Assistant Professor of Asian Studies and English Belinda Kong has written the first full-length study of fictions related to the 1989 movement and massacre at Tiananmen Square.
In a recent interview, she discusses the effects of censorship and the importance of diasporic writers in shaping global understanding of Chinese history.
“Tiananmen has often been talked about as a movement targeting political corruption and expressive repression,” said Kong, “but it was also catalyzed by precisely the types of socioeconomic problems motivating the Occupy movement.”
Bowdoin is pleased to announce the launch of a new one-year pilot program to make available to Bowdoin alumni the Journal Storage (JSTOR) electronic journal collection. This pilot, offered through a select number of colleges and universities worldwide, gives Bowdoin alumni free online access, from their homes or offices, to over one thousand academic journals.
Students at the myJourney luncheon
If you were charting a student’s progress through Bowdoin, you’d be hard-pressed to come up with a straight line. The gift of a liberal arts education is that freedom to zig and to zag. Last week, more than 40 first-year students got firsthand advice on ways to connect the dots to maximize the impact of their Bowdoin education. The so-called “myJourney” luncheon brought first years to the table with a group of nine student facilitators, many of them upperclassmen, who shared their personal stories of negotiating a pathway through Bowdoin.
Bugs might also keep us fed in the future as our exploding population, the worsening climate change and diminishing farm land continue to strain our planet. Researchers in the European Union are studying insects — what kind, they won’t specify — as a potential supplement to the continent’s food supply, according to Good Magazine.