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April 2011

Berkeley History Graduate Eugenio Menegon wins the 2011 Levenson Prize

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Menegon (left) and classmate Mark
McNicholas at the AAS conference

On April 1, 2011, at the 70th anniversary meeting of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) in Honolulu, Eugenio Menegon, 2002 PhD graduate of Berkeley's History department, now Associate Professor in the Department of History at Boston University, received the 2011 Joseph Levenson Book Prize Pre-1900 Category, for his monograph Ancestors, Virgins and Friars: Christianity as a Local Religion in Late Imperial China (Harvard Asia Center, 2009).

The first recipient of the pre-1900 Levenson Prize in 1987 was Frederic Wakeman Jr. (1937-2006), Eugenio Menegon's advisor at UC Berkeley. Wakeman was the most brilliant among Joseph Levenson's students, and Menegon dedicated the prize to his memory at the UC Berkeley reception in Hawaii. Several teachers and classmates from his Berkeley days, friends from other institutions, and BU colleagues were in Honolulu and shared the joy with Eugenio.

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