Asian Studies Program
Asian studies professor Chris Heurlin launches new book analyzing the legitimate role that certain political protests play in the Chinese political system. Why does a dictatorship choose concession over repression? he asks.
Babson, a former World Bank economist with extensive experience in Asia, was a recent guest on Maine Public Radio’s daily call-in program ‘Maine Calling,’ to discuss the issues facing Trump on his Asia trip.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s recent electoral victory is unlikely to mean any radical changes to Japan’s foreign policy, despite Abe’s pledge to revise the country’s pacifist constitution, writes Associate Professor of Government and Asian Studies Henry Laurence in the Maine Sunday Telegram.
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.”