Peidong Sun, Scholar-in-residence

Closed (1) The Politics of Resentment: Cyber-unpatriotism of Millennials in China/ Japan/Korea

Applications for Spring 2019 are now closed for this project.

This is a good URAP for students concerned about how East Asian Millennials, Chinese and Korean in particular, have used the Internet to get access to information, to read, think and express themselves in this turbulent time. The way they absorb, digest, and re-constructed online information contribute a lot to their own political identities. Who do they care in their private life and yet in their future career? Where do they positioner themselves given the tremendous tension between the US and China since the Trade Wars, as well as the instantaneous change of the triangle relation of South Korea, North Korea, and the US? How do they interpret the online unpatriotism both in China and in South Korea? What do the hatred, mistrust, and indifference come from and their impact on East Asian Society?

1. Directed experience with independent research;
2. Development of research and data organization skills;
3. Increase knowledge of social movement history and theory, especially of the growing field of the politics of resentment.


Day-to-day supervisor for this project: Peidong Sun

Qualifications: Qualifications: The project welcomes students both good English and Chinese/Korean with different specializations and research interests in gender and women’s studies, the Foreign Policy Studies, International Politics, Sociology, History, Literature, and Communications.

Weekly Hours: 3-5 hrs

Related website: https://hoover.org/profiles/peidong-sun
Related website: http://history.fudan.edu.cn/03/bf/c7818a66495/page.htm

Closed (2) Personal Reading under Authoritarianism Regimes: A Global View

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The goal of this research is to put personal reading in comparative perspective. Examples will include the censorship and underground reading of books in France during the Enlightenment, the Soviet Union under the Stalinist system, East Germany during communist rule, North Korea and India under the Raj. The global view of the lost history of reading and writing in other countries helps us to better understanding the effect of the cultural governance and the adaptive strategy of personal reading and communication during the Cultural Revolution.


Day-to-day supervisor for this project: Peidong Sun

Qualifications: Qualifications: Qualifications: The project welcomes students both good English and Chinese with different specializations and research interests in gender and women’s studies, Sociology, History, literature, and Communications.

Weekly Hours: 3-5 hrs

Off-Campus Research Site: 610 Barrows Hall

Related website: https://www.hoover.org/profiles/peidong-sun
Related website: http://history.fudan.edu.cn/03/bf/c7818a66495/page.htm