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New Challenges for Peace and Security in East Asia: Perspectives on Japan’s Future

Under the leadership of Prime Minister Abe, the Japanese government is proactively working to solve the major challenges Japan faces. Consul-General Kato discusses these challenges and outlines Japan’s path forward to prosperity.

Consul-General Motohiko Kato arrived to Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville in October 2012 by way of Manila, where he most recently served as Deputy Chief of Mission of the Japanese Embassy in the Philippines. A career diplomat, he entered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) in 1982 after passing Japan’s foreign-service examination. Consul-General Kato’s primary mission is to care for Japanese citizens in their families residing in the Southeast, protect the interests of Japanese companies, and promote Japanese culture and business throughout these five states. 

Date: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm
Location: 
Student Center Room 211

UK Libraries Celebrates Asia Center’s 10th Anniversary With Origami

The art of origami takes over campus this month as the university celebrates the 10th anniversary of the University of Kentucky Asia Center.

Learning and Teaching about Asia

 

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the University of Kentucky Asia Center is hosting a symposium focused on incorporating Asian Studies into K-12, post-secondary, and community-based education. Workshops are free and open to all educators, including K-12 teachers, graduate students, university faculty members, and non-formal educators (e.g., 4H, YMCA). For more details or to register, click here.

9:30 a.m.  
Registration
 
10:00 a.m.
Origami: A Tool of Instruction for Math & Science
Asian Music & Movement
Global Connect: Linking Kentucky’s Classrooms with the World
 
12:00 p.m.
Lunch & Keynote Address
Dr. Kristin Stapleton, Founding Director of the UK Asia Center, and Director of Asian Studies at the SUNY-Buffalo
 
2:00 p.m.  
Origami: A Tool of Instruction for Math & Science  
Asian Business & Economics
University Instructors: How to Collaborate with K-12 Teachers
 
4:00 p.m.
Workshop Review and Program Wrap-Up
 

Please contact Christine Kindler at cmkind2@uky.edu with any questions about the symposium.

Date: 
Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 10:00am to 4:30pm
Location: 
William T. Young Library

Ceramics Patronage in Early Modern Japan: Comparisons of Three Case Studies

Date: 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
Niles Gallery in the Lucille C. Little Fine Arts Library

The Public and the Private: The Writing and Circulation of Personal Letters in Early China

Date: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
Niles Gallery in the Lucille C. Little Fine Arts Library

“Postmemorial Trauma”: The Revisionist Turn in Japan’s Memories of the Asia-Pacific War

Date: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
Alumni Gallery at William T. Young Gallery

Local Residents’ Perceptions towards the Impacts of the Gaming Industry Development in Macau, China

Date: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
The Great Hall in the Margaret I. King Library (Special Collections)

Food in China: Linking Research Projects with Study Abroad and Student Recruitment

 Dr. Wuyang Hu from the Department of Agricultural Economics in the College of Agriculture presents, Food in China: Linking Research Projects with Study Abroad and Student Recruitment.

Dr. Hu is interested in Agricultural Marketing and Consumer Economics as well as Environmental and Resource Economics. He has been awarded numerous local, state, and federal government funded projects to support his program. He has published extensively in leading agricultural economics journals as well as in other forms of popular press. Dr. Hu is involved in the KY consumer market study and works closely with food producers and assists them gather market data.

Date: 
Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
Niles Gallery in the Lucille C. Little Fine Arts Library

Famed Cherry Blossoms to Find Their Kentucky Home on Campus

As Japan gifted Washington D.C. with cherry trees in 1912, offspring of those original trees are being donated to Kentucky and four will be planted at UK. A dedication ceremony will be held for this gift on April 26.

American Studies at Shanghai University: Andy Doolen

With the help of a generous grant from the U.S. State Department, UK has been able to forge a partnership across the Pacific. On March 29th, 2012, three UK scholars will go to deliver lectures for the Inaugural Symposium for the American Studies Center at Shanghai. Rich Schein and Patricia Ehrkamp from the Department of Geography and Doug Boyd from the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History will be lecturing on "Urbanization in the American South." The symposium will be the first of its kind at Shanghai University, but will be followed later this semester with another series of presentations about Appalachian art, literature and culture in May. 

Andy Doolen, an associate professor in the Department of English and Director of the American Studies program, is also serving as the Director of the American Studies Center in Shanghai. In this podcast, Doolen talks about the upcoming symposium, the story behind the partnership, and what UK and Shanghai University aspire to do for one another in the future. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman

 

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