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Asia Institute

Advancing collaborative, interdisciplinary research on Asia worldwide


PRRP Grant Awardees, Academic Year 2003-2004

Five UCLA faculty and students receive Pacific Rim Research Program grants totalling $89,600 for 2003-2004.

The UC Pacific Rim Research Program was established in 1986 and supports faculty and student research in a wide variety of fields. Click here to learn more about the program.

Professor John Froines
Public Health
"Environmental Pollution, Genetic Susceptibility Genes, and Risk of Lung Cancer Among Chinese Female Non-Smokers in Taiyuan, China"

Associate Professor Mariko Tamanoi
Anthropology
"How to Envision the Global Ecological Interdependence? Tracing Wastes in the Pacific Rim Region"

Christina Firpo
History
"Understanding Race: Civil Rights in Colonial Saigon"
Faculty Advisor: Geoffrey Robinson

JoAnna Poblete
History
Conflicting Interests: Colonial and Expansionist Impact on Migration and Labor in Hawai'i from 1900 to 1946
Faculty Advisor: Henry Yu

John Swain
Theatre
Zainichi-Koreans and Contemporary Japanese Theatre: Nomads Still
Faculty Advisor: Carol Sorgenfrei