Graduate Student Conference


Event Date

L.J. Andrews Conference Room (SSH 2203)

EAS 2024 Graduate Students Conference

The Graduate Student presentations will have a duration of 40 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of Q&A. Attendance is open and does not require registration. This is an in-person event.



8:30 – 9:00      Coffee and Pastries

9:00–9:50        Xuesong Shao (Comparative Literature)

The Blind Gaze: Disability, Storytelling, and Politics of Vision in Contemporary Chinese Documentaries. 

Discussant: Michelle Yeh (East Asian Languages and Cultures


10:00–10:50    Thiago de Oliveria Braga (Anthropology)

Subject, Nation, Substance in Taiwan’s Tea Art

Discussant: Yuting Yin (Anthropology)


11:00–11:50    Benjamin Fong (Comparative Literature)

Across Mountains and Seas: Chinese Picture Culture in Eco-cinema

Discussant: Katharine Burnett (Art History)


11:50–1:00      Lunch (Provided by EAS)


1:00–1:50        Eric Patterson (Anthropology)

The Tibetan Rose Honey Wine Industry: Cultural Appropriation or an Exploration of Cosmopolitanism

Discussant: Katharine Burnett (Art History)


2:00–2:50        Chendong Pi (Sociology)

Interethnic Personalities: Tumed Mongols and the Rise of the Chinese Communist Party in Inner Mongolia

Discussant: Orly Clerge (Sociology)


3:00–3:50        Tianyun Hua (Comparative Literature)

Financializing Environment: Transplanting Rubber, Labor, and Literature in The Chains of Life (1930)

Discussant: Li Zhang (Anthropology)


4:00–4:50       Mingrui Wen (Comparative Literature)

Disability, Modernity, and Alternative National Memory in Feng Xiaogang’s Youth

Discussant: Ryan Cartwright (American Studies)