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Grinnell: Interview in the Scarlett and Black

Here’s something to do in Grinnell: get interviewed for the school paper! Yishi Liang interviewed me a few days ago for the weekly Grinnell College newspaper, Scarlet & Black. The paper printed it in Volume 130, Issue 14, on page…

Teaching: Syllabi for Spring 2014

I am teaching four courses at Grinnell College this semester: two regular ones, a seminar, and a directed reading on Pan-Asianism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries (actually, the directed reading is called a Mentored Advanced Project, or…

Teaching: A Collaborative Classroom

I design my courses at Grinnell with the aim of creating a collaborative classroom. In this post I talk about some of the activities I incorporate into the lectures and discussions in order to encourage student participation (in another post,…

Teaching: 2013 Fall Syllabi

I am teaching two classes at Grinnell College this semester, and these are the syllabi that I am using for them. My aim with the course “East Asia in World History, 1500 to the Present,” is to cover events within…

Grinnell: Eating at the Dari Barn

Here’s something to do in Grinnell: eat at the Dari Barn! The Dari Barn is a local Grinnell institution that specializes in products made of sugar and oil. With its huge menu full of ice cream and fried items, there…