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.
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.
The U.S. Department of State and Department of Education released a Joint Statement of Principles in Support of International Education, titled, “Reengaging the World to Make the United States Stronger at Home: A Renewed U.S. Commitment to International Education.”
The new book by Terry Lautz, longstanding member of the ASIANetwork Council of Advisors, Americans in China: Encounters with the People’s Republic, tells the stories of men and women who have lived and worked in China. Written for an audience of students and teachers, the book includes a chronology of US-China relations and suggested readings …
Randolph-Macon College was selected for an ASIANetwork Embodied Learning Grant to support the 4-week residency of Dr. Xiao Kunbing, a scholar of tea, tea master, and filmmaker. This is the first grant given as part of a 5-year ASIANetwork program through an anonymous grant of $250,000 given in honor of Donald Clark, Professor Emeritus, Trinity University. …
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.