​PHAM THI THUY DUONG

​Master of China Studies at Yenching Academy of Peking University

YENCHING ACADEMY OF PEKING UNIVERSITY

September 2019 - Now

I am currently enrolled as a Yenching Scholar in the program of Master of China Studies with concentration on Politics and International Relations. My research interest covers a myriad of Sino-centric topics including China's national image in foreign discourses and Xenophobia, international political communication, East Asian reconciliation, and South China Sea dispute.

RITSUMEIKAN ASIA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY

2014 - 2018

I hold a Bachelor degree of Social Sciences (International Relations and Peace Studies) awarded by Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan.

 

Awards

2019-2021

YENCHING ACADEMY FELLOWSHIP

2019

ASIAN FUTURE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM - BAIXIAN ASIA INSTITUTE

2014 - 2018

RITSUMEIKAN ASIA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY 100% TUITION REDUCTION SCHOLARSHIP

2014 - 2015

MONBUKAGAKUSHO HONOUR SCHOLARSHIP FOR PRIVATELY-FINANCED INTERNTATIONAL STUDENT

2018

HONORABLE CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION OF CONTRIBUTION ISSUED BY CONSULATE GENERAL OF VIETNAM IN FUKUOKA JAPAN

 

Research Experience

January 2020 - Now

RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP | SOUTH CHINA SEA BIG DATA INITIATIVE

Under the guidance of Professor Renard Sexton from Emory University and Professor Nico Ravanilla from UC San Diego, I am cooperating with a team of five other RAs, using big data to analyze how and why conflict is occurring and what solutions may be possible.

September 2019 - Now

BAIXIAN RESEARCH PROJECT | WORKING PAPER

Media, Character Assassination of National Image and Reconciliation in East Asia

December 2019 - Now

'YCA DEAN'S RESEARCH GRANT'S PROJECT | WORKING PAPER

Poverty alleviation for women in mountainous areas: Hoa Binh Province in Vietnam and Guizhou province in China

2017

RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP | RECONCILIATION IN EAST ASIA

I had the sheer honor to work closely with Professor Heo Emilia Seunghoon, a leading expert in the field of interstate reconciliation in a project about youth perspective towards reconciliation in East Asia.

 

PUBLICATION

I’ve put together a selection of my most recent and memorable work. I’m proud of each and every piece in my portfolio, and hope you will enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them. For any inquiries, please get in touch.

CHINA’S CLASS OF COVID-19

​July 07, 2020

Published on The Diplomat Magazine

Like their peers around the world, new graduates in China face a battered job market and intense uncertainty.

IN VIETNAM, AN ANCIENT TOWN STRUGGLES WITH A NEW COVID-19 OUTBREAK

July 31, 2020

Published on The Diplomat Magazine

Even before the outbreak in Da Nang, Hoi An’s people were devastated by the loss of tourists. Now the slight hope of economic recovery has been dashed.

 

Professional Experience

June 2020 - Present

TEACHING ASSISTANT

PKU Summer Course International 

Course: THE RISE OF CHINA AND CHANGE IN WORLD POLITICS "中国崛起与世界政治变局"专题研讨课

  • Assisting Professor Xu Xin of Cornell University in delivering lectures.

  • Delivering lecture for three hours every week during TA sessions.

  • Managing logistical support. 

Yenching Academy of Peking University 

Course: TBA

April 2020 - Present

ENGLISH STUDENT JOURNALIST

I write English stories and conduct interviews for Peking University's official website. I also manage social media accounts of the university.

June 2012 - May 2014

TEACHING ASSISTANT

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University | for the course of: Introduction to International Relations, Study Skills and Academic Writing, Multicultural Cooperative Workshop, International Peace Studies and Global Enhancement Competency Program (GCEP)

  • Assisting Professors in managing courses, providing students with necessary academic and interpersonal skills

  • Assisting students in communicating with Professors, answering inquiries, giving lectures, preparing documents and technical support In the course of GCEP, I assisted Japanese managers from big companies and corporations to practice leadership skills in a globalized context (brainstorming, presentation, project planning)

2016 - 2018

WRITING CENTER LEADER - TUTOR

  • Assisting students with English writing

  • Conducting one-to-one sessions preparing students for English Proficiency tests

  • Managing Writing Center activities in general

February 2018 - April 2014

PASCALIA VIETNAM AND OZVISION JAPAN

I worked as an Intern Marketing Strategist and Business Developer, cooperating with a team of Japanese and Vietnamese young experts to establish and localize an online cash-back website in Vietnam.

2015 - 2017

LOTUS GROUP VIETNAM

I interned at Lotus Group Vietnam as a website designer while also working within the Department of Internal Communication to design internal media products.

 

Leadership Experience

2016 & 2017

VIETNAMESE WEEK LEADER, CONSULTANT & WEBSITE DESIGNER

- Organizing 7 cultural exchange events: in charge of event-planning, logistics management, member recruitment, human resources management.
- Communicating with General Consulate of Vietnam in Fukuoka - Japan, local government, sponsors and university administration board

- Attracted more than 5000 people.

- Designing and coding the official website of the event.

2015 - 2017

COMMON VIET LEADER

- Leading and managing this culture exchange circle, organizing various culture exchange, art and events
- Fundraising for charity and development programs in Vietnam

2016

APU FLAG TEAM LEADER

- Leading and managing the orientation campaign for APU Freshmen
- Organizing welcoming events, entrance ceremony and guidance sessions for new students under the guidance of APU Student Office and Academic Office

 

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