The Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies (LRCCS) Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Workshop invites graduate students who study Greater China and diaspora, from any school or department of the University of Michigan, to present research to other students and faculty affiliated with LRCCS. Presentations include research in progress, qualifying research papers, dissertation plans, or dissertation chapters by doctoral candidates, as well as thesis plans or drafts by M.A. students. This interdisciplinary dialogue among students and faculty in Chinese studies has proven to facilitate innovative research projects of a high quality. In addition, this workshop aims to assist in the professional development of young scholars by providing a regular forum for students to present their research and receive immediate feedback from faculty and fellow graduate students.

The workshop usually meets for about ten times throughout the academic year. In Winter semester 2017, meetings will be held on Wednesday afternoons from 4 pm to 6 pm. At least two weeks prior to each meeting, the designated student presenter will make a draft of his/her paper available via the LRCCS Workshop CTOOLS webpage and will also email a draft of his/her paper directly to a predetermined faculty discussant, whose discipline shall not be the same as that of the student presenter. The faculty advisor invites a faculty discussant once the scheduled presenter has provided a working title for his/her paper, no later than three weeks prior to his/her scheduled presentation. At each meeting, the graduate student coordinator will begin with a brief introduction of the designated student presenter and faculty discussant. The student presenter will speak for approximately forty-five to fifty minutes. The faculty discussant will then make comments and/or pose questions, after which all participants will engage in a critical discussion of the presented paper for the remainder of the allotted time.

U-M students, faculty, and scholars interested in participating in this workshop are welcome to e-mail chinese.studies@umich.edu to inquire. Thank you!