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UH Manoa School of Hawaiian, Asian and Pacific Studies scholarship recipients recognized

University of Hawaiʻi
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Posted: Feb 16, 2007

HONOLULU — The Asian Studies Program in the School of Hawaiian, Asian and Pacific Studies at UH Mānoa announces the latest recipients of its three scholarship programs: The James Shigeta Scholarship, the Japan Travel Bureau Scholarship and the Starr Foundation Graduate Fellowship. These scholarships are annually awarded to graduate and undergraduate students with on-campus study and study abroad in Asia. The James Shigeta Scholarship and the Japan Travel Bureau Scholarship are named for the Japanese-American actor and the international tour company, who respectively gave gifts to promote studies of Asia at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa back in the 1970s and the 1980s.

James Shigeta Scholarship
Jennifer Chau, BA student, Asian Studies — Support to study third-level Mandarin in a 10-week summer program in Hainan, China, organized by the UH Study Abroad Center.

Japan Travel Bureau Scholarship
Bryan Smith, BA student, Asian Studies — Support to complete the undergraduate program focusing both on Southeast Asia and Japan.

Lindsey Wong, BA student, Asian Studies — Support to complete the undergraduate program with an emphasis on Japan.

Starr Foundation Graduate Fellowship
Michael Gardner, MA student, Asian Studies — Travel support to take intensive Indonesian language courses in Indonesia this summer.

Seth Hays, MA student in Asian Studies - Support to study both Asian Studies and Economics courses to prepare for his thesis on U.S.-China relations.Peter Hsu, MA student in Asian Studies - Travel support for intensive Mandarin courses in the Hainan program in China and for his work with an NGO after the summer.Anthony Medrano, MA student in Asian Studies - Travel support to conduct research in Thailand in summer 2007 in preparation for his thesis on education in Muslim minority regions of Thailand and the Philippines.Jee-yeon Song, MA student, Asian Studies -Support to study positive and negative correlations between Confucianism and the position held by East Asian and Korean women.Akiko Tsukada, MA student, Asian Studies - Travel support to visit Japan and do research on early Japan's state formation in light of its relations with China and Korea