Spring Award Selections

The Geiss Hsu Foundation (GHF) is pleased to announce six awards made during the spring application cycle in support of projects that advance scholarship and interpretation of the Ming dynasty and adjacent time periods and peoples.

Arizona State University I Sookja Cho, associate professor of Korean and comparative literature, Arizona State University, with Joonyoun Kim, professor of Chinese language and literature, Korea University

An award supporting Translating the China and East Asian World Portrayed in Choson Korean Literature, an interdisciplinary workshop on China and East Asia in premodern Korean literature, which will take place at Arizona State University on December 8, 2023

China Institute in America

An award supporting the exhibition Treasures for Buddha: The Legendary Offerings from Nanjing Dabao’en Temple at the China Institute Gallery from October 24, 2023 to May 16, 2024, which will showcase objects discovered during the excavations of the Dabao’en Temple in Nanjing 

Modern Language Association of America I Rania Huntington, Executive Committee of the Ming-Qing Chinese Languages, Literature and Culture Forum, Modern Language Association of America

An award supporting membership dues, conference travel, lodging, and registration for at least five scholars of Ming or Ming-adjacent fields to attend the Modern Language Association of America Convention in Philadelphia from January 4-7, 2024

Society for Ming Studies I Thomas Kelly, President, Society for Ming Studies

A three-year award supporting the work of the managing editor of the Journal of the Society for Ming Studies, including funding travel to the Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference

UChicago Global and the University of Chicago Center in Beijing  I Judith Zeitlin, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor in Chinese Literature, University of Chicago

An award supporting a recording and workshop performance of the opera Ghost Village, based on Liaozhai’s Strange Tales by Pu Songling

Universidad de Granada I Antonio José Mezcua López, Universidad de Granada, with Xiaolin Duan, North Carolina State University

An award supporting an interdisciplinary workshop in January 2024 at Universidad de Granada, Spain, that will bring together experts on West Lake in order to produce the first broad-based, edited volume showcasing West Lake from multiple lenses