ASIAN STUDIES NEWS
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...
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.