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This year I was able to take advanced Japanese language courses as well as Japanese philosophy seminars here at UH. I will be presenting a paper written for one of these seminars at the 2015 Australasian Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy this coming July.
I am now confident enough in my Japanese reading ability to be able to conduct research using original source materials for my PhD. After my coursework is complete, I intend to spend two years in Japan conducting research and writing my dissertation on Japanese philosophy.
Elyse Byrnes, PhD student, Philosophy

FLAS Recipient Olivia Steiger Shines at Competition

Olivia Steiger, MA Student in Asian Studies, competed at the 14th Chinese Bridge – Chinese Proficiency Preliminary Competition for Foreign College Students at the Confucius Institute at the University of Arizona on April 4, 2015.

She performed 茉莉花 Molihua or Jasmine Flower, a traditional piece, and received Second Place in the competition and Best Overall Speech.  In the photo, she is playing Erhu.

This summer Olivia will be continuing Chinese and starting German in preparation for PhD study in Ethnomusicology.