The Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2014-2015 academic year. The prestigious Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship is awarded to one American graduate student studying at UH and provides them with a very generous $30,000 scholarship payment plus a $15,000 allowance for study in Japan. The scholarship is renewable for a second year. The application deadline is Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.
For those interested in applying or wanting to learn more, please attend the orientation session on September 30th (details on the left).
Please join us Monday October 14 at 4:30pm in the Center for Korean Studies Auditorium for this year’s SPAS Andrews Chair public lecture by Dr. James Cook, 2013-2014 Arthur Lynn Andrews Chair in Asian and Pacific Studies at UH Mānoa and Associate Director of the Asian Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Cook will speak about Chinese modernity and cosmopolitanism.
On Friday, September 6, Professor Robert Huey examined chanoyu in the Ryukyu court and three Ryukyuan waka anthologized by Giwan Choho in the 19th century. Rather than framing the practice of Ryukyuan waka in terms of today’s competing nationalisms, he sees it transcending the wa (Japan) in waka and furthering international diplomacy. The lecture was sponsored by the Center for Okinawan Studies, with help by EALL and CJS. Not a seat in the Tokioka room went unspoken for.
UHM Students attended the International Geographical Union meeting in Kyoto, August 4-9, 2013.
Ben Schrager (Geography MA) reported his MA research: “Seeds from Paradise: The Rise of Hawaii’s Seed Corn Industry.”
Nika Nashiro (Political Science MA) summarized her MA research about her home in Okinawa: “Deconstruction of Base Town.”
David Nguyen (Planning Ph.D.) surveyed his MA and Ph.D. research on island sustainability: “Re-imagining Okinawa Prefecture’s Frontier.”