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Asian Studies Distinguished Lecture Series: the Birth of Korean Cool: How One Nation is Conquering the World Through Pop Culture.
November 17, 2014 at 7:15 p.m. in Stokes S461

Euny Hong will be coming to Boston College on Monday, November 17 to speak about her new book, The Birth of Korean Cool: How One Nation is Conquering the World Through Pop Culture.  Hong, a journalist who grew up in Chicago and Seoul, delves into the world of contemporary Korean music, TV dramas, film, and video games.  Through interviews and research she explores the Korean government’s carefully orchestrated plan to become the world’s #1 exporter of popular culture. This is Hong’s only Boston area event. Books will be available for purchase and signing.



Asian Studies Career Navigator Series: Doing Business in China
November 14, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. in Fulton 245; Reception to follow

The Asian Studies Career Navigator Series enables current BC students to meet and learn from distinguished BC alumni, parents, and other affiliates who have made Asia a focal point of their successful professional careers. Asian Studies faculty members will help contextualize and facilitate discussions. Our distinguished speakers will share their professional expertise, personal experiences, and general career advice with students who are interested in the study of Asian languages, cultures, and contemporary affairs.

Join us to hear members of the BC family offer invaluable inspirations, role models, and vital social connections to the professional communities that may help pave the way to a rewarding career. The inaugural event of the new Asian Studies Career Navigator Series, Doing Business in China: A Panel Discussion will bring to campus:

  • Tom McCarthy CSOM ’72, Chairman, Beijing International Group
  • Alan Lunder, CEO, Black Diamond Equipment, International Outdoor Industry
  • Gregory Stoller, Adjunct Lecturer, Carroll School of Management
  • Professor Amy La Combe ’90 of the Carroll School of Management will moderate the panel discussion.

Come learn from these successful BC leaders in various professional spheres and get a valuable opportunity to interact with them at the reception afterwards.


Students Won First and Third Places in Japanese Language Contest 
April 14, 2014

The annual Japanese language contest sponsored by the Consulate General of Japan, Boston was held in April.  Among many students from prestigious colleges, Dolan Bortner (sophomore) won the first place in the Intermediate Level of the Speech division, and Dawn Hu (junior) won the third place in the Intermediate Level of the Essay division! Thank all the BC participants for their hard work and splendid performance! Congratulations to them and to all their teachers at the Japanese language program for these remarkable achievements!


Philippine Society Family Weekend 
March 20- 23, 2014

The theme of the Philippine Society weekend this year is "No'on at Ngayon," or "Then and Now". The events will explore the past, present, and future of the Philippines and what it means to be of Philippine heritage today. There will be a Friends and Family Banquet, a buffet-style dinner with Filipino cuisine catered by BC Dining. Cheryl Diaz-Meyer, an award-winning photojournalist will be invited to speak about her work during the banquet.

The banquet will be on Friday, March 21 in the Heights Room.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. RSVP needed by filling out this form. Contact person: Charlotte Shih (






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