On April 3rd, 2010 the East Asian Studies program hosted its first annual Senior Research Colloquium. William and Mary students presented their exciting research, touching on all topics from drinking culture at izakayas, a cult religious movement, to “shocking” contemporary literature.
Professor Anne Allison, cultural anthropologist from Duke University was also in attendance. Author of such works as “American Geishas and Oriental/ist Fantasies” and “Nightwork: Sexuality, Pleasure, and Corporate Masculinity in a Tokyo Hostess Club,” Anne Allison gave a talk entitled “Precarious Sociality: Social Life–and Death–for Youth in Post-Corporate Japan” at W&M on Friday April 2nd.
The conference offered upper-level students of East Asian Studies the opportunity to present the culmination of their intensive research.
Header photo courtesy of Emily Fuhrman