American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) releases a new report, "China Studies in North America." Click on the title to get the full report. The following is taken from the ACLS website:

This report summarizes the Group’s findings and reflections, with a focus on the specific challenges involved in the production of new knowledge on China and on the obstacles faced by the emerging generation of PhDs. The findings draw on information collected through two online surveys conducted in Winter 2021 with China scholars with advanced degrees and expertise: one to faculty who have supervised PhD dissertations at institutions of higher education in North America; and the second to PhDs who had applied to the Luce/ACLS Program in China Studies Early Career Fellowships Program over its eight competitions 2012-13 to 2019-20.

“Great progress has been made by China studies since the 1980s, particularly thanks to the dramatic increase in numbers of women and scholars of Chinese origin,” said Joy Connolly in her introduction to the report findings. “Today the field literally does not look the same as it did fifty years ago. The horizon of topics of study and methods has broadened, and cooperation with scholars in China has been raised to a higher and more productive level.”

Thanks, Xian Huang, for the alert.