Asian Studies Program

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Congratulations, May 2015 Graduates!

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The Asian Studies Program congratulates its May 2015 graduates!      ·         Sona Apbasova (triple major with German and History) has been accepted by graduate programs in Central Asian and Turkic Studies at the University of Chicago, the University of … Continue reading

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Berea Graduate Returns to Teach Asian Philosophy

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Jarrod Brown ’04, who combined Asian Studies (including study abroad) with his major in Philosophy at Berea before advancing to Ph.D. studies in Asian philosophy at the University of Hawai’i, is returning to his alma mater to teach during the … Continue reading

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Nick Riley ’15 Accepted by JET Program

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Nick Riley ’15 has accepted 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 … Continue reading

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Kelly Williams ’07: Taking Care of Business in Asia

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Kelly Williams ’07, who is employed by Lexington-based Big Ass Fans, is relocating to Asia.  Beginning with a stay in Thailand, he will spend two months in Singapore before moving on to South Korea (where he studied and worked for several … Continue reading

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Sarah Resnick ’11 Accepts Position at University of North Texas

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Having completed both a term of service as an English instructor in Japan with the JET Program and her M.A. in International Education Management at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, Sarah Resnick ’11 has accepted a position as Student Services Coordinator for Study Abroad … Continue reading

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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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