Dr. Nancy Wei awarded Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation Research Grant

Dr. Nancy Wei, an assistant professor at the International College at the University of Bridgeport, has been awarded a 2010 Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation Research Grant to support her research in Taiwan.

The grant was awarded by Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange. The nonprofit foundation was established in 1989 after a group of professors of Chinese descent at major American universities wrote a joint letter to Ching-kuo, the late president of the Republic of China, expressing their concern about the decline of Chinese-studies programs at overseas academic institutions.

Dr. Wei said the research grant enables her to travel to Taiwan in July to interview politicians and scholars about the impact of China’s so-called Anti-Secession Law that was passed in 2005 and how it affects U.S.-China-Taiwan relations.

Dr. Wei’s research was recently selected to appear in the Winter 2010 issue of the Yale Journal of International Affairs. Her article, “China’s Anti-Secession Law and Hu Jintao’s Taiwan Policy,” was the result of research she conducted for many years.

International College Dean Thomas Ward said that the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation “draws proposals from around the world. It speaks to Dr.Wei’s dedication and talent as a researcher that her proposal was among those chosen for funding.”
Media contact: Leslie Geary, (203) 576-4625, lgeary@bridgeport.edu