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The Central Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone and Other Regional Treaties as Models for the Middle East

Dr. Anna Peczeli, a Visiting Fulbright Fellow and member of the Hungarian Foreign Affairs Institute, gave a lecture on April 4th, 2014, entitled “The Central Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone and Other Regional Treaties as Models for the Middle East.”

Film Screening: "The Dialogue"

Date: 
Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 7:00pm

A film by Wang Wo, The Dialogue documents the attempt by a group of Chinese intellectuals to circumvent the restrictive measures in place in China that prevent Chinese citizens from having free contact with the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s exiled leader. Using internet technologies they take the first step in establishing such a dialogue.

China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections

Date: 
Monday, October 28, 2013 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

China Town: Local Connections, National Reflections

7th Annual China Town Hall

A national day of programming on China involving 50 cites throughout the United States

China's rapid development and Sino-American rela-tions have a direct impact on the lives of just about everyone in the United States. CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections, is a national day of programming designed to provide Americans across the United States and beyond the opportunity to discuss these issues with leading experts.

“Along the Silk Road”: Open Sketch Night at the IU Art Museum

Jaime Bue, Outreach GA at the IAUNRC, gave a short presentation to the audience describing the history and looking at a few art pieces that exemplify the cross-cultural contact of the Silk Road.

Sino-Tibetan Relations

This course carries Culture Studies & COLL S & H distribution credit

Regions Covered: 
China
Tibet
Course Code: 
R572

History of Xinjiang to 1911

The region today known as Xinjiang has had a tumultuous political history, often at the margin of other empires, sometimes itself the seat of empires, and sometimes parceled into warring statelets. It is geographically part of Central Asia, though it has also come under the political ambit of China. Peoples inhabiting the region have been animists, Zoroastrians, Nestorian Christians, Buddhists, and Muslims.

Regions Covered: 
China
Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region
Historical Central Eurasia
Professor: 
/~iaunrc/content/gardner-bovingdon-0
Course Code: 
R532

Politics of Identity in China and Inner Asia

Regions Covered: 
Afghanistan
China
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region
Historical Central Eurasia

Many people take terms like "Chinese," "Taiwanese," or "Kazakh" to represent straightforward concepts. This course will challenge that assumption. Battles over states and borders have powerfully affected the formation of identities in China and Inner Asia. As rulers and alliances changed, some identities emerged, some merged, and some disappeared. Through a study of theories of identity and modern state formation, combined with careful attention to the history of China and Inner Asia over the last century or so, we will examine the politics of identity in this vast region.

Professor: 
/~iaunrc/content/gardner-bovingdon-0
Course Code: 
R595
When Taught: 
Spring 2013

Politics in Xinjiang

In a scant one hundred twenty years, part or all of the region now known as Xinjiang has been a colony of the Qing empire, a warlord fiefdom, an independent republic, and a province of China. Today it is, like its southern neighbor Tibet, an "autonomous region" in China. As with Tibet, its politics long remained recondite to the outside world. The last two decades have seen an explosion in research on Xinjiang. It is now possible to gain an extensive understanding of the region through works of political science, anthropology, sociology, and history.

Regions Covered: 
China
Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region
Historical Central Eurasia
Professor: 
/~iaunrc/content/gardner-bovingdon-0
Course Code: 
R530

Modern Inner Mongolia

What region in the world has the largest population of ethnic Mongols? What region in Chinese was the first testing ground for the Chinese Communist minority policy? What region in China has had the most lasting impact from the Japanese occupation during World War II? What region of the world produces the largest part of the world’s cashmere and most of its rare earths? Which region in China suffered the most in the Cultural Revolution? The answer to all these questions is: Inner Mongolia.

Regions Covered: 
China
Mongolia
Course Code: 
R662
When Taught: 
Fall 2011

Property in Central Eurasia

Regions Covered: 
China
Hungary
Iran
Kazakhstan
Mongolia
Romania
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region
Historical Central Eurasia

A land of nomads and industrialists, communists and capitalists, media moguls and pirates all at the same time, Central Eurasia has been a testing ground-and battleground-for some of society’s greatest experiments in property: what can (or should) be owned, who can own it, and what they can do with it. This course explores the development of conceptions of property and property rights in Central Eurasia, from the establishment of rights over hunting and grazing grounds to fights over copyright and patents.

Professor: 
/~iaunrc/content/kathryn-graber
Course Code: 
R599
When Taught: 
Spring 2013

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