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Public Programs on Asia


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Sat, April 5, 9:30 AM
Dr. Kenneth Brashier, Reed College
Chinese Hell Scrolls:  Retribution, Ruin & Rebirth Illustrated 

TUE, April 8, 6 PM
Dr. Cemil Aydin, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Understanding Muslim Admirers of Japan's Shinto Emperor:  Entangled Histories of the Middle East and East Asia in the Age of Modern Empires 1939-1919

TH, April 17, 6 PM
Dr. Charles Keyes, Professor Emeritus, University of Washington
Asian There, Asian-Amaerican Here: Ethnicity in SE Asia and the USA

TH,  April 24,  6:00 PM
Dr. John Breen, Int'l Research Centre for Japanese Studies, Kyoto, Japan
The Significance of Ise Shrine to Japanese History 

Sat, MAY 3, 9:30 AM
Dr. Tracy Prince, Portland State Univ
Portland's Other Historic Chinese Garden: Organic Vegetables Farmers

Fri, MAY 9,  6:00 PM
Trena Gillette Memorial Lecture Quarterly Korea Program Series

Wed, MAY 21, 6 PM 
Engaging Asia:  Lessons & Perspectives Lecture Series -- From Cultural Revolution to Cultural Renaissance


Sat, June 14, 9:30 AM
Dr. Elise Wong, Essential Family Medicine
Chinese Medicine for Spring


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 East Asia Program Series

A monthy program series co-produced with the First Saturday 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.