Conferences

Publishing Workshop

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  • In Spring 2018, the Asian Studies Graduate Student Organization hosted a Publishing Workshop where students learned how to make their academic papers publishable. Workshop Speaker for the event was PhD candidate Zenel Garcia. Benefits of publications include the following:
    • Visibility
    • Credibility
    • Academic Job Qualification
    • Research Experience

Graduate Student Conference

  • In Spring 2018, the Asian Studies Graduate Student Organization hosted a Graduate Student Conference where four M.A. Asian Studies students presented research on their masters essay/thesis topics.

Presentations

  • "To Balance or Bandwagon? China's Monopoly over the Mekong River and the Responses from Downstream States"
    • Phillip Guerreiro
  • "Chiyo-ni and Yukinobu: History and Recognition of Japanese Women Artists"
    • Kara Medema
  • "The Impact of Beauty Culture in South Korea: A Society Geared Toward Physical Appearance"
    • Ashley Webb
  • "The Making of Chinese Art: A Study of Charles Lang Freer's Collecting Activities and Art Collection"
    • Yiqin Sun

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(left to right) Kara Medema, Phillip Guerreiro, Dr. Steven Heine, Ashley Webb, and Yiqin Sun

Graduate Student Conference and Alumni Reception

Presentations

  • “Zen Master Dögen ls (1200-1253) Enlightenment Experience: A Text-Historical and Linguistic Analysis of Traditional and Modern Sources"
    • Katrina Ankrum, Respondent: Dr. Steven Heine
  • "Monstrous Maternity: Folkloric Expressions of the Feminine in Images of the Ubume"
    • Michaela Prostak, Respondent: Lisa Brown
  • "Student Movements in Japan: A Historical Analysis"
    • Carlos Aponte, Respondent: Zenel Garcia

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(left to right) Lisa Brown, Michaela Prostak, Katrina Ankrum, Dr. Steven Heine, Carlos Aponte, and Zenel Garcia

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Learn How to Conference Successfully

  • In Fall 2015, the Asian Studies Alumni and Friends hosted the How to Conference Successfully Workshop, teaching students and Asian Studies alumni how to:
    • Find Conferences
    • Prepare and Submit Proposals
    • Get Funding
    • Present
    • Network

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