportunities leading to a meaningful and engaging career – either within or beyond one’s undergraduate academic major.)

*  Agnes He was elected to the American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Executive Board.  She will be begin to serve as secretary to AAAL in March 2022.

* Testimonials from our graduates!

Learn Mandarin with our alumni Ashley Brown through "Mandarin on that Beat"

 * Taiko Tides makes history bringing regional conference to Stony Book!

* Chris Saunders '17 was selected to be an ALT (Assistant Language Teacher)  for the JET (Japan Exchange Teaching) program

* William Chittick has been named SUNY Distinguished Professor.


Diplomatic Career Seminar  Ms. Natuko Oku, Consul from Consulate General of Japan in New York , will discuss the role of diplomat, a diplomat as a career choice, and her own trajectory.  Everyone is welcome. Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 1:00-2:20 pm.  Melville Library E-4315.  Cap @ 50.

* "Ethical Memory and Re-Presenting History Across Empire: The Korean War in Rolando Hinojosa's Klail City Death Trip Series"  Dr. Sandra So Hee Chi Kim.  March 8, 2023

* CKS Speaker Series:  Emerging Directions in Korean/American Cultural Studies:  Warring Genealogies: Race, Kinship and the Korean War.  Speaker: Joo Ok Kim via zoom on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 1:00-2:00 pm

* Andrew Nicholson will be participating in a webinar on the History of Yoga, Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 3:00 pm EST.

* MIC Distinguished Lecture Series: Brown - Blanche? Black.  Weaving Intersections of Language, Culture and Race through Autoethnography by Dr. Gail Prasad, York University, Thursday, February 9, 2023 at Wang Center 201.

* Stony Brook Stories of Language and Life,  Monday, February 6, 2023, 4:00-6:00 pm UNITI Center.