Two Seniors Present Papers at Asian Studies Undergraduate Research Conference

History major Julia Glauberman 2014 and East Asian Studies major Sara Birnbaum 2014 presented papers at the annual Greater Philadelphia Asian Studies Consortium Undergraduate Research Conference, held at St. Joseph’s University on March 22.

Glauberman’s paper, “Ideological Corruption and Autocratic Rule: A Comparative Analysis of Zhu Yuanzhang and Mao Zedong,” based on seminar research, compares two of China’s most notorious and tyrannical rulers. Birnbaum’s paper, “Visualizing Fear: Representations of Folklore in Japanese Media,” analyzes films such as Spirited Away and is based on research she conducted while studying at Akita International University as part of a project-based learning course.