SPAS Grad Conf Seidensticker Award Recipients Named

The 26th annual SPAS Graduate Student Conference, held March 18-20, 2015 in the Center for Korean Studies, attracted promising young scholars from across Asia and the United States.  Among those researching Japan, two of UH’s own stood out for recognition.

2015 Seidensticker Prize for Best Papers on Japan

Kimura First Place Tomoki Kimura
EALL, UHM
“Historicizing the Hinmin: Social Discourse and Fiction in Turn-of-the-Century Japan”
Yoo Second Place Jennifer Yoo
Theatre & Dance, UHM
“Thy Name is Woman: Performing the Feminine Ghost in Japanese Theatre and Cinema”

The Seidensticker Prize is awarded annually for the best paper on Japan. It began in Spring 2000 to honor Professor Edward Seidensticker, scholar and translator of Japanese literature, who spent his retirement from Columbia in the UH Mānoa Japanese Studies community. Congratulations to this year’s winners!