Chatham Asian Studies: Congrats to grads! Welcome to newcomers; upcoming events

Hello everyone:
Congrats to all on reaching the end of the spring term–
and a triple round for this year’s May graduates earning an Asian Studies certificate:
恭喜你毕业了    卒業おめでとうございます    졸업을 축하해
Plus, an early welcome to students enrolled in CST235 East Asian Cinema this fall: glad to add you to the email list–
  • feel free to send Dr. Kingsbury a quick “unsubscribe” if that’s your preference
  • grads will be dropped from this list unless they request otherwise
Asian Studies Intern Jennie Piotrzkowski has been hard at work improving this blog, and we’ll soon have a new round of featured student projects to showcase here.  (If you’re one of those project-makers, please remember to coordinate with her this week and next.)
We’re all hoping for a return to IN PERSON study abroad next year, and Dr. Tippen and I will soon be turning wheels toward the 5-week program next May and June, at Tunghai University in Taiwan.  Chatham also has strong program partners in Japan, South Korea, China, and elsewhere–so, if study abroad is on your horizon, be sure to connect with Karin Chipman so you can make the most of those opportunities (including scholarship/funding possibilities).
For those interested in Taiwan (and all the issues that connect through it), here’s an important talk by longtime U.S. diplomat Richard Bush, next week, May 5 9:00am. The topics he’ll be addressing affect not only Taiwan, but global power balances and democratic values over the coming decades.  Hope to see you there–
best wishes for a brilliant May ahead,