The award is named in honor of the late Professor Jing Wang. The award is open to MIT undergraduates with a declared HASS Concentration or Minor in Chinese, and is recognized with a $500 prize. The entries are reviewed by a committee of Chinese lecturers.
Declared Concentrators or Minors in Chinese are invited to apply. Applications may be submitted beginning March 1, 2024.
Students may submit a digital recording (audio or video) or write a brief essay of 800-1000 characters in Chinese about their personal experience of challenges, feelings and progress in learning Chinese.
All entries must be submitted by April 1, 2024, to be considered for the award. Submission details:
The winner will be honored at the annual Global Languages Spring Fest April 22, 2024.
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Jing Wang passed away in July 2021. She was the S. C. Fang Professor of Chinese Language and Culture in the Comparative Media Studies/Writing section. She was also the founder and director of New Media Action Lab and author of The Other Digital China: Nonconfrontational Activism on the Social Web (Harvard University Press, 2019). You can learn more about her achievements and contributions at MIT News.