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Public Programs on Asia


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Sat, April 4, 9:30 AM
First Saturday East Asia Program
The American Chinese Experience
Dr. Jacqueline Peterson-Loomis

Thurs, April 9, 6:30 PM
Confucius Institute presents
The Greening of Chinese Literature: Shanshui Aesthetics and the Environmental Crisis
Dr. Andrea Riemenschnitter

Mon, April 13, 6:00 PM
Institute for Asian Studies
China: Where Is It Headed and What Could It Mean?
Dr. David Lampton

Wed, April 22, 6:30 PM
IAS Faculty Focus Series
Contraceptive Trust and Trusting Contraception in India
Dr. Jennifer Aengst

Thurs, April 30, 6:00 PM
Spotlight on South Asia 
Nepali Literature and New Nepali Identities
Ms. Manjushree Thapa

Fri, May 1, 3:30 PM
Dialogs Across Asia
What's New in the New South Asia?

Sat, May 2,  9:30 AM
First Saturday East Asia Program
Negotiating Cultures: Chinese Christian Converts in the Ming-Qing Era
Dr. Desmond Cheung

Tues, May 5,  6:00 PM
PSU Quarterly Korea Program
Re-Evaluating Education in Japan and Korea: Demystifying Sterotypes
Dr. HyunJoon Park

Tues, May 12,  6:30 PM
Engaging Asia: Living the American Dream
The Journey from Asian Immigrant to Becoming A Successful Business Professional and International Lawyer
Shiau Yen Chin-Dennis

Thurs, May 14, 5:00 PM
Asian Pacific Islander American (API) Heritage Month Event:
Challenging Institutional Racism and Coalition Building within the API Community

Sun, May 17, 2:00 PM
Strings of 3 Nations:  Music of China, Japan & Korea 

Wed, June 3, 7:30 PM
PSU Center for Japanese Studies & School of Music
Drama!  Dance!  Drums!

Sat, June 13,  9:30 AM
First Saturday East Asia Program
Guardians of the Charma, or of the Empire?:  Pacific University's Luohan handscroll by Zhou Xun (1649-1729)
Ann Wetherell, Adjunct Professor Portland State Univ and Willamette Univ. 



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:  East Asia Program Series

A monthy 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.