Gary DeCoker

2021 McJimsey Award

McJimsey Award 2021 2021: Gettysburg College & Ohio Wesleyan University ASIANetwork is pleased to announce the winner of the 2021 Marianna McJimsey Award for the best undergraduate student paper dealing with Asia. The winning paper is entitled: “Strangers in a Strange Land: Translating Catholicism in Early Modern Japan,” written by Christopher Lough (’22), history and …

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The Importance of Asia in the Liberal Arts

In response to recent financial pressures at member colleges, the ASIANetwork Board of Directors drafted a document titled, The Importance of Asia in the Liberal Arts. The purpose of the document is to help faculty members communicate the value of teaching about Asia to administrators, faculty committees, students, and other constituencies, especially during this time …

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Jinai Sun receives federal grant based on 2019 SFF Program

In summer 2021, Dr. Jinai Sun, North Central College, will lead an intensive teacher training program at North Central College for new high school teachers of Mandarin: “Experiential learning through classic literature: Chinese novels as a bridge to linguistic and intercultural competence,” through the federal STARTALK program. Dr. Stuart Patterson will be one of the key presenters. This training will be based on their experience as a …

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