Culture

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10 Aug 2018
Certain aspects of an indigenous Sufi culture in Western Indonesia appear to protect it against radical Islamic ideology.
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30 Jul 2018
Researchers observe that red-fronted lemurs may chew on millipedes to rid themselves of intestinal parasites.
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26 Jun 2018
A large-scale analysis has suggested it’s easier for people to form and replace relationships in North America, Europe and Latin America, compared to Asia and the Middle East, what causes these differences, and how they may influence people’s thoughts and behavior.
26 Mar 2018
SUSS to host 2019 Univer-Cities Conference: launches book “Univer-Cities: Strategic Dilemmas of Medical Origins and Selected Modalities” with contributions from 11 other major international universities
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12 Mar 2018
By integrating fashion knowledge and machine learning formulation, the establishment of the Dataset will enable machine to better understand fashion, bringing a new horizon to the fashion retail industry through the application of AI.
19 Feb 2018
Qatar University organized on February 18-20 a symposium on “Language and Nature in Southern and Eastern Arabia”.
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13 Feb 2018
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) proudly announces the winning of two awards in “Reimagine Education Awards 2018”, namely a Gold Award in “Sustainability” category and a Silver Award in “Ethical Leadership” category.
12 Feb 2018
Qatar University (QU) has been ranked 52 in the Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings 2018, among the 350+ top universities from 25 countries in the Asia region. The announcement was made on February 6 on the THE website, naming QU 52nd among universities in the Asia region and 3rd among universities in the Arab world.
12 Feb 2018
Qatar University colleges of Law (LAWC) and Engineering (CENG) launched their upcoming international conference on “Law and Digital Age” at a press conference yesterday held at the University.
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08 Feb 2018
A mobile hotspot network will enable riders on fast-moving trains to stream HD videos without interruption while underground, thanks in part to a newly-developed mmWave wireless backhaul technology. The first commercial service using this technology will debut later this year.
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07 Feb 2018
Study advises small and medium hotels in Mauritius to embrace new technologies and cultivate new clienteles.
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17 Jan 2018
Child marriage is a global issue affecting various countries, religions and ethnicities. In this Asia Research News 2018 feature article, researchers from Malaysia and UK spoke to 7,500 women to find out the causes and consequences of child marriage.
15 Jan 2018
Americans are more passionate toward their romantic partners than Japanese people are because Americans live in social environments in which people have greater freedom to choose and replace their partners, a team of Japanese researchers suggest.
In the first group (Well-mixed) where the opponents were reshuffled each round, defectors prevailed over the course of 50 rounds. In the second group (Network reciprocity) where the opponents remained the same for the 50 rounds enabling them to identify cooperative neighbors, the cooperative cluster survived. In the third group (Network reciprocity with punishment), the option to punish opponents failed to boost cooperation.
29 Dec 2017
Punishment might not be an effective means to get members of society to cooperate for the common good, according to a social dilemma experiment.
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08 Dec 2017
As Russia’s revolution celebrates its centenary, Dr Kalim Siddiqui draws comparisons with India’s push for independence.
Examples of 3D CG models used in the study. (Kawahara J. and Osugi T., Perception, September 24, 2017)
27 Nov 2017
The act of nodding positively affects the subjective likability of people by about 30 percent and their approachability by 40 percent, according to a study conducted by researchers from Hokkaido University and Yamagata University in Japan.
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03 Nov 2017
Acclaimed Primatologist Urges Indonesian Government to Protect First New Species of Great Ape Described in Nearly 90 Years.
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19 Oct 2017
Researchers to Explore Swampy Wetland in the First Search for Lost Species Expedition.
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28 Jul 2017
University of Malaya’s ethnomusicologist Loo Fung Ying and Universiti Putra Malaysia’s musicologist Loo Fung Chiat discussed how national unity can be emphasized in multicultural Malaysia through local performing arts by delving into the International Champion Kun Seng Keng Lion Dance troupe.
Award winning collections at the PolyU Fashion Show 2017: “Object> Garment> Object” by Jason Wong (second from right in top) and “Fxxkshion” by York Yip (bottom)
26 Jul 2017
Twenty-five graduating students at the Institute of Textiles and Clothing (ITC) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) featured their creative designs at the PolyU Fashion Show 2017.
21 Jul 2017
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)’s Institute of Textiles and Clothing (ITC) staged its annual Master of Arts Graduation Fashion Show last week (11 July) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
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19 Jul 2017
Professor Timothy W. Tong, PolyU President joined a Service-Learning trip with students to Kyrgyzstan and then signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan today.
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13 Jul 2017
Extravert Chinese students learning English as a second language are likely to perform better in speaking and reading, but less proficient in listening than their introvert counterparts, according to a study published in Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (JSSH).
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23 Jun 2017
A first-ever milestone event brought together Cambodian officials and others today to discuss law enforcement options and responses to wildlife trafficking –an increasing threat to the world’s wildlife species.
25 May 2017
Aid & Development Asia Summit, taking place on 14-15 June at the MICC2 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, will discuss on building a culture of resilience and strengthening disaster preparedness and roundtables on emergency communication, early warning systems, GIS, data collection and mapping.
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19 May 2017
Computational artist Norimichi Hirakawa used computer programming to produce moving images.
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11 May 2017
A large middle class in Thailand and Indonesia is demanding more environmental protection; something not happening in other developing South-East Asian nations.
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02 May 2017
The University of Malaya worked with the Malacca Portuguese-Eurasian Association to produce a book to learn Malacca Portuguese, an endangered language in Malaysia. This is part of the ongoing efforts to revitalise this endangered language.
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01 May 2017
Rohingya refugees living in a camp in Bangladesh have developed a multi-dimensional social fabric that is more complex than the common refugee narratives depicted in some reports.
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28 Apr 2017
Genetic studies on Malaysia’s Orang Asli peoples could lead to tailored medical advice that is more appropriate for their unique makeup.

Events

02 Mar 2011
An exhibition titled “Saneatsu and Red Porcelain” will be held in March and April at the Shigenori Tomioka Collection Gallery which opened in May 2009. This is an exhibition which takes the shape of word-association game-like concept linking Saneatsu Mushakoji to Naoya Shiga to Wanli red porcelain to five-colored Ming Dynasty porcelain.
14 Dec 2011
The workshop takes on a comparative country perspective, seeking to interrogate controversial events, ideologies and personalities that defined the contours of the past and the present in countries across Asia and seeks to mark out differences and commonalities, connections as well as disjunctures between them.
06 Jul 2011
ICACA 2011 will be the 3rd international conference organized by FACA, UNIMAS and sponsored by PETRONAS. This conference is unique in nature as it covers all areas in the arts, namely visual and performing arts, design technology and management of the arts.
19 Jul 2011
This 13th International Conference on Translation will be held in Shah Alam, Malaysia from 19-21 July 2011. Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia has been chosen to be the host
22 Feb 2011
The University of the Philippines Vargas Museum will open Topak, all in the mind on 22 February 2011, Tuesday, 4 in the afternoon at the Basement of the Vargas.
05 Oct 2010
Malaysia is committed to combating climate change. The Symposium is therefore aptly themed, “Addressing global concerns and changing societal needs”.
09 Sep 2010
Korea International Art Fair is making its inroads into world art market to make the firm position of Asian contemporary art and it will be a great motive to make the art more diverse and active.
01 Sep 2010
Korea Serious Games Festival is comprised of exhibitions, international conferences and pre-arranged business meetings between participating companies and attendees. The main objective of the event is to promote the serious games sector by showing various educational and sound games.
03 Jun 2010
It is our great pleasure to announce that Waseda University Organization for Japan-US Studies is holding the third international symposium “Japan, the United States, and China and Integration of East Asia: Conceptual Issues and Priorities”.
28 May 2010
While confusion deepens on the situation of the security treaties of Japan, the year 2010 brings the 50th year since the conclusion of the revised Japan-U.S. Security Treaty.
02 Aug 2010
In order to discuss the current status, opportunities and trends of industrialisation and employment generation in villages, and creation, innovation and management of micro-enterprises in rural areas through the application of science and technology, the NAM S&T Centre announces the organisation of an International Workshop.
08 Apr 2010
In an IDRC public lecture, renowned Indian historian and biographer Ramachandra Guha will critically explore India’s future on the world stage. Analyzing the deep fault-lines within Indian society, politics, economics, and culture, he suggests that talk of Indian superstardom is highly premature.
25 May 2010
Some 700 delegates from Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East, North America and Africa are participating in the Summit set on 25th-26th May 2010 to examine media issues and social concerns that may contribute towards industry and societal development.
19 Jan 2010
This is the third forum on climate change since 2008 organised jointly by the British High Commission and the Chevening Alumni following the annual major United Nations (UN) conference on climate change.
04 Feb 2010
When (begins) : 2010-02-04 9:00 (Ottawa) 2010-02-05 17:00 (Ottawa) - Where : Château Laurier, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa
14 Dec 2009
The increasingly complex and interconnected world in which we live poses broad new challenges for science and society. Among the most important are global climate change, clean energy, population growth, sustainable food and water supplies, and the development of effective social organizations on both local and global scales.
09 Dec 2009
Mekong Media Forum, organised by Inter Press Service Asia-Pacific and Probe Media Foundation Inc, will be held on Dec. 9-12, 2009, in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
30 Nov 2009
In a public lecture, writer, historian, and former United Nations official Thant Myint-U will argue for a fresh approach to Burma’s problems.
24 Oct 2009
August 19, 2009 - Beijing, China - From 24-30 October 2009, the biennial Icograda World Design Congress in association with the first Beijing Design Week will be held in Beijing, China for the first time.
12 Mar 2010
The Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics welcomes papers that represent any scientific endeavor that addresses itself to “Plato’s Problem” concerning language acquisition: “How we can gain a rich linguistic system given our fragmentary and impoverished experience?”
08 Aug 2009
The exhibition aims to represent significant themes and periods in the development of sculptor Duddley Diaz as an artist and as a Filipino working within an Italian setting.
09 Dec 2009
The Mekong Media Forum will gather media professionals from the six countries in the region to discuss the state of media and creative space, learn new skills, and exchange experiences and ideas around media as an actor for social change in their societies.
26 Jun 2009
The group will talk about the comic book industry in the Philippines, share their insights and embark on the basics of creating comics.
13 Jun 2009
The Asia Pacific region has become more stratified in every sector of life. Gaps are widening between rich and poor countries, between urban and rural areas, in relation to gender, and among classes and ethnic groups.
05 Jun 2009
Three artists have collaborated with the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) and the National Art Gallery to put up an exhibition, themed “The Enchanting World of FRIM on Canvas in the Eyes of Rizlan, Ghani & Rafie” starting 2 June 2009.
23 Jun 2009
The conference hopes to provide a forum for examining important issues related to language policy, language learning and language teaching in the context of the developing world.
21 Apr 2009
The UP Vargas Museum (UPVM) will host a lecture by Dr. Norma Respicio for the second time in line with the Woven Templates exhibit.
06 Apr 2009
On the occasion of the 110th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Greece and Japan, an exhibition of subway art from Athens will open at the Tokyo National Museum on April 7, preceded by a symposium at Keio University on April 6, 2009.
26 Mar 2009
Registration is now open for the "Continuity and Change: (Re)conceptualising Power in Southeast Asia Conference" at Cambridge University.
03 Mar 2009
In Archiving Roberto Chabet, artist and researcher Ringo Bunoan focuses on the work of the pioneering Filipino conceptual artist Roberto Chabet, beginning with his early drawings and collages in the 1960s to his current installations and objects.

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