Wednesday 30 September 2009

News: Postcard from China

Here's one of last year's MA students Tong Xiong at the 6th American Studies Network Annual Conference, "The Obama Phenomenon: Reassessing Our Understanding of America", in Beijing. Tong's had a busy time of it this summer: he also presented his dissertation at the International American Studies Association 4th World Congress, with its theme of "Decoding American Culture in the Global Context". Whilst there, Tong reports that he saw new U.S. ambassador to China Jon Huntsman talk about the potential importance of China's American Studies scholars in the process of improving U.S.-China relations.

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