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Chinese Fellowships for Scholarly Development

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This program is no longer offered. The information below, from the final 2007-08 competition, is for information purposes only.

Fellowship Details

  • Amount: monthly stipend, health insurance, and international airfare
  • Tenure: one or two semesters between August 2008 and December 2009
  • Notifications will be sent in April 2008.


Fellowships are available for Chinese scholars in the social sciences and humanities with the M.A., Ph.D., or equivalent from a Chinese institution to carry out one or two semesters of individual or collaborative research at the invitation of a US host scholar. Candidates must be nominated by the U.S. host; Chinese scholars may not apply directly. Nominees must currently reside in China. Scholars who have previously visited the United States for five months or more, or who are enrolled in degree programs, are not eligible. Funding for this program is provided by the Li Foundation.

2008 Fellows

Yingde Guo
Professor, College of Liberal Arts, Chinese Department, Beijing Normal University
A Comparative Study of Chinese and Western Theaters: Concepts, Arts, Cultures 
U.S. Host: Robert E. Hegel, Professor, Asian & Near Eastern Languages and Literatures, Washington University in St. Louis

Yahua Wang
Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University
Institutional Analysis of Irrigation Systems in North China 
U.S. Host: Elinor Ostrom, Professor, Co-Director, Political Science, Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, Bloomington

Longchun Xue
Associate Professor, Research Center for Art, Nanjing Arts Institute
Wang Duo and Late Ming Calligraphy 
U.S. Host: Qianshen Bai, Associate Professor, Art History, Boston University

2007 Fellows

Feng Deng
Associate Professor, College of History and Culture, Northeast Normal University, China. 
The Amistics Negotiations During the Korean War: The First Direct Dialogue Between China and the United States—A Comprehensive Study on the Chinese, Soviet, and American Archival Literature.
U.S. Host: Thomas Alan Schwartz, Professor, History, Vanderbilt University

Lihong Du 
Assistant Researcher, Institute of Modern History, Chinese Academy of Social Science. 
From American Public Health Education to the Construction of Peking Public Health Administration.
U.S. Host: Marta Hanson, Assistant Professor, History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Yingkun Lu
Professor, School of Film and Television Arts, Communication University of China. 
Toward a Cultural History of Luantan Opera in the Qing Dynasty.
U.S. Host: Andrea Goldman, Assistant Professor, History, University of Maryland

Yong Wang
Director, Center for Japan Studies, Zhejiang Gongshang University. 
The East Asian Book Road and the Development of Sino-Japanese Poetry.
U.S. Host: Wiebke Denecke, Assistant Professor, Asia and Middle Eastern Cultures, Barnard College

Fengxian Xu
Associate Professor, Institute for the History of Natural Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences. 
The Natural Calendrical Systems in Late Shang and Western Zhou in Comparison with Other Ancient Civilizations.
U.S. Host: David Pankenier, Professor, Modern Languages and Literature, Lehigh University

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