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Kitanodai Ensemble: Gagaku Performance

Mr. Anzai

Gagaku is the classical Japanese court music and dance with over a thousand-year history, which was registered as the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO with its historical, and artistic values.

Solo of the Japanese traditional flute
by Mr. Anzai
(former chief conductor of the Music Department of the Imperial Household Agency of Japan)

Gosechi-no-mai dance
(accompanied by a traditional song and a dragon flute)

April 25 | ‘62 Center Dance studio
Workshop: 4:00-4:45
Performance: 5:30-6:30
Reception to follow

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The Feminist Awakening in China

A talk by journalist and scholar Leta Hong Fincher Leta Hong Fincher is a journalist and scholar who has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, The Guardian, Dissent Magazine, Ms. Magazine, BBC, CNN and others. Her latest book, Betraying Big Brother: The Feminist Awakening in China (Verso) was named one of Vanity Fair’s

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Chinese Program Study Abroad Information Session

Tuesday, November 6, 7 – 8 pm, Hollander Hall 040 Are you interested in studying Chinese abroad? If so, attend the Chinese program’s study abroad information session to learn about your study abroad opportunities, funding resources, and hear from students about their experiences of attending some of these programs.

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Asian Studies Open House (2018)

• Come and meet the ASST faculty and students
• Enjoy some delicious Asian snacks
• Find out more about courses offered for Fall 2018

Wednesday, April 18, 7:00-8:00 PM | HOLLANDER 040

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Williams-in-China Teaching Fellowships (2018)

The fellowship is a one-year position, with a possibility of a second year, if the candidate and the University so desire.  The work begins in late August. Teaching duties are divided between United College, where Fellows lead their own class in English Conversation, and one of several departments, where Fellows act as Teaching Assistants in a regular course.  Williams pays $7000, divided in June and January installments.  CUHK adds approximately HK$ 10,000 in monthly salary and a campus apartment that you share with the other Williams person and, possibly, another US fellow.  Fellows can, at no additional expense, take Chinese language courses at CUHK, which are encouraged but not required.  Fellows are responsible for their own health insurance.

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2018 Linen Summer Grants for Study in Asia

Supported by an endowment for Asian Studies established by family and friends in memory of James A. Linen III, Class of 1934, the Department of Asian Studies offers a limited number of grants to assist Williams College undergraduates in traveling to Asia during the summer for educational purposes. For the purposes of these grants, “Asia”

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Asian Studies Ice Cream Social

Tuesday, October 24 in Hollander 040 from 7 – 8 pm.
Come and meet ASST faculty and students, and enjoy some delicious ice cream and snacks. We are eager to tell you more about ASST Winter Study and Spring 2018 courses.

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Fall 2017 Placement Test

For freshmen who would like to continue to take Chinese or Japanese, or returning students with prior background who would like to take Chinese or Japanese in the fall, please come to the annual Placement Test. Time: 9:00 AM on Tuesday, August 29 Place: Hollander 040 (Japanese); Hollander 241 (Chinese).

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Student Presentations in the Object Lab

Several students in Scarlett Jang’s Asian Art Survey, ARTH 103, will be giving public talks in Object Lab this month. Each student will focus on 1-3 of the works that Scarlett selected for Object Lab. They will incorporate information from class discussions as well as independent research. Here is the schedule: Tues, April 18 Hannah

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