asian-studies

The best seat in the house

The task seemed simple. Create the perfect chair. But when you’re interning for a company that has designed chairs for Royal Albert Hall and other majestic performance venues around the world, the pressure is on....

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China’s environmental crisis

  China, a rapidly growing economy, is more seriously polluted than any society on earth, said a keynote speaker at the two-day international symposium on “China’s Environment Crisis: Is there a Way Out?” The forum,...

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Riley Institute presents conference about China’s environmental crisis

The Riley Institute at Furman and the Furman University Department of Asian Studies will present a national conference on the environmental crisis in China Monday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m., and Tuesday, Sept. 23 at...

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Delegation from Chinese university to visit Furman

A five-member delegation from Yunnan Minzu University in China will visit the Furman University campus Sept. 14-15 as part of a new partnership between the two schools. Furman is developing four new programs with YMU, which...

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Ten faculty appointed to endowed professorships

Furman announced this week that 10 faculty members have been appointed to endowed professorships at the university. Four of the new professorships are lifetime appointments, while the other six are for limited terms. Gifts from donors...

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Asian immersion

Charles Stayer plans to come to his Advanced Placement Geography classes dressed a little differently this fall. Stayer, a teacher and dean of students at Coastal Christian Preparatory School in Mount Pleasant, will don a...

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Wroblewski ’16 receives State Department scholarship

Karlee Wroblewski, a Furman University sophomore from Somerset, Wis., has been awarded a Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) from the U.S. Department of State to undergo intensive study of the Chinese language. Wroblewski, who will spend eight...

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Experience East Asia

When Kelsey Orr decided to come to Furman, she knew she’d meet some interesting people along the way. Furman set the bar high before classes even started. Orr was one of 11 incoming students who...

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Change is coming to North Korea

Since establishing itself as a nation in 1948, North Korea, by many accounts, remains one of the most oppressive and closed off countries in the world. Under the leadership of Kim Jong Un, the self-proclaimed...

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Furman to host international symposium on Japan March 25-26

Kenichiro Sasae, Japan’s current Ambassador to the United States, and Michael Armacost, former U.S. Ambassador to Japan, will be the keynote speakers when Furman hosts a two-day international symposium, “Japan in the 21st Century,” March...

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Ambassadors headline international symposium on Japan

Michael Armacost, former U.S. Ambassador to Japan and Kenichiro Sasae, Japan's current Ambassador to the United States will give keynote addresses in a March 25-26 international symposium that is sponsored by Furman's Department of Asian...

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Furman hosts Chinese Culture Night

Furman will host a night of Chinese opera with internationally renowned bass-baritone Sun Yu at 7 p.m., Tuesday, October 29 at the Younts Conference Center. Sun Yu, accompanied by pianist Dewitt Tipton, will present three...

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