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Center for Chinese Studies announces Fall 2006 Chung-Fong and Grace Ning Fund awards

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Cynthia Ning, (808) 956-2692
Center for Chinese Studies
Posted: Dec 6, 2006

HONOLULU — The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Center for Chinese Studies recently announced the latest awards presented to graduate students and faculty members of the university from the Chung-Fong and Grace Ning Fund for Chinese Studies. The fund benefits graduate students and faculty members with China-focused academic projects by providing support for conference or research travel; purchase of books, materials, or supplies; and hiring student assistance.

The latest award winners include:

  • Poul Andersen, associate professor, religion — Funding to purchase photographic reproductions of illustrations in rare versions of the Daoist scripture, "YUSHU BAOJING" (written c. 1200), which is kept in the Central Library of Tenri University in Nara, Japan. The images are central to the book he is writing with the working title, "Image and Reality: Sketches of Daoist Iconography;"

  • Chung-ying Cheng, professor, philosophy — Travel support to deliver a keynote address on "Developing Confucian Onto-Ethics in a Postmodern World (or: "Can Anyone Deconstruct the Ontology [benti] and Morality [daode] of Confucianism?")," at the International Symposium on Confucianism in the Postmodern Era, organized by the Beijing Language & Culture University in Beijing;

  • Pingli Wang, PhD student, East Asian Languages and Literatures — Travel support to present "A Cognitive Approach to Teaching Verbs + Directional Complements in Chinese" at the annual conference of the Chinese Language Teachers Association, held in conjunction with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, in Nashville, Tenn.;

  • Xiaojun Wang, assistant professor, economics — Travel support to attend the annual meeting of the Allied Social Science Associations, and in particular the joint session between the American Economic Association and the Chinese Economists Society, in Chicago, Ill.;

  • Haiming Wen, PhD student, philosophy — Travel support to present the paper "One and Many: Chinese and Whiteheadean Metaphysical Creativity," at the East Division annual meeting of the American Philosophical Association in Washington, DC; and

  • Kate Zhou, associate professor, political science — Travel support to present the paper, "The Effects of Globalization on China‘s Liberalism," at the International Conference on Contemporary China Studies organized by the University of Hong Kong.

The Chung-Fong and Grace Ning Fund is named for the parents of UH Mānoa Center for Chinese Studies Associate Director Cynthia Ning. Chung-Fong and Grace, long-time Hawaiʻi residents originally from China, lived in Pakistan for 17 years before arriving in the United States. All four of their children received scholarships to pursue their education in the United States, and as a token of their appreciation, the Nings set aside a portion of their savings for an endowment at the University of Hawaiʻi to benefit the Chinese Studies program.

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