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ACLS Launches New Program in China Studies

August 24, 2012 – The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) recently announced the launch of a program in support of China studies, made possible by a grant of $1.2 million from the Henry Luce Foundation.  The new Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies will aid scholars embarking on careers in research and teaching of Chinese history, literature, culture, and society.  Annually, it will award stipends for pre-dissertation research in China, grants for collaborative reading workshops that unite a number of disciplines and scholarly generations, and postdoctoral research fellowships for scholars within eight years of the receipt of the Ph.D.

“ACLS shares with the Henry Luce Foundation the conviction that understanding China is both a national priority and a vital intellectual goal if we are to thrive in today’s world, and in tomorrow’s,” commented President Yu in a press release. “Over the past century American scholarship on China has become enormously strong and capacious, but to remain vital such knowledge must be constantly renewed and extended. This program will assist the scholars who will do that.” 

The application deadline for the first competition is November 15, 2012.

Additional information is available on the ACLS website.

[Posted by: Erin Mosley] 

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