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Published: Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017
Author: Mamduh Abukar Muridi
Department: Asian Studies Center

Missing his usual study abroad in India this summer, Media and Information's Amol Pavangadkar decided to bring Bollywood to Lansing. The senior teaching specialist brought together current students and recent graduates to write, capture, edit and produce Anya's Green Card, a story about a young Indian woman who desperately wants a green card to the U.S.

Published: Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017
Author: Mamduh Abukar Muridi
Department: Asian Studies Center

Students at Lansing's Waverly High School got a treat today, a visit from the grandson of Indian civil rights leader Mahatma Gandhi

Published: Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017
Author: Mamduh Abukar Muridi
Department: Asian Studies Center

Pandas have earned attention as pop culture icons. They've also earned a change in status, from "endangered" to "vulnerable," due in part to MSU research.

Published: Thursday, 18 May 2017
Author: Brenda Thi Thai
Department: Asian Studies Center

Karin Zitzewitz, Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Culture, has been awarded a Humbolt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers, a competitive and prestigious award that gives scholars from around the world the opportunity to travel to Germany for extended periods of time to do research.

Published: Thursday, 16 Mar 2017
Author: Mamduh Abukar Muridi
Department: Asian Studies Center

Michigan State University and Indian media company Ramoji Film City are partnering to help farmers better produce food for India.

The project involves the university's communication and agriculture experts and the Ramoji Media Group, a multi-media giant that reaches some 620 million Indians with television stations, films, newspapers and online media.

Published: Friday, 24 Feb 2017
Author: Mamduh Abukar Muridi
Department: Asian Studies Center

In her native country of India, MSU College of Arts and Letters alumna Kamini Prakash advocates for people who lack one of life's most basic necessities: access to clean, safe bathrooms.


Rajiv Shah, former USAID administrator, will be the Rockefeller Foundation’s next president. Photo by: Sean K. Harp / U.S. Department of Defense

Published: Friday, 13 Jan 2017
Author: Paige Magdalene Korner
Department: Asian Studies Center

Rajiv Shah, a former administrator of the United States Agency for International Development, will be the Rockefeller Foundation's next president, the U.S.-based philanthropic organization announced on Wednesday.

Published: Wednesday, 14 Dec 2016
Author: Paige Magdalene Korner
Department: Asian Studies Center

By Eric Freedman

Water is a precious commodity in rural Uzbekistan. It's in short supply but essential for the cotton and wheat that are the landlocked Central Asian country's "strategic export commodities" providing 30 percent of its gross domestic product.

Water is just as essential for peasants who grow most of their own food.

Published: Wednesday, 26 Oct 2016
Author: Julie Allison Hagstrom
Department: Asian Studies Center

In Japan, China, and Korea, traditional artists have found unique ways to tell stories, ways their countries recognize as national treasures that must be passed to future generations. Nearly a year ago, the Asian Studies Center at Michigan State University began talking about bringing performers from these traditions to MSU to share their arts with students, faculty and the community members.

Published: Wednesday, 26 Oct 2016
Author: Julie Allison Hagstrom
Department: Asian Studies Center

Art forms from Japan, China and Korea — three East Asian countries with distinct cultures — come together this week for a three-day exploration of Asian performing arts.

Tuesday morning, the Asian Studies Center at Michigan State University launched "Join the Beat," an ambitious series of East Asian performance arts events. Each day focuses on a different cultural tradition, offering workshops, performances and chances to meet the artists. Tuesday's events showcased rakugo,