News and Announcements

Transnational Asian Film Festival: Beyond Biopolitical Bodies

We proudly announce the first Transnational Asian Film Festival at Williams, which will take place March 9-14, 2023. This year’s theme explores the possibilities “Beyond Biopolitical Bodies” and will start with public screenings of three recent films from Japan, South Korea, and China at Images. The festival will close with a round table conversation with two Beijing-based Chinese and Japanese film directors and film distributors based in the US. Continue reading »

Williams-in-China Fellowships (2021)

Williams-in-China Fellowships (2021) Hong Kong   Since the 1960’s, Williams has sent graduates to teach and study at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), one of the top universities in this dynamic city of approximately 7 million people. The… Continue reading »

2021 Linen Summer Grants for Study in Asia

2021 Linen Summer Grants for Study in Asia Supported by an endowment for Asian Studies established by family and friends in memory of James A. Linen III, Class of 1934, the Department of Asian Studies offers a limited number of grants to assist Williams College undergraduates… Continue reading »


The Chinese Government Scholarship, sponsored by the China Scholarship Council (CSC), provides students from all over the world with a fully funded opportunity to study in China. The scholarship allows students to either study Mandarin in a non-degree university-affiliated language training center or pursue a master’s or doctoral degree in… Continue reading »

Alum Talks: A career using Chinese, from Beijing to the state capitol and back

Brian Connors

This year the Chinese program plans to invite a few alums to come back (though Zoom) and give talks to students about how they have used the skills that they have learned at Williams in their career path. The first talk will be next Thursday (Oct. 22) at 7-8 pm and the first speaker is Mr. Brian Connors ('00). The title of his talk is "A Career Using Chinese, From Beijing to the State Capitol and Back." Continue reading »

Documentary Screening of ‘Alone in Fukushima’ – CANCELLED

Alone in Fukishima

Ostriches, cows, hogs, cats, a pony and a dog…and a single person remain in the nuclear zone in Fukushima. 55 year-old Naoto Matsumura lives alone with these animals in Tomioka, a town located only 12 kilometers away from the melted-down nuclear power plant. In last few years, Naoto has been the focus of media attention, being covered by CNN, ARTE and other major overseas networks. But due to government restrictions, his story has remained largely untold in the Japanese media. Until now, there has never been a feature-length documentary film on him and the reality of life in the exclusion zone. Continue reading »

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