Teaching

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William & Mary Summer-in-Beijing Program 2013, Photo credit: Harini Manikandan

All syllabi posted here are the intellectual property of Emily Wilcox and any co-instructors.

Graduate Courses:

Undergraduate Courses:

Supervised Graduate Research:

In Progress

  • Yucong Hao (PhD Candidate, Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Michigan) (co-chair)
  • Ruby Macdougall (PhD Candidate, Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Michigan) (chair)
  • Po-Hsien Chu (PhD Candidate, Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Maryland at College Park) (external committee member)
  • Elizabeth Chan (PhD Student, Theatre Studies, National University of Singapore) (external committee member)
  • Raymond Hsu (PhD Student, Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Michigan) (co-advisor)
  • Chuyi Zhu (PhD Candidate, Ethnomusicology, University of Michigan) (committee member)
  • Yihui Sheng (PhD Student, Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Michigan) (committee member)
  • Cameron White, PhD Student, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Michigan (co-advisor)
  • Adelina Pinzaru, PhD Student, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Michigan (committee member)
  • Jingqiu Guan, PhD Candidate in Culture and Performance, University of California, Los Angeles (external committee member)
  • Ziying Cui, PhD Candidate in Dance, Temple University (external committee member)
  • Brenda Austin, PhD Student in Dance, Texas Women’s University (external prelims committee member)

Completed

  • Angie Baecker (PhD ’20, Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Michigan) “Reimagining Revolutionary Labor in the People’s Commune: Amateurism and Social Reproduction in the Maoist Countryside” (co-chair)
  • Chad Westra (MA ’20, Masters in International and Regional Studies/Chinese Studies, Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies and International Institute, University of Michigan) “Mediating Modernity through Tradition: Cultural Conservatives in China’s Vernacular Movement”  (second reader)
  • Jihun Suk (MA ’20, Masters in Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Michigan (committee member)
  • Raymond Hsu (MA ’19, Asian Studies: China, Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies and International Institute, University of Michigan) “Popular Religious Practices in Nationalist-era Taiwan (1945-1987): Revisiting the Cultural Impact of Political Control and Economic Transformation on Local Tradition” (co-advisor)
  • LJ Foust (MFA ’19, Department of Dance, University of Michigan) “Exploring the Complexities of Jazz Funk” (committee member)
  • Weihang Wang (MA ’18, Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan) “After Work: Workers’ Cultural Life and Amateur Art Production in Mao’s Factories” (co-advisor)
  • Ting Su (MA ’16, Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan) “Historicizing Tibetan Dance in China: Contact Zones and Cross-Ethnicity Collaborations” (primary advisor)

Supervised Undergraduate Honors Theses:

  • Huaming Ji (UM ’20): “Whisper Softly and Yell Loudly: A Comparative Study of Cantopop and Beijing Rock and Roll Music” (primary advisor)
  • Matthew Nolan (UM ’19): “Exercising Power: How the People’s Republic of China Worked to Boost Physical Fitness and Build a Strong Nation” (primary advisor)
  • Elena Hubbell (UM ’18): “A Beautiful Uyghur Revolutionary: Anarhan and Female Uyghur Representation in Modern China” (primary advisor)
  • Hannah Feldshuh (UM ’16): “Gender, Sexism, and Marriage Practice in Contemporary China: A Study of ‘Shengnü’ (‘Leftover Women’) in Popular Media” (primary advisor)
  • Elise Huerta (UM ’14): “Iron Girls and Hallyu Heroines: Female Ideals in the Mao Era and Korean Wave and Their Impact on Chinese Women’s Lives” (primary advisor)
  • Emily Matson (W&M ‘12) “Nationalism and the Nanjing Massacre: Jiang Zemin’s Patriotic Education Campaign in the 1990s and Its Repercussions on Sino-Japanese Relations” (primary advisor)
  • Austin Strange (W&M ’12) “The Non-Combat Operations of China’s Armed Forces in the 21st Century: Historical Development, Current Drivers and Implications for Military Projection” (committee member)
  • Yuezhu Sun (W&M ’12) “Family, Country, and the World (家国天下): A study of Beijing Families under the One-Child Policy” (committee member)