New Voices in Ming Studies: Nine Research Presentations

All 2023 Association for Asian Studies Conference attendees are invited to the New Voices in Ming Studies: Nine Research Presentations session, to be held during the Society for Ming Studies’ Annual Meeting on Friday, March 17, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. Nine graduate students will give ten-minute research presentations that highlight their primary arguments, key sources, and the ways in which their research connects to the Ming. An initiative of the Society for Ming Studies, the session aims to encourage Ming research and engagement at the junior scholar level and to bring to the fore questions, research materials, and methodologies that productively challenge and enlarge the study of Ming China. The Geiss Hsu Foundation funded the students’ travel to the conference through an award to the Society for Ming Studies.

GHF-Funded Book Wins AAS Prize

The Geiss Hsu Foundation is delighted to share that Aurelia Campbell has been awarded the Bei Shan Tang Monograph Prize in Chinese Art History for her monograph What the Emperor Built: Architecture and Empire in the Early Ming. The prize will be awarded at the Association for Asian Studies Conference 2023 Awards Ceremony on Saturday, March 18 at 10:30 a.m. ET at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. In 2018, GHF awarded a subvention to the University of Washington Press in support of the book’s publication.

Apply Now for Spring Funding!

GHF is now accepting applications through March 1, 2023.

Project awards fund activities that confirm GHF’s mission, such as exhibitions, performances, K-12 outreach, conferences, and more. 

Subvention awards support not-for-profit presses in publishing print and open-access books that align with the Foundation’s mission and goals.

Image: A GHF project award supported the conference “How Is China Governed? From Ming Statecraft to Xi’s New Era,” which took place at the University of British Columbia from September 9-12, 2022.

GHF at the AAS Annual Conference

Project awards from the Geiss Hsu Foundation to the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) and the Society for Ming Studies will fund travel to the AAS Annual Conference, which takes place in Boston, MA from March 16-19, 2023.

  • AAS offered GHF-funded grants for scholars of the Ming dynasty and Ming-adjacent peoples to attend virtually or in person.
  • With support from GHF, graduate students will present their research during the Society for Ming Studies’ Annual Meeting to encourage Ming research and engagement at the junior scholar level.

Image: An award from GHF allowed graduate students to present their work at the Society for Ming Studies’ Annual Meeting at the 2022 AAS Conference. GHF will support another cohort in March 2023.

Coming Soon! Exhibition at the China Institute

A project award from GHF helped make possible Flowers on a River: The Art of Chinese Flower and Bird Painting, 1368 – 1911, Masterworks from Tianjin Museum and Changzhou Museum, which opens this spring at the China Institute Gallery in New York City.

Image: Zhu Da (1626–1705), Flowers on a River. Qing dynasty. Hand scroll; ink on paper, image size: 18 1/2  × 508 7/8 in. (47 × 1292.5 cm). Collection of the Tianjin Museum