Modern China Studies
Because of faculty research focus, especially with addition in recent years of new faculty members, as well as demonstrated student interest, the Committee on Modern China decided to expand the program to becoming East Asian Studies. This move to expand Modern Chinese Studies is in acknowledgment of an unofficial trend in the classrooms. Together with China related courses, many courses on East Asia or Japan have been offered and have been popular with students. The advisory committee has also been in discussion with Modern Language department to develop Japanese Language courses.
In order to inaugurate Japan Studies in the new East Asian Studies program, fours students were selected to participate in the CSI Undergraduate Student Conference, April 2011. Each student gave papers related to the topic, "Culture of the Atomic Bomb—Japan after World War II": Ani Peradze: Atomic Bomb and its Culture Effects: Overview; Raymond Reyes: Kurosawa and the Samurai; Jennifer Megan Terzic: Human in the Shell; Victoria Cooper: The Social Aesthetics of Kawaii. The students are selected from Prof. Janet Ng Dudley's course, ENL 347, 20th Century Novelists in Fall 2010 in which they read novels of the Japanese Nobel Laureate, Kenzaburo Oe, as well as discussed postwar Japanese culture.
- “Public Knowledge and the Geographic Scales of War Photography: The Case of the Firebombing of Japan”
A talk by Cary Karacas on April 27, 2011.
- “Google, Avatar, and China Online”
A talk by Ying Zhu on December 2, 2010.
- Return Migration: Who are you when you return home
A presentation by Professor Nan Sussman, Department of Psychology sponsored by the Modern China Studies, CSI on
December 10, 2009
- Migrant Children and Global Film: case studies in local mobility
A talk by Stephanie Hemelryk Donald (USyd/RMIT) sponsored by Modern China and Media Culture at the College of Staten Island on
November 5, 2009