Jess Hench


I am in my first year of the PhD program in Higher Education Administration through W&M’s School of Education. I am greatly excited about this opportunity to travel with my peers and learn more about a very different culture. I grew up in Connecticut and moved to Virginia when I began my undergraduate studies at […]

Jim Barber

James P. Barber, Ph.D.  |   Assistant Professor of Education, Higher Education Program

I am an assistant professor in the Higher Education Program at the W&M School of Education.  I have a great interest in Chinese education, and I look forward to teaching the EDUC 500 class and leading our trip to China this semester.  I came to William and Mary in 2010 from the University of Michigan, […]

Justin Schabinger


I am Justin Schabinger, a senior majoring in Computer Science with a minor in Psychology here at William and Mary.  I was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, and have had a lifelong interest in videogames, computers, science fiction, and all things nerdy. 

Matthew Argao


Matthew Argao is a senior at the College of William and Mary majoring in Physics and  minoring in Biochemistry. Though subjects seemingly unrelated to this course, he has always had a vested interest in the film culture of East Asia. From old martial art films to contemporary anime, film and its derivatives have played an […]

Aleeya Ensign

Aleeya Ensign is a sophomore at the College of William & Mary studying Psychology and Chinese Language and Literature.  As this course fulfills some of  the culture class requirements for a Chinese major, and as the topic of film is of particular interest to Aleeya, due to her many years of participating in theatrical productions, this course strongly appeals to her. […]

Bio-Morris Chen


Hsin-Mu Morris Chen was born in Taiwan but grew up in Virginia after her family moved to the US. She is currently a junior at William and Mary and double majoring in Women’s Studies and Psychology. Besides learning more about her Taiwanese and Chinese cultural roots, Morris is also highly interested, and participates, in social […]

Cierra Butler

Cierra Butler

Cierra Butler is a Junior at The College of William and Mary majoring in International Relations with a minor in Chinese Language and Literature. She is fascinated with the Chinese culture and is eager to learn more about it. She has plans of studying abroad in China and maybe even living there in her adult […]

Priscilla Lin


Priscilla Lin is a junior majoring in East Asian Studies and Environmental Policy at the College of William and Mary. She currently serves as President of Agape Christian Fellowship on campus. Growing up in metropolitan DC, Priscilla has developed a fondness for learning about a place’s rich history and culture. Her latest adventure was a self-guided […]

John Junghyun Lee


John Lee is a senior at the College of William and Mary majoring in International Relations. He was born in Seoul, Korea and raised in East Lansing, Michigan. As a Korean he has always been interested in not only Korean History and Politics but also the cultures of fellow neighboring nations. He has been to both […]

Luke Nicastro


Luke Nicastro is a junior majoring in History and East Asian Studies. He is from Fairfax, VA, and recently returned from studying Chinese abroad at Peking University. He is a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, and hopes to write an honors thesis on American involvement in the Chinese Civil War.