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6th Annual Five College Korean Speech Contest

April 05, 2019

The 6th Five College Korean Speech Contest was held at Mount Holyoke College this year on April 5th, 2019. Students from Five Colleges and Wesleyan University participated. The competition had...

9th Annual Five College Japanese Speech Contest

March 30, 2019

The 9th Annual Five College Japanese Speech Contest was held on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the UMass Amherst campus. We invited judges from the Five College community, along with Yasuhiro Yamauchi...

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Japanese Placement Test - Spring 2020

Herter Hall room 301
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm

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Bruce Baird, holding copies of the Routledge Companion to Butoh Performance
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Bruce Baird

Bruce Baird's research interests include Japanese dance (butoh), Japanese philosophy, Japanese new media studies, and Japanese performance. Teaching responsibilities include Japanese theater, Japanese manga and anime, Japanese video games, and Japanese film.

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