Comparative Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society

Funded by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, ACLS offers a program of support for work in China studies.

In this cycle of competitions awards were made to proposals adopting an explicitly cross-cultural or comparative perspective: projects that, for example, compare aspects of Chinese history and culture with those of other nations and civilizations, explore the interaction of these nations and civilizations, or engage in cross-cultural research on the relations among the diverse and shifting populations of China. Proposals are expected to be empirically grounded, theoretically informed, and methodologically explicit.

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  • Changes in Criminal Justice: Comparing the PRC, Taiwan and South Korea  |  Abstract

    Flora Sapio
    Flora Sapio

    Research Associate, Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • Maritime Frontiers in Asia: Indigenous Communities and State Control in South China and Southeast Asia, 2000 BCE to 1800 CE  |  Abstract

    Kathlene Baldanza
    Kathlene Baldanza

    Assistant Professor, History, Pennsylvania State University

  • On China's Margin? The Emergence of an "East Asian" Culture  |  Abstract

    Janet Muifong Dudley
    Janet Muifong Dudley

    Professor, English, City University of New York, College of Staten Island

  • Political Representation of Women in Asia  |  Abstract

    Netina Tan
    Netina Tan

    Assistant Professor, Political Science, McMaster University

  • Rethinking Ritual: Chinese Performance in Asian Historical and Comparative Contexts  |  Abstract

    Andrea S. Goldman
    Andrea S. Goldman

    Professor, History, University of California, Los Angeles

  • Standards of Validity in Late Imperial China  |  Abstract

    Ari Daniel Levine
    Ari Daniel Levine

    Associate Professor, History, University of Georgia

  • The Chinese Railroad Workers of North America Project  |  Abstract

    Gordon H. Chang
    Gordon H. Chang

    Professor, History, Stanford University