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Chinese Whispers….

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Chinese whispers…..

Attention budding China experts!

Are you an international graduate student or young scholar studying China and all things China-related? Would time spent conducting research in humanities fields in China make you jump for joy? Then read on….

AHRC have received wordthat new funds for Sinology are soon to be announced. According to details outlined in the Confucius China Study Plan, the funds will be used to support young scholars from around the world to enhance the level of academic research and foster a new generation of young sinologist and experts in China studies. To be eligible to apply candidates will need to be younger than 40 years old and have a foreign passport.

The funds will be provided by the Confucius Institute Headquarters, also known as ‘Hanban’ – a public institution, affiliated with the Chinese Ministry of Education, which is committed to providing Chinese language and cultural teaching resources and services worldwide.

Funds will be distributed across a number of programmes and, although exact details are not yet known, opportunities are likely to include support for PhD students, short-term exchanges of students and visitors, international conference attendance and publication grants.

The Head of Hanban, Xu Lin, recently announced the new funds at the 3rd World Conference on Sinology. Details of the plan and application process will be made available on Hanban’s official website: http://english.hanban.org/ in the coming weeks.

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