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Students Host Convocation on 22 Day Chinese Research Project

convoAssociate Professor of Asian Studies and Chinese Language, Dr. Qingjun Li and students, Anna Croghan, Samantha Hubner, Joseph Minga and Ryan Pino, hosted a recent convocation event regarding the research project they conducted in China this summer.

The project, entitled “Commodification of Culture in China’s New Cultural Industry,” was generously funded by the ASIANetwork Freeman Student-Faculty Fellows program and took the team to five cities including Beijing, Wuxi, Hangzhou, Hengdian and Wuhan in 22 days.

Their presentation featured their initial video, research report and survey results.  The team gave an overview of the results of their interviews with professors and deans at the Institute of Cultural Industry at Beijing University, executives and leaders of the mega-corporation Wanda Group and government officials at the various cities.  

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