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University of Hawaii at Manoa Graduate Student Receives Awards for Chinese and Japanse Studies

University of Hawaiʻi
Cynthia Ning, (808) 956-2692
Center for Chinese Studies
Posted: Apr 30, 2004

Ka Wong, a University of Hawai'i at Mānoa graduate student, has been awarded both the John DeFrancis Prize in Chinese Studies and the Edward Sidensticker Prize in Japanese Studies.

Wong received both awards for his presentation and paper on "Entanglements of Ethnographic Images: Torii Ryuzo‘s Photographic Record of Taiwan Aborigines (1896-1900)," which he presented at the annual School of Hawaiian, Asian, & Pacific Studies (SHAPS) Graduate Student Conference. This is the first time that both the Chinese and Japanese awards have been given to a single recipient. Wong will receive a $200 cash prize for each award.

Currently a master‘s student in Art History focusing on Chinese art, Wong also received the John DeFrancis Prize at the 2003 SHAPS Graduate Student Conference and 2003 Chinese Art History Award given by the UH Mānoa Art Department.