EAS Alumnus Max Hirsch
Max Hirsch began his MA Chinese studies at the University of Hawaii (UH) after graduating from UAlbany in 2002 with a Chinese major. He was also a TA/GA from 2002-2004 in the East Asian Languages and Literatures Dept. at UH where he taught Chinese language courses.
In 2004, he graduated from UH and was awarded a Blakemore Foundation language grant to attend the International Chinese Language Program (ICLP) at National Taiwan University
(NTU) in Taipei. From Sept. 2004 to the summer of 2005, he studied various language courses full-time at ICLP.
After working for Taipei Times, Max has moved on to Kyodo News, which runs a Taipei bureau and an English-lang. service. Since 2007, he's been working as a full-time Kyodo reporter, reporting on cross-strait developments, Taiwan-Japan relations, and Taiwanese political and military matters. Since 2008, he has served as president of the Taiwan Foreign Correspondents Club (TFCC), which has about 100 members and represents most of the Western media with offices in Taipei or staff on the ground.
November 11, 2009