April 26: History and Ethnobiology of the Silk Roads Field Course Student Presentations
The first of two sets of student presentations, this event features talks on a variety of topics by five students who participated in the History and Ethnobiology of the Silk Roads Field Course (Asian Studies 221) and travelled to China during spring break.
Introduction: Brian Dott, associate professor of history, and Heidi Dobson, professor of biology
"The stone of heaven – analyzing the jade industry in modern China" by Crystal Chi '14
"The toilet paper wars" by Nilce Alvarez '14
"Ethnic tensions and Uyghur identity in China’s Islamic 'Other Tibet'" by Matt Akins '14
"Noodles, pork and politics" by Marcial Díaz '13
"Natural resource development in the Taklamakhan Desert" by Maggie Massey '12