Sophie Grimes ‘09, Campus and Outreach Coordinator 2013-2015

Kalamandalam Shanmukhan as King Ravana
Ika Apriana Fata, Visiting Scholar from Syiah Kuala University, 2014


Oberlin Shansi has a deeply rooted relationship with Oberlin College going back to our founding in 1908.

As part of our partnership with Oberlin College, Shansi provides grants to help support programs on Asia and Asian-American issues proposed by any chartered student organizations or program house. Past programs have included guest lecturers, performances, seminars, film discussions on human rights, and more. We also work with groups and organizations on campus to coordinate academic symposia, lecture series, music performances, and many other types of events.

For current students, we offer the Shansi Prize to graduating seniors for exemplary work relating to Asia. To find out more about the Shansi Prize, please click here.​

To learn more about these programs or possibilities for funding and collaboration, please contact the Shansi team at or visit us in Peters 103.

Oberlin Shansi Executive Director Gavin Tritt talks with Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Chie Sakakibara and her daughter at the planting of a Green Legacy Hiroshima gingko tree. This event was part of Shansi's partnership with the Luce Initiative for Asian Studies and the Environment (LIASE), East Asian Studies, Environmental Studies, and Green Legacy Hiroshima, a Shansi Fellowship site.