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The New York Conference on Asian Studies, one of the largest regional conferences under the National Association for Asian Studies, was selected to take place at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Conference attendees, ranging from undergraduate students to established scholars of Asia, will discuss the theme, “Consuming Asia,” through a series of expert panels and lectures

Professor of Government at Cornell University Andrew Mertha presented “Fragmented Authoritarianism Abroad: the Case of Sino-Khmer Rouge Relations, 1975-1979″ as the latest guest in the Tanaka Asian Studies Speakers Series. Mertha’s discussion addressed the relationship between China and the Khmer Rouge regime. In the latter half of the 1970s, Cambodia depended on Chinese foreign aid

Anthropologist of China Tami Blumenfield, an assistant professor of Asian studies at Furman University, gave a talk titled, “Creating collaborative media in southwest China,” on Tuesday, March 7 in Stern 103 as part of the Tanaka Asian Lecture Series. Blumenfield’s talk focused on a 10-year media project established in southwest China, including the production of a

Geographer and conservationist Chris Coggins, professor of Asian studies and geography at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, was the guest speaker at the Tanaka Asian Lecture Series on Sept. 22, delivering the talk, “China’s Fengshui Forests: and the Lineage Village Landscape.” “Chris’ work on fengshui forests in China lies at the intersection of ethnography and

In September, Emma McDowell ’15 will arrive in Bangkok, Thailand to begin her tenure as an English Teaching Assistant with the support of a 2016-17 Fulbright U.S. Student Award. “It was a goal of mine to apply for a Fulbright since sophomore year, and it’s an honor to have been chosen,” explains McDowell, who double-majored

James Mark Shields, associate professor of comparative humanities and Asian thought at Bucknell University, recently served as a guest of the Tanaka Asian Studies Lecture Series on April 18, delivering the talk, “Against Harmony: Progressive and Radical Buddhism in Modern Japan.” “Professor Shields is one of the leading specialists in radical and progressive Buddhism, pushing

Tao Hu, director of the World Wildlife Fund’s China Program, will deliver the first talk of the fall’s Tanaka Lecture Series funded by the Tanaka Memorial Foundation. His lecture will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24 in Stern Hall. An ecologist and environmental economist by training, Tao is a veteran with an insider’s perspective on

In March 2011, a record 9.0-magnitude earthquake struck Japan’s Tohoku region resulting in one of the largest disasters in modern times. Its immediate aftermath brought on a tsunami that hit the nation’s coastline about 230 miles northeast of Tokyo, tragically causing widespread loss of life, devastation and nuclear fallout following severe damage sustained by the

Katherine Cornell ’15 has been selected for a prestigious 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to India where a highly prized research grant will give her the opportunity to study the conservation and preservation of historic sites and structures in New Delhi. Known for its competitive field of applicants, the Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Anthony Cerulli is the recipient of a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship, earning the sole award in the area of South Asian Studies this year. Since its establishment in 1925, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has granted more than $325 million in Fellowships to almost 18,000 individuals, among whom are scores