In the coming days, several events are planned at Smith College to commemorate the anniversary of Japan’s 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent nuclear accident.
The first event is the screening of two videos Japan’s Killer Quake and Resilience–Protecting Today on Friday, March 8, 2013 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Seelye 201.
Saturday’s event, Remembering [...]
The Amherst China Initiative program is a summer program established by a group of Asia-based Amherst College alumni in 2009. On Tuesday, February 12, Amherst College alum and program director Jason Kung will lead an information session about the program.
The Amherst China Initiative is a cultural immersion program that emphasizes teaching and learning. The [...]
Smith College’s East Asian Studies department is hosting a roundtable discussion “Rewind or Forward? New Leadership in East Asia’s 21st Century” on Wednesday, February 13.
The discussion, which begins at noon in Seelye 207, will feature introductions by Marnie Anderson (History/East Asian Studies) and panelists Steve Goldstein (Government), Jina Kim (East Asian Studies), and Dennis [...]
Today, Thursday, October 18 there will be a presentation of the major and minor in East Asian Languages and Literatures. Students studying Chinese, Japanese, or Korean and anyone interested in learning more about the literatures and cultures of East Asia are invited to attend. Attendees will meet the faculty and learn more about the program. [...]
Tonight at 7 p.m., Dr. William Brooks, adjunct professor of Japanese Studies at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, will discuss current political developments under the Noda Cabinet as well as U.S.-Japan relations, including the ever-complicated Okinawa/Futenma issue.
Dr. Brooks earned a doctorate in Japanese history from Columbia University and is the author of [...]
Mary Maples Dunn was Smith's president from 1985 to 1995.
Smithies participating in the East Asian Studies program are eligible to apply for the Mary Maples Dunn Prize.
The prize, named for a former president of Smith College is awarded for an essay written within the current or the three preceding semesters in a [...]
Fukushima police search an area near the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, Fukushima, Japan, April 12, 2011. (Credit: Rex Features via AP Images)
Smith College has scheduled a symposium to mark the one year anniversary of the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis which struck Japan last year.
The Smith Remembers Fukushima symposium will take [...]
This month, faculty will host a discussion about the death of Kim Jong Il.
Though students have been on winter break, programming awaits them when they return.
One such program is a roundtable discussion about the death of Kim Jong Il, North Korean dictator. Presented by the East Asian Studies faculty, the discussion will [...]
Two internationally-focused lectures will be given on campus today.
First, at 5 p.m. in Hillyer Hall’s Graham Auditorium, Dr. David Howell will give this year’s Frank and Lois Green Schwoerer ’49 Annual Lecture in History.
Howell, a professor of Japanese History in the department of East Asian Languages & Civilizations at Harvard University, will give [...]
Smith College Associate Professor Suzanne Gottschang recently spoke about China’s rising divorce rate on China Radio International.
Professor Gottschang, who is a professor of Anthropology and East Asian Studies at Smith, received her Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh in 1998 and a masters degree in public health and anthropology from the University [...]