Theodore Hughes, the Korea Foundation Associate Professor of Korean Studies in the Humanities and Director of the Center for Korean Research, has received the 2014 James B. Palais Book Prize from the Association for Asian Studies for Literature and Film in Cold War South Korea: Freedom's Frontier. Professor Hughes's book explores the ways in which Korean writers, artists and filmmakers represented colonialism and modernity during Japanese colonial rule from 1910 to 1945 and the ways in which the colonial experience informed Korean cultural production in the Cold War period.
Professor Eugenia Lean has received the 2013-2014 Faculty Mentoring Award for faculty in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS).
The Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC) instituted this award in 2004 to honor excellence in the mentoring of Ph.D. students. Eugenia Lean is a specialist in modern China history and will be the director of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute starting July 1.
Faculty Mentoring Award: Eugenia Lean
Sonam Tsering will be the new instructor in modern Tibetan language. Sonam is coming to us from the University of Michigan, where he also remotely taught students at Yale and Ohio State University, via live video technology. Originally from Rebgong (Qinghai, PRC), Sonam later lived in the Tibetan community in exile in India, founding and editing Bod kyi Dus bab (Tibet Times newspaper).
New Language Instructor: Sonam Tsering
Leila Hadley Luce Associate Professor of Modern Tibetan Studies
Gray Tuttle studies the history of modern Tibet, from the 16th to 20th centuries, with a special focus on Chinese and Tibetan relations. His first book dealt with the role Tibetan Buddhism played in early 20th century Nationalist China. Currently, he is researching the place of Amdo as a middle ground between Lhasa and Beijing during the Qing period.