Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship

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.
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For those interested in applying or wanting to learn more, please attend the orientation session on September 30th (details on the left).

 

INFORMATION and APPLICATION:

General Information

2014-2015 Application

Additional information can be found at the Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship Foundation website, link HERE.

Best of luck to all of the applicants!

 

“Constructing Chinese Cosmopolitanism: Southeast Asia, Overseas Chinese, and Xiamen, 1842-1937,” by Dr. James Cook

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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.

Click HERE for a downloadable copy of the flyer.

 

Professor Huey Examines Ryukyuan Uses of Japanese Arts

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.
Former SHAPS Dean Ricardo Trimillos, COS Director Joyce Chinen, EALL Chair Ming Bao Yue, CJS Associate Director Gay Satsuma, Ethnomusicology PhD student Yuan-Yu Kuan, EALL Professor Bob Huey, EALL Professor Ken Ito
Professor Emeritus and former Chair of Asian Studies Ricardo Trimillos, COS Director Joyce Chinen, EALL Chair Ming Bao Yue, CJS Associate Director Gay Satsuma, Ethnomusicology PhD student Yuan-Yu Kuan, EALL Professor Bob Huey, EALL Professor Ken Ito

UH Students Attend Geography Conference in Japan

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.”

L to R, Ben Schrager (Geography MA), Nika Nashiro (Political Science MA), and David Nguyen (Planning Ph.D.)
L to R, Ben Schrager (Geography MA), Nika Nashiro (Political Science MA), and David Nguyen (Planning Ph.D.)

Ben Schrager, 2013 Award Recipient for Study in Japan

Ben Schrager (Geography MA) attended the National Science Foundation East Asia & Pacific Summer Institute (EAPSI) in Japan in Summer 2013. Ben’s research concerns Japan’s policies regulating GM foods.

Ben will study at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language in Yokohama in 2013-14, with support from a Title VI FLAS fellowship.

Here Ben is visiting a field of detasseled corn, owned by the Monsanto corporation, in Ibaraki, Japan.
Here Ben is visiting a field of detasseled corn, owned by the Monsanto corporation, in Ibaraki, Japan.