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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.

Elad Alyagon
Elad Alyagon|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, History, University of California, Davis - Inked: Song Soldiers, Military Tattoos, and the Remaking of the Chinese Lower Class, 960-1279

Xiao Liu
Xiao Liu|Abstract

Assistant Professor, East Asian Studies, McGill University - Information Fantasies and Technological Imaginations in Post-Mao China, 1978-1989

Nellie Chu
Nellie Chu|Abstract

Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Transregional Research Network - Global Prayers in the Workshop of the World: African and South Korean Pastor-Entrepreneurs in Guangzhou, China

Rachel Silberstein
Rachel Silberstein|Abstract

Visiting Assistant Professor, History of Art and Visual Culture, Rhode Island School of Design - Embroidered Figures: Commerce and Culture in Nineteenth-Century Chinese Women’s Fashions

Anna Jane High
Anna Jane High|Abstract

Postdoctoral Scholar, School of Law, Loyola University Chicago - ‘One Eye Open, One Eye Closed’: The Role and Regulation of China’s Foreign-Run Orphanages

Catherine Stuer
Catherine Stuer|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Art History and Visual Culture, Denison University - The Disciplinary Lens: Photographic Vision, Cultural Remains, and Early Chinese Art History and Archaeology

Andrew Liu
Andrew Liu|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, Villanova University - Tea Countries: labor and political economic thought in China and India, 1834-1937

Ting Zhang
Ting Zhang|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, University of Maryland, College Park - Information and Power: Printing, Law, and the Making of Early Modern Chinese Legal Culture, 1644-1911