An Wang Postdoc Fellowships 2023-24

The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University is pleased to announce the 2023-2024 competition for the An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowships in Chinese Studies. Applications from all academic disciplines are welcome for the 2023-24 application cycle. The application deadline is January 17, 2023.

Two postdoctoral fellow positions are available. During the one-year fellowship, each fellow will be expected to pursue their own research, be in residence in the Cambridge/Boston area, and contribute to Fairbank Center programs. Research topics may cover contemporary China or focus on any historical period. Priority will be given to candidates working in the humanities or social sciences; however, we also welcome applications from scholars in other fields. Priority will be given to applicants who are planning to work with specific Harvard faculty members.

The one-year fellowship period is from August 1, 2023, to July 31, 2024.  An Wang Fellows are expected to reside in the Greater Boston area for the duration of the fellowship.

Total annual stipend for An Wang Postdoctoral Fellows: $62,500. In addition to a health insurance benefits package, $3,000 in research funding for scholarly activities will also be provided to each fellow.

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Sydney China Visitors Program

Call for Applications: Sydney China Visitors Program

(1) Sydney China Distinguished Fellows 

This fellowship is enabled by the acuity of vision and generosity of Mr James Lee, a University of Sydney alumnus now based in Hong Kong. The purpose of this gift is to establish and support the Sydney China Distinguished Fellowship Program within the Discipline of Chinese Studies in the School of Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney. In collaboration with the China Studies Centre, the Program will appoint one or more Distinguished Fellows each year.

Distinguished Fellows must be employed at or affiliated with a university or research organisation other than the University of Sydney. They should have an outstanding record of research and a willingness to work with staff at the University of Sydney. Preference will be given to academics engaged in research on Chinese Culture, Chinese Literature, or translation studies.

Distinguished Fellows will be expected to stay in Sydney for four to twelve weeks each year. Continue reading

Luce/ACLS Early Career Fellowships

Luce/ACLS Early Career Fellowships in China Studies
Now Accepting Applications For the 2022-23 Fellowship Competition

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) invites scholars seeking funds for research and writing to apply for Luce/ACLS Early Career Fellowships in China Studies.

The Luce/ACLS Program in China Studies aims to promote and sustain excellence in research on China, to encourage the publication of new knowledge, and to support curriculum design and development, with a special emphasis on early career scholars and the strengthening of scholarly networks within China Studies.

In 2022-23, ACLS is offering two types of fellowships to inform research, writing, and curriculum development: flexible, short-term fellowships and long-term research fellowships. A Summer Institute for Fellows will be held in summer 2023. Fellowships are financially supported by the Henry Luce Foundation.

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U of St. Gallen research fellowship

The Chair of Chinese Culture and Society, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of St.Gallen (HSG) explores contemporary trends in Chinese visual culture, media, literature and society. The Chair wishes to recruit a Research Fellow/Assistant in Chinese Studies (70%) to conduct innovative research, assist with teaching materials, and organise the Chair’s activities. The Chair welcomes applications from candidates with a PhD in Chinese Studies, or MA for PhD candidates near completion, whose expertise lies in visual arts, literature, cultural studies, media studies or history with a focus on China. The person appointed will dedicate most of their time to research and publish research findings, including two peer-reviewed journal articles co-authored with the Chair. They will organise and coordinate workshops, guest lectures and other academic activities. They will present at conferences with the Chair and work in a small team. Applicants must have native or near-native language skills in English and Mandarin Chinese and an excellent publication record. The position is open from 1 November 2022 for three years, with the possibility of renewal. Continue reading

Tsao Family Foundation gift to AAR

Source: American Academy in Rome (5/26/22)
AAR Announces Visionary Gift of Nearly $5 Million from the Tsao Family Foundation

The American Academy in Rome announced today a visionary set of gifts by the Tsao Family Foundation that will establish and endow the Tsao Family Rome Prize, the Tsao Family Residency, and the Tsao Family and Harvard University Graduate School of Design Affiliated Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome. The gift of $4,980,000 is the largest single gift in the Academy’s 128-year history. This new initiative will support scholars working on the historical intersection of China and Italy in arts and ideas, artists from China, as well as faculty or doctoral students from the Graduate School of Design (GSD) of Harvard. This gift strengthens the ongoing global conversation at the American Academy in Rome across the arts and humanities with a broadness that has become a hallmark of the Academy. The Tsao Family is connected to the Academy through Calvin Tsao, founding partner at Tsao and McKown Architects, who was a Resident in architecture at the Academy in 2010 and who has served on the Board of Trustees since 2012. Continue reading

Soong Translation Studies awards

Stephen C. Soong Translation Studies Memorial Awards (2021–2022)
Call for Entries


Stephen C. Soong (1919–1996) was a prolific writer and translator as well as an active figure in the promotion of translation education and research. To commemorate his contributions in this field, the Stephen C. Soong Translation Studies Memorial Awards were set up in 1997 by the Research Centre for Translation, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, with a donation from the Soong family. They give recognition to academics who have made contributions to original research in Chinese Translation Studies, particularly in the use of first-hand materials for historical and cultural investigations.

Entry and Nomination

RCT invites Chinese scholars or research students in mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau or overseas regions to participate in the 24th Stephen C. Soong Translation Studies Memorial Awards (2021–2022). General regulations are as follows:

  1. All Chinese scholars or research students affiliated to higher education/research institutes in mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau or overseas regions are eligible to apply.
  2. Submitted articles must be written in either Chinese or English and published in a refereed journal within the calendar year 2021. Each candidate can enter up to two articles for the Awards. The publication date, title and volume/number of the journal in which the article(s) appeared must be provided.
  3. Up to three articles are selected as winners each year. A certificate and a cheque of HK$3,000 will be awarded to each winning entry.
  4. The adjudication committee consists of renowned scholars in Translation Studies from Greater China. The winners will be notified individually.
  5. Articles submitted will not be returned to the candidates.

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Duke post-doc

Post-Doc position in modern Chinese Cultural Studies

The Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University invites applications for a post-doctoral position in modern Chinese Cultural Studies. This position is a one-year appointment that begins August 1, 2022. The appointee is expected to (a) teach three courses a year, (b) conduct research contributing to a monograph and/or a series of peer-reviewed articles and (c) participate in scholarly events and activities in the department.  Applicants specializing in modern/contemporary China, Greater China, and the global Chinese diaspora are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in literature, film, cultural studies, and/or gender and sexuality studies. The Fellow will be expected to be in residence, to conduct research in Duke’s library and archival collections, and to work on their publication portfolio, either a series of articles or a book manuscript. The successful candidate will have completed their Ph.D. between January 1, 2020 and August 1, 2022, and will have a solid record or research and teaching in the field.

To be assured of consideration, please submit an application by May 15th, 2022, consisting of 1) a current cv; 2) a letter of application detailing research interests and teaching experience; 3) a portfolio including writing samples and sample syllabi; 4) the names of three academic references. Applications and letters of recommendation should be uploaded to Academic Jobs Online ( Additional information may be obtained from the Chinese Cultural Studies Post-Doc Search Committee at Continue reading

2022-23 Hou Family Fellowship in Taiwan Studies

The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University is pleased to announce the 2022-23 competition for the Hou Family postdoctoral fellowship in Taiwan Studies. The fellow is expected to be in residence at Harvard for six to twelve months between August 1, 2022 and July 31, 2023. Residence for the full academic year is encouraged. The Hou Family fellow will pursue Taiwan-related research and contribute to the Fairbank Center academic community. The Fairbank Center is currently accepting applications from North America-based postdoctoral scholars only.

Applications are welcome from recent Ph.D.s in a relevant discipline of the humanities or social sciences focusing on Taiwan. Applicants may not be more than five years beyond receipt of their Ph.D. at the start of the fellowship. Harvard University doctoral degree recipients or candidates are not eligible for this fellowship.
A strong working knowledge of English and Chinese and/or Taiwanese is required.

Total postdoctoral stipend: US$52,000 for one year. Plus up to $3,000 in research support funds.

For more information and application requirements, please see:

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An Wang Fellowships 2022-23

Harvard University, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies
2022-2023 An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University is pleased to announce the 2022-2023 competition for the An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowships in Chinese Studies.

This year the Fairbank Center is offering two fellowships to support participants in an interdisciplinary research group that will focus on the discernible cultural and art historical impacts, broadly conceived, the so-called “Western Regions” 西域 had on the civilization that became China. The theme of the interdisciplinary research that will be conducted is China Westward.

The research group will be led by Professors Eugene Y. Wang (Faculty of Arts and Sciences) and Leonard W. J. van der Kuijp (Faculty of Arts and Sciences). The primary objective of this research group is pivoted toward the historical period, largely the first millennium when China was deeply engaged with the “Western Regions.”

As part of the group, the primary responsibility of the post-doctoral fellows will be to conduct their proposed research project under the mentorship of Profs. Wang and van der Kuijp. Using the balance of their available time, they will have the opportunity to participate in a range of activities to be decided upon by the group. These activities may include presentation in seminars, a conference, and/or other interdisciplinary engagements and collaborations with the scholarly community at Harvard.

The fellowship period is from August 1, 2022 – July 31, 2023

Fellows will receive a stipend of $62,500; health insurance benefits and $3000 for scholarly activities will also be provided to each fellow.

For more information, please visit the Fairbank Center’s website.

Application deadline: February 15, 2022

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HKBU PhD fellowships

2022/23 Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme
Department of Chinese Language and Literature

The Department of Chinese Language and Literature at Hong Kong Baptist University is a great place to pursue PhD studies for various reasons.

Our staff have received their qualifications and previously worked in various prestigious academic institutions in Hong Kong. Mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore, USA, UK, Germany and others.

Their research expertise covers areas as diverse as poetics and literary theory, canonical studies and commentaries, Sino-Korean cross-cultural studies, pre-classical inscriptions, paleography, excavated  manuscripts, as well as modern and contemporary Chinese literature and culture.

The department is associated with a number of noted institutions such as the Jao Tsung-I Academy of Sinology (JAS), the Sino- Humanitas Institute (SHI), and the Centre for Chinese Cultural Heritage (CCH). Among the most recent academic exchange partners of our department are Waseda University, National University of Singapore, Yonsei University, Heidelberg University and others. Continue reading

Luce/ACLS fellowships in Chinese Studies

The Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS
Early Career Fellowships in China Studies
Now Accepting Applications
For the 2021-22 Fellowship Competition

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) invites scholars seeking funds for research and writing to apply for the Henry Luce/ACLS Early Career Fellowships in China Studies.

In cooperation with the Henry Luce Foundation, ACLS has embarked on a three-year bridging initiative to reassess and reconfigure the Luce/ACLS Program in China Studies. We will convene scholars at all ranks, higher education leaders, journalists, and other readers of research and writing on China to re-imagine and transform our program to meet the needs of China studies in the 21st century.

Fellowships in 2021-22 will support research and writing that have clear relevance for curriculum development. An intensive retreat on the future of the field, on progress of fellowship projects, and on their curricular implications will be held in June 2022.

Fellowships are financially supported by the Henry Luce Foundation, with additional funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Continue reading

Postdoc in East Asian/Slavic Studies, OSU

Postdoctoral Fellowship In East Asian Studies, Slavic Studies And The Problem Of Crisis

The East Asian Studies Center, the Center for Slavic and East European Studies and the Center for Historical Research at The Ohio State University invite applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship. We seek an emerging scholar with proven interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary interests in East Asian and Slavic/East European Studies whose work connects to the Center for Historical Research’s theme of “Crisis, Uncertainty, and History: Trajectories and Experiences of Accelerated Change.” Applicants should have earned a PhD within the last three years (2018 or later) in any field related to Slavic, East Asian or Comparative Studies, broadly defined. While the specific topical focus and geographic areas are open, the successful candidate must be able to work in both geographic regions and connect to the larger theme of “Crisis, Uncertainty, and History.”

The fellowship carries a one course per semester teaching load (two courses over one year). The teaching duties are expected to include one graduate course and one undergraduate course that can employ various disciplinary and methodological approaches. The fellow is expected to present a lecture or seminar in the CHR Crisis series in the spring of 2022. This is a one-year appointment and includes an annual stipend of $55,000, benefits, up to $2,000 in relocation costs and a research fund of $1,000. Continue reading

China Study Program fellowships

The Center for Language Education and Cooperation in China’s Ministry of Education has been running its “China Study Program” (CSP) since 2013 and has supported more than 600 students with their studies and research. The fellowship program supports talented overseas students in the humanities and social sciences, whose research interests are related to Sinology or China Studies. As the Secretariat of the Expert Committee of the China Studies Program based at Renmin University of China, we are writing to introduce the program to you, and hope that you may encourage students to apply.

CSP provides individualized training programs for each candidate and offers generous fellowships to cover the cost of research, fieldwork, and living expenses in China. By offering opportunities for collaboration with prestigious professors in key universities in China, this program brings in-depth learning and research opportunities. Ph.D. candidates registered in an overseas university are eligible to apply for a “Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship”, and those who have obtained a master’s degree and are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. degree in China may apply for the “Ph.D. Program in China”.

The application for the 2021 CSP Fellowship is now open and will remain open until Feb 28, 2021. Please visit this website for detailed information: All applicants will be evaluated once applications close. Continue reading