- 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.
- Feb 11 2010
New courses in aikidō, Tai Chi (taijiquan), and hatha yogahave been approvedand will be taught as cross-listed offerings by Asian Studies (AST) and Physical Education(PED) beginning in fall 2010. Professor Elizabeth Walkerwill teach aikidō, Professor Martha Beagle will teach Tai Chi, and Professor Stephanie Woodie will teach yoga. These ¼-credit activity courses will fulfill elective credit for Asian Studies majors and minors.
- Dec 13 2009
The Asian Studies Program congratulates December 2009 graduate JessicaFrazier ’09, a double major in Asian Studies and International Studies. Jessica plans to continue her studies of Chinese culture and language and pursue career opportunities in the field of international education.
- Dec 7 2009
Beginning in spring 2010, Kelly Williams ‘07 will be pursuing graduate studies at the Yonsei University Graduate School of International Studies in Seoul, South Korea. Kelly has been living and working in Seoul since January 2009. Once he has completed his master’s studies in South Korea, he hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in an Asia-related field back home in the United States.
- Oct 12 2009
Tristan, who has lived in South Korea since 2006, recently published an editorial commentary on U.S. President Barack Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize in the Korea Times. Read Tristan’s article here.