2015 Timothy Loring Prize in Chinese Language and Culture Winner
The winner of the 2015 Timothy Loring Prize in Chinese Language and Culture is Clara Fuchshuber, a double major in Chinese and Biochemistry. This prize is awarded each year to the graduating senior whose senior thesis or project best exemplifies excellence and promise in the study of Chinese culture, including language, literature, film, art or other media, and who has excelled in utilizing Chinese language sources. The prize was established in 2000 by Phillip Radlick, Janine Loring Radlick, and their daughter, Kristen Loring (now Kristen Chiem), class of 2000, in memory of Kristen's father, Timothy Loring. Clara Fuchshuber is the winner of this year’s prize on the strength of her CHNS 0701-0702 senior thesis, “Exile and Eremitism: A Comparative Study on the Poetry of Tao Yuanming [365-427] and Su Dongpo [1037-1101],” which examines in depth the philosophical and ideological differences between two giants of classical Chinese poetry. Since graduation Clara has been preparing to take the MCAT, and after she has taken the MCAT she will be heading to Beijing to study acupuncture and work toward getting an acupuncture license (while applying to medical school).
2015 Gregory Kuei-Ke Chiang Award Winners
The co-winners of the 2015 Gregory Kuei-Ke Chiang Award in Chinese Language are Emma Auden and John (Jay) Husson.
The award was established in 2002 to honor the memory of Chinese Department co-founder Gregory Kuei-Ke Chiang (1936-2000) and is presented annually to the student entering his or her junior or senior year, in any academic major, whose performance in Chinese language study at Middlebury during the academic year is judged by the Chinese Department to be especially worthy of distinction and who plans either study abroad, an internship, or related activity in China or Taiwan.
Emma is a joint major in Geography and Chinese from Appleton, WI. She started Chinese this year as a sophomore, and fell in love with the language and the department here at Middlebury. After attending Middlebury's Chinese Language School this summer, she will spend J-term and spring of 2016 in Beijing.
Jay is a sophomore Feb at Middlebury, majoring in East Asian Studies. He is very interested in Chinese philosophies and religions, particularly Confucianism, Chan Buddhism, and Daoism. He looks forward to studying abroad in Beijing during the January term of 2016 and in Kunming during the spring semester.