Asian Languages and Civilizations

The Doshisha Asian Studies Prize

The Doshisha Asian Studies prize from the income of a gift from Amherst House, Doshisha University, is awarded for the best undergraduate honors thesis pertaining to Asia. Recommendations are made by the Asian Languages and Civilizations Faculty for work that exemplifies an understanding of Asian culture in a liberal arts context.

Past Winners

2012-13
Bobbi Mason - Remembering, Rebuilding, Redefining Hiroshima: The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
Alice Wang - Ai Weiwei: The Politics of Art in Postmodernity

2011-12
Sarah Schear - Valuing Daughters: Contestations of Kinship and Activism Surrounding Sex-Selective Abortion in India

2010-2011
Roman Gautman -  Indian Opinions on Tibet: The Indian Press, Foreign Policy, and the Emergence of Popular Sympathy for Tibet, 1947-2962
Alicia Ciccone - The Class of 1978:  New Waves in Music and the Chinese Diaspora

2009-2010
Charles C. Hall - Tales of the Brave Fish: Whaling, Nation, and Nature in Contemporary Japan

2007-2008
Ross Wolfarth -
Not Charity for the Poor but Life to the Dead:  Protestant Missionaries and the Great North China Famine of 1876-1879

2006-2007
Lola Milholland -
Bitter Medicine, Luscious Delicacy: A Cultural History of Beef in Modern Japan

2005-2006
John Kim -
And Then Went Down the Navel...the Opacitization of Language in Chinese and English Poetry and Literature
Douglas Schrashun -
The Sage of the Sakyas Meets the God of Manga: Tezuka Osmu's Interpretation of the Buddha Biography

2004-2005
Joshua Skiles -
Buildings in Dialogue with Tradition: Hara Hiroshi's Kyoto Station Building and the Works of Takamatsu Shin
Erin Tanaka -
Someone Else's Problem: Purity, Impurity, and the Social Construction of AIDS in Japan

2003-2004
Olga A. Zlotnik -
Japanese "Parasite Single" Women in the Mecca of Haute Couture
Geoffrey Brounell - The Japanese Prime Minister

2002-2003
Megan Lau

2001-2002
Margaret Smart
- A Conscious Balance: Japanese Women Creating Roles in Transition

2000-2001
Reginald Jackson
- A Robe by Any Other Name: An Investigation of Robe Katami in Japanese Literature and Drama

1999-2000
George Solt - The U.S.-Japan Security Alliance: A Fragile Linchpin of Stability in East Asia

1998-1999
Fumiaki Tosu
- Okinawa, The 1950's Land Struggle

1997-1998
Andrew Hecht - Have Your World and Eat it Too
Victor Hu -
Amy Stone - From the Kitchen We Can See the World: Collective Identity, Personal Transformation, and Lifestyle Politics in Japan's Seikatsu Club Cooperative

1996-1997
Senoe Torgerson - Journeys: A Bi-Cultural Account of the Shikoku Eighty-Eight Temple Pilgrimage

1995-1996
Venessa Fong - Iron Girls, Model Workers, Virtuous Wives, and Good Mothers: Gender Inequality and Elite Constructions of Urban Womanhood in the People's Republic of China

1995-1996
Kevin Carr
- Rising from the Earth: A Study of the Freer Jizo bosatsu reigenki emaki and the Transformation of Jizo Belief in Kamakura Period Japan

 

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