Amerasia Journal: Lucie Cheng Prize Nominations

The Amerasia Journal invites faculty to nominate exceptional graduate student essays (masters and doctoral level) in the interdisciplinary field of Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies forthe 2013-14 Lucie Cheng Prize. The selected article will be published in Amerasia Journal, with a prize to be awarded to the winner.

The Lucie Cheng Prize honors the late Professor Lucie Cheng (1939-2010), a longtime faculty member of UCLA and the first permanent director of the UCLA Asian American Studies Center (1972-1987). Professor Cheng was a pioneering scholar who brought an early and enduring transnational focus to the study of Asian Americans and issues such as labor and immigration.

Submission: Nominations must be submitted via email by the graduate advisor by (date varies per academic year) with notification to the winner by the end of the calendar year. Nominations are to include:

1. Graduate Advisor Name, Title, Institution, and Contact Information

2. Graduate Advisor Recommendation (500 word limit)

3. Graduate Student Brief CV (2 pages)

4. Essay (5000-7000 words) in a MS-Word file, formatted according to the Amerasia Journal Style Sheet; for journal style guidelines, see:

Submit materials and queries to and


Past Winners:

2013-14: Lucie Cheng Prize awarded to Jungha Kim of the University of Pennsylvania

2012-13: Lucie Cheng Prize awarded to Linh Nguyen of UCSD

2011-12: Amerasia Journal Announces Winner of Lucie Cheng Prize, Yuko Konno