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2014 Commencement Festivities!

Oberlin Shansi will have an open house on Saturday, May 24th and the traditional Shansi Breakfast at 8:00 am on Sunday May 25th! Hope to see you there!

Info Session Spring 2014

Spring Shansi Fellowship Information Session!

Are you a junior thinking about applying to a Shansi Fellowship next fall? Come to our Information Session to learn more about this unique opportunity.

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Identities Defined: Uncovering Vietnamese History and Diaspora

The Vietnamese Student Association of Oberlin College is presenting a week-long symposium from April 25th to May 3rd titled, “Identities Defined: Uncovering Vietnamese History and Diaspora.” In their words, “the purpose of the symposium…

Thyagaraja At Oberlin

Thyagaraja Festival and Ship of Theseus Film Screening!

The Thyagaraja Festival, held annually in Cleveland since 1978, is the largest Indian classical music festival outside of India. This year, Oberlin is proud to host some of the performers coming to the Cleveland festival…

MAASC Oberlin College Co Sponsored by Oberlin Shansi

Moving the Movement! MAASC March 2014

The theme this of this year’s MAASC is “Moving the Movement: Asian American Radicalism Reimagined.” Thoughtful guest bios, logistics, schedule, the MAASC 2014 Mission Statement, and history of the conference can all be found on the Multicultural Resource Center webpage.

Oberlin Chinese Student Committee, Oberlin Japanese Students Committee and Oberlin Korean Students Committee is Coming together for a Discussion of Gender Roles in Asia Sponsored by Oberlin Shansi

Gender Roles in East Asia

Oberlin Shansi is excited to co-sponsor this semester’s panel, “Gender Roles in East Asia: Exploring Gender Expression, Domestic Life, and Sexuality.”

Mount Fuji Rising Above the Clouds on Six Folded Screens on display at the CMA

Japanese Art in Cleveland, Feb 16th!

What are you doing on Sunday? Emer O’Dwyer and Ann Sherif have organized a field trip for students and faculty members to the Cleveland Museum of Art to see “Remaking Tradition: Modern Art of…

Hand in pulpy water as a feature for the paper making winter term class co sponsored by oberlin shansi

Learn to Make Paper and Bind Books This Winter Term

There are still a few open spots left! Fill out the Papermaking WT App and submit it today! (Disregard the deadline listed on the application.) 

This January, we are thrilled to have artist Aimee Lee…


4/25/2013: Surviving Progress Film Screening

When: Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 4:30 PM
Where: King 106
Surviving Progress presents the story of human advancement as awe-inspiring and double-edged. It reveals the grave risk of running the 21st…

Patrick Gilfether in the Chronicle

11/30/12: Climbing Towards Sustainability

Patrick spent the summer of 2012 in Yangshuo, China researching the development of the local tourism industry surrounding rock climbing and climbing himself.

Come hear him talk about the culture, conservation, and commerce surrounding rock…


11/7/12: Public Health and the Arts in India

In-Asia Grant recipient, Leila Goldstein, spent summer term (’12) in Chennai, India studying social change through Indian street theater with the organization Nalamdana.

Come hear her talk about her experiences and see the short…

David Wank, Randy Nadeau, Bill Heinrich, Johanna Schulman, Phil Braun - 1981

2013 Fellowship Applications available!

It’s never too early to start thinking about post-graduation plans–or, if you’ve already graduated within the last three years, you are still eligible for a Shansi fellowship to Asia!

The deadline…

Stupas at Borobudur, the world's largest Buddhist temple, overlook Java's jungles.

Shansi Information Sessions

Interested in receiving financial support to pursue independent research, teach, or volunteer in Asia?
Shansi is now offering grants and fellowships to Oberlin students and recent graduates (up to 3 years post-graduate).
Come to…

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