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.  Though many recipients were forced to defer their research trips, this page lists all who were offered awards in 2021. Congratulations to all recipients.

HAI Peng. Ph.D. student. Harvard University. “A Study of the Ethno-visuality of Non-Han Peoples in Modern China.”

Benjamin KLETZER. Ph.D. student, University of California, San Diego. “China’s Dream of the Red Railway: Professional Railroaders and The Making of an Industrial Power, 1945-1976.”

Molly QUINN. Ph.D. student. Macquarie University. “Those Before Us: The Life of Ancient Humans in China.”

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.”