Course Development Grant
Each year CERCL accepts proposals for grants not to exceed $2000 to encourage new courses or the update of existing courses in line with the goals of the Center.
Race, Nation, and Empire in Modern Asia
Alex Jong-Seok Lee - Postdoctoral Fellow - Chao Center for Asian Studies
The grant supported an online webinar featuring Rice undergraduate students with invited speakers, Professor David Oh (Associate Professor of Communication Arts (Media Studies), Ramapo College of New Jersey and Professor Neha Vora (Associate Professor of Anthropology, Lafayette College) to rethink Asian and Asian American experiences in innovative and impactful ways (co-hosted by CERCL, the Chao Center for Asian Studies, and the Asia Society of Texas)
Ethnographic Research in/of Houston Asia
Ka-Kin Cheuk - Postdoctoral Fellow - Chao Center for Asian Studies
The grant supported student researchers to complete ethnographic field work among the Asian-American communities in Houston. Due to COVID restrictions, students participated in virtual field trips to Sikh, Zoroastrian, and Chinese Buddhist Temples and completed online interviews. The semester ended with a web symposium.
Read Professor Cheuk's article about the teaching experience published in Teaching and Learning Anthropology Journal (2021) 4:1 “Teaching Ethnographic Research Methods in the time of COVID-19: Virtual Fieldtrips, a Web Symposium, and Public Engagement with Asian American Communities in Houston, Texas.”