The Plight of North Korean Women in China: Evaluating the Relationship Between Refugee Status, Human Trafficking, and Prostitution
Tiffany Crow looks at critical issues pertaining to North Korean women trafficked into China and the legal and cultural dynamics that leave human rights victims vulnerable and powerless.
More than Food: Sushi as Culture
Casey Hart combines academic scholarship with fieldwork in San Francisco to profile the ways in which sushi has traveled from Japan to more global contexts. Through onsite interviews and research, she investigates how sushi cuisine connects to cultural identity and authenticity.
Noh Theater and Postwar Japanese Film
Amethy Zihui Lu demonstrates Noh theater's continuing influence on contemporary Japanese film. Different kinds of films produced after the Second World War are analyzed in this case study.
A “Terra Nullius” Place? An Investigation of Sovereignty over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands Before 1895
Fang Qi examines the history of a territorial dispute over the sovereignty of the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands. This seemingly insignificant place became one of interest and concern in the 1970s when both China and Japan started to show great concern over controlling this area.
Asia in California
Qiushi Yu documents first-generation Asian American lifestyles through research, interviews, and photographs, focusing on issues of self-identity, cultural conflict, and generational heritage for Asian immigrants.