Center for Asian Studies held the 10th colloquium at 213 Miller Learning Center on February 22, 2017. Dr. Nanette Spina had a special lecture and had a Q-&-A session with audience after her lecture.




Professor Viet Thanh Nguyen, a Pulitzer Prize winner for his novel The Sympathizer, met students in the Vietnamese Language and Literature Program at a local Vietnamese café on Monday, February 13, 2017. This event was sponsored by the Center for Asian Studies.



On February 6, 2017, Professor To Mai Hong-Xuan from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Vietnam visited UGA and made a presentation on the UMP international medical internship program for a group of Honors students. Dr. To also visited the UGA Health Sciences campus.






Viet Thanh Nguyen


Title: “Nothing Ever Dies: Ethical Memory and Radical Writng in The Sympathizer” – Betty Jean Craige Annual Lecture –
Date: February 13, 4 pm
Location: UGA Chapel

Title: “Vietnam/War/Memory/Justice: A Conversation with Viet Thanh Nguyen”
Date: February 14, 4 pm
Location: Dean Rusk International Law Center

Viet Thanh Nguyen is a winner of a Pulitzer Prize for his 2015 novel The Sympathizer. His follow-up, 2016’s Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War, was shortlisted for a National Book Award in nonfiction. A collection of short stories, The Refugees, will be published in February 2017.

Nguyen will visit UGA for a February 13 talk in the Willson Center’s Global Georgia Initiative speaker series, as well as a public conversation hosted by the Dean Rusk International Law Center on February 14.

“Vietnam/War/Memory/Justice: A Conversation with Viet Thanh Nguyen” will be held at 4 p.m. February 14 in the Larry Walker Room on the 4th floor of Dean Rusk Hall. Joining him will be Tiana S. Mykkeltvedt, a Georgia Law alumna and partner at the Atlanta law firm Bondurant Mixson & Elmore who was flown out of Vietnam as an orphan in April 1975, and Rusk Center Director Diane Marie Amann, Associate Dean for International Programs & Strategic Initiatives and Emily & Ernest Woodruff Chair in International Law at Georgia Law, who also serves as the International Criminal Court Prosecutor’s Special Adviser on Children in & affected by Armed Conflict.

Nguyen’s visit is co-sponsored by the Department of Comparative Literature, the Dean Rusk Center for International Law, the President’s Venture Fund, the Office of the Dean of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, the Office of International Education, and the Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association.

Viet Thanh Nguen on the Charlie Rose Show.



Professor Xuan-Hong Tomai at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Vietnam will visit UGA from February 6 to February 8, 2017 to discuss a possibility to develop an internship program at UMP.


Professor Tomai is a lecturer in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Ob & Gyn) and also the Head of International Office at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy (UMP) at Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam since 2000. She is responsible for the short-term program of foreign student exchange in UMP. She received her Ph.D. in the Obstetrics at the University of Liege, Belgium. Her expertise is in the field of ultrasonography screening fetal abnormalities and establishment a prenatal care system. Dr. Xuan-Hong is an author of over 20 publications in the international and domestic Ob & Gyn journals.



Japanese film screening at AthensCine


Consulate-General of Japan in Atlanta sponsored an evening of Japanese film screening and a reception at AthensCine on October 5, 2016.

HAVE A SONG ON YOUR LIPS (2015) Directed by Miki Takahiro

Film adaptation of the novel by Nakata Eiichi. Kashiwagi Yuri (Aragaki Yui) is set in Goto Island, which is historically known as a home to kakure-kirishitan, or hidden christians.



Meditation with a Zen Nun 

Event: Venerable Sungak of Buddhanara Temple will visit UGA and lead a Zen meditation session for the UGA community.
Date & Tme: 2:30-3:20 PM, Monday, October 10, 2016
Place: Founders Garden Lawn
*Q-&A will be followed.
This event is open to the public.






Eleven high school students who study Chinese with Ms. Kejia Rui at Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School visited the UGA Chinese program on Monday, October 3, 2016. They attended the Intermediate and the Advanced Chinese classes. Volunteers from the UGA Chinese Language Society helped their campus tour. 

Special Lecture by Haun Saussy



Descriptiop:  “The Only Game in Town: Early Buddhist Translations Into Chinese”

WHEN: September 15, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
WHERE: Miller Learning Center, Room 248
COST: Free

Haun Saussy is University Professor at the University of Chicago, teaching in the departments of comparative literature and East Asian languages as well as the Committee on Social Thought. His work uses a comparative perspective to interrogate literary texts from premodern China, ancient Greece and Rome, and modern Europe, with a particular leaning toward poetry and poetics. His books include The Problem of a Chinese Aesthetic (1993), Great Walls of Discourse (2001), The Ethnography of Rhythm (2016), and edited collections such asComparative Literature in an Age of Globalization (2006), The Chinese Written Character as a Medium of Poetry: A Critical Edition (2008), and the recent translation of writings by the sixteenth-century Chinese iconoclast Li Zhi, A Book to Burn and a Book to Keep (Hidden) (with Rivi Handler-Spitz and Pauline Lee, 2016). Other activities of his include participating in the design of public artworks with Mel Chin and co-editing the journals CLEAR and Critical Inquiry.

The talk examined the earliest translations of Buddhist doctrine into Chinese, apparently by teams of translators working with second-hand sources. These texts showed attention to the contexts of reception— in other words the cultural situation into which Buddhist ideas would be integrated.




Poetry Reading with Kimiko Hahn (with Introductory Remarks from the Consulate-General of Japan in Atlanta)



Author of eight collections of poetry, Kimiko Hahn reads from her most recent collection, "Toxic Flower" (W.W. Norton, 2010), illustrating connections between scientific study and poetry. Hahn's visit to UGA is supported by a grant from the Willson Center for the Humanities and Arts.

Special guest: Consul general of Japan, Takashi Shinozuka, who will provide introductory remarks before the poetry reading, "Tradition and Poetry in Japan: Tanka and the Imperial Family."

Light refreshments and Japanese tea will be provided as an afterglow to this event.

Admission: Free

This event is co-sponsored by the Georgia Museum of Art, UGA departments of Genetics, Plant Biology, Athletic Association Professor Dr. Julie Luft, Asian American Studies, the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, The Comparative Literature Department, and the Consulate-General of Japan in Atlanta in partnership with Dr. Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor of Language and Literacy Education and "Poe-tober" in Athens.

This event will conclude NEA Big Read in Athens "Poe-tober" events.

The NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.




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Special Lecture by by Nasim Fekrat

Descriptiop: What Drives China’s Growing Attention to Afghanistan?


♣ Time: Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 1:30 PM

♣ Place: 348 MLC, UGA

Special Lecture by Keith Knapp

Keith Knapp

Professor of History, The Citadel

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Sanitizing Filiality:

The Changing Iconography and Pantheon of Images of Filial Piety Tales in pre- modern China

TIME: 2:00 – 3:15 p.m. Thursday, February 25th

LOCATION: MLC room 150




Sake of The Day

Japanese Sake Lecture and Tasting 

♣ Time: November 10, 2015 5:30 p.m.

♣ Place: Georgia Museum of Art

Japanese sake master Maiko Tsuji of Gozenshu Tsuji Honten Sake Brewery was visiting UGA to give a talk on Japanese sake, followed by a tasting of sake imported from her brewery.


Special Lecture by Venerable Sungak

Venerable Sungak of Buddhanara Temple visited Professor Hyangsoon Yi's Odyssey Seminar Class ("From Entertainment to Enlightenment: Buddhism in Film") on November 9, 2015 and gave a special lecture on Korean Buddhist Monasticism.


Special Lecutre by Hyangsoon Yi, Director of CAS

The Samurai and Zen Buddhism

♣ Time: OCTOBER 29, 2015 2 p.m.

♣ Place: Georgia Museum of Art


Samurai Film Series

Free Films at the Georgia Museum of Art on the UGA East Campus

90 Carlton Stree, Athens,


♣ Time: OCTOBER 29, 2015 - December 03, 2015

♣ Place: Georgia Museum of Art

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Samurai: The Way of the Warrior

The Samurai Exhibition

♣ Time: OCTOBER 24, 2015 - JANUARY 03, 2016

♣ Place: Georgia Museum of Art

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Colloquium in Asian Studies 3: Special Lecture by Dr. Rongbin Han

Combating Corruption Online: Citizen Participation and State Responses in China

09. 23. 2015



Asian Film Series: The Land of Many Palaces

04. 01. 2015


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03. 25. 2015



Colloquium in Asian Studies 2: Special Lecture by Dr. Jeongsub Han

North Korean nuclear program and U.S. policy during the presidency of George W. Bush

01. 28. 2015


USSH Leaders welcomed representatives of the University of Georgia, US

01. 12. 2015

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Colloquium in Asian Studies 1: Special Lecture by Dr. Chi-kyun Lim

The representation of Beauty and Virtue in the epic novels of the Joeseon Dynasty

11. 12. 2014


Special Dialogue with Venerable Seongak, Buddahanara Temple

What is Buddhism?

10. 20. 2014


1st annual CMLT Jamboree draws large crowds

03. 2014

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Special nigh with Korean film director (Kang, Je Kyu) & actor (Park, Joon Hoon)

10. 8. 2012


AKFF 2012 1st Atlanta Korean film festival

10. 5-12. 2012


1st K-Pop festival at the University of Georgia

10. 25. 2011

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Special lecture by Dr. Un-Chan Chung

10. 07. 2011


Japanese Noh performance

01. 22. 2009


Noh music Workshop

01. 22. 2009


Music of Japanese Biwa

10. 01. 2008


Mizhavu Thayambaka

06. 2008


Silk and Silk Production in China

06. 13. 2007