2018 Recipient of Dr. Rosane Rocher Prize: Seung Hyun Chung

Congratulations to the 2018 recipient of the Dr. Rosane Rocher Prize for Best Undergraduate Essay in Asian American Studies Prize,  Seung Hyun Chung. Seung Hyun is a senior from Cypress, California studying English and minoring in Theatre Arts and Asian American Studies. His essay, "Re-Imagining My History: Counter-Collective Memory and Filmic Documentation," "outlines an alternative approach to analyze what filmic documentations do for a community‚Äôs collective memory".  As a result, he "forms a non-representational theory that looks at the limits of film, but also characterizes documentations and the film festivals/community archives collecting them as processes that activate circulation, curation, and interaction among Asian American communities." The Dr. Rosane Rocher Prize for Best Undergraduate Essay in Asian American Studies is awarded annually in honor of Dr. Rosane Rocher, the first Director of Asian American Studies at Penn. The ASAM program invites students and instructors to submit academic papers within any field of Asian American Studies.