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Asia Center To Host Spring Seminar Series

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The UK Asia Center is hosting a Spring Seminar Series to highlight the quality and diversity of Asia related research taking place throughout UK’s campus.

The seminars illustrate the breadth of scholarship a taking place at UK about Asia, and will create opportunities for faculty, students, and community members to meet and share their ideas and research.

All of the seminars are free and open to the public.

Food in China: Linking Research Projects with Study Abroad and Student Recruitment
Dr. Wuyang Hu, Department of Agricultural Economics in the College of Agriculture
Thursday, February 7, at 4 p.m.
Niles Gallery in the Lucille C. Little Fine Arts Library

Local Residents’ Perceptions towards the Impacts of the Gaming Industry Development in Macau, China
Dr. Tracy Lu, Department of Merchandising, Apparel, & Textiles in the College of Agriculture
Wednesday, February 27, at 4 p.m.
The Great Hall in the Margaret I. King Library (Special Collections)

“Postmemorial Trauma”: The Revisionist Turn in Japan’s Memories of the Asia-Pacific War
Dr. Akiko Takenaka, History Department in the College of Arts and Sciences
Wednesday, March 6, at 4 p.m.
William T. Young Alumni Gallery

The Public and the Private: The Writing and Circulation of Personal Letters in Early China
Dr. Matt Wells, Modern and Classical Languages in the College of Arts and Sciences
Wednesday, March 27, at 4 p.m.
Niles Gallery in the Lucille C. Little Fine Arts Library

Ceramics Patronage in Early Modern Japan: Comparisons of Three Case Studies
Dr. Andrew Maske, School of Art and Visual Studies in the College of Fine Arts
Wednesday, April 17, at 3 p.m.
Niles Gallery in the Lucille C. Little Fine Arts Library

“Without a doubt, Asia’s importance in global economy and politics has been growing and will continue to grow,” says Keiko Tanaka, director of the UK Asia Center and assistant professor of community & leadership development in the College of Agriculture. “There are many grant funding available for UK faculty and graduate students to continue this significant research, outreach, and professional development activities related.”

For more details and a schedule of the seminars, please visit the Asia Center website at  

The mission of the Asia Center is to be a catalyst for educational and professional opportunities to engage with Asia’s peoples, cultures, heritages, geographies, languages, arts, sciences, economies, and technologies. The Center works with the University of Kentucky to prepare the Commonwealth for the global economy.

The Asia Center carries out its mission by:  providing leadership and coordination for Asian Studies at UK and promoting formal and informal education about Asia on campus, throughout Kentucky, and the region.