The Esherick-Ye Family Foundation is pleased to announce the results of its 2023 competition for small grants of up to $6,000 to support projects in modern Chinese economic, social, and political history or archaeology. Congratulations to all recipients.

CAI Xueqin “Between Wasteland and Wilderness: Rubber Farms, Nature Reserves, and Rural Life in Southwest China, 1945-2000.”

Helena Chuangyang CHEN, “From Paper to Bronze and Back Again: The Forging of Ancient Chinese Bronzes from the Mid 19th to the Early 20th Century.”

Niall CHITHLELEN, “Concrete and the Construction of China: The Environmental History of “Building Socialism,” 1949-1976.”

FONG Sauyi, “Guns, Boats, and Diplomacy: Late Qing China and the World’s Naval Technology”

Carola FRANZEN, “Qin and Han Expansion Strategies into Northeast China and the Korean Peninsula and their Effects on Local Population.”

LI Xiangning, “Strange Bedfellows”: Reproductive Labor, Family Stretegies, and Marriage Disputes during China’s Great Leap Forward, 1958-1965.”

WU Yaohan, “Pandemics in the Past: Exploring the Relationship between Animal-Human Interactions and Zoonotic Diseases in Prehistoric Northwest China.”

YANG Yixue, “Embroidering New China: Gender, Trade, and Internationalism in the Rural Yangzi Delta, 1950s-80s.”

Amanda ZHANG, “Grassroots Masculinities in the Nantong Metal Industry during the early People’s Republic of Chins, 1960-1980.