Events & Announcements


“Basketball in Asia”

History, Trends, and Careers. A panel presentation and discussion with a player, recruiter, journalist, and scholar

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“They Came from Everywhere: The People of the Amur”

Public Lecture by UConn Assistant Prof. Victor Zatsepine






Seminar on Rightlessness: Testimony and Redress in U.S. Prison Camps Since WWII by Naomi Paik

and Unsettled: Cambodian Refugees in the New York City Hyperghetto by Eric Tang






Public Lecture on “The Affective, Economic and Symbolic Value of Driving Motorcycles & Autos in Southeast Asia”

by Ivan V Small






Moderated Panel “Sex, Terror and the Nation State”

with Ali Asgar, Kaustav Baksi, Debanuj Dasgupta, and Manisha Desai





Keynote Address by Hillary Chute to open “Re-Reading, Re-Thinking, and Re-Seeing Comics: Language, Cognition and Culture”

Workshop at the University of Connecticut







Public Lecture “The Good Asian in the Good War”

by K. Scott Wang







2017 Radha Devi Joshi Foundate Lecture by Amrita Basu

“Women’s Dynastic Politics, Gender Inequality and Democracy in India”





Public Lecture “Reflections on Executive Order 9066 at 75”

by Greg Robinson







Book Talk “Violence and Resistance: Imperial Bandits and Echoes of Oral Tradition in the Uplands”

by Bradley Camp Davis







Guest Lecture “Reproductive Nationalism in the U.S. and India”

by Asha Nadkarni








Book Launch Democracy in the Woods









Santosh Kumar India Studies Guest Lecture “The Effect of Birth Weight on Cognitive Development: New Evidence from India”

“One Illness Away and the Quest for Solutions to Poverty” guest lecture by ANIRUDH KRISHNA

Award-winning graphic novel AMERICAN BORN CHINESE by Gene Luen Yang / Reading Without Walls and Talkback

“Nazrul’s Moral Aesthetics: The Beauty of Racial and Religious Tolerance” guest lecture by Haider A. Khan

Political Theory Workshop features AAASI Affiliate Faculty PETER ZARROW “From Trotskyism to Proletarian Democracy: China, 1930s”

Cold War Era Chinese Immigration to the United States guest lecture by Madeline Hsu

Keynote by JANELLE WONG and Asian American Politics Panel

Trump vs. Clinton / A Panel on Race and the Future of American Politics

India Studies Hosts KANCHAN CHANDER, Indian Contemporary Artist

2016 AHIMSA / Nonviolence and Teaching Religious Literacy Keynote by Diane L. Moore of Harvard Divinity

The Hundred Year Flood, A Novel / Author MATTHEW SALESSES Reading and Talkback

ARCHIPELAGIC CURRENTS Seminar with Brian Russell Roberts of Brigham Young University

Women’s Prison Writings in India Guest Lecture by SHARMILA PURKAYASTHA of Miranda House, Delhi University

New Frontiers in Fair Trade Workshop

Korean Reunification Panel Discussion with Korean Consulate General Kim and Prof. Lee Sung-Yoon of Tuft’s Fletcher School

STEPHEN CHAN of SOAS University of London gives the Keynote Address “The Imaginary of Jihad: Bodies of Thought and Bodies” to open the Bodies Living with Violence Exhibition at the Benton and the One-Day Conference/Workshop at UConn

UCHI Fellowship Lecture by Peter Zarrow “Utopian Democracy and the Birth of Chinese Liberalism: John Dewey, Chen Duxiu, and Hu Shi”

Annual Radha Devi Joshi Foundation Lecture with ASHUTOSH VARSHNEY of Brown University “India’s Democracy: Electoral Vibrancy, Liberal Deficits”

USF Law Professor Bill Ong Hing Guest Lecture “Deporting Our Souls”

SOTTO VOCE: Site Specific Installation and Public Talk by NY-based Korean artist Jong Oh

UCHI Fellowship Lecture by Brad Simpson “Reclaiming the ‘First Right’: Self-Determination and International Order in the Post-War World”

Theatre in India: Traditional and Experimental by Sonjoy Dutta-Roy

DAY OF REMEMBRANCE 2016 with Jack Hasegawa

Indian Foreign Policy and the UN from Nehru to Modi by Manu Bhagavan

MADE IN CHINA? Trinidad and the Case for a Hemispheric Asian American Studies with Sean Metzger

The Power of Judgment in US Racial Empowerment Movements / UCHI Lecture by Fred Lee


Faculty and Graduate Seminar on The Intimacies of the Four Continents (Duke UP, 2015) with Lisa Lowe

THE LUCKY FEW / The USS Kirk and the Fall of Saigon Documentary and Filmmaker Q&A with JAN K. HERMAN

Queer and Asian Filipinos in Oregon: A Trans*Colonial Approach / Guest Lecture by Kale B. Fajardo

UConn Reads Program / Requiem on Race: Black Politics and the Modern Republican Party by LEAH WRIGHT RIGUEUR

POWER RANGERS & IRON CHEFS, A Multi-media Presentation by Peter X Feng

Poet AMY UYEMATSU Reads from THE YELLOW DOOR (Red Hen Press, 2015)

WHAT DOESN’T KILL US, A Reading / Brandy Lien Worrall

Writer/Director DENNIS LIU premiers his latest project, RAISING DION Comic Book


KOREA. Contemporary Art from South and North Korea / Exhibition through December 11, 2015 at the Jorgensen Gallery / Opening Reception with Curator Heng-Gil Han and Special Performance by Drum Korea (New York Korean Traditional Marching Band)

“Remembering the Viet Nam War: Legacy and Reflections” / The Salon at the Benton / Moderated by Cathy Schlund-Vials with Panelists Quan Tran (Yale) and Lane Barrows (School of Business)

2015 Fred Ho Fellow MARIE INCONTRERA Public Presentation “THE COLORS OF RESISTANCE: a musical and sociopolitical analysis of Fred Ho’s revolutionary big band aesthetic

CAMBODIAN SON Film About Kosal Khiev and Talkback with Director Masahiro Sugano

DARYL JOJI MAEDA “Beyond Internment / Asian Americans and the Quest for Justice” 2015 Day of Remembrance Public Lecture

TINA CHEN “A&Q:  Multidisciplinarity and the Study of Global Asias” Faculty/Graduate Seminar

SWATI PARASHAR “Identity, Security and Development in the Maoist Conflict in India” Public Lecture


REO MATSUZAKI “State Building: A Problem of Political Authority” Public Lecture

GEORGE TAKEI Special Presentation / Q & A

US and Korean Diplomacy in Uncertain Times Panel Discussion

JEFFREY WASSERSTROM and CHAOHUA WANG “Remembering Tiananmen 25 Years On” Panel Discussion

DOROTHY EDWARDS / Annual Ahimsa Seminar “Silent Majorities: Preventing Violence Through Bystander Intervention”

DAVID ARMITAGE “The Pacific World” Public Lecture

JASON KOO Poetry Reading