Olivier Teernstra

Area:
Contemporary China
Email:
ost@umail.ucsb.edu

I am interested in the “moral crisis” in contemporary China, from a philosophical-psychoanalytic perspective.

Academic History

MA, Asian Studies, first class honors, University of Auckland, 2013. Thesis: “Chinese National Identity and the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands Dispute”

BA (Hons.), Asian Studies, first class honors, University of Auckland, 2011. Dissertation: “Ideology and the Education System of Meiji Japan: An Exploration of Kikuchi Dairoku’s 1907 Lectures at the University of London”

BA, Chinese, Japanese, Korean (minor), University of Auckland, 2009.

LLB, University of Auckland, 2006.

BSc, Computer Science, University of Auckland, 2006.

Teaching Experience

UCSB:

  • 2016: TA, EACS 4A “East Asian Traditions: Premodern”; EACS 4B “– Modern”
  • 2015: TA, KOREAN 60 “Korean TV Drama”

University of Auckland:

  • 2013: TA, JAPANESE 150 “Exploring Japan,” ASIAN 140 “New Zealand and Asia”
  • 2012: TA, CHINESE 130 “Rethinking China,” ASIAN 140 “New Zealand and Asia”
  • 2010: TA, CHINESE 130 “Rethinking China”

Conference Papers

2013: “Chinese National Identity and the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands Dispute.” School of Asian Studies Tenth Annual Graduate Conference, University of Auckland.

2012: “Performing Nationhood: Chinese National Identity and the 2012 Diaoyu Islands Protests.” School of Asian Studies Ninth Annual Graduate Conference, University of Auckland.

2010: “The 1890 Japanese Imperial Rescript on Education: Origins, Impact and Legacy.” School of Asian Studies Seventh Annual Graduate Conference, University of Auckland.