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Sneak Peak of the Early Asian Alumni at Cornell website

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As Reunion Weekend approaches, we are happy to announce the Early Asian Alumni at Cornell website. The website is scheduled to debut fall 2017. Through the generosity of Mark E. Hansen (Class of 1979), we have created a web site, Early Asian Alumni at Cornell, to showcase selected alumni from East Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.

Cornell has a long and distinguished history in Asia. A key component is the proud history of Asian students who have attended Cornell. The stories of the early Asian students at Cornell form an important part of Cornell’s international legacy.

The site includes an exhibition with stories of selected individual students, and an index of Asian alumni and other Cornell students who lived and worked in Asia, from Cornell’s earliest years to 1960.  

We encourage current alumni and friends to contribute additional names, as well as recollections and stories, and other materials (documents, photographs, audio, video, etc.) to add to the site. Through the stories and the index, we hope that students, scholars, and family members will do further research to understand the driving forces for and socio-economic background of Asian students to study at Cornell, and to explore the linkages to those Cornell students who pursued careers in Asia, in business and commerce, education, government and military service, and religious/missionary activities.

For more information on Asia programs at Cornell: 

Asian American Studies Program

420 Rockefeller Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 | 607-255-3320 |

East Asia Program

140 Uris Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 | (607) 255-6222  | 

South Asia Program

170 Uris Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 | 607-255-8493 |

Southeast Asia Program

180 Uris Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 | (607) 255-2378 |