Andrew Mills is a sophomore history major at James Madison University minoring in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, secondary education, and Asian Studies. His passion is the study of history, and he will continue to do research to help him in his goal to understand the past. He is particularly interested in the Asian Studies, and looks forward to continuing his education in topics relating to Asian history and culture.
Josephpina “Josey” Lee (’15), Yoo Eun Kim (’16), and Lisa “Li-Li” Wu (’16) are current students at Smith College. Although Josey, Yoo Eun, and Li-Li come from varying backgrounds and participate in different activities, they share a mutual interest in Korean Popular Culture! Their presentation will focus on the lesbian representation in the South Korean films, “Memento Mori” and “Ashamed.”
Josey comes from Glendale, California and is majoring in English Language and Literature. She is currently a Mellon Mays Fellow researching lesbian Asian American poets from the 1980s to present. Her interests include postcolonial, feminist, and Asian American literature.
Li-Li was born and raised in Middlesex County, Massachusetts and is pursuing a major in English Language and Literature. She currently works as a Smith STRIDE intern for the Historic Dress Project, a Five College digital humanities project focusing on women’s clothing and accessories. Li-Li is also part of the Public Relations staff and Registration staff for RuffleCon, a conference for alternative fashion enthusiasts from around the world.
Patricia Glinkowski: TBA
Yue Zhao is a first-year graduate student in East Asian Studies at Duke University. Growing up in Beijing, she graduated from University of Macau and majored in English Studies. She is particularly interested in modern Chinese literature and film. Her presentation focuses on how hair is portrayed as a symbol of female beauty (especially sexual attractiveness), the past and self-identity of women in Blush (1994) andGolden Chicken 2 (2003).
Li Wo: TBA