Dr. Rob Foster

Professor of Asian Studies & History
At Berea College since 1997

Contact Information

Frost Building, 111
CPO 1793
Email: fosterr@berea.edu
Phone: 859-985-3354

Spring 2022

Dr. Robert Foster

Office Hours

Mon/Wed: 4 – 5:00 p.m.

If Mon/Wed at 4 p.m. does not work to meet, we can arrange another time that is mutually convenient and meet either in person, or via Zoom.

Class Schedule

  • AST 100  (Mon/Wed/Fri: 2:40 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.)
  • AST/HIS 324C (Tue/Thur: 10:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.)

Degrees

  • B.A. History, Kenyon College, 1988
  • A.M. Regional Studies — East Asia, Harvard University, 1990
  • Ph.D. East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University, 1997

Courses

  • HIS 122: Introduction of China
  • HIS 123: Introduction to Japan
  • HIS 222: Modern East Asia
  • HIS 322: Seminar in Chinese History (Topic for Spring 2001: “Mystics, Monks, and Scholars: The Chinese Quest for Enlightenment in Historical Perspective”)
  • HIS 323: Seminar in Japanese History (Topic for Fall 2000: “Samurai and Geisha”)
  • HIS 406: Advanced topics in History: Debating modern China
  • GST 355: World Issues Since 1945: Global Cultures

Special Interests

  • Neo-Confucianism
  • Sung Dynasty Buddhism
  • Fly Fishing