Attention Students:

The Griffis essay competition is named after the distinguished Rutgers alumnus William Elliot Griffis (1843-1928), a pioneer in Japanese studies and international education. For more information on his life and work, see the description of the Griffis Collection housed in Special Collections and University Archives of Alexander Library (

Best Undergraduate Term Paper or Media Project on Asia during the Academic Year 2021-2022----$250.00

  • 1) Best Undergraduate Term Paper on Asia Written During the Academic Year 2021- 2022
  • 2) Best Undergraduate Media Project on Asia Produced During the Academic Year 2021-2022

DEADLINE: Wednesday, May 11th, 2022   Click Here for more details


 Show-Mei and I-Fang Tu Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Chinese Studies

DEADLINE: Wednesday, May 11th, 2022. Click Here for more details


Japanese Eyes on America

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The recording of the panel discussion is now available on the Digital Museum of the History of Japanese in New York website. Also check out the Museum's special online exhibit of the Iwakura Mission: Prof. Wakabayashi wrote a section on Rutgers (under “New York”), and Suchisman Gangopdhyay (MA ‘23), Izumi Umeda (’21) and Sora Sato (’24) contributed articles and translations for the exhibit. Prof. Wakabayashi’s research on Rutgers’ relationship with Japan in the late nineteenth-century has been funded by the Toshiba International Foundation.

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