UK Asia Research Forum

04/19/2019 - 1:30pm to 7:00pm
Hilary J. Boone Center | 500 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40506-0014

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

Tentative Schedule

Graduate Students - Chaired by Doug Slaymaker
  • What is Chineseness in Chinese American College Students’ Eyes: A Study on Heritage Language Learning and Ethnic Identity Formation
    Yan Wang, Educational Policy Evaluation
  • Greek Poetry and Indic Asceticism As Cures for Lovesickness: The Tales of Polyphemus and Parvati
    Michael Knierim, Classics/MCLLC
  • A way to enjoy Korean Hip Hop: Development of Rhyme tactics in Korean Syllable Structure
    Gihyun Gal, Music
  • Commodification of Absence: Memories, Artifacts, and Space of Yuanmingyuan
    Goeun Lee, Anthropology
Faculty Panel - Chaired by Akiko Takenaka
  • Assessing Risk of Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia in Older American and Chinese Populations
    Yang Jiang, Associate Professor, Department of Behavioral Science, College of Medicine & Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences
  • The Korean American Presbyterian Church: A Study on the Cultural Influences that Shape Its Life and Worship
    Kara Kilpatrick, MD Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • The Chinese White Snake in Postwar Japanese and Korean Cinema
    Liang Luo, Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Chinese Studies
  • Financial Integration in East Asia: Regional or Global
    Yoonbai Kim, Economics
Faculty Panel - Chaired by Liang Luo
  • Okinawa, Tenno, and the U.S. Military: Identity as a Movement within and against Empire.
    Marro Inoue, Japan Studies, Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures
  • Mothers Against War: Gender, Motherhood, and Grassroots Peace Activism in Postwar Japan
    Akiko Takenaka History, Japanese
  • "Fakes, Leaks, and Political Authority--the View from Early Modern China."
    Emily Mokros, History, Chinese
  • “Violence, Disease, and Ecology in the Holy Spring of Lozok”
    Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby, Russian Studies, Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures
6:15-7:30pm Boone Faculty Center, Bar/Library Reception


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