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A paper by Kevin Keepper '08 has been selected for the Undergraduate Prize in the 2008 New York Conference on Asian Studies Marleigh Grayer Ryan Writing Prize Competition. The paper, "Intellectual Property Rights In China: Capacity and Incentive for Proper Enforcement in China," was written for a class taught by Assistant Professor of Government Grace Huang.

The reviewers of the papers in the competition said of Keepper's entry, "This paper deftly situates current debates over Chinese trademark infringement and the safety of exported Chinese goods within an informing context of intellectual property right legislation and enforcement."

The New York Conference on Asian Studies (NYCAS) encourages the development of the skills of scholarly writing by awarding annual prizes for excellent student papers dealing with Asia. Two such prizes are awarded each year, one to an undergraduate student and one to a graduate student. The prizes honor the outstanding service of Dr. Marleigh Grayer Ryan, former dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences, professor of Japanese literature, and coordinator of Asian studies at SUNY New Paltz; and longtime executive secretary of NYCAS. Undergraduate and graduate students at a college or university in New York State are eligible. Each winner receives a $100 prize, up to $100 reimbursement for travel and expenses to attend the NYCAS '08 Annual Meeting at Hamilton College, on September 26-27. The winning papers will be published on the NYCAS Web site and considered for presentation in a panel at the NYCAS meeting.

Keepper, of Sister Bay, Wisconsin, earned his degree in government.

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Posted: September 4, 2008


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