Senior receives ASIANetwork honor
January 17, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan University senior Chao Ren was recently selected
as the winner of the ASIANetwork’s first annual Marianna McJimsey Award: 2011 Student
Ren will receive the award for his paper, “Revisiting Tagore’s Visit to China and
India in the Early Twentieth Century,” at the ASIANetwork Annual Conference April
15-17 in Oak Brook, Ill. The paper will also be published in the spring 2011 edition
of the journal ASIANetwork Exchange.
According to their website, the ASIANetwork is a consortium of over 170 colleges in
the United States. The organization attempts to strengthen the role of Asian Studies
within the framework of liberal arts education in order to help prepare succeeding
generations of undergraduates for a world in which Asian societies play prominent
ASIANetwork also seeks to encourage the study of Asian countries and cultures on college
campuses and to enable students and faculty to experience these cultures first hand.
Chao Ren spent his junior year at Pembroke College, University of Oxford as part of
Illinois Wesleyan's Pembroke Program.
For more information, contact the Office of University Communications at (309) 556-3181.
Contact: Jessica Hinterlong ‘11, (309) 556-3181