The Humanities Research Center is pleased to announce its annual Undergraduate Humanities Research Conference, China and the World, which will be held in person at Duke Kunshan University from April 28-29, 2023. The conference will feature approximately 40 undergraduate research papers and 4 keynote addresses. Students who are selected for the conference will also attend an exclusive seminar with one of the keynote speakers. Continue reading “China and the World, Undergraduate Humanities Research Conference, April 28-29”
Reported by Dongkun Lyu (with ChatGPT)
Before I started to write a report, I asked ChatGPT:
“Could you please write around a 300 words seminar report for me? The date is Feb 1, 2023. People are Tim Fitz (engineer of Turnitin), Professor Daniel Lim and DKU professors and student. The content is encompassing the research area of the speakers, the process of the development of AI, their experience and thought of ChatGPT and some classic computer experiment like ‘The Turing test’ and ‘Chinese character test’.”
Consequently, most of this report, except for the first paragraph (because it repeats the information I was given), was not useful. Continue reading “Student Report: Superdeep#16: “ChatGPT” with Tim Fitz (Turnitin)”
Reported by Yongkun Vicky Wu, class of 2026
This talk by Yachao Sun, Xiaofei Pan, and Ge Lan on Linguistics, Humanities, and Data Sciences: Their Intersections and Implications is part of the Third Space Lab (TSL) Brown Bag Lunch Research Talk. The program is broadly associated with research projects related to languages, cultures, and intercultural communication.
This research talk given by Prof Yachao Sun, Xiaofei Pan, and Ge Lan was divided into four parts: introduction to the project, the Data+X research, the Stanza paper, and to the progress of the project and call for collaboration.
Reported by Mateja Bokan, Class of 2025
The Humanities Research Center organized a Humanities Research Lunch for undergraduate students interested in discovering humanities disciplines and research at DKU. During the event, students had the opportunity to talk to Arts and Humanities faculty and hear about research opportunities, but also get acquainted with the work of the Humanities Research Center and its labs.
Reported by Zishuo Wu, Class of 2024
Edited by Chloe Alimurong, Class of 2025
Yunan Mei, a graduate studying at Yale University who previously conducted research on dementia patient caregivers based in Kunshan with DKU’s Health Humanities Lab as her signature work, was invited in an interview with the HRC to share about this project.
Yunan introduced her project as focusing on caregivers and their impact on medication adherence of people with dementia that have in-home care. She conducted this research in Kunshan for convenience concerns. Three perspectives: the caregivers’ knowledge of dementia, their emotional state, and the relationship with care recipients were examined in her project. Continue reading “The Caregivers for Dementia Patients in Kunshan: An interview with DKU Alumni, Yunan Mei”
Reported by Yongkun Vicky Wu, class of 2026
Religion + Protest is part of HRC’s Tuesday Night Conversation Series, Religion+X, hosted by the Religion+ research group. The informal conversations focus on the intersection between religion and a different topic each week and feature an array of faculty guest speakers.
Do religions support or resist the authorities? If so, in what way particularly? The Tuesday Religion + Protest Conversation, hosted by James Miller and featuring Hyun Jeong Ha (research interests include power, religion, sectarianism, and gender in the Middle East), Jesse Olsavsky (teaches and researches broadly in social movements, U.S. history and politics, and African American history) and Megan Rogers (research focuses on religion in contemporary China, and she has a particular interest in the intersection of religion and social inequality) revolved around the primary tactic (though not the only) of reinterpretation. Continue reading “Student Report on Religion + Protest: Reinterpretation as a Method For/Against Social Movements”
Reported by Cody Schmidt, class of 2025
Religion+ Literature is part of HRC’s Tuesday Night Conversation Series, Religion+X, hosted by the Religion+ research group. The informal conversations focus on the intersection between religion and a different topic each week and feature an array of faculty guest speakers.
Literature professors Adrien Pouille, Stephanie Anderson, and Caio Yurgel joined students and faculty in the Water Pavilion on January 17th, along with religion and humanities professors James Miller and Yitzhak Lewis. Flanked by small stacks of books around their chairs, they proclaimed that “everything is literature” and examined works focusing on religion. Continue reading “Student Report on Religion+ Literature”
Reported by Dongkun Lyu, class of 2025
Dmitry conducted a seminar on “equality” in the field of political philosophy on December 1st. He started with a hook question, “what is the point of equality”, and proposed some possible answer by resorting to the scenario of Titanic story. Continue reading “Student Report: Superdeep #15 “Relational Egalitarianism & Economic Liberty” by Jiyuan (Dmitry) Sun”
Reported by Siyu Wang, Class of 2025
This is a hybrid colloquium in the theme of mysticism.
On December 2nd and 3rd, Duke Kunshan University’s Humanities Research Center held a colloquium themed on mysticism with three lectures given by Boaz Huss, Benoît Vermander, and Wendell Marsh, one student workshop hosted by Wendell Marsh and three panels with the topic of Practices of (De-)mystification, Mysticism and Modernity East and West, and Mysticism and Technology respectedly. Meanwhile, participants all got the chance to enjoy fine food at Dayu Bay and DKU Executive Dining Hall.