Events

  • Japanese Karaoke Night
    On November 29th, the Program in Asian Studies held a fun Japanese Karaoke Night. Watch this video recap and see what it was all about! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Japanese Program at Bates (@jpnatbates)
  • Chinese Classical Dance Class
    Organized by the Program in Asian Studies and co-hosted by Star Yang ’24, the students had a great time learning Chinese Classical dance with Chinese round fans, trying on traditional Chinese clothing, playing with swords, paper umbrellas, and other tools for dancing.
  • Japanese Student Voice Videos
    Student: Adriana Pastor Almirón ’25 View this post on Instagram A post shared by Japanese Program at Bates (@jpnatbates) Student: Max Lauster ’22 View this post on Instagram A post shared by Japanese Program at Bates (@jpnatbates) Student: Risa Horiuchi ’25 View this post on Instagram A post shared by Japanese Program at Bates (@jpnatbates)…
  • Rice Cooker Unboxing
    The Program in Asian Studies purchased a rice cooker in order to add to the fabulous inventory available in the Cultural Kitchen. This equipment will be used for opportunities of cultural engagement and camaraderie. Watch a fun unboxing video made by students of our department here.
  • Mahjong Night
    The Chinese Program in Asian Studies organized an interesting Mahjong night on October 8th.  Mahjong is a traditional Chinese tile-matching game played by four people. It can be traced back to 3000 years ago. At the beginning, only the kings and noble people could play this game, but very soon it was widely played by…
  • Chinese Calligraphy Class
    The Chinese program in Asian Studies organized an interactive Chinese Calligraphy Class on September 23rd. The class invited students from China (Danny Huang ’25, James Li ’25, Willa Wang ’25) to share their experiences in Chinese Calligraphy. Watch our recap video!
  • Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration
    The fifteenth day of the eighth Chinese lunar month is the Mid-Autumn Festival, a celebration that focuses on the moon.  In China, aside from the Spring Festival, the Mid-Autumn Festival is the most important festival symbolizing reunion. The roundness of the full moon expresses people’s desire for a wholesome happy family.  Chinese people celebrate the…
  • Bates Taiko Performs Live!
    Students and Faculty from Asian Studies performed their annual Bates Taiko Concert in April. For optimal sound, headphones will work better than most computer speakers. If you have limited time to watch the video and don’t want to miss your Japanese teachers and classmates, Professor Konoeda and her students perform starting around minute 16:00, and…
  • Asian Studies Alum Gives Talk on Life After Bates
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