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College of Arts and Sciences' programs form the core of our curricular activity, but on these pages you will find that student and faculty interest in Asian Studies at Boston College stretches well beyond those boundaries. It includes faculty and staff at each of the schools comprising the University, an active collection of student groups, and a series of international partners and study abroad opportunities. Please use these pages to gather information about the program and its requirements, learn about the research and teaching of our community of scholars, search out the latest listings of our events, and explore Asian topics beyond the campus.

Distinguished Lecture in Asian Studies

The Values of Spontaneity

by Philip J. Ivanhoe

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

5 p.m. at Fulton Hall 511 Auditorium

While many share a belief in the value of spontaneity, there is less of a consensus concerning what spontaneity is. This talk will discuss two Chinese views of spontaneity found in Confucian and Daoist texts from the pre-Qin (before 221 B.C.E.) period. These two early Chinese conceptions of spontaneity can help us better understand some of our own intuitions about the ethical value of spontaneity.

The Values of Spontaneity

by Philip J. Ivanhoe

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

5 p.m. at Fulton Hall 511 Auditorium

While many share a belief in the value of spontaneity, there is less of a consensus concerning what spontaneity is. This talk will discuss two Chinese views of spontaneity found in Confusion and Daoist texts from the pre-Qin (before 221 B.C.E.) period. These two early Chinese conceptions of spontaneity can help us better understand some of our own intuitions about the ethical value of spontaneity.

The Values of Spontaneity

by Philip J. Ivanhoe

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

5 p.m. at Fulton Hall 511 Auditorium

While many share a belief in the value of spontaneity, there is less of a consensus concerning what spontaneity is. This talk will discuss two Chinese views of spontaneity found in Confusion and Daoist texts from the pre-Qin (before 221 B.C.E.) period. These two early Chinese conceptions of spontaneity can help us better understand some of our own intuitions about the ethical value of spontaneity.

Speech Presentation

The 14th Annual Japanese Speech Presentation at Boston College
ボストンカレッジ・アジア研究プログラム主催: 第14回ボストン近郊日本語スピーチ発表会

Saturday, November 14th, 2015
2015年11月14日(土曜日) 午後2時開演、4時半閉演 ボストンカレッジ・ヒギンズホール300号室

2 p.m. at Higgins Hall 300 Auditorium

The Asian Studies Program at Boston College is honored to host the 14th Annual Japanese Speech Presentation for Boston area colleges. Students from nine local universities spoke on topics from traditional customs to contemporary pop culture. It was an opportunity for intercultural exploration and friendship.

Check out our updated course listing for Spring 2016.

 

Program Director, Asian Studies

SING-CHEN LYDIA CHIANG

Associate Professor of Chinese
Department of Slavic & Eastern Languages and Literatures
Lyons 210J

 

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