Asian Studies Program

The Twin Tragedies of Myanmar

Asia expert Brad Babson reflects on the crisis in Myanmar. Babson will be teaching a course at Bowdoin next semester on the geopolitics of northeast Asia.

Six Professors Appointed to Named Chairs

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.

Technology Fellows Target Old Mongolian Maps, Tourette’s, and Teacher Mentorships

This year, nine Bowdoin students received Gibbons funding to work on research projects in oceanography, politics, arctic studies, neurology, history, education, psychology, and Italian and German studies.

Bowdoin Japan Trip ‘An Unforgettable Learning Experience’

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.

Students, Faculty Head to Japan to Study After-Effects of Environmental Crises

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.”

Fourth Year in a Row for Japanese Language Contest Winners

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.

Goldsmith Adams Research Award: Sapporo in Meiji Era Japan

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.

Three Students Place in National Chinese Language Contest

Samuel Kyzivat ’18 won second place among advanced-level contestants, Daniel Castro Bonilla ’18 placed second at the intermediate level, and Lillian Saunders ’20 placed third at the advanced level.