The Esherick-Ye Family Foundation is pleased to announce the results of its 2021 competition for small grants of up to $5,000 to support projects in modern Chinese economic, social, and political history or archaeology.  Due to the global pandemic, many recipients were forced to defer their grants.  Those who were able to accept their awards in 2021 are listed below. Congratulations to all recipients.

WANG Zichan. PhD candidate, UCLA. “Diversification and Centralization: Understanding the Longshan-Erlitou Transformation in Northern China from an Archaeobotanical Perspective with Taosi (2300-1800 BCE) as a Case Study.”

Sylvia Fan WU. PhD candidate, University of Chicago. “Mosques of Elsewhere: Tale and Survival of Muslim Monuments in Medieval Coastal China.”

ZHANG Yueran. PhD candidate, University of California, Berkeley. “Democratizing Socialism? Policymaking and the Rise and Fall of Workplace Democracy in China’s Early Post-Mao Period.”

In addition, the following 2020 grantees were able to pursue their projects and accept their awards in 2021.

CHEN Ran. PhD candidate, University of Arizona. “Small Tools, Subsistence Strategy and the Dawn of Sedentism: Microliths from Upper Paleolithic to Early Neolithic in Central China.”

LI Jingbo. PhD candidate, Stanford University. “Alcohol Production and Consumption in the Bronze Age of China.”

CHANG Shu (Sarah). PhD candidate, University of California, Santa Cruz. “In Search of the Socialist Working Woman: The Spatial Politics of Gender in Chengdu from Maoism to State Capitalism.”

Emily MOKROS. Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky. “Capital Collapse: Money, Crime, and Space in Nineteenth-Century Beijing.”

Jennifer Yuk-lum YIP. PhD candidate, University of Pennsylvania. “Of Rice and Men: Nationalist Grain Transport Policies in Wartime China, 1937–45.”