American Studies

ASN Profile: Alex Zhu's BFSU American Studies Experience

September 26, 2018

Alex Zhu is in his third year of the American studies master’s program at Beijing Foreign Studies University. He recently spoke with USCET about his interest in American studies and his thoughts on the program.

As an undergraduate, Zhu studied teaching Chinese as a second language at Dalian University of Foreign Languages. After graduating, he applied and gained admission to the American studies program at Beijing Foreign Studies University.



ASN Profile: Peng Xiaoman’s SU American Studies Experience

August 29, 2018

Peng Xiaoman is a first year master’s student at Sichuan University. As an undergraduate at Sichuan Normal University, Peng studied English language. She became interested in studying English, and America in particular, because “America’s culture, literature, and policy impacts the whole world, including China.”

“As a Chinese we feel this influence,” she continued. After graduating from university, Peng decided to pursue American studies by applying to the master’s program at Sichuan University.


ASN Profile: Guo Shuting’s YU American Studies Experience

August 20, 2018

Guo Shuting is a 2018 graduate of Yunnan University’s graduate program in American studies and international relations. She is originally from Chengdu, China.

Guo first heard about American studies seven years ago, when she was an undergraduate at Jincheng College in China’s Chengdu Province. At the time, Guo had been interested in foreign affairs for many years. She wanted to pursue the study of the United States specifically because, in her words, “America is a major power with international influence.”



ASN Profile: Hongkun Wei’s SISU American Studies Experience

July 30, 2018

Hongkun Wei is a PhD candidate in American studies at Shanghai International Studies University (SISU). Wei first became interested in studying the US as a high school student, when he took an American history class. Upon graduation, he became an English teacher, through which he was able to conduct research on American studies.

After five years of working Wei knew that the job “was not enough for him.” He thus applied to the doctorate program in American studies at Shanghai International Studies University.


ASN Profile: Nina Wu’s BFSU American Studies Experience

July 23, 2018

Nina Wu is in her first year of the American Studies graduate program at Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU). As an undergraduate, she knew she wanted to major in area studies because of her interest in the discipline’s approach of analyzing different regions. After selecting a course entitled “American Culture and Society,” she became exposed to the study of America in an academic setting.

Wu explained that while taking this class, she was “immediately attracted to the diversity and ideals in American culture.”



Author Cheryl Tan Holds Lecture & Discussion Tour in China as Part of USCET’s Asian American Author Series

June 26, 2018

In early May, journalist and author Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan wrapped up a week long, three city discussion and lecture tour in China as part of USCET’s ongoing Asian American Author Series. The Series, which launched in November 2012 with award-winning Chinese American author Gish Jen, introduces Asian American authors and literature to Chinese audiences. Tan, who was preceded by the distinguished authors Shawn Wong and Helen Zia, is the fourth to be featured in the Series.


The 14th Annual American Studies Network (ASN) Conference was held in Chengdu

May 2, 2017

From April 20th to 22th, more than 70 graduate students and academic participants gathered to share the 14th Annual American Studies Network (ASN) Conference in collaboration with Sichuan University in Chengdu. The Conference theme was "US-China Relations after the 2016 Elections: Trump, Congress, and the Issues"  which brought insightful discussion on the pertinent issues of our time. USCET thanks the participants and speakers for their efforts and looks forward to future collaboration with all who attended. 

 

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USCET Fellow Enhances American Studies Program at Jianghan University

April 1, 2013

Yao Guigui, Director for the Center of American Culture Studies at Jianghan University, Wuhan, China, was USCET’s first American Studies Fellowship recipient under the programming for American Society and Culture.  She conducted research on gender and religion as a visiting scholar at Yale University during the fall 2012 semester under the mentorship of American Studies Professor Laura Wexler.





InfoUSA@NENU

September 2012 to Present

Program Goal:

To provide a space to create a community and interactions that allow Chinese audiences to better understand the United States, its culture, society, government, language, law, economic system, and values



InfoUSA@BFSU

September 2011

Program Goal:

To provide a space to create a community and interactions that allow Chinese audiences to better understand the United States, its culture, society, government, language, law, economic system, and values





American Studies Faculty Development Program, Beijing Foreign Studies University: July 16-27, 2012

April 1, 2012

The School of English and International Studies (SEIS) at Beijing Foreign Studies University is proud to announce the launch of the American Studies Faculty Development Program, which will be held from July 16-27, 2012. Funded by the Henry Luce Foundation and the U.S.-China Education Trust, this two-week intensive program aims to train qualified college faculty who will offer American studies courses in their home institutions.


USCET Welcomes 20 East Asian Student Leaders from China, Japan, and Korea for the 2011 Study of the US Institute on US Foreign Policy

July 23, 2011

USCET is excited to host the Study of the US Institute on US Foreign Policy for East Asian Leaders for the second year in a row.  This year's program will be directed by Dr. Balbina Hwang, of Georgetown University. 


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