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AFS Receives Henry Luce Foundation Funding to Continue US-China Collaborations

Friday, February 17, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Tim Lloyd
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The American Folklore Society has received a third grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to continue its series of collaborations between folklorists and folklore studies institutions in the US and China.

The longer-term effort--AFS's China-US Folklore and Intangible Cultural Heritage project (FICH)--began in 2007 and has been supported by the Luce Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the China Ministry of Education, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Asian Cultural Council, and other funders in China and the US since 2011.

This new grant, which will run from 2017 through 2019, will make possible the production of three summer folklore institutes for senior and early-career folklorists, and a collaboration between six ethnographic museums (three in each country) involving original field research on southwest China folk textile traditions, a training event, and two research workshops. Folklorists from Japan will also take place in the summer institutes.

We appreciate the Luce Foundation's belief in our mission and their support of our work. For more information on this effort, please visit

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