ASIAN STUDIES NEWS
Upton '12 Pursues Production in Japan
Andrew Upton '12, an aspiring animation producer, was recently hired as a production assistant at MAPPA, a Japanese animation studio in Tokyo. Involved in every aspect of production from start to finish, Upton calls his position a "stepping-stone" to becoming a producer.
"Production assistants are in a unique position to learn about the animation industry from every angle," says Upton. "It's our ...
Fulbright Funds Historic Preservation in India
Through a 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Student Award, Katherine Cornell '15 is living among the cultural history and traditions she is researching and working to preserve. Based in Delhi, India, she is staying "across the street from a 14th-century mosque and across the main road from a 15th-century tomb complex. And Humayun's Tomb, the 16th-century site I extensively studied in my art history classes,...
Chang '14 Receives Perfect Marks
Jiaqi "Talia" Chang '14 recently earned a perfect score on the N2 level of the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), an exam held worldwide to evaluate and certify proficiency in Japanese of non-native speakers. The N2 level of the JLPT - which has five levels in total - is the required level of certification necessary for applying for most jobs that require Japanese language proficiency.
Alumnae Pursue Graduate Work in Asian Studies
Fascinated with Asian studies as William Smith students, Melissa Hosek '14 and Chelsea Hudson '12 have continued to fuel their passion through post-graduate studies at two prestigious institutions. This fall, Hosek entered the East Asian Languages and Cultures Ph.D. program at Stanford University, while Hudson began a doctoral program in the history department at Georgetown University.
HWS Hosts Technos Students
Bolstering cross-cultural exchange, Hobart and William Smith recently hosted Minako Yamada and Yui Takeda, both of Technos International College, Tokyo, Japan, for a 10-day visit that encompassed a full scope of experiences unique to the Finger Lakes region as well as life on a liberal arts campus.
"We are especially grateful to the Tanaka family and value the longstanding relationship between Ho...