Event Recap: Onigiri Action at USF

Onigiri Action, our interactive cooking workshop and nutritional activism event brought together 20 undergraduates and masters students in the Asian Studies, Asia Pacific Studies, International Studies, and Sociology programs at USF. Students learned how to count to ten in Japanese Continue reading Event Recap: Onigiri Action at USF

Celebrating Women in Asia Pacific Studies: Spring 2021 Program Schedule

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We invite you to join us this spring as we showcase the voices and research of women working in the field of Asia Pacific Studies.  AINU INDIGENOUS MODERNITY IN JAPAN: BRINGING OUR ANCESTORS HOME Wednesday, February 10, 5:30 – 6:45 Continue reading Celebrating Women in Asia Pacific Studies: Spring 2021 Program Schedule

Satisfying Our Curiosity About Food and Culture in the Asia Pacific and More

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We are pleased to announce the publication of the latest issue of Asia Pacific Perspectives. In vol. 16, no. 2 (2020), we present the multifaceted ways in which scholars in the humanities and social sciences are looking at food and culture in the Asia Continue reading Satisfying Our Curiosity About Food and Culture in the Asia Pacific and More

USF Center for Asia Pacific Studies Summer Book Club 

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Want to keep engaged with the Asia Pacific over the summer? Need suggestions for a good book to read? Want to discuss interesting topics with those who share your interest in the Asia Pacific? Join us at the end of Continue reading USF Center for Asia Pacific Studies Summer Book Club 

What Can Food in East Asia Reveal about the Region’s Past and Present?  

The USF Center for Asia Pacific Studies invited 12 scholars to campus to present their research on the topic at the center’s fall symposium, “Have You Eaten Yet? The History and Culture of Food in East Asia” (October 17-18, 2019). Continue reading What Can Food in East Asia Reveal about the Region’s Past and Present?  

5 Questions for a Food Anthropologist of Japan

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The Center for Asia Pacific Studies welcomes Dr. Christopher Laurent as its new postdoctoral fellow. We invite you to get to know him and his research.  Dr. Laurent is a cultural anthropologist who specializes in regional cuisine in rural Japan. Continue reading 5 Questions for a Food Anthropologist of Japan

Celebrating 30 years of Building Bridges Across the Pacific

This year, the Center for Asia Pacific Studies celebrates 30 years of building bridges across the Pacific, with programs that promote greater understanding of the peoples and cultures of the Asia Pacific region. Our anniversary year has allowed us to Continue reading Celebrating 30 years of Building Bridges Across the Pacific