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chinese dragonYear of the Dragon, podcast with Professor Isabella Jackson

Professor Isabella Jackson, Assistant Professor in Chinese History, here at TCD was recently interviewed by Newstalk about the Chinese New Year. Please find a link to the interview below:

profile picture of Yunfan LaiYunfan Lai awarded the Anna Siewierska Award by Societas Linguistica Europaea

Yunfan Lai, post-doctoral researcher and Principal Investigator of the GyU-LHA project under the SFI-IRC Pathway Programme at TCAS, has been awarded the 2023 Anna Siewierska Award for his paper entitled "When internal reconstruction goes further: Proposing the vowel system of Pre-Khroskyabs through examining bound state apophony," published in Folia Linguistica Historica (link to this paper:

This paper revives internal reconstruction, an underutilised method in Sino-Tibetan historical linguistics, by employing it to reconstruct the vowel system of Khroskyabs. His research reveals that the system reconstructed through internal reconstruction predates what external comparison can achieve.

The Anna Siewierska Award, presented annually by the Societas Linguistica Europaea, recognises the best paper published in Folia Linguistica or Folia Linguistica Historica of the year. The selection criteria include novelty, depth and breadth of the study, theoretical and empirical relevance, and clarity.

profile picture of Joseph-Mossop Adrian Tien Prize awarded to Joseph Mossop

We are delighted to announce that Joseph Mossop has been awarded the Adrian Tien Prize for his exceptional dissertation titled, "An Investigation into China’s Past, Present, and Future in Global Environmental Politics."

The Adrian Tien Prize is presented annually to recognize the best dissertation completed by a student in the MPhil in Chinese Studies program. This award pays tribute to the memory of Adrian Tien, the distinguished Sam Lam Professor in Chinese Studies from 2015 to 2018.

Joseph Mossop's work exemplifies the high standards of research and academic excellence that the Adrian Tien Prize seeks to honor. We extend our warmest congratulations to Joseph on his achievement. The Trinity Centre for Asian Studies takes great pride in celebrating the exceptional accomplishments of our students and the legacy of Adrian Tien.

Congratulations to the 2023-24 Chinese Studies scholarship recipients

We are thrilled to congratulate the following students on their well-deserved scholarship awards:

Chen Min and Wu Yingru are the recipients of the Dr Jonathan KS Chiu and Dr Margaret Sau-Sheung Ip Scholarships. These scholarships, generously established by Dr. Jonathan KS Chiu and Dr. Margaret Sau-Sheung Ip, are dedicated to supporting students from China and Hong Kong pursuing the M.Phil. in Chinese Studies at Trinity College Dublin.

Lei Mingyang and Kim Eunseon have been honored with the Eoin and Cliona Murphy Scholarships. These annual scholarships are awarded to two candidates accepted for the M.Phil. in Chinese Studies program, taking into account academic merit and financial need.

These scholarships are a testament to the dedication and excellence of our students, and we look forward to the remarkable contributions they will make to our academic community.

Warmest congratulations to Chen Min, Wu Yingru, Lei Mingyang, and Kim Eunseon on their remarkable achievements!

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profile picture of Jonathan Chiu and Margaret Ip Dr Chiu and Dr Ip make a donation to the Trinity Centre for Asian Studies for scholarships in the MPhil Chinese Studies for students from China and Hong Kong

Dr Jonathan KS Chiu, Trinity medical alumnus from the class of 1966 and his wife Dr Margaret Sau-Sheung Ip have kindly established a scholarship fund to support students from China and Hong Kong to come to Trinity to enroll on the MPhil in Chinese Studies over the next 5 years. Scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis to a number of excellent students who are not in receipt of any other external financial support. More details on the application process will be posted on the School website in the coming weeks. The Trinity Centre for Asian Studies is grateful to Dr Chiu and Dr Ip for their support.



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