Recent Events

LCAS Programs 2017 – 2018

Wild Words, Living Kyogen:
Traditional Japanese Comedy
Professor Carolyn Morley
Wellesley College
Wednesday, September 27

LCAS Programs 2016 – 2017

Japan’s Escape from Zombie Capitalism:
Lessons from Anime, Manga and Music
Professor Ian Condry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Monday, April 10

The U.S. – Japan Alliance:
Key Concepts and Contemporary Issues
Dr. Yukinori Komine
Harvard University
Wednesday, April 12

The Sound of Zen
Live Concert with Master Musicians
Yodo Kurahashi-sensei and Miyuki Yoshikami-sensei
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Japanese Bonsai Trees: Ancient Art, Modern World
Lecture and Q & A with Bob Chilton and Todd Stewart
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Mindfulness Week
September, 2016

LCAS Programs 2015 – 2016

Mindfulness Week
September, 2015

LCAS Programs 2014 – 2015

The History and Design of Kare San Sui in Zen Monasteries
Shin Abe
March 18, 2015

Cranes of Peace: The Memory and Meaning of Hiroshima’s Trauma
David Janes, U.S. – Japan Foundation
November 14, 2014

The Moral Dimensions of Japanese Aesthetics
Yuriko Saito
October 8, 2014

Japanese Tea Ceremony
Chado Urasenke Tankokai Association of Washington D.C.
October 1, 2014

Contemplative Studies and the Liberal Arts
Hal Roth
September 15, 2014

Mindfulness Week
September, 2014

LCAS Programs 2013 – 2014

Buddhism and Psychotherapy
Mark Unno
April 16, 2014

Koto Music: Cherry Blossoms, the Sea, and Seabirds
April 16, 2014

Risk Reduction in the East China Sea
Sheila Smith
March 24, 2014

Making and Faking Kinship: Marriage and Labor Migration between China and South Korea
Caren Freeman, University of Virginia
November 8, 2013

The challenge of involving communities and citizens in development
Vijayendra Rao, World Bank
co-sponsored by LCAS as part of the Dept. of Political Science Fall Globalization Lecture Series
November 4 2013

Access to New Cancer Drugs:  the United States vs. poor cancer patients around the world
James Packard Love, Director of Knowledge Ecology International
co-sponsored by LCAS as part of the Dept. of Political Science Fall Globalization Lecture Series
October 16 2013

Mindfulness Week September 30 – October 4, 2013
Co-sponsored with Campus Recreation, The UMW Wellness Program, and Student Affairs. LCAS sponsored events included:

– No Mud, No Lotus: An Introduction to Mindfulness Practice
David Ambuel and Angela Pitts
September 30, 2013

 – Once Dumb, Twice Crazy, Third Time Wise
Documentary Film Showing
David Ambuel
October 2, 2013

– Mindfulness and Stress Management – the Practice and the Science
Hugh Byrne
October 2, 2013


LCAS Programs 2012 – 2013

An Afternoon with Indian Documentary Filmmaker
Pankaj Rishi Kumar

In God’s Land

Punches and Ponytails 

April 10, 2013

Symposium: Japan – Two Years after the 3/11 Earthquake and Tsunami
April 5, 2013:

 – Aftershocks: Political and Social Reverberations of Fukushima and other Recent Earthquakes in Japan
 Prof. Steve Rabson, Professor Emeritus, Brown University

Sichuan 2008, Fukushima 3/11 and Sino-Japanese Relations
Susan Fernsebner, Professor of History, University of Mary Washington

Live Performance of Traditional Japanese Koto Music
Miyuki Yoshikami

Live Your Dream
Documentary Film by Regge Life centering on the life of Virginia native Taylor Anderson, one of the two Americans to die in the tsunami at Fukushima, where she taught English after graduating from Randolph-Macon College. The film features interviews of local residents, including her students, and of her family who describe her lifelong interest in Japan and her adjustments–sometimes humorous–to living there.


Buddhist Nuns in the 21st Century
guest lecture by Alison Melnick, University of Virginia
March 27, 2013

Disclosing Divine Forms?
guest lecture by Andrew Guffey
March 18, 2013

Film: Once Dumb, Twice Crazy, Third Time Wise: A Tale of Buddhist Pilgrimage
David Ambuel
March 13, 2013

Whatever happened to comrade? Gender mainstreaming, training and development in Vietnam
guest lecture by Kristy Kelly, Drexel University
Nov. 13,  2012
(co-sponsored with the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and Department of Political Science as part of their globalization lecture series.)


LCAS Programs 2011 – 2012


Korean Film: Jean Woo Chi
the story of Jean Woo-chi, a Taoist from the Joseon era, who ends up in present day Korea, causing mayhem with his knack for magic
Nov. 1, 2011


When Lineage Speaks: Personal and Scholarly Reflections on Buddhist Monkhood

Wijitha Bandera
University of Virginia
October 27, 2011

WHEN ROME FACED EAST lecture series fall 2011


Ancient Roman Contacts with South and South East Asia 
Dr. Sethuraman Suresh, Fulbright Senior Research Fellow, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Washington, DC
Wed. Sept. 7, 2011

Roman Coin Finds in India and Sri Lanka
Dr. Sethuraman Suresh, Fulbright Senior Research Fellow, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Washington, DC
Thurs. Sept. 8, 2011

The Site of Berenike in Roman Egypt and its Maritime Trade Connections with the East
Dr. Steven Sidebotham, Professor of History, University of Delaware
Thurs. Sept. 22, 2011

Rome vs. Parthia:  The Cold War that Never Was
Dr. Rose Mary Sheldon, Professor of History, Virginia Military Institute
Thurs. Oct. 27, 2011

Trading Equality for Talent: The Troubled Turn in Korean K-12 Education
Dr. Hyunjoon Park, Associate Professor of Sociology and Education at the University of Pennsylvania
September 28, 2011