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Asia Scholar Network Conference 2021

December 11, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

The UNC System Asia Scholar Network exists to create a community of scholars working on Asia-related topics across the 16 UNC system campuses and community colleges across the state. We build on the strengths of each college and university, providing scholars with opportunities to network, share information and collaborate. Ultimately, we also hope to improve access to resources for the study of Asia and spark collaboration in the field of Asian studies in the state of North Carolina. Read more about the Asia Scholar Network here.



Time Panel

Panel 1

Rethinking China and the West in Asia

Steven Rosefielde (UNC-Chapel Hill), “Biden’s China Trade and Security Policy: Path of Least Resistance”

Rungsima Kullapat (UNC-Chapel Hill), “Why the Revival of the British and Chinese Tin Mining Legacy in Southern Thailand Matters”

Don Nonini (UNC-Chapel Hill), “Rethinking Who Is under Beijing’s Shadow: Are Southeast Asian Chinese Collateral Damage in a New Old Cold War?”


Panel 2a
Panel 2b
Creative Approaches to Teaching Asia Artistic Approaches to Modern Asia
Enika Bannerjee (UNC-Charlotte), “Implementation of the Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Project in a Contact Course”

Jinhua Li (UNC-Asheville), “Study Abroad beyond Language Learning: Intercultural Competency and International Internship”

Meiqing Sun (UNC-Greensboro), “The Effectiveness of Task-Based Teaching with Problem Solving as Its Core”

Kanika Bhalla (UNC-Chapel Hill), “Problematics of Jihadi Martyrdom in Selected Fiction from Kashmir”

Punam Madhok (ECU), “Indigenous Stitch-Arts of India: Tradition and Revival in a Global Age”

12:15PM – 1:00PM LUNCH BREAK

Panel 3a
Panel 3b

Teaching on China in the University Setting

Health and Asia: Qualitative Approaches

Lin Yuanyuan (UNC-Pembroke), “Elementary Chinese I”

Donny Santacaterina (UNC-Chapel Hill), “20th Century Chinese History”

James Hudson (UNC-Pembroke), “China: Confucius to the Ming Dynasty”

Ann Suk (UNC-Chapel Hill), “Chronic Illness on the Border: Thailand-Burma Border Residents and State-Linked Health Services

Sonia Kapur (UNC-Asheville), “Domestic Violence Related Needs of Asian Indian Women: An Analysis of Policy”

Sugandh Gupta (UNC-Chapel Hill), “De-Addiction and Dependency (Nirbharta) in Jammu City, India: Post COVID-19”

Ting Wang (UNC-Greensboro), “ ‘Naturally’ Competent / Incompetent: Pandemic Lockdowns and Experimental Housework Division in China”


Panel 4

Health and Asia: Quantitative Approaches

Zhang Zhang (UNC-Chapel Hill), “The Impact of Multimorbidity on Labor Participation for Middle-Aged and Older Adults”

Weiming Tang (UNC-Chapel Hill), “Pay-It-Forward to Improve Influenza Vaccine Uptake and Public Engagement among Children and Older Adults in China: A Quasi-Experimental Pragmatic Study”

Christina Cruz (UNC-Chapel Hill), “The Potential Emergence of ‘Education as Mental Health Therapy’ as a New Modality Enabling Teachers to Deliver Task-Shifted Child Mental Health Care in a Low and Middle Income Country”

Any questions can go to Dr. Kevin Fogg,

This event is free and open to the public. Please register below!


December 11, 2021
9:00 am - 4:30 pm


Carolina Asia Center
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The Carolina Asia Center supports diverse Asia-related events. However, CAC co-sponsorship of any talk, seminar, documentary screening, film screening, performance or celebration does not constitute endorsement of or agreement with the views presented therein. As an academic institution, we value diverse perspectives that promote dialogue and understanding.

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