Faculty Present at National Conference of the Asian Studies Development Program

Belmont was recently represented at the 25th anniversary meeting of the National Conference of the Asian Studies Development Program (ASDP) of the East-West Center in Washington, D.C.. The faculty directors from Belmont’s 2015 summer China Trip, which featured an embedded research team of undergraduate psychology students, made presentations of their own research in a panel entitled “Filiality, Social Dominance, and Gender.”

Dr. Qingjun Li, assistant professor of Asian studies and Chinese language, presented “Revival of Filial Piety in China’s Society and Mass Media.” Dr. Pete Giordano, professor of psychology, presented “Social Dominance and Traditional Gender Roles: Findings from China and the U.S.”  Dr. Ronnie Littlejohn, professor of philosophy and director of Asian studies, presented “Transmission of Teachings on Exemplary Filiality in Chinese Popular Culture.”

The Asian Studies Development Program works with faculty from over 600 colleges and universities in the U.S. and over 60 universities in Asia, Europe and Latin America. Belmont is one of 17 universities designated as an ASDP Regional Center in the U.S.