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ACLS Announces the First Cohort of Fellows and Grantees of the Henry Luce Foundation-ACLS Program in China Studies


The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce the results of the first annual competitions of the new Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies

The three competitions–for pre-dissertation grants, postdoctoral fellowships, and collaborative reading-workshop grants–received 156 applications in this inaugural year.

Pre-dissertation Research Grants were awarded to 14 PhD candidates to enable preliminary investigations of archives and field sites in China, and to secure necessary formal permissions, in preparation for anticipated dissertation research.

See the full list of 2013 Luce /ACLS Pre-dissertation Grantees here.

Postdoctoral Fellowships were awarded to 7 scholars for projects in topics ranging from gossip in seventeenth-century Chinese literature and the study of coroners in modern China, to the Qing court theatre and contemporary Shari’a and sectarianism in Linxia, “China’s little Mecca.” Postdoctoral Fellowships support scholars in preparing their Ph.D. dissertations for publication or in embarking on the first major research after the dissertation.

See the full list 2013 Luce /ACLS Postdoctoral Fellows here.

Collaborative Reading-Workshop Grants were awarded to 4 scholars wishing to convene multi- and inter-disciplinary teams for focused examination of texts that constitute essential points of entry to Chinese periods, traditions, communities, or events in either contemporary or historical times.

See the full list of 2013 Luce /ACLS Collaborative Reading-Workshop Grantees here.

“These fellowships and grants,” noted Andrzej W. Tymowski, director of international programs at ACLS, “will encourage and enable early career scholars to develop new knowledge on China. With the Luce Foundation’s financial support they will undertake research to extend our understanding of China’s history, culture, and societal dynamics. This is the soundest basis for understanding its future.”

Information about the next competition will be available on the program's page in July 2013.

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