Other UCLA Events
Author Meets Critics Session – Suffer the Little Children: Unaccompanied Child Migrants and the Geopolitics of Compassion in Postwar America
The Politics of Development in Ghana's Capital City
War and Punishment: Putin, Zelensky, and the Path to Russia's Invasion of Ukraine
Khon: Thai Masked Dance and Music
To strengthen the excellent relationship between the U.S. and Thailand, and in celebration of the 190th anniversary of Thailand-U.S. diplomatic relations in 2023, a group of 18 musicians from the Thai Music Division of the Fine Arts Department, Bangkok, Thailand, is going to visit the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) to present a Thai music workshop for students and faculty and a concert performance at Schoenberg Hall. The primary aspiration of this trip is to promote and share Thai national performing arts. The students, faculty, and community members will have an opportunity to participate in a special workshop conducted by a group of royal musicians from Thailand and participate in a performance of khon (masked dance drama) and musical repertoire from the four regions of Thailand performed by leading professionals at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. Students from the Music of Thailand Ensemble classes will be part of the performance. The staged performance will be live-streamed and recorded for educational purposes and will be made accessible online in the future. Sponsored by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Department of Ethnomusicology, The Royal Thai Consulate General, The Tourism Authority of Thailand, and Wat Thai Los Angeles.
2023 International Symposium on Global Chinese Philanthropy
The symposium will explore how global Chinese philanthropy, charity, and volunteerism contribute to making the world a better place to live, especially as the world is confronted by challenges and impacts wrought by the global pandemic and its aftermath. This event is made possible through the generous support of the Cyrus Tang Foundation and Long Family Foundation.
The symposium themes include:
- Emergent issues pertaining to areas of philanthropic giving, charity, and volunteerism, e.g., COVID-19 global pandemic and other disaster relief, poverty alleviation, education, health, youth development, elderly care, environment sustainability, etc., especially how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the ways of giving and philanthropic practices
- Comparative studies of philanthropy in China and Chinese diasporic communities around the world
- Comparative studies of Chinese philanthropy and Western philanthropy
- The transformation of Chinese diasporic organizations and changing relations with ancestral hometowns in China pertaining to philanthropy
- Family wealth transfer and philanthropic practices across generations
- Civil society development, NGOs and foundations
- Diasporic Chinese entrepreneurship and philanthropy
- Corporate social responsibility
- Methodological innovations in GCP research, e.g., novel research design, data collection methods, and use of information and communications technology (ICT) and digital archives
Sponsored by the Asia Pacific Center.
The Fruits of Opportunism: The Making of the World's Largest For-profit Education Industry in China with Le Lin, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa
Myth Interpretation On Premodern Japan
Matthieu Felt teaches courses on Japanese literature and culture at the University of Florida. After receiving his Ph.D. in Japanese literature from Columbia University in 2017, he spent one year as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard’s Reischauer Institute for Japanese Studies. He is the author of Meanings of Antiquity: Myth Interpretation in Premodern Japan (Harvard University Asia Center, 2023), which examines the varying interpretations of mythical texts in pre-modern and early modern Japan. His two-volume translation of The Chronicles of Japan, produced with the support of a National Endowment for the Humanities individual fellowship, is under contract with the Hsu-Tang Library of Classical Chinese Literature, Oxford University Press. Sponsored by the Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies.