2020 Luce/ACLS Program in China Studies' Fellows and Grantees

The Luce/ACLS Program in China Studies has awarded 32 grants and fellowships totaling $695,000 to support research on China’s societies, histories, cultures, religions, economies, art, cinema, environment, and technologies.

Academic work is supported through three award categories: Predissertation-Summer Travel Grants for graduate students traveling to China as preparation for dissertation research; Postdoctoral Fellowships for early-career scholars; and Collaborative Reading-Workshop Grants for teams of multidisciplinary scholars examining Chinese texts.

Learn about the selected scholars and their projects:
View the Predissertation-Travel Grantees
View the Early-Career Fellows
View the Collaborative Reading-Workshop Grantees


The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) proudly announces the 2020 fellows and grantees of the Luce/ACLS Program in China Studies. The program is made possible by the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Now in its eighth year, the program supports scholarship on China’s societies, histories, cultures, religions, economies, art, cinema, environment, and technologies, from earliest times to today.

Exceptionally, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s fellows and grantees are permitted to submit written requests to extend their grant periods for travel to China.

“Even in the midst of great global uncertainty, ACLS remains committed to humanistic scholarship that can help us better understand the human experiences of the past, present, and years to come,” said ACLS President Joy Connolly. “We are pleased to be able to support an array of scholarship on China and are working closely with new and current fellows in this program to ensure they have the resources needed to pursue and share these innovative research projects.”

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