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December 19, 2016

Vietnam’s Communist Revolution

Asian Studies Director Tuong Vu’s new book, “Vietnam’s Communist Revolution,” was recently published by Cambridge University Press.
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The book traces the evolving worldview of Vietnamese communists over 80 years as they led Vietnam through wars, social revolution, and peaceful development.

Spanning the entire history of the Vietnamese revolution and its aftermath, this book examines its leaders’ early rise to power, the tumult of three decades of war with France, the US, and China, and the stubborn legacies left behind which remain in Vietnam today.

Peter Zinoman, of the University of California-Berkeley, calls the book a “game changer in multiple fields.” He says it is the “first study in over a generation to cover the entire century-long history of the Vietnamese communist party from its inception after World War I until the present.”

November 29, 2016

Alisa Freedman – Winner – Faculty Advisor 2017

Dr. Alisa Freedman, Associate Professor of Japanese Literature and Film, has been awarded Winner of the region 8 Excellence in Advising – Faculty Advisor 2017.

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This recognition comes from the NACADA Annual Awards Program for Academic Advising, and honors individuals and institutions making significant contributions to the improvement of academic advising. NACADA is a representative and advocate of academic advising and those providing that service to higher education. Congratulations Alisa!

 

May 26, 2016

Alisa Freedman – Excellence Award

Asian Studies/EALL Professor Alisa Freedman (standing, in striped dress) has been awarded one of the two 2016 University of Oregon Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Awards by the Division of Undergraduate Studies and the All-Campus Advising Association (ACAA).Advising Ceremony Tablecropped

The awards committee received close to 200 nominations and 51 applications from 30 different departments for review, making this award a significant recognition for Professor Freedman as a teacher, advisor, and mentor for our students.

Working Futures: Perspectives on Labor from the Global South

Working Futures Workshop

Working Futures: Perspectives on
Labor from the Global South
Carla Freeman,Emory University
Lamia Karim, University of Oregon
Ching Kwan, Lee University of California, Los Angeles
Eileen Otis, University of Oregon
Friday, May 27, 2016
Browsing Room, Knight Library
10:00-noon

 

January 11, 2016

Korean edition of AST Prof. Lamia Karim’s book

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Dr. Lamia Karim’s book Microfinance and Its Discontents: Women in Debt in Bangladesh, University of Minnesota Press, 2011 came out with a Korean edition published by Maybooks, 2015.

The book Korean Publication Karim's Titleis a radical critique of the effects of microfinance NGOs, including the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh that went onto win the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, on rural women. Through ethnographic case studies, the book examines how access to microfinance loans have disempowered rural women in Bangladesh.

Karim is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Oregon, and a former associate director of Center for the Study of Women in Society (CSWS) .