CJS at the Manoa Experience

On Saturday, February 25, CJS participated in the Mānoa Experience, an annual event on the UH Manoa campus. It is a chance for members of the community and prospective students to get a glimpse of the various opportunities available at UHM. As the event is designed to showcase the diversity of UHM’s academic programs, nearly every department and campus organization made an appearance.

CJS joined the rest of the SPAS community to showcase UH Manoa’s academic strength in the Asia-Pacific region. CJS displayed pictures of our recent art exhibition featuring Mr. Akihiko Izukura as well as information regarding CJS seminars, academic funding, and study abroad programs.

Center for Okinawan Studies Symposium, March 1-2, 2012

The Center for Okinawan Studies will be holding a symposium on March 1-2, 2012, at the Center for Korean Studies Auditorium. The title of the symposium is, “LABOR MIGRATION: Historical & Contemporary Issues From an ‘Islands’ Perspective.” Please see flyer for details.

Registration is required to help us prepare enough printouts and is limited to the first 90 people due to space constraints. Please send completed registration forms back to COS via email, fax or postal service by FEBRUARY 22, 2012. The fax number, email and mailing addresses are listed on the registration form.

There will be a mix of speakers from Okinawa as well as from Hawaii. The topics covered are: language issues, gender, and the performing arts as related to labor migration.

Funding for this symposium is provided by: the Dean’s Office of the School of Pacific and Asian Studies; UH Student Excellence, Equity and Diversity Fund; University of Hawai’i – West Oahu Distinguished Visiting Faculty Fund; and the Center for Japanese Studies’ Japan Studies Endowment.


2012 SPAS Graduate Student Conference

UH Manoa School of Pacific and Asian Studies will be having their annual graduate student conference from April 11-13 2012. The title of the conference is “Asia/Pacific Junctures: Challenging Notions of Interdisciplinarity and Regionalism. Questions regarding the conference should be directed to gradconf@hawaii.edu.