Asian Studies News
The Korea Foundation informed the Asian Studies Program in December 2106 that Vanderbilt University and the Asian Studies Program has been selected to receive a Korea Foundation Grant to support a tenure-track position in Korean Studies (are of expertise open) to begin in Fall 2018. Many thanks to Haerin Shin for making and following up on key contacts in Korea and Gerald Figal for writing the grant. A separate position in Korean language to start at the same time is currently being discussed.
Vanderbilt hosted the Tenth Annual Tennessee Area Japanese Speech Contest on April 1st, 2017. Several Japanese Language students from Vanderbilt participated in the contest(pictured below). The grand prize was awarded to Jiayi Wang, first Place for Intermediate & Advanced students was awarded to Dylan Westover and third place was awarded to Weiyi Huan, and third place for Elementary students was awarded to Leyao Yu, all from Vanderbilt.