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2015

American Council of Learned Societies, New York, NY— Ongoing support for the China Studies Program. A one-year grant of $625,000.

Beijing Civil Society Development Research Center (China Development Brief), Beijing, China— For a bilingual Chinese-English media, research and services platform on Chinese civil society and philanthropy. A three-year grant of $180,000.

Center for Khmer Studies, Inc., New York, NY— For a pilot training program, Exploring Conflict in the ASEAN Region. A one-time grant of $30,000.

Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC — For the project Myanmar 2015: Challenges and Policy Responses. A one-time grant of $35,000.

Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC — For a policy dialogue on territorial dispute and conflict prevention in the South China Sea. A one-year grant of $100,000.

China Dialogue Trust, London, England— For continued research and reporting on China’s global environmental impact. A three-year grant of $200,000.

China Institute in America, New York, NY— For the exhibition and catalogue Art in a Time of Chaos: Innovative Trends of the Six Dynasties. A one-year grant of $100,000.

Columbia University, New York, NY— To support the Initiative for Policy Dialogue for a China-Latin America workshop. A one-time grant of $27,000.

Columbia University, New York, NY— For launch of the New York Southeast Asia Network. A two-year grant of $130,000.

George Washington University, Washington, DC— For the project Trilateral Academic Dialogue on the Asia-Pacific Future, organized by the Partnership for International Strategies in Asia in collaboration with Liaoning University. A one-time grant of $50,000.

J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, CA—For the exhibition and catalogue Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China’s Silk Road. A one-year grant of $250,000.

Institute of International Education, New York, NY—For the training program, Connecting with the World: International Relations at Higher Education Institutions in Myanmar. A two-year grant of $250,000.

Mercy Corps, Washington, DC— Renewed support for programming of the National Committee on North Korea. A one-time grant of $45,000.

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI— For the Quilts of Southern China exhibition project at the Michigan State University Museum. A one-time grant of $40,000.

Minnesota Public Radio/American Public Media, St. Paul, MN— For continued coverage of Asia on Marketplace. A three-year grant of $450,000.

Pennsylvania State University, Washington, DC— For a collaboration with Nanjing University centered on the humanities. A three-year grant of $395,000.

Public Radio International,Minneapolis, MN— For the project Whose Century Is It? A two-year grant of $300,000.

Research Foundation of City University of New York, New York, NY— For the project Bali 1928: Restoration and Repatriation of the Earliest Music Recordings and Films in Bali. A one-time grant of $50,000.

Social Science Research Council, Brooklyn, NY— Renewed support for a research initiative on China-Africa relations. A two-year grant of $300,000.

Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA — For a pilot fellowship and exhibition exchange program with Chinese museums. A two-year grant of $125,000.

Trace Foundation, New York, NY— For a Tibetan oral history archive project. A three-year grant of $175,000.

Unicode Consortium, Mountain View, CA— For projects to incorporate Asian scripts into international encoding standards. A one-time grant of $27,000.

University of Chicago, Chicago, IL— For the Tianlongshan Caves Project. A one-year grant of $62,000.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC—To support curatorial and programmatic activities in Asian art at the Ackland Art Museum. A one-time grant of $37,500.


2014

American Center for Mongolian Studies, Philadelphia, PA—For a cultural heritage research and training program. A three-year grant of $450,000.

American Council of Learned Societies, New York, NY—For continued support for the China Studies Program. A one-year grant of $660,000.

American Friends of Prospect Burma, Accord, NY—To support the Burma-Bangladesh Initiative. A one-time grant of $40,000.

American Friends of Prospect Burma, Accord, NY—For the Journal of Burmese Scholarship and related workshops and training. A four-year grant of $155,000.

Arizona State University Foundation, Tempe, AZ —For the Theravada Civilizations Project II: Integrating New Directions in the Study of Buddhism in Southeast Asia. A three-year grant of $206,000.

Arizona State University Foundation, Tempe, AZ —For the American Experience Initiative of the American Centers for Cultural Exchange in China. A three-year grant of $750,000.

Asia Society, New York, NY—For ChinaFile, a new online magazine about China. A five-year grant of $500,000.

Asia Society, New York, NY—For the exhibition and catalogue Buddhist Art of Myanmar. A one-year grant of $200,000.

Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA—For the second San Francisco Asian Art Forum for Museum Directors. A one-time grant of $20,000.

Asian Cultural Council, New York, NY—For the American Artists and Museum Professionals in Asia program. A three-year grant of $350,000.

Center for American Progress, Washington, DC—For a research project on United States-China cooperation in Southeast Asia. A two-year grant of $250,000.

Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC—For the Young Leaders Program of Pacific Forum CSIS. A three-year grant of $150,000.

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY—Renewed support for a conservation training program with Chinese libraries. A two-year grant of $186,000.

The Field Museum, Chicago, IL—For a digital catalogue to accompany the new Cyrus Tang Hall of China. A one-year grant of $175,000.

Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA—For the exhibition and publication Textiles of Timor, Island in the Woven Sea. A one-time grant of $40,000.

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, DC—For a Chinese painting conservator position. A two-year grant of $180,000.

Leiden University, The Netherlands—To support Asian Studies in Africa: Challenges and Prospects of a New Axis of Intellectual Interactions, a conference to take place in Accra, Ghana in 2015, organized by the International Institute for Asian Studies. A one-time grant of $26,750.

Mercy Corps, Washington, DC—To support ongoing programming of the National Committee on North Korea. A one-time grant of $35,500.

Rubin Museum of Art, New York, NY—For the final volume in a series of publications on Tibetan art history. A one-year grant of $100,000.

SARUS,Westerville, OH—To support the Myanmar-Bangladesh Exchange Program. A one-time grant of $25,000.

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY—For an English language training program on science and civil society administered by the U.S.-DPRK Scientific Engagement Consortium. A one-time grant of $25,000.

Touchstone, Bethlehem, PA—For the community-based project Journey from the East. A one-time grant of $20,000.

University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA—For the Handbook of East and Southeast Asian Archaeology. A one-time grant of $12,000.

University of Chicago, Chicago, IL—For a manual of Tibetan manuscript studies. A three-year grant of $150,000.

University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc., Lawrence, KS—For the project Annotated Turki Manuscripts from the Jarring Collection Online. A three-year grant of $375,000.

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN—For Mapping Transitions through the Vehicle of Arts, a collaboration with educational and art institutions in the Twin Cities and in China. A four-year grant of $300,000.

US-China Education Trust, The F.Y. Chang Foundation, Washington, DC—To support preparatory work for a Chinese association for the study of American culture and society. A one-time grant of $20,000.

Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY—For the exhibition and catalogue Embodying Compassion in Buddhist Art: Image, Pilgrimage, Practice. A one-time grant of $22,000.

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC—For the Choke Point: Port Cities project of the China Environment Forum, to examine water-energy challenges in Long Beach, California and Shenzhen, China. A three-year grant of $350,000.


2013

American Folklore Society, Columbus, OH—For ongoing activities of the China-U.S. Forum on Intangible Cultural Heritage. A three-year grant of $350,000.

ASIANetwork, Bloomington, IL—For continuation of a post-doctoral teaching fellowship program. A three-year grant of $450,000.

Association for Asian Studies, Ann Arbor, MI—For a special program of events, highlighting archaeology in Asia, to take place at the Association’s annual meeting in Philadelphia in March 2014. A one-time grant of $18,000.

Association for Asian Studies, Ann Arbor, MI—To support a meeting on future directions for Southeast Asian studies, to be held in conjunction with the AAS 2013 annual conference. A one-time grant of $15,500.

Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC—For a policy dialogue on Sino-Japanese territorial dispute and conflict prevention. A one-year grant of $150,000.

Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH—For the publication Chinese Paintings: Masterworks from the Cleveland Museum of Art. A one-year grant of $100,000.

Columbia University, New York, NY—For a Tibetan studies librarian position at the C.V. Starr East Asian Library. A three-year grant of $300,000.

Filmmakers Collaborative Inc., Waltham, MA—For a documentary film project on the environmental impact of the electronics industry in China and the United States. A one-time grant of $40,000.

The F.Y. Chang Foundation, U.S.-China Education Trust, Washington, DC—To support an international conference marking the 10th anniversary of the American Studies Network. A one-time grant of $25,000.

Hispanic Society of America, New York, NY— To create a web-based “Sino-Philippine Digital Archive” of manuscripts and rare books dating from the 16th through 19th centuries. A one-time grant of $40,000.

Hmong Cultural Center Inc., Saint Paul, MN —For initiatives of the Hmong Resource Center Library. A three-year grant of $75,000.

Hong Kong-America Center, Hong Kong, China—For a series of books on American society and culture published in collaboration with the Peking University Press. A one-time grant of $15,000.

Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN—For a research initiative on philanthropy in China. A three-year grant of $300,000.

Institute of International Education, New York, NY—For a pilot training program of the Myanmar International Relations in Higher Education Initiative. A one-time grant of $40,000.

Inter-American Dialogue, Washington, DC—For the China-Latin America Program. A two-year grant of $150,000.

KCET Community Television of Southern California, Burbank, CA—Continued support for LinkAsia’s news, cultural and current affairs programming on East and Southeast Asia. A three-year grant of $450,000.

Lontar Nusantara Foundation, Jakarta, Indonesia — For publication of anthologies of Indonesian poetry and short stories. A two-year grant of $180,000.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA — To support the exhibition Chinese Paintings from Japanese Collections to be on view from May to July 2014. A one-time grant of $40,000.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY—For the exhibition and catalogue Lost Kingdoms of Early Southeast Asia: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture, 5th to 9th Century. A one-year grant of $250,000.

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN—To support research, publication and exhibition of the museum’s collection of ancient Chinese bronzes. A one-time grant of $40,000.

National Bureau of Asian Research, Seattle, WA—For a research project on the reemergence of Myanmar/Burma. A two-year grant of $200,000.

National Committee on American Foreign Policy, New York, NY—For ongoing policy dialogues of the Forum on Asia-Pacific Security. A three-year grant of $375,000.

National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, NC—For a residential fellowship program for Chinese scholars. A four-year grant of $615,000.

Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at The Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC—To support Myanmar: The Dynamics of Positive Change, an international conference and manuscript project organized by Dr. David I. Steinberg. A one-time grant of $30,000.

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA—For the exhibition and catalogue The Last Dynasty: Arts and Culture of Joseon Korea, 1392-1910. A one-year grant of $150,000.

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ—For the Dunhuang Art and Manuscripts project. A four-year grant of $250,000.

Purdue University, Purdue, IN—For expansion of a digital project on the study of religion and society in China. A three-year grant of $400,000.

Social Science Research Council, Brooklyn, NY—For a research network on China-Africa relations. A two-year grant of $276,000.

Social Science Research Council, Brooklyn, NY, and Association for Asian Studies, Ann Arbor, MI—To support a set of dissertation workshops at the 2014 annual AAS conference in Philadelphia. A one-time grant of $40,000.

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA—For program activities of the Center for Vietnamese Philosophy, Culture, and Society. A three-year grant of $300,000.

The Unicode Consortium, Mountain View, CA—To support a meeting on incorporation of the Tangut script into international character encoding standards. A one-time grant of $6,500.

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada—To support an international conference in Pyongyang on knowledge sharing for the development of special economic zones in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, convened by the Canada-DPRK Knowledge Partnership Program. A one-time grant of $35,000.

University of Hawai’i Foundation, Honolulu, HI—For research on endangered languages in China and mainland Southeast Asia for the Catalogue of Endangered Languages. A three-year grant of $160,000.

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA— For the Digital Library of Northern Thai Manuscripts project. A three-year grant of $410,000.

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA— For the Summer Kambun Workshop, an intensive reading, language training and translation program on Sino-Japanese texts. A one-time grant of $37,000.

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI—To support the Fourth International Lao Studies Conference. A one-time grant of $30,000.

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