The primary aim of the Korean-American Student Association (KASA) is to promote the better understanding of Korean heritage, culture, language, and concerns to the Dartmouth community. This objective is be implemented through the following:
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- Serve as an organization representing the general views and concerns of Korean students within the Dartmouth community.
- Promote the awareness of Korean culture, heritage, and language through various functions and activities.
- Coordinate and cultivate contacts with other Korean Student Associations at various colleges and universities in order to facilitate the exchange of resources and information.
- Lobby for the installation of Korean Studies Department at Dartmouth College
Formed in 1993, the Dartmouth China Society is a student-run organization that provides a social and intellectual venue for students and other members of the community with a common interest in Chinese language and culture. While lively discussion and debate on historical and contemporary aspects of China will be encouraged, DCS is not intended to serve political or ideological ends.
The society sponsors a number of events each term, both recreational and academic in nature, for the benefit of its membership as well as the entire Dartmouth community. Some of the events arranged in the past include movie showings, interactive cooking demonstrations, a Chinese Teahouse with performances and dim sum, and weekly mahjong nights. Each year we celebrate Lunar New Year together with other Asian organizations on campus and participate in the Dartmouth Asian Organizationís annual Culture Night. Professor- and student-led discussions have touched on topics such as Chinese nationalism, Tibet, and Daoism. Guest speakers have included premier Chinese archaeologists, a Feng Shui expert and activist Harry Wu.
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Dartmouth Japan Society, aka DJS, is a student run organization in Dartmouth College that attempts to bring understanding and appreciation of Japan to the community. Basically we try to bring Japan a little closer to the little town of Hanover by holding cultural, educational, tasty, and fun activities on campus. If anyone is interested in Japanese culture, language, food, or anything that relates to Japan, please contact DJS. Every term we plan and provide numerous opportunities for the Dartmouth Community to interact with Japanese culture without even leaving the campus. Let's just say we offer a little taste of Japan in Hanover through such events as Sushi Rolling Lessons and Dinner and a Movie Night.
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Milan is the South Asian social and cultural student group at Dartmouth College. The group's scope spans all of South Asia and it serves a dual function for those of South Asian origin and those with an interest in the region.
The group was founded in 1987 and has grown in both size and activity since that time. The annual "Culture Night," which showcases the talents of Milan members to the Dartmouth community as a whole, has been present throughout. However, since its founding Milan has begun to sponsor more speakers, has had a larger number of major events during the year, and has also begun to work with other campus groups like the Dartmouth Asian Organization and "Colors" - a gathering of the heads of all cultural organizations on campus. Still, it has retained its social appeal and provides an informal atmosphere for members to socialize and interact on a fairly frequent basis.
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