Assistant Professor of History and Asian Studies Sakura Christmas has won a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to work on a book project about the role Japanese administrators played in shaping modern day China.
The fellowship, worth more than $50,000, is one of three awarded jointly by the NEH and the US-Japan Friendship Commission for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan. The other two recipients are at California State University and Washington University.
The full title of Christmas’s project is Nomadic Borderlands: Imperial Japan and the Origins of Ethnic Autonomy in Modern China.
Her fellowship is among 253 humanities projects across the nation that the NEH recently announced it was supporting with the award of grants totaling nearly $13 million.