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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.

Daniel Asen
Daniel Asen|Abstract

Visiting Assistant Professor, History, University of Pittsburgh - On the Case with the Coroners of Beijing: Law, Science, and City Life in Modern China

Paize Keulemans
Paize Keulemans|Abstract

Assistant Professor, East Asian Studies, Princeton University - Idle Chatter: The Productive Uses of Gossip in Seventeenth-century Chinese Literature

Liana Chen
Liana Chen|Abstract

Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages and Literatures, The George Washington University - Staging the Empire: A History of Qing Court Theatre, 1662-1924

Judd Creighton Kinzley
Judd Creighton Kinzley|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, University of Wisconsin-Madison - Staking Claims to China's Borderland: Oil, Ores, and State Building in Xinjiang, 1893-1964

Matthew Steven Erie
Matthew Steven Erie|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Anthropology, Cornell University - The Prophet and the Party: Shari'a and Sectarianism in China's Little Mecca

Shellen Xiao Wu
Shellen Xiao Wu|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History Department, University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Geography and the Fate of Chinese Civilization: the Rise of Geopolitical Discourse in Twentieth Century China

Michael J. Hathaway
Michael J. Hathaway|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Anthropology and Sociology, Simon Fraser University - Emerging Matsutake Worlds: Markets, Science and Nature in Southwest China