Colloquium showcases diverse approaches to East Asian Studies

first_imgA dozen seniors in the East Asian Studies concentration gathered recently to present their thesis research to an audience of faculty, staff, and fellow students. Limited to 10 minutes apiece, these presentations challenged thesis writers to condense complex topics and convey their research findings to an audience with diverse backgrounds.Diversity was a key feature of this year’s Colloquium on Feb. 14. Many of the presenters are pursuing allied concentrations with EAS and other departments, including Government, Philosophy, Social Studies, History, Earth and Planetary Science, Anthropology, and Statistics. This varied lineup reflects a growing trend among Harvard undergraduates: combining EAS with other fields in order to create a well-rounded yet highly specialized concentration.Attendees expressed surprise at the multitude of topics on display, ranging from a study of Singapore’s healthcare system, to Dōgen’s view of morality and the self, to urban planning in Lingang, a Chinese “ghost city,” to a 3D petroleum systems evolutionary model of the Qaidam Basin in China. One presenter, Yong-Han Poh, also organized an exhibition connected with her thesis work through the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies — “Life in Singapore: Views from Migrant Workers.”A complete list of participants and topics can be found on the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations website. Read Full Storylast_img read more

AUDIO: Preko Confident of Enyimba Scalp

first_imgTechnical Adviser of FC Ifeanyi Ubah Yaw Preko says he is confident his side will grab all three points when they confront 7-time Champions, Enyimba in a Match Day 29 fixture in Nnewi on Sunday.The ‘Anambra Warriors’ battle the ‘Peoples Elephants’ in a potentially explosive ‘Oriental Derby’ in the NPFL with both teams aware that a win will boost their chances of playing in the continent next year.In a chat with ahead of the tie, the former Everton and Fenerbahce forward stated that he respects Enyimba but believes his team will emerge victorious over their more illustrious opponents on Sunday.“We have to give them respect. Enyimba is a very good team and they are well-organized, with very matured players,” the ex-Ghana International stated.“It’s not going to be easy but this is our home ground and we have to take advantage of that and go for the three points.“Nothing else is good but the three points. So we have to give them respect as 7-time champions of Nigeria but this is a different league (season), this is a different year and we have to let them know that IfeanyiUbah has also arrived.“I’m confident and I believe in my boys; I believe if we do the right thing, we’ll definitely get the maximum points,” the former Accra Hearts assistant coach said.A win for 6th placed FC IfeanyiUbah on Sunday could take them to 3rd on the log while an Enyimba victory could see them move up to 2nd on the table.Enyimba won the reverse fixture 2-0 on 15 March, 2017, at the U.J. Esuene Stadium in Calabar. Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.RelatedEnyimba’s Usman Abd’Allah Balances Out Fidelis Illechukwu’s Tough Talk ahead of MFM MeetingMarch 31, 2019In “NPFl”CAF CL: Oladapo Super Confident of Enyimba Win Against Rahimo (AUDIO)August 21, 2019In “Africa”AUDIO: AITEO CUP: Our Performance Wasn’t Convincing – Yaw PrekoSeptember 21, 2017In “Nigeria”last_img read more