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Student Grant Winners

Spring 2012

Dongping Jing'15 (International Relations), "Study of Orphaned Children Protection System China -- Sample in Tianjin City Orphanage." Tianjin, China.

Krista Robbins'14 (Psychology and Anthropology of Religion), "Understanding Mizuko Kuyo Cross Culturally." Kyoto, Japan.

Natalie Ross'14 (Art History, Modern Languages), "Art with Seoul: A Study in the Korean Art Market." Seoul, Korea.

Leigh Wasson'12 (Economics and Management), "TEDxUbud." Bali, Indonesia.

Fall 2011/Winter 2011

Ted Liu'13 (Anthropology and Economics & Management), "Commodifying, Purchasing, and Maximizing Chineseness: Consumers' Food Shopping Behaviors at Chinese Grocery Stores in San Francisco." San Francisco, California, USA.

Sofia Noorani'12 (Economics & Management), "Educational Campaign: School Tour." Thailand

Summer 2011

Tamir Abdel-Wahab’13 (International Relations), “Studying Ethnic Minorities in Yunnan, China.”

Grace Chamberlain’12 (Art History, Anthropology), “Public Art with Youth of Dharavi: Internship with URBZ,” Mumbai, India

Amani Edwards’13 (Modern Languages), “Language Policy and its Affect On Aboriginal Taiwanese Culture and Heritage,” Taipei, Taiwan

Dingxi Fang’14 (Environmental Biology), “Human Rights Watch: Dongzhen Center for Human Rights Education and Action,” Beijing, China

Joseph Klein’13 (Anthropology), “Enrolling at the South East Asian Studies Summer Institute,” Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Susan Smela’12 (International Relations, Japanese), “Manga Outside the Frame: the Experiential Study of a Japanese Phenomenon,” Akita City & Tokyo, Japan

Kun Zhang’13 (International Relations, Mathematics), “Internship with Dongjen Center for Education and Action,” Beijing, China and “Studying Ethnic Minorities in Yunnan China,” Kunming, China

Spring 2010

Midori Bowen’11 (Anthropology) - “A Common History: Japanese-Brazilian Return Migrants Through a Fourth-Generation Japanese-American Perspective” (Japan). An anthropological study of a community of mixed ethnicity in limbo in urban Tokyo. 

Mark Freker’12 (Health & Society) - “NGO Database Project: Dongjen Center for Human Rights Education and Action” (USA, China).  Building on a connection with Li Dan, a visiting scholar at Beloit, Mark will assist in building the infrastructure necessary for supporting the rights of people living with HIV and AIDS in China.

Lauren Jones’11 (East Asian Languages & Cultures) - “Human Rights and NGO Education Library Project: Dongjen Center for Human Rights Education and Action” (USA, China). Building on a connection with Li Dan, a visiting scholar at Beloit, Lauren will assist in building the infrastructure necessary for supporting the rights of people living with HIV and AIDS in China.

Teng Liu’13 - “How do Chinese Immigrants View Chinatown as an Ethnic Neighborhood?  A Month in Chinatown, NYC” (USA).  An ethnographic study of current trends in migration and a sense of place among Chinese immigrants.

Fall 2009

Eli Blee-Goldman'10 (Economics & Management, Modern Languages) - “Modified Two Player Zero-Sum Games with Players of Differing Levels of Strategic Skill” - Application of economic theory on strategic thinking to the Japanese game, Go, in Osaka, Japan. 

Sarah Chapman '10 (Education and Youth Studies) - “Down the Ladder of Exam Hell.”  A study of the effects of Japanese high school and university entrance exams on middle schools in Japan.

Maria "Tami"Ramirez '10 (Japanese) - “The Language of Food in Japan.” A documentary film on Japanese perceptions and concepts of food and nutrition as read through the Japanese language.

Spring 2009

Sylvia Feng’10 (Economics & Management) - “Economic Reform in 1990’s India” – Field research in India on Foreign Direct Investment and labor policy.

Kira Harvey’09 (Anthropology) - Buddhist response to globalization” – Research in Thailand on a Buddhist monastery within the context of a changing global system.

Caitlin Karvonen’12 (East Asian Languages & Cultures) - Convenience stores in Taiwan.” A study of the emerging culture and commerce of convenience stores in Asia.

Rattan Phon’10 (International Relations) - “Internship in Cambodia with Women Against Violence Everywhere.”  Shadowing three organizations that support the rights of women and landless farmers.

Tessa Wood’12 - Convenience stores in Taiwan.” A study of the emerging culture and commerce of convenience stores in Asia.