Dr. Robert Foster

Chair of the Asian Studies Program
Professor of Asian Studies & History
At Berea College since 1997

Contact Information

Frost Building, 111
CPO 1793
Email: robert_foster@berea.edu
Phone: 859-985-3354
Fax: 859-985-3642

Spring 2017

Dr. Robert Foster

Office Hours

MW 4:00-5:00, or by appointment.
Email (robert_foster@berea.edu) is the best means of reaching me,
but please expect a 24-hour window for my response.

Class Schedule

  • AST/HIS 123 (Mon/Wed/Fri: 1:20 pm – 2:30 pm)
  • AST 186 RF (Mon/Wed/Fri: 2:40 pm – 3:50 pm)
  • AST/HIS 322 (Tue/Thur: 1:00 pm – 2:50 pm)

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