Michael Loewe Scholarship Fund
The Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Cambridge has established a fund to celebrate the life-time achievements of Dr Michael Loewe. Michaelís pioneering contributions to the field of early China studies have influenced generations of students and scholars in Han studies and beyond. In addition to producing monographs and directing editorial projects that have become invaluable tools for scholars and students of early China, Michaelís work has also greatly contributed to opening up Chinese history to generations of interested readers beyond the academic community. It is an achievement for which he was honored by the American Academy of Sciences in 2002 and celebrated in a Festschrift published by Asia Major in 2001. We hope that this initiative will enable future generations of young scholars to continue to work in a field that is deeply indebted to Michaelís scholarship. For a brief biography and bibliography of Michael Loewe click here.
The fund, which will carry his name, is incremental. It is our aim, in due course, to endow an established Ph.D. scholarship for work on pre-imperial, early imperial and early medieval China. In the meantime, a Michael Loewe Prize is awarded annually to an undergraduate for outstanding exam performance in literary Chinese. To build up endowment of the fund we are inviting the scholarly community, friends, organizations and colleagues who know Michael, in person or through his work, to consider contributing.
If you would like any further information on the background behind this initiative, please contact Prof. Roel Sterckx, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Cambridge, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DA, UK (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We are very grateful indeed for the support we have already received.