Undergraduate Student Awards

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures would like to recognize the accomplishments of our undergraduate students. A few are mentioned below:

  • James J. Y. Liu Prize for Distinguished Undergraduate Work in Asian Languages and Cultures
    • EALC Departmental Prize awarded to an undergraduate student who has written an outstanding essay on the literature or culture of China, Japan, or Korea.
      • 2021: Christopher Rielage; Enshia Li
      • 2020: Won-Gi Jung; Christopher Rielage
      • 2019: Linda Zhou
      • 2018: Lilian Kong; Kelsey Reardon
      • 2017: Kelsey Reardon
      • 2016: Austin Clapp
      • 2015: Anthony Ding; Sarah Elizabeth Simmons
  • Kung Yi Yao Prize for Outstanding Progress in the Study of Chinese, Japanese, or Korean Language
    • EALC Departmental Prize awarded to an outstanding undergraduate in an Asian Language Study.
      • 2021: Kiara Harding (Japanese Language); Araya Sornwanee (Chinese Language)
      • 2020: Kiara Harding (Japanese Language); Megan Faircloth (Korean Language)
      • 2019: Shadi Barhoumi (Chinese Language); Fei Fang (Japanese Language)
      • 2018: Jesse Burkett (Japanese Language); Katharina Brown (Chinese Language); Isabella Cai (Chinese Language)
      • 2017: Emily Franklin (Japanese Language)
      • 2016: Herman Chau (Japanese Language); Lilian Kong (Chinese Language); Steven Pham (Japanese Language)
      • 2015: Joshua Scrivner (Japanese Language); Laura Conigliaro (Chinese Language)
  • Heidi Chou Fund Award
    • Funding awarded to undergraduate students for the purpose of enhancing their Chinese language skills.
      • 2020: Clare Phelps
      • 2019: Christine Xue; Lyndon DeFoe; Alexis Kuppersmith; Jaymi McNabb; Cole McFaul; Araya Sornwarnee; Rachel Gardner; Michelle Huang; Barry Cheung; Christopher Rielage; Emma Sylvester Bowers
      • 2018: Cora Cliburn; Aayan Das; Carling Suzanne Hank; Jiyoung Jeong; Renata Starbird Lim; Adrian Liu; Emily Ruan; Liliana Taylor
  • Korea Program Prize for Writing in Korean Studies
    • Center for East Asian Studies and Korea Program Prize awarded to a student who has written an outstanding essay, term paper, or thesis in any discipline within the area of Korean studies, broadly defined.
      • 2020: Won-Gi Jung