2020 Workshop

“Contentious Politics and its Repercussions in Asia”
January 11-22, 2021 & July 12-21 Virtual Program

The second APSA Asia Workshop was co-hosted by Korea University and City University of Hong Kong. Co-leading the the program were Teri L. Caraway (University of Minnesota), Edmund W. Cheng (City University of Hong Kong), Jai Kwan Jung (Korea University), and Teresa Wright (California State University-Long Beach). Seventeen Ph-D students and early-career scholars attended as fellows, representing universities across East and Southeast Asia, Europe, as well as the United States.

While the workshop was initially slated to be held in-person, APSA was forced to transition the workshop to a two-part virtual program due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Through an assigned reading list, the online winter program (see schedule and syllabus) examined the conditions under which popular contention erupts and evolves, shapes political institutions, produces political changes, or solidifies the status quo. Co-leaders also provided preliminary feedback on fellow’s research papers. The online summer program continued to explore key themes related to the study of contentious politics in Asia with fellows receiving additional feedback on their research as well as advice on career and research development.

Following their participation in the full program, alumni received 2 years’ membership to APSA and are eligible to apply for small research grants.

Attending the workshop were:

  • Chester Antonino Arcilla – University of the Philippines-Manila
  • Wei Chen – Nanjing University
  • Akanit Horatanakun – McGill University
  • Claudia Junghyun Kim – City University of Hong Kong
  • Sarah Lee – University of California, Berkley
  • Dongshu Liu – City University of Hong Kong
  • Yuchen Liu – Freie Universität
  • Aulia Nastiti – Northwestern University
  • Eun-A Park – University of California, Riverside
  • Saleena Saleem – University of Liverpool
  • Maggie Shum – University of Notre Dame
  • Mutmainna Syam – Humboldt University of Berlin
  • Nhu Quynh-Thuy Truong – Stanford University
  • Charmaine Willis – University at Albany, SUNY
  • Eunji Won – Northern Illinois University
  • Kai Yang – The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Sokphea Young – University College London