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Rich Presented Paper on the Fiction of Mori Ogai at SEC/AAS Annual Meeting with EKU Students and Faculty in Attendance

Dr. C. Michael Rich, Assistant Professor of Japanese and Chinese and Affiliated Faculty of Asian Studies, presented “The Convergence of Philosophy and Religion in the Fiction of Mori Ogai (1862-1922)” at the 55th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies (SEC/AAS) on January 15-17, 2016 at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.

Nguyen Discussed Refugees in the U.S. on WEKU-FM Radio’s Eastern Standard

What is it like to be a refugee? Should we allow Syrian refugees into the U.S.? What is to be done about the refugee situation in Kentucky and in Syria?

Kalkan’s Research Cited in Washington Post

The research of an Eastern Kentucky University faculty member is cited in a recent Washington Post article on Americans’ attitudes toward Muslims.

Blaylock Presented Paper on Business Education in Meiji Japan at Asian Affairs Conference

Dr. David Blaylock, Associate Professor of History and Affiliated Faculty of Asian Studies, presented “A Head for Business? Early Business Education in Meiji Japan” at the 64th Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs on October 16-18, 2015 in St. Louis, MO.

Li Presented New Reading of Ha Jin’s Novel at Asian Studies Conference

Lily Li, Adjunct Professor of Humanities and Affiliated Faculty of Asian Studies, presented“A New Reading of Ha Jin’s Novel Waiting: Domestic Life as Allegory of Migration” at the Annual Meeting of the Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies (on the theme “Asian Civilizations and Communities: Frontiers – Borders – Landscapes”) o

"Forever Changed" on Streets of Calcutta

Dr. Deborah Alexander, ’77

When she was 5 years old, Dr. Deborah Alexander stuffed a peanut butter and jelly sandwich into a handkerchief and set out on foot. It was her first big adventure. Destination: China.

Her trip ended within minutes, of course, but what a prophetic little journey it was.

Velez Presented Two Papers on Buddhism at AAR Annual Meeting

Dr. Abraham Velez, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion and Affiliated Faculty of Asian Studies, presented two papers—“Are Buddhist Supremacist Claims Really Buddhist?” and “Discipleship and the Possibility of Buddhist-Christian Belonging”—at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion in Atlanta, GA on November 21-24, 2015.

Asian Studies SPRING 2016 Course Offerings

The Asian Studies Program at Eastern Kentucky University offers a minor (18 hours) and a  certificate (12 hours).

Nguyen Published Journal Article on Self-Knowledge

“He who knows others is wise,” said Lao Tzu. “He who knows himself is enlightened.” Dr. Minh Nguyen has recently published an article titled “What Good Is Self-Knowledge?” in The Journal of Philosophical Research, DOI: 10.5840/jpr2015111656.

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