South Asian Speaker Series Presents: Aparna Parikh

Aparna Parikh (Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Pennsylvania State University) Urban development in Mumbai has involved the enclosure of ecological commons that are central for the lives and livelihoods of the Kolis, the city’s indigenous fishing communities. Within an atmosphere of development threats and resource constraints, a focus on Koli fisherwomen’s everyday activities sheds light […]

The Institute for Korean Studies: 3rd Korean Applied Linguistics Symposium

Beyond grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary:Cutting-edge perspectives, practices, paradigms, tools,scales, and theories in assessing Korean learners’performance and interactional competenceFriday, February 16, 2024 (6-8:45 pm EST) For more information, email Dr. Jayoung Song at jayoung.song@psu.edu. Zoom Link

Asian Studies lecture Series: Paul Barclay (Lafayette College)

The Musha Rebellion was a pivotal moment in the relationship between the indigenous people and the Japanese colonial government. In 1930, after years of oppression, the Seediq people of central Taiwan, led by Mona Rudao, attacked a gathering of Japanese people at a local school, slaughtering over one hundred men, women, and children. The Japanese […]

South Asian Speaker Series Presents: Mary Shenk

Mary Shenk (Department of Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University) Demographic research on South Asia often finds that Muslims have higher fertility (family size) than Hindus, a relationship generally ascribed to either ideological or socioeconomic differences between these communities. Yet literature from the study of religion suggests that belief systems may be less important than religiosity, the […]