This three-week intensive summer travel course is designed to introduce students to unique attitudes, approaches and solutions Japan has marshaled in regard to sustainability in four areas: nuclear power use, environment, language and culture.
Brandon Pesarchick '15 double majored in East Asian studies and neuroscience. In his Culminating Experience project, Brandon relied on his training in both majors to argue that a therapeutic placebo effect occurs in Japanese kampōyaku (漢方薬) medical practice.
Traditional belief systems among patients coupled with the positive social experience of the patient-physician relationship in Japan buoy these herb-based medications.
The book is a collection of 20 "tales for adults", surreal stories with unconventional and enticing premises. Each tale brings the reader into Terayama's private world, which is sometimes disturbing, melancholy, and poignant in turn.
The China Institute's mission is to promote teaching, research, and learning about China and China-related studies on campus. The Institute is committed to contributing to diversity and cutting-edge scholarship at Bucknell.
Let us take you across the International Date Line, to Asia and the Pacific Rim, where you’ll learn about these cultures and nations that are key global players. Focus on China or Japan. Five levels of study in Chinese or Japanese are available.
You'll get a balanced look at the arts, history, literature, politics, philosophy, religion, science and technology of both the past and present of the region.
Did You Know?
All students majoring or minoring in programs offered by the Department of East Asian Studies are strongly encouraged to seek opportunities for summer, semester, or preferably, full-year study in China or Japan.
Average number of majors per class year: 9
An East Asian studies faculty member has recently secured a grant from the Japan foundation.
The East Asian studies major requires an emphasis on either China or Japan. Three minors are available: East Asian studies, Chinese or Japanese.
"Just being in-country (Japan) gives you the ability to teach culture and language at every turn: while you're walking down the street, while you're on the train, while you're eating. It was a wide open classroom."
"We study history in different ways. One way is to see history as full of change. Another is to see history as continuous. What's going on in China is a combination of both. The past always finds way into the present, yet with new meanings and new looks."
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