News & Events


The Hong Kong Protest Movement and the Future of China

Martin Dimitrov

February 28, 3 – 5 pm
Coates 145


Gods & Things: Asian Art from the Permanent Collection

LSU Museum of Art
Curated by William Ma
November 1, 2019–February 23, 2020

China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Opportunities for Louisiana

November 8, 2019 @ 3pm in 155 Coates
Speaker: Chen Ye-sho (Francis M. Dud Coates MBA Professorship, LSU School of Business)
Sponsored by Asian Studies

Glands, insanity, criminality, and desire: female “same-sex love” murder and culpability in 1930s China

April 5, 2019, @ 3:30-5:30 p.m. 145 Coates
Speaker: Peter Carroll (Associate Professor, Northwestern University)
Sponsored by:  Asian Studies and the Department of History


Screening & Discussion of "And Then They Came for Us"

October 25th 2018 - Coates 145

The Dawn of Rice Farming in the Lower Yangtze River, China

Dr. Gary Crawford
Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Anthropology
University of Toronto Mississauga
Friday, March 9th, @ 3:30pm
E130 Howe-Russell-Kniffen Geoscience Complex
Part of the Geography & Anthropology Friday Forum speaker series

Film Screening: Have a Nice Day (2017)

February 15(Thursday) at 5 p. m. 103 Design Building

A free screening of the critically acclaimed Chinese animated film directed by Liu Jian.

A film poster of "Have a Nice Day."

Co-sponsored by School of Art and Asian Studies

Book Discussion: Crazy Rich Asians

January 18, 6 pm in 113 Allen Hall

 Book Discussion (with free pizza!)

Sponsored by the Asian Studies Program and English Department. Looking for a fun winter break read?

Check out* Kevin Kwan's CRAZY RICH ASIANS and join us for a lively discussion of the novel that has

been described as "a juicy, close anthropological read of Singapore high

*a copy of the book is on reserve at the library under "Zanasi" and "Book Discussion"

WHERE: 113 Allen Hall WHEN: Thursday, January 18 6:00 - 7:30 pm society" (Elle Magazine)
Questions? Contact: Dr. Sunny Yang (

Making Punches Count Parties, Conflict, and Legislative Brawls

Lecture: Emily Beaulieu

January 11TH Holiday Forum  LSU Journalism Building

2PM LSU Department of Political Science and Asian Studies Presents:

Making Punches Count: Parties, Conflict, and Legislative Brawls

Understanding contentious partisan behaviors through the legislative brawl.

Emily Beaulieu Ph.D., democracy, protest, violence, and political participation


China Town Hall

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 6:00 – 8:00 PM
103 Design School, LSU campus

Join 80+ communities across the United States in a national conversation on China. Featuring an interactive webcast with Ambassador Susan Rice.

Followed by on-site discussion with Dr. Mark Frazieron “China and India in a Post-American World.
The Honorable Susan E. Rice

Former National Security Advisor and U.S. Ambassador to the UN Dr. Mark Frazier

Department of Politics Director of the India-China Institute The New School for Social Research


Capitalism and Its Current Crisis

Public Lecture

Distinguished Economist and Political Commentator

Prabhat Patnaik Professor Emeritus Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
“From Export-led Growth to Mass
Consumption-led Growth”
Friday, April 22, 2016

3:30PM in Dodson Auditorium


Open Seminar “Capitalism and Its Current Crisis” Friday, April 22, 12:30PM Allen Hall 212-C

From Export-led Growth to Mass Consumption-led Growth

Location: Dodson Auditorium

Start Date: April 22, 2016 @ 3:30 PM


Hong Kong: Past, Present, Future - The Gateway to China

Location: Louisiana State University

Start Date: April 14, 2015

China, Islam, and the Uyghurs in Historical Perspective

Location: 253 Himes Hall

Start Date: February 27, 2015 @ 12:00 AM


Let the Bullets Fly

Location: LSU Union, Room 339

Start Date: November 11, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

8th Annual China Town Hall

Location: Student Union, 303 International Room

Start Date: October 16, 2014 @ 12:00 AM


CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections

Location: 103 Design School

Start Date: October 28, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

End Date: October 28, 2013 @ 12:00 AM