Angelin Chang, GRAMMY® Award Winning pianist and Co-Chair of RC18, presents a music concert of classical piano repertoire. She is the first pianist of Asian heritage to win a GRAMMY®, as well as the first American female awarded. An active IPSA participant since the Paris 1985 IPSA World Congress, Dr. Angelin Chang RC18 Co-Chair with Dr. Teh-Kuang Chang, RC18 Chair and Founder. Angelin Chang is Professor of Law and Professor of Music at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and Cleveland State University, Ohio, U.S.A. Dr. Teh-Kuang Chang is Professor of Political Science and initiated the International Studies Association at Ball State University, Indiana, U.S.A. The Research Committee on Asian and Pacific Studies was established at the 1976 IPSA World Congress in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, and held its first panel on Asian Studies at the1979 Moscow World Congress, an IPSA turning point to extend beyond the European-American tradition.
The event will include the inaugural award presentation of The Teh-Kuang Chang Award for Outstanding Scholar on Asian and Pacific Studies (IPSA-RC18). This is a new award being established to encourage new and outstanding scholarship and in recognition of the RC18 founder.