AAS Member Spotlight: Fu-Yi Schuler

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Dr. Fu-Yi Schuler, Concordia University Irvine, Assistant Program Director, Director of Recruitment & Advisement, Master of Arts in International Studies
 
Education, China


How long have you been a member of AAS?

10 years.

Why did you join AAS and why would you recommend AAS to your colleagues?
 
AAS keeps me engaged academically with the dynamic social research not just on and in China but in the larger Asian communities. AAS itself is an excellent community for professional development and academic growth.

How did you first become involved in Asian Studies?

Through my professors' inspiration and encouragement while I was a doctoral student.
 
What do you enjoy most or what have been your most rewarding experiences involving your work in Asian Studies?

Be able to apply some research findings to my work with students, helping them be more successful in their pursuits.
 
Tell us about your current or past research.

My research interests are diverse and they go beyond China: cross-cultural experience, impact of globalization on marginal societies, educational issues and various changes in Chinese society. Personally, I am passionate about migrant children's education in China. My dissertation was on a migrant school in Chengdu, Sichuan province. Right now, I'm heavily involved with guiding and advising our master's students to conduct empirical social research on different educational, social and business issues in China using qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods approaches.

What advice or recommendation do you have for students interested in a career in Asian Studies?

Become a AAS member, interact, engage and network with scholars of the fields to produce quality research so as to bring awareness or guide possible changes in the target society.
 
Outside of Asian Studies, tell us some interesting facts about yourself.

I love outdoors. I'm particularly a passionate hiker who'd like to hike soon the entire length of the 211-mile long John Muir Trail. 

Schuler, Fu-Yi

"...interact, engage and network with scholars of the fields to produce quality research so as to bring awareness or guide possible changes in the target society."

— Yi Schuler