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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.

Anecdote, Gossip, and Occasion in Traditional China   | Abstract
Jack W. Chen
Jack W. Chen

Assistant Professor, Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California, Los Angeles

Archaeology of Cultural Contact and Interregional Interaction in Early East Asia   | Abstract
Zhichun Jing
Zhichun Jing

Assistant Professor, Anthropology, University of British Columbia

Biographical Databases for the Study of China's PreModern History   | Abstract
Peter K. Bol
Peter K. Bol

Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Harvard University

Body Wholes, Body Parts: A Cultural History of the Body in Chinese Medicine   | Abstract
Marta E. Hanson

Assistant Professor, History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University

Critical Han Studies Conference   | Abstract
Thomas Shawn Mullaney
Thomas Shawn Mullaney

Assistant Professor, History, Stanford University

Lost Generation: Luo Zhenyu, Qing Loyalists and the Formation of Modern Chinese Culture   | Abstract
Chia-ling Yang

Lecturer, Art and Archaeology, SOAS, University of London

The Birth of Empire: The State of Qin Revisited   | Abstract
Yuri Pines
Yuri Pines

Senior Lecturer, East Asian Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Workshop on the Spread of Agriculture in Asia: Understand Early Settlements in the Chengdu Plain   | Abstract
Rowan Kimon Flad
Rowan Kimon Flad

Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Harvard University