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Public Programs on Asia

Fall 2016 EVENTS:

( For details click on the titles below )

September 10, 9:30 AM
First Saturday PDX:  Yin & Yang in Chinese Literati Gardens
Dr. Sylvia Lurie
Venue:  ASC 230

September 25, 4:00-6:00P PM
Traditional Korean Music & Dance
Venue:  LH Performance Hall 

Sept. 30, 6:30 PM
Engaging Asia:  Raymond Cheung
Venue:  SMSU 298

October 13-15, 9:30 AM 
Spotlight on Indonesia 
De­Radicalizing Radicalization: Reconciling the Past and Building Peace for the Future 
Venue:  Hoffman Hall  

October 17, 3:30 PM
Lecture on less commonly taught languages
by William Rivers, Ph. D.,
Venue:  Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 238

October 18, 4:00 PM
China Town Hall 2016
topic: US-China current relations
Venue:  Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 296-8 

October 23, 3:00 PM
Japanese Koto Performance
Lincoln Recital Hall (LH 75)

October 25, 3:00 PM
Korean Consul General Lectures
SMSU 296-8

November 3,  6:30 PM  
The Error and Integrity of Diagram Design
Dr. Sungkon Kim
PSU Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 238 

November 10,  6:30 PM
Early Six Dynasties and the Chinese frontier:  Paintings Excavated in Western China Reveal a Bold Frontier
Dr. Heather Clydesdale
PSU Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 238 

November 14,  6:30 PM  
Consumerism in China
Speaker: Dr. Karl Gerth
PSU Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 238

Spotlight on Asia Lectures & Cultural Forums

Showcasing PSU public programs on Asia, exploring everything from current scholarly research to local and global perspectives on current affairs and cultural experiences; book talks and readings to demonstrations, workshops, and cultural presentations; visual art exhibitions to Asian film and performing arts.


Engaging Asia:  Lessons & Perspectives 

A twice yearly lecture series featuring the success stories of local experienced professionals who engage with Asia professionally through their work. 


Quarterly Korean Event Series

Featuring lectures, exhibitions, performances, films, cultural presentations, etc. With support from the PSU Korean Program Endowment Fund. 


Focus on China Series

Public lectures and events focusing on China, sponsored or co-sponsored by the Institute for Asian Studies, often in collaboration with our campus and community partners. 


PSU Faculty Focus Series

Each quarter the Institute for Asian Studies aims to showcase current Asia related research by our own PSU faculty. 


Annual Trena Gillette Memorial Lecture

An annual memorial lecture honoring PSU '93 alumna, Trena Gillette, and her pursuit of education, enthusiasm for learning, and keen interest in Korean and Asian Studies.


First Saturday PDX:  Chinese Culture, Arts & History

A monthly program series co-produced with the First Saturday PDX Program Committee, showcasing  an array of diverse, educational and inspiring presentations which focus on the art, architecture, gardens and historical culture of China and East Asia, highlighting connections with the Pacific Northwest.  The program aims to provide a meaningful, inclusive, and interactive platform for increasing awareness of and interest in China-related topics.