Charles Armstrong, the Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences, has received the John K. Fairbank Prize from the American Historical Association for Tyranny of the Weak: North Korea and the World, 1950-1992. Professor Armstrong's book reveals for the first time the motivations, processes, and effects of North Korea's foreign relations during the Cold War era.
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.
James B. Palais Book Prize
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 the director of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute.
Faculty Mentoring Award: Eugenia Lean
Li Feng, world renowned for his research in Chinese archaeology, has been named Changjiang Scholar (2014), a high honor in the academic world of China. Li Feng, nominated by Jilin University, is the first professor from a foreign university to have been elected a Changjiang Scholar in archaeology. The program is administered by the Ministry of Education of China and funded by the Li Ka Shing Foundation in Hong Kong.
Li Feng named Changjiang Scholar
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.