UK Asian Studies Research Forum II

12/13/2019 - 1:30pm to 5:30pm
E. S. Goodbarn | Weldon Suite | 1451 University Dr Lexington, KY 40546

This one-day interdisciplinary symposium will bring together scholars from across campus whose research focuses on Asia. The symposium will be a space of dialogue and learning among scholars. The event will include lectures lead by College of Arts & Sciences faculty and graduate students, as well as a reception. With support from the Associate Dean of Inclusion and Internationalization in the College of Arts & Sciences, we endeavor to foster communication among those who are researching Asia, but scattered across campus, in hopes to build a stronger community of scholars.

Feel free to drop in for all or part of the events. Registration is not necessary, but helpful. Kindly respond with name and affiliation to Doug Slaymaker,


Planning Committee

Presentation Schedule

Chaired by Liang Luo
  • Computer-assisted Learning of Japanese: Koji Tanno, Japan Studies, Modern & Classical Languages Literatures & Cultures
  • Chinese is not that difficult to learn: Implications from four decades’ research: Sihui (Echo) Ke, Second Language Acquisition, Modern & Classical Languages Literatures & Cultures
  • Chinese American college students’ ethnic identity negotiation in college: How does China play a role in it?:  Yan Wang, Educational Policy
Chaired by Akiko Takenaka
  • Sleepless in Seoul: Understanding sleepless youth and their practices at 24-hour-cafés through neoliberal governmentality: Jonghee Lee Caldararo, Department of Geography
  • From Yellow Peril to Yellow Friend: America’s Changing Perception of Chinese and Chinese Americans during the Second World War: Sixu Liu, Department of History
  • The Reinvention of the Past: Historic Preservation, Symbolic Landscape, and Gentrification in Seoul Myung In Ji, Department of Geography
  • Training Millions of Successors: Shelly Zhou, Department of History
Chaired by Srimati Basu
  • The Plastic Pileup in Thailand: Illuminating Voices and Perspectives on Causes and Grassroots Solutions: Olivia Meyer, Department of Geography
  • Cultivating Health in Landscapes of Uncertainty: Mystery Kidney Disease, Environmental Risk, and Agrarian Transformation in Sri Lanka’s Dry Zone: Nari Senanayake, Department of of Geography
  • Animals after Disaster: Doug Slaymaker, Japan Studies, Modern & Classical Languages Literatures & Cultures
5:30pm E S Goodbarn Weldon Suite


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