In August 2015, Patricia Schiaffini, part-time assistant professor of Chinese, along with Adrienne Dodd ’15 and Hunter Jurgens, class of 2017, did field-work in Tibetan areas in China. This research was funded with a generous grant from the Asia Network and the Freeman Foundation. Collaborative papers based on their research findings will be presented at the Southwest Conference on Asian Studies (SWCAS) in Fort Worth in November 2015 and at the Annual Meeting of the Asia Network in St. Petersburg, Fla. in March 2016.
Patricia Schiaffini, part-time assistant professor of Chinese, published a chapter titled “On the Margin of Tibetanness: Three Decades of Sinophone Tibetan Literature” in the book Sinophone Studies: A Critical Reader, edited by Shu-mei Shih, Chien-hsin Tsai and Brian Bernard, New York: Columbia University Press, 2013.
Carl Robertson, associate professor of Chinese, received $2,045 from Southwestern to support his research comparing literary voice in Tibet and China. in 2012, Southwestern funded proposals from 31 of its faculty members that enabled them to conduct or present their research in 2012-2013. The total amounted awarded for faculty development was $92,767.
Carl Robertson, associate professor of Chinese, gave a lecture to alumni living in the Washington, D.C., area last weekend in conjunction with the exhibit on terra cotta warriors that is on display through March 31 at the National Geographic Museum. His lecture was titled “Terra Cotta Warriors and Ink-Brush Poets: Figures of Service.”