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April 24, 2019 at 5:36 pm

Semester at Chubu University Provides Research, Teaching Opportunities for Thompson

Thompson firing his assigned flintlock musket at Asuke Hachimangū Shrine on the first day of the Asuke Fall Matsuri, with the flash from the musket clearly visible.

Dr. Chris Thompson firing his assigned flintlock musket at Asuke Hachimangū Shrine on the first day of the Asuke Fall Matsuri.

Dr. Chris Thompson, Associate Professor of Linguistics, spent the fall 2018 semester at Chubu University in Japan, and his work there will provide new momentum for his teaching and research activities for years to come.

From Sept. 8 through Dec. 15, 2018, Thompson served as the Kohei Miura Visiting Professor at Chubu University, which has been a partner institution with OHIO since 1973. Each year, OHIO faculty members serve as Miura Visiting Professors at Chubu University, while Chubu University faculty members serve as Glidden Visiting Professors at OHIO. The most recent Glidden Visiting Professor was Professor Yutaka Hirata.

Thompson, former chair of the Department of Linguistics and an associate professor of Japanese Language and Culture in this department and the Japan Study Abroad Coordinator for OHIO, explained that the opportunity to serve as the Miura Visiting Professor provided numerous benefits.

“It was major,” Thompson said. The time in Japan boosted his research work significantly, and he already has one article set to be published soon about his work. Additional articles will be coming later, he added.

Read more of the story in Compass.

 

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