Comps, honors papers, and prize-winning works of the Asian Studies program are featured here. All works have been self-submitted by the student authors. Descriptive information about each work is available to search or browse. Access to the full text of the works is limited to current Carleton affiliates with faculty permission. Learn more about how to submit your work and how to request access to the full text of works.


Submissions from 2019

Joshua Crotts, How Foreign is too Foreign? The "Westernization" of Contemporary Japanese, 2019, Asian Studies (ASST)

Submissions from 2018

Diana Laura Delgado, Neither a Good Wife nor a Wise Mother: Destabilization of Female Gender Conventions in Japanese Detective Fiction, 2018, Asian Studies (ASST)

Peter Mackenzie, The Historical Phonology of Old Japanese and Proto-Japonic, 2019, Japanese (JAPN)

Walter Dirk Pugil, The Invisible Japanese: Buraku Identity and Education in "Education, Discrimination, and I", 2018, Japanese (JAPN)

Submissions from 2015

Graeme Harten, The Propaganda of Business: Changes in Language from Liberation to Liberalization in the P.R.C., 2015, Asian Studies (ASST)

Submissions from 2014

Peter Scripps Brown, Consistency or Confusion: The Aftermath of Simplified Chinese Characters, 2014, Chinese (CHIN)

Rebecca Erin Katz, It's A Small World After All: Is Tokyo Disneyland a Manifestation of Cultural Imperialism in Japan?, 2014, Japanese (JAPN)

Austen Learman McBain, Hatsune Miku and the "Sound of the Future:" How a Single Voice is Revolutionizing the Japanese Idol Industry, 2014, Japanese (JAPN)

Submissions from 2013

Anna Kristin Callahan, Simla: Deconstruction of a City and its Social Body, 2013, Asian Studies (ASST)

Laura Jessica Nelson, Mobile Suit Gundam and the Changes in the Japanese Family System: How Robots Reflect Japanese Society, 2013, Japanese (JAPN)

Submissions from 2012

Maxwell Johannes Diddams, DON'T PANIC: A Descriptive Translation Studies Analysis of 徐百柯 and 姚向辉's Translations of Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, 2012, Chinese (CHIN)

Elizabeth Kate Furuya, Exploring the Intersection of art, feminism, and identity in the works of Yayoi Kusama Chiharu Shiota, 2012, Asian Studies (ASST)

Leah R. E. Justin-Jinich, Ono no Komachi Iconography in Ukiyo-e: Satire, Sex & Social Rebellion, 2012, Asian Studies (ASST)

James Lu Morrissey, Issues Affecting Modern Chinese Youth: Globalization as Depicted in Five Chinese Films, 2012, Chinese (CHIN)

Han Seongwu, Manga for Young Men Going Global, Transnational Readership of Kingdom, 2012, Asian Studies (ASST)

Alexander Macneil Stevens, Fallen City, Fallen Women, Fallen Masks: Zhang Ailing, The Dream of the Red Chamber, and the Aestheticism of Disaster, 2012, Chinese (CHIN)

Submissions from 2011

Adam Anderson, Miko in Japan: Female Shaman Power Lost?, 2011, Asian Studies (ASST)

Nora Murnane Driscoll, The Facade of the Cities: Women as allegory in Chinese Film, 2011, Chinese (CHIN)

Rose Hyson, Shaping Shangri-la: NGOs and Guided Cultural Change in the Land of Snows, 2011, Asian Studies (ASST)

Robert Orion Martin, Food Marketing Systems in Yangon: The Unexpected Success of the Supermarket Model, 2011, Asian Studies (ASST)

Robin Sachi Okimoto, Lessons of Fantasy: The Hero's Journey in Ogiwara Noriko's Fūjin Hishō (The Secret Texts of the Wind Spirit), 2011, Japanese (JAPN)

Ger Yang, Exploring the Tao in Chinese Military Strategies: The Art of War, The 36 Strategies, and Red Cliff, 2011, Chinese (CHIN)

Submissions from 2010

Lauren Elizabeth Burkhart, China Nights and Manchurian Dreams: Pan-Asianism in the Shiki Theater Company's Showa Trilogy, 2010, Japanese (JAPN)

Mengxi Shen, Qi—the psychosomatic component of Chinese medicine—ties between medicine, literature and philosophy, 2010, Chinese (CHIN)

Laura Akilah Treneir Woodland, Orthographic Selection and Japan: Social Implications of Script Selection in Japanese Magazine Advertisements, 2010, Asian Studies (ASST)

Benjamin Zivan, Alphabetizing Chinese: Enlightened Reform or Misguided Idealism?, 2010, Chinese (CHIN)

Submissions from 2009

Lisa Dyson, Chinese history, Uyghur identity: Chinese history education and the place for Uyghurness in modern China, 2009, Asian Studies (ASST)

Kenneth Geiger, Jia Zhangke's The world and Still life, 2009, Chinese (CHIN)

John D. Schlaefer, Madness in contemporary Chinese literature: a case study of Lu Xun's use of madness carried out through contemporary Chinese writers, 2009, Chinese (CHIN)