Asian Studies

Documentary Screening of ‘Alone in Fukushima’ 3/13- CANCELLED

Alone in Fukushima

Ostriches, cows, hogs, cats, a pony and a dog…and a single person remain in the nuclear zone in Fukushima. 55 year-old Naoto Matsumura lives alone with these animals in Tomioka, a town located only 12 kilometers away from the melted-down nuclear power plant. In last few years, Naoto has been the focus of media attention, being covered by CNN, ARTE and other major overseas networks. But due to government restrictions, his story has remained largely untold in the Japanese media. Until now, there has never been a feature-length documentary film on him and the reality of life in the exclusion zone. ❖ CANCELLED Continue reading »

Williams-in-China Fellowships (2020)

Since the 1960's, Williams has sent graduates to teach and study at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), one of the top universities in this dynamic city of approximately 7 million people. The fellowship is a one-year position, with a possibility of a second year, if the candidate and the University so desire. The work begins in late August. Teaching duties are divided between United College, where Fellows lead their own class in English Conversation, and one of several departments, where Fellows act as Teaching Assistants in a regular course. Williams pays $7000, divided in June and January installments. CUHK adds approximately HK$ 10,000 in monthly salary and a campus apartment that you share with the other Williams person and, possibly, another US fellow. Fellows can, at no additional expense, take Chinese language courses at CUHK, which are encouraged but not required. Fellows are responsible for their own health insurance. Continue reading »

2020 Linen Summer Grants for Study in Asia

Supported by an endowment for Asian Studies established by family and friends in memory of James A. Linen III, Class of 1934, the Department of Asian Studies offers a limited number of grants to assist Williams College undergraduates in traveling to Asia during the summer for educational purposes. For the purposes of these grants, “Asia” refers to South, Southeast, and East Asia, defined as those parts of the continent east of the Khyber Pass and south and east of the Tian Shan Mountains and the Gobi Desert. Continue reading »

Chinese Program Study Abroad Information Session (Oct.30)

Are you interested in studying Chinese abroad? If so, attend the Chinese program's study abroad information session to learn about your study abroad opportunities, funding resources, and hear from students about their experiences of attending some of these programs. Wednesday, October 30, 7:30 - 8:30 pm, Hollander Hall 040, Hosted by Prof. Cecilia Chang Continue reading »

Asian Studies Ice Cream Social

This is your chance to come and meet faculty and students in the Department of Asian Studies! Come and find out more about courses offered by the department for WSP and Spring 2020. There will be delicious ice cream and snacks from Wild Oats! ❖ Wednesday, October 23, Schapiro 141, 7 – 8 PM Continue reading »

Two Written Languages & Three Spoken Codes: Language Policy & Practices in Hong Kong

Hong Kong at Night

With examples from the linguistic reality in Hong Kong, Dr. Weiping Wu, Director of the Yale-China Chinese Language Center at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, will present facts and interpretations related to the use of languages in Hong Kong. He will explore topics such as the logic and application of the language policy in Hong Kong, differences before and after 1997 (from the perspective of campuses and local communities) and how Hong Kong's language policy influences its Basic Law with relation to the “One-country, two-system” frame. ❖ Wednesday, October 9, 4 PM | Griffin 6 Continue reading »

Korean Dinner

Mission Park Dining hosted a special Korean meal to celebrate the First Full Moon of the Lunar Year on Tuesday, Feb. 19th from 5-8pm. The menu included Dak-Galbi (spicy stir-fry chicken), beef bulgogi (stir-fry beef with onions), dobu-jorim (braised tofu), Japchae (glass noodle stir fry), Hobak Buchim (zucchini pancakes), Gyeran Bokkeumbap (egg fried rice), Japgokbap (multigrain rice), Kimchi, Ddeok Mandu Guk (dumpling soup) and Sangchu Moochim (salad). Danpatjuk (sweet bean dessert), Yakgwa (cookie), and Shikhe (traditional rice beverage). Continue reading »

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