Asian Studies Undergraduate Research Colloquium, May 26, 2016
On the evening of Thursday, May 26th, over 50 students, faculty, librarians and invited guests and family members assembled in the Global Scholars Hall to listen to undergraduate present on their research in interdisciplinary Asian Studies. The presentations were fascinating and diverse, spanning an array of subjects from art and anime to politics and public policy. Faculty also provided practical advice on research and internships. Sponsored by the Asian Studies Program and UO Libraries, the event included a catered reception with tasty Asian appetizers.
Sambath Eat, South Asia – An examination of pottery shards from
the Tham Dun limestone cave near Pattani, Southern Thailand.
Michael Enseki-Frank, Japan – A look at Prime Minister Shinzo
Abe’s reinterpretation of Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution.
Rachel Grant, Japan – A study of how Japanese activists are
promoting awareness of the harassment that women face in the
Tate James, Japan – A Nomad Mentorship Program project for the
Department of Comparative Literature on gender fluidity in Japanese
Cassie Smith, Japan – A gender studies analysis of tall women in
Megan Pellouchoud, Korea – A study of how identity is
linguistically negotiated in South Korean media materials.
Erik Thorbeck, China – A report on an internship in China during
an overseas capstone project.
Victoria Zhu, China – A discussion of work at a non-governmental
organization in Yunnan, China for an overseas capstone project.