The Esherick-Ye Family Foundation is pleased to announce the results of its 2019 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 2019 grant recipients:

Elizabeth BERGER, Postdoctoral fellow. University of Michigan Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies.  “Death and Disease in a Time of Climate Change: Paleodemography of Bronze Age Northwest China.”

Fei GUO, Ph.D. candidate. University of Texas at Austin. “The Suppressing Counter-revolutionaries Campaign: Violence and State-building in China 1947-1953.”

Yahui HE. Ph.D. candidate. Stanford University. “Subsistence Strategies, Demographic Dispersals and Cultural Transitions in early Neolithic Northern Zone, China.”

Wing Tung Jada KO. Ph.D. candidate. Harvard University. “When Prehistory Meets History: Local Gazetteers, Archaeological Diaries, and Local Memories of the Dongxiang People at Qijiaping, Gansu.”

LI Yujie, Ph.D. candidate. University of Chicago. “Wheels and Sweat: Bicycles, Wheelbarrows, and Horse-drawn Carts in the Everyday Life of Socialist China, 1949‑1976.”

Yi LU. Ph.D. candidate. Harvard University. “The Dustbin of History: Archival Politics in Modern China.”

POH Yi Jia. Ph.D. candidate. Australian National University. “The Made and The Making: Pottery Production and Community Construction in Bronze Age Eastern Lingnan of Southern China (700-300 BC).”

Yifan SHI. Ph.D. candidate.  Simon Fraser University. “Socialist Style: Youth Subcultures and Living Tactics in China, 1949-1983.”

Spencer Dean STEWART. Ph.D. candidate. University of Chicago. “The Fabric of War: Cotton Science and Rural Reform in Wartime China, 1937-1945.”

Xian WANG. Ph.D. candidate. University of British Columbia. “Mao’s Revolution and Ethno-religious Conflicts: The Muslim Uprising in Southern Yunnan (1949-2016).”