East Asian Studies
East Asian Studies is a closely coordinated, interdepartmental program representing seven departments and eight disciplines. It offers some fifty courses, ranging from art to economics, culminating in a minor that may be focused upon either China or Japan. Interested students are encouraged to study abroad in East Asia.
Watch "China's Global Identities: The Conflicted Rising Power"
by David Shambaugh (3/1/12)
- New Opportunities through ASIANetwork
for Students, and for Faculty
From the Director: Warm greetings from ASIANetwork! I hope your semester is off to a good start! I write to remind you of the upcoming deadlines for six ASIANetwork programs. I also want to inform you that starting this year the student winner of the Marianna McJimsey Student Paper Competition will be asked to present at a panel during the conference - so please encourage your students to submit their papers on Asia. The winner will get a certificate, a cash award, free room and board at the conference, and the chance to present at a panel - a great resume booster!
- A Renewal of Alliance?
CHINESE STRATEGIC THINKING ON NORTH KOREA
On Thursday April 26th, in Leyburn Room M47 Dr. Li Nan, Research Fellow at CASS in Beijing, China, and Fellow at SAIS, Johns Hopkins, will present a lecture on Chinese Strategic thinking on North Korea and the "new game."
- Migrant Families Straddle the Rift between Two Chinas:
Crossing One of the World's Largest Rural - Urban Gaps
East Asian Studies Program & PAACE, May 9 at 12:20, present a (free, delicious,) catered lunch in the Reeves Center and a research presentation by Bethany Reynolds ('13). Ms. Reynolds will provide an introduction to one of the major socioeconomic transformations of our time that is already producing significant global demographic, consumer and ecological effects. Question and answer session will follow.
- Annual Bus trip to Washington DC
East Asian Art Museums and Korean Grogery
East Asian Studies, with generous support from the Depts. of Religion, History, East Asian Languages & Literatures and International Education will be taking its Annual Bus trip to Washington DC on Saturday, March 31 to take in the National Cherry Blossom Festival's 100th anniversary, visit the Mall's East Asian art museums and, of course, shop at a Korean Supermarket.
- W&L Professor LeBlanc to Study in Italy Under Fulbright
Robin LeBlanc, professor of politics at Washington and Lee University, has received a Fulbright Research Grant for Italy to investigate how communities in Japan and Italy prepare themselves for decline.
- David Shambaugh to Give Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lecture at W&L
George Washington University professor David Shambaugh to give Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar lecture at W&L on March 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium of Leyburn Library.
- Japan's NHK-TV Interviews Professor Emeritus Jeans
On Pearl Harbor Day in Japan (Dec. 8 because of the international dateline), the Japanese equivalent of PBS will air a program that features an interview with Roger B. Jeans, the Otey Professor Emeritus of East Asian History at Washington and Lee. A Japanese TV crew from NHK, the Japan Broadcasting Corp., came to Lexington [...]
- W&L Awards Johnson Opportunity Grants to 15 Students
Washington and Lee University has awarded the second group of Johnson Opportunity Grants for the upcoming spring and summer to 15 juniors and seniors.
- Nuclear Power Expert to Address Japanese Crisis in W&L Lecture
Dr. Charles D. Ferguson, president of the Federation of American Scientists, will present a public briefing on how the Japanese disaster has impacted the nuclear power industry on Monday, March 21. at Washington and Lee University.