The first woman to win a consecutive Southeast Asian Writers Award, Veeraporn Nitiprapha will discuss her newest novel, “Memories of the Memories of the Black Rose Cat,” on Oct. 5./news/prominent-thai-author-speaks-about-her-new-novel
A new “Religions on the Move” lecture series kicks off Sept. 28 with "'Make the Sound the Creator Is Waiting for Us to Make': Native American Anti-Nuclear Activism."/news/lecture-explore-native-american-anti-nuclear-activism
Jackie DeAngelis '02 is a co-host of “The Big Money Show” on FOX Business Network./news/friday-night-practice-sessions-big-money-show
The grants helped 108 A&S students afford unpaid or minimally-paid summer positions./news/students-head-across-globe-thanks-summer-experience-grant-funding
Rachel Bean, the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor in the Department of Astronomy and senior associate dean for math and science, has been named interim A&S dean.https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2023/07/dean-jayawardhana-named-provost-johns-hopkins
In new research, Andrew Campana examines cinema-centered poetry in Japan from the 1910s and 1920s, discovering the ways poetry chronicles lasting human impressions left by “new” media./news/japanese-poets-open-new-ways-thinking-about-media
"Learning Japanese has always been a dream of mine and being able to do so here at Cornell has been extremely enjoyable."
"Learning Japanese has always been a dream of mine and being able to do so here at Cornell has been extremely enjoyable."/news/learning-japanese-has-always-been-dream-mine-and-being-able-do-so-here-cornell-has-been
'Tackling Japanese was one of the most rewarding academic experiences I have had'/news/tackling-japanese-was-one-most-rewarding-academic-experiences-i-have-had-0
Thess Savella, senior lecturer of Tagalog in the Department of Asian Studies, has been awarded this year’s Sophie Washburn French Instructorship for excellence in language pedagogy./news/thess-savella-awarded-sophie-washburn-french-instructorship
“Helping students realize their greatest potential is at the core of our mission in the College of Arts & Sciences."/news/faculty-honored-exemplary-teaching-advising
This summer, 101 students in the College of Arts and Sciences will take part in groundbreaking research on campus with 61 faculty as part of the Nexus Scholars Program./news/nexus-scholars-program-expands-research-opportunities-101-students
"A theme of the Harrison College Scholar Program is that our students are independent but not isolated."/news/new-college-scholars-research-climate-health-care-legal-interpretation
This summer, Cornellians will venture across continents as they pursue a wide variety of international projects funded by the Department of Asian Studies and the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies.
“We not only aim at giving our students scholarly knowledge and understanding of the region, but we are also committed to creating opportunities for in-country learning,” wrote Chiara Formichi, director of undergraduate studies for Asian studies, in an email to The Sun about travel grants. “Our grants are quite capacious, allowing students to travel for research, service learning and study in any country across Asia.”
Cornell’s Department of Asian Studies is delighted and honored to inaugurate the Tina Han Su Cooper ’66 Award. This undergraduate summer funding opportunity recognizes an outstanding Cornell undergraduate engaged in the study of Chinese cultural areas./news/tina-han-su-cooper-66-award
Throughout her time in academia, Prof. Chiara Formichi, Asian Studies, has researched the relationship between Asian cultures and Islam, primarily focusing on Indonesia.
Formichi began studying the topic as an undergraduate student, earning a B.A. in Islamic Studies from Sapienza University of Rome. Though she said she partly entered the field by chance, her ties to Indonesia made studying the role of Islam in the country an obvious choice. Formichi has visited Indonesia in the past, and as a Malay speaker, she mostly uses sources that are written in the Indonesian language.
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The fourth cohort of Klarman Fellows is the largest since the program’s launch in 2019./news/welcomes-10-new-klarman-fellows-expanded-program
The Asian Studies Department of Cornell University is pleased to announce the Kyoko Selden Translation Prize for 2022 in this, our final year of the prize. As always, we were both educated and inspired by the range of work we received: texts that spanned Japanese writings produced from the 13th to the 21st century in a variety of modes---from individually to collectively written works, and from canonical, marginal, and even anonymous sources. We were gratified by the way this year’s submissions once again resonated with the literary passions and impressive textual competencies of our esteemed former colleague, Kyoko Selden. We would also like, on this occasion, to thank the friends, colleagues, and former students of Kyoko’s who contributed to the prize funds, as well as to the Selden family and the Asia Pacific Journal’s Japan Focus for their generosity and support.
In the category of previously published translators, the 2022 award went to Matthew Fraleigh for his translation of Hayashi Kakuryō’s “Record of a Journey that Was More than Mere Diversion” (Kishikairoku), an early Meiji chronicle of the author’s 1871 trip along the Tama River and through the mountains of present-day Okutama, with plentiful allusions to Chinese poetry and literary landscapes. Honorable Mention in this category was awarded to Lin-shih Loh for her translation of Letters from Iwaki (Iwaki Tsūshin 2012-2014), by Yoshida Hiromi. The letters record Yoshida’s observations in the coastal city of Iwaki, 54 miles south of Fukushima, as she assisted evacuees living for long periods of time displaced from their homes in the areas worst hit by the disasters of 3.11.
The award in the previously unpublished category was given to Yi Deng, for her translation of chapters from Santō Kyōden ’s profusely illustrated 1806 prose fiction, Faithful Birds of Sorrow (Utō yasukata chūgiden). The tale narrates fantastic exploits attributed to a daughter and son of Taira Masakado in their quixotic pursuit to avenge their father’s death after the failure of his rebellion in 940.
In this concluding year of our work we would finally like to express our appreciation for all who have participated in the Selden Translation Prize competition, as it has honored and evoked our memories of the deeply intertwined relations between scholarship and translation in Kyoko Selden’s own work. Below we have listed the names of the fifteen works and translators awarded the prize between 2014 and 2022. Although not all could be published in APJ’s Japan Focus due to foreign rights complications, we were pleased to recognize each as a significant contribution to world understanding and appreciation of Japanese literature and thought across the centuries.
The minor is distinctive in including courses from many disciplines, from across Cornell’s schools and colleges./news/students-can-now-choose-new-minor-data-science
Are Filipino and Tagalog the same? Twitter users revived the debate on language after Filipino-American comedian Nico Santos shared a conversation that spawned searches on Google./news/are-tagalog-and-filipino-same-fil-am-actor-nico-santos-got-twitter-curious
When Thitirat Boonyanuphong isn’t on her housekeeping rounds at the Statler Hotel or teaching conversational Thai at Cornell’s Language Resource Center, the 43-year-old can be found in a classroom on campus earning college credits./news/part-time-study-helps-employees-visiting-students-boost-careers
September 10, 2022
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This conference focuses on Kashmiri literature through extensive discussions of forms, genres, ecologies, and poetics that inhabit literary landscapes in Kashmir. By exploring multiple forms, genres, and languages of literary expression across disparate temporalities and historical contexts the conference aims to answer as to what we can learn about the morphing formations of power in Kashmir? How to understand the subsequent modalities and idioms of subversion in and across Kashmiri literature?
Klarman Fellows pursue research in any discipline in the College, including natural sciences, social sciences, humanities and the creative arts as well as cross-disciplinary fields. The application deadline is October 14./news/opens-application-portal-klarman-postdoc-fellowships
Each year, the Center invites the Cornell teaching community to propose projects that explore new strategies, emerging technologies, and approaches to facilitate vibrant, challenging, and reflective learning experiences. The 2021-2022 grant recipients developed unique, creative ways to bring new learning opportunities to students and advance teaching within their disciplines. Yu Yu Khaing, senior lecturer in Burmese, is featured in a video featured on the Center for Teaching Innovation website for her work with Interactive Burmese! Visit the Center for Teaching Innovation's website to learn more: https://teaching.cornell.edu/2021-22-innovation-grants./news/2021-22-innovation-grants-interactive-burmese
The Korean Language Program in Asian Studies will be proudly hosting the 27th AATK (American Association of Teachers of Korean) conference from June 16 to 18, 2022. It is a great honor to host the AATK conference here at Cornell, and to be recognized in the Korean language education community in North America and beyond. The AATK was founded in.../news/27th-aatk-american-association-teachers-korean-conference
Sarah Gates ‘25 will help build instruments to study the early universe while Alexis Terracciano ’24 will delve into molecular genetic techniques during their first research experiences this summer. Joaquin Smith ’24 will study the relationship between faith communities and environmental movements, then teach community members a host of.../news/first-cohort-nexus-scholars-chosen-summer-research-positions-0
Pressure on the current government has not lessened, says Daniel Bass, manager of the South Asia Program and adjunct assistant professor of Asian studies./news/protests-sri-lanka-unprecedented-unlikely-fade-away
Bruno Shirley presented his dissertation research in just three minutes to a panel of judges and a virtual audience from across campus and around the world./news/asian-literature-religion-and-culture-phd-candidate-wins-three-minute-thesis-competition
On Cornell’s eighth Giving Day, held March 16, 15,905 alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents and friends from more than 80 countries made gifts totaling a record-breaking $12,268,629./news/more-12m-donated-support-students-24-hours
Dexter Thomas PhD ’20 plans to continue working on stories “about difficult things that don’t have clear answers."/news/asian-studies-alumnus-wins-emmy-journalism-work
Some of the 1,450 students who graduated in December share their transformational Cornell experiences./news/students-completing-their-studies-eye-future
A $5 million alumni gift will help to support doctoral students in humanities fields within the College of Arts & Sciences./news/alumni-gift-supports-doctoral-students-humanities
The program connects undergraduates in A&S with opportunities to work side by side on research with Cornell faculty from across the College./news/nexus-scholars-program-applications-now-open
The Nexus Scholars program will leverage the student-to-faculty ratio and the vibrant research enterprise in A&S to expand opportunities for students, while also enhancing the culture of collaborative scholarship at Cornell./news/new-program-expands-undergrad-research-opportunities
Two recent A&S doctoral graduates are new ACLS Emerging Voices Fellows and Cornell will also be hosting an ACLS post-doctoral fellow in the Department of History./news/new-fellowships-support-diverse-scholars-humanities
Asian Literature, Religion, & Culture Ph.D. alumnus, Dexter Thomas, received a ACLS (American Council of Learned Societies) Emerging Voices Fellowship as a Humanities Council Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton University. Dexter received his Ph.D. from Cornell in 2020, the title of his dissertation is: "Niggers and Japs: Right-wing.../news/phd-alumnus-awarded-acls-fellowship
Applications are now being accepted for the third cohort of the Klarman Postdoctoral Fellowships program in the College of Arts and Sciences. The deadline for submission is Oct. 15./news/applications-now-open-klarman-postdoc-fellowships