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Comparative Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society Grantees


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

Awards are 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.

Read more about this program. This program was formerly known as New Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society.

Lucille Chia
Lucille Chia|Abstract

Associate Professor, University of California, Riverside - First Impressions: The Cultural History of Print in Imperial China (8th-14th Centuries)

John Lagerwey
John Lagerwey|Abstract

Professor, University of Paris - Rituals, Pantheons, and Techniques: a History of Chinese Religion before the Tang

Benjamin A. Elman
Benjamin A. Elman|Abstract

Professor, Princeton University - The "Rituals of Zhou" in Chinese and East Asian History: Premodern Asian Statecraft in Comparative Context

Xun Liu
Xun Liu|Abstract

Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkeley - Between Eternity and Modernity: Daoism and its Reinvention in the Twentieth Century

Joshua A. Fogel
Joshua A. Fogel|Abstract

Professor, York University - The Role of Japan in the Development of Chinese Painting, 1850-1900

Hoyt Cleveland Tillman
Hoyt Cleveland Tillman|Abstract

Professor, Arizona State University - Tang Song Transition: an International Project for Reevaluating Tang-Song Change and Continuity

Mary Gallagher
Mary Gallagher|Abstract

Assistant Professor, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor - Sources and Methods in Chinese Politics: a Conference on Methodology, Research Design, and Fieldwork Strategies

Martin King Whyte
Martin King Whyte|Abstract

Professor, Harvard University - Re-Thinking the Rural-Urban Cleavage in Contemporary China

Ying Hu
Ying Hu|Abstract

Associate Professor, University of California, Irvine - New Perspectives on the Chinese Biographical Tradition: from before the Common Era to the Mid-Twentieth Century