The University of Texas at San Antonio

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The UTSA East Asia Institute is a part of the office of Vice Provost for International Initiatives.

Lecture Series

Fall 2009

Schedule at a Glance

"The Samsui Women of Singapore"
Sept. 29 (T), 6:30-7:30 p.m., University Center Denman Room (2.01.28)
Presented by UTSA History lecturer Andria Crosson
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"Mongolia at the Crossroads"
Oct. 2 (Th), 5:00-6:00 p.m., University Center Mesquite Room (2.01.24)
Presented by The Nature Conservancy’s Mongolia Country Program Director Enkhtuya Oidov
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"Chinese Characters: The Key to Open the Door to Chinese Civilization"
Oct. 20 (T), noon-1 p.m., University Center Mesquite Room (2.01.24)
Presented by Chinese language visiting professor Wenjuan Guo
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"The Timing of First Marriage in Contemporary China"
Oct. 19 (M), noon-1 p.m., University Center Mesquite Room (2.01.24)
Presented by UTSA sociology professors Ginny Garcia and Xiaohe Xu
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"Treasured Chinese Ceramics from the Liao Dynasty (907-1125) in San Antonio"
Oct. 21 (W), 6:30-7:30 p.m.; University Center Denman Room (2.01.28)
Presented by John Johnston, San Antonio Museum of Art
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"Taiwan's IT Industrial Development and Prospect for Energy Industry"
Oct. 22 (Th), 7:15-8:15 p.m., University Center Denman Room (2.01.28)
Presented by Peter Kang, Director, Commercial Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Houston
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"Asian Resources Fair"
Oct. 23 (F), noon-1:00 p.m., Sombrilla (or University Center ground floor if inclement weather)
Learn what Asian resources are available at UTSA and in the San Antonio community

"Japanese-American Relations "
Nov. 18 (F), 7:15-8:15 p.m., Business Building 1.01.20T UTSA Main Campus

Presented by Deputy Consul General Mitsuru Murase, Consulate General of Japan in Houston
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Spring 2009

February 4, 2009
China’s Transformation: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Dr. Wing Thye Woo, Professor of Economics, University of California at Davis
Wednesday 2:30-4:00pm
UTSA Main Campus - UC 2.214

April 28, 2009
Japanese Sensitivity of Space

Prof. Taeg Nishimoto, Associate Dean of College of Architecture, University of Texas at San Antonio
Tuesday 6:30-7:30pm
UTSA Main Campus - HSS 2.01.06

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Throughout its history, Japan has developed a unique sense of space: socially, culturally and aesthetically. While this uniqueness is unidentifiable as a singular characteristic, there are many observable aspects and elements that constitute the Japanese style in cities, architecture, gardens, paintings and literature. Professor Nishimoto’s lecture reveals some of those aspects and elements, such as distance, time, boundaries, thresholds, articulations, lighting and shadows, juxtapositions and layers, and their interrelationships among each other, as well as how they are applied by modern architects into historical and contemporary buildings.