Melissa M. Chan

Melissa Chan is currently a graduate student in the department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a degree in English in 2009. Her current research interests are diasporic Chinese populations, film, and translation.

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Hopes Fade Over Sino-Japan Summit

Amid claims that China is attempting to keep the peace at sea, a former defense ministry official has dampened speculation about a war between China and Japan over the Diaoyu Islands. From Xinhua: Tension behind China and Japan...

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China Keeps Peace at Sea

As China and Japan move to ease tensions over the Diaoyu Islands, Allen Carlson at Foreign Affairs says China cannot afford a military conflict with any of its Asian neighbors: It is not that China believes it would lose such a...

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Spill Underlines Environmental Concerns

CDT previously reported on the aniline spill in Changzhi that affected the water supply of a handful of cities. The New York Times reports this spill has drawn attention to the growing water problem in northern China: “Problems...

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Comparing Asia’s Giants on Rape

Didi Kirsten Tatlow at The New York Times has compared China and India in terms of rape. China and India are often compared as they are both ‘Asia’s giants,’ with over a billion people each, and are...

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