MA student Bianca Chui selected as the winner of Princess Takamado Essay Contest

Detail of “Sakura mochi at Mukōjima [play square]” from Utagawa Yoshitsuya, Shinpan gofunai ryūkō meibutsu annai sugoroku, ca. 1850 or 1852.

Congratulations to Asian Studies MA student, Bianca Chui for her essay, titled “Eating Your Way Through Sugoroku: Imaginary Travel in a Japanese Board Game,” being selected as the winner of the 2021 Princess Takamado Essay Contest after she submitted the paper and presented it at the conference Replaying Japan 2021. The essay contest is sponsored by the Prince Takamado Japan Centre for Teaching and Research, the University of Alberta. The award recognizes graduate students’ contributions to Japanese game studies.

About Princess Takamado Essay Contest:

PTJCMF’s mission is to promote academic exchanges and student mobility between Japan and Canada. We promote Japan studies in Canada especially among younger scholars, encouraging them to present their research held in Japan-related conferences held in Canada. To achieve this goal, PTJC offers six essay awards ($500 each, 2 awards per association) in collaboration with the Canadian Association for Japanese Language Education, Replaying Japan, and Japan Studies Association for Canada.