Sharalyn Orbaugh of the University of British Columbia, will present “What’s Queer about Postwar Manga?” from 3-4 p.m.on Tuesday, Oct. 24 in Science Lecture 140.
The talk is free and open to the public.
Visiting professor Bayartuul Batjav will present "The history of Mongolian writing" at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31 in Miller Hall 121.
The event is free and open to the public.
Did you know that Western has its own monthly student-produced TV show, Western Window? It airs on local cable channel KVOS, Bellingham cable access channel BTV10, and online via Western's own youTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/wwu.
East Asian Studies, part of Interdisciplinary Programs at Western Washington University, is hosting visiting instructor Erdene-Ochir Tumen-Ochir of the National University of Mongolia this spring.
Tumen-Ochir was selected as the Henry G. Schwarz Distinguished Instructor of Mongolian and Inner Asian Studies to teach Mongolian language and culture during the spring quarter of 2016.
Western Washington University held a two-day celebration of Mongolia during “Mongolia Days” May 5 and 6 on Western’s campus.
Among the events was the “Mongolian Celebration,” which featured opening remarks by Acting Consul General Dorj Bayarkhuu, the Mongolian Consulate of San Francisco, and performances by celebrated Mongolian musicians Adilbish Badmaanyambuu and Bold Chimedregzen.
The Okinawa Kenjin Kai Taiko Club will perform percussion music from 8:30 to 9:15 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10, in the Old Main Theater on the Western Washington University campus.
David Knechtges, a professor of Chinese literature at the University of Washington, will speak about mountain imagery in medieval Chinese poetry Thursday, April 18, in a presentation sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies at Western Washington University.
Western Washington University’s Center for East Asian Studies is sponsoring a pair of lectures by Harvard’s Jay Rubin that are free and open to the public on Oct. 4 and 5.
At 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, in SMATE 150, Rubin, a Harvard University professor emeritus, will deliver a lecture on internationally acclaimed author Haruki Murakami titled “Haruki Murakami and Seiji Ozawa Talk about Music."
Edward Vajda, director of Western Washington University’s Center for East Asian Studies, will present “The Russian Fairy Tale: Ancient Culture in a Modern Context” at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 1, in College Hall 131 on the WWU campus.
The event is free and open to the public and is a part of the WWU’s Center for International Studies International Lecture Series.
The Sixteenth Annual Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies Northwest Conference will take place on the campus of Western Washington University on Saturday, April 17.
The conference is organized by the WWU Center for East Asian Studies and by the Herbert J. Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies at the University of Washington. The conference theme is "Time and Transition: Reflecting on the Past 20 Years in Russia, East Europe and Central Asia."
This afternoon in Humanities Building Room 103, Western Washington University Professor Ed Vajda will teach what he thinks is the second-largest Mongolian-language class in the history of U.S. higher education.