Asian Studies Program
Rather than staying on home turf, a few Bowdoin seniors have decided to launch their careers in Asia.
The fashion show is designed to show off the diversity of Bowdoin students. “The ASA Fashion Show started as a way to showcase the diverse talents and culture of Bowdoin students,” said ASA Senior Class Representative Peggy Zhao ’13.
This summer, Max Brandstadt ’13 has received a Martha Reed Coles Arts and Humanities Fellowship to begin researching an honors project that blends religion, history, and Asian studies.
Assistant Professor of Asian Studies and English Belinda Kong has written the first full-length study of fictions related to the 1989 movement and massacre at Tiananmen Square. In a recent interview, she discusses the effects of censorship and the importance of diasporic writers in shaping global understanding of Chinese history. “Tiananmen has often been […]
Bowdoin faculty members Tess Chakkalakal (Africana Studies and English) and Belinda Kong (Asian Studies and English) have been promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure, effective July 1, 2012.
In the aftermath of Japan’s earthquake, Bowdoin’s Asian Student Association is dedicating this year’s Asian Week (April 11-15) to help inform the campus and greater community about the crisis with events including the faculty panel discussion, “Perspectives on the Earthquake in Japan.” Proceeds from various events will be sent to the Japanese Red Cross.
The Bowdoin Board of Trustees recently voted to promote three Bowdoin faculty members to the rank of associate professor with tenure, effective July 1, 2011. Those faculty members are: Connie Y. Chiang (History and Environmental Studies); Gustavo FaverÃ³n-Patriau (Romance Languages-Spanish); and Rachel Sturman (History and Asian studies).