Asian Forum at WMU

The purpose of the Asian Forum at WMU is to provide a forum for scholars at WMU and in the West Michigan area who work on Asia to share their research and to learn about ways in which to network with other faculty.  We are particularly interested in providing a space for junior scholars to make connections that will enhance their work going forward. Graduate students and visiting scholars are also welcome to participate. The forum consists of individual research presentations (15 minutes followed by 5 minutes Q&A) and a lunch workshop on teaching and research.

2017 Asian Forum

The 2017 Asian Forum was held on Friday, April 14 and featured opening remarks and a poetry reading by Dr. Jeffrey Angles, winner of the 2017 Yomiuiri Prize for Literature in poetry for his book of Japanese-language poetry "Watashi no hizukehenkōsen" ("My International Date Line"), which was published by Shichōsha in 2016.

Watch opening remarks and poetry reading by Dr. Jeffrey Angles.

View 2017 Program     View 2017 Abstracts

For more information, contact the conference facilitator: 

Dr. Ying Zeng
Director of Asian Initiatives
+1 (269) 387- 3840

Sponsored by the Diether H. Haenicke Institute for Global Education, Confucius Institute at WMU, Soga Japan Center and the Timothy Light Center for Chinese Studies.