In our Summer Symposium 2016, Cohort III first-year students will present their “June papers” in very short talks (max 15 mins), and PIs, faculty, as well as invited visiting fellows and guests will comment their progress. The purpose of the symposium is to give the students a chance to receive feedback on their dissertation outlines from a variety of different researchers. It is probably the last time that students can present their outline at the graduate school before they enter their fieldwork phase.
Afterwards, we will have an informal get-together with drinks and possibly a BBQ at GEAS; bring food and the occasional drink if you'd like to stay a bit longer.
9.00 – 10.30
- Valeria Lotti: “Chinese Women's ‘Beauty Identity’: Cosmetic Surgery Consumption in Urban Areas"
- Julia Gerster: “The Making of tsunagari: Social Ties in Post-disaster Japan”
- Elena Korshenko: “Perpetuated Instability? Life Cycle of New and Minor Parties in Japan, 2003-2014”
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 12.00
- Pei Ying: “Authoritarian Resilience 2.0: The Chinese Government’s Strategy towards Public Opinions from Social Media on China-Related International Affairs”
- Yi Zhu: “Institution-building of the Online Public Sphere in an Authoritarian Society: How Chinese Actors Pushed the Abolishment of the Reeducation through Labor (Laojiao) System “
12.00 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 15.00
- Jiyoung Heo: “South Korea’s Pursuit of Middle Power and its Geopolitical Positioning“
- Hyuk Jung: “From Saving to Shaming: The Emergence of the North Korean Human Rights Field and the Dynamics of NGO Politics”
- Madeleine Heuer: “The South Korean Laws and Policies Towards North Korean Defectors in the Context of Inter-Korean Relations: A Historical Institutionalist Approach”
15.00 – 15.30 Coffee break
- Julia Teebken: “Climate Vulnerability and Governmental Responsibility, China and the United States in Comparison”
15.30 – 17.00
- Dan Wu: “Policy Implementation in Wind Energy Development in China”
- Anselm Huppenbauer: “Interests and Engagement of South Korean and Japanese Actors in the Tumen Border Region”