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The HWS Update

Three students have received the ASIANetwork Student-Faculty Fellows Program Award. This award will fund a travel grant to Tokyo, Japan, to study the city’s history of transformation and to develop proposals for the post-pandemic tourism industry.     Jonathan Garcia ’23, Roxana Peña ’23 and Tenzin Yonten ’23 are the 2021 recipients of the prestigious ASIANetwork

Through a virtual version of the HWS Japanese Program’s weekly language table, students on campus are learning with and from their peers in Tokyo. This fall, Kyoko Klaus, the Tanaka Lecturer in Asian Studies, developed the new approach to the regular language table in consultation with Technos College in Japan, where HWS has maintained a

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Darrin Magee was recently featured in articles from Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg about the South-North Water Diversion Project taking place in China. The project transfers water from flood-prone regions in the south of the country to the north, which often suffers from drought. In the latest phase of the project,

Well-versed in Japanese, Carly Shiever ’21 is studying culture and society, and Japanese language this semester in Hikone. The program, intended for students majoring or minoring in Asian language or culture, is coordinated through the Japan Center for Michigan Universities. The international relations and Asian studies double major is also working with children at an after-school

Concluding a pair of talks organized by the Asian Studies Department, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Davidson College Syed Rizwan Zamir spoke on “Muslim Orientations Toward Death, Apocalypse, and the World-to-Come” on March 25 in the Sanford Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library. During his talk, Zamir discussed how Islamic traditions deal with the

Lara Blanchard, the Luce Professor of East Asian Art and the Lloyd Wright Professor in Conservative Studies, is an award-winning art historian whose scholarship explores the intersections of gender, culture and creativity in a range of eras and media. Examining Chinese pictorial arts from the Song dynasty through the present, the construction of gender in

Student internships, international study and faculty scholarship have received renewed support from the Tanaka Memorial Foundation, an affirmation of a partnership that has benefited Hobart and William Smith students since 1992. As part of a $10,000 grant creating student opportunities, the funding will support the development of three new courses in the Asian Studies Department.

Emily Robinson ’18 and Bingqing Zhou ’18 were inducted into the Japanese National Honor Society – College Chapter, which recognizes students who display excellence in the study of the Japanese language. The recent graduates were nominated by Associate Professor of Asian Studies James-Henry Holland and Tanaka Lecturer in Japanese Kyoko Klaus based on their dedication

The Center for Global Education (CGE) is seeking first-year and sophomore students interested in representing the Colleges on a two-week, all expenses paid tour of Japan through the Technos International cross-cultural exchange program. Sponsored by Technos International College in Tokyo and the Tanaka Ikueikai Educational Trust, this year’s Technos International Week will be held from

Professor of Modern Chinese History at the University of Arizona David Pietz will present “China’s Yellow River: Managing Scarcity on the North China Plain” in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26. The event is free and open to the public. The Yellow River supports life