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UH Manoa Center for Chinese Studies announces Chung-Fong & Grace Ning Fund awards

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Cynthia Ning, (808) 956-2692
Center for Chinese Studies
Posted: Oct 24, 2005

HONOLULU - The University of Hawaiʻi at Manoā Center for Chinese Studies announces the latest awardees of the Chung-Fong & Grace Ning Fund for Chinese Studies. The fund benefits graduate students and faculty members with China-focused academic projects by providing support for conference and research travel; purchase of books, materials, or supplies; and hiring of student assistance.

Congratulations to the following award winners:

Shana Brown, history, to present "Why National History is Popular: China‘s Historical Publishing Industry and National Studies," at a conference on "History and Memory" at the Macau Ricci Institute, and to follow-up with research at the Feng Ping Shan Library at the University of Hong Kong, in early December.

Frederick Lau, music, to present "Celestial Music, Glamorous Angels: Girls Glitzing Up Traditional Chinese Music," at the annual meeting of the Society of Ethnomusicology in Atlanta, in November.

Xiaojun Wang, economics, to purchase version 6 upgrades for GAUSS statistical software.

Yingshan Wei, sociology, to attend the "Panel Study of Family Dynamics" conference, organized by the Academia Sinica in Taipei, to gather data for her dissertation in December.

Haiming Wen, philosophy, to present a paper, "What is Chinese Philosophical Creativity," at the Eastern Division Group Meeting of the American Philosophical Association in New York City, in December.

The Chung-Fong and Grace Ning Fund is named for the parents of UH Mānoa Center for Chinese Studies Associate Director Cynthia Ning. The long-time Hawai‛i residents were originally from China, but lived in Pakistan for 17 years before coming to the United States. All four of their children were awarded scholarships during their educational careers in the United States. As a token of their appreciation, Chung-Fong and Grace set aside a portion of their savings for an endowment at UH to benefit the Chinese Studies Program.