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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.

Loubna El Amine
Loubna El Amine|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Political Science, Northwestern University - The foundations of Confucian political thought: History, law, and the political community

Matthew Z. Noellert
Matthew Z. Noellert|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, University of Iowa - Beyond Fanshen: New Perspectives on Communist Land Reform from Northeast China, 1946-1948

Shaohua Guo
Shaohua Guo|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Asian Languages & Literatures, Carleton College - Liberalization of Cultural Space: Progressive Trends in China's Digital Public

Margaret Mih Tillman
Margaret Mih Tillman|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, Purdue University - Tested: Cultivating Talent and China’s Standardized Exams, 1905-1977

Kelly Anne Hammond
Kelly Anne Hammond|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville - China's Muslims and Japan's Empire

Guojun Wang
Guojun Wang|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Asian Studies Program, Vanderbilt University - Unstageable World: Costuming and Personhood in Early Qing Drama

Tzu-hui Celina Hung
Tzu-hui Celina Hung|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Arts and Sciences, New York University Shanghai - Staging Original and New Residents: Settler Colonial Imagination in “Multicultural” Taiwan

Luman Wang
Luman Wang|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, University of Massachusetts Boston - Inland Family Banking from Empire to Nation-State: Unusual Histories of Shanxi Piaohao, 1820-1930

Travis Klingberg
Travis Klingberg|Abstract

Visiting Scholar, Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Ludwig Maximilians Universität München, Germany - Exploring Place: Domestic Tourism and the Politics of Geographic Knowledge in Post-reform China

Bin Xu
Bin Xu|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Sociology, Emory University - Unequal Memories: Class and Memories of China’s “Educated Youth” Generation

Yajun Mo
Yajun Mo|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, Boston College - From Shanghai to Shangri-La: Zhuang Xueben and China's Ethnographic Frontier