- Mar 16 2011
Professor Jeff Richey has contributed an invited commentary on Japan’s recent earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear catastrophes to the website for the PBS programReligion & Ethics Newsweekly. Read the commentary here.
- Feb 3 2011
Sarah Resnick ’11 has been invited to interview for a position with the highly competitive Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program! Since 1987, nearly five thousand college and university graduates from all around the world have taught their native languages in Japan through the JET Program, which is administered by the Japanese government in cooperation with 38 other national governments. If selected, Sarah will join more than 2,600 Americans (including several recent Berea College graduates) who have successfully competed for positions in Japanese schools with JET.
- Dec 14 2010
We are pleased to share good news from the Institute of International Education (IIE) that the Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) program will be re-launched beginning in Summer 2011. Freeman-ASIA, made possible by a grant from the Freeman Foundation, provides need-based funding of up to $3000 for a summer program of at least eight weeks in duration, up to $5000 for a semester, or up to $7000 for an academic year. To be eligible, applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents at the undergraduate level who are planning to study abroad inEast or Southeast Asia. For more information about Freeman-ASIA, including application instructions, visit http://www.iie.org/freeman-asia/.
- Jun 30 2010
The Asian Studies Program congratulates Jessica Frazier ’09, who has just accepted a position with the Laurasian Institution as a coordinator of high school exchanges in Kentucky for students from China, Japan, and South Korea.
- Apr 26 2010
The Asian Studies Program congratulates May and September 2010 graduates Roxanne Dian, Simon Garland, Ryan Hagood, and Brandy Wong (all Asian Studies majors) as well as Linh Nguyen, Ashley Teal, and Nathan Turner (all Asian Studies minors).
- Apr 21 2010
- Apr 12 2010
Ken Johnson ’09 will begin his studies at the University of Kentucky College of Law in fall 2010.
- Apr 6 2010
Professors Trish Isaacs and Mark Roselli will offer an intensive travel course to Malaysia, one of Asia’s most vibrant and diverse nations, during Summer Term I in 2011. Successful completion of this course may be applied toward elective credit for the major or minor in Asian Studies. To learn more about the course, click here.
- Apr 1 2010
Originating in China more than 2,500 years ago, go is one of the world’s oldest and most popular games. Berea College professor Robert Foster is translating an ancient Chinese text that offers insights into go and the culture that created it. Read more and hear a National Public Radio interview with Dr. Foster here.
- Feb 22 2010
Having completed three years of training at the College for Higher Tibetan Studies in Dharamsala, India, Wendell “Hotfoot” Garnett ’05 recently passed the oral examination required for admission to theInstitute of Buddhist Dialectics, the premiere institution of Buddhist philosophical studies in the Tibetan refugee community. Thanks to the generous financial assistance of theDzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche Foundation, Wendell now plans to devote the next decade or so to completing the equivalent of Ph.D.-level studies in traditional Tibetan Buddhist philosophy at the Institute. Read more about his experiences online at his blog.