- May 21 2012
Darlene Smith ’12 has accepted a position as an English teacher in Yuncheng in southwestern Shanxi Province, China. Darlene will instruct middle school students there from August 2012 through January 2013, after which she plans to relocate to the Pacific Northwest and pursue further education and employment opportunities related to Asia.
Follow Darlene’s adventures in China by visiting her blog.
- May 8 2012
- Apr 25 2012
The Asian Studies Program congratulates May 2012 graduates and Asian Studies majors Darlene Smith, Harvey Taylor, Caleb Towers, and Daniel West!
- Apr 6 2012
Dr. Libby Jones, Professor of English, has been selected to participate in this summer’s Institute on Infusing East Asian Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawai’i. She and other participants in the Institute will undergo intensive training in Chinese and Japanese art, history, literature, philosophy, and religion with some of the world’s best-known scholars in these fields. The goal of the Institute is to increase learning opportunities for undergraduates by equipping faculty not already in Asian Studies to teach about China and Japan.
- Mar 28 2012
Ken Johnson ’09, currently in his second year at theUniversity of Kentucky College of Law, has been awarded a Fulbright grant to teach English and related subjects at the secondary school level inMalaysia from January through November 2013. The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and is the largest international exchange program available to Americans. Upon completing his Fulbright year in Malaysia, Ken plans to resume his legal studies and complete his J.D. by spring 2014 before pursuing further educational and career opportunities. Congratulations, Ken!
- Feb 14 2012
Daniel West ’12 (pictured right) 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, Daniel will join more than 2,600 Americans (including several recent Berea College graduates) who have successfully competed for positions in Japanese schools with JET.
- Feb 13 2012
Associate Professor of Religion Dr. Jeffrey L. Richey has published an online book on Confucian traditions that is compatible with the Amazon Kindle e-book reader. The Patheos Guide to Confucianism is a collection of articles originally written by Richey for Patheos.com, an online portal to peer-reviewed information about various spiritual traditions.
- Jan 18 2012
Emily Morgan ’11 has accepted a position as an English teacher in Yuncheng in southwestern Shanxi Province, China. Said to be the capital of the legendary Xia dynasty in ancient times, today Yuncheng is a city of five million people. Emily, who studied Chinese culture, history, and language while at Berea, will instruct middle school students there from February through June 2012. (Photo, L-R: Dr. Foster, Emily Morgan, Dr. Bates, Dr. Richey.)
- Dec 11 2011
The Asian Studies Program congratulates December 2011 graduates Falon John (Asian Studies major, pictured left) and Emily Morgan (double major in Asian Studies and History, pictured right).
- Jul 26 2011
Each year, the College’s Center for International Education (CIE) selects an area of the globe as a special focus for the entire campus. The international focus for the 2011-12 academic year will be on Southeast Asia. Look forward to various campus-wide events related to this area of focus, including interdisciplinary lectures and forums, cultural events (such as dance and music performances), visiting scholars, and more!