UB College of Arts and Sciences
Asia@Noon, Brown Bag Symposia

Asia at Noon is a series of lunchtime presentations normally held in 280 Park Hall on the north campus of the University at Buffalo various Fridays throughout the semester, from 12:00-1:00 pm. The presenter usually speaks for about 30 minutes, with the rest of the time devoted to Q&A and discussion. Undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and people from the Buffalo community are invited and encouraged to attend.


Click here to view a combined schedule of events for the Asian Studies Program and the Foundations of South Asian Studies HI Reading Group.

Spring 2014 Speakers (click titles to view pdf posters for each talk)


February 7
February 14

The Nippon Buzz II: What's Making the News in Japan in 2014?

Thomas Burkman, Research Professor Emeritus of Asian Studies

February 28

The Making of the Zhanguo Ce Clique

Xin Fan, Assistant Professor of History, SUNY Fredonia

March 7

April 4

Keeping Up with the Times: The Case of the Ch’ŏndogyo Religion in Korea, 1905-1910

Carl Young, Associate Professor of History, University of Western Ontario

April 11

New Fictions of Property: Claiming Nature/Land in India’s Urban Peripheries

Shubhra Gururani, Associate Professor of Anthropology, York University, Canada

May 2

Debt and the Moral Economy of Muslim Politics in Late Colonial Bengal

Ananya Dasgupta, Assistant Professor of History, Case Western Reserve University