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Indiana University




Richard Bohr

Richard Bohr

Professor of History
Chair of Asian Studies
College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University

As a China historian and a U.S.-China relations expert, Richard Bohr can look back over a distinguished career spanning four decades. Bohr has studied the China of old while observing firsthand the dramatic transformations in China’s more recent past. Yet, Bohr insists that it is the future, not the past, that he is most concerned about and actively seeks to impact. “It is an urgent priority at all levels of American education to train future ‘Asia Hands’ in the intercultural communication and relationship-building skills necessary to managing peaceful and prosperous U.S.-Asia interaction.” (Read more)

We have a vigorous K–12 teacher outreach program, including our two flagship programs:

Together, these two programs have reached nearly 1,200 educators since their inception in 1999.

As the winner of the prestigious 2005 Goldman Sachs Foundation Prize for Excellence in International Education, we are committed to meeting the professional development needs of teachers and to promoting the study of East Asia among K–12 students.

We also reach business, government, and media through briefings and conferences and the general public through regular sponsorship of cultural events, lifelong learning courses, as well as the colloquium  and film series.

Upcoming Events
Horizons of Knowledge Lecture: 'The Fragrant and Bedazzling' (xiangyan): The Poetics of Sensuality in Late Imperial and Modern China (Xiaorong Li, Chinese Literature, UC Santa Barbara)
Friday, Sep 19, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Ballantine Hall 109
EASC Special Event: Good Mourning: Coping with Grief in a Confucian Way (Michael Ing, Religious Studies, IU Bloomington)
Saturday, Sep 20, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Fine Arts 102
EASC Colloquium: The Causes and Consequences of China's High Household Savings Rate (Amanda Richaud, Economics, IU Bloomington)
Friday, Sep 26, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Ballantine Hall 004
EASC Colloquium: Wives, Husbands, and Lovers: Marriage and Sexuality in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Urban China (Sara Friedman, Anthropology & Gender Studies, IU Bloomington)
Friday, Oct 03, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Ballantine Hall 109
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