Stories about "Asian Studies"
Cheer the Chairs: Brian Ruppert appointed to Hirasawa Professorship

Thursday, May 17, 2018 6:54 pm

Joining the Bates faculty in 2017–18, Professor of Asian Studies Brian Ruppert is the new Kazushige Hirasawa Professor of Japanese Studies.

An overview of new faculty, and the look of Bates’ future, from Dean of the Faculty Matt Auer

Thursday, September 22, 2016 1:10 pm

What Bates College looks like in the future is at least partially revealed each time we hire a new faculty member.

Picture story: A Japanese tea ceremony is about ‘treasuring every moment’

Friday, March 18, 2016 10:44 am

Featuring images of a Japanese tea ceremony she performed at Bates, here's a story about Yuko Eguchi '03 and her path from Japan to Bates — where she staged an opera for an epic senior thesis — and into a scholar's life.

With Guggenheim, Strong to study Western views of Buddhist relics

Thursday, June 11, 2015 4:05 pm

Bates College professor John Strong has received a Guggenheim Fellowship to support research into ways in which Westerners have responded to Buddhist relics.

Atsuko Hirai, the Kazushige Hirasawa Professor Emerita of History, dies at age 78

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 12:18 pm

A witty and exacting teacher and scholar who broadened the college's curricular offerings in history and Asian studies, Hirai died July 14.

Talk by Lecturer in Spanish David George previewed in European press

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 1:36 pm

Research by David George, lecturer in Spanish, figured prominently in Continental news...

U.S. Sen. George Mitchell among speakers for weeklong ‘Unbounded Learning’

Friday, October 7, 2011 10:56 am

George Mitchell, the former U.S. senator delivers the keynote address during a weeklong celebration of international and interdisciplinary education at Bates

Poet-novelist Meena Alexander returns to Bates

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 10:05 am

In a Bates College visit, award-winning poet, scholar and novelist Meena Alexander reads from her work at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. Sponsored by the English department and the Learning Associates Program, which enables faculty in the humanities and social sciences to bring outside scholars and experts to campus, the event is open to the public at no charge. For more information, please call 207-786-8294.

Bates Matters: Traditions and Facilities

Friday, August 27, 2010 2:00 pm

How a tradition of learning inside, outside, and around the classroom influences...

Nguyen wins grant to study monk symbolic of Vietnam War era

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 4:27 pm

In June 1963, in Saigon, Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc set himself on fire to protest the government's discrimination against the nation's Buddhist majority. This horrific act launched a series of events resulting in the fall of the Ngo Dinh Diem regime, and Thich Quang Duc's self-immolation came to symbolize America's unpopular involvement in Vietnam. Trian Nguyen, who teaches art and Asian studies at Bates, has received a fellowship for his research into this iconic figure.

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