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Advanced Research Workshop on Contemporary Chinese History — Application Information for Harvard and UC Berkeley participants

Purpose and Focus of the Workshop

The Center for PRC History, East China Normal University, the Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley and the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University are pleased to jointly offer the "Advanced Research Workshop on Contemporary Chinese History" focusing on China's archival and social history materials centering upon the first years and decades of the founding of the PRC. The purpose of the workshop is to promote a comprehensive study of the history of China across the 1949 divide, train young scholars of talent, and explore the rich archival materials that have come to light.

Dates: May 28 - June 6, 2012 (ten days)
Place: Shanghai, China


Workshop Content

Leading scholars on 20th-century Chinese history such as William C. Kirby, Wen-hsin Yeh, David Shen, Wang Di, Yang Kuisong, Cao Shuji, Han Gang, Zhang Jishun and others will be invited to present lectures on special topics.

Participants will present and exchange their working papers and research plans. Senior scholars will offer comments.


Participants and Requirements

Advanced doctoral students and recent PhDs engaged in the study of PRC history from Harvard University and the University of California at Berkeley are invited to apply to their respective institutions. Applicants from other U.S. universities may be considered on a space available basis. PRC applicants will apply directly to East China Normal University.

Applicants must submit a research outline/plan (700 word max) plus a reference list indicating probable archival sources and bibliography. The outline may be focused on the political, social and cultural aspects of the late 1940s through the early 1960s. Citations must be in footnote format.


Financial Details

Harvard University and UC Berkeley participants may apply for travel stipends from their respective institutions. Costs of room and board during the workshop will be covered by East China Normal University.


Application Schedule

Deadline for receipt of application form: December 1, 2011
Deadline for receipt of research plan: January 4, 2012
Notification of acceptance: February 10, 2012


Contacts

Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Yu Welch, Administrative Assistant
ieas@berkeley.edu
510-642-2809

Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University
Lydia Chen, Associate Director
Lydiac@fas.harvard.edu
617-384-6606

Center for PRC History, East China Normal University
Mr. Liu Jianping
jpliu@simian.ecnu.edu.cn
021-54345290


Announcement and Application Form

Click here to download the announcement.

Click here to download the application form.