Congratulations to EASC’s Association for Japan-U.S. Community Exchange (ACE) – Nikaido Fellowship and Tsai Family Research Fund for Taiwan Studies award recipients for 2014-15!
10 graduate students were awarded the ACE-Nikaido fellowship to advance understanding of Japan and US-Japan relations through research, language training, or area studies.
20 faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students received the Tsai Award to research and study Taiwan.
ACE-NIKAIDO FELLOWS 2014-2015
- Yasuhito Abe, Communications Ph.D. student
Project: Research how citizens are generating scientific data about nuclear radiation with Geiger counters and the role of digital media in generating information about nuclear radiation.
- Jillian Barndt, History Ph.D. student
Project: Participate in USC Kambun workshop and reading seminar at Meiji Gakuin University to further language abilities for research on role of women in Nara and Heian-period Japan.
- Yukari Easton, Public Diplomacy M.A. student
Project: Research Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s foreign policy.
- Sachiko Kawai, History Ph.D. student
Project: Dissertation writing on Japanese royal women’s estate management and land-based power during the early medieval period.
- Amanda Kennell, East Asian Languages & Cultures Ph.D student
Project: Research history of Alice in Wonderland and ballet in Japan and work closely with Japanese academics and members of relevant cultural industries.
- Lisa Lee, Literature and Creative Writing Ph.D. student
Project: Research and record oral histories of Japanese citizens and visit sites and archives to provide fiction novel with valuable world-building materials.
- Nicolette Lee, East Asian Languages & Cultures Ph.D. student
Project: Participate in two-week intensive workshop on Edo-period written Japanese at Cambridge University.
- Tokunaga Yu, History Ph.D. student
Project: Research and present a paper on the interethnic problems concerning Japanese immigrants and ethnic Mexicans in the United States at an academic conference to be held in Japan.
- Chad Walker, East Asian Languages & Cultures Ph.D. student
Project: Research and collect data on pragmatic uses of evidential particles in natural-occurring discourse from native Japanese speakers for dissertation on comparison of evidentials use in Japanese and Korean.
- Emily Warren, East Asian Languages & Cultures M.A. student
Project: Research nature of disease and treatment during the Japan’s Heian period for thesis.
TSAI AWARDEES 2014-2015
- John Chang, EALC Chinese Language Program Director, Master Lecturer
- Eric Heikkila, Professor of Public Policy
- Audrey Li, Professor of East Asian Languages & Cultures
- Tracy Tambascia, Associate Professor of Education
- Abraham Joshua West, Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences
- Shinyi Wu, Assistant Professor of Engineering; Iris Chi, Professor of Social Work; and Hsin-yi Hsiao, Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Work
- Mike Chin, Global Medicine M.S. student
- Huilin Fang, Linguistics Ph.D. student
- Yunwen Gao, East Asian Languages & Cultures Ph.D. student
- Cho-Han Lee, Pharmaceutical Economics & Policy Ph.D. student
- Mylinh Ngo, Public Policy Ph.D. student
- Jihyun Shin, Political Science and International Relations Ph.D. student
- Cheng Kun Wen, Preventative Medicine Ph.D. student
- Cindy Barrios, East Asian Area Studies major
- Oscar Chen, Human Biology major
- Brianna Dawson, East Asian Languages & Cultures and Spanish major
- Ethan Levin, International Relations and East Asian Languages & Culture major
- Jazmyn Tanski, Cinematic Arts Critical Studies major
- Rebecca Tom, Health Promotion & Disease Prevention major
- Patrick Vossler, International Relations (Global Business) major