Tribute to Van Symons, Augustana College


On behalf of all your colleagues and friends at ASIANetwork, thank you very much for all you have done for the consortium. You have served ASIANetwork for almost 20 years – as an active member, Board member, Board Chair, Executive Director, then Director of the Freeman-funded Student Faculty Fellows program. Your selflessness and dedication are […]

2014 Student-Faculty Fellows Program


The summer 2014 ASIANetwork Freeman Student-Faculty Fellows Program is the sixteenth funded by the Freeman Foundation to support collaborative undergraduate research in East and Southeast Asia. Over $307,000 will be allocated to thirteen faculty mentors and forty-one students in three teams led by a single mentor and five teams led by two mentors. They will […]

2014 Student-Faculty Fellows Program: Augustana College (Illinois)

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Mentors: David Dehnel and Xiaowen Zhang, Political Science Students: Mason Broxham ’14, Emma Cox ’16, Jessica Flondro ’14, Anh Hoang ’14, Peter Siepiora ’16, Aubrey Waddick ‘16 Emerging Concern over Urban Air Pollution in China: Opportunities and Challenges for Civil Society Faculty mentors, one with expertise in Chinese politics and one in environmental policy, will […]

2014 Student-Faculty Fellows Program: Belmont University


Mentor: Qingjun Li, Foreign Languages Students: Anna Croghan ’16, Samantha Hubner ’16, Joseph Minga ’16, John Pino ‘15 Commodification of China’s New Cultural Industry In March 2008, the former Chinese Prime Minister, Wen Jiabao, announced a plan to develop what he called China’s Cultural Industry to educate new generations of Chinese about their culture, transmit […]

2014 Student-Faculty Fellows Program: Beloit College


Mentor: Diep Phan, Economics Students: Margaret Cress ’15, Jon Hammon ’15, Hilary Walker, ’15, Wenxin Xu ’15 Community Tourism and Sustainable Development in Mai Chau, Vietnam Mai Chau is a rural village in Hoa Binh Province, about 135 km southwest of Hanoi. In the early 1990’s, as Vietnam started to transition to a more open […]

2014 Student-Faculty Fellows Program: Benedictine University


Mentors: Steven Day (Chinese) and Cheryl Heinz (Biological Sciences) Students: Elizabeth Do ’14, Bichnu Le ’14, Firdous Moin ’15, Kyle Turcic ’14, Sivaranjini Velanthottukoottale ‘14 Insect Pollinators in China: Survey of the Main Characters and Exploration of Floral Cues Project website: Worldwide concern about the plight of natural pollinators has increased the past several […]

2014 Student-Faculty Fellows Program: Chatham University


Mentors: Karen Kingsbury (International Studies) and Charlotte Lott (Business and Entrepreneurship) Students: Chloe Bell ’16, Diana Cabrera ’17, Ashley Henry ’14, Kristina Hruska ’16, Sook Yee Leung ’14, Rachel McNorton ‘14 Creative Entrepreneurialism, Relationship Networks, and Family Dynamics: A Study of Women-Led Hospitality Businesses in Regional Hubs of Taiwan This research investigates the establishment and […]

2014 Student-Faculty Fellows Program: Davidson College


Mentors: Eriberto P. Lozada Jr. (Anthropology) and Jeff Mittelstadt (Sustainability) Students: Thomas DeMarzo ’17, Antonia Giles ’16, Karen Xiaoyun Liu, 14, John Michael Murphy ’16, Lucy Sexton ’16, Elizabeth Stevens ‘16 Sustainable Patterns of Food Production and Consumption in China Although for over a decade, an annual growth in GDP of just under 10% has […]

2014 Student-Faculty Fellows Program: Monmouth College

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Mentor: James Godde, Biology Students: Theo Bloom ’16, Maxwell Holle ’15, Kaitlyn Miller ’15, Alanna Trettin ‘16 Use of Low-Cost Methods to Gauge the Biodiversity of Logged vs. Unlogged Rainforests in Borneo The Monmouth group of researchers plans to spend almost four weeks on the island of Borneo studying the impact of deforestation on three […]

2014 Student-Faculty Fellows Program: Washington and Jefferson College


Mentors: Robert East (Environmental Studies and Biology) and Yongsheng Wang (Economics) Students: Naomi Bick ’16, Conor Crowe ’15, Hannah Hill ’16, Jake Meyers ‘15, Emma Russell ’16, Maxwell Thomas ‘15 The Green Practices of Automakers in China and Japan China and Japan account for almost 36% of total production of automobiles in the world, and […]