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Panel on finding a career path in education


Diana Du Yu Ping


Rupendra Guha-Majumdar

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(L to R): Ron Suleski, Elizabeth Robinson, Du Yu Ping, Da Zheng, Susan Wang, and Rupendra Guha-Majumdar.

Education, career, and life in a changing world

Fulbright scholar’s talk on Bengali-Indian literary figure

In these two lectures on the significance of the creative genius of  Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) and his development as a Bengali-Indian  literary figure of universal stature in the contexts of the East and the West in the dawn of the twentieth century, Dr. Rupendra Guha Majumdar first, drew attention to the  manifestation and  acknowledgment of his poetry in the West in collaboration with  the likes of  W.B.Yeats, Sir William Rothenstein, Ezra Pound and Harriet Munroe . The award of the Nobel Prize for Literature soon after, in 1913, further enhanced Tagore’s image of a new world prophet and intellectual and drew large crowds to his humanist  and, at times,  controversial  lectures. He spoke  about the self-destructive consequences of myopic Nationalism that the juggernaut of Imperialism  brought about at the cost of the peace and equanimity of the common man. Not only did he take a vital part in the independence movement against British colonialism in his own country, but he also protested against political exploitation in every corner of the world. Inspired by his philosophy and the qualities he projected, men and women—like C.F.Andrews, E.P. Thompson, Romain Rolland, Harriet Moody, Victoria Ocampo, W. B. Yeats, Ananda Coomaraswamy, and many more were drawn  to him and cherished his friendship and vision. As a seer, poet, essayist, novelist, musician, educationist and  late but expressive , septuagenarian   painter, Tagore travelled all over the world and also invited the world to his humble courtyard in the creation of his university in Santiniketan, Bengal. Till the last he dreamt of a world in which the East and the West would combine their individual resources and wisdom to ensure a peace and a state of fulfilment that would surpass the conflicts of nations. But when he died in 1941  that dream was yet to blossom into reality.
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Dr. Majumdar presenting a book to Suffolk.

Going Global

A busy month for Asian Studies.  Here are the panelists for the Going Global event.

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L to R: Monique Costello; Amber Oberc; Jonathan Darden.

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Asian Americans in Suffolk


Frederick H. Dow talked about his father’s legacy at Suffolk Law School and in the legal field, as well as his activism in the South End of Boston.  Jessica Sedgwick talked about the archivists’ work in identifying history of diversity at Suffolk and how the Archive could be used.  Allan Tow, an Asian American who grew up in the 1950s, talked about his teaching experiences and legal practices as well as his thoughts on typecasting in his acting and modelling work.

Harry Dow eventL to R: Ron Suleski (moderator); Allan Tow; Jessica Sedgwick; Frederick H. Dow; and Da Zheng (organizer).

Study Abroad: Asia


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The audience was listening attentively to the presentations.

Restoring Fukushima

Restoring Fukushima with Suffolk Alumnu Tomo Honda

Tomo Honda

Harry L. Dow Lecture 4th March (Tue) at 6:00 p.m.

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Panel on Women Career Education in Modern China

Women career education in Modern China

Destination Tibet: Visit to the Roof of the World

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)


Da’s talk in Shanghai

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.

Da Shanghai talk

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