Oberlin Shansi Visiting Scholar Dalila Yunardi

Dalila Yunardi, a Junior Lecturer in the Department of Informatics at Syiah Kuala University in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, takes us on her journey as a Shansi Visiting Scholar. Dalila used her time at Oberlin to improve her writing and explore creative pursuits, along with studying Arabic. She looks forward to applying the skills she has gained as a Shansi Visiting Scholar in the next step in her journey. Check out her video profile below!

Alumni Profile: Beatrice Camp '72

This week we are excited to feature Beatrice (Bea) Camp, class of 1972. Bea was a Shansi Fellow at Chiang Mai University in Northern Thailand from 1973 to 1976. Following her time as a Shansi Fellow, Bea went on to have a long and distinguished career in the Foreign Service. She served as the Consul General in both Shanghai and Chiang Mai, along with positions in Beijing, Bangkok, Indonesia, Mongolia, Hungary, Sweden, as well as Washington, DC. Currently, Bea serves as the editor of American Diplomacy, an online journal offering insight and analysis from foreign affairs practitioners and scholars. Bea with Secretary of State John F. Kerry During college you worked at the Oberlin Review and w

Introducing Sheng Kao - Shansi's Independent Fellow!

We are pleased to announce that Sheng Kao ‘20, a Biology Major, has been awarded the Shansi Independent Fellowship for 2020 to 2022! Sheng will be working at New Bloom Magazine in Taipei - an independent bilingual digital publication founded by students and activists, which focuses on politics, culture, and social movements in Taiwan and the Asia Pacific. While at New Bloom Magazine, Sheng will produce editorial and artistic content that will highlight Taiwanese and Asian political issues for an international audience. She also plans on working on oral history projects, where she will help conduct, curate, and translate interviews. Sheng first worked with New Bloom on a Shansi In-Asia Grant

Oberlin Shansi Response to Black Lives Matter and Protests

To the Shansi Community in the United States and Abroad: This is a troubling time for all of us at Oberlin Shansi and for all Americans. We struggle with grief and anger for lives taken, with the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, David McAtee, and Ahmaud Arbery forward in our consciousness. As we continue to grapple with the pervasiveness of systemic racism and inequity in our society, we maintain the firm conviction that Black Lives Matter. Shansi’s work has traditionally been focused on “joining worlds” between Oberlin and communities, institutions, and individuals in Asia. However, this mission has never existed in a vacuum. Meaningful international exchange requires dialogue about

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