When I say that I’m a Black scholar who works on and in Japan, I think many people assume that I must work on Blackness in Japan. They’re often surprised when I say that I actually study anime, manga, and
The year 2012 is one I will never forget. After graduating from college, I accepted a fellowship that took me to China for the first time. China had long been an interest of mine as I had closely followed its
(This blog piece is a love letter to my parents and an expression of gratitude for every family member, teacher, professor, mentor, classmate, and colleague that has helped me on this unique journey becoming a Black Asian Studies scholar.) I
When I was younger and in middle school, I ran across an article by someone with a strange name. The title of the piece was “Statement Supporting the Afro-Americans in Their Just Struggle Against Racal Discrimination.” I was curious about
My name is Stephen Chance, and I’m a proud member of NABEA. I am currently an associate at an investment bank here in Singapore (Southeast Asia) where I focus mostly on expense management initiatives. I hope to share a piece of my story with you to inspire anyone who might be thinking of traveling outside of their comfort zone to find the beauty that is Asia….