ASN Profile: Guo Shuting’s YU American Studies Experience

August 20, 2018

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Guo Shuting is a 2018 graduate of Yunnan University’s graduate program in American studies and international relations. She is originally from Chengdu, China.

Guo first heard about American studies seven years ago, when she was an undergraduate at Jincheng College in China’s Chengdu Province. At the time, Guo had been interested in foreign affairs for many years. She wanted to pursue the study of the United States specifically because, in her words, “America is a major power with international influence.”

Fittingly, Guo’s primary area of study is American politics and foreign affairs. She is an avid follower of American news sources, and she is interested in studying the politics of diplomacy and cultural exchange.

In the future, Guo would like to use her knowledge of American studies to work in the Chinese Embassy in Washington, D.C. She wants to help create a new model for the US-China relationship that is based on “mutual respect, mutual benefit, and win-win cooperation between China and America.”

Guo explained that Yunnan University currently does not have a formal American studies program. Instead, its department of international relations has several classes for students interested in America, including courses entitled American Society and Culture, American Survey, American Law and Society, and Chinese American Literature. Yunnan University is also a participant of the “Sino-American 1+2+1 Dual Degree Program,” which gives undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to spend two years at an American university. Participants in the 1+2+1 program earn a dual degree from their Chinese home institution and their US host institution.

At the past ASN conference, Guo had the opportunity submit a paper on US-China relations. She thought the conference was “wonderful” because she was exposed to many different topics in American studies. She is currently planning to attend the next ASN Conference in November at East China Normal University in Shanghai.

American Studies lies at the core of USCET’s organizational mission. This profile is part of a series to highlight various students across China who are majoring in American Studies and who plan to use it in their careers. 

 

 

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Guo Shuting是云南大学美国研究和国际关系硕士,2018年毕业。她来自中国成都。

Guo第一次听说美国研究是七年前,当她还在成都锦城学院读本科的时候。那个时候,Guo就已经对外交事务感兴趣很多年了。她之所以希望能够学习美国研究,是因为“美国始终是一个具有国际影响力的大国”。

现如今,Guo的主要研究领域是美国政治和外交事务。她是美国新闻资源的忠实追随者,对外交和文化交流的政治研究也很感兴趣。

今后,Guo希望可以利用她在美国研究领域学到的知识,到中国驻美国大使馆工作,为中美关系创造一种“相互尊重、互利共赢”的新模式。

Guo解释说,云南大学目前还没有正式的美国留学项目。然而,该校国际关系部为对美国感兴趣的学生开设了几门课程,包括《美国社会与文化》(American Society and Culture)、《美国调查》(American Survey)、《美国法律与社会》(American Law and Society)和《华裔美国文学》(Chinese American Literature)等课程。云南大学也是“中美1+2+1双学位项目”的参与者,该项目为本科生和研究生提供了在美国大学学习两年的机会。1+2+1项目的学员会在其中国本土院校和美国本土院校获得双学位。

在过去的美国研究联络会会议上,Guo有机会提交了一份关于中美关系的论文。她认为这次会议“棒极了”,因为她接触到了美国研究许多不同的主题。她目前计划参加11月在上海华东师范大学举行的第15届美国研究联络会会议。

 

美国研究是中美教育基金的核心使命之一。本篇特稿是USCET对主修美国研究并有意于之后在领域内发展的中国学生的系列采访之一