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Foster and Richey on Confucianism’s Revival in China

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Congratulations, December 2014 Graduates!

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The Asian Studies Program congratulates its December 2014 graduates: Julian Augustus ’14, Jacob Hart ’14, and Amber Welch ’14.  Julian is contemplating further studies in philosophy as well as a military career.  Jacob, a triple major in Asian Studies, Education … Continue reading

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Amber Welch ’14 to Teach in Japan

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Congratulations to December graduate Amber Welch ’14, who has accepted a position as a teacher of English at Everyone R. Academy in Mishima City, Shizuoka Prefecture (just south of Mt. Fuji, two hours by train from Tōkyō)! Amber, who spent … Continue reading

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Sona Apbasova ’15 Wins Essay Competition

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Congratulations to Sona B. Apbasova ’15, whose essay “Pan-Turkism of Republic of Turkey in post-Soviet Central Asian Republics in 1990s” (written under the direction of Dr. Robert Foster) has won the 2014 Kentucky Association of Teachers of History (KATH)’s Raymond … Continue reading

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Tristan Lee Riven ’06 and John Sexton ’06 Start New Company in Borneo

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Video game designers and entrepreneurs Tristan Lee Riven ’06 and John Sexton ’06 have established a new venture called Neorune.  Based in Borneo, the company will focus on creating and producing narrative-driven adventure games such as its current project, Ley … Continue reading

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Kelly Williams ’07: Taking Big Ass Fans to East Asia

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Kelly Williams ’07 has just accepted a position with Lexington-based Big Ass Fans’ International Sales Department as Vertical Accounts Specialist for East Asian Operations!  After graduating from Berea, Kelly spent several years, on and off, in South Korea, where he … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Class of 2014!

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The Asian Studies Program congratulates its May 2014 graduates: Fatima King ’14, Sharon Lee ’14 (both Asian Studies majors), and Angela Rowe ’14 (Asian Studies minor).  An aspiring computer animator, Fatima would like to design video game characters.  Following graduation, … Continue reading

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Bereans in Asia in 2014-15

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As the 2013-14 academic year draws to a close, many Asian Studies majors and minors are preparing to travel and study in Asia.  In Japan, Katrina Frailey ’16 will spend fall 2014 at Kansai Gaidai University while Jennifer Adams ’16 will spend the entire 2014-15 academic year … Continue reading

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Aisulu Masylkanova ’06: From Asian Studies to Corporate Lawyer

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Aisulu Masylkanova ’06 now works as an attorney with the international law firm Dentons. At Dentons’ New York office, she specializes in securities and other financial matters, such as project financing and initial public offerings (IPOs) of company stocks. Prior … Continue reading

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Patton-sensei Joins Permanent Faculty in Fall 2014

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After benefiting from his part-time instruction in Japanese language for almost two years, the Asian Studies Program is overjoyed to announce that Nathan Patton, better known on campus as Patton-sensei パットン先生, has signed a long-term contract and will join the … Continue reading

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