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Ryan Holroyd

Graduate Student

205 Weaver Building
University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 409-7337

Curriculum Vitae

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  1. Doctoral Candidate in Dual-title Asian Studies & History Program
  2. MA, University of Alberta, 2010
  3. BA, University of Alberta, 2007


I’m originally from a small town in western Canada called Edson.  I received both my Bachelor and Master degrees from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, and specialised in East Asian history in both as well.  Recently, I’ve been living in Kaohsiung, Taiwan studying the Chinese language and enjoying the Formosan ambience.  In August 2012, I traded Kaohsiung for central Pennsylvania to begin work on my PhD in the Department of History at the Pennsylvania State University.

Awards and Service:

Graduate Scholar Award, College of Liberal Arts, Pennsylvania State University (2013-2014)
Huayu Enrichment Scholarship, Ministry of Education, Republic of China (2010-2011)
Graduate Student Scholarship, Alberta Advanced Education and Technology (2010)
Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship, Government of the Province of Alberta (2009-2010)

Recent Courses:

HIST001 - The Western Heritage I (TA)


East Asia

Research Interests:

Martime trade networks of the China Sea region, Zheng family regime, Buddhist pilgrimage site, development of East Asian trade
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