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UCLA Asian Studies Graduate Student Publications and Presentations, 2002-2003

Highlighting UCLA graduate student accomplishments

Ashok Das


  1. “Housing for the poor in India: NGOs, Bureaucracy, and Success?” Among the five abstracts, from Ph.D. students in the USA, selected for presentation at the Ph.D. Workshop of the XVI Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP) Congress, Volos, Greece, July 2002.

 Rowan Flad

  1. (Co-author) “Pig Domestication in Ancient China.” Published in the journal Antiquity, 76(293): 724-732, 2002.
  2. (Co-author) “Salt as a Specialized Product in Prehistoric Sichuan.” To be published in “Rethinking Production in Archaeological Contexts,” Archaeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association.  Christopher Needs: “Linking the Sacred and Profane: an Example of Specialized Ceramic Production During the Longshan Era, Shandong, China.” Presented at the 101st Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, New Orleans, LA, November 2002.

Linda M. Flores

  1. “The Ambiguous Body of the Yamanba in the Fiction of Ohba Minako.” Paper to be presented at the Asian Studies Conference, Japan (ASCJ), Tokyo, Japan, June, 2003.

Linda Choi Hasunuma

  1. “Electoral Rules and the Gender Gap in Representation: Evidence from Japan.” Paper presented at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, August/September 2002. Panel: “Examining the Impact of Changes in Electoral Systems”
  2. “Electoral Rules and the Gender Gap in Representation: Evidence from Japan.” Paper presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 2002.
  3. “The Politics of Citizenship in Japan: Local Voting Rights.” Poster Session presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences Honolulu, Hawaii, June 2002.
  4. “The Effects of Electoral Rules on the Gender Gap in Representation: Evidence from Japan.” Paper presented at The UCLA Center for Comparative Social Analysis Comparativists’ Day Conference, February 2002.

Mickey J. Hong

  1. (First author) “Desire and Decadence: The Poetic Self in Colonial Modernity.” Paper presented at the Harvard University Korean Studies Graduate Conference, Cambridge, MA, April, 2003.

Hsin-Ling Hsieh

  1. “The Effects of National Health Insurance on the Retirement Behavior of Elderly Workers: Evidence from Taiwan.” Presented at the Western Economic Association International, Pacific Rim Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, January 2003.

Mary S. Kim

  1. “Reported Speech as an Interactive Resource: an Examination of Korean Quotative Constructions.  ” Published in Japanese/Korean Linguistics, vol. 12.

Sophia Kim

  1. “Rethinking the Impact of Moral Education in Colonial Korea: An Evaluation of Public Education Textbooks.” To be presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, Hawaii, January 2003.

Walter K. Lew

  1. (Author) Treadwinds: Poems and Intermedia Texts. Book published by Wesleyan U. Press, 2002, praised by Publishers Weekly (June 17, 2002, p.  59) as “an important corner [of] Korean and Asian-American literature of the past two decades.”
  2. Organized and moderated panel on Korean American literature for “10 Years After the 1992 Civil Unrest,” 2002 National Korean American Studies Conference, UCLA, May 2002. Presented “Depictions of Urban Unrest and Protest in the History of Korean American Literature” for same panel.
  3. “Younghill Kang’s Use of East Asian Modernizers’ Tropes of Cultural Grafting and Transplantation.” Presented at the Korean Diasporic Literature Conference, Taegu International Literature Festival, Kyôngbuk National University and Taegu Culture and Arts Center, Taegu, South Korea, November 2002.
  4. Poetry Readings at the Departments of English of Koryô University and Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea, and for Taegu MBC-TV’s broadcast of “Munhak kûrigo kaûl ûi kkum,” Seoul, South Korea, October 2002.

Chuen-Yueh (Wendy) Li

  1. (Co-author) “Bay-to-bay strategic alliances: the network linkages between Taiwan and the US venture capital industries.” Published in the International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations, Vol 1, No. 1, 2002, p 17-31.

Kevin Miller

  1. “The Emerging Beat of India in America: the Fusion Hip Hop of Karmacy.” Paper presented at the 25th anniversary meeting of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, US branch (IASPM-US), Cleveland, Ohio, October 2002.
  2. “Desi Sounds and Festival Grounds: Transnational Identity and Musical Syncretism at a South Asian-American Festival.” Paper presented at the 2003 Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Southern California Chapter, Los Angeles, CA, USA, February, 2003.

Toshiyuki Ojima

  1. “Treatment regimens of Kawasaki Disease in Japanese hospitals - by the 16th Kawasaki Disease survey.” (In Japanese) Published in Shonika Sinryo 2002; 65(4): 673-678.
  2. (Co-author) “Giant coronary aneurysms due to Kawasaki disease: A case-control study.” Published in Pediatrics International 2002, 44: p 254-258.
  3. (Co-author) “Illustrated current public health in Japan 2002 (zusetsu-kokumin-eisei-no-doukou)” (in Japanse) Published in Health and Welfare Statistics Association (Tokyo, Japan), 2002.
  4. (Co-presenter) “Community planning of Health Japan 21 conducting health promotion oriented questionnaire survey” (in Japanese). Presented at the 61st Annual Meeting of Japanese Academic Society of Public Health, Saitama, Japan, October 2002.
  5. (Coauthor) “Individual health education program execution by the municipalities in Japan” (in Japanese). Presented at the 61st Annual Meeting of Japanese Academic Society of Public Health, Saitama, Japan, October 2002.
  6. (First author) “Health assessment program execution by the municipalities in Japan” (in Japanese). Presented at the 61st Annual Meeting of Japanese Academic Society of Public Health, Saitama, Japan, October 2002.
  7. (Coauthor) “Analysis of the health examination data in a town in Tochigi prefecture” (in Japanese). Presented at the 61st Annual Meeting of Japanese Academic Society of Public Health, Saitama, Japan, October 2002.
  8. (Co-author) “Role of prefectural health centers through updating the plan about maternal and child health programs by municipalities” (in Japanese).  Presented at the 61st Annual Meeting of Japanese Academic Society of Public Health, Saitama, Japan, October 2002.
  9. (Co-author) “Various maternal and child health programs executed by municipalities” (in Japanese). Presented at the 61st Annual Meeting of Japanese Academic Society of Public Health, Saitama, Japan, October 2002.
  10. (Co-author) “Survey about the infection control measures for tuberculosis in the social welfare homes in a health center district” (in Japanese). Presented at the 61st Annual Meeting of Japanese Academic Society of Public Health, Saitama, Japan, October 2002.
  11. (Co-author) “Practical use of the evaluation worksheets for nutritional programs through planning local Health Japan 21” (in Japanese).  Presented at the 61st Annual Meeting of Japanese Academic Society of Public Health, Saitama Japan, October 2002.
  12. (Co-author) “Data collection by municipalities for evaluation of maternal and child health programs” (in Japanese). Presented at the 61st Annual Meeting of Japanese Academic Society of Public Health, Saitama, Japan October 2002.
  13. (Co-author) “Relation between smoking or drinking rates and cause speciÞ c mortality rates by prefecture” (in Japanese). Published in Koseino-sihyo, vol. 50(1), pp 1-6, 2003.
  14. (Co-presenter) “Future estimate of the number of patients of cardiovascular diseases using the data of the Patient Survey by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Japan” (in Japanese).  Poster presented at the 13th Annual Meeting of Japan Epidemiological Association, Fukuoka, Japan, January, 2003.
  15. (Co-author) “Future estimate of the prevalence and the number of patients of diabetes using the data of the Patient Survey by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Japan” (in Japanese). Poster presented at the 13th Annual Meeting of Japan Epidemiological Association, Fukuoka, Japan, January, 2003.
  16. (Co-presenter) “Correlation between smoking rates and respiratory symptoms by prefecture using the data of the National Nutrition Survey (1986-1995) and the Comprehensive Survey of Living Conditions of the People on Health and Welfare (1995).” Poster presented at the 13th Annual Meeting of Japan Epidemiological Association, Fukuoka, Japan, January, 2003.
  17. (Co-presenter) “Results of health examination among residents in Tochigi prefecture by a health examination organization compared with the results of the 5th National Cardiovascula Disease Survey in Japan: mainly about data of lifestyle related diseases.” Poster presented at the 13th Annual Meeting of Japan Epidemiological Association, Fukuoka, Japan, January, 2003.

Judy M. Okada

  1. “Recent Trends in Japanese Causatives: The Sa-Insertion Phenomenon.” Presented at the 12th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference, New York, NY, November, 2002.
  2. “Morpheme Insertion in Modern Japanese: The Re, Sa, and Ra-Insertions.” Presented at the First Southern California Student Workshop in Japanese Linguistics: From the Functional, Generative, and Historical Perspectives, Los Angeles, CA, February, 2003.

Amy Pederson

  1. “Contemporary Art with Chinese Characteristics: Shen Fan, Ding Yi and Xu Zhen.” Published in Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, Volume 1, Number 3, p 27-43, November 2002.

Benjamin M. Rosenthal

  1. “The Japanese ‘Subject’ Particle Ga – A Fresh Look.” Presented at the 29th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, Berkeley, CA, February, 2003.
  2. “Line of Separation: A Functional Perspective on Aspect in Japanese.” Presented at the Linguistic Association of the Southwest Thirty-fi rst Annual Meeting, California State University, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, October 2002.

Riti Shimkhada

  1. (First author) “Tobacco Control in India.” Published in Bulletin of the World Health Organization, vol. 81, pp 48-52, January, 2003.

John D. Swain

  1. (Panelist) “Shinjuku Ryozanpaku and the Performance of Nomadic Identities. Presented at the 12th Annual Graduate Student Conference on East Asia at Columbia University, New York, NY, USA, February, 2003.
  2. (First author) translation of “Onset of Winter,” by Hasegawa Koji published in the anthology, Koji Hasegawa’s Plays: The Two Worlds of Hirosaki Theatre, Tokyo, 2003.
  3. Translation of “The Amida Black Chant Murder Mystery,” by Fujita Den, in Half a Century of Japanese Theater: 1970s, 2003.

Mary G. Talusan

  1. “Music, Race, and Imperialism: The Philippine Constabulary Band of the American Colonial Era.” Presented at the Music in Crosscultural Engagement, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Philippines, November 2002.
  2. “Geographies of Maguindanaon (Muslim) Music: Border Crossings and Transnational Transformations.” Presented at the Conference for Music and Modernity, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Philippines, November 2002.

Hiroki Takeuchi

  1. “Geographical location of industry and trade protection under China’s post-Mao reforms.” Paper presented at the Globalization: Governance and Inequality Conference sponsored by UCLA International Business Education and Research, Ventura, California, May/June 2002.
  2. “Geographical Location of Industry and Trade Protection under China’s Post-Mao Economic Reforms.” Presented at The Western Conference of the Association of Asian Studies, Provo, Utah, September 2002.

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