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Global and Regional Studies Program


2012 Faculty Spotlight - East Asia


The Asian Studies Program at UVM draws upon the talents of numerous faculty members from various departments within and beyond the College of Arts and Sciences. With each edition of our program newsletter, we cast a spotlight upon a handful of those scholar-teachers and reveal a quick portrait of their current research activity. This spring we take a look at some of our specialists in the East Asia field who spent time in China and Japan in 2012 –


Prof. Esselstrom with grad student seminar


Associate Professor of History and Director of Asian Studies Erik Esselstrom spent five months in Japan teaching at the Graduate School of Hitotsubashi University in the western suburbs of Tokyo.




Jeanne Shea interviewing in China



Associate Professor of Anthropology Jeanne Shea wins Fulbright fellowship for research in China.




Mt. Fuji



In 2012 Political Science Professor Matthew Carlson packed up his family to live in Japan for a year.

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