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The Morrissey 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.

Japanese Language Contest 2017

Three BC students won awards

The 7th annual Japanese Language Contest, sponsored by the Consulate General of Japan, Boston, was held on April 8, 2017.  In total, more than 100 essays were submitted. Three BC students won awards this year. Congratulations to our award winners: Michelle Lin (3rd Place, Advance Speech), Hui Wang (3rd Place, Intermediate Essay) and Zhangqi Liu (Honorable Mention, Intermediate Speech). 

3 winners
Japanese Language Contest on April 8, 2017

Japanese Speech Presentation 2016

Two BC representatives took part in this activity

This annual Japanese Speech Presentation was held at Northeastern University on Nov. 5. Students who joined this speech come from different universities in the New England Area, including Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis, Harvard, MIT, Northeastern, Tufts, UMass Boston and Wellesley. Two of sixteen participants, Fengshu Yang and Gyungjin Jeon, were BC representatives, and they performed very well during the speech to show their mastery of Japanese language. This event is a great opportunity for our students to learn from others and improve their Japanese speaking skills.

Japanese Speech Presentation on Nov. 5, 2016

Wonderful News!

Four out of nine awards at the annual Japanese Language Contest!

We proudly announce that five BC students won awards this year at the annual Japanese Language Contest sponsored by the Consulate General of Japan, Boston for New England’s prestigious colleges, which was held on April 9, 2016.

BC students won four awards at last year’s annual contest. This year BC students’ achievement at the contest was even better. There were submissions from various New England Colleges, such as Brandeis, Brown, Bowdoin, Harvard, Mount Holyoke, Middlebury, Northeastern, Smith, and UMass Amherst.

Out of 45 essay entrances, BC students remarkably won four out of nine awards.
This year’s our award winners are:
Essay Beginner Division: Jiadong Li (Second Place); Soo Jin Choi (Third Place); Essay Intermediate Division: Weijia Shen (Second Place), Essay Advanced Division:
Ji Hye Kang (Third Place); Speech Intermediate Division: Yiwei Wang (Honorable Mention)

Reading Aloud and Writing Program

Organized by Lynch School graduate student volunteers who are native speakers of Chinese, the afternoon tutorial program offers additional instructional support to BC students and teachers of Chinese. BC learners of Chinese are welcome to drop by during the scheduled hours with any questions you may have for our volunteer tutors. More details here.

Course List

Check out our course listing for Fall 2017.

Aisian Studies Administrators:

Director: Franziska Seraphim
Assistant to the director: Yao Li
Coordinating committee: TBD
Program coordinator: Susan Leonard



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