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Japanese Bluegrass Sound Comes to Kentucky

Tsugaru shamisen musicians Oyama x Nitta will present a concert at UK on April 1 as part of the Kentucky Cherry Blossom Festival. Yutaka Oyama and Masahiro Nitta are known for using the Tsugaru shamisen instrument to bring a modern sensibility to ancient, highly percussive folk music sometimes referred to as "Japanese bluegrass."

Asia Center to Host Speakers on Buddhism

UK and WKU professors to speak on Buddhism and the social and practice roles it plays in various societies on Friday.

Institutional Partnerships in India: Srimati Basu

The UK Asia Center wants to connect UK and India on an institutional level. Srimati Basu, an associate professor in the Departments of Gender & Women’s Studies and Anthropology and a member of the Asia Center Steering Committee, went on a trip to India to tour potential partner institutions in February 2012. The tour was organized by the International Academic Partnership Program, part of the Institute of International Education, and took her through Delhi, Hyderabad, and Mumbai. In this podcast, Basu discusses the trip, the Asia Center's role in forming institutional partnerships, and the challenges result from the differences between the Indian educational system and our own. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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A&S Faculty Travel to India to Strengthen Ties in International Education

Two A&S professors head to India to foster relationships in higher education as part of an international delegation.

Famous Filmmaker With Focus on China Visits UK

UK welcomes internationally renowned filmmaker Carma Hinton to campus next week to discuss the history and memory of China's Cultural Revolution.

ArtsAsia Festival Puts Spotlight on Throat Singing

The UK ArtsAsia Festival will bring the acoustic quartet Huun Huur Tu to the Bluegrass for a concert Oct. 8, at the Singletary Center for the Arts. The quartet's concert is one of three featured events centered on the art of throat singing.

ArtsAsia Focuses on Chinese Visual Culture

The University of Kentucky's ArtsAsia Festival breaks new ground this year with a two-day symposium on Chinese art, design, film and architecture.

UK Theatre Monkeys Around

UK Theatre offers a family-friendly production based on Chinese folktales. "The Monkey King" takes to the Guignol stage with puppetry, dance, combat and colorful costumes, something for everyone.

UK Asia Center Hosts Japanese Tea Ceremony

On May 29 and June 12 at 2pm in the Art Museum.


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