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Category: Asian Studies Archive


The Guide for Un-Tourists

Marian White '09 has written a new book about the best way for newcomers to get acquainted with the Palm Beach area in Florida.


Luce Foundation Awards Furman $400,000 Grant

The Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment grant will allow the university to host four new innovative study away and international exchange programs starting in July.

Japanese Puppets

Renowned Japanese puppet troupe performs at Furman

As part of a rare visit to North America, the celebrated Tonda Ningyô Jôruri Puppet Theater traveled to Furman University for a one-night performance of traditional Japanese puppetry on March 22 in McAlister Auditorium on campus. The puppet performance is the keynote event for Furman’s first Mini-Japanese Festival of Traditional Japanese Performing Arts, which is […]


Duke Endowment awards grant to Support Student Scholarships

Furman has received a $22.3 million grant from The Duke Endowment to strengthen and support one of the University’s premier merit scholarship programs. The grant includes $22 million for the University’s endowment to augment Furman’s James B. Duke Scholarship program, which provides full-tuition scholarships to students who display “exceptional academic achievement and distinctive personal accomplishment.” The remaining $300,000 is operational funding that will support the University’s ongoing initiatives to enhance the Duke Scholars’ academic experiences.