Gary DeCoker

New Book: Ceramics and Modernity in Japan

Ceramics and Modernity in Japan, co-edited by Louise Allison Cort and ASIANetwork facutly member Meghen Jones, Associate Professor of Art History and Director of Global Studies at the New York State College of Ceramics of Alfred University, offers a set of critical perspectives on the creation, patronage, circulation, and preservation of ceramics during Japan’s most …

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2022 McJimsey Award Winners

McJimsey Student Essay Award Winners Winner: Christopher Truksa, The College of Idaho ASIANetwork is pleased to announce the winner of the 2022 Marianna McJimsey Award for the best undergraduate student paper dealing with Asia. The winning paper is entitled: “Trust the Process: Evaluating China’s Social Credit System,” by Christopher Truksa (’23), political economy major, with …

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Wearing the Pandemic: A Transcultural Expression Organizer: Etin Anwar, Professor of Religious Studies The exhibit will display work that construes the pandemic experiences and discourses into artistic expression especially within the contexts of the Indonesian Muslim cultures. The exhibit offers an adaptation to disruption brought forth by pandemic through visual representation as seen in batik …

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New Book by Board of Directors Member

The new book by Susan Furukawa, Associate Professor of Japanese at Beloit College, The Afterlife of Toyotomi Hideyoshi: Historical Fiction and Popular Culture in Japan (Harvard East Asian Monographs) analyzes representations of the famous sixteenth-century samurai leader.

Myanmar Paintings Exhibited on ASIANetwork Campuses

Eight ASIANetwork member colleges exhibited a collection of 36 paintings from Myanmar, curated by Ian Holliday of the University of Hong Kong. The artwork, exhibition posters and more can be found  here.  A book on the paintings, Painting Myanmar’s Transition was recently published.

Teaching Fellow Grant: Knox College

Knox College was selected for a 2-year ASIANetwork-Luce Foundation teaching fellow grant.  The grant will support the hiring of a postdoctoral fellow in International Relations with regional expertise in Asia.  Since 2010, this program has supported 30 teaching fellows, many of whom now hold tenure-track positions at ASIANetwork member colleges and universities.