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

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The Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies: Postdoctoral Fellowships


The Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies seeks to maintain the vitality of China Studies in the US through fellowships and grants designed primarily for scholars early in their careers.

Postdoctoral fellowships support scholars in preparing their PhD dissertation research for publication or in embarking on new research projects.

This program is made possible by a generous grant from The Henry Luce Foundation, with additional funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Read more about this fellowship program.

Please note: affiliations shown are as of time of award. Please click on fellows' names for current information.

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Assistant Professor, History and Asian Studies, Bowdoin College - Nomadic Borderlands: Imperial Japan and the Origins of Ethnic Autonomy in China

Scott Relyea
Scott Relyea|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, Appalachian State University - Learning to Be Colonial: ‘Effective occupation’ and early twentieth century Chinese settlement of eastern Tibet

Ariel Fox
Ariel Fox|Abstract

Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago - Commercial Acts: Staging the Market in Early Modern China

Elena Shih
Elena Shih|Abstract

Assistant Professor, American Studies, Brown University - Belt and Road Borderlands: (Im)Mobility and Building the Periphery

Macabe Keliher
Macabe Keliher|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, West Virginia University - Centralizing the Manchu Military and the Transformation of Empire in Early Modern China

Jeremy Tai
Jeremy Tai|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History and Classical Studies, McGill University - Frontier Fantasies: Northwest China, National Crisis, and the Cultural Imagination

Ke Li
Ke Li|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Political Science, City University of New York, John Jay College - From Contention to Resignation: Divorce Litigation, Gender Inequality, and State Power in Rural China.

Angela Xiao Wu
Angela Xiao Wu|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Media, Culture and Communication, New York University - Sorting out the Internet with Data Analytics.

Ross Perlin
Ross Perlin|Abstract

Independent Scholar, Minority languages of China - A Grammar of Trung (Dulong), a Tibeto-Burman Language of Southwest China

Xia Zhang
Xia Zhang|Abstract

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Portland State University - "Parents Are Poison": Filial Piety, New Media, and Psychological Self-help in Contemporary China