Geiss Foundation has always enthusiastically supported publications about the Ming dynasty research.  This support was enhanced in 2010 when Geiss Publication Subvention Awards was launched to help fund publishers and individuals involved in Ming research.  We continue to seek sponsor new alternative venues in publishing research about the Ming through e-publications, video, or podcasts.

Since its establishment Geiss Foundation contributed to different publications, including:

Colorful Lanterns at Shangyuan
Proceedings of the International Conference on Ming Taizu and His Times
Culture, Courtiers, and Competition: The Ming Court (1368 – 1644)
Local Administration in Ming China: The Changing Roles of Magistrates, Prefects, and Provincial Officials
Long Live the Emperor! Uses of the Ming Founder across Six Centuries of East Asian History
Ming Studies
(Selected Papers from Provincial Ming Court Conference), Volume 2012, Number 65
Ming Studies Research Series, No 7, Li Guangbi’s A Short History of the Ming Dynasty, translated by He Qiliang.


Geiss Foundation Subvention Award Publications:

The following publications received funding from Geiss Foundation Subvention Awards:

Art by the Book: Painting Manuals and the Leisure Life in Late Ming China, by J. P. Park
Ming Erotic Novellas: Genre, Consumption, and Religiosity in Cultural Practice by Richard Wong, Chinese University of Hong Kong Press
Picturing the True Form: Daoist Visual Culture in Traditional China by Shih-shan Susan Huang, Harvard University Asia Center
Commemorative Landscape Painting in China by Anne de Coursey Clapp, P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art, Princeton University
Screen of Kings by Craig Clunas, Reaktion Press
Geo-Narratives of a Filial Son:  The Paintings and Travel Diaries of Huang Xiangjian (1609-1673) by Elizabeth Kindall, Harvard University Asia Center
Colours and Contrast: Ceramic Traditions in Chinese Architecture, by Clarence Eng, Brill Academic Press
University of Washington Press, Outside of the Imperial Shadow:  Chinese Vernacular Fiction as Political Discourse by Liangyan Ge
Ming China: Courts and Contacts 1400-1450, a volume of 29 essays, British Museum
A Book to Burn and a Book to Keep (Hidden), a translation of Li Zhi’s works, Columbia University Press.
Confucian Image Politics:  Masculine Morality in Seventeenth Century China, by Ying Zhang, University of Washington Press.
Writing, Publishing and Reading Local Gazetteers in Imperial China, 1100-1700, by Joseph R. Dennis, Harvard University Asia Center.
Monks in Glaze: Patronage, Kiln, Origin, and Iconography of the Yixian Luohans, by Eileen Hsu, Brill Academic Publishers.