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Essay Prize for Eugenia Bogdanova-Kummer

Oct 17, 2014

Eugenia Bogdanova-Kummer, PhD candidate of the Graduate Program for Transcultural Studies, has been awarded with the thirteenth annual Chino Kaori Memorial Essay Prize for her paper titled "The Material is the Message: Rubbings and Prints in Postwar Japanese Calligraphy”.

Eugenia Bogdanova-Kummer has studied Japanese Studies, General Art History and East Asian Art History at Kiev National Taras Shevchenko University (Ukraine), Kiev Art Academy (Ukraine), Kyoto University (Japan) and Heidelberg University (Germany). At present, she is a graduate student at the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context”. Her research fields include modern and contemporary Japanese painting and calligraphy, as well as their international entanglements. In 2011 she has joined the GPTS with the project “The Transcultural Art of Bokujinkai Group – Between Avant-Garde Calligraphy and Abstract Painting”, supervised by Prof. Dr. Melanie Trede.

The Chino Kaori Memorial Prize is administered by the Japan Art History Forum (JAHF) and sponsored by the University of Hawaii Press. Established in 2003 in memory of the distinguished art historian Chino Kaori, the prestigious Chino Prize is awarded annually to a graduate student who has written an outstanding essay on a topic in the study of Japanese art history or visual culture. The prize recipient is awarded $400 in books from the University of Hawai’i Press catalogue and a complimentary two-year membership to JAHF.


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