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Undergraduate Recipients

2011 Malm Award recipients Marie Yasuda (left) and Kevin Mulholland (right) with Professor Malm.

2018

David J. Choi, LSA Asian Studies (Japanese Studies)
Changing Lenses: Viewing Postwar Japan through the Films of Akira Kurosawa (1944-1950)

2017

Oona A. Nicholas, LSA History of Art
​Art and Entrepreneurship in the Work of Takashi Murakami​

Tsukumo Niwa, LSA International Studies & SMTD Oboe Performance
Welcome "Home," Students: The Reintegration of Kikoku Shijo in the Japanese Education System

Lia A. Salmansohn, Business Administration
Transcendent: Japanese Popular Culture in South Korea and China

2016

Michael W. Rieger, LSA History
Reverse Course: The Secret Battle for the Japanese Economy

Sitao Chen (Runner Up), LSA Asian Studies (Japanese Studies) & Psychology
From Invisible to Visible: The Transformation of a National Classic

2015

Nathaniel E. Gallant, LSA Comparative Literature & Asian Studies (South Asian Studies)
Buddhism in Japan and the Limit of the Human: Jiun Onkō's The Way to Become a Person

2014

Nicholas A. Colaccino, LSA History
Creation of Monopoly: The Influence of the Dutch East India Company in Tokugawa Foreign Policy

Mary E. Hannahan, LSA History of Art
Pleasing the Kami through the Art of the Heike Nōgyō

2013

Allison M. Hawkins, LSA Screen Arts and Cultures
Piracy as a Catalyst for Evolution in Anime Fandom

2012

Mary M. Birkett, LSA Anthropology
"Amateur" Mascots on the Loose: The Pragmatics of Kawaii

2011

Marie Yasuda, LSA
Memory to Morality: The Journey from the Grove to the Gate