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REMINDER: The deadline for the 2019 Kyoko Selden Memorial Translation Prize competition is soon approaching. Translations should be submitted by the deadline of August 1, 2019. The 2018 prizes were awarded to Dawn Lawson for Nakajima Shōen’s A Famous Flower in Mountain Seclusion (Sankan no meika, 1889) and to Max Zimmerman for the short story, “An Artificial Heart” (Jinkō Shinzō, 1936) by Kosakai Fuboku. For further information please see the Cornell Asian Studies Department website.

Articles by Bohao Wu

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Raised in Nanjing, China, Bohao Wu began the Ph.D program in History at Harvard University in 2017, after graduating magna cum laude from Brown University. His undergraduate thesis, “Imagining Asian Modernity,” on Japanese technocrats in wartime Manchuria won the Christian Yegen Thesis Prize. In addition to Chinese, Bohao also speaks Japanese and Russian, and is currently learning Korean. In his leisure time, Bohao is a devout kendo enthusiast. Bohao’s research interests include transnational interactions and industrialization in East Asia, especially during the early Cold War period. His current project examines how land reforms and postwar reconstruction were carried out in Dalian under Soviet occupation from 1945 to 1955.