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Public Programs on Asia


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Sat, Jan 10, 9:30 AM
First Saturday East Asia Program
History & Culture of the Uyghur Culture in Xinjiang, China
Dr. Turgul Keskin

Wed Jan 21, 4:00 PM
IAS Faculty Focus Series
The End of Development? Vietnam's adaptiation to automation
Dr. John Gallup 

Mon, March 2, 4:00 PM
Film Screening & Discussion: 
The Land of Many Palaces (China/USA 2014) 

SAT, March 7, 9:30 AM
First Saturday East Asia Program 
Music of the Guqin:  Introduction and Musical Rendition
Jim Binkley 

Wed, March 11,  6:00 PM
Dialogs Across Asia 
Expression, Repression, Terror & Backlash:  A glimpse of 6 Asian Films & Conversion w/PSU Asian Film Experts 

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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.