The Impact of the Economic Crisis on Asia and the Pacific

The Impact of the Economic Crisis on Asia and the Pacific
Location:
Center for Korean Studies
Date:
April 2nd, 2009
Time:
4:30 pm

The University of Hawai`i at Mānoa School of Pacific and Asian Studies (SPAS) is launching a program, “Asia Pacific in the News.”

The inaugural presentation will feature a panel of six UH Mānoa scholars who will discuss the impact of the economic crisis on Asia and the Pacific.

The panel members are:

PACIFIC: Failautusi (Tusi) Avegallio, Director, Pacific Business Center
SOUTHEAST ASIA: Jack Suyderhoud, Professor, Financial Economics and Institutions
SOUTH ASIA: Aspy Palia, Professor, Department of Marketing
CHINA: Xiaojun Wang, Professor, Department of Economics
JAPAN: Theresa Greaney, Professor, Department of Economics
KOREA: Sang-Hyop Lee, Professor, Department of Economics

SPAS will sponsor informational presentations periodically throughout the academic year. The presentations aim to provide timely insights into newsworthy events in Asia and the Pacific.

Students, faculty and community members are welcome. On-campus parking is available for $3.

For more information, please contact: Marissa Robinson, 956-8818, jingco@hawaii.edu

Contemporary Transnational Popular Cultural Traffic between Korea and Japan

Date: Friday, April 18, 2008
Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Place: Center for Korean Studies Conference Room

by Dr. Eun-Young Jung (Post-Doctoral Fellow/Ethnomusicology, University of Pittsburgh)
It is widely recognized that popular music in Asia is intensely transnational, involving not only import from the West but also the traffic of local pop music among Asian countries.

The dynamics of intra-Asian cultural flows, however, are much more complicated and locality-specific than might first appear. The case of cultural flows between Korea and Japan is particularly complex because of the two countries’ antagonism toward each other.

Contrasts in pop musical “exchanges” between Korea and Japan and the different nature of Korean pop music presence in Japan in contrast to the Japanese pop musical presence in Korea in the light of the troubled history of Japan-Korea relations will be discussed.

Free admission
Sponsored by Asian Studies Program, SPAS

The Cultural Politics of Postwar Okinawa and U.S. Military Occupation

Date: Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Time:
3:00pm – 4:30pm
Place: Center for Korean Studies Conference Room

by Linda Isako Angst

Prof. Angst is assistant professor at Lewis and Clark College (Oregon) and is associated with East Asian Studies and Gender Studies there.

She investigates the construction of ethnic identity formation through the studies of war memory, memorials, and nostalgia; tourism, including theme and heritage parks and war museums; gender and military occupation; and longevity and aging. Her work also includes the Okinawan diaspora. She is a consultant to the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center and is working on an outreach curricular program to local schools. She is candidate for the East Asia position in Asian Studies.

Free admission
Sponsored by Asian Studies Program, SPAS