Center for Asian Studies

The Center for Asian Studies at the University of California, Irvine is comprised of more than 40 interdisciplinary faculty members who study China, Japan, Korea, India and Southeast Asia and enhance the study of the many countries and cultures of Asia.  The center provides a forum for discussions across geographic and disciplinary boundaries both on campus and within the community.

The UCI Center for Asian Studies is pleased to present a series of
lectures for Spring 2014:

•	April 1: 3:00-5:30pm in 126 Krieger Hall.

“Tales of Two Countries: The Perils and Pleasures of Writing about India
and China”

Mahesh Rangarajan, Director, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (New Delhi,
India) and Jeff Wasserstrom, Chancellor’s Professor, Department of
History, UCI.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Asian Studies, Humanities Collective,
Conversations on Writing and Public Life, Department of History, and
Literary Journalism Program.


•	April 2: Time and Location TBA

Prasenjit Duara, Raffles Professor of Humanities and Director, Asia
Research Institute, National University of Singapore.

“Is the Concept of Secularism Relevant to China?”

Co-sponsored by the Center for Asian Studies and the Department of History


•	April 3: 12:00-1:30pm in 300E Krieger Hall.

“Contemporary History and the Archive in Independent India”

Mahesh Rangarajan, Director, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (New Delhi,
India)

Co-sponsored by the Department of History and the Center for Asian Studies.


•	April 3: 5:00-6:30pm in SSPA 1100.

“Nature Beyond Borders: Sustaining Spaces for Nature in 21st Century India”

Mahesh Rangarajan, Director, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (New Delhi,
India)

Co-sponsored by International Studies Public Forum, Center for Asian
Studies, Humanities Collective, Department of History, Conversations on
Writing and Public Life, and Literary Journalism Program.


•	April 3: 3:00-4:30PM in HIB 469

“War, Violence, and Narrative in Medieval Japan”
 Vyjayanthi Selinger, Assistant Professor, Asian Studies, Bowdoin College

Co-sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures,
Center for Asian Studies, and the Group for the Study of Early Cultures

•	April 4: Time and Location TBA

Juliette Duara, National University of Singapore

“Seeking Gender Equality in the Family Sphere:  A Comparative Legal
History of Women's Inheritance Rights in Asia”.

Co-sponsored by the Department of History and the Center for Asian Studies


•	April 22: 3:00-4:30pm in Humanities Gateway 1010.

“Why Silicon Valley is NOT the Right Model for India’s Tech Sector:
Ethics, Politics, and Development Today”

Romi Mahajan, President, KKM Group


•	May 1: 6:45pm in Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway 1517

Anand Yang, Professor, Department of History, University of Washington,
Seattle

Eleventh Annual Kiang Lecture:
“Chin aur Hind: An Indian Subaltern’s Travel Narrative of China in 1900-1901”


For additional information, please contact Sylvia Lotito, Center
Administrator, at slotito@uci.edu.