2012 Student-Faculty Fellows Program

From left to right: a Hui farmer, Mr. Zhang (Pingliang Water and Soil Conservation Station Engineer), Daniel Habesland (student), Xun Pomponio (faculty member), Hui Villege Head, Virginia Ma (student), Olivia Schares (student), Matthew Venker (student).

The summer 2012 ASIANetwork Freeman Student-Faculty Fellows Program will be the fourteenth funded by the Freeman Foundation to support collaborative undergraduate research in East and Southeast Asia. Over $434,000 will be allocated to fourteen faculty mentors and sixty-two undergraduate students for study in teams numbering between four and six individuals. Ten teams will conduct research […]

2012 Student-Faculty Fellows Program Report: Benedictine College

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Mentor: Professor Steven Day Students: Adam Baldocchi, Kathleen Thomas Individual Student Research Projects Based in Beijing Project Abstracts Mr. Adam Baldocchi and Ms. Kathleen Thomas spent twenty-five days in Beijing with their faculty mentor. Adam’s project focused upon the marriage market in Beijing and upon university students’ attitudes toward marriage. Kathleen’s research focused upon the […]

2012 Student-Faculty Fellows Program Report: Colby College

Colby team at an elder home in Beijing

Mentor: Hong Zhang Students: Petya Andreeva, Bette Ha, Eliza Laamoon, Fiona Masland, Jennifer Tsang “Redefining Old Age and Eldercare: Stories from China” Project Abstract Five Colby College students and their mentor spent three weeks in China examining new trends in aging experiences and eldercare patterns. Although a highly collaborative project, each student conducted her own […]

2012 Student-Faculty Fellows Program Report: College of Charleston

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Mentor: Professor Helen Delfeld Students: Lua Eijsink, Elizabeth Figliola, Susannah Hicks, Tara Schiraldi, Liza Wood “Savages, Victims, Saviors and Their Engagement in Neoliberal Processes” Project Abstract The research of the College of Charleston students was conducted in Cambodia and Thailand during the months of June and July. Though of an independent nature, all projects were […]

2012 Student-Faculty Fellows Program Report: Green Mountain College

The Green Mountain College anthropology group in Songyang Village, Fujian Province, June, 2012. From left to right: Alison Putnam, Mark Dailey, Simon Winchell-Manning, Charlotte Wright, Jessica McClusky, Jena Stevens.c

Mentor: Professor Mark Dailey Students: Jessica McClusky, Alison Putnam, Jena Stevens, Simon Winchell-Manning, Charlotte Wright “Environmental Memory at the Edge of Empire” Project Abstract Our group spent a month visiting several village sites in the subtropical hilly interior of China’s Southeastern Fujian Province to conduct field-based ethnographic research on how the relationship between humans and […]

2012 Student-Faculty Fellows Program Report: Linfield College

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Mentor: Professor M. Patrick Cottrell Students: Morgan Christianson, Bridget Grant, Kole Kracaw, Leanne McCallum, William McHenry “In Limbo: Governing Vulnerable and Displaced Populations in Thailand” Project Abstract In Thailand, the international community is confronted by one of the most protracted and complicated migration crises in the world. By examining this complex issue from the vantage […]

2012 Student-Faculty Fellows Program Report: Loras College

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Mentor: Professor Lee S. Zhu Students: Shanae Kemen, Stephanie Schulze, Colleen Sullivan, Shanshan Zhu “Buddhism and Christianity in Post-Mao China: Case Studies of Lingyin Temple and Chongyi Church, Hangzhou, China” Project Abstract The Loras team of researchers travelled to Hangzhou to conduct research on Buddhism and Protestant Christianity in post-Mao China. Our research focused on […]

2012 Student-Faculty Fellows Program Report: Roanoke College

At the entrance of the Lingying Temple, which says: only one step away from the Western Paradise.

Mentor: Professor Stella Yingzi Xu Students: Thomas Emerson, Zachary Hottel, Mathilda Nassa, Kathleen Chenya Ouyang “Reinvented Tradition in the Age of Globalization: The Silk Road and Its Legacy in Contemporary China” Project Abstract Our group from Roanoke College traveled to Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an, Hangzhou, Urumqi and Dunhuang to facilitate four individual student research projects. Thomas […]

2012 Student-Faculty Fellows Program Report: St. Mary’s College of Maryland

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Mentor: Professor Holly Ann Blumner Students: Jemarc-Van Ruiz Axinto, Samuel DiDonato, Jean Drzyzgula, Frances Pierce, Elizabeth Porter “Ceremony, Theatricality, Festivity, and Festivals: The Gion Festival of Kyoto, Japan” Project Abstract The students of St. Mary’s College of Maryland spent twenty-two days in Japan conducting research on one of the three largest festivals annually held in […]

2012 Student-Faculty Fellows Program Report: St. Olaf College

From left to right: a Hui farmer, Mr. Zhang (Pingliang Water and Soil Conservation Station Engineer), Daniel Habesland (student), Xun Pomponio (faculty member), Hui Villege Head, Virginia Ma (student), Olivia Schares (student), Matthew Venker (student).

Mentor: Professor Xun Zhang Pomponio Students: Daniel Habesland, Virginia Ma, Olivia Schares, Matt Venker “Sustainable Development in Northwestern China: Relationships between Water and People” Project Abstract Our St. Olaf College study focuses upon the sustainable development of water resources in Northwestern China. We spent over four weeks in China compiling survey data, conducting personal interviews […]