News & Announcements

December 10, 2013

Good Governance International ("GGI") has released the report on the first trial of the e-government protocol, known as the China eGovernment Development Index ("CEDI"). Conducted in China at the request of the Government of Hangzhou with the strong support of the U.S.-China Legal Cooperation Fund, Stanford Law School, Zhejiang University, and the China Rule of Law Research Institute, the CEDI Report can now be downloaded for free online on at GGI website. More Information...

August 27, 2014
3rd Annual Korean Studies Writing Prize Awarded

Sponsored by the Korean Studies Program and the Center for East Asian Studies, the Korean Studies Program Prize for Writing in Korean Studies recognizes and rewards outstanding examples of writing by Stanford students in an essay, term paper, or thesis produced during the current academic year in any discipline within the area of Korean Studies, broadly defined. The competition is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Benjamin Lokshin, coterminal student in East Asian Studies, has won the 3rd Annual Korean Studies Writing Prize with his paper titled "Speech levels in DPRK society." Benjamin completed his undergarduate degree at Stanford in Linguistics, and will continue on this fall to complete his MA in EAst ASian Studies.

September 27, 2013
2nd Annual Korean Studies Writing Prize Awarded

Sponsored by the Korean Studies Program and the Center for East Asian Studies, the Korean Studies Program Prize for Writing in Korean Studies recognizes and rewards outstanding examples of writing by Stanford students in an essay, term paper, or thesis produced during the current academic year in any discipline within the area of Korean Studies, broadly defined. The competition is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Hajin Jun has won the 2nd Annual Korean Studies Writing Prize. A second-year Ph.D. candidate in History, Hajin wrote her essay, "Render unto Caesar? Presbyterian Missionaries and the 1935 Shinto Shrine Controversy," for a colloquium on Japan imperialism in Asia led by Associate Professor of History Jun Uchida. Professor Uchida says that Hajin's study is: "highly original in focus and analysis." It examines the multi-faceted conflict in mid-1930s Korea between Presbyterian missionaries, many of them American, and the Japanese colonial government over the latter's increasing insistence that all Koreans engage in Shinto shrine worship. According to Professor Uchida, Hajin used "a rich collection of previously untapped missionary writings housed at the Presbyterian Historical Society...offers a nuanced, and novel, understanding of the controversy [and] significantly expands and complicates our understanding of the relationship between church and state in colonial Korea..." Hajin's academic interests include modern Korean history and the history of religion. She received a B.A. in History with Highest Honors from the University of Michigan, and conducted research in Korea in 2011 and 2012 on a Fulbright research grant. Hajin this year also won a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship.

June 15, 2012
1st Annual Korean Studies Writing Prize Awarded

Sponsored by the Korean Studies Program and the Center for East Asian Studies, the Korean Studies Program Prize for Writing in Korean Studies recognizes and rewards outstanding examples of writing by Stanford students in an essay, term paper, or thesis produced during the current academic year in any discipline within the area of Korean Studies, broadly defined. The competition is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Jane N. Kim, J.D. 2012 has won the 1st Annual Korean Studies Writing Prize with her paper titled "The Globalization of Korean Food." Jane was born in Seattle and attended college at the University of Washington. Before coming to Stanford, she obtained her PhD in molecular biology from Yale University. Now, she has just graduated from Stanford Law School with the goal of becoming a patent lawyer in the bioscience field.