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Alice Giusto 爱丽丝, PhD Student/Teaching Assistant, Peking University School of Journalism and Communication
How long have you been a member of AAS?
Why did you join AAS and why would you recommend AAS to your colleagues?
Because being member lets you to get in touch with other people around the world interested in the same macro area (Asia) and possible same research interests (we are so few... let's get to know each other!)
How did you first become involved in Asian Studies?
I know about it since when I was a student at Venice University, Italy. My professors mentioned the association and suggested that I become member, in case I wanted to go on with my academic career.
What do you enjoy most or what have been your most rewarding experiences involving your work in Asian Studies?
Well, just today I received notification my first co-authored article has been published on an international journal. This feeling makes me proud of my hard work on the books and I hope I will feel like that in the future too, publishing many other articles.
Tell us about your current or past research.
I am enrolled as a PhD student at Beijing university, School of Journalism and Communication (2nd year). I am interested in the macro area of food safety, both in China and Europe, from a public communication perspective. I am now exploring the governmental regulations of these two geographic areas and checking how they evolved (how China was/was not influenced by European EFSA) and how Chinese media report on food safety scandals.
What advice or recommendation do you have for students interested in a career in Asian Studies?
Do not be too categoric: try to find an area of interest that matches your deep interests and your need to find a job after your BA/MA/PhD.
Outside of Asian Studies, tell us some interesting facts about yourself.
I am a certified health coach and I like to create new vegetarian and vegan recipes for me and my friends (who think I only eat grass!)