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Bowdoin to Hold Asian Week Activities

Story posted April 15, 1998


BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Bowdoin College will sponsor Asian Week with a series of lectures and events from Saturday, April 11, to Saturday, April 18. The events are sponsored by the Asian Student Association. All events are open to the public free of charge.

Monday, April 13: Kidder Smith, associate professor of history at Bowdoin, will present "An Introduction to Zen Meditation" at 7 p.m. at the Chase Barn Chamber, 256 Maine St.

Tuesday, April 14: Henry Laurence, assistant professor of government and Asian Studies, will speak on "Gangsters and Shareholders: The Corporate Protection Racket in Japan" at 7 p.m. in Druckenmiller Hall, Room 16.

Wednesday, April 15: Acupuncturist Dr. Sybil Staples will give a lecture and demonstration at 7 p.m. in Druckenmiller Hall, Room 16.

Thursday, April 16: Edward Baker, a professor at Harvard University and associate director of the Harvard-Yenching Institute, will give a lecture on the recent election of Kim Dae Jung as president of South Korea. His speech, "Present at the Inauguration," will take place in Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center, at 4 p.m.

Saturday, April 18: The fourth annual Asian Student Association Fashion Show will be held at 9 p.m. in Smith Union. Bowdoin students and high school students from Portland will be modeling fashions to the theme "Men in Black."

Other events planned for the week including a student dinner featuring demonstrations of various Asian cuisines, a demonstration by the Bowdoin Jujitsu Club and participation in the Cambodian New Year celebration in Portland on Friday, April 17.

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