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Xi Gao ’15 has been selected as a Princeton in Asia (PiA) Fellow!

Xi Gao ’15 has been selected as a Princeton in Asia (PiA) Fellow!

As a PiA Fellow, Xi will spend next year working with IoT One in Shanghai, China. At Union, Xi was a double major in Economics and Asian Studies, completed a mini-term in Bali and terms in Japan and Washington D.C., was President of the Asian Student Union, tutored in the Economics Department and Language Center, and was a Posse Scholar. Since graduating, she has worked as a Risk Assurance Associate at PwC in Boston.   Founded in 1898, Princeton in Asia (PiA; https://piaweb.princeton.edu/ ) has been building bridges between the U.S. and Asia for over a century. PiA sponsors over 150...

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Sharmeen Azher winner of 2016 Marianna McJimsey Award

Sharmeen Azher winner of 2016 Marianna McJimsey Award

ASIANetwork has just announced Sharmeen Azher ’17 as the winner of the 2016 Marianna McJimsey Award for the best undergraduate student paper dealing with Asia.  

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Professor Ion Codrescu Engages Students in Haiga Painting

Professor Ion Codrescu Engages Students in Haiga Painting

Renowned Haiga Artist and Professor Ion Codrescu (Ovidius University of Constantza, Romania) was recently invited to engage students in ink and brush painting during his stay for the Haiku North America conference, held at Union College.  He visited Professor Sheri Lullo’s “Arts of Japan” and “Art in Ritual Context (SRS)” courses, where he introduced students to the artform of haiga painting, which focuses on the creation of imagery to compliment a haiku poem.  Students were supplied with brushes, ink and rice paper so that they could make their own artworks....

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Gay Rights in China – Current Status and Future Prospects

Professor Megan Ferry and a group of Chinese and Asian students attended a talk by Professor Li Yinhe’s (李银河), a sociologist and one of China’s leaders on women’s and GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, Transgender) identity and rights in China, at Brown University on Thursday, April 9, 2015. The New York Times also did recent article on Professor Li...

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2014 China Term Abroad

Students on the China term just came back from spending a couple of days in a Miao minority village deep in Guizhou province. We did community service (clearing a landslide), farming (rice harvesting and fish catching with baskets), as well as learned a Chinese card game, ate and drank with our homestay hosts. Students also learned to cook a meal, play a traditional Miao instrument (the lusheng) and sing Miao songs. We got back to Kaili, a small city in Guizhou, for a relaxing round of...

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Arts of China: Practicing Calligraphy

Students in Professor Sheri Lullo’s Arts of China course practice writing calligraphy with the discipline of the ancients as they begin a unit on the ideals of Chinese painting. The brushes and ink were supplied by Professor Walter Hatke of the Studio Arts; and the rice paper was given by Professor Sandy Wimer of Studio...

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