Matthew Mitchell Wins Dissertation Prize
Matthew Mitchell has been awarded a Stanley Weinstein Dissertation Prize, given for the best doctoral dissertation on East Asian Buddhism for academic years 2014-2016. The Selection Committee chose his dissertation, “Beyond the Convent Walls: The Local and Japan-wide Activities of Daihongan’s Nuns in the Early Modern Period (c. 1550–1868)," (nominated by Richard Jaffe, Duke University) from a field of fine contributions. During the next academic year he will be invited to deliver a public lecture at Yale as a recipient of this Dissertation Prize. The prize also includes a $1,000 honorarium, in addition to round trip economy travel expenses to New Haven and two nights in a local hotel. During his visit, a faculty dinner will be hosted in his honor.