Spring 2022 Awards

The Board of Directors of the Geiss Hsu Foundation is delighted to announce awards made during the spring application cycle. These awards support publications, exhibitions, and conferences that advance scholarship and interpretation of the Ming dynasty and adjacent time periods and peoples.

Subvention Awards

Open-Access Publishing

  • Cornell East Asia Series, an imprint of Cornell University Press: Bandits in Print: The Water Margin and the Transformations of Vernacular Fiction by Scott Gregory 
  • University of Washington Press: Chinese Autobiographical Writing: An Anthology of Personal Accounts, translated by Patricia Buckley Ebrey, Cong Ellen Zhang, and Ping Yao 

Project Awards

Conferences

  • University of British Columbia, Centre for Chinese Research: How is China Governed? From Ming Statecraft to Xi’s New Era 
  • University of British Columbia, Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory: Site – Image – Object: Rethinking Place in Chinese Visual and Material Culture

Exhibition

  • China Institute in America: Flower on a River: The Art of Chinese Flower and Bird Painting, 1368-1911 – Masterworks from Tianjin Museum and Changzhou Museum 

Other

  • Society for Ming Studies: Promoting the Journal of the Society for Ming Studies

Book Launch for THE AURA OF CONFUCIUS:  Julia K. Murray in conversation with James Robson

The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Art History and the Center for East Asian Studies are pleased to host an online launch for Julia K. Murray’s new book, The Aura of Confucius: Relics and Representations of the Sage at the Kongzhai Shrine in Shanghai (Cambridge University Press), a conversation between the author and Professor James Robson of Harvard University. A subvention award from the Geiss Hsu Foundation supported this book.

FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2022  1-2:30 pm (US Central Time)

(11am-12:30pm US Pacific Time / 2-3:30pm US Eastern Time / 7-8:30pm British Time / 8-9:30pm Central Europe Time / 1-2:30am on 4/23 China Time)

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Registration required: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZRbf8qAhTxGCPAz_3B9ShA

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Apply Now for Spring Funding!

GHF supports activities that encourage scholarship of the Ming Dynasty, predecessors and successors of the Ming, as well as contemporaries in geographic areas with which the Ming interacted.

Apply for the Project Award to support:

  • Scholarly conferences
  • Manuscript review workshops
  • Museum exhibitions
  • Performances
  • Open-access publishing of previously-released books
  • K-12 programming and public outreach
  • Academic fellowships
  • Any other type of activity that supports the Foundation’s mission

Apply for the Subvention Award to support:

  • Not-for-profit book publishing
  • Open-access publishing of new titles
  • Indexing, image rights, editing, and other fees borne by authors

Applications due March 1, 2022