There are alot of exciting Asian related events happening in Israel recently, and I can hardly keep up. Aside from what I’ve already covered, here are some more recent news and events related to Asia-Israel connections :
- Jung Chang, the famous author of Wild Swans and "Mao – the unknown story", will visit Israel together with her husband – Jon Halliday – to speak at the Tel Aviv University conference about the Mao book. Conference will take place on the 14th of May, starting at 09:30 in Drachlis hall (496).
- TheMarker launched a new China Business forum in Hebrew, headed by Guy Rotberg, who I know indirectly through a colleague and his Meijob.com China online company. It’s still not very active, but I have a feeling Guy will take care of that soon. I also noticed that his partner, Barak Paz-Tal has registered his new blog on Chinalyst. I think that makes 3 Israeli English blogs about China that I know of (after fiLi’s world and the somewhat inactive Within the Wall).
- Tel Aviv University will hold a Japan celebration on the 30th of May, which will include a visit from the ambassador and student Japan related performances and songs, whatever that means.
- I still don’t have the full details, but on the same night – the 30th of May – there’s going to be a Korea celebration at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
- The East-Asia student forum in Tel Aviv University is celebrating two years and holding an "Israeli China Business conference" on June 5th, 17:00 at Drachlis hall (room 496). There are some other interesting activities detailed on the site, like the recent ISRAEL- KOREA PenPal Project with Hebrew Korean students from the Konkuk University in Korea.
- Last week, an international conference on Japan was held at the Hebrew U. in honor of a leading Japan expert Prof. Ben-Ami Shillony.
I’ll try and make it to most of those events, although I have Milluim coming up. If you’re coming or you want to meet-up before/during/after, let me know.