Union research team honored with fellowship award

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Meghan Ferry and students

ASIANetwork's Freeman Student-Faculty Fellows has selected a Union College proposal as one of seven recipients of its SFF 2019 Fellowship Award.

Megan Ferry, professor of Chinese and Asian Studies and chair of the Modern Languages and Literatures Department, along with Trevor Atkins ‘20, Jeremy Rausch ‘21 and Meghan Reilly ‘20, submitted the proposal, “Between State and Populace, Chasing the China Dream.”

The fellowship is designed to foster undergraduate engagement and research projects in Asia, and to provide the opportunity for U.S. college students to have a mentored, in-depth experience in Asia.

The team will investigate how well media messaging of the China dream is reaching the population and to what extent these messages have become “common sense.” In addition to analyzing campaign posters, billboards, television and social media messages to see how the media frames public discussion, students and faculty will engage with citizens across a broad spectrum of class and education differences to learn their reactions to the media messages and their individual aspirations.