John Dardess Research Forum 2024

Friday, April 19th 3:00-5:15pm 

Watson Library Rm 455 

The East Asian Collection at KU Libraries will be hosting the annual John Dardess Research Forum this semester on Friday, April 19th from 3:00 to 5:15 in Watson Library room 455. We will have Dr. Sherry Fowler as the moderator, along with 21 presenters of both faculty and students from a variety of different departments at KU.  

The forum will consist of faculty and graduate students sharing their current research interests, upcoming publications, Ph.D. dissertation, or M.A. thesis! Currently, we have allocated 5 minutes for everyone to present on their topic. 

This year we will also have refreshments after the forum in the East Asian Collections on the 5th floor of Watson Library, so please come and enjoy with your fellow students and faculty! 


TimeNameDepartmentPresentation titles
3:00 PMOpening
3:10 PMSherry FowlerHistory of ArtMarvelous Mutations in Metal
Session 1Stephen Politzer-AhlesLinguisticsMental representation of variant pronunciations: evidence from Mandarin tone sandhi
Maki KanekoHistory of ArtStreet Nihonga: The Art of Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani 
Megan GreeneHistory of ArtWho sets the standards? International competition and the production of knowledge about tung oil
Linda GalvaneEast Asian Languages and CulturesAn Excursion into the Excremental: Tanizaki Jun'ichir?'s "Manganese Dioxide Dreams" (1955)
3:40 PMMichael VanHartingsveldtHistory of Art

Sacred Labor in Retrospect: A Fourteenth-Century Reimagining of Seventh-Century Buddhist Image Production in Japan

Session 2Ying ZhuHistory of ArtHow could bamboo be red? Sun Kehong and his red bamboo painting 
Aria DiaoHistory of ArtTransporting the Divinities: Kasuga Deer in Japanese Devotional Art
Haejeong YoonHistory of ArtThe Ch’?nggye Stream Dredging Project (1760) in the Chos?n Dynasty, Korea 
Xiaoxia LiDepartment of Communication StudiesThe Associations Among Family Communication Patterns, Prevalence of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury, and Self-Esteem in Chinese Young Adults
Mary Morgan WilliamsonHistory of ArtShima Seien and the Contrary Gaze 
Jiwei WuEducational PsychologyThe role of Perceived Parental Encouragement on Self-efficacy and Resilience of Mainland Chinese College Students
Chang WangLinguisticsPlanning modulates our speech production - a case of Mandarin tone sandhi
(Julia) Haoran NiHistory“Cannot Make More Money Here:” Why American Companies Left China before 1949?
JongSoo LeeEconomicsThe Penalties to Occupation-Education Mismatch between Immigrants and Native-born Workers in the U.S.
4:30 PMBreak
4:35 PMMcKale WileyEast Asian Languages and CulturesThe embeddedness of Chinese Migrant Entrepreneurs in Africa.
Session 3Yuan-Hsi ChaoHistory of ArtHarada Naojir?’s Kannon Riding on a Dragon and Popular Guanyin Images in the late 20th Century Taiwan
Kristy YooHistory of ArtThe Korean Collection at the Peabody Essex Museum: A Study of Cultural Representation and Perception
Shangyi LyuHistory of ArtChinese Taste Across the Pacific: The Case of Antique Dealer Seaouke Yue ???
Youngin Arial KimHistory of ArtSimulating a Scholar’s Study: The Korean Sarangbang in the British Museum
Ami KitadaEast Asian Languages and CulturesThe Femtech Industry and Hegemonic Menstruality in Japan: Discourse Analysis of the Government Website
5:05Wrap up

This event will not be recorded or shared via video conference tools. 

Air purifiers will be set in the Rm 455 and East Asian Reading Area.  

During this event, masks are not required, but encouraged. 


Please feel free to contact Michiko ( or Cecilia Zhang ( if you have any questions. 

We look forward to seeing you there! 

Michiko Ito and Cecilia Zhang 

On behalf of the Library Committee, CEAS