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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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.

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GHF awarded funding to the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) to support participant travel to the 2022 Annual Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii, March 24-27, 2022. 

The Geiss Hsu Annual Conference Travel Grant will award up to $2,000 each in travel support to scholars who engage in research related to the Ming. Applicants do not need to be AAS members or part of an organized session. Preference will be given to contingent or part-time faculty, students, and independent scholars. 

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GHF supported a diverse group of projects that encourage scholarship and interpretation of the Ming and their successors:

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Workshops & Conferences

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Manuscript Review Workshop for Laws of the Land: Fengshui and Administration in Qing China by Tristan G. Brown
  • Vanderbilt University, in partnership with the University of Tennessee Knoxville: The Southeast US Scholars and Friends of Late Imperial China’s China and the World Conference

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Congratulations to Columbia University Press and University of Washington Press on receiving publication subventions during GHF’s fall funding cycle:

Columbia University Press

University of Washington Press

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