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asian studies

Korean Americans and the "Forgotten War"

Professor Ramsay Liem has organized Still Present Pasts as a multimedia website devoted to examining the experiences and memories of the Korean War, particularly for Korean Americans.

Modern Chinese History Seminar

October 2 and 30; November 13, 2009; February 19 and April 9, 2010
4:15 p.m., Harvard University, CGIS South Building, Room S153

In this series, scholars present their works-in-progress on topics concerning the Qing dynasty to the present. The seminars introduce the research of young scholars in the region and innovative projects being conducted by mid-career scholars.

Organized by Professor Rebecca Nedostup (BC) and Professor Henrietta Harrison (Harvard)

"Getting to Know You: Rodgers & Asia"

October 5, 2009, Los Angeles

Professor Christina Klein of Boston College's English department joined Tony-award winning playwright David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly, Yellow Face) in a symposium exploring the successes and controversies surrounding The King and I, Flower Drum Song, and South Pacific. The Los Angeles event was hosted by Reprise! Theater and East West Players, the nation’s premier Asian American theater group.

Edited collection published

July 2009

Professor Prasannan Parthasarathi Boston College's History department has co-edited the newly published book, The Spinning World: A Global History of Cotton Textiles, 1200-1850 (Oxford University Press, 2009).

Three Volume Encylopedia of Islamic Art & Architecture Published

February 2009

Professors Jonathan Bloom and Sheila Blair, both of Boston College's Fine Arts department, have jointly edited the recently published three volume encylopedia, The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art & Architecture (Oxford University Press, 2009).