Asian Traditions

Events and Programs

April 2017

Altered State: Painting Myanmar in a Time of Transition, an exhibition of contemporary art from Myanmar, will be on display for the entire month in the Galleria in the Center for the Arts.

Wednesday, April 12, 5 – 6:30pm

Ian Holiday, the exhibit organizer for Altered State: Painting Myanmar in a Time of Transition, will give a public talk on the exhibition and on contemporary politics in Myanmar [Burma].


Wednesday April 19th, 8:00 PM

KEN ZUCKERMAN CONCERT: Hindustani Ragas
Miller Forum, Moyer Hall


Past Events

Asian Students Association Events November 4 and 5, 2016


"Academic Freedom and the Study of Religion" by Dr. Wendy Doniger
Thursday, November 10, 2016
7 pm
Miller Forum, Moyer Hall

The Religion Studies department is pleased to host Dr. Wendy Doniger, University of Chicago's Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions.  She will visit campus in November for a public lecture and faculty workshop, as part of the Mellon Visiting Scholars in the Humanities series.

Dr. Doniger's book The Hindus: An Alternative History, published in 2009, was challenged by Hindu conservatives and the original publisher, Penguin India, eventually agreed to cease publication of the book and destroy any remaining copies. The book has since been republished in India by a new publishing company. In an op-ed published in The Chronicle of Higher Education in April 2016, Dr. Doniger argues that her own experience and that of other scholars reflect a double threat to academic freedom: religious actors attempting to control both who can speak about a religion and which aspects of the religion should be represented. Her talk will address issues of academic freedom and freedom of speech as well as the role that religion studies plays in both thinking through these issues and in dealing with a planet in the death grip of religious hatreds.

There will be a dessert reception following the lecture. 

The Faculty workshop will take place Friday, November 11th at 10:30 am in Hoffman House. Please contact Lorena Nash, lnash@muhlenberg.edu, for more information on the workshop.


Friday, April 29, 2016 2:30 to 4 pm

Holi: The Festival of Colors


Saturday, April 30, 2016
 
Friends of Allentown Parks Cherry Blossom Festival
Cedar Beach Park

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
 
Tested film screening and Q&A with director Curtis Chin
Trumbower 130


Thursday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m.


Please join us in the Miller Forum, Moyer Hall for an exciting evening oftraditional and modern Japanese music by world-renowned taiko and transverse flute artist

Kaoru Watanabe

with shamisen and koto performer Sumie Kanako.Free and open to the public.
http://www.watanabekaoru.com/

Cosponsored by Muhlenberg College's Dean of Students Office, the Music Department, Lectures and Forum, the Multicultural Center, Asian Studies and the Theatre Department.


 Friday, April 24 Common Hour 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Fulford Room, Trexler Library
Take a break from studying for finals!

Learn a new life skill! Join Rev. Eric Daishin McCabe of the Japanese Soto School of Buddhism for a talk and guided Zen meditation. Cushions and chairs provided.

All are welcome! 

Sponsored by the Chaplain's Office, Trexler Library and Asian Studies.