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KEN BRASHIER RECEIVES GRAVES AWARD FOR THE HUMANITIES

March 20, 2002
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
REED PROFESSOR RECEIVES GRAVES AWARD FOR THE HUMANITIES

Kenneth E. Brashier, assistant professor of religion and humanities at Reed College, has received a prestigious Graves Award in the humanities. The award of $13,970 will allow Brashier to develop a companion anthology for studies of the early ancestral cult in China.

Brashier, a member of the Reed faculty since 1998, proposes to develop a sourcebook on the early Chinese ancestral cult in order to fill the current gap in scholarly understanding. The sourcebook would collect a wide array of Chinese texts including poetry, philosophy, historical writings, and court debates, the majority of which have never been translated, as well as extensive emphasis on stone graves, tombs, and relief imagery. Brashier also intends the sourcebook to encourage active learning and questioning on the part of students, allowing them to draw their own conclusions from the material.

The Arnold L. and Lois S. Graves Awards are sponsored by the American Council of Learned Societies. Graves awards support young faculty members with outstanding accomplishments in teaching the humanities.

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