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Daniel C. Tsang, a UCI Librarian Emeritus, has been selected for a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award

ImageDaniel C. Tsang, a UCI Librarian Emeritus, has been selected for a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to do research on protest literature in Hong Kong. This coincides with the 20th anniversary of the transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong from the United Kingdom and Hong Kong's establishment as a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. Mr. Tsang will be spending the next academic year, 2017-18, 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, and excited to return to a city I left 50 years ago to seek higher education in California," says Tsang.

Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement as well as record of service and demonstrated leadership in their respective fields. The awards are very competitive and merit based.

This achievement is all the more remarkable because it is Mr. Tsang's second Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award. In 2004 he served as a Fulbright scholar in Vietnam.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. Participants in Fulbright programs have included Nobel Laureates Milton Friedman, John Steinbeck, and the current President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos.  

Tsang was a Distinguished Librarian at the time of his retirement from UCI on July 1, 2016, after over 30 years of service to the University.

At UCI, Mr. Tsang served as data librarian and bibliographer for political science, economics and Asian American Studies. He ran UCI's Social Science Data Archive and was the inaugural UCI administrator for California Digital Library's Web Archiving Service, which captured political literature websites, including many from Hong Kong.