Events: Asian Pacific Forum

The Asian Pacific Forum is an interdisciplinary colloquium series for graduate students in East Asian Studies at Duke. Held monthly during the academic year, the Forum provides masters and doctoral students with the unique opportunity to share their research with peers and faculty. The Forum also provides a venue for students to hear presentations from visiting scholars and faculty experts from institutions across the Triangle and the Southeast.

Spring 2014

March: MA in East Asian Studies Capstone Presentations

  • Hairong Ruan - "The Paradox of De-Marginalization: A Dialogue Between 'Lenin's Kisses' and 'Dream of Ding Village'"
  • Yang Yi - "Upgrading the Chinese Economy from a Global Value Chain Perspective: Implications for the Ongoing Five Year Plan and the New Leadership Meeting in November 2013"
  • Mian (Helen) Wu - "'Who am I?' The Transcultural Identities of Overseas Chinese at the Intersection of Social Media Use and Rising Technoconsumerism"

February: MA in East Asian Studies Capstone Presentations

  • Yiqing Liu - "Iyashi Culture in Japan"
  • Maotao Wen - "Qiang Ethnic Group in China and the Preservation of its Core Culture"

Janaury: Institutional Review Board (IRB) Information Session with Alejandro Martinez from Duke's Office of Research Support

Fall 2013

November: Presentations by APSI Summer Research Fellows

  • Ana Huang (PhD, Cultural Anthropology) - "Queer Women and Activism in Beijing"
  • Shanni Zhao (MA, East Asian Studies) - "Constructing the Publics of Government: Exploration and Challenge in the Chinese Government's Weibo Management"

October: Presentations by APSI Summer Research Fellows

  • Yiqing Liu (MA, East Asian Studies) - "Welcome Home My Lady: A Study of Butler Cafes in Tokyo"
  • Matt Mitchell (PhD, Religion) - "The 16th Century Travels of the Nuns of Zenkoji's Daihongan Convent"
  • Hairong Ruan (MA, East Asian Studies) - "Exhibiting Experimental Art in Present China: An Observation on Chinese Experimental Art in Summer 2013"

September: Presentations by APSI Summer Research Fellows

  • Yidong Gong (PhD, Cultural Anthropology) - "Mediating Spaces and Professionalism: The Delivery of China's Medical Expertise in South Sudan and Uganda"
  • Maotao Wen (MA, East Asian Studies) - "Qiang/Rrmea People: Its Legacy and Identity"

Spring 2013

April: MA in East Asian Studies Capstone Presentations

  • Scott Bratsman - "Shanghaied: Contemporary Sources and Recourses of Piracy in China"
  • Katherine Farley - "The Present in the Future: Space Science Fiction in Japan's 1970s"
  • Sarah Guest- "Imagining a Hero: History and Fantasy in National, Local, and Individual Narratives of Sakamoto Ryoma"

March: MA in East Asian Studies Capstone Presentations

  • Junning Fu - "The Representations of Subject-Masses Relations in Post-Mao and Deng Chinese Web Fantasy Literature"
  • Haolin Liu - "Chinese Youth in Transformation in the Context of the Economic Boom: The Internet Group of Diaosi"
  • Cheng Zhang - "Disappearance as Discourse in Dung Kai-Cheung's Novel 'Works and Creations'"

February: MA in East Asian Studies Capstone Presentations

  • Chris Flaherty - Trauma as an Occupying Force in the Writings of Okinawan Novelist/Essayist/Activist Medoruma Shun
  • Lisa Perry - "Becoming Lala: Spatial and Temporal Representations of Gender in Sinophone Film"
  • Si Chen - Performing Ethnicity in China

Janaury: Institutional Review Board (IRB) Information Session with Holly Williams from Duke's Office of Research Support

Fall 2012

November: Presentations by APSI Summer Research Fellows

  • Jungmin Ha (PhD, Art, Art History, and Visual Studies) - "Shaping Religious Aspiration through Images and Words: Buddhist Sculptures and Mountain Inscriptions in Shandong Province during the Northern QI
    Dynasty in China"
  • Jung-Min Lee (PhD, Music) - "The Formation of Musical Avant-Garde in Post World War II Korea"

October: "The Globalization of Chinese Culture" - Dr. Ge Jianxiong, Library Director at Fudan University, Shanghai

September: Presentations by APSI Summer Research Fellows

  • Lisa Perry (MA, East Asian Studies) - Cross-strait gender expression and identity
  • Inseo Son (PhD, Sociology) - "Return Migration of Korean-American Young Adults: Race, Transnational Mobility, and Identity"

 





 

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