The Luce/ACLS Program in China Studies has played a vital role in nurturing the field by providing research support to hundreds of scholars. In 2020 ACLS convened a China Studies Advisory Group to identify issues, survey scholars, and make recommendations.

This report summarizes the Group’s findings and reflections, with a focus on the specific challenges involved in the production of new knowledge on China and on the obstacles faced by the emerging generation of PhDs.

Members of the Advisory Committee

Keisha Brown, History, Tennessee State University
Dorothy Ko, History, Columbia University
Yingyi Ma, Public Affairs and Sociology, Syracuse University
Michael Szonyi, History, Harvard University
Wang Feng, Sociology, University of California, Irvine
Paola Zamperini, Literature and Culture, Northwestern University

The research was conducted, and the study report was prepared, by Wang Feng, Yingyi Ma, and Langou Lian
(University of California, Irvine). The report was edited by Andrzej W. Tymowski, ACLS.

China Studies in North America 2021 Report

Read the full report.