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UTD Center for Asian Studies Newsletter - December 2020

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What We Are Looking Forward To In The First Month Of 2021

Center for Asian Studies invites you to attend three featured events in January:
  1. January 21, Thursday, 7:00-8:30PM. : Featured lecture by Prof. Andrew Rubin on the topic of "Orwell between East and West."
  2. January 27, Wednesday, 7:00PM: Annual Anlin Ku Lecture by Charles Yu and his book Interior Chinatown. (In partnership with School of Arts & Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas and Dallas Museum of Art)
  3. January 30, Saturday, 4:00-5:30PM: Asian Culture Forum-A Special Session by Prof. Michelle Cho on the role that the fans of Korean pop (K-Pop) band BTS played in the recent growth of the Black Lives Matter movement.
All the events will be virtual. Click the event title to register. Invitation link will be sent by email.

Faculty Spotlight - Prof. Karl Ho

Professor Karl Ho is Associate Professor of Instruction in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Science and Associate Director of the Center for Asian Studies at The University of Texas at Dallas. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of North Texas. He teaches political economy, politics and public policy in East Asia. His research focuses on East Asian elections and China-Taiwan-US relations. He is the organizer of the UTD Taiwan Democracy Symposium (https://epps.utdallas.edu/tds), hosting regular international conferences at the university on Taiwan elections and cross-Strait relations. He was awarded the Taiwan fellowship in 2018, studying Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy. His recent works were published in the books The Taiwan Voter and Taiwan's Political Re-Alignment and Diplomatic Challenges, exploring the impacts and developments of China-Taiwan relations. He is the co-Principal Investigator of the Hong Kong Election Study project, collecting election survey data since 2015. He has published articles in Journal of Electoral Studies, Electoral Studies, Human Rights Quarterly, Journal of African and Asian Studies and Journal of Information Technology and Politics, Journal of African and Asian Studies, Journal of Information Technology and Politics, Asian Affairs: An American Review and Asian Politics & Policy.


  • Non-credit Asian language courses for spring 2021 are open for registration. Courses include Mandarin Chinese (five levels from beginners to advanced), Introductory Hindi 1, Introductory Hindi 2, Conversational Japanese, Korean Beginners. The first class will start on January 25. All courses will be offered virtually online. Click here for the schedules and registration.
  • UTD announces plans for spring 2021 semester. Instructional model in spring 2021 will be same as fall 2020; in-person activities are to expand. Click here for more details.
  • UTD winter break will start on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 and run through January 1, 2021. The University will close during the break.
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