- investigate historical topography and local archives in Nanjing, China, to research the extent and particularities of popular support for the Taiping and 1911 Revolutions;
- explore Cantonese heritage through cuisine, by exploring local markets in Enping and working with local chefs to learn what is distinctive about Cantonese cooking;
- travel across China visiting temples from various sects to explore the diversity within Buddhist thought and its physical manifestations;
- do archival research in Hangzhou, China, focusing on cartography and the logic of urban and rural planning, with the goal of connecting state-building initiatives to the broader concept of space in China and how it has changed over time.
These are just examples of projects that have been funded. Other topics are welcome! Students are urged to consult with the Director of Student Fellowships early in the process of drawing up their proposals.