Thanks to an exchange program funded by the Japanese government, a group of W&L students spent Washington Break immersed in the culture of Japan—and welcomed Kanazawa University students to W&L one month later.
East Asian Studies Archive (36 Stories)
The Elizabeth Lewis Otey Professor of East Asian Studies takes a bug-eyed view of history.
W&L's Chanoyu Tea Society will host their annual Martin Luther King, Jr. tea ceremony on Jan. 21
This elegant bowl, which is part of W&L's Reeves Collection, can be traced back to the Opium War of 1839-1842.
Dr. Ling-ting Chiu, a Fulbright Scholar and assistant professor of history at Soochow University in Taiwan, spent the summer at Washington and Lee studying the works of former W&L professor and artist Professor I-Hsiung Ju.
The conference brings more than 65 students to Lexington from Aug. 12-17 and includes two public events.
The title of Bello’s talk is: “A Bug-eyed View of Environmental History.”
Rouhi’s talk is titled “A Radical Reassessment of Accepted Wisdom on Miguel de Cervantes' Fiction on Islam.”
The interactive exhibit will be on display in Staniar Gallery through March 17.
Higgins will perform pieces by Henry Purcell, Franz Schubert, Gabriel Fauré, Gian Carlo Menotti and others.
W&L's Chanoyu Tea Society will host their second annual Martin Luther King, Jr. tea ceremony on Jan. 15
A grant from the Endeavor Foundation allowed Xiaoxia Yin '20 and Sesha Carrier '20 to study traditional folk singing in China.
A grant from the Endeavor Foundation sent Trang Duong '20 and Hannah Denham '20 to Vietnam, where they had enlightening interviews with both men and women about marriage in modern Vietnamese society.
A grant from the Endeavor Foundation allowed Tiffany Ko '20 and Jiwon Kim '20 to study religion in South Korea during summer 2017.
Colonel Chris Goff, U.S. Marine liaison to the Japan Self Defense Forces, will speak on “Japan and East Asian Security Challenges.”
For World Thinking Day, W&L's foreign language teaching assistants led local Girl Scouts in a variety of internationally themed activities.
In the first installment of our new series, Ron Fuchs tells the story behind a 4,000-year-old jar in Watson Pavilion.
As superintendent of Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, Sula Jacobs ’00 enthusiastically promotes the virtues of the National Park Service, which turned 100 years old this year.
Washington and Lee University this year welcomes seven foreign language teaching assistants.
Michika Nakada is one of seven foreign language teaching assistants at W&L this year.
Mengsu Kong is one of seven foreign languaga teaching assistants on the W&L campus this year.
Dr. Gregory Kulacki, the China project manager and senior analyst in the Global Security Program of the Union of Concerned Scientists, will lecture at Washington and Lee on Oct. 10 at 5 p.m. in Elrod Commons 345. The title of the talk, which is free and open to the public, is “The Risk of Nuclear War between the United States and China.”
Studying and Teaching the Japanese Way of Tea.
Spending a summer in Wuhan, China, with fellow junior Wan Wei gave Olivia Howell a taste of Chinese culture — literally.
Rising seniors intern at a pro-democracy NGO that works on community development in Mongolia.
The Washington and Lee University Chanoyu Tea Society will host its second Woman and Girls’ Day Tea to celebrate International Women’s Month. It will be held on March 12 in the Japanese Tea Room, Senshin’an, located in the Watson Pavilion at W&L. Observe a traditional Tea Ceremony by W&L students and enjoy sweets and a bowl of green tea.
David A. Bello, associate professor of history at Washington and Lee, will talk about his book “Across Forest Steppe and Mountain: Environment, Identity and Empire in Qing China’s Borderlands” on Feb. 16 at 4:30 p.m. in the Book Nook in W&L’s Leyburn Library.
David A. Bello, associate professor of East Asian history at Washington and Lee University, is interested in how relationships between people and their environment shape history. He explores that idea in his latest book, “Across Forest, Steppe and Mountain: Environment, Identity, and Empire in Qing China’s Borderlands” (Cambridge University Press).
Toshio Ohi, an 11th-generation descendant of the illustrious Ohi family of potters in the city of Kanazawa, will be giving a talk at Washington and Lee University on Oct. 24 from 10–11 a.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
A new exhibit of Japanese export porcelain is now open in the Watson Pavilion at Washington and Lee University.
Paths converge for two alumnae supporting female-led start-up companies through angel investment partnership.
Ken Ujie, associate professor of Japanese language at Washington and Lee University, has received a Sakura Grant from the JCAW (Japan Commerce Association) Foundation to conduct classes on understanding and making nigiri-zushi, a hand-pressed style of sushi.
When the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art, in Washington, D.C., was preparing a new app, "Charles Lang Freer: Collecting Korea," the producers wanted to include a film of a Japanese tea ceremony. So they came to Lexington and filmed in the Senshin'an Tea Room in the Watson Pavilion at Washington and Lee.
Robin LeBlanc, professor of politics at Washington and Lee University, has received a Fulbright Research Grant for Italy to investigate how communities in Japan and Italy prepare themselves for decline.
George Washington University professor David Shambaugh to give Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar lecture at W&L on March 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium of Leyburn Library.
On Pearl Harbor Day in Japan (Dec. 8 because of the international dateline), the Japanese equivalent of PBS will air a program that features an interview with Roger B. Jeans, the Otey Professor Emeritus of East Asian History at Washington and Lee. A Japanese TV crew from NHK, the Japan Broadcasting Corp., came to Lexington […]