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                   2011-2012 Annual Report
                       2012 September
                                      INTRODUCTION

The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange (the Foundation) was established in
1989 in memory of the late President of the Republic of China, Chiang Ching-kuo (1910-1988). Operational
funds come from interest generated from an endowment donated by both the public and private sectors.
The Foundation is governed by a Board of prominent officials, distinguished scholars and leading citizens.
The Foundation’s central headquarters is located in Taipei, Taiwan, ROC, with a regional office in McLean,
Virginia, near Washington D.C. The Foundation currently also maintains three international centers for
sinological research: the CCK International Sinological Center at Charles University in Prague; the Inter-
University Center at McLean and Chiang Ching-kuo Asia-Pacific Center at the Chinese University of
Hong Kong. The Foundation is a private organization designed to promote the study of Chinese culture and
society. It also hopes to promote a broader understanding of the Republic of China on Taiwan with all its
complexities.


The Foundation’s principal work is to award grants, as approved by the Board of Directors, to institutions
and individuals conducting Sinological and Taiwan-related research and other academic ventures. An
annual budget of approximately four and half million US dollars is distributed under grant categories such
as institutional enhancement, research, conference and seminar grants, subsidies for publication, and senior
scholar grants. There are also fellowships available for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. Since
its establishment, the Foundation has aided research institutes, university presses, national museums, and
libraries all over the world. Through its support of international scholarly exchange, the Foundation believes
that such academic undertakings offer all parties involved an opportunity to reflect on the broader issues
facing humanity today.


The disciplinary scope of the Foundation’s grant programs covers sinological research in the Humanities
and Social Sciences pertaining to both traditional and contemporary issues. The geographical scope of the
Foundation’s operations includes America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region and the Domestic region. The
principal aim of the Foundation is to encourage the pursuit of Chinese Studies internationally and to foster
scholarly exchange through collaborative research projects, conferences, workshops and publications. By
working closely with other foundations overseas, the Foundation intends to facilitate the accessibility of its
grant programs for scholars in Chinese Studies worldwide.


Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange Website: http://www.cckf.org.tw/
                    BOARD OF DIRECTORS
                      (June 5, 2010 - May 31, 2013)


                       Kao-wen Mao, Chairman



Morris Chang             Fredrick F. Chien            Yun-han Chu

Cho-yun Hsu              Douglas Hsu                  Ying-mao Kao

Ambrose King             Wei-fan Kuo                  Lawrence Lau

Yih-yuan Li              Chan Lien                    Tsong-ming Lin

James C. Y. Soong        Ovid J. L. Tzeng             David Der-wei Wang

Yueh-sheng Weng          Pauline Yu                   Ying-shih Yu




                       SUPERVISORS
                      (June 5, 2010 - May 31, 2013)


In-jaw Lai               Fai-nan Perng                Cheng Sun
        TABLE OF CONTENTS


INTRODUCTION

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

2 THE YEAR IN REVIEW

  4   ACTIVITIES OF THE BOARD

  9   ACTIVITIES OF THE FOUNDATION

  9   REVIEW COMMITTEES

  10 OVERSEAS SINOLOGICAL CENTERS

  21 GRANT ACTIVITIES IN THE FOUR REGIONS

  30 SPECIAL PROJECTS

  32 GENERAL AFFAIRS

  44 OTHER ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

47 GRANT RECIPIENTS, 2011-2012

  47 RECIPIENTS IN THE AMERICAN REGION

  62 RECIPIENTS IN THE EUROPEAN REGION

  72 RECIPIENTS IN THE DOMESTIC REGION

  74 RECIPIENTS IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION

77 FINANCIAL STATEMENT

81 APPENDICES
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                                                  The Year in Review
                                                      (July 2011 - June 2012)


    Overview

    The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange (hereafter referred to as the Foundation)
    is now entering its twenty-third year of operations. Established in January 1989 as the first Taiwan-based
    foundation to provide grants to scholars and institutions in Chinese Studies worldwide, the Foundation has
    funded more than 3,000 research projects involving over 700 academic institutions and 2,300 scholars in over 40
    countries. These projects have resulted in the completion of over 1,000 scholarly articles, 1,000 books and 1,000
    doctoral dissertations. In addition, the Foundation has assisted 92 academic institutions in the United States and
    Europe in establishing 105 teaching and research positions in Sinology, Chinese Studies, and Taiwanese Studies,
    clearly demonstrating its leading role in providing necessary resources for the development of these fields.


    From the very beginning, the government of the Republic of China (ROC) and donors from the private sector
    had the vision to establish the Foundation as an independent non-governmental scholarly agency. Under the
    leadership of its two late Chairmen, K. T. Li and Kuo-hua Yu, as well as former Chairman Yih-yuan Li, the
    Foundation has strived to adhere to the principle of awarding grants solely on the basis of academic merit. In
    2003, Professor Yun-han Chu succeeded Professor Yih-yuan Li as President of the Foundation. The Foundation
    has entered its second stage of operations, seeking to promote cooperation with leading overseas academic
    institutions and international organizations.




    Chairman Kao-wen Mao (first from the right) and President Yun-han Chu (second from the left) exchange greetings with members of the
    Board
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Chairman Kao-wen Mao (right) and President Yun-han Chu at the Board of Directors meeting



Professor Yih-yuan Li has been associated with the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation since its establishment in
1989, serving four terms as President and then as Chairman for three terms. Under his leadership, the Foundation
emerged as one of the most active and prestigious organizations dedicated to the promotion of Chinese Studies
internationally. After Professor Li resigned on June 5, 2010, Dr. Kao-wen Mao succeeded him as the new
Chairman of the Foundation. Since assuming the position of Chairman, Dr. Mao has followed the path of
his predecessors, abiding by well-accepted academic principles. At the same time, he has taken initiatives to
expand bilateral collaborations among scholars across the Taiwan Straits. All of Foundation’s Board Members,
Supervisory Board Members, and employees are forever indebted to Chairman Li for his devotion to our mission,
and are looking forward to the Foundation’s continued development under the leadership of Chairman Mao. The
Foundation maintains its commitment to supporting scholars engaged in path-breaking scholarship, as well as
fostering collaborative research projects that cross both continents and academic disciplines.


The Eighth Board of Directors consists of the following members: Morris Chang, Yun-han Chu, Fredrick F.
Chien, Cho-yun Hsu, Douglas Hsu, Ying-mao Kao, Ambrose King, Wei-fan Kuo, Lawrence Lau, Yih-yuan Li,
Chan Lien, Tsong-min Lin, Kao-wen Mao, James C. Y. Soong, Ovid J. L. Tzeng, David Der-wei Wang, Yueh-
sheng Weng, Pauline Yu, and Ying-shih Yu. The Board’s term runs from June 5, 2010 to May 31, 2013.
The Board of Directors is the Foundation’s most important decision-making body. In addition, In-jaw Lai, Fai-
nan Perng, and Chen Sun were nominated and approved to serve as the Foundation’s Supervisory Board. There
is also a Finance Committee chosen by the Board of Directors; its members include Morris Chang, Douglas Hsu,
and Lawrence Lau. The Supervisory Board and the Finance Committee work to supervise the management of
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    Foundation’s endowment and strengthen its financial operations by providing oversight in accordance with legal
    regulations and requirements, as well as striving to achieve the goals of prudent management and sustainable
    operations, thereby ensuring the Foundation’s continued stability. During the 2011-2012 year, the Foundation’s
    operations proceeded as follows:


    I. Activities of the Board of Directors, the Supervisory Board, and the Finance
    Committee

    1. Board of Directors Meetings

    The Board of Directors met twice during the past fiscal year. On December 17, 2011, eighteen Board Members
    convened to authorize the 2011-2012 annual budget, of which US$4,438,730 was allocated for grant-making
    activities. They were joined by Director Chin-Ying Weng of the Ministry of Education’s Bureau of International
    Cultural and Educational Relations. During this meeting, the Board also approved the recommended list of
    candidates from the first round of the grant application cycle, and agreed to continue funding the Foundation’s
    three Overseas Centers (for more on their activities, see below). In addition, Board Member Wei-fan Kuo
    recommended that Ukraine be included in the Foundation’s East European Regional Committee programs. The
    Board agreed to enhance the Foundation’s understanding of Ukrainian Sinology, in order to assist it in joining
    these programs (see below).




    Professor David Der-wei Wang briefs the Board about the American Region’s activities
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On May 19, 2012, the Board met for the second time that year. Eighteen Board Members attended, being
joined by Mr. Shih-Ying Lin of the Bureau of International Cultural and Educational Relations. At the meeting,
President Yun-han Chu reported on the Foundation’s operations, with Vice-President for Finance Gang Shyy
describing its financial situation. Board Member Fredrick F. Chien expressed his high praise for Vice-President
Shyy’s management of the endowment during these trying financial times. Board Member Cho-yun Hsu was
unable to attend the meeting due to health reasons, but presented a written report on the American Region
which was read aloud by Board Member David Der-wei Wang. Board Member Hsu expressed his concern
over the falling number of senior Taiwanese scholars in the United States, which could pose problems in terms
of manning the Foundation’s review committee there. President Chu responded by noting that in the current
internet age it should be possible to ask Taiwanese scholars who had studied in the States to help assume these
responsibilities. The Board also granted its approval to 139 different applications for US$3,126,700 in funding
for grantees from the main competition based on the recommendations of the regional review committees, as
well as the Association for Asian Studies’ small grants and young scholars programs (see below), Finally, the
Board agreed to establish a Nominating Committee to select members for the Ninth Board of Directors, with
Fredrick F. Chien, Cho-yun Hsu, Wei-fan Kuo, Ovid J. L. Tzeng, and Yueh-sheng Weng being chosen to serve.


2. Supervisory Board Meetings

The Supervisory Board met twice, on December 12, 2011 and May 14, 2012. Both meetings were attended by
Board of Directors members Chen Sun (convener), Fai-nan Perng, and In-jaw Lai, as well as Hsin-Liang Wu (chief
auditor from Baker Tilley Clock & Co.). Chairman Kao-wen Mao, President Yun-han Chu, Vice-President for
Finance Gang Shyy, and Finance Director Yueh Huang also participated. During the first meeting, President Chu




Chairman Kao-wen Mao (first from the left), President Yun-han Chu (third from the right) and Vice-President Gang Shyy (second from the
right) at the Supervisory Board meeting
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    reported on Foundation’s financial operations and investment strategies, which earned the Supervisory Board’s
    full support.


    During the second meeting, which was also attended by Chairman Mao, President Chu, Vice-President Shyy, and
    Finance Officer Mau-liang Liu. Both President Chu and Vice-President Shyy offered reports on the Foundation’s
    financial operations and investment strategies, which in each case met with the Supervisory Board’s full
    approval. The external auditor’s report was also submitted for inspection. Mr. Hsin-Liang Wu, the chief auditor,
    expressed satisfaction with the accuracy of the Foundation’s bookkeeping. The Board further confirmed that the
    Foundation’s operations were in complete accordance with all relevant government regulations. Moreover, the
    Board noted that, despite some minor losses in selling stocks, revenue from interest and dividend income proved
    quite high, and expressed its approval of the Finance Department’s management of the Foundation’s investments
    during the current period of global economic instability.


    3. Finance Committee

    The Finance Committee, which consists of three Board of Directors members (Professor Lawrence Lau, former
    Vice-Chancellor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong; Dr. Morris Chang of the Taiwan Semiconductor
    Manufacturing Company; and Dr. Douglas Hsu, Chairman of the Far Eastern Group) met on December 17,
    2011, with Chairman Kao-wen Mao presiding. President Yun-han Chu, Vice-President for Finance Gang Shyy,




    President Yun-han Chu, Vice-President Gang Shyy and Finance Officer Mau-liang Liu (from left to right) at the Finance Committee meeting
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Dr. Douglas Hsu, Professor Lawrence Lau, Dr. Morris Chang, and President Yun-han Chu (from left to right) at the Finance Committee
meeting


and Finance Director Yueh Huang also participated. After the meeting, the Committee reported to the Board of
Directors that the Foundation’s investment performance had exceeded the market, a tribute to the skills of the
investment team. Due to continued instability on the financial horizon, the Committee recommended that the
Foundation adopt a conservative investment strategy for the coming fiscal year.


The Finance Committee met again on May 19, 2012. Chairman Mao presided, while Board of Directors
members Laurence Lau and Morris Chang took part in the proceedings. President Chu, Vice-President Shyy, and
Finance Officer Mau-liang Liu also attended. The Committee recommended to the Board of Directors that, due
to continued fluctuations in the stock and currency markets, the Foundation maintain a currency neutral position,
while preparing to respond to new ROC policies for a stock transaction tax.


4. Board Members’ Activities

Honorary Board Member Professor Hungdah Chiu passed away on April 12, 2011. Professor Chiu was a man
who loved his country, having taken part in the Tiaoyutai Islands Protection Movement and Taiwanese political
reform movements during the 1960s and 1970s, with his patriotism flourishing both in the United States and
Taiwan. Professor Chiu served as Board Member for 21 years, for which the Foundation remains deeply grateful.
In order to commemorate Professor Chiu’s many outstanding achievements, the Chinese (Taiwan) Society of
International Law and National Chengchi University Center for International Legal Studies joined with the
Foundation in staging a “Conference in Memory of Professor Chiu Hungdah”, which was held on May 23,
2012. Board Member Fredrick Chien offered welcoming remarks, while the keynote speech was made by ROC
President Ying-jeou Ma, with Foundation President Yun-han Chu presiding. Leading figures in the field of legal
studies also participated in this important event.
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    Board Member Tsong-ming Lin, Political Deputy Minister for the Ministry of Education, received the
    Sustainable Development World Pilot Hero Award at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, held
    in Durban, South Africa, on December 7, 2011, in recognition of his efforts to enhance the health of Taiwan’s
    student population. This marked the first year of World Pilot Hero Award program, initiated to honor outstanding
    men and women who have worked to reduce carbon emissions worldwide using low-cost measures that benefit
    the communities where they are enacted. Board Member Lin’s efforts clearly merited this great honor, and the
    Foundation expresses its pride in his outstanding achievements.


    President Yun-han Chu received one of the highest scholarly honors on July 5, 2012, when he was elected to
    the 2012 list of Academicians during Academia Sinica’s biannual Convocation of Academicians. Professor Chu
    became President of the Foundation in June 2001, after having served as Vice-President since April 1999. He
    received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1987, and in the course of his distinguished research
    and teaching career has focused on the political economy of East Asian newly-industrialized countries (NIC’s),
    democratization, and comparative mass political behavior. President Chu currently holds a joint appointment
    as Distinguished Research Fellow at the Institute of Political Science, Academia Sinica, and Professor of
    Political Science at National Taiwan University. He is a three-time recipient of the National Science Council’s
    Outstanding Research Award, the highest honor the Council bestows on individual professors. Publications to his
    credit include more than one hundred journal articles and edited volume chapters, as well as numerous books and
    edited volumes, and he serves as Editorial Board Member for several major research journals, including Journal
    of Democracy, International Studies Quarterly, Pacific Affairs, etc. At present, he is the Principal Investigator for
    the East Asia Barometer Survey of Democracy. The Foundation shares the pride of his most recent and in many
    ways greatest honor.




    Members of the Asia-Pacific Review Committee
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II. Activities of the Foundation

1. Review Committees

In accordance with its charter, the Foundation has established review committees for each of its four regions of
operation: American, European, Domestic, and Asia-Pacific. The President of the Foundation chairs the review
committee meetings, but takes no part in evaluating the applications. Service on these committees is three years
per term, with roughly one third of the committee members rotating at the end of each term.


(1) The American Review Committee is composed of 16 distinguished scholars and professors from American
academic institutions. In 2012, the Committee met on March 24-25 in Pittsburgh to evaluate applications
received by the Foundation’s North American regional office.


(2) The European Review Committee is composed of 10 eminent scholars possessing an exceptional
understanding of European Sinology. The committee met on April 15, 2012 in Taipei to evaluate applications
from the European region.


(3) The Domestic Review Committee consists of 13 eminent professors who evaluate all applications from
universities and research institutes in the Domestic Region, as well as doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
applications from ROC graduate students based in Europe, America and the Asia-Pacific region. This year’s
meeting took place at Kinmen on April 21, 2012.




Members of the Domestic Review Committee
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     (4) The Asia-Pacific Review Committee consists of 9 distinguished scholars familiar with the region’s scholarly
     community. This committee is responsible for evaluating applications from Australia, New Zealand, Southeast
     Asia, Japan, and Korea. This year, the Committee’s meeting was held on April 15, 2012 in Taipei.


     2. Overseas Sinological Centers

     (1) The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation International Sinological Centre at Charles University
     (CCK-ISC)


     The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation International Sinological Centre at Charles University (CCK-ISC) was
     established in 1998 to foster the tradition of Sinological studies in the Czech Republic, while simultaneously
     enriching research resources in Sinology for East European scholars. The programs sponsored by the Centre
     include lectures, seminars, conferences, travel grants, and publication subsidies. Professor Olga Lomová serves
     as the Director of the Centre. In addition, a postdoctoral position was granted to Mr. Ondřej Klimeš, who at
     the same time, took over the duties of helping with the administration of the Centre. Mr. Klimeš specializes in
     modern Chinese studies, and his thesis deals with the issue of early Uyghur nationalism as expressed in Uyghur
     language sources. This year’s activities included:


     A. Visiting Professors
                                                                During the past year, the Centre hosted five professors
                                                                giving intensive courses on Chinese literature and art. On
                                                                September 26-30 2011, Professor Yu-yu Cheng (National
                                                                Taiwan University) conducted a series of lectures entitled
                                                                “Reading Chinese Poetry in Comparative Perspective.”
                                                                This series was organized in a new way; the Centre
                                                                experimented with the summer school format, and also
                                                                invited two scholars from Charles University to give
                                                                supplementary talks dealing with different perspectives,
                                                                including a talk on early Greek lyrical poetry as compared
                                                                to the tradition of Chinese lyricism and a talk on Jaroslav
                                                                Průšek’s idea of the lyrical tradition in China. The courses
                                                                were attended by Charles University graduate students
                                                                as well as international students from the wider region.
                                                                On October 5-7, Professor Joan Stanley-Baker (Professor
                                                                Emerita, Tainan National University of the Arts) lectured
                                                                on “Ink Painting Then and Now: Aesthetics and Techniques
     Dr. Michaela Pejcochova and Professor Joan Stanley-Baker
                                                                in Imperial China and on Taiwan.” On November 21-24,
     (right) at the CCK-ISC
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Professor Leonard Kwok Kou Chan (The
Hong Kong Institute of Education) delivered
a series of lectures entitled “Reception of
Tang Poetry in Ming and Qing China.” On
April 2-12, 2012, Professor Eva Shan Chou
(City University of New York) lectured on
“Writing in Turbulent Times: Lu Xun in
the Republican Era”, a topic related to the
efforts of the late Professor Jaroslav Průšek.
In her series of lectures, Professor Chou
used both close reading of texts and visual
materials in order to confront the canonical
image of Lu Xun from the communist era,          Poster for a seminar by Professor Ann Heylen at the CCK-ISC

as opposed to that of Republican writer
and political commentator; students from St. Petersburg and Zagreb also joined the lectures. Professor Martin
Slobodník was also invited to give a series of talks entitled “Tibeto-Chinese Relations in the 20th Century” for
graduate students at Charles University.


B. International Workshops
On December 2-4, 2011, the Centre collaborated with the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Inter-University Center
for Sinology and Fo Guang University to organize “The Third International Conference on Shiji: Shiji and
Beyond”. The conference was held at Charles University in Prague.


C. Sinological Seminar
The Centre hosted 7 international speakers in an open Sinological seminar: Professor Alain Forest (Centre
National de la Recherche Scientifique) lectured on “Chinese Impact in the Modernization Process in Early 20th
Century Indochina”. Professor Lara Maconi (Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales) gave a talk
on “Portrayals of Tibet in Contemporary Sino-Tibetan Literature”. Professor Martin Kern (Princeton University)
gave a one-day seminar on “Authorship in Early China”. Dr. Laura Newby (University of Oxford) gave a lecture
on “Copper Plates Commissioned for the Qianlong Emperor”. Dr. Ann Heylen lectured on “Exploring Heritage
Trajectories in Taiwan”. Professor Marta Hanson gave a talk on “Hand Mnemonics, Prognostication and Arts of
Memory in Ming China,” and Professor Michael Loewe on “The Laws of the Han Empire”.


D. Small Research Projects
The Centre awarded two small research grants, including Štěpán Pavlík (Charles University): “Phonological
System of the Namuyi Language in South East China”, and František Reismüller (Charles University): “A Study
on Chinese Writer Can Xue, Accompanied by a Translation of Short Stories and Essays into Czech”. Professor
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                                                 Reismüller also received a travel grant to participate in “The 11th
                                                 International Junior Scholars Conference on Sinology” to be held at
                                                 National Chung Cheng University in late May, 2012.


                                                 E. Travel Grants
                                                 This year, the Centre provided grants for Ph.D. students and young
                                                 scholars to attend international conferences, including Dušan
                                                 Vávra (Brno University), who attended the conference “Research
                                                 Training in Old Chinese: Old Chinese Grammar and Semantics” in
                                                 Oxford, July 9-11, 2011; Lukas Zadrapa (Charles University), who
                                                 participated in “7th Annual Conference of European Association
                                                 of Chinese Linguistics”, held in Ca’ Foscari University, Italy,
                                                 on September 12-16; Ondřej Klimeš (Charles University), who
                                                 attended the conference “Perspectives on China’s Borderlands, 17th-
     Publication supported by the Foundation     21st Centuries” held in Paris, France, October 24-25. The travel
                                                 of Professor Olga Lomová to Riga was also included in the scope
     of these activities; Professor Lomová was invited for the international seminar held in Riga, “Landscape and
     Language in East Asia”, organized by the Baltic Research Center for East Asian Studies at Latvia University.
     Two mobility grants were awarded to scholars from St. Petersburg and from University of Zagreb (Croatia) to
     join the one-week intensive course on Lu Xun by Professor Eva Shan Chou (City University of New York).


     F. Publication Support
     The Centre followed its previous policy of giving support to publishing the results of scholarly research and
     translations of Chinese and Taiwanese literature. This year it awarded the grant to Nina Kopp for the publication
     of her dissertation, Hnewo Teyy - The Sacred Book of the Nuosu.


     (2) The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Inter-University Center for Sinology (CCK-IUC)


     Established in 2005, the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Inter-University Center for Sinology (CCK-IUC) is
     supervised by the American Regional Office of the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation. Under the skilled leadership
     of Professor David Der-wei Wang of Harvard University, the CCK-IUC has actively engaged in the organization
     of conferences, lectures, and symposia in order to further cooperation between scholars and academic institutions
     in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Over the past year, the CCK-IUC has organized and sponsored numerous
     projects in the United States and beyond, promoting Sinological study across a wide range of disciplines in the
     humanities. These projects include large-scale international conferences, workshops, seminars, and lecture series
     at U.S. universities, as well as translation and monograph publication. During the period from July 2011 to June
     2012, the CCK-IUC has sponsored the following events:
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A. Conferences and Symposiums
a. “Taiwan as a Hub of Transculturation: The Tenth International Junior Scholars Conference on
Sinology”
The Tenth International Junior Scholars on Sinology was held between August 15 and 18, 2011, on the campus
of the University of California, San Diego. Organized by Professor David Der-wei Wang of Harvard University
and Professor Ping-hui Liao of the University of California, San Diego, the theme of this year’s conference was
“Taiwan as Hub of Transculturation.” Eighteen doctoral candidates or recent graduates presented papers and
engaged in quite lively discussions in a variety of topics. The papers covered six research areas: literary and
cultural studies, film studies, art history, ethnic studies, gender and queer studies, and religious studies. Each
day of the conference ended with a keynote speech given, respectively, by Professor David Der-wei Wang,
Professor Shu-mei Shih of the University of California, Los Angeles, and Chen-fu Liao of National Chung-
hsing University. These keynote speeches provided informative and revealing assessments of the state of Taiwan
and Sinophone studies. The conference was further enhanced by the presence of many colleagues and visiting
scholars from other University of California campuses, which produced numerous productive discussions. This
dynamic conference proved to be among the most successful since these events were inaugurated in 2003.


b. “China After Empire: 1911 Remembered”
On November 4-5, the international conference “China After Empire: 1911 Remembered” was held at Harvard
University. Organized in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Xinhai Revolution that ended the
Qing Dynasty, this conference brought together leading scholars in a variety of disciplines both to situate the
momentous event in the historical trajectory as well as to rethink its legacy in terms of global politics, language,
art, and culture. Scholars from across the United States, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Japan presented 18
papers in 6 panels, and each presentation was followed by a lively discussion period with the audience. The
conference concluded with a roundtable discussion with conference organizers William Kirby, Mark Elliott,
David Der-wei Wang, and Eugene Wang. This cross-cultural, multidisciplinary conference, co-sponsored by
CCK-IUC, the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, and the Harvard-Yenching Institute, opened up many
avenues of interesting thought and debate related to the 1911 Revolution.


c. “Frames of Taiwan: An International Workshop”
Sponsored by CCK-IUC, the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Texas-Austin, the Taiwan Grant,
and the China Endowment, “Frames of Taiwan: An International Workshop” was held at the University of Texas
at Austin on April 28-29, 2012. The workshop began with Margaret Hillenbrand’s (Oxford University) keynote
speech on the literature by overseas students. The speech covered a wide range of writers from Dafu Yu to Hsien-
yung Pai, and set a comparative framework unrestricted by concepts of “national literature.” In the four panels
that followed, a wide range of topics related to Taiwan were presented and discussed. From the political and
cultural implications of a changing ethnic composition and the discourse of “ecocriticism” on the island, to the
formation of transnational networks in the Taiwan film industry, literature and literary criticism, and cultural
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     Publications supported by the Foundation


     studies. The presenters sparked intense discussion regarding the position Taiwan occupies in postcolonial
     and Sinophone studies, in multiethnic and multilingual translation, and in the tension between nativism and
     globalization. The workshop is very well-attended and questions from the audience also contributed greatly to
     the discussion. The workshop concluded with an outing to the cinema to see the award-winning Taiwanese film
     “The Warriors of Rainbow: Seediq Bale” drected by Te-sheng, which was followed by a lively discussion.


     d. Chinese Medieval Studies Workshop, Rutgers University
     The 8th annual meeting of the Chinese Medieval Studies Workshop was held at Rutgers University on May 5,
     2012. This workshop, inaugurated by Professor Wendy Swartz of Rutgers and funded by CCK-IUC, is a major
     academic forum for the exchange of ideas and the advancement of scholarship. Distinguished scholars from
     across the United States working on medieval Chinese literature, history, religion, and visual culture, have
     been meeting annually in this forum since 2003 to discuss their current research. Ground-breaking research and
     methodology first presented at these workshops have found their way into notable and award-winning books and
     journal articles. This workshop has also served as a lively and dynamic forum in which scholars could interact
     and collaborate. A major collaborative book project, Early Medieval China: A Sourcebook (Columbia University
     Press, January 2013), edited by Wendy Swartz et al., is a good example of the fruitfulness resulting from building
     scholarly relations through this workshop. This workshop has seen tremendous success, drawing attention to
     the field and generating excitement about it. This workshop has continued to attract the interest of scholars and
     graduate students alike. Over the years, students from Columbia, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and Rutgers have
     attended the meetings.


     B. Lectures
     a. “A Poet in Exile: A Dialogue with Liao Yiwu”
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A special lecture by distinguished poet and writer Yiwu Liao was held in the Tsai Auditorium at Harvard
University on September 20, 2011. The auditorium was packed with an audience of over 150 people including
senior China specialists, graduate students, visiting scholars from the PRC and Taiwan, as well as the general
public. In this public conversation, Professor David Der-wei Wang and Professor Merle Goldman had an
engaging dialogue with Yiwu Liao covering a wide range of topics from politics and literature, to history and
the arts, and finally to the broader question on the role of the public intellectual in China and overseas. Dr. Jie Li
served as translator, while Dr. Rowena He moderated the event. In addition to a robust dialogue and far reaching
intellectual conversations, Liao played flute at the beginning of his talk, and recited his famous poem “Massacre”
after a question and answer session at the end. This event was co-sponsored by CCK-IUC and the Fairbank
Center for Chinese Studies.


b. “Readymade: A Documentary about Mao Impersonators with the Director Zhang Bingjian”
At Harvard University on October 7, artist and filmmaker Bingjian Zhang presented his film “Readymade:
A Documentary about Mao Impersonators” and answered questions from the audience. This documentary is
about two ordinary middle-aged individuals who make a career out of their physical likeness to Mao. The first,
a farmer from near Mao’s hometown studies at the Beijing Film Academy with his family’s support and the
dream of playing Mao on the big screen. The second, a housewife, struggles to overcome her husband’s aversion
toward her new career. Through their lives and performances, the film presents trenchant insights into the legacy
of the “Great Helmsman” in today’s China. About 80 people attended the screening, while the question and




Professor David Der-wei Wang (third from the right) and participants at the “2012 Taiwan Documentary Film Screening Tour”
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                                                                                          answer session focused on the
                                                                                          film’s production process and the
                                                                                          government’s reaction to these
                                                                                          amateur Mao impersonators. This
                                                                                          event was sponsored by CCK-
                                                                                          IUC.


                                                                                          c. “Literature and Redemption:
                                                                                          A Conversation with Su Tong
                                                                                          and Xu Xiaobin”
                                                                                          On Tuesday, November 1, two
                                                                                          o f C h i n a ’s m o s t p r o m i n e n t
     Poster for the “2012 Taiwan Documentary Film Screening Tour” at Harvard University   writers today visited Harvard
                                                                                          University. After being introduced
     by the moderator, Professor David Der-wei Wang, each author spoke for abut 15 minutes to introduce their
     views on literature. Their introductions were followed by an extended period of question and answer from
     the eager audience of more than 80 people. The questions covered a wide range of topics, from how Chinese
     writers negotiate the international literary market and issues of translation, to the representation of history and
     characterization of women in their novels. This event was co-sponsored by the China Energy Fund, CCK-IUC,
     and the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies.


     C. Workshops
     a. Early China Seminar, Columbia University
     In the spring of 2012, the Early China Seminar met on February 11 and listened to two presentations. In the first
     paper, “How Manuscripts Reflect the Process of Text Accretion: The case of Xing zi ming chu and Xing qing
     lun,” Matthias L. Richter (University of Colorado at Boulder) compared the two versions from Guodian and among
     the Shanghai manuscripts, arguing that the different codicological arrangements between them seem to reflect
     different stages of textual accretion during the Warring States period. In the second paper, “Material Culture,
     Social Identities and Power of the Western Zhou,” Sun Yan (Gettysburg College) took up the issue of cultural and
     group identity as reflected in the cemetery of the state of Yu in Baoji and the most recently discovered cemetery
     of the Peng lineage in Shanxi. The last meeting of the spring semester was held on May 12, and featured four
     papers that focus on the Han-Wei period. In addition to the regular program, the Early China Seminar also co-
     sponsored “Before Empire: An International Conference on the Early History and Archaeology of Qin” on April
     6-7 at Columbia University. This conference brought a group of four senior archaeologists from China together
     with leading Western experts to discuss new discoveries relating to the early Qin state. The conference was one
     of the most important events in Chinese archaeology in North America in recent years.
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b. Daoist Studies Lecture Series, McGill University
After being delayed by a service employee strike in the fall, the Daoist Studies Lecture Series at the Department
of East Asian Studies of McGill University reemerged in the spring with the continued support of CCK-IUC.
Due to the delay, funding was re-appropriated over the next four years so that the series may continue into
the future. The first speaker of the series this year was Professor Terry Kleeman from the Department of East
Asian Languages and Literatures of the University of Colorado. On April 10, he presented a talk titled “Early
Daoism: The Parishes of the Celestial Masters.” Professor Kleeman outlined parts of his forthcoming book on
the everyday life within the Tianshi Dao movement, describing the organization of the Daoist state in third-
century Hanzhong (Sichuan). He also discussed ordination into the ritual offices of the religious movement,
and suggested that some form of spirit possession was practiced. In addition to his well-attended talk, Professor
Kleeman worked closely for four hours on Monday afternoon with a MA student on his translation of an early
Daoist text, and led a reading group following his talk on Tuesday for three hours. This was a great experience
for the students in the Daoist Studies seminar. The second speaker of the series was Professor James Robson
of the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations of Harvard University. Professor Robson spoke
on April 13 on “Religious Icons Inside Out: What the Contents of Statues Can Tell us about Domestic and
Communal Religion in Hunan.” He outlined the recent discovery and cataloguing of some 20,000 statues of
local gods carved in central Hunan. These statues include national and local gods, Daoist masters, and ancestors
-- the latter are most unusual, in that elsewhere in China it was rare to consecrate a statue of an ancestor. This
fascinating talk on an emergent field of research in which exciting discoveries are happening every day generated
much excitement in the audience of graduate students, art historians, and archaeologists.




Scholars and attendees at the “Taiwan as a Hub of Transculturation: The Tenth International Junior Scholars Conference on Sinology” at the
University of California, San Diego
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     c. Modern China Seminar: Culture and Society, University of Pennsylvania
     The Second Annual Workshop of the “Modern China Seminar: Culture and Society” at the University of
     Pennsylvania was held on April 14, 2012. The Modern China Seminar was inaugurated in 2011 and seeks to
     provide an inter-university forum for the study of modern Chinese literature, culture, history, and society. It offers
     an interdisciplinary program for the exchange of ideas on specific scholarly questions in modern China studies
     in American academia. Funded by CCK-IUC and co-sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages
     and Civilizations and the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, this year’s workshop
     brought together scholars from eight universities and institutions in the United States and attracted the interest
     of scholars and students alike. Participants included scholars of Chinese, Japanese, English, Asian-American,
     and Indian literatures, histories, and comparative literature, as well as scholars of feminism and cinema studies.
     This workshop included three paper presentations: Tani E. Barlow (Rice University), “Wang Guangmei’s Qipao:
     Era and Event,” Yomi Braester (University of Washington), “A Genealogy of Cinephilia in the Maoist Period,”
     and Xiaojue Wang (University of Pennsylvania), “How Was Modern Chinese Literature Invented During the
     Cold War?” Ania Loomba (University of Pennsylvania), Weijie Song (Rutgers University), and Jingyuan Zhang
     (Georgetown University) served as readers. These three papers explored how the Cold War political and cultural
     conditions in China and Asia of the 1950s and 1960s affected the formation of new categories and discursive
     frameworks in the fields of literary studies, film criticism, and women’s studies.


     D. Publications
     This year, CCK-IUC provided support for a special publication project, a Japanese translation of the memoirs
     of Professor Bangyuan Qi (entitled Ju liu he), which was published in 2011. This book describes Professor
     Qi’s birth in Liaoning, migration to Taiwan after the fall of Republican China in 1949, journeys to America,
     and eventual return to Taiwan. Professor Qi served as Editor of Columbia University Press’ Modern Chinese
     Literature in Taiwan series, which has been funded by the Foundation. Professor Qi devoted her life to promoting
     the study of Taiwanese literature, and the CCK-IUC is honored to have been able to assist in the completion of
     this translation.


     (3) The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Asia-Pacific Centre for Chinese Studies at the Chinese
     University of Hong Kong (CCK-APC)


     The Board of Directors approved the establishment of the Asia-Pacific Centre for Chinese Studies (CCK-APC)
     in December 2005. Professor Billy So served as the Centre’s Director until his retirement in February 2011,
     when Professor David Faure succeeded him. The Centre operates under the supervision of a steering committee
     consisting of eleven scholars. The chairman is Professor Ambrose King, a CCKF Board Member and former
     Vice-Chancellor of CUHK. The Centre originally had an annual budget of US$135,000, of which $120,000 came
     from the Foundation and $15,000 from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Owing to the importance of this
     Centre in the field of Sinology in the Asia-Pacific area, the former Chancellor of CUHK, Professor Lawrence J.
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Lau, submitted a five year (2010-2014) proposal last year,
according to which the Foundation will grant the Centre
$75,000 every year, with the same amount of matching
funds being provided by CUHK. The following activities
took place in 2011-2012.


A. Accomplishments
a. The Eighth Annual Graduate Seminar on China
The 8th GSOC lasted for 4 days (January 4-7). A total of
44 participants were selected among 198 applications,
being Ph.D. candidates from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong,
USA and other countries. Organized by the Universities
Service Centre for China Studies (USC) of the Chinese
University of Hong Kong, this year’s GSOC aimed at
promoting research on contemporary China, encouraging
national and international exchanges among scholars
in the field of Chinese Studies, and broadening the
perspectives of junior researchers.
                                                             Poster for the lecture series, “New Perspectives on Ming-Qing
                                                             Research”, featuring Professor Ellen Widmer

b. Focus Project - Language and Society
Symposium on “Stylistic-Register Grammar” was held on April 1 at the Fung King Hey Building, CUHK, with
scholars invited from China and abroad, including Professor Chengzhi Chu (University of California, Davis),
Professor Hongyin Tao (University of California, Los Angeles), Professor Chin-fa Lien (National Tsing Hua
University, Taiwan), Professors Mei Fang and Bojiang Zhang (The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences), and
Professor Pui Kwong Wong (City University of Hong Kong). In order to facilitate stylistic studies on Chinese,
participants had in-depth discussions on the system, content, theory, and methodology of Chinese style and
syntax, as well as issues such as the similarities and differences in spoken and written Chinese between China,
Hong Kong and Taiwan, and pedagogy of teaching Chinese as a foreign language.


c. Focus Project - Ming-Qing Studies
The Research Centre for Ming-Qing Studies was established in 2009 with the aim of promoting global
cooperation and dialogue on Ming-Qing Studies from an interdisciplinary perspective. In order to widen the
horizons of the Centre’s members, a lecture series entitled “New Perspectives on Ming-Qing Research” was
organized for scholars to share their research achievements. Lectures 17 and 18 were held successfully on
February 24 and April 27 respectively, with guest speakers being Professor Pei-kai Cheng of City University of
Hong Kong and Professor Rur-bin Yang of National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan. The topics of two lectures as
well as the interdisciplinary backgrounds of the speakers provided excellent demonstrations on interdisciplinary
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     Professor Kwok Kou Leonard Chan (middle, second row) and Professor Wei Hua (sixth from the right, second row) of the Research Centre
     for Ming-Qing Studies attend the conference conducted and sponsored by CCK-APC


     studies for the audience. The Centre continues to provide a platform for academic exchange and sharing among
     junior researchers. Two luncheons were held for the Centre’s members and interested parties to read literary
     theory and classics. Participants had enthusiastic discussions, which formed a strong academic atmosphere. The
     10th issue of the Centre’s newsletter was also published in order to share information on recent activities with our
     members. Apart from operations for conventional activities, the Centre planned for “The Second Postgraduate
     Conference on Ming-Qing Studies” held on July 7-9, 2012. This was one of the most important events for the
     Centre this year.


     d. Focus Area Project - Regional History and Heritage
     Members of this project joined with Chung Chi College, the Chinese University of Hong Kong to stage
     the Conference on “Constructed Space in Chinese Villages and Market Towns: The Role of the Sacred” on
     November 22-24, 2011. In addition, three project members published new books, including Zhengfang Wu (on
     traditional village society in Huizhou), Chi-cheung Choi (on Daoist rituals in the New Territories, Hong Kong),
     and Wai Lun Tam (on religion and ritual in Chinese local society).


     e. Focus Area Project - Law and Society
     On December 7-9, 2012, project members organized a conference on “Legal Transplant: Technicalities,
     Language, and Culture: An International Symposium on Comparative Legal Culture” at the Chinese University
     of Hong Kong. A total of 17 leading scholars from Hong Kong, Japan, China, and Taiwan met to consider
     modern Chinese and Western legal cultures from a comparative perspective. Other academic organizations that
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supported this important meeting included the Chinese Law Programme (HKIAPS), the Clarke Program in East
Asian Culture and Law (Cornell University), and the Universities Service Centre for China Studies (USC) of the
Chinese University of Hong Kong.


f. The Barometer of China’s Development: Potential for Research in China Studies
The second phase of BOCD construction will be completed in the summer of 2012, with the project’s next phase
focusing on assisting users in getting access to the dataset. Facilities will be installed and workshops held for this
purpose. The Faculty of Social Science has provided our Centre a fund of HK$500,000 to help develop, maintain
and release the dataset to the public.


3. Grant Activities in the Four Regions

The Foundation’s funding programs can be grouped into two broad categories: grants and fellowships. Grants
provide assistance to academic institutions and individual professors, while fellowships subsidize doctoral
students and postdoctoral researchers.


The Foundation received 220 grant applications in 2011-2012. Of these, 110 came from the American Region,
38 from the European Region, 25 from the Domestic Region, and 47 from the Asia-Pacific Region (including
Hong Kong and Macau). The total amount requested was US$9,742,041. Because of the time-sensitive nature of
applications for conferences, publications, and travel grants, applications in those categories have two submission
deadlines per year. All other categories have one yearly deadline. To ensure fair and objective treatment of each
proposal, all applications are first evaluated by individual reviewers and then reassessed by the regional review




Publications supported by the Foundation
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     committees in a two-tier process. The results of these evaluations are then ranked by priority before the review
     committees present them to the Board of Directors for final approval.


     This year, the four review committees submitted 76 grant applications for the Board’s approval. During the first
     round of applications, the Board approved 15 grants. Five proposals were approved in the American Region,
     including one Conference Grant and four Publication Subsidies totaling US$44,820. One Conference Grant
     and four Publication Subsidies were awarded in the European region, totaling US$41,175 (30,500 Euros).
     Two Conference and Seminar Grant applications were awarded in the Domestic Region, totaling US$26,490
     (NT$800,000). In the Asia-Pacific Region, three Conference Grants were approved, with an award totaling
     US$35,000. The total budget for this first round of grants was US$147,485.


     During the second round of applications, the Board approved 61 grants. These included: 29 projects in the
     American Region, with a total budget of US$535,595; 13 projects in the European Region for a total budget
     of US$415,260 (307,600 Euros); 8 projects in the Domestic Region, with funding totaling US$328,147
     (NT$9,910,000); and 11 projects in the Asia-Pacific region, with budgets totaling US$402,500. The total amount
     approved in the second round for all four regions was US$1,681,502.


     The Foundation also received 213 applications for dissertation and postdoctoral fellowships. Of these, 113 came
     from the American Region, and included applications from 58 Ph.D. candidates who were non-ROC citizens, 10
     who were Canadians applying to the Canadian Asian Studies Association (which the Foundation has entrusted
     to carry out its fellowship program in Canada), and 45 applicants who were ROC doctoral students pursuing
     their studies at American universities. There were 93 applications from the European Region, including 46
     European candidates (23 postdoctoral researchers and 23 Ph.D. students), and 47 ROC doctoral students in
     Europe. In addition, there were 7 doctoral dissertation applicants from Australia and Japan. The Board approved
     49 applications from the American Region, including 26 fellowships for American doctoral candidates, 20 for
     ROC doctoral candidates in the United States, and 3 for doctoral candidates and postdoctoral researchers in
     Canadian universities, with awards totaling US$730,000. In Europe, the Board approved grants for 5 postdoctoral
     researchers, 10 European doctoral candidates, and 14 ROC doctoral candidates, with awards amounting to
     US$534,600 (396,000 Euros) (see Table 1; Figure 1).


     (1) The American Region
     The Foundation’s North American Office received a total of 110 applications in the 2011-2012 grant cycle,
     including 28 proposals under the category of Research Grants, 14 Conference/Seminar Grants, 10 Publication
     Subsidies, 33 CCK Scholar Grants, and 25 CCK Junior Scholar Grants. Additionally, there were a total of
     113 fellowship applications from Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers. The North American Review
     Committee convened in March 2012 and recommended 83 proposals for the amount of US$1,310,415 to the
     Foundation’s Board of Directors.
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                                                                                                 Unit: US$
                              Grants                                      Special
    Region                                            Fellowships                              Total
                 First Round        Second Round                          Projects

                                                                                            1,579,625
   America         44,820              535,595          730,000           269,210
                                                                                            (36.18%)
                                                                                            1,245,960
    Europe         41,175              415,260          534,600           254,925
                                                                                            (28.54%)
                                                                                             948,032
   Domestic        26,490              328,147           33,113           560,282
                                                                                            (21.71%)
                                                                                             512,500
  Asia-Pacific     35,000              402,500             0               75,000
                                                                                            (11.74%)
                                                                                              80,000
 Headquarters           0                 0                0               80,000
                                                                                             (1.83%)

     Total         147,485             1,681,502       1,297,713          1,239,417         4,366,117

                   Table 1 - 2011-2012 Grant Allocations in Four Regions




                            Headquarters
         Asia-Pacific
     Asia-Pacific           Headquarters
                               1.83%
           11.74%
        11.74%                1.83%                                                    American
                                                                                      American
                                                       American
                                                          American
                                                           36.18%
Domestic                                                36.18%                        European
                                                                                        European
Domestic
 21.71%
                                                                                      Domestic
                                                                                       Domestic
 21.71%                                                                               Asia-Pacific
                                                                                          Asia-Pacific
                            European                                                  Headquarters
                                                                                          Headquarters
                             28.54%
                               European
                                28.54%



                             Figure 1 - 2011-2012 Regional Expenditures
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     The approved research grant applications covered a wide variety of subjects, including: Professor T.Y. Wang of
     Illinois State University’s project entitled “People Who Don’t Party: Partisanship and Democratic Consolidation
     in Taiwan”; Professor Jin Huang of Saint Louis University’s “Happiness and Economic Inequality in Urban
     China from the Perspective of Asset Poverty”; Professor Ping-Chun Hsiung of University of Toronto’s project
     “The Corrupting Influence of the State on the Production of Knowledge: Investigative Research in China’s Great
     Leap Forward”; Professor Terry Kleeman of the University of Colorado at Boulder’s “The Materiality of Chinese
     Religions: Ritual Implements in Taiwan”; Professor Alison Marshall of Brandon University’s “Mapping the
     Interconnected Spheres of Chinese Traditional and Modern Political, Religious and Cultural Lives and Identities
     through Overseas Mazu Temple Networks” and Professor Man-bun Kwan of the University of Cincinnati’s
     project “Indigenization of chemical fertilizer in Taiwan.”


     The Foundation’s North American Committee also approved several conference grants, including “Understanding
     Chinese Medical Literature”, by Professor Bridie Andrews of Bentley University; “New Archaeological
     Investigations across the Taiwan Strait”, by Professor Tian-long Jiao of the Bishop Museum; “Letters and
     Epistolary Culture in China”, by Professor Antje Richter of the University of Colorado at Boulder; “Image and
     the Imaginary in 17th-Century China, An Interdisciplinary Conference”, by Professor Peter Sturman of the
     University of California at Santa Barbara and “Application for a Grant to the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for
     the American Association for Chinese Studies”, by Professor Peter C.Y. Chow of the American Association for
     Chinese Studies. The Foundation’s publication grants supported various book projects from Harvard University
     Press, Columbia University Press, Cornell University Press and the University of British Columbia Press.




     Professor Maa-Ling Chen’s field site at Saqacengalj in Southern Taiwan
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(2) The European Region
The Foundation received 38 applications from the
European Region in 2011, including 13 proposals
from the United Kingdom, 7 from France, 4 from
Germany, 2 each from Belgium and Russia, and 1 each
from Denmark, Italy, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the
Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden,
and Switzerland. The total amount of funding requested
was 1,190,861 Euros (US$1,607,663). In the first round
of competition, the Board approved 1 Conference Grant
and 4 Publication Subsidies for a total of 30,500 Euros
(US$41,175). In the second round, 13 grants were
approved for a total of 307,600 Euros (US$415,260).


As in the American Region, the Foundation’s European
Region programs offer dissertation and postdoctoral
fellowships for Ph.D. students and postdoctoral
researchers. Proposals submitted to the Foundation
                                                              Publication supported by the Foundation
included 23 Ph.D. Dissertation Fellowship applications
and 23 Postdoctoral Fellowship applications. There were also 47 Dissertation Fellowship proposals from ROC
students studying at European academic institutions. The Board of Directors approved 10 Ph.D. Dissertation
Fellowships and 5 Postdoctoral Fellowships, with a total budget of 228,000 Euros. In addition, 14 Dissertation
Fellowships for ROC students in Europe were funded for a total of 168,000 Euros, bringing the total fellowship
amount to 396,000 Euros. In all, 922,933 Euros (US$1,245,960) or 28.54% of the Foundation’s grant budget
(including amount for special projects) were allocated to the European Region in 2011-2012.


Grants made in the European Region in 2011-2012 included 5 Research Grants, 6 Conference Grants, and 7
Publication Subsidies. This year’s Research Grants included: one project by Professor Fabienne Jagou of the
École Française d’Extrême-Orient to study current practices of Tibetan Buddhism in Taiwan and understand
them through sociological, historical and anthropological approaches; one to Professor Christian Lehmann of the
University of Erfurt to collect data on an extremely endangered Aboriginal language in Taiwan, Kanakanavu; one
by Professor Jana S. Rošker of the University of Ljubljana to investigate Taiwanese modern Confucians and their
philosophical contributions to Asian modernization; one by Professor Yuqin Huang of the Max Planck Institute for
the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity to focus on the religious lives of foreign-educated Chinese returnees
and explore their potential impact on Christianity in China; one to Professor Xiaoling Zhang of the University of
Nottingham to combine the expertise of three scholars working on Chinese Studies and African media studies to
ascertain the effectiveness of China’s soft power approach through its communications strategies in Africa.
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     A total of six Conference Grants were approved this year, including: “Xuanzang and the ‘Record of the Western
     Regions’ -- Constructed Myth and Historical Reality”, by Professor Max Deeg of Cardiff University; “Crossroads
     between Empires and Peripheries -- Knowledge Transfer, Product Exchange and Human Movement in the
     Indian Ocean World”, by Professor Angela Schottenhammer of Ghent University; “Cross-Strait Relations in the
     Age of Globalization: Globalization-Security Linkages”, by Professor Ming-chin Monique Chu of the School
     of Oriental and African Studies, University of London; “Life and Afterlife of Han China”, by Dr. James Lin
     of the Fitzwilliam Museum; “Archaeology of the Southern Taklamakan: Hedin and Stein’s Legacy and New
     Explorations”, by Dr. Susan Whitfield of the British Library, and “Comparing Ancient Worlds: Greece and
     China”, by Professor Geoffrey Ernest Richard Lloyd of the Needham Research Institute.


     Seven Publication Subsidies were awarded to the following scholars: Professor Vivienne Lo of University
     College London, University of London, for her book Perfect Bodies: Sport, Medicine and Immortality; Professor
     Craig Clunas of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Screen of Kings: Art, Power
     and Imperial Clan in Ming China; a proceedings of the conference on “History of Mathematical Sciences:
     Portugal and East Asia IV”, by Professor Luis Saraiva of the University of Lisbon; Les mondes de l’ocean Indien,
     by Professor Philippe Beaujard of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique; Wu Song Fights the Tiger,
     by Professor Vibeke Børdahl at the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies; Professor Carine Defoort of Katholieke
     Universiteit Leuven, The Many Faces of Mozi: Variety and Evolution in the Mozi; and Professor Irina Popova of




     Professor Ming-ke Wang (right) conducts a field study at Ba Di Xiang, Sichuan Province, China
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Professor Sheng-chih Lin (left) conducts a field research at the Nanchan Temple, Shanxi Province, China


the Russian Academy of Sciences, for the publication of a collection of essays on the topic “Tangut in Central
Asia”.


The East European Committee is a division of the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation created to promote Chinese
Studies in Eastern Europe. The committee received 9 applications from the East European Region in 2011,
including 6 Library Acquisition applications, 1 Research Grant application, and 2 Visiting Professorship
applications. The Board approved 5 Library Acquisition applications for a total of 35,000 Euros (US$47,250).


(3) The Domestic Region
The Foundation received 25 applications in 2011-2012 from 13 universities and research institutions in Taiwan.
There were 14 Cooperative Research Grant proposals, 2 Database Grant applications, 7 Conference and Seminar
Grants applications, and 2 Publication Subsidy proposals, with requested funding totaling NT$61,975,979. The
Board of Directors approved 2 Conference and Seminar Grant applications in the first round of competition
for a total amount of NT$800,000 (US$26,490). During the second round, the Board approved 4 Research
Grants, 1 Database Grant, 1 Conference and Seminar Grant, and 2 Publication Subsidies totaling NT$9,910,000
(US$328,147). In addition, an amount of NT$1,000,000 was used to support Taiwanese graduate students
pursuing short-term research abroad. The total amount of grants for the Domestic Region this year was
NT$11,710,000. If this region’s Special Projects budget of US$560,282 is also included, the Foundation allocated
21.71% of its annual budget to this region.


The four approved Research Grants in the Domestic Region this year were: “Early Chinese Periodicals Online
(ECPO) -- Creating a Prototype for an Intelligent Archive,” by Professor Chien-ming Yu of Academia Sinica,
with Professor Barbara Mittler of the University of Heidelberg; “World Values Survey: Comparing Taiwan and
Mainland China,” by Professor Cheng-Tian Kuo of National Chengchi University, with Professor Wenfang
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     Tang of the University of Iowa; “Current Russian Transcription and Study of Shu dzin ili Letopis Manuscript
     (ca 1840s),” by Professor Vladimir Mayorov, with Professor Lydia Stezhenskaya of the Russian Academy of
     Sciences; and “Reconstructing Dietary Systems of Prehistoric Populations in Taiwan from Isotope Analyses on
     Human Skeletons,” by Professor Chin-Hua Lo, with Professor A.M. Pollard of the University of Oxford. The
     approved Database Grant was “Creation and Translation: Re-reading and Re-publishing the Late-Qing Christian
     Novels in Chinese” by Professor Sher-shiueh Li of Academia Sinica, with Professor Soon-Bang Oh of Soongsil
     University and Professor John Tsz-Pang Lai of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.


     Three Conference and Seminar Grants were awarded to: Professor Bi-Chyn Han of National Chung Hsing
     University, with Professor Boon-Eng Khor of Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman for “The Ninth International
     Conference on Popular and Classic Literature -- Flow of Discourses”; Professor Lung-pao Tsai of National
     Taipei University, with Professor Yoshinobu Oikawa of Rikkyo University for “The Regional Exchange and
     Reorganization of Order in East Asian”; and Professor Scarlett Chiu of Academia Sinica, with Professor
     Christophe Sand of the Institute of Archaeology of New Caledonia and the Pacific on “International Conference
     on Cross-Regional Comparison of Ancient Migration and Exchange Patterns.” Two Publication Subsidies were
     awarded to Transgressive Transcripts: Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Chinese Canadian Women’s
     Writing, by Professor Bennett Yu-Hsiang Fu of National Taiwan University; and Policing in Taiwan: From
     Authoritarian to Democratic, by Professor Lan-Ying Huang of National Taipei University, with Professor
                                                              Liqun Cao of the University of Ontario Institute of
                                                              Technology and Professor Ivan Yihshyan Sun of the
                                                              University of Delaware.


                                                              (4) The Asia-Pacific Region
                                                              I n 2 0 11 - 2 0 1 2 , t h e F o u n d a t i o n r e c e i v e d 4 7
                                                              applications from scholars in the Asia-Pacific
                                                              Region. Among these were 23 from Hong Kong,
                                                              10 from Australia, 4 from Singapore, 3 from Israel,
                                                              2 from India, and 1 each from Indonesia, Japan,
                                                              Macau, Malaysia, and New Zealand. The proposals
                                                              requested a total of US$2,627,663 in funding. In the
                                                              first round of competition, the Board of Directors
                                                              approved 3 Conference Grant applications for a sum
                                                              of US$35,000. During the second round, the Board
                                                              approved 8 Research Grants proposals, 2 Conference
                                                              Grants, and 1 Publication Subsidy amounting to
                                                              US$402,500. The total allocation for this region
                                                              in 2011-2012, including special projects, was
     Daoist ritual in Hong Kong
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US$512,500, or 11.74% of the Foundation’s annual
budget.


The eight Research Grants in the Asia-Pacific region
this year awarded to “The Secret History of the
Mongols, Vol. 3,” by Professor Igor de Rachewiltz
of Australian National University; “Punishment and
Violence in the People’s Republic of China: Voices
from the Field on Crime Management, Social
Exclusion and Brutalization,” by Professor Borge
Bakken of the University of Hong Kong; “From
Global Foreign Missionary Society to Localized
                                                       Publication supported by the Foundation
Christian Churches, Communities and Cultures:
The Hakka Christian Communities in China, Taiwan and Sabah and the Basel Missionary Society, 1847-2001,”
by Professor Danny Tze Ken Wong of the University of Malaya; “The Significance of Taiwan’s Subnational
Relations with Japan,” by Professor Nicholas Thomas of the City University of Hong Kong; “Preservation and
Development of Kunqu Opera as Cultural Heritage in Hong Kong and Taiwan,” by Pei-kai Cheng of the City
University of Hong Kong; “A History of the Imperial Public Pharmacy in China,” by Professor Asaf Goldschmidt
of Tel Aviv University; “The Cultural Heritage of the Lower Yangzi Delta: The Wu Folk Epics,” by Professor
Anne McLaren of the University of Melbourne, and “Changing Labour Regime in China? A Study of Workplace
Relations in Suzhou,” by Professor King Chi Chan of the City University of Hong Kong.


The five Conference Grants were: “Morality and Responsibility of Rulers: Early Modern Origins of a Rule of
Law for World Order: Comparisons between Early Modern Europe and Imperial China”, organized by Professor
John Carty of the University of Hong Kong; “From Qing to China: Rethinking the Interplay of Tradition and
Modernity, 1860-1949,” by Professor Ori Sela of Tel Aviv University; “Modern Chinese Religion: Value Systems
in Transformation (Song-Yuan),” by Professor Jan Kiely of the Chinese University of Hong Kong; “Workshop
on Daoxue Neo-Confucianism in Qing China (1644-1911),” by Professor Khee Heong Koh of the National
University of Singapore, and “Participation, Contestation and Legitimation in Chinese Politics,” by Professor
Sonika Gupta of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras.


One Publication Subsidy was awarded to Professor Jason Lim of the University of Wollongong for his book A
Slow Ride into the Past: The Chinese Trishaw Industry in Singapore, 1942-1983, by Monash University Press.
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     4. Special Projects

     (1) Support for the CCKF-CIAC Research Grants Program and CCKF Graduate Student Paper Awards
     from the Association for Asian Studies (AAS)
     2012 marks the 21st anniversary of cooperation between the Association for Asian Studies’ China and Inner Asia
     Council (CIAC) and the Foundation for small grants funded by the Foundation to support Chinese Studies.


     While interest in scholarly work on China continues to grow both in the West and in Asia, the global economic
     crisis has dramatically decreased resources to support research and related work. As a result, the number of
     applicants for the CCKF-CIAC Small Grants Program has grown dramatically in the past few years: there were
     47 applicants for such awards in 2010, 90 applicants in 2011, and 107 applicants in 2012 -- more than double the
     number of applicants only two years earlier. In recent years, the CIAC has made an average of 12 grants on an
     annual basis. Increasing the Foundation’s funding to $35,000 per year to support this program would enable the
     CIAC to offer grants to 17-18 applicants each year.


     Building on the striking success of this program over the past 21 years, the Foundation agreed to the CIAC’s
     request, not only supporting but also expanding funding for both the CCKF-CIAC Small Grants Program as well
     as the new CCKF Graduate Student Paper Award, both of which will provide opportunities for a new generation
     of graduate students and scholars of China and Inner Asia to benefit from these small but extremely useful and
     effective grants.




     President Yun-han Chu, Dr. Brunhild Staiger (former EACS President), and Vice-President Ayling Wang at the EACS Conference in Paris
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Poster for “The XIXth Conference of the European Association of Chinese Studies (EACS)” in Paris, sponsored by the Foundation




(2) Support for the Biannual Conference and Young Scholar Award of the European Association for
Chinese Studies (EACS)
The European Association for Chinese Studies (EACS) is an international organization representing China
scholars from all over Europe, and currently boasts over 700 members. Founded in 1975 and registered in Paris,
it is a non-profit organisation not engaging in any political activities.


Since 1995, the EACS has provided Library Travel Grants to support short visits for research at major
Sinological libraries in Western Europe. The scheme is funded by the Foundation, with the money to be used
by Ph.D. students and young scholars, primarily from Eastern European countries. The EACS also supports the
careers of junior scholars with its Young Scholar Award for outstanding research.


As the biannual conference of EACS will be held in Paris from September 4-8 this year, the scope of this year’s
award will include both the conference and the Young Scholar Award.


(3) “Tang Dynasty and the World Outside China”: A Sinological Summer School in Budapest
The Foundation has long been committed to supporting the field of Sinology in Eastern Europe. These efforts
include the revival of the traditionally strong “Prague School” of Chinese Studies, as well as encouraging
increased interaction between Eastern and Western European scholars in this field. In recent years, the Foundation
has placed increasing emphasis on the cultivation of young scholars in both of these regions, as well as Asia and
the United States. One promising option involves funding “Summer Institutes of Sinology” in Eastern Europe but
also requiring a 50-50 mix of Western and Eastern European students, which would be undertaken on a rotating
basis among institutions with faculty who serve on the Foundation’s East European Regional Committee.


Eötvös Loránd University is Hungary’s leading academic institution, and has produced outstanding results in
the fields of philosophy, religion, linguistics, and philology. Due to its prominent status in Eastern Europe, the
Foundation decided that the first Summer Institute merited being held there. Due to be held in July 2013, this
program will focus on the Tang dynasty (618–907), one of the prosperous epochs in Chinese history, a prolific
era of literature (with the greatest Chinese poets of all times), the spread of Buddhism and other foreign religions,
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     unprecedented heights of religious and secular art, the Tang era has everything that captures the imagination of
     researchers and students alike. A total of 25 graduate students from Eastern and Western Europe will be invited to
     attend, and they will study under the tutelage of world-renowned scholars such as Jo-shui Chen (National Taiwan
     University), Victor Mair (University of Pennsylvania), Roderick Whitfield (School of Oriental and African
     Studies, University of London), etc. The Foundation is providing 62,000 Euros to support this exciting new trend
     in Eastern European Sinology.


     III. General Affairs

     1. Scholarly Activities Organized by the Cross-Strait Academic Exchange Planning Committee

     In light of the potential increasing demand for Cross-Strait academic cooperation, the Foundation is attempting
     to form a platform for flexible evaluation and decision-making. On March 17, 2011, the Board approved the
     formation of Cross-Strait Academic Exchange Planning Committee to oversee this new program. The Committee
     consists of nine senior scholars, who are appointed by Foundation President Yun-han Chu, including Ying-Hwa
     Chang, Yung-mau Chao, Yung-fa Chen, Chin-shing Huang, Chun-chieh Huang, Yi-long Huang, Shu-min Huang,
     Ayling Wang, and David Der-wei Wang. After consultation with committee members, it was concluded that a
     mechanism for supporting young scholars from both sides of the Strait will be the Foundation’s top priority. This
     could take the form of Taiwan-based and mainland-based academic institutions cooperating to organize summer
     or winter scholarly training camps for doctoral students and young scholars from both sides of the Taiwan Strait,
     with senior scholars from Taiwan, mainland China and abroad being invited to offer lectures. During the past
     year, the Cross-Strait Academic Exchange Planning Committee has organized the following camps, all of which
     have provided a valuable platform for academic interaction between scholars from Taiwan and China:




     President Yun-han Chu (ninth from the left, first row) with scholars and students at the “Second Cross-Strait History and Culture Camp -
     Huizhou Culture” in Huizhou
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(1) Second and Third East Asian Confucianism Camps
Beginning in 2011, the Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences at National Taiwan
University (NTU) has been organizing “East Asian Confucianism Camps” for graduate students from both sides
of the Taiwan Strait. Due to the impressive results that this program has achieved, the Foundation has been
working with NTU to help perpetuate its activities, namely the “Second East Asian Confucianism Camp” (held
on February 13-18, 2012) and the “Third East Asian Confucianism Camp” (July 9-11, 2012). Leading speakers at
these camps have included Dean Chun-chieh Huang, Professor Hsing-ching Shyu, Professor Zhen-feng Tsai, and
Professor Chao-ying Chen.


(2) 2012 Summer Seminar of Advanced China Studies in Social Sciences
In order to promote enhanced interaction and understanding among young social scientists on both sides of the
Taiwan Strait, as well as draw on their intellectual vigor to contribute to scholarship worldwide, the Foundation
has joined with the Center for China Studies at National Taiwan University and the Institute of Advanced Studies
(IAS) at Fudan University (Shanghai) to organize the “2012 Summer Seminar of Advanced China Studies in
Social Sciences”, held at Fudan University on July 16-27, 2012. Senior scholars who lectured at this camp
include Foundation President Yun-han Chu, Fudan University IAS Dean Deng Zhenglai, UC Berkeley Charles
and Louise Travers Chair Professor Kevin O’Brien, NTU Dean Yung-mao Chao, NTU Professor Kwang-kuo
Huang, etc.


(3) Second Cross-Strait History and Culture Camp – Huizhou Culture
Back in August 2011, the Foundation cooperated with the Institute of History & Philology (Academia Sinica), the
Institute of History and Culture (Sichuan University) and the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation to stage the
First Cross-Strait History and Culture Camp – Ba-Shu Culture, which proved strikingly successful in sparking
intellectual exchanges among Cross-Strait doctoral students based on interdisciplinary training. In light of this
program’s positive results, the Foundation decided to support a second camp, this time centered on the vibrant
culture of Huizhou (Anhui Province). This camp was held in two stages on August 16-27, 2012, at both Shanghai
and Huizhou. Faculty and students from Taiwan, China, and other countries all took part. Among the senior
scholars who lectured at this event were Lixing Tang (Shanghai Normal University), Zhenzhong Wang (Fudan
University), Li Bain (Anhui University), Fan Jinmin (Nanjing University), Jianhua Chang (Nankai University),
Zhenman Zheng (Xiamen University), and John Lagerwey (Chinese University of Hong Kong).


(4) e-Investigations and the Humanities Camp
The twenty-first century has been marked by rapid improvements in communications technology, with numerous
ancient texts and library materials now being available at the click of a mouse. As a result, a wealth of new
research materials are now available in various digital databases; the problem scholars face now is how to make
best use of all this new data, particularly in terms of selection, analysis, and exegesis. In order to achieve this
lofty goal, the Foundation has decided to work with the Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences at
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     President Yun-han Chu (middle) with scholars and students at the “e-Investigations and the Humanities Camp” in Shanghai


     National Tsing Hua University, as well as the Si-mian Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities at East China
     Normal University, to stage the e-Investigations and the Humanities Camp, held in Shanghai on August 22-31,
     2012. Key speakers at this event include Department Chair Yi-long Huang (National Tsing Hua University),
     Professor Shaoxin Dong (Fudan University), Professor Longchun Xue (Nanjing University of the Arts), and
     Professor Ruilong Zhang (Renmin University of China). A total of 45 young scholars from Taiwan, China, Hong
     Kong, Japan, and other nations attended.


     (5) Ancient Poetics and Literati Traditions in Contemporary China Camp
     The goal of this camp is to explore the transformation of the Chinese humanities in the wake of the May Fourth
     Movement, particularly the field of Chinese literature, as seen in the lives of intellectuals and literati during the
     Republican era. By inviting young scholars from both sides of the Taiwan Strait to research and critique these
     trends, this camp should contribute to a reassessment of Chinese literary studies during the modern era. This
     camp, organized by Professor and Board Member David Der-wei Wang at the CCK Foundation Inter-University
     Center for Sinology, in cooperation with the Department of Chinese Literature at National Taiwan University,
     will be held on December 14-16, 2012.


     2. Progress on the Seven Seas Cultural Park and Chiang Ching-kuo Library

     The Seven Seas Residence was formerly the official residence of the late President Chiang Ching-kuo (1910-
     1988). Professor Tsui-hua Yang of the Institute of Modern History at Academic Sinica was appointed as the
     Executive Secretary of the Chiang Ching-kuo Library Planning Committee in January 2010. The library is
     planned to be constructed at the Seven Seas Cultural Park. Current progress is as follows:
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(1) Contents of the Chiang Ching-kuo Library
1. Chronicle of Major Events in the Life of Chiang Ching-kuo: The Foundation has worked with the Institute
of Modern History, Academia Sinica, to catalogue a large number of important documents (letters, archives,
appointment calendars, etc.) as well as photographs.
2. Oral History Materials: Interviews have been done with Chin Wu-tien, son of former National Palace Museum
Director Chin Hsiao-yi (1921-2007), with relevant documents being collected as well.


(2) Seven Seas Residence
1. Classification and Maintenance of Textiles: Apparel fabrics belonging to both President Chiang Ching-kuo
and his wife Chiang Fang-liang were categorized, photographed, packaged, and protected by being isolated and
stored with acid-free materials.
2. Repairing the Residence’s Storage Room: The Foundation worked with the Taipei City Department of Cultural
Affairs to repair and upgrade the residence’s storage room, especially by installing a climate control system. In
February 2012, many artifacts that had been in temporary storage after rain water flooded into the residence on
March 27, 2011 were moved back to the storage room, being placed in different areas according to whether they
were paintings, apparel, etc. The air raid shelter and guard house next to the storage room were also renovated.


(3) Planning for the Seven Seas Cultural Park
For the past few years, the Foundation has been working with the Taipei Urban Planning Commission on a
new and major project, establishing the Seven Seas Cultural Park. In order to make this dream come true, on
March 8, 2012, the Foundation submitted a proposal to the Commission. The proposal took pains to note that
President Chiang Ching-kuo had made a major impact on modern Taiwanese history, especially in terms of the
nation’s democratization and economic development. In light of his residence’s value as part of Taiwan’s national
heritage, the city government had designated it as a historical site on July 18, 2006. The goal of the proposed




Plan of the Seven Seas Cultural Park
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     Cultural Park is to use both the residence and its grounds as a site for preserving and exhibiting Taiwanese
     heritage, while also serving as a place for scholarly research. The Cultural Park will center on the residence,
     and eco-park, and a new Presidential Library, all of which will be made available to Taiwan’s citizenry for
     educational, cultural, and leisure purposes.


     In June 2012, the Taipei City Government began accepting proposals for BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer)
     projects for the Cultural Park. The Foundation did not hesitate to submit its own proposal, based on part on a
     memorandum of understanding signed with the China Christian Faith, Hope, Love Foundation on August 30,
     2010. If the BOT proposal passes review, the two Foundations will join forces to work towards its completion,
     but any and all contracts will be submitted to the Foundation’s Board of Directors for approval prior to their
     being enacted.


     3. President Yun-han Chu Travelled to the United States to Attend the Foundation’s North
     American Review Committee Meeting and the Association for Asian Studies Annual
     Meeting, as well as Exchange Ideas with other Scholars and Academic Organizations

     On March 24, President Chu attended the American Review Committee meeting in Pittsburgh to evaluate
     applications received by the Foundation’s North American regional office and inform committee members of
     the Foundation’s recent activities. Prior to this meeting, he also travelled to other parts of North America in the
     interests of international scholarly exchange:
     -On March 14, President Chu visited the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and met with
     Research Fellow Tai-chun Kuo in order to discuss the prospects for future cooperation between these
     two institutions in the field of digitalization as pertaining to the future Chiang Ching-kuo Library.
     -President Chu then proceeded to attend the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Annual Meeting in Toronto,
     where on March 16 he met with AAS President Professor Gail Hershatter, Professor and Current Chair of the
     China and Inner Asia Council (CIAC) Paul Smith, Professor and Incoming CIAC Chair David Strand, and
     Professor and Director of Development and Strategic Planning Robert Snow. They discussed the state of the
     CIAC’s small grant programs, with AAS President Hershatter noting that Asian scholars in the United States
     now possess much better language skills and are better at adapting to cross-cultural challenges, yet face major
     difficulties in obtaining sufficient funding. The AAS expressed a hope that the Foundation might be able to
     provide further assistance, which the Foundation agreed to (see below). Later that day President Chu also met
     with Professor John Fitzgerald of the Ford Foundation.
     -While in Toronto, President Chu attended to AAS President’s Reception on March 17, during which AAS
     President Hershatter expressed the Association’s heartfelt gratitude for the Foundation’s support, as well as
     generous funding from the Japan Foundation, Korea Foundation, Ford Foundation, and Henry Luce Foundation.
     That evening President Chu also met with Incoming AAS President Theodore C. Bestor to explore future forms
     of cooperation between the Foundation and the Association.
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Professor Cho-yun Hsu, President Yun-han Chu, Mr. David Dean and Professor Kenneth Dean (from left to right) after the American Review
Committee meeting


-On March 18, President Chu held a meeting with Academician Gungwu Wang and International Institute for
Asian Studies (IIAS) Director Professor Philippe Peycam, during which they discussed trends in Asian Studies
research.
-The next day, March 19, President Chu visited Professor Joseph Wong, Director of the Asian Institute at the
University of Toronto, and encouraged scholars there to actively apply to the Foundation’s grant programs.
-After the AAS Annual Meeting had concluded, President Chu journeyed to New York City on March
20, where he met with Professor Helena Kolenda, Director of the Luce Foundation’s Asia Program
in order to learn more about their grant-making activities. President Chu took advantage of the
opportunity to introduce the Foundation’s new programs in Cross-Strait scholarly exchange, as well as
inquire about recruiting more American scholars to take part.
-On March 21, President Chu visited Dr. Mary McDonnell, Executive Director of the Social Science Research
Council (SSRC), with the directors of the SSRC’s East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Central Asia programs also
attending in order to present reports on their ongoing efforts. The SSRC is in the process of enhancing its
programs in East Asia and the Middle East, while also branching out towards Africa. Dr. Seteney Shami, Program
Director for the Middle East and Central Asia regions, visited the Foundation in 2011.


4. President Yun-han Chu’s other Journeys Abroad for International Scholarly Exchange

(1) American Political Science Association Annual Meeting in Seattle
On September 4, 2011, President Chu travelled to Seattle in order to participate in the Executive Board meeting
held during the American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting. He also utilized this occasion
to attend the Editorial Board meeting of the National Endowment for Democracy’s journal Democracy Quarterly,
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                                                                                               as well as a cocktail party held to
                                                                                               celebrate the twentieth anniversary
                                                                                               of the foundation of the Conference
                                                                                               Group on Taiwan Studies.


                                                                                               (2) Attending Conferences and
                                                                                               Visiting Scholars plus Academic
                                                                                               Organizations in Korea
                                                                                               On January 4-7, 2012, President
                                                                                               Chu travelled to Seoul to attend an
                                                                                               international conference, as well as
                                                                                               meet with Taipei Mission in Korea
     President Yun-han Chu (second from the left) visits Professor B. R. Deepak (second
     from the right) and Professor Hemant Adlakha (first from the right) at Jawaharlal Nehru   Ambassador Benjamin Liang.
     University in India
                                                                                               President Chu also had meetings
     with Professor Emeritus Dalchoong Kim of the Seoul Forum for International Affairs, as Yonsei University’s
     Vice-Dean for International Graduate Students Sukhee Han and Professor Chung-in Moon. Other activities
     included visits with Professor Byung-Kook Kim, President of the Korea Foundation; Professor Chaibong Hahm,
     Dean of the Asan Institute for Policy Studies; and two leaders of the Korean Foundation for Advanced Studies,
     In-Kook Park and Kim Jae Youl. In the course of these meetings, the interested parties held detailed discussions
     about future forms of cooperation.


     (3) Visiting India to Take Part in a Planning Meeting for the South Asia Democracy Barometer Survey
     and Visit Scholars plus Academic Institutions
     President Chu journeyed to India on February 14, 2012, where he first met with Taipei Economic and Cultural
     Center in India, Ambassador Wenchyi Ong. On February 15-16, he took part in the Planning Meeting for the South Asia
     Democracy Barometer Survey, organized by the Center for the Study of Developing Societies. Then, accompanied by Taipei
     Economic and Cultural Center Section Chief Huei-hsing Chen, President Chu met with scholars from a number of key Indian
     scholarly organizations, including Professor Sreemati and Professor Madhavi Thampi of the Department of East
     Asian Studies, University of Delhi (Professor Chakrabarti is also the Department’s Honorary Director). He also
     met with three professors from Jawaharlal Nehru University: Srikanth Kondapalli (Centre for East Asian Studies,
     School of International Studies), Hemant Adlakha (Department of Chinese Literature), and Bali Ram Deepak
     (Centre for Chinese and South East Asian Studies). Moreover, Professor Chu took the time to visit with Research
     Fellow Rukmani Gupta of the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, as well as Research Fellow Rajeswari
     Rajagopalan (Observer Research Foundation).
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(4) Attending Conference Organized by the Japan International Cooperation Center, Visiting Related
Associations, and Meeting with Scholars
On February 27, 2012, President Chu flew to Tokyo to participate in a conference held by the Japan International
Cooperation Center (JICE). The next day, he went to visit Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office
in Japan Ambassador Feng Jitai. Ambassador Feng invited Professor Ken’ichi Ikeda (Tokyo University) and
Professor Satoshi Amako (Waseda University) for a meal together, during which the parties discussed future
trends in research on the Asia-Pacific region.


(5) Visiting Ho Chi Minh City University of Social Sciences and Humanities and the Southern Institute
of Sustainable Development
President Chu, accompanied by National Tsing Hua University Professor Yi-long Huang,, travelled to Hanoi
on April 3, 2012, where they met with Director Jerry S.K. Yang of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office,
Hanoi, Vietnam. On April 4-5, President Chu and Professor Huang, accompanied by staff from the Economic
and Cultural Office, visited a number of Vietnamese scholars and academic institutions, including Professor Nam
Nguyen of the Ho Chi Minh City University of Social Sciences and Humanities and Dean Bui The Cuong of the
Southern Institute of Sustainable Development. Together, they explored the possibilities for future cooperation
between the Foundation and Vietnamese academic institutions. On the evening of April 5, Director Yang invited




President Yun-han Chu (third from the right) and Professor Yi-long Huang (fourth from the right) visit the Ho Chi Minh City University of
Social Sciences and Humanities in Vietnam
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     President Yun-han Chu (middle) visits Foundation grant recipient Professor Joaquín Beltrán Antolín (left) at Universitat Autònoma de
     Barcelona in Spain


     President Chu and Professor Huang to a banquet in their honor, which was also attended by representative of
     Vietnam’s scholarly community.


     (6) Attending the International Political Science Association Meeting in Spain, and Visiting Scholars
     and Academic Institutions
     From July 7 to July 12, 2012 President Chu attended the Twenty-ninth Meeting of the International Political
     Science Association (IPSA), held in Madrid, at the invitation of its President, Professor Leonardo Morlino.
     During the meeting, President Chu presented a scholarly report at the President Plenary. In addition, on July 9
     he visited the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, a recent recipient of one of the Foundation’s Institutional
     Enhancement Grants, where he held discussions about plans for cooperation with University President Professor
     Ferran Sancho, Vice-President of International Relations Professor Lluis Quintana, Dean of the College of
     Translation and Interpreting Laura Santamaria, Vice-Dean of the College of Translation and Interpreting Marisa
     Presas, and Chair of East Asian Studies plus Director of the Institute for International & Intercultural Studies,
     Professor Seán Golden. On July 11, President Chu was invited by Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Spain
     Representative Hou Ching-shan to attend a banquet in his honor, where he met with local scholars and other
     dignitaries.


     5. Vice-President Ayling Wang Presided over the European Scholarship Review
     Committee at Charles University, Prague

     Vice-President Wang presided over the annual meeting of the European Scholarship Review Committee in
     Prague on March 31, 2012. In addition to reviewing applications for European Doctoral Fellowships and
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Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, the committee also reviewed applications from Eastern Europe. During her
stay in Prague, Dr. Wang had a fruitful discussions with committee members, while also touring the Chiang
Ching-kuo Foundation International Sinological Centre at Charles University (CCK-ISC) and meeting with
Ambassador Jong-Jen Chiu from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Prague, Czech Republic.


6. Vice-President Ayling Wang’s other Journeys Abroad for International Scholarly Exchange

(1) Traveling to Vietnam for Academic Conference
Vice-President Ayling Wang journeyed to Hue, Vietnam, on September 2-7, 2011, in order to represent the
Foundation at a conference on Vietnamese Confucianism organized by the Vietnamese Academy of Social
Sciences and the Institute of Literature & Philosophy, Academia Sinica. Apart from presenting a paper, she also
made remarks at the opening and closing ceremonies, during which she stressed the Foundation’s mission and
vision, as well as its commitment to East Asian Studies in this age of globalization.


(2) Attending an Academic Conference at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
On November 2-6, Vice-President Ayling Wang represented the Foundation at an international conference “Asian
Humanities and Global Scene”, staged at the Chinese University of Hong Kong by the Consortium of Humanities
Centers and Institutes alongside its annual Board of Directors meeting. She gave a lecture entitled “Mission and
Vision: The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation’s Role in an Age of Globalization” as part of the conference program.


(3) Visiting the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Asia-Pacific Centre for Chinese Studies (CCK-APC) at
the Chinese University of Hong Kong
Vice-President Ayling Wang visited the Chinese University of Hong
Kong on March 13-18, 2012, during which time she presented a talk
on the Foundation’s mission and vision in the globalization age. She
also met with Professor Ambrose King, a CCKF Board Member and
former Vice-Chancellor of CUHK, as well as Professor David W.
Faure, Director of the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Asia-Pacific
Centre for Chinese Studies, in order to discuss the Centre’s operations
as well as plans to develop Taiwan Studies as one of its key fields.


7. Program Director Paul Katz Delivered the Jerusalem
Lectures in Israel

Program Director Paul Katz travelled to Israel on June 4-14, 2012,
to give the Jerusalem Lectures in Memory of Professor Menahem
                                                                            Program Director Paul Katz delivers the
Stern. The topic of these lectures was “Religion in China and its
                                                                            Jerusalem Lectures in Israel
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     Modern Fate”. Previous scholars invited to give these prestigious lectures include Carlo Ginzburg, Peter Brown,
     Natalie Davis, Keith Thomas, etc. During his visit to Israel, Professor Katz met with many Israeli professors and
     graduate students, many of whom expressed a strong desire for Israel to be moved from the Foundation's Asia-
     Pacific Region to its European Region. After internal discussions, and consultations with the members of the
     European Fellowship Committee, the Foundation agreed to make this change.


     8. Visits to the Foundation in the Pursuit of International Scholarly Exchange and
     Cooperation

     (1) On August 26, 2011, Dr. Nam Nguyen of Vietnam National University visited the Foundation, accompanied
     by National Tsing Hua University Professor Yi-long Huang. They were received by President Yun-han Chu, who
     discussed with Dr. Nguyen the ways in which the Foundation and Vietnam National University might cooperate
     on future academic projects.


     (2) Dr. Patrick Köllner, Director of the Institute of Asian Studies, German Institute of Global and Area Studies
     (GIGA), visited President Chu and Program Director Paul R. Katz at the Foundation on October 4. Dr. Köllner
     was accompanied by members of the GIGA research staff, including Dr. Günter Schucher, Dr. Nele Noesselt, and
     Ms. Nadine Godehardt, as well as Professor Dirk Nabers from the University of Kiel. Together they exchanged
     ideas about the state of Asian Studies in Europe (especially Chinese Studies Germany), as well as future trends in
     academic exchanges between Germany and Asia.


     (3) From October 16 to October 23, the Foundation and National Taiwan University hosted Professor Ming Yuan,
     Associate Dean of the School of International Studies at Peking University. Professor Yuan is currently a member
     of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, and holds a number of prestigious positions abroad,
     including Board Member of the Asia Society and consultant to the Brookings Institution and Oxford University.


     (4) International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) Director, Professor Philippe Peycam of Leiden University,
     visited the Foundation on two occasions: November 4, 2011 and January 12, 2012. He was accompanied by
     Professor Li-Ling Huang, Director of the Graduate Institute of Building and Planning at National Taiwan
     University. They were received by President Yun-han Chu and Vice-President Ayling Wang. The Foundation and
     the IIAS have consistently maintained close contacts, with the IIAS’ Summer Programs providing an invaluable
     learning opportunity for Taiwanese doctoral students invited to participate. Professor Peycam expressed his
     desire for the Foundation to help the IIAS establish even closer ties with Taiwanese academic institutions, in
     order to mutually advance scholarship on the Asia region.


     (5) On November 22, 2011, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs arranged for Professor Jean-Luc Maurer (Director
     of the Center for Asian Studies at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland) to visit
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Professor Philippe Peycam (middle) visiting the Foundation




President Chu at the Foundation. Professor Maurer is an expert in comparative studies of development policies
in East Asian nations, and has a keen interest in issues of manpower and development. He exchanged ideas with
President Chu, who encouraged the Center to submit grant applications to the Foundation, and engage in active
exchanges with Taiwanese academic institutions.


(6) Professor Dr. Gottfried-Karl Kindermann of Ludwig Maximilian Muenchen Unitversitaet’s Institute of
International Politics visited the Foundation on January 10, 2012, where he met with President Chu. Apart from
exchanging views on the state of the field in Europe, they discussed the current situation in Chinese Studies in
Germany, as well as that nation’s fields of East Asian and South Asian studies.


(7) From April 8 to April 12, Professor Webby Kalikiti of the University of Zambia visited Taiwan. Apart
from meeting with President Chu, he utilized the Foundation’s assistance to get together with other Taiwanese
scholars, including Academia Sinica Professors Cheng-yi Lin and Michael Hsin-huang Hsiao.


(8) Professor Wun Bin Wong of the Department of Chinese Studies, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, visited the
Foundation on April 15, being received by President Chu. Apart from exchanging ideas about the current state of
Chinese Studies in Malaysia, Professor Rahman asked President Chu about the possibility of Foundation support
for Universiti’s planned research center.
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                                                                                        (9) Harvard University Professor
                                                                                        Theodore C. Bestor visited
                                                                                        the Foundation on June 12,
                                                                                        2012, where he was received
                                                                                        by President Chu and Vice-
                                                                                        P r e s i d e n t Wa n g . P r o f e s s o r
                                                                                        Bestor was also recently elected
                                                                                        as President of the Association
                                                                                        for Asian Studies (AAS). During
                                                                                        his visit, discussions were held
                                                                                        about the current state of AAS
                                                                                        programs that the Foundation
     Director General Pradeep Kumar Rawat (right) visiting the Foundation
                                                                                        supports, as well as plans for
     possible new forms of cooperation in the future.


     (10) Pradeep Kumar Rawat, Director General of the India-Taipei Association, visited the Foundation on May 10.
     He and President Chu engaged in a substantial discussion about scholarly exchanges between Taiwan and India,
     with Director General Rawat evincing a sincere interest in the Foundation’s efforts in supporting Sinological
     research. Director General Rawat expressed his hope of being able to arrange for scholars from Indian academic
     institutions to visit Taiwan, with the Foundation assisting in organizing workshops on such occasions as well as
     helping Taiwanese scholars visit India. Such exchanges should work to the benefit of Chinese Studies in both
     nations, and allow them to develop closer academic ties and cooperative efforts.


     IV. Other Activities and Events

     1. Book Exhibition in Honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Republic of China

     The year 2011 marked the 100th Anniversary of the Xinhai Revolution and the founding of the Republic of
     China. As part of the celebrations to mark these momentous occasions, the Foundation joined with the Sun Yat-
     sen Memorial Hall on October 9, 2011, in organizing a book exhibition centering on the publication of two new
     works about these events which had been supported by the Foundation. The first, The Birth of the First Republic
     in Asia as Seen from Diplomatic Documents, was by Ms. Judy S. Lu; the second, Chu Cheng and the Xinhai
     Revolution, was by Dr. Mi Chu. Both of these scholars attended this event, a fitting means of marking this
     important anniversary.
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2. President Yun-han Chu Joined the Planning
Committee for the “Tang Prize”

On April 26, 2012, President Yun-han Chu was invited by
Samuel Yin, Chairman of the Ruentex Group, to take part
in a planning meeting for a new “Tang Prize”, envisioned as
becoming the East’s version of the Nobel Prize. Preparations
are being made for Tang Prizes in four fields: Chinese Studies,
Legal Studies, Medical Biotechnology, and Sustainable
Engineering. President Chu will assist with plans for the Tang
Prize in Chinese Studies.


3. President Yun-han Chu Engaged in Exchanges
with Leading International Scholars during the
“1st World Congress of Taiwan Studies”

President Chu took part in the “1st World Congress of Taiwan
Studies” (WCTS), held at Academia on April 26-28, 2012 .             Dr. Fredrick F. Chien attends the Book Exhibition in
                                                                     Honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Republic of China
Former Academia Sinica Vice-President Tsui-jung Liu served as
Honorary Chairperson, while Michael Hsin-huang Hsiao, Director of Academia Sinica’s Institute of Sociology,
was Conference Secretary. The purpose of the Congress was to provide a platform for the sharing of academic
resources and interdisciplinary collaboration, while also enhancing the visibility of Taiwan Studies. The program
consisted of 2 keynote speeches and 26 panel sessions with over 100 papers in total. President Chu hosted a
banquet for over 40 foreign scholars attending this event on the night of April 27.


4. The Development of Ukrainian Sinology

During the fourth meeting of the Eighth Board of Directors, Board Member Wei-fan Kuo recommended that
the Foundation pay closer attention to Ukrainian Sinology, with the long-term goal of including Ukraine in the
Foundation’s East European Regional Committee programs. After making inquiries, Program Director Paul R.
Katz provided the following information on Ukrainian scholars and organizations in the field of Chinese Studies:
*Professor Viktor Kiktenko, the Head of the Far East Research Center Far East Research Center, A. Krymsky
Institute of Oriental Studies, Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences. Professor Kiktenko is doing research
on the Chinese History of Science and Modern Political History, and has even published on Ukraine-Taiwan
relations. He also serves as Chairman of the Ukrainian Association of Sinologists mentioned above.
*Professor Nadja Kirnosova, Department of Chinese, Korean and Japanese Philology, Taras
Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, was the sole Sinologist from Ukraine to attend EACS
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     meeting in Riga. She also serves as scientific secretary of Ukrainian Association of Sinologists.
     *Professor Yuliya Osadcha, a specialist in Asian comparative literature, is affiliated with the Taras Shevchenko
     Institute of Literature, NAS, Ukraine. She is also an expert in Japanese Studies, and helped co-author volume 1
     of Readings in Japanese Classic Literature (Trilogy).
     *Professor Yaroslava Shekera, an expert in Chinese literature, works at the Institute of Philology, National Taras
     Shevchenko University of Kyiv.


     In 2003, Professor Vladislav Sednev founded the Ukrainian Association of Sinologists in order to encourage
     further research in the field of Chinese Studies and spread knowledge of Chinese culture to the Ukrainian
     scholarly community. The Association jointly publishes its own journal (Chinese Studies) with the A. Krymsky
     Institute of Oriental Studies, Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences, which contains relevant articles in the
     humanities and social sciences. Each year, the Association holds a meeting entitled “Chinese Civilization:
     Tradition and Modernity” (the sixth such meeting will occur this year). The Association’s main publications
     include Chinese Civilization: Past and Present (in Ukrainian and Russian), as well as Ukraine - China: News (also
     in Ukrainian and Russian). All scholars with an interest in Chinese Studies are welcome to apply for membership
     in the Association.
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                              GRANT RECIPIENTS, 2011-2012

RECIPIENTS IN THE AMERICAN REGION
                                                                                                   Unit: US$
A. Research Grants

1. T. Y. Wang
  Illinois State University
  “People Who Don’t Party: Partisanship and Democratic Consolidation in Taiwan”
  Grant amount: US$21,000
  Grant period: 1 year 6 months


2. Jin Huang
  Saint Louis University
  “Happiness and Economic Inequality in Urban China from the Perspective of Asset Poverty”
  Grant amount: US$14,983
  Grant period: 1 year


3. Ping-chun Hsiung
  University of Toronto
  “The Corrupting Influence of the State on the Production of Knowledge: Investigative Research in China’s
  Great Leap Forward”
  Grant amount: US$19,800
  Grant period: 2 years


4. Terry Kleeman
  University of Colorado, Boulder
  “The Materiality of Chinese Religions: Ritual Implements in Taiwan”
  Grant amount: US$19,980
  Grant period: 11 months


5. Alison Marshall
  Brandon University
  “Mapping the Interconnected Spheres of Chinese Traditional and Modern Political, Religious and Cultural
  Lives and Identities through Overseas Mazu Temple Networks”
  Grant amount: US$19,860
  Grant period: 2 years
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     6. Man-bun Kwan
        University of Cincinnati
        “Indigenization of Chemical Fertilizer in Taiwan”
        Grant amount: US$2,600
        Grant period: 1 month


     B. Conference/Seminar/Workshop Grants

     1. Bridie Andrews
        Bentley University
        “Understanding Chinese Medical Literature”
        Grant amount: US$24,820
        Grant period: 1 year


     2. Tian-long Jiao
        Bishop Museum
        “New Archaeological Investigations across the Taiwan Strait”
        Grant amount: US$25,000
        Grant period: 1 year


     3. Antje Richter
        University of Colorado, Boulder
        “Letters and Epistolary Culture in China”
        Grant amount: US$25,000
        Grant period: 1 year


     4. Peter Sturman
        University of California, Santa Barbara
        “Image and the Imaginary in 17th Century China, an Interdisciplinary Conference”
        Grant amount: US$15,376
        Grant period: 1 year


     5. Peter C. Y. Chow
        American Association for Chinese Studies
        “Application for a Grant to the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for the American Association for Chinese
        Studies”
        Grant amount: US$20,000
        Grant period: 1 year
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C. Publication Subsidies

1. Mai Shaikhanuar-Cota
  East Asia Program, Cornell University
  “The Bamboo Texts of Guodian 郭 店 楚 簡 : A Study and Complete Translation, Volumes 1 and 2, by Scott
  Cook”
  Grant amount: US$5,000
  Grant period: 1 year


2. Christine Mortlock
  Columbia University Press
  “Readings of the Platform Sūtra, edited by Stephen F. Teiser and Morten Schlütter”
  Grant amount: US$5,000
  Grant period: 1 year


3. Emily Andrew
  University of British Columbia Press
  “Chieftains into Ancestors: Imperial Expansion and Indigenous Society in Southwest China, edited by David
  Faure and Ho Ts’ui-p’ing”
  Grant amount: US$5,000
  Grant period: 1 year


4. Roger Haydon
  Cornell University Press
  “Prosper or Perish: The Political Economy of Credit and Fiscal Systems in Rural China, by Lynette Ong”
  Grant amount: US$5,000
  Grant period: 1 year


5. William Hammell
  Harvard University Press
  “Facing the Monarch: Modes of Advice in the Early Chinese Court, edited by Garret P. Olberding”
  Grant amount: US$5,000
  Grant period: 1 year


6. Emily Andrew
  University of British Columbia Press
  “Medicine, Culture, and Modernity in China, 1860-1937, by Bridie Andrews”
  Grant amount: US$5,000
  Grant period: 1 year
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     7. Pamela Kelley
        University of Hawaii Press
        “The Qing Opening to the Ocean: Chinese Maritime Policies, 1684-1757, by Gang Zhao”
        Grant amount: US$5,000
        Grant period: 1 year


     D. Scholar Grants

     (a) Scholar Grants

     1. Anthony Clark
        Whitworth University
        “Friars, Fairies, and the War of Immortals: Rethinking Cultural Conflict in Late Imperial China”
        Grant amount: US$15,000
        Grant period: 10 months


     2. Nancy Steinhardt
        University of Pennsylvania
        “The Mosque in China”
        Grant amount: US$25,000
        Grant period: 1 year


     3. Pei-te Lien
        University of California, Santa Barbara
        “Understanding Political Socialization through Citizenship Education in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China”
        Grant amount: US$20,000
        Grant period: 3 months


     4. Martin Huang
        University of California, Irvine
        “Husbands in Mourning: Bereavement, Memory, and Gender in Late Imperial China”
        Grant amount: US$20,000
        Grant period: 1 year


     5. Shin-yi Chao
        Rutgers University, Camden
        “The Revival of Communal Religion in Rural Northern China”
        Grant amount: US$25,000
        Grant period: 1 year
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6. Mae Ngai
  Columbia University
  “Yellow and Gold: The Chinese Mining Diaspora, 1848-1908”
  Grant amount: US$20,000
  Grant period: 1 year 1 month


7. Rania Huntington
  University of Wisconsin, Madison
  “Poetic Records of the Xuanhua Chamber: Writing and Loss across Generations of the Yu Family”
  Grant amount: US$20,000
  Grant period: 5 months


8. Qin Gao
  Fordham University
  “Social Policy, Poverty, and Income Inequality in China: From 2002 to 2007”
  Grant amount: US$20,000
  Grant period: 1 year 3 months


(b) Junior Scholar Grants

1. Yao Lu
  Columbia University
  “Vulnerability and Resilience: Health and Development of Migrant Children and Left Behind Children in
  China”
  Grant amount: US$20,000
  Grant period: 1 year


2. Chien-hsin Tsai
  University of Texas, Austin
  “A Passage to China: Taiwan Writers, Postloyalist Writings, and Chinese Experience, 1895-1945”
  Grant amount: US$22,500
  Grant period: 9 months


3. Xinyu Dong
  University of Chicago
  “China at Play: Republican Film Comedies and Chinese Cinematic Modernity”
  Grant amount: US$25,000
  Grant period: 1 year
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     4. Kwangmin Kim
        University of Colorado, Boulder
        “The Making of a Chinese Periphery -- History of Uyghuristan, 1400-1850”
        Grant amount: US$24,696
        Grant period: 10 months


     5. Elaine Liu
        University of Houston
        “Non Cognitive Ability, Trust and Technology Adoption: Evidence from China”
        Grant amount: US$25,000
        Grant period: 1 year


     6. Chien-jer Lin
        Indiana University
        “Restrictiveness and Chinese Relative Clauses: Perspectives from Sentence Processing”
        Grant amount: US$25,000
        Grant period: 7 months


     7. Shuang Chen
        University of Iowa
        “Social Formation under State Domination: State Categories and Wealth Stratification in Northeast China,
        1815-1913”
        Grant amount: US$20,000
        Grant period: 1 year


     8. Frederik Green
        Macalester College
        “Trans-Cultural Chinese Romanticism: Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism and Nostalgia in Literature and Film of
        20th Century China”
        Grant amount: US$9,800
        Grant period: 1 year


     E. Special Project Grants

     1. Seteney Shami
        Social Science Research Council
        “Inter-Asia Connections III: Hong Kong, Hong Kong University”
        Grant amount: US$25,000
        Grant period: 1 year
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2. Robert Snow
  CIAC, Association for Asian Studies
  “CCKF-CIAC Research Grants Program and CCKF Graduate Student Paper Awards”
  Grant amount: US$114,000
  Grant period: 3 years


F. Doctoral Fellowships

1. Luman Wang
  University of Southern California
  “Money and Trade, Hinterland and Coast, Empire and Nation-state: Shanxi Piaohao (remittance firms),
  1820s-1930s”
  Grant amount: US$15,000
  Grant period: 1 year


2. Xiaojun Li
  Stanford University
  “The Political Economy of China’s Trade Policies”
  Grant amount: US$15,000
  Grant period: 1 year


3. Ai Wang
  Washington State University
  “River, City and People: The Hai River and the Construction of 20th Century Tianjin, 1897-1949”
  Grant amount: US$15,000
  Grant period: 1 year


4. Yue Zhang
  University of Toronto
  “Historical Memory and Nostalgia in Poetry -- “Poems on History” (Yongshi Shi 詠史詩 ) from the Selections
  of Refined Literature (Wen Xuan 文選 )”
  Grant amount: US$15,000
  Grant period: 1 year


5. Leah Larson-Rabin
  University of Wisconsin, Madison
  “Under Threat of Protest: How Environmental Challenges Shape Citizen Action in Rural China”
  Grant amount: US$15,000
  Grant period: 1 year
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     6. Wanxia Zhao
        Indiana University
        “The Developing Purposes of Low-income College Students in China’s Elite Universities: Recourse,
        Constraint and Disposition”
        Grant amount: US$15,000
        Grant period: 1 year


     7. Ling Han
        University of California, San Diego
        “Helping People Help Themselves: The Professionalization of Social Work in Urban China”
        Grant amount: US$15,000
        Grant period: 1 year


     8. Cuilan Liu
        Harvard University
        “The Role of Music in Buddhism: A Study on the Interpretations of Sacred Buddhist Texts in China and Tibet”
        Grant amount: US$15,000
        Grant period: 1 year


     9. Philip Thai
        Stanford University
        “Smuggling, State-building, and Political Economy in Coastal China, 1900-1960”
        Grant amount: US$15,000
        Grant period: 1 year


     10. Soonyi Lee
        New York University
        “The Transnational Formation of Socialism in Early 20th Century East Asia: Zhang Junmai’s and Zhang
        Dongsun’s Ethical Philosophy”
        Grant amount: US$15,000
        Grant period: 1 year


     11. Max Woodworth
        University of California, Berkeley
        “Frontier Boomtown Urbanism: Natural Resources and Built Environments in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China”
        Grant amount: US$15,000
        Grant period: 1 year
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12. Michelle Wang
  University of California, Berkeley
  “Characters of Design: Writing and Materiality in Early China”
  Grant amount: US$15,000
  Grant period: 1 year


13. Gregory Patterson
  Columbia University
  “Elegies for Empire: The Poetics of Memory in Du Fu’s Late Work, 766-768”
  Grant amount: US$15,000
  Grant period: 1 year


14. Ying Hu
  Stanford University
  “Justice on the Steppe: Legal Institutions and Practice in Qing Mongolia”
  Grant amount: US$15,000
  Grant period: 1 year


15. Ting Zhang
  Johns Hopkins University
  “Printing and Legal Culture in Late Imperial China”
  Grant amount: US$15,000
  Grant period: 1 year


16. Brian Tsui
  Columbia University
  “China’s Forgotten Revolution: Radical Conservatism in Action, 1927-1949”
  Grant amount: US$15,000
  Grant period: 1 year


17. Margaret Tillman
  University of California, Berkeley
  “The Structure of Society: Early Childhood Education in China, 1903-1957”
  Grant amount: US$15,000
  Grant period: 1 year
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     18. Kwok Wai Hui
        University of Chicago
        “Revolution, Modernity and ‘Traditional’ Culture: Opera Films in Socialist Shanghai and Colonial Hong Kong
        in the 1950s and 1960s”
        Grant amount: US$15,000
        Grant period: 1 year


     19. Phonshia Nie
        Northwestern University
        “‘The Spirit of Progress’: Chinese Americans, Race, and the Limits of Jim Crow”
        Grant amount: US$15,000
        Grant period: 1 year


     20. Matthew West
        Columbia University
        “Intellectual Property and the Knowledge Economy’s Global Division of Labor: Producing Green-technology
        between Taiwan and China”
        Grant amount: US$15,000
        Grant period: 1 year


     21. Xiaohong Xu
        Yale University
        “Building the People’s Republic of Virtue: Ethical Activism and Social Discipline in Revolutionary China”
        Grant amount: US$15,000
        Grant period: 1 year


     22. Minlei Ye
        Princeton University
        “Amateurs of Kunqu Opera: Taste, Nation, and Cultural Space in Republican China, 1900-1950”
        Grant amount: US$15,000
        Grant period: 1 year


     23. Casey Miller
        Brandeis University
        “Grassroots Gay and Lesbian Organizations, HIV/AIDS, and the Construction of Civil Society in Mainland
        China”
        Grant amount: US$15,000
        Grant period: 1 year
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24. Jia Ching Chen
  University of California, Berkeley
  “Greening Space, Economy and Society in Rural China: Environmental Governance and Socio-spatial
  Transformation in the Yixing City Region”
  Grant amount: US$15,000
  Grant period: 1 year


25. Phillip Bloom
  Harvard University
  “Beyond the Buddha: Early Icons of the Water-land Ritual and the Transformation of the Visual Culture of
  Song-dynasty (960-1279) Religion”
  Grant amount: US$15,000
  Grant period: 1 year


26. Kerry Ratigan
  University of Wisconsin, Madison
  “China’s Local ‘Welfare States’: Reform and Variation in Rural Healthcare Provision”
  Grant amount: US$15,000
  Grant period: 1 year


G. Postdoctoral Fellowships and Ph.D. Dissertations Administered by the Canadian
Asian Studies Association

1. Dominic Meng-hsuan Yang
  University of British Columbia
  “The Great Mainland Exodus to Taiwan: Exile, Sojourn, Nostalgia, Return and Identity Formation”
  Grant amount: US$18,234
  Grant period: 1 year


2. Myles Hulme
  Carleton University
  “Negotiating Political Space : Situating Taiwan in the International Community”
  Grant amount: US$9,117
  Grant period: 1 year
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     3. Wanming Wang
        McGill University
        “Literary Communities and the Production of Women’s Literary Culture in Late Imperial China”
        Grant amount: US$9,117
        Grant period: 1 year


     H. Dissertation Fellowships for ROC Students Abroad

     1. Ya-Chu Yang
        Indiana University, Bloomington
        “Love in Translation: Culture, Nation, and Identity Reconstructions in Contemporary Fiction and Film”
        Grant amount: US$15,000
        Grant period: 1 year


     2. Chien-heng Wu
        University of California, Los Angeles
        “Re-made in Taiwan: Subjectivity, Community and the Politics of Affirmation”
        Grant amount: US$15,000
        Grant period: 1 year


     3. Chia-Chieh Tseng
        Rutgers University
        “The Poetics of Transparency: Modernizing Cities and Glass Cultures in the Late 19th Century European
        Novels and the Late 20th Century Taiwanese/Chinese Films”
        Grant amount: US$15,000
        Grant period: 1 year


     4. Lin-Yi Tseng
        City University of New York
        “Travelers under Japanese Imperialism: The Commercial Activities, Social Networks, and Modernity of
        Taiwanese Sekimin in the Zhaoshan Area (1895-1945)”
        Grant amount: US$15,000
        Grant period: 1 year
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5. Yun-Ru Chen
  Harvard University
  “The Encounter between the Imperial Chinese and the Modern Japanese Law: The Transformation and
  Reconstruction of Law and Custom in Colonial Taiwan”
  Grant amount: US$15,000
  Grant period: 1 year


6. Mei-Yu Lin
  University of the West
  “Coming to Terms with Zhiyi’s Mindfulness of Buddha: A Critical Reading of Zhiyi’s Theory in Dynamic
  Mind”
  Grant amount: US$15,000
  Grant period: 1 year


7. Chen-Hsiu Kuo
  University of California, Los Angeles
  “Prosodic Boundaries and the Taiwanese Tone Sandhi Group”
  Grant amount: US$15,000
  Grant period: 1 year


8. Chen-chun E
  University of Arizona
  “Generative Syntax: Comparative Correlative Constructions in Mandarin Chinese and Other Languages”
  Grant amount: US$15,000
  Grant period: 1 year


9. Yu-Sheng Lin
  Rutgers University
  “Every Decision Matters: Dilemma-solving and the Life Course of Social Movements in Taiwan”
  Grant amount: US$15,000
  Grant period: 1 year


10. Kuo-Min Chiu
  State University of New York, Buffalo
  “Generation Compared: History Education Experiences, Collective Memory and Identity Formation of
  Taiwanese Generations in the United States”
  Grant amount: US$15,000
  Grant period: 1 year
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     11. Yu-Ling Huang
        State University of New York, Binghamton
        “When Bio-politics Met Hegemony: The International Network of Demographic Knowledge, Contraceptive
        Technology, and Population Policy between Postwar Taiwan and the United States”
        Grant amount: US$15,000
        Grant period: 1 year


     12. Ju-fang Tseng
        The Catholic University of America
        “Christian Conversion in Taiwan: A Study of Presbyterian Converts from Traditional Chinese Religions”
        Grant amount: US$15,000
        Grant period: 1 year


     13. Chiaoyen Yang
        University of Washington
        “Cultural Resilience and Social Change: Challenges for Lijiang Naxi Old Town as a World Heritage Site”
        Grant amount: US$15,000
        Grant period: 1 year


     14. Ke-hsien Huang
        Northwestern University
        “The Encounter between Old Magicians and New Rich: The Rise and Transformation of Popular Christianity
        in the Reform Era of China”
        Grant amount: US$15,000
        Grant period: 1 year


     15. Shih-Hsiang Sung
        University of Pittsburgh
        “The Flowing Materiality of Crystal: A Global Commodity Chain of Fengshui Objects from Brazil, China to
        Taiwan”
        Grant amount: US$15,000
        Grant period: 1 year


     16. Meng-Hua Hsieh
        University of Washington
        “The Role of Long-term Orientation and Implicit Theories in Consumer Decision Making: A Cross-cultural
        Study in Taiwan and the United States”
        Grant amount: US$15,000
        Grant period: 1 year
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17. Hsuan-Ying Huang
  Harvard University
  “Psycho-boom: A Movement of Learning Psychotherapy in Urban China”
  Grant amount: US$15,000
  Grant period: 1 year


18. Shu-Mei Huang
  University of Washington
  “Tenant’s Right to the City: Contested Urban Citizenship in the Redeveloping City of Hong Kong in Post-
  handover Era”
  Grant amount: US$15,000
  Grant period: 1 year


19. Chien-Ke Cheng
  Illinois Institute of Technology
  “Sustainable Urban Design within Contemporary Urban Policy: Comparative Study between Taipei and
  Chicago”
  Grant amount: US$15,000
  Grant period: 1 year


20. Hsuan-Ting Chen
  University of Texas, Austin
  “The Active Issue Publics in the High-choice Media Environment: Issue-based Selective Exposure, Political
  Knowledge, and Attitude Extremity”
  Grant amount: US$15,000
  Grant period: 1 year


21. Yen-Pin Su
  University of Pittsburgh
  “Parties, Elections and Protests: Empirical Analyses and a Comparative Study on Taiwan and Peru”
  Grant amount: US$15,000
  Grant period: 1 year
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     RECIPIENTS IN THE EUROPEAN REGION
                                                                                                        Unit: Euro
     A. Research Grants

     1. Jana S. Rošker
        University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
        “Taiwanese Modern Confucians and their Philosophical Contribution to Asian Modernization”
        Grant amount: €60,000
        Grant period: 3 years


     2. Fabienne Jagou
        École Française d’Extrême-Orient (France)
        “Practice of Tibetan Buddhism in Taiwan, with a Comparative Analysis with the French Example”
        Grant amount: €56,000
        Grant period: 2 years


     3. Yuqin Huang
        Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (Germany)
        “Taking Jesus Back to China: How Will Foreign-educated Chinese Christian Returnees Impact Christianity in
        Contemporary China?”
        Grant amount: €20,000
        Grant period: 2 years 3 months


     4. Christian Lehmann
        University of Erfurt (Germany)
        “Documentation and Description of the Kanakanavu Language, an Endangered Language of Formosa (Taiwan
        R.O.C.)”
        Grant amount: €50,000
        Grant period: 3 years


     5. Xiaoling Zhang
        University of Nottingham (UK)
        “China’s Promotion of Soft Power in Africa: A Study of Emerging Media and Cultural Relations between
        China and Southern Africa”
        Grant amount: €50,000
        Grant period: 2.5 years
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B. Conference and Seminar Grants

1. Max Deeg
  Cardiff University (UK)
  “Xuanzang and the ‘Record of the Western Regions’ - Constructed Myth and Historical Reality”
  Grant amount: €8,000
  Grant period: 1 year


2. Angela Schottenhammer
  Ghent University (Belgium)
  “Crossroads between Empires and Peripheries -- Knowledge Transfer, Product Exchange and Human
  Movement in the Indian Ocean World”
  Grant amount: €5,000
  Grant period: 1 year


3. Geoffrey Ernest Richard Lloyd
  Needham Research Institute (UK)
  “Comparing Ancient Worlds: Greece and China”
  Grant amount: €5,600
  Grant period: 1 year


4. Susan Whitfield
  The British Library (UK)
  “Archaeology of the Southern Taklamakan: Hedin and Stein’s Legacy and New Explorations”
  Grant amount: €14,000
  Grant period: 1 year


5. Ming-chin Monique Chu
  SOAS, University of London (UK)
  “Cross-Strait Relations in the Age of Globalization: Globalization-Security Linkages”
  Grant amount: €18,000
  Grant period: 1 year


6. James Lin
  University of Cambridge (UK)
  “Life and Afterlife of Han China”
  Grant amount: €15,000
  Grant period: 1 year
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     C. Publication Subsidies

     1. Vivienne Lo
        University College London, University of London (UK)
        “Perfect Bodies: Sport, Medicine and Immortality, edited by Vivienne Lo”
        Grant amount: €5,000
        Grant period: 1 year


     2. John O’Donovan
        Reaktion Books Ltd. (UK)
        “Screen of Kings: Art, Power and Imperial Clan in Ming China, by Craig Clunas”
        Grant amount: €5,000
        Grant period: 1 year


     3. Luis Saraiva
        University of Lisbon (Portugal)
        “Proceedings of the Conference ‘History of Mathematical Sciences: Portugal and East Asia IV’, edited by
        Luis Saraiva”
        Grant amount: €4,500
        Grant period: 1 year


     4. Philippe Beaujard
        Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France)
        “Les mondes de l’océan Indien, by Philippe Beaujard”
        Grant amount: €8,000
        Grant period: 1 year


     5. Vibeke Børdahl
        Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (Denmark)
        “Wu Song Fights the Tiger”
        Grant amount: €5,000
        Grant period: 1 year


     6. Carine Defoort
        Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)
        “The Many Faces of Mozi: Variety and Evolution in the Mozi”
        Grant amount: €4,000
        Grant period: 1 year
                                                                                         2011-2012 Annual Report   65




7. Irina Popova
  Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia)
  “Publication of a Collected Works ‘Tangut in Central Asia’”
  Grant amount: €5,000
  Grant period: 1 year


D. Special Project Grants

1. Roger Greatrex
  European Association for Chinese Studies (Sweden)
  “EACS Biannual Conference and EACS Young Scholar Award”
  Grant amount: €14,000
  Grant period: 1 year


2. Imre Hamar
  Eötvös Loránd University (Hungary)
  “‘Tang Dynasty and the World Outside China’: A Sinological Summer School in Budapest”
  Grant amount: €60,210
  Grant period: 1 year


E. Fellowships for Ph.D. Dissertations

1. Claude Chevaleyre
  École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (France)
  “Bondage in Late Imperial China: The Condition and Evolution of the Status of ‘Bondservants’”
  Grant amount: €12,000
  Grant period: 1 year


2. Astrid Nordin
  University of Manchester (UK)
  “Doing and Undoing Things with Words in Chinese Politics: ‘Harmonious World’ in the Hu Era”
  Grant amount: €12,000
  Grant period: 1 year


3. Julie Remoiville
  École Pratique des Hautes Études (France)
  “Research on the Religious Revival in Contemporary and Urban China through Key Actors: Elderly Women”
  Grant amount: €12,000
  Grant period: 1 year
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     4. Chen Li
        University of Cambridge (UK)
        “Reinventing China Inc.: Industrial Policy, Institutional Evolution and the Central Industrial Order”
        Grant amount: €12,000
        Grant period: 1 year


     5. Valerie Vandenabeele
        University of Paris 10, Nanterre (France)
        “Ecological Knowledge and Heritage Politics in Northwest Yunnan (China)”
        Grant amount: €12,000
        Grant period: 1 year


     6. Vytis Silius
        Vilnius University (Lithuania)
        “Contemporary Philosophical Controversies on the Nature of Classical Confucian Ethics”
        Grant amount: €12,000
        Grant period: 1 year


     7. Xenia de Heering
        École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (France)
        “The Joys and Sorrows of the Nagtsang Boy: Production, Receptions, and Mediations of a Written Testimony
        about the 1950s in Amdo (PRC)”
        Grant amount: €12,000
        Grant period: 1 year


     8. Ulrike Buchsel
        University of Heidelberg (Germany)
        “Between ‘All under Heaven’ and the Nation: State Ritual, Ceremonies and Symbols in the Late Qing Period,
        1860-1911”
        Grant amount: €12,000
        Grant period: 1 year


     9. Ying Zhang
        UCL, University of London (UK)
        “Animal Procurement in the Middle Neolithic of the Yangtze River Basin: Integrating the Fish Remains into a
        Case Study from Tianluoshan”
        Grant amount: €12,000
        Grant period: 1 year
                                                                                            2011-2012 Annual Report   67




10. Daniel Hopper
  University of Bristol (UK)
  “Yangzi Raj: J.O.P. Bland and the Struggle for British China”
  Grant amount: €12,000
  Grant period: 1 year


●Wait List

1. Donghong Ou
  University of Manchester (UK)
  “Water, Nature and Power: The Politics of Water in Xinfengjiang Reservoir, South China”


2. Fabian Graham
  SOAS, University of London (UK)
  “Conceptualizing Chinese Temple Culture and Taiwan’s Cultural Exports: Taoism and Spirit Medium Culture
  in Singapore and Taiwan -- A Comparative Study. Temple Culture and Spirit Medium Practices in Taiwan”


F. Fellowships for Postdoctoral Research

1. Daniela Campo
  École Pratique des Hautes Études (France)
  “Chinese Buddhist Laity between Religion and Politics, 1912-1949”
  Grant amount: €18,000
  Grant period: 1 year


2. Sofia Graziani
  Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Italy)
  “Relations between Italy and the Two Chinas during the Cold War: The Case of Youth Movements and
  Organizations (1954-1970)”
  Grant amount: €18,000
  Grant period: 1 year


3. Pei-Ying Lin
  University of Oxford (UK)
  “Precepts and Lineage in the Chinese Chan Tradition: Cross-Cultural Perspectives of the Ninth Century”
  Grant amount: €18,000
  Grant period: 1 year
68   The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation




     4. Linda Badan
        CRLAO, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (France)
        “The Grammar of Exclamatives: The View from Chinese”
        Grant amount: €18,000
        Grant period: 1 year


     5. Carles Braso Broggi
        Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Spain)
        “Ningbo Merchants in the Cold War, 1949-1979”
        Grant amount: €36,000
        Grant period: 2 years


     G. Dissertation Fellowships for ROC Students Abroad

     1. Yin-Chen Kang
        SOAS, University of London (UK)
        “The Formation of Taiwanese Classic Theatre: 1900s-1930s”
        Grant amount: €12,000
        Grant period: 1 year


     2. Chia-Lin Huang
        SOAS, University of London (UK)
        “Imperial Eyes Examined: The British Encounter with Formosa in the Nineteenth Century”
        Grant amount: €12,000
        Grant period: 1 year


     3. I-Wei Wu
        University of Heidelberg (Germany)
        “A World of Asymmetries: Caricatures in Chinese Illustrated Newspapers and Periodicals (1867-1918)”
        Grant amount: €12,000
        Grant period: 1 year


     4. Chun-Ying Wang
        Institute of Education, University of London (UK)
        “Conceptual Metaphors in the Use of Prepositions in English and Mandarin: A Comparative Study”
        Grant amount: €12,000
        Grant period: 1 year
                                                                                           2011-2012 Annual Report   69




5. Pin-Chuan Chen
  Goldsmiths College, University of London (UK)
  “A Critical History of Taiwanese Independent Documentary: Social, Political and Aesthetics”
  Grant amount: €12,000
  Grant period: 1 year


6. Chih-Suei Shaw
  University of Oxford (UK)
  “Asia and its Others: The Politics of Identity in the Music of Chen Yi, Chin Unsuk, and Karen Tanaka”
  Grant amount: €12,000
  Grant period: 1 year


7. Yu-Ling Chou
  Birkbeck College, University of London (UK)
  “The Archive of the Loss -- Concepts of Archives in Chen Chieh-jen’s Film Works”
  Grant amount: €12,000
  Grant period: 1 year


8. Wan Ju Lee
  Lancaster University (UK)
  “Political Economies of Promises: The Case of the Taiwan Biobank”
  Grant amount: €12,000
  Grant period: 1 year


9. I-Liang Wahn
  University of Essex (UK)
  “East Asia Consumerism: Comparing Consumer Movements and Consumer Institutions in Japan, China, and
  Taiwan”
  Grant amount: €12,000
  Grant period: 1 year


10. Meiwen Chen
  Leiden University (The Netherlands)
  “Transcendence and Yao Ritual Manuscripts: Peach Spring Grotto, Female Deities and Yao Literacy”
  Grant amount: €12,000
  Grant period: 1 year
70   The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation




     11. Shang-Ju Yang
        Humboldt University Berlin (Germany)
        “The Theoretical Origin of the Constitutional Amendment in Taiwan: The Concept of the Pouvoir Constituent
        of Sieyes and Schmitt”
        Grant amount: €12,000
        Grant period: 1 year


     12. Wei-Ju Huang
        Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands)
        “Technology Policy and the Organization of Space: In Cases of Hsinchu City-Region, Taiwan, and Eindhoven
        City-Region, the Netherlands”
        Grant amount: €12,000
        Grant period: 1 year


     13. Peiwen Lu
        Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands)
        “Planning Integration with Resilience Notion for Flood Risk Management in Coastal Metropolitan Regions: A
        Comparative Study in Tainan, Kaohsiung, and Rotterdam”
        Grant amount: €12,000
        Grant period: 1 year


     14. Shih-Hsin Chen
        University of Nottingham (UK)
        “Knowledge Transformation and Technology Policy: The Case of the Biopharmaceutical Innovation System
        in Taiwan”
        Grant amount: €12,000
        Grant period: 1 year


     15. Shang-pei Chung
        Queen Mary, University of London (UK)
        “Patent as Property in Taiwanese Jurisprudence”
        Grant amount: €12,000
        Grant period: 1 year
                                                                                            2011-2012 Annual Report   71




RECIPIENTS IN THE EAST EUROPEAN REGION
                                                                                                      Unit: Euro
A. Library Acquisitions

1. Kornelia Major
  Eötvös Loránd University (Hungary)
  “Enhancement of the Library of the Institute of East Asian Studies with special attention to the needs of the
  Sinological Ph.D. Program”
  Grant amount: €7,000
  Grant period: 3 years


2. Jana Benicka
  Comenius University in Bratislava (Slovakia)
  “Library of the Department of East Asian Studies, Faculty of Philosophy, Comenius University in Bratislava”
  Grant amount: €7,000
  Grant period: 3 years


3. Aurelijus Zykas
  Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania)
  “Further Development of Vytautas Magnus University Library Funds on Chinese and Taiwanese Studies”
  Grant amount: €7,000
  Grant period: 3 years


4. Mark Gamsa and Frank Kraushaar
  University of Latvia (Latvia)
  “New Acquisitions for the Library of Asiares (Baltic Research Center for East Asian Studies) at the University
  of Latvia”
  Grant amount: €7,000
  Grant period: 3 years


5. Ales Chalupa and Dusan Vavra
  Masaryk University (Czech Republic)
  “Library Acquisition - Studies in Chinese Cultures”
  Grant amount: €7,000
  Grant period: 3 years
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     GRANT RECIPIENTS IN THE DOMESTIC REGION
                                                                                                        Unit: NT$
     A. Cooperative Research Grants

     1. Chien-ming Yu
        Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica, with Barbara Mittler of Heidelberg University (Germany)
        “Early Chinese Periodicals Online (ECPO) -- Creating a Prototype for an Intelligent Archive”
        Grant amount: NT$3,000,000
        Grant period: 3 years


     2. Cheng-Tian Kuo
        Department of Political Science, National Chengchi University, with Wenfang Tang of University of Iowa
        (USA)
        “World Values Survey: Comparing Taiwan and Mainland China”
        Grant amount: NT$2,200,000
        Grant period: 2 years


     3. Vladimir Mayorov
        Department of Foreign Languages & Literature, National Cheng Kung University, with Lydia Stezhenskaya of
        Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia)
        “Current Russian Transcription and Study of Shu dzin ili Letopis Manuscript (ca 1840s)”
        Grant amount: NT$360,000
        Grant period: 28 months


     4. Chin-Hua Lo
        Department of Geosciences, National Taiwan University, with A.M. Pollard of Oxford University (UK)
        “Reconstructing Dietary Systems of Prehistoric Populations in Taiwan from Isotope Analyses on Human
        Skeletons”
        Grant amount: NT$1,800,000
        Grant period: 3 years


     B. Database Grants

     1. Sher-shiueh Li
        Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica, with Soon-Bang Oh of Soongsil University
        (Korea) and Tsz Pang John Lai of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
        “Creation and Translation: Re-reading and Re-publishing the Late-Qing Christian Novels in Chinese”
        Grant amount: NT$1,800,000
        Grant period: 2 years
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C. Conference and Seminar Grants

1. Lung-pao Tsai
  Department of History, National Taipei University; with Yoshinobu Oikawa of Rikkyo University (Japan)
  “Regional Exchange and Reorganization of Order in East Asia”
  Grant amount: NT$500,000
  Grant period: 1 year


2. Bi-Chyn Han
  Department of Chinese Literature, National Chung Hsing University; with Boon-Eng Khor of Universiti
  Tunku Abdul Rahman (Malaysia)
  “The Ninth International Conference on Popular and Classic Literature -- Flow of Discourses”
  Grant amount: NT$300,000
  Grant period: 1 year


3. Scarlett Chiu
  Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, Academia Sinica, with Christophe Sand of Institute of
  Archaeology of New Caledonia and the Pacific (New Caledonia)
  “International Conference on Cross-Regional Comparison of Ancient Migration and Exchange Patterns”
  Grant amount: NT$330,000
  Grant period: 1 year


D. Publication Subsidies

1. Bennett Yu-Hsiang Fu
  Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Taiwan University, with Gordon Collier of
  Editions Rodopi (The Netherlands)
  “Transgressive Transcripts: Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Chinese Canadian Women’s Writing”
  Grant amount: NT$240,000
  Grant period: 1 year


2. Lan-Ying Huang
  Graduate School of Criminology, National Taipei University, with Liqun Cao of University of Ontario
  Institute of Technology (Canada) and Ivan Yihshyan Sun of University of Delaware (USA)
  “Policing in Taiwan: From Authoritarian to Democratic”
  Grant amount: NT$180,000
  Grant period: 1 year
74   The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation




     RECIPIENTS IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION
                                                                                                     Unit: US$
     A. Research Grants

     1. Igor de Rachewiltz
        Australian National University (Australia)
        “The Secret History of the Mongols, Vol. 3”
        Grant amount: US$28,000
        Grant period: 1 year


     2. Borge Bakken
        University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
        “Punishment and Violence in the People’s Republic of China: Voices from the Field on Crime Management,
        Social Exclusion and Brutalization”
        Grant amount: US$36,000
        Grant period: 2 years


     3. Danny Tze Ken Wong
        University of Malaya (Malaysia)
        “From Global Foreign Missionary Society to Localized Christian Churches, Communities and Cultures: The
        Hakka Christian Communities in China, Taiwan and Sabah and the Basel Missionary Society, 1847-2001”
        Grant amount: US$65,000
        Grant period: 2 years


     4. Nicholas Thomas
        City University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
        “The Significance of Taiwan’s Subnational Relations with Japan”
        Grant amount: US$45,000
        Grant period: 1.5 years


     5. Pei-kai Cheng
        City University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
        “Preservation and Development of Kunqu Opera as Cultural Heritage in Hong Kong and Taiwan”
        Grant amount: US$55,000
        Grant period: 2.5 years
                                                                                         2011-2012 Annual Report   75




6. Asaf Goldschmidt
  Tel Aviv University (Israel)
  “A History of the Imperial Public Pharmacy in China”
  Grant amount: US$65,000
  Grant period: 3 years


7. Anne McLaren
  University of Melbourne (Australia)
  “The Cultural Heritage of the Lower Yangzi Delta: The Wu Folk Epics”
  Grant amount: US$44,000
  Grant period: 2 years


8. Chris King Chi Chan
  City University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
  “Changing Labour Regime in China? A Study of Workplace Relations in Suzhou”
  Grant amount: US$36,000
  Grant period: 1 year


B. Conference and Seminar Grants

1. Jan Kiely
  The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
  “Modern Chinese Religion: Value Systems in Transformation (Song-Yuan)”
  Grant amount: US$10,000
  Grant period: 1 year


2. Ori Sela
  Tel Aviv University (Israel)
  “From Qing to China: Rethinking the Interplay of Tradition and Modernity, 1860-1949”
  Grant amount: US$15,000
  Grant period: 1 year


3. John Carty
  University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
  “Morality and Responsibility of Rulers: Early Modern Origins of a Rule of Law for World Order:
  Comparisons between Early Modern Europe and Imperial China”
  Grant amount: US$10,000
  Grant period: 1 year
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     4. Khee Heong Koh
        National University of Singapore (Singapore)
        “Workshop on Daoxue Neo-Confucianism in Qing China (1644-1911)”
        Grant amount: US$7,000
        Grant period: 1 year


     5. Sonika Gupta
        Indian Institute of Technology Madras (India)
        “Participation, Contestation and Legitimation in Chinese Politics”
        Grant amount: US$20,000
        Grant period: 1 year


     C. Publication Subsidies

     1. Jason Lim
        University of Wollongong (Australia)
        “A Slow Ride into the Past: The Chinese Trishaw Industry in Singapore, 1942-1983”
        Grant amount: US$1,500
        Grant period: 1 year
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                     Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange
                                       FINANCIAL STATEMENT
                                              Jan.1, 2011-Dec.31, 2011
                                                     All denominations in US$
                                          Rate of Conversion: 30.275 NT$ = 1 US$

The Foundation’s investment portfolio in 2011 followed the resolution of the Sixth Meeting of the
Board of Directors which stipulated that at least 50 percent of the fund be invested in money market
and government bonds, and at most 50 percent be invested in risky assets. At the end of 2011, the
actual percentage of investment in risky assets was 47.68 percent.

The assets allocated in Asia increased in 2011, mainly in government bonds of the emerging countries
in Asia. Euro bonds positions kept lessening and the remaining holdings were mainly German
government bonds. We focused our equity investment on value style, high dividend yield, and low
volatility, including Telecoms and REITs.

At the end of 2011, the total assets of the Foundation were US$122,920,937. Total assets included
US$119,205,159 in current assets, US$3,713,727 in fixed assets, and US$2,051 in other assets, see Balance
Sheet.


                                                   Table 1 : Balance Sheet
                                                             Dec. 31, 2011                                  NTD/USD: 30.275
                  Assets                Subtotal         Total        Liabilities and Net Worth        Subtotal         Total
 Current Assets                                        119,205,159   Current Liabilities                                  40,591
   Revolving Funds                        125,512
   Currency Deposits                     2,911,903                     Accrued Expenses                    34,553
   Time Deposits                        10,466,104                     Receipts under Custody                6,038
   Interests Receivable                   654,075
   Prepaid Expenditures                    27,066
   Prepaid Rents                             1,189
   Marketable Securities               105,019,310
     Government Bonds                   46,519,103
     Corporate and Convertible Bonds     1,626,226
     ETF, REITs and Foreign Stocks      44,196,226
     Domestic Stocks                    12,677,755
 Fixed Assets                                            3,713,727
   Land                                  2,503,452                   Net Worth                                        122,880,346
   Office                                1,883,223                     Endowment                       103,385,632
   Transport Equipment                    121,883                      Recapitalization                           -
   Other Equipment                         44,348                      Accumulated Income               19,202,322
   Less: Depreciation Allowance           839,178                      Current Income                     292,392
 Other Assets                                                2,051
   Guarantee Deposit                         2,051
 Total Assets                                          122,920,937   Total Liabilities and Net Worth                  122,920,937
78   The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation




     Revenues for 2011 were US$3,946,758; expenses for 2011 were US$3,645,868, see Income Statement.




                                           Table 2 : Income Statement
                                            For the year ending Dec. 31, 2011               NTD/USD: 30.275
                                 Items                         Subtotal                      Total
      Previous Accumulated Income                                                          19,202,322
      Donation Revenues                                                                        23,121
      Interests Revenues from Deposits                                                        231,195
      Interests Revenues from Bonds                                                         4,360,157
      Cash Dividends from Stocks                                                              653,441
      Investment Revenues                                    (1,544,033)                   (1,742,622)
        Less: Transaction Fees                                  198,589
      Exchange Revenues                                                                       420,645
      Other Revenues                                                                              821
         Total Current Revenues                                                             3,946,758
      Operating Expenses                                                                    2,230,936
        Proposal review and evaluation                          105,964
        North America                                           826,912
        Europe                                                  576,061
        Asia/Pacific                                            248,780
        Domestic                                                432,254
        Chiang Ching-kuo Library                                 90,574
        Less: Grants Return                                      49,609
      Administrative Expenses                                                               1,414,932
        Board of Directors                                       70,655
        Headquarters                                          1,118,389
        North American Regional Office                          166,847
        Temporary Staff                                          59,041
        Total Current Expenditures                                                          3,645,868
      Current Income Before Tax                                                               300,890
      Income Tax (Deferred)                                                                     8,498
      Current Income                                                                          292,392
      End Accumulated Income                                                               19,494,714
                                                                                                2011-2012 Annual Report   79




Operation expenditures included grants to the American, European, Asia-Pacific, and Domestic Regions under
various grant categories. US$826,912 was allocated to the American Region; US$576,061 was allocated to the
Europe Region; US$248,780 was allocated to the Asia-Pacific Region; and US$522,828 was allocated to the
Domestic Region, see Details of Operating Expenses.


                                     Table 3 : Details of Operating Expenses
                                             For the year ending Dec. 31, 2011                  NTD/USD: 30.275
                                               North
                    Items                                    Europe      Asia-Pacific     Domestic         Total
                                              America
 Subtotal Grants                                 826,912       576,061       248,780         522,828       2,174,581
 Research Grants              (RG)               140,695       100,228       162,341         123,184         526,448
 Conferences and              (CS)
                                                  77,460        65,614           35,491       94,137         272,702
 Seminars
 Institutional Enhancement    (IE)
                                                                43,321                                        43,321
 Grants
 Visiting Professorships      (VP)
 Subsidies for Publication    (SP)                43,660        28,035           18,399        5,945          96,039
 Databases                    (DB)                                                            28,076          28,076
 Library Acquisitions         (LA)                              20,520                                        20,520
 Senior Scholars,             (SS)
                                                 161,032                                                     161,032
 Grant for Professors         (GP)
 Dissertation Grants          (DD)               172,271        90,713                                       262,984
 Post-Doc Fellowships         (PD)                              47,269                                        47,269
 Dissertation Fellowships
                              (DF)               136,204        90,667                                       226,871
 for ROC Student Abroad
 Graduate Student and
                              (MG)
 Faculty Mobility Grants
 Subsidies through EACS/CASA                      38,236                                                      38,236
 Grants for Doctoral and Master's Students
                                                                                              23,990          23,990
 for Short-term Overseas Research
 Special Programs                                               49,738           32,549       70,653         152,940
 Special Programs - Center for Chinese
                                                  57,354        39,956                                        97,310
 Studies
 Academic Activities                                                                          86,269          86,269
 Chiang Ching-kuo Library                                                                     90,574          90,574
 Review Committees                                29,331        43,205           22,048       11,380         105,964
 Less: grants return                              35,129         3,572            5,466        5,442          49,609
 Total                                           821,114       615,694       265,362         528,766       2,230,936
80   The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation




     Administrative costs in 2011 included expenses of the Board of Directors, which were US$70,655; expenses of
     the Taipei headquarters, which were US$1,126,888; and expenses of the Regional Office in McLean, Virginia,
     USA, which were US$166,847; expenses for temporary staff were US$59,041, see Details of Administrative
     Expenses.




                                            Table 4 : Details of Administrative Expenses
                                                    For the year ending Dec. 31, 2011                NTD/USD: 30.275
                                       Board of                        North American     Temporary
              Items                                 Headquarters                                             Total
                                       Directors                       Regional Office      Staff
      Personnel                                35       739,646                137,462       58,988         936,131
      Administration                       17,035        211,560                 18,015             53      246,663
      Equipment                             5,809         32,001                  5,280                       43,090
      Investment and Tax                                   8,498                                               8,498
      Other                                47,776       135,184                   6,090                     189,050
      Total                                70,655      1,126,889               166,847       59,041        1,423,432




                                                                                                            Gang Shyy
                                                                                                         Vice-President
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APPENDIX 1
                           The American Region
                                                                 Unit: US$
No.            Grant Category              Cases   Funding Requested
 1              Research Grants             28          1,074,078
 2    Conference/Seminar/Workshop Grants    14            417,446
 3           Publication Subsidies          10              66,865
 4              Scholar Grants              33          1,172,318
 5           Junior Scholar Grants          25            723,823
                   Total                   110          3,454,530




APPENDIX 2
                           The European Region
                                                                 Unit: US$
No.            Grant Category              Cases   Funding Requested
 1      Institutional Enhancement Grants     1            181,902
 2           Lecture Series Grants           0                     0
 3              Research Grants             11            929,132
 4      Conference and Seminar Grants       13            285,235
 5           Publication Subsidies          11            103,394
 6           Senior Scholars Grants          2            108,000
                   Total                    38          1,607,663
82   The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation




       APPENDIX 3
                                                The Domestic Region
                                                                                    Unit: NT$
        No.                       Grant Category                Cases    Funding Requested
          1               Cooperative Research Grants            14          45,660,549
          2                        Database Grants                2           8,056,630
          3             Conference and Seminar Grants             7           6,539,500
          4                    Publication Subsidies              2           1,719,300
          5                Distinguished Lectureships             0                  0
                                       Total                     25          61,975,979




       APPENDIX 4
                                               The Asia-Pacific Region
                                                                                    Unit: US$
        No.                       Grant Category                Cases    Funding Requested
          1            Institutional Enhancement Grants           0                  0
          2                        Research Grants               33           2,366,331
          3             Conference and Seminar Grants            10            212,346
          4                    Publication Subsidies              3             12,336
          5                   Senior Scholars Grants              1             36,650
                                       Total                     47           2,627,663

				
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