Dr. Rob Foster

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

Contact Information

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

Fall 2021

Dr. Robert Foster

Virtual Office Hours

Tues: 3 – 4 p.m.
Wed: 4 – 5 p.m.

Class Schedule

  • ART/HIS 122 (Mon/Wed/Fri: 1:20 – 2:30 p.m.)
  • AST/HIS 243 (Tue/Thur: 1 – 2:50 p.m.)
  • GSTR 110 R (Mon/Wed/Fri: 2:40 – 3:50 p.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