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East Asian Studies at IU

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Michael O'Connor

Michael O'Connor

MA student in Chinese

EASC FLAS recipient Michael O'Connor doesn't mess around when it comes to studying China. After receiving his BA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Michael studied at the Mandarin Training Center at National Taiwan Normal University where he was also a part of the department's boat team for the Dragon Boat Festival. He then moved to Xi'an in the People's Republic of China where he found himself working as an editor at Huawei. In his first year at IU, he used his FLAS Scholarship to study fifth-year Chinese and Literary Chinese and was also elected the department graduate student representative for the GPSO. This year he is serving as an area studies AI for the EALC department -- an experience he finds as rewarding as it is challenging. Michael is currently interested in studying Chinese nationalism, specifically in relation to how nationalistic Chinese intellectuals may view or construct concepts of race, history, and so-called "traditional" culture alongside China's economic rise and newfound confidence in global politics.

Graduate Students

We serve as a hub of a campus-wide network of graduate students studying East Asia. There are approximately 140 students pursuing advanced degrees with a concentration on China, Japan, or Korea in more than 20 Indiana University Bloomington departments and professional schools.

Current Students, A - I
A - I | J - R | S - Z

Evan Bracken
M.A. Student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Japanese Language Pedagogy

Jingjing Cai
Ph.D. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Modern Chinese Literature and Culture

Yung Yung Chang
M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Chinese Language Pedagogy

Kexin Chen

M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Chinese Language Pedagogy

Tzu-I Chiang

Ph.D. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests:

Michael Evans
Ph.D. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Chinese Studies, disputed regions

Rui Fan
PhD. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Early Chinese Thought

Michael Ginn
M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Japanese Studies

Angela Harris
M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Japanese Studies

Riulin He
M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Chinese Studies

Jui-Hsin Hung
M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Chinese Language Pedagogy