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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.

Kathlene Baldanza
Kathlene Baldanza|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History and Asian Studies, Pennsylvania State University - Medical Colonialism in China and Vietnam

Guotong Li
Guotong Li|Abstract

Associate Professor, History, California State University, Long Beach - A Chinese Muslim Community in Late Imperial Quanzhou: Gender and Ethnicity on China's Southeast Coast

Emily Baum
Emily Baum|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, University of California, Irvine - Spit, Chains, and Hospital Beds: A History of Madness in Republican China, 1911-1937

Xia Shi
Xia Shi|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, New College of Florida - Stepping into the Public World: Traditional Women and Philanthropy in Early Twentieth-Century China

Maura Dykstra
Maura Dykstra|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, History, California Institute of Technology - Law and Economy in a Complex State: The Development of Chongqing in the Qing Dynasty

Craig Anthony Smith
Craig Anthony Smith|Abstract

Adjunct Faculty, History, University of British Columbia - Nationalism and Regionalism: Chinese Intellectuals' Writings on Asianism and the Empire of Japan

Christine I. Ho
Christine I. Ho|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History of Art and Architecture, University of Massachusetts Amherst - Collective Brushwork

Philip Thai
Philip Thai|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, Northeastern University - The War on Smuggling: Law, State Power, and Illicit Markets in Coastal China

Lijing Jiang
Lijing Jiang|Abstract

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of East Asian Studies, Princeton University - Of Goldfish and Scientists: Experimental Biology in Modern China

Leah Ya Zuo
Leah Ya Zuo|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History and Asian Studies (joint appointment), Bowdoin College - A New Way of Knowing in Middle-Period China: Shen Gua (1031-1095) and the Birth of Empiricism