“India’s Subterranean Stepwells: Photographs by Victoria Lautman” showcases the massive water storage systems and runs May 5 through Oct. 20.
The donation, from the J. Yang and Family Foundation, will provide scholarships for undergraduates and graduate students, and support academic programming.
“How to Make the Universe Right” presents a stunning installation of painted religious scrolls, ceremonial clothing, and ritual objects of the Yao, Tày, Sán Dìu, Sán Chay among others.
Featuring more than 160 works of art, “Enduring Splendor: Jewelry of India’s Thar Desert” opens Feb. 19.
The headdresses that will be on display reflect the blending of cultural influences and peoples in the port city of Freetown during the 1970s.
UCLA researchers used geographic modeling to reveal 121 sites where important Indian texts from the third century B.C. could be carved into rock.
“MAO to NOW: Photographs by Stephen Verona” features 32 images contrasting China in 1980 with China in 2014. The exhibition runs from May 15 until Sept. 11.
The exhibition at the Fowler Museum at UCLA will feature 200 rare and diverse artworks from the Austronesian-speaking peoples including ancient ceramics, carved ancestor figures, textiles and ritual objects.
The gift will go toward the Terasaki Center’s program endowment allowing for new initiatives that focus on community engagement.
On the 40th anniversary of the Khmer Rouge’s proclamation of victory in Cambodia, UCLA demographer Patrick Heuveline has produced new estimates of the regime’s death toll between 1975 and 1979.
Policymakers, scholars and business leaders from Australia and the United States will explore the implications of the economic rise of the region at the event cohosted by the UCLA International Institute.
Four centers — the Latin American Institute, the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, the Asia Institute and the National Heritage Language Resource Center — received Title VI funding for area and language studies.
“Round Trip: Bicycling Asia Minor, 1891” opens Dec. 14 and features 42 black-and-white photos from the historic trip.
A $2.5 million gift from Tadashi Yanai will help transform UCLA’s Department of Asian Languages and Cultures into one of the world’s leading centers for the study of Japanese literature and culture.