Congratulatory Messages by Faculty and Staff


To commemorate this exciting milestone, we invited faculty and staff to participate in the making of a Reel Medley. In the forms of video and written message, Asian Studies faculty and staff extend their congratulations to the Department on the 60th Anniversary in the languages they speak, teach, or research on.


Written Congratulatory Messages

“As a professional historian I am tasked to be a guardian of time. But historians lack the eloquence of poets. On the joyous occasion of our 60th anniversary celebrations I shall let W.H. Auden do the talking:
And down by the brimming river
I heard a lover sing
Under an arch of the railway:
'Love has no ending.
'I'll love you, dear, I'll love you
Till China and Africa meet,
And the river jumps over the mountain
And the salmon sing in the street,
'I'll love you till the ocean
Is folded and hung up to dry
And the seven stars go squawking
Like geese about the sky.
(Source: “As I walked out one evening”) ”
Professor | South Asian Social & Religious History