Asian Studies Program
Six members of the Bowdoin faculty have been appointed to named chairs at the College. The appointees come from a variety of academic fields, including visual arts, Asian studies, religion and modern languages.
A group of seven students and three faculty recently returned from a twelve-day field trip to Japan, where they had been researching environmental topics such as pollution and public health.
A group of seven students and three faculty from the Department of Asian Studies have arrived in Japan for a Carnegie Mellon Humanities Initiative. During the twelve day trip they will research topics related to the theme of “Japan and the Environment.”
For the fourth year in a row Bowdoin Japanese language students (Michael Amano ’17, Nan Ding ’19, and Justin Ehringhaus ’17) won top awards at the Japanese Language Contest organized by the Consulate General of Japan in Boston.
Ethan Barkalow ’19, recipient of a Goldsmith Adams Research Award, will spend the summer in Japan conducting research on the development of the city of Sapporo in Meiji Japan and continuing his Japanese language studies.