Alvin Bui is a recipient of the Summer 2020 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship. The award provides undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students with financial support to develop fluency in less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) and expertise in the regions in which these languages are spoken. Every year the Center for Global Studies awards between 12-15 fellowships to UW students. Click here to learn more.
Studying Chinese under the auspices of a Summer FLAS from the Center for Global Studies and an Academic Year FLAS from the East Asia Center is essential to helping him complicate the history of the ethnic Chinese in Vietnam community with both local community and ROC state perspectives. He spent the majority of his post-baccalaureate life living and working in various roles in Vietnam.