2013 Graduate Student Conference

2013 Graduate Student Conference

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On March 9, 2013, Asian Studies MA and PhD students hosted the second annual UBC Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference. The conference included more than thirty graduate student presenters and faculty discussants whose papers encompassed the fields of anthropology, art history, drama, history, linguistics, literature, political science, and religious studies. This year the conference was opened up to graduate presenters throughout the world, resulting in a broad spectrum of presentations organized into concurrent panels.

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IMG_2551Dr. Rebecca Copeland (Washington University in St. Louis) drew from her experiences as a scholar, translator, and editor to offer advice in her keynote presentation, “Adventures in Academic Publishing: Voices from the Field.”

After a day of strong papers, constructive responses, and lively discussion, participants unwound over a multi-course dinner. Kudos to the organizing committee, led by Kimberly McNelly, for their efforts in realizing such a successful and stimulating event, supported through funding provided by the Department of Asian Studies and the Institute of Asian Research.

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