Tanaka Lecture Features Coggins

Geographer and conservationist Chris Coggins, professor of Asian studies and geography at Bard College at Simon's Rock, was the guest speaker at the Tanaka Asian Lecture Series on Sept. 22, delivering the talk, "China's Fengshui Forests: and the Lineage Village Landscape." "Chris' work on fengshui forests in China lies at the intersection of ethnography and ecology, geography and dendrology, Env...
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Peace and Social Justice in Indonesia

The members of the HWS One-on-One Friendship Club are currently preparing an event, "Youth Dialogue: Indonesia and the United States," to feature the service trip to Indonesia of Associate Professor of Religious Studies Etin Anwar and Colleen Moore '16. Their work with the Global Aliya Indonesia Foundation (GAIF) will be presented on Oct. 27 at 5:30 p.m. The location is forthcoming. Founded by An...
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A Year in Japan

Through the Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies, Emily Robinson '18 spent the 2015-16 academic year in Kyoto, Japan, immersed in the country's language and culture. From August 2015 to April 2016, the double-major in Asian studies and psychology enjoyed Japanese language classes and "opportunities to learn about social issues in Japanese society, which was a new look at the country," she explai...
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"Culture of Respect" Film Series

This fall, a film series titled "The Culture of Respect" will shine a spotlight on issues of race, class, gender, sexuality and ability. Open to the HWS community, each screening will feature an HWS faculty or staff presenter who will contextualize the film, highlight topical themes and discuss historical and contemporary resonances with the audience. "For a culture of respect to be truly inclusi...
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Gross '19 Studies Language in Taiwan

As the recipient of the Huayu Enrichment Scholarship from the Taiwan Ministry of Education, Gavin Gross '19 is spending his summer in Taipei participating in an intensive language course, the International Chinese Language Program. Based at the National Taiwan University, Gross will be studying Mandarin through August. "Learning a language demands a great amount a time. As most students take four...
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