Asian Studies Activities, 2013-2014
- May 2013: In conjunction with the Asian Studies Focus Award celebration (13 students qualified to
receive the award), Dr. Yomi Braester from the University of Washington spoke on Chinese Cinema.
- October 2013: China Symposium held at Southeast Center, Directed by the Asian Studies Development
Program (ASDP). Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, ASDP, and PCC. This
workshop introduced participants to Contemporary Chinese Society, focusing on how it affects and is
affected by Chinese culture and language. The symposium (principal lectures given by Dr. Xudong
Zhang, Department of Comparative Literature and Chinese, New York University, and Dr. Christopher
McNally, Associate Professor of Political Economy at Chaminade University and Nonresident Fellow at
the East-West Center in Honolulu, was open to all interested faculty, students, and community
members. In addition to the public events, special sessions supported the core group of PCC faculty -
“The China Cohort” - as they design courses and add modules to existing courses focused on China.
- October 2013: Professor Sangita Gopal, Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Oregon
spoke on Korean Cinema. She focused on the ways Korean Cinema is similar to and different from other
Asian Cinema Traditions.
- October 2013: Kathleen Doss attended ARCAS (Association of Regional Centers for Asian Studies) Board
Meeting in Little Rock, AK.
- November 2013: Asian Studies Committee participated in the College Wide International Ed Week!
- March 2014: Dr. Nancy Wessel and Kathleen Doss presented at the ASDP National Conference in
Houston, TX. The focus of the presentation was the outcome of the Title VI Grant and the newly
developed classes and China Focus Award offered by PCC.
- April 2014: Dr. Ming Bao Yue spoke on Chinese Literature at the University of Hawai’i spoke on
contemporary women writers.
- April 2014: Bryan Hull, Hsiao-Yun Shotwell, and Tom Huminski attended the final workshop of the Title
VI grant with the other consortium colleges and universities to present on PCC's new China Studies
program and discuss lessons learned from the grant.
- May 2014: Asian Studies Focus Award Celebration featuring the Oregon Korean Performing Arts
performed classical Korean dance, complete with startling percussion! 13 students qualified to receive
the award: Seth Anderson, William Atwood, Victoria Bartscherer, Victor Bingham, Oliver Coffey,
Martina Dick, Austin Ek, Michael Hoth, Julia Meek, Haolan Shao, Jimmy Smiley, David Taylor, Preston
Tracey, Miciah Weaver.