2016 Graduate Student Conference

2016 UBC Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference Schedule

The 2016 Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference was a great success! We would like to thank all our wonderful presenters and everyone who came to show their support and participate in the very stimulating conversation that followed each and every presentation! We are very grateful to Doctor King and our Chairman Professor Rea, for closing and opening the Conference, respectively. We hope to see many of you next year!

– Dan, Elsa and Haley


Graduate student Casey Collins



Graduate student Jiaqi Yao

Time Name Title
9:00-9:30 Dan Ma/ Elsa Chanez /Haley Blum Refreshment-Greetings-Check-in
9:30-10:00 Dr. Ross King “Another ‘Language that Failed’?  The Abortive Attempt at Creating ‘Soviet’ Korean in the Russian Far East, 1922-1937”
10:00-10:20 Yao, Jiaqi  “A Liberal Cosmopolitan Playwright in War: A Study of Xu Xu’s Drama Scripts”


10:20-10:40 Casey Collins Ever-Present Buddhas: Material Representations of Shinnyo-en Soteriology and Devotion
10:40-11:00 Sheila Sengupta Victims, Heroes, or Citizens? Refugees and the impact of  State  Rehabilitation Policies of Post- Partition Bengal, India 1947
11:00-11:10 Coffee break
11:10-11:30 Minoru Takano History of Reception of Tang Poetry Anthology: “Tangshixuan” in Ming/Qing China and Edo/Modern Japan
11:30-11:50 Douglas Ober Of forgetting and remembering: some reflections on the death of Indian Buddhism.


11:50-12:10 Saeko Suzuki  Joshiyō Ōraimono 女子用往来物 as Repeatable Commodities and Publishers’ Marketing Strategies in Early Modern Japan
12:10-12:50 Lunch
12:50-13:10 Xiao Chen Ethnogenesis in China’s southwest:with special reference to the Dong architecture and villages of the Pingtan river valley
13:10-13:30 Jessica DeChamplain The marketing of English language education in the private EFL (English as a Foreign Language) industry in South Korea
13:30-13:50 Siyu Wu How gossip talks and anecdotes transmitted in Tang China reveals a shift of Tang intellectual perspective of Han Yu, a significant literary leader during the late 8th and early 9th century.
13:50-14:00 Coffee break
14:00-14:20 Kurtis Hanlon Gamifying the Creation of Canon: Tenth-Century Japanese Poetry Contests.”
14:20-14:40 Ying Guo “The New Land” Called Manchuria: On Winter Jasmine as A Manchukuo Propaganda Film between Lost Land China And Distant Land Japan
14:40-15:00 Eunseon Kim “Speak not what is contrary to propriety”: Discussions of linguistic etiquette from premodern Korea
15:00-15:10 Coffee break
15:10-15:30 Jingyi Zhang A Travelling Woman and Her Self-identification: On Shan Shili’s Guimao lüxing ji (A Travelogue in 1903)
15:30-15:50 Shruti Buddhavarapu No Country for Trans Men: The Radiopacity of PCOS in India.
15:50-16:10 Zoudan Ma The Art of Being Dominated: Strategies Devised by Military Men in Ming-China Liaodong
16:10-16:40 Dr. Christopher Rea From Conference Paper to Publication

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