2010-2011 Fellowship and Grant Recipients

The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies is pleased to announce the following award recipients for Summer 2010 and Academic Year 2010-2011.

An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowship

Weihong Bao, Assistant Professor of Chinese Film and Media Culture, Columbia University

Felix Albrecht Boecking, Lecturer in Modern Chinese Economic and Political History, University of Edinburgh

Ling Hon Lam, Assistant Professor in Chinese Literature, Vanderbilt University

Lihong Shi, Ph.D., Anthropology, Tulane University

Princeton-Harvard China-and-the-World Postdoctoral Fellowship
Named below is the 2010-11 fellow based at the Fairbank Center; other fellows are based in Princeton.

Andrew S. Erickson, Associate Professor, U.S. Naval War College

Desmond and Whitney Shum Fellowship

Weihua An,  Sociology, ”Peer Effects on Adolescent Cigarette Smoking and Social Network Based Interventions: Experimental Evidence from China”

John Paul Sniadecki, Anthropology, “Representing a Shifting Reality: the Independent Documentary Scene in China”

Yanfang Su, Global Health and Population, “The Incomparability of Self-Reported Health and the Challenges in Program Evaluations and Inequality Analysis”

Graduate Student Associates

Weihua An, Sociology, ”Peer Effects on Adolescent Cigarette Smoking and Social Network Based Interventions: Experimental Evidence from China”

Shu Chang, Anthropology, ”Body, Discourse, and Morality: Socialist Practice in Dazhai Village (1946-1978)”

Yinan Luo, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, “Institutions in Transition: The Chinese State-Building Experience from the Northern to the Southern Song Dynasties (1060-1200)”

Ying Qian, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, “Documentary Film in 20th Century China”

Hsin-chao Wu, Sociology, “Constructing Continuity: Revivals of Local Traditions in China 1976-2010”

Wei Yang, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, “In Between Household and Government: Shi's Alliance in Jiangnan Local Society (1480-1700)”

Suilin Yap, Business Administration, “Essays on Strategy in Emerging Markets”

Min Zhang, Anthropology, “How the Steel was Tempered: Everyday Life and Cultural Production in a Rural Chinese Middle School”

Taiwan Study Grant

Yun-Ru Chen, East Asian Legal Studies, dissertation research at the Taiwan Colonial Court Archive and National Taiwan University College of Law

Macabe Keliher, History and East Asian Languages, dissertation research at Academia Sinica and the Palace Museum

Graduate Summer Research Grants

David Brophy, Inner Asian and Altaic Studies, study of documents from the British Consulate in Kashgar, focusing on commercial and political interactions along the Sino-Russian border

Rebecca Doran, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, research on the tombs of Empress Wu and contemporary high-ranking women and the culture of consumption

William Hedberg, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, “The Translation and Adaptation of Chinese Vernacular Fiction in Tokugawa Japan”

Joshua Hill, History, “Elections and Chinese Political Culture, 1909-1953: Chapter 5, Elections under One-Party Rule”

Kuang-chi Hung, History of Science, research on the making of modern China through the lens of the history of botany and natural history

Sokyo Jo, Inner Asian and Altaic Studies, Tibetan Buddhism in Inner Mongolia

Jee Hye Kim, Government, research on how Japan's relations with the Kuomintang and the Democratic Progressive Party influence Taiwan's foreign policy

Iacob Koch-Weser, Regional Studies – East Asia, case studies of Chinese companies in Brazil

Konrad Lawson, History, “Treason and Reconstruction of Nation in East Asia 1937-1951”

Jie Li, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, research and acquisition of Maoist inquisitorial records and propaganda documentaries

Cuilan Liu, Sanskrit and Indian Studies, documentation of an annual Tibetan Buddhist chanting ritual established in 1360

Yinan Luo, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, fieldwork on the development of the local Hakka people's organizations for managing collective properties

Steffen Rimner, History, research on the transnational lobbying of Singapore's anti-opium societies throughout Southeast Asia and China in the context of emerging global drug control

John Wong, History, social, cultural and economic study of the early-19th-century Canton system, an early period of sustained global exchange

Alan Yeung, History of Art and Architecture, research on painter Bada Shanren (ca. 1626-1705)

Min Zhang, Anthropology, research on the everyday operation of a rural middle school in Northwest China and the production of youth subjectivity in state discourses and local practices

Graduate Summer Languages Grants
The following grants were funded by combined resources of the Harvard University Asia Center, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Korea Institute, and Reischauer Institute for Japanese Studies.

Ian Miller, History and East Asian Languages/East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Japanese language study

Julie Regan, Study of Religion, Sanskrit language study

Sverre Johnsen, Linguistics, Japanese language study

Sakura Christmas, History, Chinese language study

Tarryn Chun, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Japanese language study

Mircea Raianu, History, Urdu language study

Justin Fifield, Study of Religion

Hansun Hsiung, History and East Asian Languages/East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Chinese language study

Ilsoo Cho, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Chinese language study

Victor Seow, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Japanese language study

Meng Tat Chia, Regional Studies – East Asia, Japanese language study

Asha Kaufman, Harvard Divinity School, Tibetan language study

Erika Cheng, Regional Studies – East Asia, Chinese language study

Chen Liu, Regional Studies – East Asia, Japanese language study

Undergraduate Language Grants

Suneel Chakravorty, Mathematics ’11, Chinese language study

Celia Zhang, Statistics/Economics ’13, Chinese language study

For a complete listing of undergraduate language grant recipients funded by the Harvard University Asia Center, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Korea Institute, and Reischauer Institute for Japanese Studies, click here.