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Whether you want to gain advantage in the international world of business, explore your own Asian heritage, study Asian medical systems, or simply learn more about this fascinating part of the world, choosing to minor in Asian studies is a wise move. The Asian studies minor effectively complements a variety of majors, including anthropology, history, fine arts, political science, sociology, literature, theology, marketing and finance. Students who plan to continue their studies with an advanced degree in Asian studies or a related field can lay the educational groundwork here at Loyola University Chicago.

Asian Studies Essay Contest

Posted on: March 18th, 2013 by jshah4 1 Comment

The ASIAN STUDIES PROGRAM’s Essay Contest provides undergraduate students the opportunity to gain recognition for excellence.  Students whose entries are judged to merit awards by the Asian Studies Program faculty will be eligible for cash prizes:  1st prize, $100; 2nd prize, $50; 3rd prize, $25. 


  • Any undergraduate student at Loyola University of Chicago is eligible to enter the contest.
  • The entry should deal with an Asia-related theme or topic.  Any essay written in 2012-2013 is eligible.  One essay per person may be submitted. We will not accept essays submitted for the previous years’ contest.
  • Entries must be typed on standard (8-1/2″ x 11″) paper, double-spaced, with numbered pages.  The maximum length of the essay should not exceed twenty-five pages.
  • A hard and an electronic copy of the essay must be submitted to Prof. John Pincince.* Please do NOT staple your essay—use a paper clip ONLY.  The title, author’s name, course information (include course #, instructor, and semester) and permanent address, should appear on the title page. 
  • Entries must also include notes and a bibliography of sources used.  On correct footnote and bibliography form, see Chicago Manual of Style or Mary Rampolla, Pocket Guide to Writing in History.
  • Entries will be judged on the basis of content and style.  To qualify for an award, the entry must be accurate in grammar and spelling and must be clear in its organization and presentation.
  • Entries must be submitted no later than April 12, 2013, to the Asian Studies Program at the Lake Shore Campus (Crown Center 527).  Winning papers will be announced during the last week of classes.
    *Turn in the hard copy to Prof. John Pincince at Crown Center Room 527 and email the electronic copy to: jpincince@luc.edu.


For further information, please contact Prof. John Pincince, Asian Studies Program Director, at Crown Center 527, or by e-mail: jpincince@luc.edu.

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