Asian Studies

Asian Studies Activities, 2015-2016

  • October 2015: Partnered with PSU to bring Fulbright scholar Dr. Sz-Ming Ge to speak at PCC Cascade. The title of his talk was “A Renewed Look at ‘New Qing History’” which examined the value of Manchu in connection with the use of original Qing history materials. Those in attendance included PSU faculty, PCC faculty and students, and community members from the Lan Su Chinese Garden, First Saturday, the Asian Art Council, Portland Art Museum, and Portland Chinese History and Museum Foundation.
  • November 2015: PCC accepts position of hosting the Asian Studies Development Program 23 rd annual national conference in spring 2017.
  • January 2016: Addition of Physical Education courses eligible for the Asian Studies Focus Award approved by the Degrees and Certificates Committee! Courses include Aikido, Judo Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Tai Chi, and Yoga.
  • April 2016: Martha Bailey, Takako Yamaguchi, and Kathleen Doss, Members of PCC’s Asian Studies Committee represent PCC at the Asian Reporter Scholarship Foundation Dinner.
  • May 2016: Asian Studies Focus Award Celebration. featured the following student performers:
    • Salma -Bengali dancing
    • Japanese line dance (fisherman-style) with 7 dancers
    • Khiem “traditional Vietnamese song” on guitar
    • The following 13 students were eligible for the award: Lukas Amsden, Vanessa Barnes, Michael Blocher, Karl Brown, Maryam Kamal Abou Darwish, Jun Del Rio, Ian Gore, Olivia Kellar, Carin McLeoud, Ovania Mosley, Nathan Nelson, Jarek Schoonover.
  • June 2016: REL 201 Asian religions now offered as an online course, as developed by Martha Bailey.
  • August 2016: The University of Oregon as a Title VI East Asia National Resource Center hosted a summer workshop developed by U of O in partnership PCC's Asian Studies faculty. This one-day workshop was aimed at faculty who are interested in developing curriculum that incorporates elements of East Asian popular culture into their courses. The workshop provides a broad, interdisciplinary introduction to the popular culture of China, Japan, and Korea. This event is sponsored by the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies (CAPS) and the National Resource Center for East Asian Studies. The focus of the workshop was East Asian Popular Culture and included the following:
    • “Chinese Popular Culture: Songstresses, Swordsmen, and Socialist Heroes” Roy Chan and Alison Groppe (East Asian Languages and Literatures, University of Oregon)
    • “Building and Unbuilding Korea Through Contemporary Pop Culture” Youngdae Kim (Ethnomusicology, University of Washington)
    • “Monster Mashup: Japanese Popular Culture from the 18th Century to the 21st” Glynne Walley (East Asian Languages and Literatures, University of Oregon)