AFS has just selected five folklorists, two from China and three from the US, to take part in its 2012 China-US Exchange Program.
The China participants are:
Chen Xi, on the staff of the Institute for Chinese Intangible Cultural Heritage at Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou
Gang Zhu, on the staff of the Institute of Ethnic Literature of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing
The US participants are:
Andrea Kitta, on the faculty of the English Department of East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina
Amy Skillman, an independent folklorist of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Sally Van de Water, on the staff of the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation in Baltimore, Maryland
Participants will spend a residency period of several weeks between March and September 2013 in
the exchange country. During that time, participants will take part in a variety
of activities: for example, visiting folklore programs in universities, in
non-profit organizations, and in government; interacting with folklore colleagues
from the other country; visiting sites of ethnographic interest; and presenting
their own work.
The deadline for applications for the 2013 exchange program will be December 1, 2012. For more information on the program--part of AFS's China-US Forum on Intangible Cultural Heritage Project, funded by the Henry Luce Foundation--please visit http://www.afsnet.org/?page=FICH.