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The Chin Hua Hsieh and Yun Mei Lee Hsieh Undergraduate and Graduate Research Awards

Thanks to the generosity of Frances Shih Fen Hsieh, an Ohio resident since 1979 and Columbus resident since 1992, the Asian American Studies Program at OSU will be offering two academic awards of $300 each. The scholarships are named in honor of Frances Shih Fen Hsieh's parents, Chin Hua Hsieh and Yun Mei Lee Hsieh.

The undergraduate award will be given to an OSU undergraduate student for the best research paper or project produced on any topic in Asian American Studies. The submission should demonstrate a strong understanding of major issues in the field, provide a critical interpretation of its object(s) of analysis, and synthesize available scholarship as a means of articulating an innovative argument.

The graduate award will be given to an OSU M.A. or Ph.D. student for the best research paper or project produced on any topic in Asian American Studies. The submission should present new research in the field, frame its contribution within important scholarly debates, and work toward establishing the emerging scholar's critical voice.

Projects that take an alternative form to the academic essay—such as digital media narratives or other critical-creative modes of expression—will be considered.

Deadline: Friday, May 27, 2011
Submission: Submit the completed application form and an electronic version of your project to Professor Ponce at ponce.8@osu.edu. Download the application form here (Word). If you are turning in a physical object, please email Joe Ponce in advance to arrange for submission.
Awards will be announced at the end of spring quarter 2011.

Inquiries: Contact ponce.8@osu.edu. Download the announcement here (Word).

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And the winners are . . .

Graduate awards (tie for 1st prize)


Kimberly McKee (Ph.D. student, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies), "Constructing a Sense of Self: The Autobiographical Practices of Adoptees" and Tiffany Salter (M.A. student, English), "'they say…': The Gender/Politics of Tsismis in Jessica Hagedorn's Dogeaters"

Undergraduate awards


Yuri Doolan (History, Korean Studies majors; Asian American Studies, English minors), "The Korean Brides of U.S. Soldiers, A History of Names and Gender in Post-War South Korea" and with (Honorable Mention for his digital narrative) Ronald Holgado (Biology major, Asian American Studies minor), "Asian American Male Masculinity in Contemporary Cinema"

Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to everyone who submitted work for consideration!

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