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The size and deep resonance of the Taiko makes it perhaps the most recognizable instrument of traditional Japanese music.  On Friday, Sept. 18, Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ Asian Studies Department, Music Department and Education Department, with the New York State Council on the Arts, are co-sponsoring a concert by the famous SEN & HIBIKI, a

Unscrambling Mandarin Chinese sentences into correct ones is not necessarily an early afternoon brainteaser many students would call a good time. But the eight HWS students working in pairs in teaching Associate Yi-Tung Wu’s Beginning Chinese 101 language lab this semester, were fully engaged in the exercise, and enjoying the challenge. Not surprising. Their Taiwanese

If you look at mended Japanese ceramics, many of their repairs seem “instantly obvious,” says Associate Professor of Asian Languages and Cultures James-Henry Holland. But the intricacies of this art form and the ceremonies in which they are involved are anything but plain to the untrained eye. Which is why Holland, a venerated scholar of