UH Manoa Center for Chinese Studies Announces Chung Fong and Grace Ning Fund Award

University of Hawaiʻi
Posted: Nov 20, 2003

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is proud to announce the latest awards presented to graduate students and faculty members of the university from the Chung Fong & Grace Ning Fund for Chinese Studies. The fund benefits graduate students and faculty members with China-focused academic projects by providing support for conference or research travel; purchase of books, materials, or supplies; and hiring student assistance.

Chung-ying Cheng, a professor of philosophy, will present the paper "Difference in Onto-Hermeneutics: Rortian, Cufucian, and Others" at the conference of the American Philosophical Association in Washington, D.C.

Stephen Fleming, an instructor for technology and foreign language education, will present "A Distributed Language Learning Model for Beginning Web-based Chinese" at the Third International Conference on Internet Chinese Education in Taipei, Taiwan.

Yin Yee Kwan, a master‘s student in music, will present "Beyond a Folksong: The Change of Symbolic Meaning in the Song Dongfanghong (The East is Red)" at the 37th International Council for Traditional World Music in Fuzhou and Quanzhou, People‘s Republic of China.

Andrew Lambert, a doctoral student in philosophy, will present "Freedom and Desire in the Chinese and Marxist Tradition" at the "Rethinking Marxism" Conference in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Xiaojun Wang, an assistant professor of economics, will present "Return to Schooling in China Under Planning & Reform" at the Allied Social Science Association Conference in San Diego, California.

Kate Zhou, an associate professor of political science, will attend a conference on "China-US Relations" at the Bush School in Texas that will be attended by many key US and Chinese political leaders.

The Chung Fong and Grace Ning Fund is named for the parents of UH Mānoa Center for Chinese Studies Associate Director Cynthia Ning. Chung-fong, 90, and Grace, who passed away recently at the age of 86, were Hawaiʻi residents. They were originally from China, but lived in Pakistan for 17 years before arriving in the United States in 1967. Since all four of their children received scholarships for their educations in the United States, they set aside a portion of their nest egg to fund a modest endowment at UH to benefit the Chinese Studies Program