China & The Asia-Pacific Region – The New US Focus
II. Utah Valley University Chinese Studies Conference (UVUCSC II)
March Thu 7 – Fri 8, 2013, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Timpanogos Room (Library), Friday meals will be served in Lakeview Room
Sponsored by the following entities at UVU: The College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary Studies Program, Multi-Cultural Club, Chinese Lunch Club.
It shows also how economically important China has become to the US, both as global manufacturer and as a selling market. Will China overcome the US and prove that her model of an exploitative and corrupt economy which restricts people’s freedoms is more successful than a liberal economy based on laws and copyright protection?
This conference invites experts from different fields to discuss China’s role in Asia and the world, her special relation with the US and how this effects Utah and the China-related study programs at Utah colleges and universities, including language teaching. Local business leaders with China-ties will identify expectations towards graduates, what they need to learn if they want to succeed in the China-related job-market. Utah professors will report on concrete examples how they helped graduates to build start-up companies in China and how they played matchmakers between Chinese and Utah businesses.
The conference will also explore the transitional Chinese identity at the beginning of the 21st century. It will report about the environmental impact of China on the region and on the world, on ethnic dissent, human right violations and problems to come to terms with the past.
Scope and Target Groups
This interdisciplinary conference will bring together speakers from UVU and neighboring universities. On the basis of experiences of the inaugural Chinese Studies Conference in March 2012, it is expected that around 20 student volunteers will help and participate as well as another 30 interested members of the UVU and regional community. The main goal of the conference is to raise awareness of China-related study programs among the UVU community and to foster cooperation in the field of Chinese and Asian Studies between UVU and neighboring universities.
Panels This is a tentative list of possible topics and suggested panels. Music has been requested from the Chinese-Western band Matteo.
Friday 3/1/2013 Pre-Conference Workshop, one week before the conference, Panel Discussion Sino-US Relations in the Guomindang Era
- Dr. Greg Lewis, Weber State University
- Dr. Parks Coble, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
- Dr. Jingping Wu, Fudan University, China
9 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Welcome Notes
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Asian and global effects of Chinese environmental policy
Panel Chair: Dr. Hong Pang, UVU (confirmed)
Speaker 1: Dr. Hong Pang, UVU (confirmed)
Speaker 2: Dennis Farnsworth, UVU (confirmed)
10:25 a.m. - 11:25 p.m. The US perspective on Developing Business in China and Asia
Panel Chairs: Dr. David McArthur, UVU (confirmed), Dr. Kent Millington, UVU (confirmed)
Speaker 1: Changing preferences in China for local manufacturers squeezing foreign companies, Improving IP protections in China
Speaker 2: Low cost manufacturing shifting away from China, Infrastructure improvements offering and facilitating Asian business opportunities
11:35 - 1 p.m. Questions and Possibilities of Conflict Transformation and Democratization in the Asia Pacific
Panel Chair: Dr. Michael Minch, UVU (confirmed)
Speaker 1: Dr. Michael Minch, UVU, Beijing and Washington as Partners in Response to North Korea: Possibilities within Democratic and Human Rights Tension
Speaker 2: Dr. Geoff Cockerham, UVU, Island Conflicts in the East and South China Sea (confirmed)
Speaker 3: Dr. Eric Hyer, BYU, The higher profile the US is taking in the South China Sea and East China Sea territorial dispute (confirmed)
1 - 2:30 p.m. Lunch, Timpanogos Room
- Pot Stickers
- Mixed Vegetable with Tofu
- Sweet & Sour Pork
- Beef with Brocoli
- Cashew Chicken
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Chinese cities and transnational spaces
Panel Chair: Dr. Sam Liang, UVU (confirmed)
Speaker 1: Licia Kim, B.A., UVU, Chinese Identity in Diaspora Communities with a focus on Chinatowns today (confirmed)
Speaker 2: Dr. Sam Liang, UVU, Utopianism in Chinese City Planning: From Beijing to Shenzhen
Speaker 3: N.N.
3:45 - 5:15 p.m. Minorities in China - Handicaped people and the Cross-Asian Turk Connection: Ethnic tensions in Northeast China
Panel Chair: Baktybek Abdrisaev, UVU, History/Political Science (confirmed) / Dr. William Cobb, UVU (confirmed)
Speaker 1: Baktybek Abdrisaev, UVU (confirmed)
Speaker 2: N.N.
Speaker 3: N.N.
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner and Concert of the Chinese-US band MATTEO, Timpanogos Room
- Pot Stickers
- Shrimp Fried Rice
- Mongolian Pork
- Kun Pao Beef
- Lemon Chicken
9:30 - 11 a.m. Chinese 21st Century Identity in transition
Panel Chair: Dr. Martin Woesler, UVU (confirmed)
Speaker 1: Dr. Steve Riep, BYU, Disability and China today (confirmed)
Speaker 2: Christopher Wiltsie, UVU, 21 Century Chinese identity - Superpower of economy, developing country of freedom (confirmed)
Speaker 3: Dr. Martin Woesler, UVU, Chinese love and hatred of the USA - Attractiveness as main component of softpower (confirmed)
11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. China's Rise from the Historical Perspective
Panel Chair: Dr. Kirk Larsen, BYU (confirmed)
Speaker 1: Dr. Kirk Larsen, BYU, Contemporary Chinese Foreign Policy: Does History Matter? (confirmed)
Speaker 2: Dr. Li Guo, USU, Remembering History through Film: A Study of China's Fourth-Generation Films (confirmed)
1 - 2 p.m. Lunch, Lakeview Room
- Pot Stickers
- Szechuan Pork HOT
- Kun Pao Beef
- Curry Chicken with Onion
- Mixed Vegetable
2:15 - 3:30 p.m. What Utah business expects from UVU graduates to be ready for the China-/Asia-related job market
(joint panel with lecture series)
Panel Chair: Dr. Jon Westover, UVU (confirmed)
Speaker 1: Garth Peay, Founder of "Perfectly Suited", Provo (confirmed)
Speaker 2: N.N.
Speaker 3: N.N.
3:45 - 5:15 p.m. Review and Final Remarks
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner, Timpanogos Room
- Pot Stickers
- Pork with Mixed Vegetable
- Curry Beef with Onion
- Sesame Chicken
- Kun Pao Tofu
End of Conference
DR. MARTIN WOESLER
organizing committee chair
Utah Valley University, 800 W University Parkway, Orem, UT 84058-5999, phone (o) +1 (801) 863-5195, fax (o) +1 (801) 863-6256, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://research.uvu.edu/woesler/
- Associate Professor, Chinese Studies Coordinator, Dept. of Languages, MS 167; Utah Valley University, Orem UT, USA
- Director of “International Postgraduate School of Humanities” network, Utah Valley University, Orem UT, USA
- Professor of Intercultural Communication, Chair of Chinese Studies, University of Applied Languages, Munich, Germany
- Ph.D. in Chinese Studies from Bochum University, Germany in 1998
- M.A. Bochum University, Germany in 1995, B.A. in 1992, majors: Chinese Studies, German Literature, minors: East Asian Politics, Linguistics and Comparative Literature
- 1990-1992 Study at Peking University, Dept. of Chinese Language & Literature, Peking, China
past positions / past work
- 2010-2011 Visiting scholar at Harvard University, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Cambridge MA
- 2007- Chair of Chinese Studies, tenured professor of intercultural communication with the University of Applied Languages Munich, full professorship awarded by the Ministry of Science, State of Bavaria/Germany
- 2004-2007 Assistant Professor of Chinese at Witten/Herdecke University, Germany, head of “China College”
- 2001-2003 Research Associate and Teaching Fellow at Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany.
- In 2000 Assistant Professor, one-year position, Academy of Euro-Asian Economy and Culture in Achern, Germany
Tongji University Shanghai 2012; Utah Valley University since 2011; Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China 2010; University of Applied Languages, Munich, Germany 2007-2010; University of International Business and Economics, Peking, China in 2006-2007; Nanking University, Nanking, China 2005-2007; Witten/Herdecke University Witten, Germany 2004-2007, 2013; Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany 1998-2003; Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA 1998-1999; Ruhr University Bochum, Germany 1996-1999.
1998 Ph.D.: The Chinese Essay - Authors of the 20th century, Ruhr University Bochum, published 1998 1995 M.A.: Modern Chinese Essays: The author Wang Meng, Ruhr University Bochum, published 1998
20 monographs, 80 scripts in Chinese Studies. Most of them are about premodern, modern and contemporary Chinese culture and literature. 25 text books about teaching Chinese as a foreign language. Several articles about literature and culture in peer reviewed US journals, German journals and anthologies, and in Chinese journals.
monographs and scripts in English
- Comparing Chinese and German culture, Bochum 2006, book series Comparative Cultural Sciences vol. 2
- A new model of intercultural communication – critically reviewing, combining and further developing the basic models of Permutter, Yoshikawa, Hall, Hofstede, Thomas, Hallpike, and the social-constructivism, Bochum 2006, book series Comparative Cultural Sciences vol. 1
- Harvard lecture on the 20th century Chinese essay, Bochum 3rd ed. 2006, book series Scripta Sinica vol. 4
- Yale lecture on the 20th century Chinese essay, Bochum 2nd ed. 2005, ISBN 9783899661026, 58 pp., book series Scripta Sinica vol. 3
text books (Chinese-English)
- The Chinese Essay in the 20th Century, Bochum, The University Press Bochum, 2000, 496 (xlii, 205, 229) pp., ISBN 3-934453-14-7, China Science, Bd 2, ISSN 1616-1556, incl. 42 essays with their English translation, and an introduction to the genre with texts from Lu Xun, Zhou Zuoren, Xu Dishan, Yu Dafu, Zu Ziqing, Bing Xin, Ba Jin etc.
monographs in German
- Chinese cultic literature 2008/2009 - authors, works, trends, Munich 2009, 127 pp., book series Sinica vol. 25
- Chinese contemporary literature - authors, works, trends – A snap-shot 2007/2008, Munich 2008, 267 pp.
- Timeless Chinese poetry from the beginnings to the “China avant-garde”, Bochum 4th ed. 2007, 72 pp.
- The history of the Chinese essay, Bochum, 2nd ed. 2009, xiii, 900 pp.
- My Essays are my ‘Longing for Freedom’ - Wang Meng, Former Minister of Culture, as Essayist in the Period 1948-1992, ix, 394 pp, Frankfurt / Main, Peter Lang Press 1998
- Political Literature in China 1991-92 - Wang Meng's 'Reform of Breakfast Habits'. A Translation of the Story “Hard Porridge” and the Documentation of an Absurd Debate, Bochum 2nd ed. 2003, 252 pp., book series Sinica vol. 13
- Valuation criteria for literature – The Dream of the Red Chamber as the most important Chinese novel, Bochum 3rd ed. 2006, 66 pp., book series Scripta Sinica vol. 7
- The film makers of China, Bochum 2004.6, 52 pp. , book series Scripta Sinica 9
- European Journal of Sinology (co-edited with Stefan Messmann/Budapest, Hungary, Luigi Moccia/Rome, Italy)
- Bulletin of the German China Association (co-edited with Gregor Paul/Karlsruhe, Germany)
- Chinese Literature in translation – Proceedings of the conference at the University of Applied Languages Munich 2009/6/27, Munich 2009, 164 pp.
- Law and justice in China. Festschrift in honor of Konrad Wegmann’s 75th anniversary, Munich: 2007, 251 pp.
- Zhang Junhua, Martin Woesler eds., China’s digital dream. The impact of the Internet on Chinese society, The University Press Bochum 2002.10, 274 pp., ISBN 3-934453-90-2, China Science & Scholarship 5
- The Modern Chinese Literary Essay - Defining the Chinese Self in the 20th Century - Conference Proceedings, Bochum, The University Press Bochum, 2000, 327 S., ISBN 3-934453-15-5, China Science, vol. 3, ISSN 1616-1556
edited book series [partly in German]
- 漢學論壇 Sinica (ISSN 1613-6187, 30 vols.)
- 漢學論文 Scripta Sinica (ISSN 1614-3663, 55 vols., some published in the 3rd edition)
- Comparative Cultural Science (co-edited with Matthias Kettner, 8 vols.)
- Suggestive Papers (ISSN 1439-5215, 7 vols.)
grants, honors, research, teaching see 
DR. BAKTYBEK ABDRISAEV
Dr. Baktybek D. Abdrisaev, Senior Lecturer History/Political Science, Utah Valley University.
- Faculty Lecturer Department of History and Political Science, Orem, Utah, USA, August 2007-
present, Utah Valley University
- Areas of specialization: International Relations and Diplomacy; Comparative Politics – Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Central Asia; Middle East in World Affairs; Islam in World Affairs; Globalization and Sustainable Mountain Development
- Distinguished Visiting Professor, Department of History and Political Science, Orem, Utah, USA, August 2005-August 2007, Utah Valley State College
- Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kyrgyz Republic to United States and Canada
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic, Washington, D.C., USA, November 1996-March 2005
- Director of Central Asian Studies, Global Scholarly Publications, New York, USA, August 2003-present
- Deputy of the Parliament of the Kyrgyz Republic, House of Representatives of the Parliament of the Kyrgyz Republic, Kyrgyzstan,
Bishkek, April 1995-March 2000
- Head, International Affairs Department, Administration of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek, September 1993-November 1996
- The Honorary Professor of Diplomacy and International Law, The International University of Kyrgyzstan, May 2005
- Doctorate of Philosophy, Institute of Electronics, Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Republic of Belarus, Minsk, June 1991
Achievements in Science and Research
- Graduate Diploma of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) 1st International Course on Research and
Innovative Management, International Centre for Science and High Technology (ICS), Venice-Trieste, Italy, 1990
- Bachelor of Science, Bishkek Polytechnic Institute, Kyrgyz Republic, Bishkek, May 1980
- Computer Sciences, Distinctions: Distinguished State Scholarship Recipient, Graduated with High Honors
DR. WILLIAM COBB
Dr. William W. Cobb, Jr., Professor of History, History/Political Science.
- Ph.D., American History, University of Colorado-Boulder, May 1994.
- Master of Arts, History, Colorado State University, December 1986.
- Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy (With High Distinction), Colorado State University, 1978.
- Professor of History, Utah Valley University, 2004 - Present.
CURRENT AND RECENT COLLEGE SERVICE
- Coordinator, Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Internship Coordinator for History Majors
- Faculty Representative: Student Chapter of NAACP, UVU
- Faculty Advisor: Phi Alpha Theta (National History Honor Society)
- Faculty Advisor: History Club
- Director: American Studies Program, UVU
- Chair: Engaged Learning in the Liberal Arts (ELLA) Committee, College of HSS, UVU
- Chair: Retention, Tenure, Promotion Committee, History Department, UVU
- Co-Chair: Turning Points in History Lecture Series, UVU.
RECENT CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION
- Presenter, 7th Annual International Conference on History at the Athens Insitute for Education and Research. December 2009, Athens, Greece. Paper title: "Wars of Containment and Terror: How the Pedagogy of the American War in Vietnam is Enriched by Comparisons with the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan."
- The American Foundation Myth in Vietnam: Reigning Paradigms and Raining Bombs, University Press of America, 1998.
- Phi Alpha Theta, International History Honorary Society.
- The American Historical Association.
- The Organization of American Historians.
DR. PARKS COBLE
Dr. Parks M. Coble, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
James L. Sellers Professor of History
622 Oldfather Hall
Department of History
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588, USA
Phone: (402) 472-3242
Fax: (402) 472-8839
E-mail: email address
Joined the Department in August 1976
Parks Coble is the James S. Sellers Professor of History, having joined the department in August 1976. He teaches surveys of general East Asian history, covering China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam, and specialized courses on modern China and Japan.
Parks Coble's research field is 20th century China with special emphasis on the political history of Republican China (1911-1949), the history of Chinese business in the 20th century, and Sino-Japanese interactions. Recent publications have included a study of Chinese businessmen living in occupied China during World War II, and of the anti-Japanese movement in China in the 1930s. His current project is a study of the legacy of World War II in East Asia, a conflict which led to at least twenty million Chinese casualties. Over six decades after the end of this conflict, disagreements over its meaning are not simply academic, but often a source of conflict among the people and governments of East Asia. The rise of nationalism in post-Mao China has led to the rediscovery of this conflict as "the great patriotic war." Public focus on Japanese atrocities committed during the conflict, such as the rape of Nanjing, has even resulted in anti-Japanese outbursts in Chinese cities. This new study seeks to understand why the historical legacy of this conflict has been so problematic.
Expertise: East Asia, China
- B.A. 1968 University of South Carolina
- M.A. 1971 University of Illinois, Urbana
- Ph.D. 1975 University of Illinois, Urbana
- Coble, Parks M. Zouxiang zuihou guantou: Zhongguo minzu guojia goujian zhong de Riben yinsu, 1931-1937. Beijing Shehui kexue yuan, 2004, translated by Mao Junya.
- Coble, Parks M. Chinese Capitalists in Japan's New Order: The Occupied Lower Yangzi, 1937-1945. University of California Press, 2003.
- Coble, Parks M. Facing Japan: Chinese Politics and Japanese Imperialism, 1931-1937. Council on East Asian Studies, Harvard University, 1991.
- Coble, Parks M. Zhejiang caifa yu minguo zhengfu, 1927-1937. Nankai daxue chuban she, 1988.
- Coble, Parks M. Shanghai ziben jia yu guomin zhengfu. Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Press, 1988.
- Coble, Parks M. The Shanghai Capitalists and the Nationalist Government, 1927-1937. Harvard East Asian Monographs, 1980.
Research Grants, Awards, and Fellowships:
- Coble, Parks M. "Research on the Sino-Japanese War." Outstanding Research and Creativity Award.
DR. GEOFF COCKERHAM
Dr. Geoffrey B. Cockerham, Assistant Professor, Department of History and Political Science, Utah Valley University.
- PhD., Political Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.
- M.A., Political Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.
- J.D., Law, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
- B.A., Political Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
- Assistant Professor, Department of History and Political Science, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah. 2007-2008.
- Assistant Professor, Department of International Studies, Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee. 2006-2007.
- Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky. 2005-2006.
- Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona. 2003-2005.
F. DENNIS FARNSWORTH, Jr.
Professor Farnsworth has been at UVU since November of 1971, when he began as an adjunct instructor teaching two sections of General Psychology. Since that time, having come from an eclectic academic background, Professor Farnsworth has taught some 33 different courses. Courses he currently teaches include American Heritage, US Economic History, Modern History of East Asia, IR of East Asia, and US Military History.
Professor Farnsworth is Former Founding Director of the UVU Honors Program; former president of the UVU Faculty Senate; co-founder of the current faculty senate, and co-author of its constitution; founder of outcomes assessment; co-founder of Affirmative Action at UVU.
Education: Master of Philosophy degree, Educational Leadership and Policy, University of Utah (2004); Master of Arts degree, International Administration, BYU (1969); Bachelor of Arts degree, Asian Studies, BYU (1966).
Professor Farnsworth is a recognized authority on the history of the People's Liberation Army, the history of the Sino-Soviet dispute, the history of the UVU Honors Program, and the Book of Mormon in Chinese. His specialties in the program that led to his Masters of Philosophy degree include organizational theory and qualitative research.
Teaching and Public-Speaking Specialties: antitrust and regulation in the public interest; Chinese politics; the Chinese Language; Sino-Soviet Affairs; History of the PLA; the Great Depression; the art of teaching; the role of the teacher as a linguistic model; how to develop an honors program; what academic tenure is; how to run a committee.
Honors: Americanism Educational League Essay Coach, whose students have won over $18,000 in prizes from AEL; Sorenson Lifetime Achievement Award, UVU Alumni Association, 2010; Lifetime Service Award, UVU Faculty Senate, 2007; Lifetime achievement Award (Wolverine Achievement Award), UVU, 2006; nominated teacher of the year by department chair, 2001; nominated Teacher of the Year by department chair each year, 1994-1999; nominated for Joseph Katz Award in 1992; Sorensen Award For Outstanding Contribution to the Advancement of the Philosophy and Practice of Cooperative Education, 1991; UEH Speakers Bureau member, 1989-1990; General Studies Teacher of the Year, 1988; Who's Who in Provo, 1980; General Education Teacher of the Year, 1976; honor student, BYU Evening School, Summer 1972.
Authorship: "A Study of Selected Aspects of Propositions #1 and #2, Constitutional Amendments Appearing on the Ballot in Utah During the Election Year 1968" (masters thesis, 1969). "A Study Guide for the Book of Mormon in Chinese" (BYU Lee Library Special Collections Call Number: MSS-SC-1823).
Co-authorship: numerous technical papers for Special Operations Command, 1995-2001, and Defense Intelligence Agency, 1972-1995; "The UVCC Honors Program", Focus, Spring 1989.
Private Sector Experience: Management Trainee, lumber industry, 1969-1971; tax consultant, 1969-1971 (part time); advertiser and public relations representative, realty company, 1969-1971 (part time); subscriptions solicitor, prominent Seattle newspaper, 1969-1971 (part time).
Other: Vietnam-Era draftee who spent his overseas time in the Republic of Korea as part of the US forces' occupation, 1966-1967. Spent 35 1/2 years in uniform, full time and part time combined. Chief Warrant Officer, USAR, 1985-2001; retired from the army in 2001 as Chief Warrant Officer Four; fluent in Chinese Mandarin (developed the Chinese Language program, introduced it into the UVU curriculum and taught Chinese 1010 for two years); developed the Chinese Language program and taught Chinese in an intelligence detachment of the US Army for 10 years; has studied Japanese and Korean.
DR. LI GUO
Assistant Professor of Chinese, Ph.D., Department of Languages, Philosophy and Communication Studies (LPCS), College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Utah State University, Office Phone: 1-435-797-8825, Email: email@example.com.
Ph.D. Comparative Literature, University of Iowa, 2010. Dissertation Title: Tales of Self Empowerment: Reconnoitering Women’s Tanci in Late Imperial and Early Twentieth-Century China. Advisor, Dr. Maureen Robertson 雷麦伦. M.A. English Language and Literature, Peking University. Beijing, China, 2003. Thesis Title: “From Reason to Passion: On Milton’s Paradise Lost.” Advisor, Dr. Shen Hong 沈宏. B.A. English, Shandong University. China, 2000.
Areas of Specialization
Late imperial and early twentieth century Chinese fiction and drama, narrative theory, women and gender studies, film, visuality, folk literature, minority literatures and cultures, psychoanalysis, performance.
Major Awards, Honors, Grants
- National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar Award for College and University Teachers, Shanghai and Berlin: Cultures of Urban Modernism in Interwar China and Germany ($4500), with Professor Russell Berman and Professor Ban Wang, Stanford University, June 27-August 4, 2011.
- Seed Grant, for the development of Study Abroad Program in Mainland China ($3000), Office of Global Engagement at the Utah State University, summer 2010.
- Story in Theory: 2009 Andrew E. Mellon Dissertation Summer Seminar Scholarship.” ($4500) Offered by Professor Garrett Stewart, James O. Freedman Professor of Letters in English, the University of Iowa, November 2008.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:
- “The Legacy of Crossdressing in Tanci: On A Histoire of Heroic Women and Men (1905).” Frontiers of Literary Studies in China, 5: 4 (2011), 566-599.
- “Making History Anew: Feminine Melodrama in Eileen Chang’s Love in a Fallen City (1943).” Consciousness, Literature and the Arts (CLA), December 2011. In press.
- “Rethinking Female Voice and the Ideology of Sound: A Study of Stanley Kwan’s Film Center Stage (1992).” Film International, Volume 10, Issue 4, 2012. In press.
Book Project In Progress
- Tales of Empowerment: Reconnoitering Women’s Tanci in Late Imperial and Early Twentieth Century.
- “The Drama of the ‘Child’ in Sally Morgan's My Place" in Chen Zhengfa ed. Looking Back and Forward: Selected Papers of the 8th International Conference of Australian Studies in China. Hefei: Anhui University Press, 2004. 437-453. Invited.
DR. ERIC HYER
Dr. Eric Hyer, is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Brigham Young University Provo.
- PHD, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, 1990
- M.Phil, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, 1983
- East Asian Institute Certificate, Columbia University, 1982
- MA, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, 1981
- BS, BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, 1979
- Certificate, Waseda University, International Division, Tokyo, Japan, 1977
- Certificate, National Taiwan Normal University Mandarin Center, Taipei, Taiwan, 1972
- Eric A Hyer (2012). "Soft Power and the Rise of China: An Assessment". China Review International
- Eric A Hyer (2011). “Alternative Perspectives on U.S.-China Relations” . The PRC at 60: Internal and External Challenges.
Licia Kim, B.A., is undergradutate student at Utah Valley University. She presented a poster "Whatever happened to Salt Lake City Chinatown?" at the Undergraduate Research Conference in Utah, 2013.
DR. KIRK LARSEN
Kirk Larsen is Associate Professor at the History Department of Brigham Young University.
- Ph.D., Harvard University, 2000
- AM, Harvard University, 1994
- B.A. , Brigham Young University, 1992
History of Modern East Asia; East Asian foreign relations; imperialism; History of Korea; contemporary Korean domestic politics and foreign relations
- Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award (students’ selection), History Department, Brigham Young University, 2011
- Bender Teaching Award, The George Washington University, 2007
DR. GREG LEWIS
Professor of Asian and World History, Weber State University.
Asian Studies Program Director
Office -Social Science 256
Phone - (801)626-6707
Fax - (801)626-7613
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Research and Teaching Areas
- East Asia
- South Asia
- Middle East
- Asian Film
- Ph.D., Arizona State University (1999)
- M.A., Arizona State University (1986)
- B.S., Arizona State University (1977)
- HIST 1500 World History to 1500 c.e.
- HIST 1510 World History from 1500 c.e. to Present
- HIST 4530 Far Eastern History
- HIST 4550 Southeast Asian History
- "Cross-Cultural Influences in the Globalization of China's Cinema, 1985-2005," at Utah Valley University’s interdisciplinary, international academic conference, “China’s Global Impact,” March 2012
DR. SAM Y. LIANG
Dr. Sam Y. Liang is Assistant Professor of Humanities at Utah Valley University, Department of Humanities/Philosophy.
- Ph.D. 2006, Art History, Binghamton University, SUNY;
- MA. History of Architecture, 1994, Department of Architecture, Tongji University, Shanghai
Architecture and urbanism in modern and contemporary China and East Asia; Chinese spatial and visual culture; Chinese arts and material culture; cultural discourses of urban change; theories of modernity; space and governance; postcolonial identities; aesthetic influences between European and China
- Remaking China’s Great Cities: Space and Culture in Urban Housing, Renewal, and Expansions (Routledge, forthcoming in 2014).
- Mapping Modernity in Shanghai: Space, Gender, and Visual Culture in the Sojourners’ City 1853–98. London: Routledge, 2010, xviii, 218 pp. (paperback 2012), Weblink
- Chinese version of Mapping Modernity in Shanghai (Beijing: The Commercial Press, forthcoming in 2014)
Journal articles (refereed)
- “Planning and Its Discontents: Contradictions and Continuities in Remaking China’s Great Cities, 1950-2010,” Urban History, 40.3 (2013).
- “最后的先锋派：国际情境主义和建筑电讯派” (Last Avant-gardes: Situationist International and Archigram), 《建筑师》(Architects) 154 (2011): 5-10.
- “The Expo Garden and Heterotopia: Staging Shanghai between Postcolonial and (Inter)national Global Power,” The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol 9, Issue 38 No 1 (2011). http://www.japanfocus.org/-Samuel-Liang/3602
- “Property-Driven Urban Change in Post-Socialist Shanghai: Reading the Television Series Woju,” Journal of Current Chinese Affairs 39, no.4 (2010): 3-28.
- “上海弄堂的革命與懷舊: 从中共‘一大’會址到新天地” (The Revolution and Nostalgia of Shanghai Longtang: From the CCP First Congress Memorial to Xintiandi),《台灣社會研究季刊》(Taiwan: A Radical Quarterly in Social Studies) 76 (2009): 393-416.
- “Where the Courtyard Meets the Street: Spatial Culture of the Li Neighborhoods, Shanghai, 1870-1900,” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 67, no.4 (2008): 482-503.
- “Amnesiac Monument, Nostalgic Fashion: Shanghai’s New Heaven and Earth,” Wasafiri 23, no.3 (special issue on Chinese writings, 2008): 47-55.
- “Ephemeral Households, Marvelous Things: Business, Gender, and Material Culture in Flowers of Shanghai,” Modern China 33, no.3 (2007): 377-418.
- “High-Tech Cities and the Primitive Jungle: Visionary Urbanism in Europe and Japan of the 1960s,” International Studies in Philosophy 36, no.2 (2004): 45-66.
DR. DAVID N MCARTHUR
Address Utah Valley University, Orem, UT 84058, email@example.com, Office phone (801) 863-7144
Position Associate Professor of International Business & Strategy Chair, Department of Management, Woodbury School of Business, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT
Education Ph.D., Business Administration, University of South Carolina, 1998 Major: International Business, Cognate area: Strategic Management • 1999 Richard Farmer Dissertation Award Finalist, Academy of International Business. MA, International & Area Studies, Brigham Young University, 1990, Asian Studies. MBA, Brigham Young University, 1989, International Business and Finance, 1989. BS, Marine Engineering, United States Merchant Marine Academy, 1977.
Current Research Interests International technology transfers within and between firms, the building of organizational knowledge capabilities (esp. technological capabilities); the roles of subsidiaries and managers in the MNE as a network, the diffusion of innovations in international settings, and in the advancing state of the art in international business research methods.
Peer-reviewed Publications appear in • Journal of Marketing Education • International Journal of Applied Philosophy • Complexity and Policy Analysis: Tools and Methods for Designing Robust Policies in a Complex World • Journal of Business Inquiry • Journal of Process Analytic Chemistry • International Journal of Advertising (twice) • Journal of Advertising Research (twice) • Journal of Business Research • R&D Management • International Marketing Review
Peer-reviewed Conference Presentations and Proceedings • 8th World Congress of the Academy for Global Business Advancement • INFORMS Marketing Science Conference • Annual Meeting of the Western Academy of Management, • Mountain Plains Management Conference (twice) • International Workshop on Complexity and Policy Analysis • Academy of International Business Annual Meeting (twice) • Academy of Management Annual Meeting (twice) • American Academy of Advertising Annual Meeting, • Portland International Conference on Technology Management (twice)
DR. MICHAEL MINCH
Dr. Michael L. Minch is Associate Professor of History and Peace & Justice Program Director at Utah Valley University.
Areas of Specialization and Research
I work in political and moral theory, and in particular, in the connections between them. I also work on the relationship between theology, and political theory, and political commitments. Additionally: democratic theory; theories and practices of peacebuilding, human security, violence, and global justice; political ecology; the moral theories of liberalism, communitarianism, and socialism; and Christian politics, economics and ethics.
Papers Presented (since 2005)
- "When Soldiers Aren't Heroes" at the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities co-sponsored by the Asia Pacific Institute of Peking University, the East-West Council for Education, and the University of Louisville Center for Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods; January 2005.
- "Democratic Civil Society Under the Burden of Empire" at the annual meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics; Central European University, Budapest, Hungary; June, 2005.
- "Loving Nature and Imaging God: A Sketch for a Political Theology of Nature" at the Salt Lake Theological Seminary; July, 2006.
- “Beyond Rawls, Habermas, and Dryzek: Radical and Green Democratic Theory,” at the annual meeting of the Radical Philosophy Association; Omaha , November 4, 2006.
- "Democracy, Equality, and Economy: Necessary Trends” the annual meeting of the Society of the Advancement of Socio-Economics; Copenhagen , , June 30, 2007.
- "Forgiveness as Political Practice and Economy: Double Negation and Reconciliation" delivered at The Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration at Utah Valley University, January 2008.
- "Why Justice must be Global Justice" given at the twenty-first annual Environmental Ethics Conference at Utah Valley University, April 2008.
- "Democratic Virtues as a Means to Overcome Democratic Deficits and Provide Hope" at the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, University of Costa Rica, July 22, 2008
- "Democracy as Music, Music as Democracy" given at the Radical Philosophy Association, San Francisco State University, November 7, 2008.
- "Thoughts about Words and Definitions with Special Reference to the Words 'Christian' and 'Christianity'" at Utah Valley University, November 12, 2008.
- "Living Obliquely: Education for Democracy" at the Grace A. Tanner Symposium on Culture and Democracy," Southern Utah University, January 23, 2009.
- "The Politics of Jesus: Theopolitical Vision and Commission" at the annual "Religion and Public Life" symposium at Salt Lake Community College, March 12, 2009.
- "Democracy: Can it be Rescued and Rebuilt?" at the 8th annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, January 13, 2010; and the Grace A. Tanner Symposium on Language, Rhetoric, and Democracy at Southern Utah University, January 22, 2010.
- "On Boundaries and Frames and the Erasure of 'War and 'Peace'" at the 7th annual Global Conference on War and Peace: Prague, the Czech Republic, April 30-May 2, 2010; and the annual meeting of the Peace and Justice Studies Association, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Canda, October, 2010.
Publications (since 2005)
- Living Ethics, co-edited with Christine Weigel ( Belmont, CA : Thomson Wadsworth, 2008). second edition, 2011.
- The Democratic Theory of Michael Oakeshott: Discourse, Contingency, and “the Politics of Conversation” will be published by Imprint Academic in 2009.
- "Democracy as Music, Music as Democracy" with Clifton Sanders, Radical Philosophy Review, Vol. 12. Nos. 1 and 2 (2009).
- "Living Obliquely: Education of Democracy," Proceeds from the Grace A. Tanner Lindership inn Democracy, Lee Trepanier, ed. (Cedar City: Southern Utah University Press, 2000), 49-66.
- The following articles/entries in the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Global Justice, Deen Chatterjee, ed. (New York: Springer, 2011): "Anarchy", "Augustine", "Borders", "Charity", "Civilian-Based Defense", "Communitarianism", "Corporate Social Responsibility", "Deliberative Democracy", "Democratic Peace Theory", "Dryzek, John", "Global Civil Society", "Habitat for Humanity", "Hobbes, Thomas", "Liberation Theology", "Political Ecology".
- I am currently working on a book tentatively entitled, Democratic Virtues (not yet submitted for contract)
- The American Philosophical Association
- The Peace and Justics Studies Association, for which I am the Research Liaison and a member of the Board
- The International Peace Research Association
- The American Political Science Association
- The Radical Philosophy Association
- Concerned Philosophers for Peace
- The Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics
- The Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum
- Received the 2008 Gandhi Peace Award (with my colleage in Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies at the University of Utah, George Cheney) from the Utah Gandhi Peace Alliance
J. KENT MILLINGTON, DBA
Address 5006 Country Club Drive, Highland, Utah 84003, 801-368-2146, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Experienced senior executive with extensive P&L responsibility and a strong record of building profitable operations in large companies as well as entrepreneurial ventures. International experience having lived in three countries, with substantial experience and networks in Asia (China, Japan, Thailand, Philippines). Specialist in developing new technologies into profitable businesses. Professor of entrepreneurship and finance with excellent teaching skills.
Representative Accomplishments • Built start-up companies to world leaders with profit margins as high as 50%. • Built and managed major operations with sales growing to exceed $500 million. • Developed and managed an important new initiative in technology transfer for one of America’s large national laboratories. • Managed international operations with 300 employees and 4,500 agents. • Successfully introduced new products in markets as diverse as financial services, Internet technologies, and digital forensics. • Received “Outstanding Professor” awards at two universities.
Experience • Business Leader: Twenty-five years of senior level experience, creating and motivating teams to extraordinary achievement with emphasis on building and rapidly expanding profitable operations. Helped build one of the world’s largest Internet companies. Effected the turn-around of an IT company and increased sales by 400% in three years. Extensive international experience, especially in Asia. Served on several Boards of Directors. • Academic Leader: Nine years of full time teaching at the university level, creating entrepreneurship courses and teaching finance and strategy. Taught professional training (CPE) courses for CPAs for over 20 years. Currently teach innovative online MBA courses to students worldwide and serve as Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at University of Science and Technology of China. • Community Leader: Lifelong commitment to service in community and church. Served national small business interests on two committees of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (7 years). Local school board president and member (6 years). Currently serving my fifth year of a six year appointment on Utah Transportation Commission.
Education • Have earned BA, MBA, and DBA degrees. Strong advocate for education.
DR. HONG PANG
Dr. Hong Pang, Assistant Professor, Department of History and Political Science, Utah Valley University.
Garth Peay, Founder of "Perfectly Suited", Provo.
DR. JONATHAN H. WESTOVER
Address: Utah Valley University, 800 W. University Parkway, MS-119, Orem, UT 84058-5999, Office Phone: (01) 801-863-8215; Email: email@example.com; Home Address: 479 W 2325 N, Lehi, UT, 84043
Position: Assistant Professor of Management, Woodbury School of Business; Director of Academic Service Learning, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT
Education: • Ph.D., Sociology, University of Utah, 2011: Comparative International Sociology: International Political Economy; Sociology of Work and Organizations • Graduate Demography Certificate, University of Utah, 2007: Labor force dynamics • M.S., Sociology, University of Utah, 2007: Work and Organizations Emphasis • Graduate Higher Education Teaching Specialist Certificate; University of Utah, 2007: Adult Learning • MPA, Brigham Young University, 2005: Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior • B.S., Sociology, Brigham Young University, 2003: Research and Analysis Emphasis; Business Management Minor; Korean Language Minor Current Research: Professor Westover’s ongoing research examines issues of globalization, labor transformation, social entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility, work-quality characteristics, and the determinants of job satisfaction cross-nationally. Over the past 5 years, he has published 28 peer-reviewed scholarly articles in a variety of academic journals (6 more currently submitted and at various stages in the peer-review process), 14 other editorial-reviewed scholarly articles, 6 academic books/texts (2 more forthcoming), 15 book chapters (2 more forthcoming), 16 conference proceedings (1 more forthcoming), and has made more than 70 scholarly and teaching presentations at academic conferences.
Professional Distinction: Professor Westover recently received the prestigious Fulbright Scholar award to be visiting faculty at Belarusian State University (Minsk, Belarus), where he will be teaching in the MBA program in the School of Business and Management of Technology and conducting research and consulting with business and civic groups on human resource development and performance management issues. Additionally, he is a visiting faculty member in the MBA program at the University of Science and Technology of China (Hefei, China).
DR. STEVE RIEP
Dr. Steve Riep, BYU, Associate Professor Chinese.
Office: 3064-B JFSB
Commonly Taught Courses
- Chinese 342 Chinese Film in Translation
- Chinese 344 Chinese Literature in Translation: Narrative Literature
- Chinese 345R Chinese Culture
- Chinese 347 Business Chinese
- Chinese 443 Modern Chinese Literature in Chinese
- Chinese 444 Contemporary Chinese Literature in Chinese
- Chinese 495 Senior Seminar in Modern Chinese Literature
- Asian/Comp Lit 342 and Honors 303R Asian Literary Traditions
- Chinese 347 TuTh 5:00-6:20 pm JKB 2011
- Chinese 444 MW 2:25-3:40 pm SFH 277
Office Hours: Tu 3-4, W 12-1 and by appointment
Steve Riep, associate professor of Chinese and comparative literature, specializes in modern and contemporary Chinese literature, film, and culture. He serves as head of the Chinese section and as co-director of BYU's International Cinema Program. His articles and reviews have appeared in or are forthcoming in such venues as Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, Modern China, Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles and Reviews, and the Dictionary of Literary Biography (Vols. 328 and 370). He has also translated contemporary fiction, poetry, and drama from both China and Taiwan. Research projects past and present have been funded by the Fulbright Foundation, American Council of Learned Societies and Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as the College of Humanities and David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies at BYU. His current research projects explore the depiction of visual disabilities in post-Mao Chinese cinema, the role of the traditional intellectual in the liberation era film Crows and Sparrows, and the relationship between religion and women's emancipation in the short stories of the May Fourth-era writer Xu Dishan.
Projects in Progress
- “Mr. Kong in Shanghai: Revolutionizing a May Fourth Character in the Nationalizing Moment.” (article)
- "Reading Disability in Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature & Visual Culture." （book manuscript)
- “Bai Xianyong.” Dictionary of Literary Biography Volume 368: Chinese Fiction Writers, 1950-2000, Thomas Moran, editor. Columbia, SC: Clark Layman, Inc. for Gale Research. (encyclopedia entry)
- Lin Zhaohua, Hamlet, a Chinese drama based on William Shakespeare’s play. Translated from the Chinese with Ronald Kimmons. Translation and critical introduction to appear in the first volume of Shakespearean Adaptations in East Asia: A Critical Anthology of Shakespearean plays in China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan, a five-volume anthology edited by Alexander Huang and Ryuta Minami, Eureka Press. (Translation and transcription from the Chinese with a critical introduction in English)
Selected Recent Publications
- “Piecing Together The Past: The Notion of Recovery in Recent Fiction and Film from Taiwan,” Modern China, 38.2 (March 2012), pp. 199-232.
- Literary translations from the Chinese of Wang Wen-hsing’s novella “Dragon Inn” (Longtian lou), pp. 279-349 as well as short stories “Withered Chrysanthemums” (Canju), pp. 27-45 and “Dying Dog” (Yitiao chuiside gou), pp. 9-13 in Shu-ning Sciban and Fred Edwards, eds., Endless War: Fiction and Essays by Wang Wen-hsing, Cornell East Asia Series #158, East Asia Program, Cornell University, 2011.
- Literary translations from the Chinese of poems by Duo Yu (“Gathering Up” and “Village History,” pp. 266-269) and Zhou Zan (“Wings” and “Artisans,” pp. 224-227) in Sylvia Li-chun Lin and Howard Goldblatt, eds., Push Open the Window: Contemporary Poetry from China., Copper Canyon Press, 2011.
- “A War of Wounds: Disability, Disfigurement, and Anti-Heroic Portrayals of the War of Resistance against Japan.” Modern Chinese Literature and Culture 20.1 (Spring 2008), pp. 129-172.
- “The View from the Buckwheat Field: Capturing War in the Poetry of Ya Xian,” in Christopher Lupke, ed., New Perspectives on Contemporary Chinese Poetry Palgrave Macmillan, 2008, pp. 47-64.
- “Reunification Reconsidered: Rethinking Recovery of the Mainland in Post-1949 Fiction and Film from Taiwan.” The Proceedings of the 2006 UCSB Conference in Taiwan Studies: Taiwan Literature and History, Center for Taiwan Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2007, pp. 133-154.
- “Xu Dishan.” In Thomas Moran, ed., Dictionary of Literary Biography Volume 328: Modern Chinese Fiction Writers, 1900-1949, Bruccoli Clark Layman, Inc. for Gale Research, 2007, pp. 250-256.
- BA, U. of California, Berkeley, Chinese and Political Economy
- MA, PhD UCLA, East Asian Languages and Cultures and Modern Chinese Literature
Modern and contemporary transnational Chinese literature and film; cultural production under authoritarian regimes; ecocriticism; disability studies; war, memory, and trauma in film and literature; and the fiction of Xu Dishan and Bai Xianyong (Pai Hsien-yung, Kenneth H.Y. Pai).
Christopher Wiltsie, UVU.
DR. JINGPING WU
Dr. Jingping Wu 吴靖平, Fudan 复旦 University, China.
Dr. Wu is Professor at the Department of History, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, specializing in Guomindang Soong history.
In 2000, he joined the research team of the newly founded "Center for Comparative Studies of Modernization".
► Remembering History through Film: A Study of China's Fourth-Generation Films
Dr. Li Guo, USU
This paper addresses the representation of cinematic crowds in the Fourth Generation of Chinese films. Inspired by the late Chris Marker's devotion to the course of creating “Cinema in the hands of the people,” this essay explores how film functions in reconstructing the people's roles in a common culture after China's Cultural Revolution and permits them to speak to one another and understand one another. I explore how post Cultural Revolution filmmakers envision new forms of community that challenge separations between different sectors of culture and transcend mystically coherent categories of class or party. By reflecting on the traumas of Cultural Revolution, the Fourth-Generation Chinese films project a renewed imagination of people's roles as active political subjects who, in resistance against homogenous representation, develop capabilities to speak for themselves.
The organizing committee consists of the panel chairs, Mark Olson from IDST and is chaired by Dr. Martin Woesler. The organization is highly transparent, with a Wiki website where everybody can shape the conference and bring in their ideas and other contributions.
- Multi-Cultural Club at UVU, several members
- Chinese Lunch Club at UVU, several members
- Quaid Atkinson
- Josh Brandeberry
- James Campbell
- Mat Christensen
- Tara Froisland (March 8 only)
- Daniel Jensen (March 8 only)
- Alex Johnson
- Licia Kim
- Vickie Lee
- Telmar Lochridge
- Lance Reeves (March 7 only)
- Emanuel Rivas
- Hannah Robinson
- Justin Schow
- Christopher Wiltsie
- Kami Winterton (March 8 only)
- Melanie Woodbury