Graduate students at APSI have a diverse array of disciplinary and regional interests, resulting in a robust and dynamic academic community within and beyond the classroom. Graduates go on to professional careers in such fields as business, education, law, media, and nonprofits or pursue doctoral degrees at renowned universities.
Research Interests: pedagogy and education; critical theory; Chinese ideology, culture, and the virtual nation-state
Research Interests: cultural anthropology of China
Research Interests: modern Japanese literature, particularly works concerning the colonial period in Japan and Korea, as well as Zainichi literature
Research Interests: Post-Mao Chinese society, relationship between mainland China and Hong Kong
Research Interests: the negotiation between intellectuals and media in modern China
Research Interests: multimedia platforms especially social media and video games where a space of symbols, rituals, and realistic fantasy is upheld by both manufacturers and avatars through imagination as well as discipline
Research Interests: Chinese literature and history
Research Interests: New generation migrant workers in urban China; Chinese subculture as a form of identity construction and resistance
Research Interests: translation of western concepts, socio-economic transformation, and the national awakening in 19th century Japan.
Research Interests: Intellectual history of late imperial China; cultural history and religious study
Research Interests: Cultural anthropology of China, infrastructure and development