Center for Chinese Studies Announces Chung Fong & Grace Ning Fund Awards

University of Hawaiʻi
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Posted: Mar 1, 2004

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is proud to announce the latest awards presented to graduate students and faculty members of the university from 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 or research travel; purchase of books, materials, or supplies; and hiring student assistance. The latest award winners include:

Ned Davis, History, to serve as a discussant on the panel, "New Insights from Old Tombs: How Archaeological Discoveries are Transforming Our Understanding of Early Chinese Intellectual Life," at the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) conference in March, in San Diego.Qitao Guo, History, to conduct research in Anhui and Berkeley in summer 2004 for an article entitled, "Engendering Chinese Mercantile Lineage Culture: Women and Family in Late Imperial Huizhou."Giovanni Vitiello, East Asian Languages & Literature (EALL), to conduct research on homoeroticism and masculinity in late imperial Qing fiction, at the East Asian Library of the University of California, Berkeley.Yoshihisa Amae, a graduate student in Political Science, to conduct ongoing field research for his dissertation on the role of the Taiwanese Presbyterian Church in political change from 1971 to 1991, in Taiwan.Chan Lee, a graduate student in Philosophy, to present "A Philosophical Interpretation of Taego Pou‘s Odes to Enlightenment" at the March AAS conference in San Diego.Jinzhao Li, a graduate student in American Studies & Sociology, to present "The Chinese Diaspora: Constructing Chineseness in Honolulu Chinatown, 19492003" at the European Association for American Studies in Prague, Czech Republic, from March 30 - April 6. Konrad Ng, a graduate student in Political Science, to present "Critical Grammars in Contemporary Chinese Cinema" at the Association for Asian American Studiesconference in Boston,from March 24 - 28.The Chung Fong and Grace Ning Fund is named for the parents of UH Mānoa Center for Chinese Studies Associate Director Cynthia Ning. Chung-fong, 90, and Grace, who passed away recently at the age of 86, were Hawaiʻi residents. They were originally from China, but lived in Pakistan for 17 years before arriving in the United States in 1967. Since all four of their children received scholarships for their educations in the United States, they set aside a portion of their nest egg to fund a modest endowment at UH to benefit the Chinese Studies Program.