Comparative Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society

Funded by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, ACLS offers a program of support for work in China studies.

In this cycle of competitions awards were made to proposals adopting an explicitly cross-cultural or comparative perspective: projects that, for example, compare aspects of Chinese history and culture with those of other nations and civilizations, explore the interaction of these nations and civilizations, or engage in cross-cultural research on the relations among the diverse and shifting populations of China. Proposals are expected to be empirically grounded, theoretically informed, and methodologically explicit.

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  • Community and Religion in Rural Northern China  |  Abstract

    Shin-yi Chao
    Shin-yi Chao

    Assistant Professor, Philosophy and Religion, Rutgers University-Camden

  • Comparing Masters: Xunzi and Hume  |  Abstract

    Eric L. Hutton
    Eric L. Hutton

    Associate Professor, Philosophy, University of Utah

  • From the Exploitation of China to Chinese-Foreign Economic Interaction: Towards a New Understanding of Business History in China from the First Opium War (1839-1842) to the Beginning of the Second World War (1937)  |  Abstract

    Klaus Muhlhahn
    Klaus Muhlhahn

    Professor, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

  • Medical Cultures and Medical Commodities in Early Modern China and East Asia (1550 - 1850)  |  Abstract

    Federico Marcon
    Federico Marcon

    Assistant Professor, Princeton University

  • New Geographies of Feminist Art: China, Asia, and the World  |  Abstract

    Sasha Su-Ling Welland
    Sasha Su-Ling Welland

    Assistant Professor, Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies, University of Washington

  • The Second International Chinese in Africa/Africans in China Conference  |  Abstract

    Yoon Jung Park
    Yoon Jung Park

    Senior Research Associate, Howard University

  • The Social Lives of Dead Bodies in Modern China  |  Abstract

    Rebecca Nedostup
    Rebecca Nedostup

    Associate Professor, Boston College