Colorado Journal of Asian Studies

The Center for Asian Studies is pleased to publish five senior theses from the 2013-2014 academic year. Each senior graduating with a degree in Asian Studies is required to complete a research project under the guidance of a faculty advisor on any topic related to Asia. Each year, students produce excellent work on a wide variety of topics, and this year was certainly no exception. Stanley Barnes' essay opens this opens this volume with an investigation of the steps China should take to raise rural incomes in his thesis, "Improving Incomes in Rural China: Investment in Infrastructure and Education." In "Fresh-Faced Boys and the Cute Boy Next Door: Evolution and Splintering of Masculinity in Japan through Men's Fashion Magazines Men's No-No and Fine Boys," Sharon Chang looks at the construction of masculinity in contemporary Japan. The theses by Joshua Griswold and Dennis Morin fit nicely with the Center for Asian Studies' annual theme, "Catastrophic Asia." Griswold's "A Fight for the Right: An Analysis of the Diaoyu/Senkaku Island Dispute and the Possibility of Military Escalation" focuses on an ongoing military flashpoint in East Asia, and Morin's "Growing Apart: The Redevelopment and Rehabilitation of Beirut" on the aftermath of a brutal military conflict in West Asia. Kelsey Reed's essay concludes the volume with her analysis of labor law in China, entitled, "A Close Examination of Chinese Labor Laws and the Issues of Implementation."

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Past volumes of the Colorado Journal of Asian Studies:

Colorado Journal of Asian Studies, Volume 2, Issue 1 (Spring 2013)   Black and White Version

Colorado Journal of Asian Studies, Volume 1, Issue 1 (Spring 2012)