Message from the Director
In a rich variety of ways throughout 2012, students and faculty in the Asian Studies Program at UVM explored the fascinating cultural, social and political dynamics of the East and South Asian worlds both here on campus and overseas. This edition of our annual e-Newsletter features an array of stories, photos, and videos that bring those adventures to life – provocative lecture events in Burlington, a new study-tour program in Nepal, and several student and faculty sojourns in China and Japan.
Knowledge of Asian societies and languages are essential for any student interested in pursuing a career path related to everything from international business and commerce, to law and education, to social and environmental policy.
Students in UVM’s Asian Studies Program, such as those featured here, are preparing themselves well indeed to meet the challenges of today’s global community.
We hope you enjoy learning about our program and welcome all and anyexpressions of interest in and support of what we do at here at UVM.
UVM Department of History
Director, Asian Studies Program