The ASIANetwork Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Chao Ren of Illinois Wesleyan University has been selected as the winner of the first annual Marianna McJimsey Student Paper Competition. The winning paper is entitled “Revisiting Tagore’s Visit to China: Nation, Tradition, and Modernity in China and India in the Early Twentieth Century.” His paper was chosen from a large pool of papers from a broad swath of ASIANetwork member institutions. Chao Ren will be attending the 2011 Annual Conference to receive the award and his paper will be featured in the spring 2011 issue of the journal ASIANetwork Exchange.
The Selection Committee was composed of Publicity Committee Chair, Jason Fuller (DePauw University) and Publicity Committee members Marsha Smith (Augustana College), Shu-chin Wu (Agnes Scott College), Mary Beth Heston (College of Charleston) and Dyron Dabney (Albion College).
This award honors the outstanding service of Marianna McJimsey, the first Executive Director of ASIANetwork and the first editor of the ASIANetwork Exchange. The annual prize recognizes the best undergraduate student paper dealing with Asia by a student currently or recently enrolled in ASIANetwork member schools. Topics may include any area of Asian Studies.