Jiajun Liang ’13 has won the Mikiso Hane Prize, awarded to one of the two best papers submitted by undergraduates to the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs.
The paper was titled "Indicators of Gender Identity in Contemporary Japanese Fiction." It was the final paper for the course JAPA335 (Analyzing Japanese Language).
Reviewers of the paper were unanimous in agreeing that it set an exceptionally high standard and one spoke highly of the methodology.
The award includes a cash prize of $100 and travel expenses of up to $100 to help attend the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs at Michigan State University on October 25-27.
Liang also has the opportunity to submit his paper for consideration to the Wittenberg East Asian Studies Journal.