Matt Noellert awarded Luce/ACLS Program in China Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship

Matt Noellert was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the Henry Luce Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Program in China Studies for the 2017-18 academic year. This fellowship supports an  academic year released from teaching to engage in research and preparation of an academic monograph on China.

Here is the announcement of Matt’s award.

Matt will use this fellowship to complete his book manuscript, “Beyond Fanshen: New Perspectives on Communist Land Reform from Northeast China, 1946-1948.”


Cameron Campbell named as Changjiang Scholar at Central China Normal University

Cameron Campbell was named a Changjiang Scholar (长江学者) at Central China Normal University (华中师范大学) with the title of Visiting Professor of early modern and contemporary Chinese history (中国近现代史 讲座教授), 2016-2019. This is the highest academic honor conferred on individual scholars by the PRC Ministry of Education.  Only a limited number of overseas scholars are recognized every year, especially in the humanities and social sciences.

Campbell is the second member of the Lee-Campbell research group to be honored as a Changjiang Scholar.  From 2006-2009, James Z. Lee was also a Changjiang Scholar at Peking University in the department of Sociology.

Campbell and other members of the Lee-Campbell Group will work with CCNU to advance training and research in quantitative history, with an emphasis on the construction and analysis of big social science datasets.

See the official announcement from the Ministry of Education, and 2016 list of names. Campbell is listed under his Chinese name, 康文林.

Here is an announcement from Central China Normal University.

The Wikipedia entry for the Changjiang Scholar program provides a brief introduction to the program in English.