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Ryang named new director of Chao Center for Asian Studies
Noted social anthropologist Sonia Ryang has been appointed the new director of the T.T. and W.F. Chao Center for Asian Studies in the School of Humanities. Hired after an international search, Ryang will also serve as the T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Asian Studies. The appointments are effective July 1.  »

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Yusuki Asai
Current Exhibition
Yusuke Asai: yamatane
October 2 - November 23, 2014
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Christian J. EmdenChristian J. Emden
For Christian Emden, teaching and research are closely connected; a class is only really successful when he sees his students thinking independently—often “outside the box”—and matching their skills with recent research in intellectual history and political thought. “Too many courses,” he says, “rely on spoonfeeding textbooks, while students are often most excited when they discover the pertinent research questions by themselves—albeit with some guidance.” »