ASIANetwork is pleased to announce the winner of the 2020 Marianna McJimsey Award for the best undergraduate student paper dealing with Asia. The winning paper is entitled: “The Dara’ang and the Art of Becoming Governed,” written by Kaytlyn Marcotte (’19), Gavin McCaw (’20), and Marine Vieille (’20), all International Political Economy majors, as part of their 2018 Student Faculty Fellows project under the direction of Rob Dayley, professor of International Political Economy and Asian Studies. The essay will be published in a forthcoming issue of ASIANetwork Exchange and presented at the 2020 ASIANetwork Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio, April 17-19, 2020.
The runner-up paper is “A Thief in the Night: The Origin and Forms of the Japanese Phantom Thief,” written by Kate Mitchell (’20), Chinese and Japanese Studies major at Valparaiso University. Her faculty advisor for the essay is Jennifer Prough, Associate Professor of Humanities and East Asian Studies. The essay will be presented at the 2020 ASIANetwork Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio, April 17-19, 2020.