Congratulations to Asian Studies doctoral student Minoru Takano, who was recently awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange. Takano received a grant of US$20,000 that will support him with his dissertation, entitled Migration and Native Place in and after the Ming: The Ancestral Hometown and Domicile of Li Dongang (1447-1516).
Minoru Takano’s research area is on the cultural history of late imperial China (1368-1911), focusing on topics such as migration, place identity, and commemoration. His dissertation deals with the case of Li Dongyang (1447-1516) during the mid-Ming Dynasty to explore how he perceived his place identity and also how later people understood his place identity.
About the Doctoral Fellowships
Doctoral candidates who are non-ROC citizens and who are enrolled in an accredited university in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, or South America may apply for financial support for writing dissertations in the field of Chinese Studies in the humanities and social sciences. Citizens of the ROC should apply for Dissertation Fellowships for ROC Students Abroad.
About the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange
The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange (CCKF; hereafter referred to as the Foundation) was established in 1989 in memory of the late President of the Republic of China, Chiang Ching-kuo (1910-1988). Operational funds come from interest generated from an endowment donated by both the public and private sectors.