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Modern China in Three Keys is a two-week residential institute for college and university teachers that will be hosted on the East-West Center campus in Honolulu by the Asian Studies Development Program.

This residential institute will examine the turbulent dynamics of China’s transformation from a 19th century empire to a struggling multi-ethnic 20th century nation state and a 21st century economic and geopolitical global power, emphasizing cultural continuities as well as political experimentation in an evolving and aspirational “China dream.” Applicants accepted into this program will receive support for travel and lodging. Priority will be given to team applications from faculty at minority-serving institutions.

Dates: July 10-21, 2023

Location: Honolulu, Hawai‘i

Applications must be submitted by March 24, 2023.

Applications are sought from humanities and social science teachers committed to infusing institute content into their undergraduate courses and to developing Chinese studies offerings on their campuses. Twenty participants will be selected with a target of including five to seven institutional teams, supplemented with a small number of individual participants. Preference will be given to applications from individuals and teams from minority-serving institutions.

Applications should include an institutional letter of support, current CV and an essay (up to 1,500 words) providing relevant information about your personal and academic background; your reasons for applying to this program; how you anticipate the Institute will impact your teaching and/or research; and a statement about how participating in the program will help further the growth of Asian studies at your school.

Each member of an institutional team must submit an individual application, which should include a paragraph identifying fellow team members and the institutional goals of participating in the program. Mention should also be made of any intentions for the school to support a team application for the Summer 2024 program on Southeast Asia, and whether any member(s) of the current team is likely to be part of the prospective team application.

This is part of an initiative funded by the Henry Luce Foundation to enhance undergraduate Chinese and Southeast Asian Studies, especially at institutions that serve Black, Hispanic, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.

For more information, please visit our website. To contact us, please email ASDP@EastWestCenter.org.

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