These events are worth checking out!
UCLA Asia Institute forum:Classical Ideals and Historical Realities: Approaches to Chinese Pasts and Present
UCLA Faculty Center
Friday, March 13, 2015 4pm - 6pm
The UCLA Asia Institute and the Dean of Humanities announce the inaugural Taiwan Studies Lectureship program. The forum will feature Fan-Sen Wang Vice President, Academia Sinica, Distinguished Research Fellow and Former Director, Institute of History and Philology and Benjamin Elman, Gordon Wu '58 Professor of Chinese Studies and Professor of East Asian Studies & History, Princeton University. For more information and to rsvp, click here.
MANA - Music and Dance of the Philippines & Hawai'i
Aratani Theater, Little Toyko
244 S San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, 90012
Saturday, March 21, 2015 7:00pm
Kayamanan is one of the most distinguished Philippine Dance companies in the US. Their new program MANA will premiere in the Aratani and then go on, by invitation, to the 2015 Merri Monarch Festival in Hilo, Hawaii. In collaboration with Filipino-Americans Patrick Landeza (Slack Key Guitarist) and Abe Lagrimas Jr. (Ukeleli) MANA speak to the ancestral ties between Filipino and Hawaiian culture. The concept of mana comes from the shared lexicon of the Pacific and Southeast Asian region. In the Philippines mana refers to the precious things learned and inherited from ancestors, in Hawaii mana is the spiritual energy that can exist in places, objects and persons. In this new production Kayamanan Ng Lahi speaks our need to be agents as we maintain the balance between humans and the environment, our heritage and our future. For more information or to buy tickets, click here.
Asia/Pacific Business Outlook Conference
Millennium Biltmore Hotel
506 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90071
April 13-14, 2015
Asia Pacific Business Outlook is a comprehensive networking and learning experience designed to provide you with the contacts and knowledge to succeed in Asia/Pacific markets. Choose from 60 seminars and workshops and learn from experts with decades of experience developing business in Asian markets. ASSC members are invited to attend at a $100 discount off the early bird rate of $799 (use code ASSC15). For more information and to register, click here.