November 2017: Fellowships Available at the Ricci Institute

The Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History at the University of San Francisco welcomes applications for two types of fellowships for the summer of 2018.


The fellowships facilitate and promote research of the history of Chinese-Western cultural exchange and/or the history of Christianity in China. “Topics of enquiry may include,” according to the institute’s website, “Chinese-Western cultural history, local society and politics, history of education and other charitable enterprises, history of Christianity in China, history of diplomacy, art and art history, science and history of science, comparative studies of Christianity and cultures in China, Japan, and Korea, etc.”


  • Ricci Doctoral Research Fellowships support doctoral candidates conducting dissertation research and writing, especially those using the archival collections at the Ricci Institute.


  • Luce Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships support junior faculty members (i.e. within five years of receiving a doctorate) with research proposals using the archival collections at the Ricci Institute.


According to the institute’s website, the Ricci Institute “is an internationally renowned research center for the study of Chinese-Western cultural exchange. With a focus on the Jesuit missions of the 16th-19th centuries and the history of Christianity in China and East Asia, the Institute supports research in a diverse range of interests: in Chinese and East Asian history and relations with Europe, on the influences of China and Europe on each other, on religion and culture and philosophies of East and West, and on the sciences, technology, astronomy, cartography, and medicine. Visiting scholars from around the world meet here to examine these and many other topics in languages as widespread as Latin, Portuguese, Italian, French, or Spanish to Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or Manchu. We regularly host meetings, symposia, conferences, and workshops, and every Summer our visiting scholars and research fellows-in-residence speak at our weekly research seminars on their topic of study.”


More information about the fellowships is available at the online.

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