Asian Studies Program
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.
Students from Alison Miller’s Japanese Print Culture seminar took a day trip to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts on Dec. 9 to see Japanese prints that are not available to wide public viewing.
The two Bowdoin students are currently in Japan carrying out research for an exhibition next year at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art featuring drawings made by Hiroshima schoolchildren in the 1950s.
This is the first time Bowdoin students have participated in this particular competition, said Lisa Ahnert, “and hopefully they serve as a role models and inspiration for students in the future.”
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