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Comparative Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society Grantees


Funded by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, ACLS offers a program of support for collaborative 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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Maritime Frontiers in Asia: Indigenous Communities and State Control in South China and Southeast Asia, 2000 BCE to 1800 CE
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, April 12-13, 2013
Co-PI: Baldanza, Kathlene
Assistant Professor, History, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
Co-PI: Brindley, Erica Associate Professor, History, Pennsylvania State University, University Park

Standards of Validity in Late Imperial China
Heidelberg University, October 4-6, 2013
PI: Levine, Ari Daniel
Associate Professor, History, University of Georgia


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Rethinking Ritual: Chinese Performance in Asian Historical and Comparative Contexts
University of California, Los Angeles, August 15-16, 2013
PI: Goldman, Andrea
Professor, History, University of California, Los Angeles


The Chinese Railroad Workers of North America Project
Stanford University, September 2013
PI: Chang, Gordon
Associate Professor, History, Stanford University

On China's Margin? The Emergence of an "East Asian" Culture
The Graduate Center, City University of New York, May 8-11, 2013
PI: Dudley, Janet Muifong
Professor, English, City University of New York, College of Staten Island

Political Representation of Women in Asia
McMaster University, October 3-5, 2013
PI: Tan, Netina
Assistant Professor, Political Science, McMaster University, Canada

Changes in Criminal Justice: Comparing the PRC, Taiwan and South Korea
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, June 15-16, 2013
PI: Sapio, Flora
Research Associate, Law, The Chinese University of Hong Kong