Our correspondents are diverse in background and interests. From working with the Pentagon for Air Force International Affairs to teaching at a migrant school in Beijing’s Daxing District, attending the Japan-America Student Conference to studying at the Shiv Nadar University in Uttar Pradesh, India, they bring to the table a melange of relevant experiences with East Asia and international relations.
Since our founding in 2007, our publication has grown immensely. Starting Fall 2013, our editorial board decided to go beyond our biannual print journal and dedicate our website to more “digestible” pieces. Later that school year, we decided to invigorate efforts in reaching beyond the Duke bubble -- from both the receiving and producing end. To that end we are cultivating content-sharing partnerships with other like-minded student publications like University of Toronto’s Foreign Observer, Yale University’s China Hands and University of California San Diego’s China Focus. At the same time, we are continuously looking for writers from outside of the Research Triangle Park, and especially from the countries that make up East Asia.
As a student publication, we seek to provide our unique perspectives on topics that we find significant. We are not, and do not seek to be, a news organization, but we aim to engage with newsworthy issues with a fresh and nuanced lens. We hope that you enjoy our articles, and that you continue to engage with us as we expand and diversify into the next year and beyond.
The DEAN Editorial Team