2022 McJimsey Award Winners

McJimsey Student Essay Award Winners

Winner: Christopher Truksa, The College of Idaho

ASIANetwork is pleased to announce the winner of the 2022 Marianna McJimsey Award for the best undergraduate student paper dealing with Asia. The winning paper is entitled: "Trust the Process: Evaluating China’s Social Credit System," by Christopher Truksa ('23), political economy major, with minors in art, chemistry, and pre-law. His faculty advisor for the paper is Jeff Snyder-Reinke, Professor of History.

First Runner Up: Clara Barclay, Reed College

First runner up is Clara Barclay ('23), Reed College, for her paper, “From Salt Pork to Pickles: Chinese Maritime Diets until 1830 and Their Implications." Clara is history major. Her faculty advisor for the paper is Douglas Fix, Professor of Asian Studies.

Second Runner Up: Caitlin Barbour, University of Puget Sound

Second runner up is Caitlin Barbour ('23), University of Puget Sound, for her paper, "Problematizing Jealousy: Rokujō’s Spirit Possession as a Collapse of Self-Identity." Caitlin is a Japanese language and culture major. Her faculty advisor for the paper is Jan Leuchtenberger, Professor of Asian Studies.