Department of Asian Studies
Department of Asian Studies

ACL Majors Awarded the Rapoport-King Thesis Scholarship

Wed, October 19, 2011

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The Department of Asian Studies congratulates Di Chen and Rachael Hyland, seniors majoring in Asian Cultures and Languages, who were recently awarded the very competitive $2,500 Rapoport-King Scholarship. These scholarships, funded by a gift from Bernard and Audre Rapoport and Robert King, former Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, are awarded annually by the College to provide research support to students writing a thesis for Departmental Honors.

Ms. Chen’s project focuses on memoirs of the Chinese Cultural Revolution and how the use of English affects how the authors portray their stories. Her thesis supervisor is Dr. Chien-hsin Tsai, whose research is on Modern Chinese literary and cultural studies. Ms. Hyland’s thesis examines the definition of autobiography as it applies to R.K. Narayan’s book, The Guide, and how this definition relates to other Indian and Western notions of autobiography as a genre. Her supervisor is Dr. Rupert Snell, who in addition to directing the Hindi Urdu Flagship Program studies poetics and aesthetics in pre-modern Hindi.  







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