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    ACLS Fellow Rian Thum presented his research on Islamic China at the 2018 ACLS Annual Meeting 

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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.

Chinese Justice: Civil Dispute Resolution in Post-Reform China   | Abstract
Margaret Yee Kim Woo

Professor, School of Law, Northeastern University

Early Medieval China: A Sourcebook   | Abstract
Wendy Swartz
Wendy Swartz

Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University

Scenes and Visions: Approaches to 20th-Century Chinese Visual Culture   | Abstract
Xiaobing Tang

Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Southern California

State Power and Social Control in Ancient China and Rome   | Abstract
Walter Scheidel

Professor, Stanford University

Temples in Rural China   | Abstract
Eugene Cooper

Visiting Fellow, Anthropology, Princeton University

The Role of Japan in the International Development of Modern Chinese Art   | Abstract
Joshua A. Fogel
Joshua A. Fogel

York University