ICAS Bulletin
Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.

February 7, 2010

Professor Britton Chance weds Dr. Shoko Nioka

Professor Britton Chance (ICAS Distinguished Fellow and ICAS Liberty Award Recipient, Eldridge Reeves Johnson University Professor Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania) tied the knot yesterday with his long-time sweetheart Dr. Shoko Nioka in Taiwan in a traditional Chinese ceremony.

Britton, a 96-year-young, and his 62-year-young bride have known each other for over 25 years. The wedding ceremony, witnessed and blessed by Tainan Mayor Hsu Tain-tsair, took place at the Eternal Golden Castle, one of the most famous historic remnants in the southern city, according to traditional rituals with music provided by a Chinese folk music orchestra and a parade of wedding assistants in ancient garb bearing the bride in a sedan chair.

   Podcast of Britton Chance - Shoko Nioka Wedding.

(This podcast is coming from National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan. Transmission time can be a bit slow, and you may have to click the "forward" arrow occasionally to keep it going. The narration is in Chinese and English.)

Britton is a member of National Academy of Sciences and laureate of National Medal of Science. He also was Olympic gold medalist for the US in 1952 the Helsinki Summer Olympic Yacht Race (5.5. meter class Complex II).

Britton currently teaches as a visiting professor at National Cheng Kung University in Tainan City.

He has generously endowed "Britton Chance Award for Excellence" in science and medicine to the ICAS Youth Fellowship Award.

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