Graduate Students

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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 some of the world’s most prestigious universities.

Si Cen
Research Interests: role of NGOs in ethnic minority communities in China, Chinese media

Cong Chen
Research Interests: Japanese cultural studies

Chu Deng
Research Interests: Chinese cinema and culture

Ningning Huang
Research Interests: Chinese literature, Chinese opera

Xinglu Jiang
Research Interests: modern Chinese literature, contemporary Japanese culture

Lun Jing
Research Interests: Japan's post-war cultural and social history

Kiduck Kim
Research Interests: history and international trade

Chao Lang
Research Interests: comparative law, Chinese history

Qiyu (Faye) Lu
Research Interests: Chinese literature, film and media, urban culture, social and migrational movement, critical theory

Boyang Ma
Research Interests: economics, development, anthropology of China

Chuanhui Meng
Research Interests: modern Chinese literature and film, queer studies, diaspora and film

Keshu Pan
Research Interests: interactions between Western philosophies and traditional Chinese values

Shuning Pan
Research Interests: comparative study of Japan and China, contemporary Japanese art

Di Song
Research Interests: foreign relations, economics, Japan

Yi Sun
Research Interests: contemporary Chinese literature

Mier Tai
Research Interests: comparative history and culture of East Asia, ethnic diaspora

Keyun Tian
Research Interests: queer narratives, postcolonial conditions and historical traumas in literary and visual texts of mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan

Xinyi Wu
Research Interests: Chinese women's economic participation and gender issues, economic and social background of Chinese feminism

Ningxin Xu
Research Interests: post-Shaman psychic culture/community in rural Northeast China

Yumin Yang
Research Interests: modern Chinese literature and cinema

Gusen Yi
Research Interests: Hunan and the story of Hunanese during the Chinese Revolution through the 20th Century

Fei Yuan
Research Interests: Japanese and Chinese people’s political participation from a cultural perspective through ethnography methodology

Han Zhang
Research Interests: Chinese media and society, gender issues

Haoyue Zhang
Research Interests: Chinese cinema and Asian animation

Ran Zhang
Research Interests: women's rights issues among East Asian countries

Xing Zhang
Research Interests: society, culture, modernization of China

Yifan Zhang
Research Interests: modern mass culture in Japan and China and Western influence on these cultures

Yicheng Zhao
Research Interests: economics, public policy, and government of China