Takashi Nishiyama will receive a D. Kim Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2010-2011 academic year. He is currently an Associate Professor, Department of History, State University of NY Brockport. He received his Doctoral Degree in History from the Ohio State University. He also received an M.A. in History and a B.A. in International Studies from the Ohio State University.
Professor Nishiyama’s research project for the coming year will be to complete the remaining archival research and the revision of his manuscript, titled Swords into Plowshares: Civilian Application of Military Technology in Modern Japan, 1919-1964.
Professor Nishiyama will conduct his research in Japan and the US. He was invited to be a visiting scholar at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Tokyo.
Leon Rocha will receive a D. Kim Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2010-2011 academic year. He received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Cambridge. He is expected to receive his PhD this summer from the University of Cambridge.
Dr. Rocha is currently a Research Fellow, Emmanuel College, Cambridge, UK. He is bilingual in English and Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin, and is proficient in both Classical and Modern Chinese). He also has reading knowledge of French, German and Japanese.
The title of his dissertation is: Zhang Jingsheng (1888-1970): Love, Sex, Eugenics, Aesthetics, Utopia. Mr. Rocha’s research project for the coming year will investigate the global circulation, translation and production of knowledge in Chinese writings during the early twentieth century, in particular scientific and medical ideas pertaining to human sexuality and reproduction. He will conduct research at the University of Cambridge and the Needham Research Institute for the duration of his fellowship.
Marlon Zhu will receive a D. Kim Foundation Dissertation Fellowship for the 2010-2011 academic year. He is currently working on his PhD in the History Department at the State University of New York at Binghamton. He received his BA and MA from the Department of History, National Taiwan University.
The title of his dissertation is: A Recognized Want of Civilization: Typhoons, Meteorological Intelligence and the Inter-Port Community in Nineteenth Century China. Mr. Zhu has completed the first chapter of his dissertation, and will use the upcoming year to complete his dissertation.
Christine Luk will receive a D. Kim Foundation Traveling/Research Grant for the 2010-2011 academic year. She received her B.A degree from Lingnan University, Hong Kong and a M.A. from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is currently attending Arizona State University, Human and Social Dimension in Science and Technology PhD program.
Ms. Luk will travel to Hong Kong to research social scientific study of the practices and contexts of biophysics in the U.S. and Hong Kong. Her paper is titled: Laboratory studies in China: mapping the history of modern science in contemporary China.
Craig Nelson will receive a D. Kim Foundation Traveling/Research Grant for 2010-2011 academic year. He received his B.A. from Utica College of Syracuse University and a M.A. in history from the Ohio State University. He also studied Japanese in the FALCON program at Cornell University and is currently a PhD candidate at the Ohio State University.
Mr. Nelson will travel to Tokyo, Japan to do research. He plans to spend time at the National Archive of Japan and the National Diet Library. His project is titled: Politics, Perception, and Persuasion: Nuclear Power in Post-War Japan.
Niki Vermeulen will receive a D. Kim Foundation Traveling/Research Grant for the 2010-2011 academic year. She received her M.A. from Maastricht University, The Netherlands. She is also a graduate of Research School of Science, Technology and Modern Culture (WTMC). She is currently a PhD candidate at Maastrich University.
She will travel to Tokyo, Japan to do research on systems biology. Her research project is titled: The Emergence of Systems Biology: a study in the intellectual and social history of a new biological discipline.