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China Studies alum Benjamin Lee receives Fulbright Scholarship

October 16, 2017

The China Studies department is very excited to announce that one of our 2015 graduates, Benjamin Lee, recently received a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research on cross-Strait relations in China and Taiwan.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for United States students to undertake international graduate study, advanced research and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.

The following excerpt provides a description of Benjamin’s academic accomplishments during his time at the University of Washington. You can read more about Benjamin here.

Benjamin Lee graduated from University of Washington in June 2015 with highest honors in Chinese and International Studies. He studied under the departmental honors programs at the Jackson School and the Asian Languages & Literatures Department.

During his junior year, Ben studied abroad in National Taiwan University as a Boren Scholar. He studied Mandarin, Taiwanese politics, and cross-strait relations. He also received the UW Presidential Scholarship for the 2014 – 2015 academic year, which funded his senior honors research project that compared how democratization in Taiwan and South Korea affected cross-Strait and inter-Korean relations. Ben presented his research findings in three different undergraduate conferences in Seattle, Cheney and Seoul.

Again, congratulations Benjamin! We look forward to see how your work progresses with the help of this scholarship.