News Archive

Read the very first post on our new blog, weaicolumbia! Oddur Stefansson writes on his experience interning at the UNDP in Beijing!

A SYLFF award brought SIPA student Alex Blamberg to Thailand to work on economic development projects for the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service in Bangkok. (August 8, 2013)

Duncan McCargo elected 2013 – 2015 president of EuroSEAS, the largest Southeast Asian studies association in the world. (July 5, 2013)

New release by Columbia University Press: The Frontier Within by Abe Kobo, part of the Weatherhead Books on Asia series. (June 5, 2013)

WEAI’s Merit E. Janow Appointed Dean of Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs. (May 17, 2013)

Carol Gluck, George Sansom Professor of History, receives 2012-2013 Graduate Student Mentoring Award for faculty in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS).

Charles K. Armstrong, director of the Center for Korean Research, calls for greater multilateral diplomacy in “Why sticks don’t work with North Korea” in CNN’s Global Public Square blog. (January 25, 2013)

A FLAS award helped David Monteleone investigate Japanese-language commentary in Yokohama for his research into Chinese Buddhism. (January 15, 2013)

A Weatherhead PhD Training Grant allowed Clay Eaton to delve into Indonesian at the Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute. (January 10, 2013)

A Weatherhead MA Training Grant allowed Chris Fuchs to discover how an unassuming activist helped the Taiwanese redress grievances through the courts during the Japanese colonial period. (December 20, 2012)

The FLAS Fellowship allowed Andrew Hill to immerse himself in high-level Japanese at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies. (December 17, 2012)

The Weatherhead PhD Training Grant enabled Hsui-ju Stacy Lo to investigate the link between jianghu, an ancient anthropological concept, and Beijing's modern bohemian culture. (December 12, 2012)

Learn about Hans Herzl-Betz’s experience of studying Chinese at Middlebury College’s Chinese Language School through the FLAS Fellowship. (November 22, 2012)

The Columbia Daily Spectator covers the opening reception of “Environment and Cities: Undergraduate Photographs of East and Southeast Asia." (November 20, 2012)

Learn about Elizabeth Flora’s experience of participating in Columbia’s Beijing Language Program through the Weatherhead M.A. Training Grant. (November 20, 2012)

Learn about Sayaki Chatani’s research on youth group culture of the 1930s-1950s through the Weatherhead Ph.D. Training Grant. (November 15, 2012)

Learn about Allison Bernard’s experience of studying Japanese through the FLAS Fellowship. (November 13, 2012)

Learn about Runxiao Zhu’s research on Tibetan Monasteries by traveling over 3,000 miles through the Weatherhead M.A. Training Grant. (November 7, 2012)

Southeast Asia Postdoctoral Fellow Andrew Johnson’s article “Naming chaos: Accident, precariousness, and the spirits of wildness in urban Thai spirit cults” is featured in American Ethnologist. (November 6, 2012).

The audio recording of Nicholas Bequelin’s talk “Ethnic Unrest in China: The View from Beijing” from September 27, 2012 is now available on iTunes University. (October 25, 2012)

The audio recording of Paul Scalise’s talk “Japan’s Powers That Be: Ideals, Reality, and Rhetoric in Comparative Energy Policy” from October 2, 2012 is now available on iTunes University. (October 25, 2012)

Learn about Amy Dao’s research on HIV/AIDS and health care in Vietnam through WEAI's Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund. (October 24, 2012)

Study of the WEAI, Lin Shu, Inc.: Translation and the Making of Modern Chinese Culture by Michael G. Hill, was recently published. (October 16, 2012)

Professor Andrew Nathan's anticipated new book with Andrew Scobell, China's Search for Security, is now available. (October 11, 2012)

The audio recording of Geremie Barmé and Jeremy Goldkorn’s September 25, 2012 lecture on “The Net and Chinese Narratives” is available on iTunes University. (October 4, 2012)

Photos from the Global Scholars Symposium are available online. More information about the symposium and links to video recordings can be found on our webpage. (October 2, 2012)

The Columbia Daily Spectator reports on the Global Scholars Symposium, “Engaging the World: The First Undergraduate Global Scholars Report Back.” (September 19, 2012)

Meet our 2012-2013 INTERACT postdoctoral fellow, Hsun-hui Tseng, and learn more about her fall semester course, "Gendered Migration in Transnational Asia.” (September 7, 2012)

Meet our 2012-2013 INTERACT postdoctoral fellow, Andrew Johnson, and learn more about his course for the fall semester, "Power, Democracy and Legitimacy in Southeast Asia.” (September 6, 2012)

Photos and recordings from the Weatherhead Forum in Beijing and the Weatherhead Forum in Taipei are available online. (September 5, 2012)

The Weatherhead Forum in Beijing panel discussion on "Environment and Urbanization in China" is now available on YouTube. (September 4, 2012)

Meet the 2012-2013 MARSEA students. (August 29, 2012)

The 2011 undergraduate photography exhibit, “A Closer Look” is featured in Columbia College Today.  The exhibit is currently on view at the Columbia Global Center in Beijing. (July 30, 2012)

Professor Eugenia Lean's talk "Audacious Fraud or Masterful Imitation? Early Twentieth-Century Chinese Copycats and the Global Trademark Regime" from the Weatherhead Forum in Taipei is now available on iTunes University. (July 24, 2012)

Learn more about our 2012 fellowship winner, Amin Ghadimi’s research at the Rowhani School in Luganville, Vanuatu. (July 18, 2012)

Study of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute "Planning for Empire: Reform Bureaucrats and the Japanese Wartime State" by Janis Mimura is reviewed in The Journal of Japanese Studies. (July 16, 2012)

Announcing the Weatherhead East Asian Institute Lecture Series on iTunes University (July 9, 2012)

Photos from Professor Eugenia Lean's lecture at National Taiwan University on "Audacious Fraud or Masterful Imitation? Early Twentieth-Century Chinese Copycats and Global Trademark Regime" are now available online. (July 6, 2012)

Murray Rubinstein, Senior Research Scholar at WEAI discusses "Non-Governmental, Person-to-Person Modes of Cross-Strait Interaction, 1987-2012" for the Weatherhead Forum in Taipei. (May 2, 2012)

WEAI announces ANU-CU, a new research partnership with the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University

WEAI is excited to announce the new undergraduate Global Scholars Program for Summer 2012

Listen to the audio recording of Jian Zhixiang’s lecture on "Tribal Politics in the Borderlands: Oral History Among the Kazakh in Xinjiang" (March 27, 2012)

Listen to the audio recording of Ma Rong’s lecture on "De-politicizing Ethnicity: A New Approach to Ethnic Relations in 21st Century China" (March 26, 2012)

Listen to the audio recording of Phelim Kine and Matt Wells’s lecture on "China in Africa: Trouble in the Mines" (February 27, 2012)

Video of the roundtable discussion featuring Charles Armstrong, Jeong-Ho Roh, Sue Mi Terry, and Joel Witt, moderated by Curtis Milhaupt on Leadership Succession in North Korea: Regional and Global Implications (February 14, 2012)

Tibetan language and literature professor Françoise Robin (INALCO, Paris) and Modern Tibetan Studies professor and film expert Robbie Barnett discuss literature and film with critically- acclaimed director Pema Tseden for Tibetan Cinema Today: A Film & Lecture Series. (February 2, 2012)

The 2012 Undergraduate Discussion Series featured Social Networking and Political Participation in East Asia. Topics ranged from the influence of social networking during natural disasters to the impact of social media across the border of North and South Korea. (January- March 2012)

Professor Charles Armstrong's analysis on the future of North Korea after Kim Jong-il (December 19, 2011)

Read Professor Gerald Curtis' speech upon receiving the first annual Marshall Green Award by the Japan-American Society (December 7, 2011)

Bi-khim Hsiao delivers most recent lecture in WEAI series on "Leadership Change in East & Southeast Asia." Videos, photos, and summary now online (November 28, 2011)

Videos from the fall 2011 Weatherhead Forum in Beijing now online  (November 1, 2011)

Video and photos of Oct. 7 program on Japan's Role in Managing the Global Economy" with Minister Motohisa Furukawa now online (October 12, 2011)

How a high school teacher applied new knowledge from an Institute-sponsored trip to China into her classroom (10/1/2011)

WEAI to host lecture series in Beijing with Columbia Global Centers and Renmin University (9/27/2011)

Video of Professor Gerald Curtis' lecture, Crisis and Response: The Tōhoku Disaster and What It Means for Japan's Future," now online (9/27/2011)

Albert J. Weatherhead III, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and Visionary Dies (9/21/2011)

Weatherhead Undergraduate Training Grant recipient reflects on his time in Vanatu(9/12/2011)

Meet the 2012 Class of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute MARSEA degree program (9/02/2011)

Now accepting submissions for 2011 undergraduate East and Southeast Asia photo exhibit (8/172011)

Robert Immerman, WEAI senior research scholar and director of the Professional Fellows program, passes away  (7/26/2011)

A Personal Essay: Professor Gerald Curtis recounts his trip to Japan's Tōhoku region after the March 11 disaster now online  (7/19/2011)

Videos from WEAI symposium in Hong Kong now online (5/22/2011)

Listen to 4/28 lecture on "The Political Imagination in Asia Beyond Electoral Democracy" (4/28/2011)

Videos from "Columbia Goes Global: The Next 50 Years" all-day conference now online (4/20/2011)

At WEAI overseas symposium, Ronald Arculli says Hong Kong is missing out on China investments (3/23/2011)

Video of presentations by Columbia's Japan specialists and medical faculty on 3/11 earthquake now online  (3/22/2011)

Audio of CKR colloquium "U.S. North Korean Relations: Where Do We Go From Here?" with Joel Wit now online  (2/9/2011)

WEAI Fellows teach new, global courses this spring; new seminar on modern Taiwan open to public (January 18, 2011)

Mahasarakham University in Thailand bestows Honorary Doctorate on Duncan McCargo, WEAI Research Affiliate (December 22, 2010)

Complete coverage of Professor Charles Armstrong's analysis on the flare up between North and South Korea (December 8, 2010)

Dr. David Ho delivers a lecture on "Combating HIV/AIDS in China"(November 17, 2010)

Internet, Censorship and Political Participation in China" - 2010 CHINA Town Hall (November 5, 2010)

WEAI presents lunchtime series on Japanese society in the 20th century
(October 29, 2010)

Podcast available of "North Korea, The Next Generation: Implications of the DPRK Party Delegates' Conference" (October 6, 2010)

WEAI presents panel on Internet, Censorship and Political Participation in China" (September 28, 2010)

Gerald Curtis delivers annual lecture on Japanese Politics, Political Turmoil in Tokyo"
(September 20, 2010)

Department of Education reaffirms Columbia University as a National Resource Center on East Asia (September 1, 2010)

Kay Shimizu joins U.S.-Japan Network for the Future in Washington (June 18, 2010)

Videos and photos of WEAI symposium in Taipei now online (June 13, 2010)

WEAI partners with the Museum of the City of New York for exhibit on first Japanese ambassadors to America (June 11, 2010)

The Weatherhead East Asian Institute congratulates the MARSEA and Professional Fellows Class of 2010 (May 18, 2010)

Two WEAI scholars selected as research fellows of the National Asia Research Program (April 30, 2010)

Jessica Chace (Barnard '11) pens winning undergraduate essay:
"China's Borders Flooded with Toxins" (April 29, 2010)

Weatherhead East Asian Institute presents 2010 Symposium in Taipei, Taiwan
(April 27, 2010)

WEAI Undergraduates to host lecture on wildlife conservation in Asia (April 13, 2010)

Modern Tibetan Studies Program sponsors second annual film festival in New York (March 12, 2010)

Morton H. Halperin delivers lecture on "The Role of Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century: China, Russia and the United States" (March 9, 2010)

Columbia professors Benjamin Liebman, Owen Nee, Daniel Rosen, and Shang-Jin Wei discuss the Chinese economy (February 19, 2010)

Professor Andy Nathan joins the Board of Directors of the National Endowment for Democracy (January 25, 2010)

Japan historian Carol Gluck releases Words in Motion: Toward a Global Lexicon (January 15, 2010)

WEAI and CCLS present colloquium on Chinese Law and Society (January 14, 2010)

Andrew J. Nathan reviews Prisoner of the State: The Secret Journal of Chinese Premier Zhao Ziyang for the London Review of Books (December 17, 2009)

Fall 2009 Undergraduate Study Breaks (December 11 & 16, 2009)

Japan and the United States in Afghanistan: A Dialogue (November 12, 2009)

The Global Financial Crisis Lecture Series offers expert analyses on Chinese and Korean economies (November 10, 2009)

WEAI's Asia for Educators sponsors The United States-China Administrator Shadowing Project (October 30, 2009)

Undergraduate Photo Exhibit on East and Southeast Asia now online (October 30, 2009)

Helen Siu of Yale University kicks off new WEAI series with a talk on "Hong Kong's Sinking and Shrinking Middle Class in a Rising Asia" (October 28, 2009)

Jonathan Pollack examines "China's Strategic Debate over North Korea" (October 21, 2009)

Views In: Undergraduates Photograph a Year in East and Southeast Asia (October 9, 2009)

Experts discuss the US and North Korea bilateral status quo in a political and humanitarian context in WEAI brown bag lecture (October 8, 2009)

North Korea, Global Financial Crisis, the focus of two new WEAI lecture series (October 5, 2009)

WEAI Senior Research Scholar Joel Wit Releases Report on U.S. Reengagement with North Korea (October 1, 2009)

Gerald Curtis delivers annual lecture on Japanese politics, "Japan's Historic Election: Cause and Consequence" (September 24, 2009)

WEAI Profiled in China Social Sciences Today (August 15, 2009)

WEAI Professional Fellow publishes blueprint for the next generations of newspapers
(August 3, 2009)

Professor Merit Janow Joins China Investment Corporation Advisory Board (July 9, 2009)  

WEAI Senior Research Fellow, Joel Wit, discusses strategies for U.S. diplomatic relations with North Korea (July 7, 2009)  


Papers published from a WEAI-sponsored conference in honor of Henry Dewitt Smith II
(May, 2009)

WEAI sponsors Korean Study Break on May 6 (April 24, 2009)

East Asian Art: A Career Guide for Undergraduates on April 20 (April 16, 2009)

WEAI co-sponsors "On the Edge" film series (April 16, 2009)

Stephen Kotkin delivers the 4th Annual Borton Mosely Distinguished Lecture on Eurasia (April 9, 2009)

Xu Bing, AAS events kick off WEAI 60th anniversary (March 11, 2009)

Weatherhead East Asian Institute hosts breakfast with Indonesia Ambassador Marty M. Natalegawa and Columbia University undergraduates (February 1, 2009)

Weatherhead Books on Asia, part of Columbia University Press' best translation works; I Love Dollars recommended for President Barack Obama: Blogs (January 30, 2009)

Weatherhead East Asian Institute Turns 60 (January 2009)

Weatherhead East Asian Institute Holds Undergraduate Logo Design Contest (December 15, 2008)

Weatherhead East Asian Institute and the Southeast Asian League Introduce Balinese Dance to Columbia Undergraduates (December 11, 2008)

The Professor Who Loved Japan (December, 2008)

Learning the Lessons of Japan's Bubble and "Lost Decade" (December 5, 2008)

At the WEAI, Michael Buehler helps organize governance series and teaches a class or two (November 19, 2008)

How East Asians View Democracy book launch on November 10, editors to discuss results of large-scale survey-research project (October 24, 2008)

Reel China to screen independent documentaries; festival kicks off on October 24 (October 13, 2008)

Gerald Curtis predicts Japan's future in special lecture (October 9, 2008)

Guobin Yang, associate professor, on Brian Lehrer Live (October 1, 2008)

Brown Bag Lecture Series to examine the responsibility of media in Reporting China (September 9, 2008)

Getting to the bottom of China: a Columbia College student's summer experience (August 28, 2008)

Professor Gerald L. Curtis profiled, chats about new book in the Club Times (August 21, 2008)

Professor Andrew J. Nathan discusses China and the 2008 Summer Olympics (August 8, 2008)

WEAI Announces First Book Award Recipient, Scott O'Bryan (June 10, 2008)

Guobin Yang article, "A Civil Society Emerges from the Earthquake Rubble" (June 5, 2008)

Professor Andrew Nathan Awarded the 47th Annual Mark van Doren award (May 7, 2008)

Columbia East Asia Review launches new website
(April 2008)

WEAI Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Professional Fellows Program
(January 18, 2008)

Establishment of N.T. Wang Professorship in Chinese Economy and Business (September, 2007)

New Student Group Taiwan Focus Presents "Enchanting Taiwan Photo Exhibition" (April, 2007)

WEAI Welcomes Visiting Fulbright Scholar Rizal Sukma (March, 2007)

Professor Armstrong Releases New Book The Koreas (February, 2007)

Professor Madeleine Zelin Awarded the Allan Sharlin Memorial Prize (December, 2006)

Professor Gluck Receives Order of the Rising Sun (October 4, 2006)

In Memoriam: John "Jack" Bresnan (1927-2006) (May 2006)

Professor Carol Gluck, Awarded The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon
(May 2006)

Visiting Professor Hadi Soesastro Named One of Four to Change the Face of Indonesia (December 2005)

Dr. Gray Tuttle Inaugurated as the Leila Hadley Luce Chair in Modern Tibetan Studies (September 2005)

WEAI Hosts Angang Hu, Economic Adviser to Chinese Government
(June 2005)

Gerald Curtis Honored by Japanese Government
(December 2004)

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