My journey with China began in 2009 when I first started studying Mandarin, thanks to my mom encouraging me to learn the language. As a ten-year-old, I had no idea what opportunities would come my way through my Chinese studies.
Like many Japan enthusiasts, my journey to understand Japan started with my major exposure to the culture through an assortment of media – My father’s military stories, News, Discovery Channel documentaries, random exchanges between Steve Urkel and his Japanese speaking
When I joined NABEA less than two years ago, I was a senior in undergrad with only a strong interest in nuclear policy and a bit of Mandarin—though no direct experience in China—under my belt. I couldn’t anticipate then, where
Introduction: NABEA’s Japan Chat Club is a community-driven program founded and led by Ashley Hayes and supported by Harvey Beasley; it was created in June of 2021, just 2 years after NABEA’s founding in 2019. As part of NABEA’s mission
“We created the CLG to provide a space where these Black China professionals could both maintain and improve their Chinese”