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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.

Circuits of Cultual Entrepreneurship in China and Southeast Asia   | Abstract
Christopher Gordon Rea

Assistant Professor, Asian Studies, University of British Columbia

Documenting Taiwan on Films: Methods and Issues in Documentation   | Abstract
Tze-Lan Deborah Sang
Tze-Lan Deborah Sang

Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Literatures, University of Oregon

Intellectuals, Professions, and Knowledge Production in Twentieth-Century China   | Abstract
Robert J. Culp

Associate Professor, History, Bard College

Literary Forms of Argument in Pre-modern China   | Abstract
Dirk Meyer

Lecturer, Oriental Institute, University of Oxford

The Capitalist Dilemma in China's Communist Revolution: Stay, Leave, or Return?   | Abstract
Sherman Cochran

Professor, History, Cornell University

The Cultures of Emergency: Patterns of Cultural Production in Times of Turmoil, 1937-1957   | Abstract
Nicolai Volland

Assistant Professor, Chinese Studies, National University of Singapore