Category Archives: General

Xi Touts Communist Party as Defender of Confucius’s Virtues

Just to confirm that Confucianism is still alive and well in China, comes this article from Feb. 13, 2014 in the New York Times: Xi Jinping wants you to memorize “The Analects” of Confucius. China’s Communist Party chief says that … Continue reading

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Ancient Temple at the Buddha’s Birthplace

Check out this news story on NBCnews.com (link) about new archaeological evidence for an ancient Buddhist temple at Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha. The story mentions this conclusion from archaeologist Robin Coningham: “For the first time, we actually have … Continue reading

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Prince Charles Visit Parmarth Niketan

Today, Their Royal Highnesses, Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, paid an official visit to Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh as the first destination of their nine-day visit to India. Arriving just before sunset, Their Royal Highnesses took … Continue reading

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A Bridge Between Western Science and Eastern Faith

The Dalai Lama was in NYC this weekend and spoke at the Beacon Theater. While I missed his talk, it reminded me of a New York Times article that appeared recently about Western science and Eastern philosophy (click here for … Continue reading

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Ganesh Chaturthi

The Hindu festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is being celebrated in India and across the world. For some great pictures, see the gallery on the Wall Street Journal website – click here.

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How to Raise a Global Kid

Here’s a link to Lisa Miller’s “How to Raise a Global Kid” – click here. Speaking of American students, Miller says: If they don’t learn—now—to achieve a comfort level with foreign people, foreign languages, and foreign lands, this argument goes, America’s … Continue reading

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Hello Class!

This weblog is the place that you will find information about Asian Studies class. This year, two sections of the class are being taught, one by Mr. Freedholm and the other by Ms. Shepard.  Your assignments can be found here … Continue reading

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