Diplomacy, trade policy and the rise of China were the subject of discussion at the third Asia-Pacific Geo-Economic Strategy Forum, attended by former national security adviser H.R. McMaster and former Japanese Misters of Defense. At the event, organized by the Hoover Institution, Nikkei Inc. and the Freeman Spogli, speakers also analyzed China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
On Thurs. Jun. 21, art professor Xiaoze Xie spoke about artistic creation and presented his unfinished artwork inspired by a 25 day expedition to the historic Silk Road trade town of Dunhuang in China.
On Feb. 23, the Bing Overseas Study Program (BOSP) announced that it will offer a new quarter-long program in Hong Kong starting in autumn 2019. The program will become the 12th active BOSP program and the second with no language requirement.
This winter, history lecturer C. Ryan Perkins is offering Stanford’s first general survey course on the history of South Asia.
The precious time when students indulge in the stupor of warm weather and drink the ambrosia of relaxation — the lull of summertime, for many, is a chance to wind down, an escape from the hectic pace of problem sets, papers and exams. Some students, however, choose to walk the path less traveled — a summer immersed in Asia’s corporate culture.
Singlish, Peranakan and dragons are a few of the many adventures I’ve encountered in Asia. To document everything in seven columns would be impossible. I have contemplated Kiasu, slapped on sunscreen after losing my face and argued in two different versions of English. I have discovered Peranakan, reflected on my identity as a Third-Culture Kid…