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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

Adam Tusin ’21 was ready to spend a semester in Nanjing, China when the program was suspended due to the spread of coronavirus. After finding a new program in Tainan, Taiwan, Tusin had transited through Hong Kong and was in the air when the Taiwanese government announced that anyone who passed through Hong Kong would

Lara C.W. Blanchard, Luce Professor of East Asian Art and the Lloyd Wright Professor of Conservative Studies, has essays published in the scholarly art encyclopedia Grove Art Online and in a special issue of positions, a journal of Asia scholarship published by Duke University Press. Both pieces explore issues of gender as they relate to

Asian Studies and Economics double major Darius Brummell ’21 has landed an internship with Citibank for the summer of 2020. “I’ve known I wanted to pursue a career in the finance industry since high school. When I came to HWS, it was a matter of taking advantage of the opportunities that would get me there,” says