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New Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society Grantees


Funded by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, ACLS offers a program of support for conferences and publications on "New Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society."

This program is intended to support projects in the humanities and related social sciences that bridge disciplinary or geographic boundaries, engage new kinds of information, develop fresh approaches to traditional materials and issues, or otherwise bring innovative perspectives to the study of Chinese culture and society. Proposals are expected to be empirically grounded, theoretically informed, and methodologically explicit. The Program especially encourages proposals concerning pre-modern China.

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Planning Meetings

Marta E. Hanson, Assistant Professor, History of Medicine, Late Imperial Chinese History, Johns Hopkins University
Taiwanese Participant: Chia-feng Chang, Associate Professor, History, National Taiwan University
Body Wholes, Body Parts: A Cultural History of the Body in Chinese Medicine
Department of History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, July 19, 2008



Jack Chen, Assistant Professor, Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California, Los Angeles
Taiwanese Participants: Yu-yu Cheng, Professor, Chinese Literature, National Taiwan University; Lee Fong-mao, Research Fellow, Taoism and Classical Literature, Academica Sinica; Liu Yuan-ju, Associate Research Fellow, Classical Chinese Literature, Academica Sinica
Anecdote, Gossip, and Occasion in Traditional China
University of California, Los Angeles, May 16-17, 2008

Thomas Shawn Mullaney, Assistant Professor, History, Stanford University
Taiwanese Participant: Ming-ke Wang, Professor, History, Academia Sinica
Critical Han Studies Conference
Stanford University, April 25-27, 2008



Peter Bol, Professor, History, Harvard University
Taiwanese Participant: Cheng-yun Liu, Professor, History, Academia Sinica
Biographical Databases for the Study of China's Premodern History
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, November 20-23, 2008

Rowan Kimon Flad, Assistant Professor, Anthropology (Archaeology), Harvard University
Taiwanese Participant: Pochan Chen, Assistant Professor, Anthropology, National Taiwan University
Workshop on the Spread of Agriculture in Asia - Understanding Early Settlements in the Chengdu Plain
Cambridge, MA, October 12-18, 2008

Zhichun Jing, Canada Research Chair in East Asian Archaeology, Anthropology, University of British Columbia
Taiwanese Participant: Cheng-hwa Tsang, Professor, Archaeology, Academia Sinica
Archaeology of Cultural Contact and Interregional Interaction in Early East Asia
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, March 25, 2008

Yuri Pines, Senior Lecturer, Chinese Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Taiwanese Participant: Mu-Chou Poo, Research Fellow, History, Academia Sinica
The Birth of Empire: The State of Qin Revisited
Institute for Advanced Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, December 10-20, 2008

Chia-ling Yang, Lecturer, Chinese Art History, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Taiwanese Participant: Andrew Shih-ming Pai, Assistant Professor, Aesthetics and Art History, National Taichung University
Lost Generation: Luo Zhenyu, Qing Loyalists and the Formation of Modern Chinese Culture
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (Day 1) and Christie's Education London (Day 2), August 27-29, 2008