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First Notehelfer Prize Awarded

First Notehelfer Prize Awarded

The Notehelfer Prize seeks to recognize the best unpublished paper written by a UCLA graduate student in the field of Japan studies. Emi Foulk, second year graduate student in the history department, was awarded the first prize.

By Lorena Olvera

Nominated by history professor Herman Ooms, Emi Foulk’s paper on “Writing, Language, and Utopia in Tokugawa Thought,” was chosen by the Notehelfer Prize committee as this year’s best unpublished graduate paper in the field of Japan-studies. Foulk will receive a prize of $400 and has been invited to present her work at a colloquium talk this spring. Her name will be listed on the Notehelfer Prize plaque to be displayed at the Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Center.

The Notehelfer Prize was established to recognize Professor Fred Notehelfer, the founding director of the Center, and to honor his dedication to Japanese Studies at UCLA. The fund is possible through the accumulation of funds donated to the Center from Professor Notehelfer’s former students.

The Terasaki Center would like to especially thank Mr. Ronald Sternberg, Mr. Alfred Younghem and Mr. Willard Yamaguchi, whose generous contributions over the years made the Notehelfer Prize program possible.

The Notehelfer Prize will be made available annually to UCLA graduate students. Submissions are nominated by members of the Faculty Advisory Committee. Details on the Notehelfer Prize may be found on the Terasaki Center’s funding page.

Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies