Graduate Fellowship on WWII in East Asia in History Department at the University of Minnesota

Researching the Far East in the Midwest just got easier for graduate students at the University of Minnesota. The Chinese Heritage Foundation at The Minneapolis Foundation and the University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts recently announced the creation of an endowed graduate fellowship in history to support University graduate students who are researching World War II in East Asia, with a strong emphasis on China. The fellowship, known as The Chinese Heritage Foundation Fellowship, is being created by the Dr. M. F. Tchou Memorial Fund and the Choi-Chiu and King-Wo Lam Family Fund of the Chinese Heritage Foundation. Together with a match from the University’s 21st Century Graduate Fellowship Endowment, funds will support one or more full-time graduate students each year beginning in September, 2006.

“I look forward to our Foundation contributing to Minnesotan’s understanding of Chinese history. We will work hard to improve and deepen our knowledge of each other and build mutual understanding,” said Ming Tchou, founder and president of the Chinese Heritage Foundation.

“The College of Liberal Arts is committed to helping students discover history’s intersection with culture, politics, art, and more. This fellowship created in partnership with the Chinese Heritage Foundation will foster that research, and we are grateful for the Foundation’s support,” said Steven J. Rosenstone, dean of the College of Liberal Arts.

About the Chinese Heritage Foundation: Established in 2004 within The Minneapolis Foundation, the Chinese Heritage Foundation welcomes the support and participation of all people, without regard to cultural background or national origin, of the United States and beyond. Foundation goals are to promote the understanding of Chinese history, to perpetuate and promote Chinese visual and performing arts, music and culture. For more information, please visit:

About the College of Liberal Arts: At the heart of the University of Minnesota, CLA has served the state of Minnesota and its people with distinction-improving people’s lives and contributing to the public good through path-breaking research, service to communities, and teaching. CLA has 540 dedicated and award-winning faculty who are making the discoveries and creating the knowledge in the arts, social sciences and humanities.