At the University of Arizona’s Graduate and Professional Student Council Showcase on February 13th, 2019, Jingyi Li, a second year PhD student in the East Asian Studies department was awarded First Place in the category of Communication and Expression. Her project, “Methods for Teaching Japanese Palaeography,” proposes a new method in the teaching of reading pre-modern Japanese texts written in cursive style. Her presentation garnered the interest of UA President Robert C. Robbins, who greeted her in Japanese. Jingyi’s research focuses on the literary and intellectual history of Tokugawa Japan. She also organizes a weekly palaeography study group that is available to undergraduate students.
Congratulations Jingyi Li!