Show More

Prof. Paul Watt Serving as Visiting Professor at University in Japan During His Sabbatical

October 13, 2003

October 13, 2003, Greencastle, Ind. - Paul B. Watt, professor of Asian Studies at DePauw University, has been appointed visiting professor at Otani University in Kyoto, Japan during his sabbatical year. He will be working with faculty colleagues at Otani during the coming year to translate and introduce writings of the 20th century Buddhist thinker Yasuda Rijin.

This fall, Dr. Watt was appointed to the senior editorial advisory board of Education about Asia, the teaching journal of the Association of Asian Studies, the leading organization of Asian scholars in North America. The professor also recently received a Fall Fellowship in Korean Studies from the Korea Society in New York. He was selected to be one of twelve academics and publishers to participate in an intensive study tour of Korea in October.

A graduate of a Japanese university and a former professor at Columbia University, Paul Watt has published extensively on East Asian religions and cultures. Under his direction, DePauw's Asian Studies program has developed particular strengths in the areas of China and Japan and has increased offerings related to India. According to Dr. Watt, “It is the pleasure of working closely with students about these important areas of the world that makes teaching at DePauw so satisfying.”