National Humanities Center Announces Geiss Hsu Fellow

Congratulations to Xiaolin Duan, associate professor of Chinese history in the Department of History at the North Carolina State University, who has been appointed to the Geiss Hsu Fellowship at the National Humanities Center for the 2023-2024 academic year. During her fellowship, Duan will work on an individual research project titled Three Cities of the Early Modern Pacific: Connections and Conflicts between the Ming Dynasty and the Spanish Empire and will have the opportunity to share ideas in seminars, lectures, and conferences at the Center. 

The National Humanities Center is the world’s only independent institute dedicated exclusively to advanced study in all areas of the humanities. Through its residential fellowship program, the Center provides scholars with the resources necessary to generate new knowledge and to further understanding of all forms of cultural expression, social interaction, and human thought. Through its education programs, the Center strengthens teaching on the collegiate and pre-collegiate levels. Through public engagement intimately linked to its scholarly and educational programs, the Center promotes understanding of the humanities and advocates for their foundational role in a democratic society.