Evening Lecture Series

2017 - 2018 Biographies

Doreen Liou, EdD, RDN, is currently associate professor at Montclair State University in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in nutrition education and social marketing of health behaviors. Her research interests include applications of social psychological theories of health behavior in Chinese Americans and nutrition education of minority populations.  She holds a doctorate degree in nutrition education from Teachers College/Columbia University.

Kyunghee Pyun is an Assistant Professor in the History of Art Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York. Her scholarship focuses on history of collecting, reception of Asian art, diaspora of Asian artists, and Asian American visual culture. Her research is published in the following papers: Asian Art in the Eyes of American Collectors: Antimodernism and Exotic Desire“A Journey through the Silk Road in a Cosmopolitan Classroom”; and “Collectors of Asian Crafts in North America: Passion for Porcelain.”

Her forthcoming book, Fashion, Identity, Power in Modern Asia focuses on modernized dress in the early 20th-century Asia and will be published by the Palgrave Macmillan in 2018. As a liaison for Fashion Institute of Technology, she also worked with the National Museum of American Indian for a symposium, Native/ American Fashion: Inspiration, Appropriation, and Cultural Identity in conjunction with Native Fashion Now held at the National Museum of American Indian, Smithsonian Institutes and at two other museums in the US in 2016-2017.

She co-organized an international conference entitled Documenting Korean Costume: Primary Sources and New Interpretations funded by the Academy of Korean Studies and hosted at the Charles B. Wang Center, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, Long Island on 24-25 March 2017 (Organizers: Jinyoung Jin and Kyunghee Pyun). This is developed into a book project and being reviewed by several publishers.

She was a Leon Levy fellow in the Center for the History of Collecting at the Frick Collection and works on a book project entitled Discerning Languages for Exotic: Collecting Asian Art. She serves as a member in the Diversity Council at Fashion Institute of Technology and created an interactive website to teach diverse techniques of Asian art called the Bamboo Canvas funded by the State University of New York, Innovative Instructional Technology Grant in 2016-2017 (tier 1 for up to $10,000) and 2017-2018 (tier 3 for up to $60,000).

She received her B.A. in archaeology and art history from Seoul National University and M.A. & Ph.D. in history of art from New York University.

Geoffrey Redmond is a medical doctor and China scholar with many publications to his credit. Educated at Cornell, the University of Virginia, and Columbia, he has spent more than twenty years studying the I Ching and lecturing on it throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

Charles A. Riley II, PhD is the director of the Nassau County Museum of Art and a professor at Clarkson University. He is the author of the recently published book Free as Gods: How the Jazz Age Re-invented Modernism (University Press of New England) as well as 31 other books and numerous articles for such magazines as Art & Auction, Art & Antiques and Fortune. He has curated exhibitions in Taiwan (at the Chimei Museum), Berlin, Amsterdam and New York, and is a regular art critic reviewing for the web site, hamptonsarthub.com.

Navin Kumar Singh is an Assistant Professor of Education and Academic Literacy at Bronx Community/CUNY, and also serves as a reviewer of multiple international journals. Dr. Singh has published and presented around the world on a broad range of topics including English language education, literacy/reading, bilingual and multicultural education, multi-ethnic diversity, social justice and equity, globalization, higher education, human rights, child rights, indigenous people and communities, and other contemporary educational issues.

Dr. Singh is professionally affiliated with TESOL International Association, the American Education Research Association, and Golden Key International Honor Society. The recipient of several awards and scholarships, Dr. Singh most recently received the Golden Key International Honor Society's Graduate Scholar Award for the US in 2011.

Ming Xia is a Professor of Political Science at the College of Staten Island/CUNY, and a doctoral facul­ty member at the CUNY Graduate Center. Dr. Xia previously taught at Fudan University (1988-1991) and served as a residential research fellow at the Sigur Center for Asian Studies at George Washington University (2003), and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (2004). At the National University of Singapore, he worked as a visiting research fellow (2004) and a senior visiting research fel­low (2011) at the East Asian Institute, and a visiting senior research fellow (2012) at the Asian Research Institute.

Dr. Xia’s research interests include political governance and transition in China, organized crime, inter­national political economy, globalization, Asian women in politics, and a comparison of China and India.



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