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The award supports a research project examining the colonial politics of nature in the Asia-Pacific region. Associate Professor of History and Asian Studies Lisa Yoshikawa is the recipient of a 2022-23 Fulbright Award to Taiwan, where her research will focus on Japan’s colonialism and its legacy, specifically its effect on the relationships between humans, other

Professor of Art and Architecture Lara Blanchard will give a lecture in conjunction with the Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong on gender and emotions in premodern Chinese paintings. In collaboration with the Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong, Professor of Art and Architecture Lara Blanchard will give an online lecture on Making Images of

As a first-year, Annabel Ramsay ’25 is already seizing opportunities for experiential education. Just weeks into the spring semester of her first-year, Annabel Ramsay ’25 has declared a major in Asian studies with a focus in Chinese and Mandarin, and landed a summer internship with BCE Consulting. As she continues to explore the Colleges’ curriculum,

The annual award recognizes academic achievement and commitment to international understanding. Carly Shiever ’21 and Adam Tusin ’21 are the recipients of the 2021 Technos International Prize, awarded by Technos College and the Tanaka Ikueikai Educational Trust of Tokyo. Presented to outstanding HWS graduates since 1993, the prize recognizes one Hobart senior and one William

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

Funding from the Tanaka Memorial Foundation allowed Carly Shiever ’21 to hold a remote internship and Associate Professor of History Lisa Yoshikawa to pursue continued book research. A portion of a $10,000 grant from the Tanaka Memorial Foundation allowed international relations and Asian studies double major Carly Shiever ’21 to complete an internship with the

Described by the Association for Asian Studies as a “triumph of intertextual and intervisual methods in gender studies,” Professor of Art and Architecture Lara Blanchard is the winner of the 2020 Joseph Levenson Pre-1900 Book Prize (China). Blanchard’s book Song Dynasty Figures of Longing and Desire: Gender and Interiority in Chinese Painting and Poetry analyzes images

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

Andrew Upton ’12 was awarded Honorable Mention in the Environmental Report Category of MontPhoto 2020 for his photo, “The Beggars,” depicting captive Asian small-clawed otters (Aonyx cinereus) in an otter café in Tokyo. MontPhoto, an international contest begun in 1997 and based in Lloret de Mar, Spain, rewards excellence in nature photography by amateurs and

While studying the political history of Vietnam, Tolulope Arasanyin ’21 focused her abroad experience on a project that allowed her to interview people who had experienced the move from colonialism to Communism. Her project “Humans of Hanoi: From Colonialism to Communism,” funded by a Student International Initiative Fund (SIIF) grant awarded by HWS’ Center for