The Esherick-Ye Family Foundation is pleased to announce the results of its 2018 competition for small grants of up to $5,000 to support projects in modern Chinese economic,  social, and political history or archaeology.  Congratulations to the following 2018 grant recipients,  whose publications to date are also listed:

John Bandy, Ph.D. candidate, Johns Hopkins University. “Intellectual Activists and the Fujian Maritime Frontier in the Early Nineteenth Century.”

Thomas Chan, Ph.D. candidate, University of California, San Diego. “Violence at the Margins: Drugs, Alcohol and Crisis in 1950s China.”

Peter Hick, Ph.D. student, Stanford University. “Migration and Conflict in Late Qing Siyi, 1850-1920.”

Matthew Lowenstein, Ph.D. candidate, University of Chicago. “Monetary Policy in the Chinese Republic: Money, Governance, and the Developmental State in Yunnan and Sichuan Provinces, 1912-1949.”

Francesca Monteith, Ph.D. student, Peking University. “Chasing Ghosts – Buddhist Landscape Archaeology in Southern Sichuan.”

Dasa Pejchar Mortensen, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of History, Davidson College. “Historical Amnesia in Shangri-la: The Contested Legacy of Tibetan Participation in the Chinese Cultural Revolution.”

______. “Historical Amnesia in Gyalthang: The Legacy of Tibetan Participation in the Cultural Revolution.” In Conflicting Memories: Tibetan History under Mao Retold, edited by Robert Barnett, Benno Weiner, and Françoise Robin, 275-308. Leiden: Brill, 2020.

_______. “Harnessing the Power of the Khampa Elites: Political Persuasion and the Consolidation of Communist Party Rule in Gyelthang.” In Frontier Tibet: Patterns of Change in the Sino-Tibetan Borderlands, edited by Stéphane Gros, 411-452. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2019.

Tu Dongdong, Ph.D. candidate, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. “Adaptive Strategy, Technological Evolution and Socioeconomic Change: Origin and Development of Agricultural Life in Northeast China (ca 8,000~4,200 BC).”

Shi Yifan, Ph.D. candidate, Simon-Fraser University. :”Implementing and Experiencing Socialism on Campus: Everyday Life of Peking University Students, 1949-1956.”

______. “Exiting the Revolution: Alternative Ways of Life in Beijing, 1966–1976,” Modern China 48, no. 6 (2022): 1238–1264.

______. “Temporal Politics and the Collectivization of Young People’s Leisure Time in Early Maoist Beijing,” Politics, Religion & Ideology 22, no. 3–4 (2021): 329–350.

Wang Weichu, Ph.D. student, University of Chicago. “Repairing Socialism: Industrial Maintenance in Socialist China, 1949-66.”