Aleksandra Majstorac-Kobiljski will receive a D. Kim Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2012-2013 academic year. She received a B. A. degree in Oriental Studies from the University of Belgrade an M.A. degree in Gender Studies from Central European University, Budapest and a Ph.D. degree in History from City University of New York.
Dr. Majstorac-Kobiljski was invited to the Needham Research Institute, Cambridge, England to conduct research for her project. Her research project will focus on Shimomura Kotaro and Japanese coal technology from1895-1914. She will explore whether innovations in Japan had a global impact and whether the protocols and improvements made by Shimomura Kotaro were widely adopted and to what extent was his contribution acknowledged.
Yu-ling Huang will receive a D. Kim Foundation Dissertation Fellowship for the 2012-2013 academic year. She received a LL.B. in Law an M.A. degree in Sociology from National Taiwan University and is currently a doctoral candidate in Sociology at the State University of New York at Binghamton.
The title of her dissertation is: When Bio-politics Met Hegemony: The International network of demography knowledge, contraceptive technologies, and population policy between postwar Taiwan and the United States. She expects to receive her doctoral degree in the spring of 2013.
Victor Seow will receive a D. Kim Foundation Dissertation Fellowship for the 2012-2013 academic year. He received a B.A. degree in Political Science and History from McGill University, and is currently a doctoral candidate in History and East Asian Languages at Harvard University.The title of his dissertation is: Coal Capital: Manchurian Energy Regimes and the Industrial Modern, 1907-1957.
Matthew West will receive a D. Kim Foundation Dissertation Fellowship for the 2012-2013 academic year. He received a B.A. degree in Anthropology with a minor in East Asian Studies from Davidson College and an M.A. degree in Anthropology of Chinese Societies from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is currently a doctoral candidate in Anthropology at Columbia University.
The title of his dissertation is: Intellectual Property and the Connection of Intangible and Tangible Commodities: Producing Taiwanese Green-Technology between the United States and China. He expects to receive his doctoral degree in May 2013.
Traveling and Research Grant
Alexander Bay will receive a research/travel grant in 2012. He received a Ph.D. a degree from Stanford University and is currently an Assistant Professor at Chapman University.
He will travel to Japan where he will do archival work on the history of environmental hygiene and digestive-system diseases including dysentery, typhoid fever, hemorrhoids and parasite-diseases like schistosomiasis as well as technology of waste-management in Japan from 1900-1980.
Kyou Ho Lee will receive a research/travel grant in 2012. He received a B.A. degree and M.A. degree in Sociology from Yonsei University, South Korea and is currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois.
He will travel to Singapore to do research and study the revision of Human Organ Transplant Act (HOTA) and how something that was illegal in the past has been legalized. He will also examine the history of HOTA, and its relationship to the development of biotechnology, which is seen as important to the future of Singapore.
Ling Ma will receive a research/travel grant in 2012. She received a B.A. degree and M.A. degree in History from Peking University, Beijing and is currently a doctoral candidate in Department of History at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
She will travel to Sozhou, China to do archival work on the intertwined development of gender and technology in twentieth-century China. She will focus on the experience of amateur and professional female artisans in the lower Yangzi region and the evolution of everyday technologies embodied in “womanly work” and the significance for women to claim their value and power in the realm of the home.
Sigrid Schmalzer will receive a research/travel grant in 2012. She received a B.A. degree in East Asian Studies and Science from Wesleyan University an M.A. degree in History and Ph.D. degree in Modern Chinese History and Science Studies from the University of California San Diego. She is currently an Associate Professor in the History Department at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
She will travel to China’s Guangxi Province to do research needed to complete her book manuscript, Red Revolution, Green Revolution: Encounters with “Scientific Farming” in Socialist China. She will also develop new contacts for a future research project on the history of agricultural science in post-1949 China.
Photo by Suzanne Bell
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