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EASC Newsletter


A publication of the East Asian Studies Center, Indiana University

November 2010

Student Updates

Summer 2010 and Academic-Year 2010-11 FLAS Awards

EASC provided four Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships for summer 2010 and four FLAS fellowships for the 2010-11 academic year. See the Reports section for information about applying for summer 2011 and academic-year 2011-12 FLASes.

Summer 2010 awardees
  • Jackson Boyar (B.A., EALC; Chinese Flagship program) studied fifth-year Chinese at the Princeton in Beijing program.
  • Brian Inlow (B.A., International Studies; Chinese Flagship program) completed second-year Chinese at the IU Flagship Chinese Institute.
  • Luke Martineac (B.S.B., Public Policy Analysis; B.S.B., International Business; Chinese Flagship program) completed fifth-year Chinese at the Princeton in Beijing program.
  • Max Wallace (B.S., Chemistry; Chinese Flagship program) studied third-year Chinese at the IU Flagship Chinese Institute.
Academic-year 2010-11 awardees
  • Alex Burch (M.P.A., SPEA) is studying Chinese at IU with a focus on Chinese politics and public policy.
  • Katie Dimmery (M.A., Folklore and Ethnomusicology) is using her FLAS to study Chinese at the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies in Beijing.
  • Kimberly Gaugler (M.A., EALC) is continuing her Chinese studies at IU, focusing on contemporary China and international relations.
  • Laura Woods (M.A., EALC) is studying Japanese at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama.
Other Student News

Sujin Choi (Telecommunications) presented a paper titled “Cable Channel Diversity and its Relationship to Network Programming in South Korea from 1997 to 2007” at the International Communication Association conference in Singapore in June.

Shingo Hamada (Anthropology) received an EASC travel grant to present a paper, “Follow the Herring: Gift Giving, Seafood Industry, and Japan in the Pacific” at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in New Orleans in November.

Ross Israel (Linguistics) delivered the paper “Building a Korean Web Corpus for Analyzing Learner Language” at the Human Language Technologies: North American Association for Computational Linguistics conference in Los Angeles in June.

EASC awarded Haiyan Liu (Criminal Justice) a travel grant to present her paper “The Criminal Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in the U.S. and China” at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting in San Francisco in November.

Jonathan Pettit (EALC) has received a 2010-11 Chiang Ching-kuo doctoral fellowship for his dissertation project, “Treading on Divinity: Saints and Temple Gardens in Medieval China.” He also organized a panel accepted for the Daoist Studies Group at the American Academy of Religion Annual Conference.

Meihua Qian (Educational Psychology) delivered the paper “Is There a Valid Way to Enhance Creativity in Chinese Classrooms?” at the 57th Annual Convention of the National Association for Gifted Children in Atlanta in November, funded by an EASC travel grant.

Tim Rich (Political Science) was awarded an EASC travel grant to present his paper “National and District Competition in Asian Mixed Majoritarian Systems” at the International Studies Association Midwest Conference in St. Louis in November.

Funded by an EASC travel grant, Qun Wang (Public Policy) delivered a paper titled “Disentangling the Myth of Beijing Consensus and China Model” at the Annual International Conference of the Association of Chinese Professors of Humanities and Social Sciences in the United States in Cambridge, MA in November.

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