In Spring 2014 Suffolk will offer the course Traditional Chinese Society From 1800 to 1949. The course will be taught by Janet Scott, who has lived for many years in Hong Kong.
The course will examine Chinese folk, religious and social customs. Many exciting examples of hand-made artifacts, ghostly spirit money, unexpected children’s toys, and first-hand stories of all kinds will be brought into the class discussion.
Asian Studies Program had its Fall 2013 Open House on October 27. Students who studied abroad in China, Japan, and Korea in 2012-2013 shared their experiences with the audience. Their Powerpoint presentations were delightful and very informative.
Carl Anderson talking about China
In addition, Professors Chris Dakin and Ron Suleski as well as Levina Huang from TECO in Boston spoke about various study abroad programs in Asia.
To encourages students of diverse backgrounds from across the country to learn Mandarin and study in China, the 100,000 Strong Foundation offers various opportunities and scholarships to interested high school and college students. Website
Report from The Suffolk Journal.
Prof. Jonathan Haughton was invited to teach in Shanghai in summer of 2013. After that, he took a trip to Tibet, known as the Roof of the World. He will share his experience with us through many fascinating photographs and first-hand observations.
Potala Palace (Photo credit: Jonathan Haughton)
Career Option: Focus on Asia
Oct. 24, Thursday, 10:00-11:15 a.m.
“Career Option: Focus on Asia” is an event that focuses on careers related to Asia.
Jeremy Ott (EF Education—an International Education and Touring Company)
Noel Perez (Program Manager and former Asia Logistics Manager, Avid Technology)
Katrina Deutsch (Peace Corps)
Kim Ainsworth (Executive Director of the Greater Boston Federal Executive Board)
Anyone interested in Asia and possible job/study opportunities in Asia should come to attend this event!
All are welcome! Please come to meet with Asian Studies faculty and students; to hear about the new courses being offered in Spring 2014; to enjoy student presentations about their experiences in China, Japan, and Korea; to learn about future study abroad programs in Asia; and to enjoy Asian food!
This past summer of 2013 Suffolk University had four students who spent the summer in Seoul Korea. They each received a scholarship and participated in an internship, while studying the Korean language at Yonsei University.
(L to R) Sanghyun Lee (President and CEO of KCC Corporation which provided the scholarships through their Chongha Scholarship Foundation); Shinhye Lee (Mr. Lee’s daughter who was a student at Suffolk in 2012); Suffolk student Christopher Maynard; Suffolk student Kathy Liu; C.Y. Lee (Chairman and Founder of KCC Corporation, who presented the checks); Suffolk student Elisa Lim; Suffolk student Kaila Millett; Sunshik Min (President and CEO of YBM Corporation, which provided some of the internship placements.)
Da Zheng will give a talk at the Royal Asiatic Society on “Chiang Yee and Three Women.” In this talk, Da will describe the wife and lovers who were important in Chiang Yee’s life.
The talk will be on Tuesday 21 May 2013 at the RAS Library at the Sino-British College, starting at 7:30pm. Details are on the poster below.
The Communication and Journalism blog has a post about a journalism graduate’s adventure in South Korea.
Here are some quotes from the blog:
Upon arriving in Seoul, Godfrey noticed major cultural changes; for example, US employers tend to frown upon mixing business with pleasure, but it seemed the opposite in Seoul.
“Even working at school, [in Korea] it’s common to go out with everybody and just drink and eat. Whereas in the US, I feel like it’s not very typical to go out and party with your boss; here it’s almost just part of work.” Godfrey explained that a typical office outing can lead to karaoke, called, Noribong. “You’re inevitably just pushed up to the front to sing.” He adds, “I avoid those places as often as I can.”
Godfrey has had his fair share of struggles with the language barrier, admitting he didn’t know one word of Korean prior to his arrival, but that’s part of the charm of being abroad, as is trying new cuisine.
“Recently, I was trying to order a pork dish because usually, almost every day, I end up getting kimchi soup. I believe (the waitress) was trying to tell me that they had no pork, but to me it just seemed like she was yelling at me. What came out were rice and about a million octopus tentacles,” recounts Godfrey, who doesn’t enjoy seafood. “That stuff happens. It happens pretty frequently. You just tell the story later.”