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Berry, Colleen Instructor


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research overview

  • Dr. Berry's research interests have included classical and modern Chinese literature and Chinese film. She has looked at gender constructs in areas such as comedy and the works of Lilian Lee (Li Bihua). She has also done translation work from Chinese to English and published on study abroad programs in China.


  • Chinese film and literature, gender, Asian cultures, translation, study abroad programs


courses taught

  • ASIA 2000 - Gateway to Modern Asia: Exploring Regional Connections
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Introduces main themes, intellectual approaches used in Asian Studies through a transdisciplinary perspective that focuses on interactions and links between geographic regions and national boundaries. Presents Asia as a concept, a powerful imaginary geography, and historically dynamic construct that has shaped / been shaped by global patterns of economic development, nation building, war and diplomacy, colonialism and aspirations for better lives.
  • ASIA 3300 - Sex and Gender in Asian Film and Literature
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Explores issues of sex and gender in traditional and contemporary Asian cultures by looking at how sex and gendered roles are configured and play out in Asian cultures. Employs film and literary sources which reflect, subvert and act as agents of change in the dominant cultures.
  • ASIA 4500 - Urban Asia: Tradition, Modernity, Challenges
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Explores change in urban Asia, the representation of Asian cities, and the challenges of urban life through a transdisciplinary and thematic approach using academic articles, documentaries, and literary materials. The class discusses the role of tradition, concepts of modernity, the impact of tourism, rural to urban migration, poverty, the effects of war, legacies of colonialism, and environmental challenges.
  • ASIA 4830 - Senior Seminar in Asian Studies
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Participates in a discussion seminar on topics in Asian Studies, conducts research and writes a final paper or creates a final project on an approved Asian topic, following guidelines established by the program director. Required for an Asian Studies major but open to non-Asian Study majors.
  • ASIA 4930 - Engage Asia: Internship in Asian Studies
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Matches students with supervised internships relevant to academic topics in Asian studies. Students work with CAS faculty and internship supervisors, i.e., intern with companies or non-profits doing Asia-related business or project. May be repeated up to 6 total credits. Recommended requisite: Asian language and culture courses.
  • FYSM 1000 - First Year Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Provide first year students with an immersive experience in an interdisciplinary topic that addresses current issues including social, technical and global topics. Taught by faculty from across campus, the course provides students with an opportunity to interact in small classes, have project based learning experiences and gain valuable communication skills. Seminar style classes focused on discussion and projects.


International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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