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Pacific Rim Research Program grants awarded

Five UCSC researchers have received Pacific Rim Research Program 2005-06 Awards. The awards were announced by the Center for Global, International and Regional Studies, which is the UCSC campus liaison of the systemwide Pacific Rim Research Program.

The recipients are:

Pui-Shan Chan, graduate student in history
Chan received a dissertation grant for a project titled "Figuring Diaspora: Women Intellectuals, Domestic Workers, and the 'Left-Behind' of Twentieth-Century South China"

Nancy Chen, associate professor of anthropology
Chen received a workshop grant for "Asian Biotechnology: An Emerging Field of Life, Nationalism, and Capitalism"

Hiroshi Fukurai, associate professor of sociology
Fukurai received a research grant for a project titled "Comparative Analysis of Civic Legal Participation in Japan and the US: Japanese Judicial Reforms and the Establishment of the Saiban-in Seido (Quasi-Jury System) in Japan"

Gregory Gilbert, associate professor of environmental studies
Gilbert received a research grant for a project titled "A Biological Basis for Quarantine: Host Ranges of Emergent Plant Pathogens and the Conservation of Pacific Rim Rain Forests"

Anna Tsing, professor of anthropology
Tsing received a workshop grant for a proposal titled "Matsutake: Global Encounters through a Mushroom"

Chih-ming Wang, graduate student in literature
Wang received a dissertation grant for a project titled "Studying Abroad: Intellectual Diaspora and the Making of Asia/America"

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