Senior Profile: Colleen Mulrooney (Chinese Studies, 2019)

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Colleen Mulrooney (’19), Major in Chinese Language & Culture I came to the College of William & Mary with one simple hope—well, one among a few others, but the most important one was gaining a deeper understanding of China. I had been learning Chinese since age 13 and felt really ready to just declare a… Read More

Professor Yanfang Tang will retire by the end of Spring 2019.

Professor Yanfang Tang will retire by the end of Spring 2019.  We will miss her! http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/yxtang/home https://www.wm.edu/as/modernlanguages/faculty/tang_y.php

Senior Profile: Alec Sharkey (Chinese Studies, 2019)

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My time in the Chinese department here at William & Mary has been one of unforgettable moments and wonderful experiences. Before coming to William and Mary I had spent time in both middle and high school studying Chinese language and culture, but my studies here at William and Mary truly elevated my previous studies to… Read More

14 Chinese Majors Will Graduate in Spring 2019!

They are: Carleton J. Anderson (CJ) Shani Cave Nicole C. Cook (Nicole) Eleanor K. Currie (Ellie) GyuHui Hwang (GyuHui) Giselle Jernigan (Giselle) Benny Li (Benny) Natasha L. Mortensen (Natasha) Colleen M. Mulrooney (Colleen) Emily J. Pearson-Beck (Emily) Robert A. Rust (Robert) Alec Sharkey (Alec) Robert W. Sherman (Rob) Griffin T. Vasile (Griffin)

Professor Calvin Hui has received a prestigious American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowship

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Another good news! Professor Calvin Hui has received a highly prestigious American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) fellowship to finish his book project entitled _Useless: Fashion, Media, and Consumer Culture in Contemporary China_. This book draws on film and fashion to track the emergence of consumer culture in China’s encounter with global capitalism. The first part… Read More

Professor Calvin Hui has received tenure and been promoted to Associate Professor of Chinese Studies

  Good news! Professor Calvin Hui has received tenure! He will be Associate Professor of Chinese Studies at William and Mary beginning in fall 2019! See his faculty profile: https://www.wm.edu/as/modernlanguages/faculty/hui_calvin.php  

Professor Jennifer Rhee’s Book Talk _The Robotic Imaginary: The Human and the Price of Dehumanized Labor

Professor Jennifer Rhee from Virginia Comonwealth University gave a book talk entitled The Robotic Imaginary: The Human and the Price of Dehumanized Labor (Minnesota University Press, 2018). This talk was held on 17 April 2019, Wednesday, at 5:00-6:30 p.m. in Washington Hall Room 315.  Book: https://www.amazon.com/Robotic-Imaginary-Human-Price-Dehumanized/dp/1517902983/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1547854082&sr=8-1&keywords=Jennifer+Rhee Abstract: This talk draws on her book, The Robotic Imaginary: The Human and… Read More

Professor Yiman Wang’s talk on Chinese-American Actress Anna May Wong

The Chinese program was excited to present Professor Yiman Wang’s talk concerning the first Chinese-American actress Anna May Wong. This talk was held on 27 March 2019, Wednesday, at 5:00-6:20 p.m. in Washington Hall 315. Title: Regarding Anna May Wong: An “Oriental Flapper’s” Transnational Stardom Abstract: Anna May Wong (1905-1961), the most well-known pioneering Chinese-American screen-stage-television performer,… Read More

Talk: East Asian Cinema’s Occidental Eye: Fair Ophelia and Sweet Hamlet

Speaker: Alexa Alice Joubin (Professor of English, George Washington University)  Talk: East Asian Cinema’s Occidental Eye: Fair Ophelia and Sweet Hamlet Date/Time: 22 October 2018 (Monday), 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Venue: Washington 317 Abstract: East Asian cinema has given us fresh interpretations and visually stunning renditions of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Korean and Chinese Ophelias are no longer silent; they gain agency by being seen and heard through… Read More

Post-socialism in Hong Kong: Zone Urbanism, Urban Horror, and Post-1997 Hong Kong Cinema

Talk: Post-socialism in Hong Kong: Zone Urbanism, Urban Horror, and Post-1997 Hong Kong Cinema Speaker: Professor Erin Huang (Princeton University) Date/Time: 28 November 2018 (Wednesday), at 5:00-6:20 p.m. Venue: Washington Hall 219 The film, directed by the Hong Kong director Fruit Chan (陈果), is called The Midnight After (那夜凌晨,我坐上了旺角開往大埔的紅VAN) (2014). Trailer (2 minutes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoooAUiQqy0   Abstract: This talk examines the condition of Chinese “(post-)socialism” in Hong Kong—a city without… Read More

Adventures in Beijing (by Brian Donahue)

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Aventures in Beijing (by Brian Donahue) I remember first looking out the airplane window as my flight began its descent into Beijing Capital International Airport. A smile was plastered on my face as I realized that, after six years of studying Chinese, I was finally in China. Despite the jubilation, anxiety took over as I… Read More

Summer Study Abroad – Beijing, China (by Annecy Daggett)

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By Annecy Daggett When I found out I had been accepted into the William and Mary Summer in Beijing study abroad program, I was filled with pure excitement, but as the program neared, I developed many reservations about studying abroad. In the weeks leading up to my departure, I worried I wasn’t ready to live… Read More

Hollywood Made in China

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The Chinese Program presented the talk entitled “Hollywood Made in China” on April 20, 2017 (Thursday). The speaker is Aynne Kokas, Assistant Professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia. W&M students and faculty learned about how Kung Fu Panda 3, Iron Man 3, and Transformer 4 revealed the culture and politics of U.S.-China transnationalism in the 21st century. Poster According… Read More

Congratulations to our Chinese Majors!

Chinese Majors 2016 MLL Graduation Ceremony

MLL Graduation Ceremony (15 May 2016) Picture 1: Marshall Richards, Isabel Perrin, Benjamin Neville, Jacob Keohane, Skyy Eshleman, Gille Cuda (Note: Five other seniors, including Max Lipkin, Charles Kelly, Rachel Johnson, Kathy Shi, and Lauren Leupold, also graduated. They could not attend the MLL graduation ceremony because of other commitments.) Picture 2: Chinese majors and… Read More

Make Love and War: Prof. Chun-yu Lu Presented on Chinese Popular Romance During the Wartime

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As part of the Bellini Colloquium series for spring 2016, Prof. Chun-yu Lu shared her research with the W&M community.  On April 21, 2016, Prof. Lu presented a talk entitled “Make Love and War: Chinese Popular Romance in ‘Greater East Asia,’ 1937-1945.” Prof. Lu’s talk focused on Chinese popular romances produced and consumed in the Japanese colonized and occupied… Read More

Chinese Students Show Their Research Skills

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In fall 2013, seniors majoring in Chinese took Prof. Calvin Hui’s course CHIN 428 Advanced Seminar in Chinese, which focused on fashion, media, and consumer culture in post-socialist China. By the end of the course, they did research and produced a paper relating to the course’s major concerns. They also presented their research outputs in the 2014… Read More

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