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Spotlight on Asia Lectures & Forums

Spotlight on Asia Lectures & Cultural Forums regularly presents programs exploring everything from current scholarly research to local and global perspectives on current affairs and cultural experiences.  Lectures and presentations, book talks and readings, demonstrations, workshops, visual art exhibitions, Asian film and performing arts are regularly featured.


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Past Events


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

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

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

Tues, May 12, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Engaging Asia:  Lessons & Perspectivies 
Living the American Dream:The Journey from Asian Immigrant to Becoming A Successful Business Professional and International Lawyer 

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

April 25, 2015 @ 9:00 AM
Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) College Leadership Training

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 

March 30, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
PSU Cambodian Student Association (CSA)
Film:  Cambodian Son 

 April 24, 2014

PSU Center for Japanese Studies 
Tales of Ise: the shrines, their priests and patrons in post war Japan
Dr.  John Breen, International Research Centre for Japanese Studies, Kyoto Japan

April 23, 2014
Japanese Businesses in Oregon:  Discover 'Japan' in our community
A panel presentation  


February 7, 2012
Men in Spirit: The Masculinization of Taiwanese Buddhist Nuns 
A lecture by Dr. Hillary Crane, Linfield College
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December 9, 2011
Teach East Asia Youth Forum
Sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Oregon
Hosted by the PSU Institute for Asian Studies
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October 17, 2011

Spectacular Compassion: 'Natural' Disasters and National Mourning in China's Tibet" 

A lecture by Dr. Charlene Makley, Professor of Anthropology at Reed College