Elizabeth Reynolds, a postdoctoral fellow in history, has been awarded a Luce/ACLS Early Career Fellowship in China Studies. During the fellowship period, she will conduct research and continue work on her current book project, Tibet Incorporated: Institutional Power and Economic Practice on the Sino-Tibetan Borderland, 1930 – 1959. The fellowship will help fund a year of her research, which she will split between the U.S., China, and Taiwan for research.
“This project explores the history of Tibet’s economic integration with China in the first half of the 20th century,” said Reynolds. “It focuses on indigenous institutions and local economic practices in order to demonstrate that the twentieth-century Sino-Tibetan integration was mediated primarily by Tibetan economic institutions and actors. ”
The fellowship is the result of a collaboration between the American Council of Learned Societies and the Henry Luce Foundation.