East Asian Studies Award Ceremony and 4th Annual Alumni Dinner

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Film screening: Unfinished Comedy (1957). Lovejoy 205, March 5, 6:00pm-7:30 pm

Film screening-Mar 5 Unfinished Comedy

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March 6 4:00-5:00, Lovejoy 215. Professor Rea “A Brief History of Censorship and Self-censorship in Chinese Cartoons”

REA poster-2014 new

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Student Presentation at Art Museum

Please join us for a research presentation event by students from Professors Besio’s EA 231 (The Chinese Novel) and Weitz’s AR376 (Chinese Painting).

Time: 7:00 pm, Nov. 21

Location: Colby Museum.

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World Vision Song Contest

Please join us for the 2013 World Vision Song Contest this coming Friday, 7:00 pm Nov. 1 at Given Auditorium. Seven foreign language teams are competing for the championship. Our Chinese and Japanese singing teams are ready to take the center stage. Come to cheer our teams!


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China Town Hall and Professor Kaup on Violence and Ethnic Regions in China

Colby College has joined 60 cities across the US for this year’s  China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections, a national program  to discuss US-China relations. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will be the featured webcast speaker for this year’s China Town Hall and the local speaker at Colby is Dr. Katherine Kaup, James D. Duke Professor of Asian Studies and Political Science, Furman University

“Conflict and Violence in Xinjiang and Tibet: Is There a Way Out for China?” by Dr. Kaup.
Time: 4:00 pm, Oct. 28. Diamond 122.

Live webcast featuring Secretary Albright
Time: 7:00 pm, Oct. 28. Diamond 122

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EAS Colloquium-Professor LaCouture’s lecture

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Film Screening of Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry and Discussion with Director Alison Klayman

Wednesday, September 18, 5:30 p.m. Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Center.

AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY is the inside story of a dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics. First-time director Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Ai while working as a journalist in China. Her detailed portrait provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures.



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EAS Welcome Tea

Please join us for the EAS Welcome Tea for kicking off the new semester–fall 2013!

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EAS Third Annual Alumni Dinner-May 6

Meeting our EAS alums today–May 6!

Drop-in info sessions with the alums: 4: 00-5:00 pm at Lovejoy 423 and Lovejoy 425.

3rd annual EAS alumni dinner:  5:00 to 6:30 pm at Lopo.

Below are short bios of our alumni guests for 2013. Greg

Greg Beitchman’ 91 had a double major in Government and East Asian Studies with a concentration in Japanese.

Currently Mr. Beitchman is Global Head of Multimedia for Thomson Reuters and is responsible for all video, pictures and text products serving media customers, as well as the development of the company’s multimedia strategy.

Mr. Beitchman joined Reuters in 1996 in Tokyo as TV producer, Japan.  In 1997 he moved to New Delhi to lead Reuter’s investment into Indian news agency ANI and was later based in Singapore, Brussels and London, leading coverage teams on the ground in East Timor, Afghanistan and Iraq. In 2005 Mr. Beitchman returned to India to become Executive Producer of a Reuters branded TV news channel, and in 2007 his role was expanded to include responsibility for Reuters consumer facing websites in Japan, China and India. He was appointed Global Editor, Reuters News Agency in 2009, and then took on commercial responsibilities for the business in 2011 as Global Head of Multimedia.

Before joining Reuters, Mr. Beitchman held positions with the Tokyo Broadcasting System, CBS News and WTN.

Lee MailanAlyssa Lee graduated in 2008 with a BA in East Asian Studies and a concentration in Chinese language. For the past 4+ years Alyssa has been the Marketing Manager for The MBA Tour. A Concord, Massachusetts based company that organizes international MBA recruiting events in 40+ cities across the world including the following Asian cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City and Jakarta. Alyssa is responsible for the strategy and coordination of marketing campaigns for all The MBA Tour events. She works with advertising, social media and PR agencies, and educational advisors and professional organizations to bring MBA applicants to the events.

Every year The MBA Tour has multiple short term paid market research projects for undergraduates with Asian language bi-lingual skills as well as a full time paid summer Marketing internship.

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