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Comparative 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 collaborative 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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Nedostup, Rebecca
Associate Professor, History, Boston College
The Social Lives of Dead Bodies in Modern China
August 2012, Boston, MA

Park, Yoon Jung
Senior Research Associate, Sociology and African Studies, Howard University
The Second International Chinese in Africa/Africans in Chinese Conference
August 2012, Rhodes Unviersity, Grahamstown, South Africa 

Welland, Sasha Su-Ling
Assistant Professor, Anthropology and Women's Studies, University of Washington
New Geographies of Feminist Art: China, Asia, and the World
November 15-17, 2012, University of Washington


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Chao, Shin-yi
Assistant Professor, Religion, Rutgers University, Camden
Community and Religion in Rural Northern China
May 25-27, 2012, Peking University 

Marcon, Federico
Assistant Professor, History and East Asian Studies, Princeton University
Medical Cultures and Medical Commodities in Early Modern China and East Asia,1550 - 1850
February 11-12, 2012, Princeton University

Muhlhahn, Klaus
Professor, Sinology, Freie Universitat Berlin
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) 
May 26, 2012, University of Hong Kong



Hutton, Eric
Associate Professor, Philosophy, University of Utah
Comparing Masters: Xunzi and Hume
July 7-10, 2012, University of Utah