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China Made: Asian Infastructures and the ‘China Model’ of Development

April 28, 2019

中国制造 : 亚洲基础设施和 “ 中国模式 ” 发展 . After experiencing episodic but rather deep economic and political crises in the three decades following the 1949 Communist Revolution, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has experienced very dramatic economic expansion over the last fifty years, and especially since the turn of...

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CAS Wins Major Grant from Henry Luce Foundation

Feb. 14, 2018

Center for Asian Studies wins three-year grant from Henry Luce Foundation to conduct trans-Pacific studies in ‘lively research field’ (article by Clint Talbot) As the United States steps back from international development, China is launching huge infrastructure projects as a way to broaden its global influence. For scholars at the...

Profs find few benefits, some harm in “voluntourism”

Dec. 5, 2015

Before the early years of the 21st century, the idea of combining a vacation with volunteering was unknown to most Americans. A decade and a half later, more than a million and a half people spend nearly $2 billion every year to participate in the global trend called “voluntourism.” What’s...

Tim Oakes awarded Isaac Manasseh Meyer Fellowship

Oct. 24, 2013

The Isaac Manasseh Meyer Fellowship is awarded by the National University of Singapore to fund a brief period of work as a visiting fellow at NUS. Tim will be in Singapore in January, 2014, to work with geographers on developing new projects on the transformation of urban spaces and on...

Tim Oakes awarded NSF grant

May 22, 2013

Tim Oakes was awarded a $230,272 grant from the National Science Foundation for the project "Re-ordering public space, governing urban citizens: evaluating the effects of urban spatial transformation" in SW China. Oakes is collaborating with Professor Wu Xiaoping of Guizhou Minzu University on the project, which studies the redevelopment of...

Tim Oakes appointed Director of Center for Asian Studies

May 7, 2012

Tim Oakes will serve a four-year appointment as Director of the Center for Asian Studies beginning July, 2012. CAS was founded in 1998, and brings together faculty, students, and community members to encourage and support scholarship about Asia across disciplinary and regional boundaries. The Center oversees the Asian Studies curriculum,...

Tim Oakes quoted in Washington Post

June 29, 2010

Tim Oakes was quoted in today's Washington Post in an article about China's western development campaign. See more at The Washington Post >

Tim Oakes awarded Chinese research exchange fellowship

April 1, 2010

Tim Oakes has been awarded a "Seasonal Bird" research exchange fellowship for 180,000 yuan from the Guizhou Province Ministry of Education. Tim will use the money to develop collaborative research projects with faculty and graduate students at Guizhou Nationalities University in Guiyang, where he serves as an adjunct professor. Projects...