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ASIAN STUDIES NEWS

Tanaka Series Welcomes James Mark Shields

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 the boundaries of ho...
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Meet the Fulbrights

HWS and the Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program have continued a longstanding partnership this year, with the Colleges currently hosting four teaching assistants from around the world. At HWS, the FLTAs share their native language and experiences through seminar classes, weekly conversation groups and engagement in student cultural organizations. Hiba Amro, from Amman, Jordan, ha...
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Hogg '16 to Join Aon

When she graduates this spring, Sarah Hogg '16 will join Aon in Boston, a division of Aon plc, the leading global provider of risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions, consulting and outsourcing. A double major in economics and Asian studies, Hogg will join Aon as an account specialist on the Global Client Network team, through the company's 12-...
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Record Year for HWS Fulbrights

Hobart and William Smith Colleges have been named among the nation's top colleges and universities with the most recipients of U.S. Fulbright Student Awards. Known for its highly competitive field of applicants, the Fulbright Program is the U.S. government's flagship international educational exchange program. Seven members of the HWS Classes of 2015 earned a prestigious 2015-2016 Fulbright award...
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Blanchard's "Asian Art" Earns Book Prize

In April, the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) will award the Franklin R. Buchanan Prize for Asia Curriculum Materials to Lara Blanchard, the Luce Associate Professor of East Asian Art at HWS, and her co-authors for their book "Asian Art." Written by Blanchard, Dorinda Neave (Capilano University) and Marika Sardar (San Diego Museum of Art), and published by Pearson in 2015, "Asian Art" illumin...
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