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Retired librarian named Fulbright scholar to study Hong Kong protest literature

April 11, 2017
Retired librarian named Fulbright scholar to study Hong Kong protest literature
This is Daniel Tsang’s second Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant. In 2004, he conducted research in Vietnam through the flagship foreign exchange scholarship program.

UCI librarian emeritus Daniel Tsang has won a Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant to conduct research on protest literature in Hong Kong, just as the former British crown colony marks the 20th anniversary of its return to China. He will be spending the next academic year in Hong Kong, where he was born. “I am honored to be able to do research on how protest material is distributed and archived at this crucial period in the history of Hong Kong,” Tsang said. “I plan to research ways in which the proliferation of protest literature, media and art is being safeguarded and preserved for future generations.” This is his second Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant. In 2004, Tsang studied in Vietnam through the program. At UCI, Tsang was the data librarian and bibliographer for political science, economics and Asian American studies. He ran the university’s Social Science Data Archives and was campus administrator for the California Digital Library’s web archiving service, which captured political literature websites, including many from Hong Kong.