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The committee at its meeting on October 24, 1964, made three new appointments under its program of facilitating participation of American social scientists in research at certain Asian institutions, and stimulating communication between scholars there and in this country: Samuel C. Chu, Associate Professor of History, University of Pittsburgh, for research at the Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica, Taipei, on the nature and importance of foreign affairs under the imperial government of China, 1875-1908; Kwang-Ching Liu, Associate Professor of History, University of California, Davis, for research at the Institute of Modem History on foreign and domestic policies of Li Hung-chang, Governor-General of Chihli, 1870-94; Franz Michael, Professor of International Affairs, George Washington University, for research at the Institute of Modem History, and the Toyo Bunko (Oriental Library), Tokyo, for research on law in the late Ch'ing period and on Sino-Soviet relations since 1949. The committee is also concerned with the development of research at the Asiatic Research Center, Korea University, Seoul. In response to its request, the committee has allocated funds for travel grants for 11 North American scholars invited by the Center to participate in its International Conference on the Problems of Modernization in Asia, to be held in Seoul in July 1965: Stuart C. Dodd, Professor of Sociology, University of Washington; William E. Henthorn, Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures, W. R. Hoskins, Assistant Professor of International Business Administration, and Fred W. Riggs, Professor of Government, Indiana University; Marius Jansen, Professor of History, Marion J. Levy, Jr., Professor of Sociology, and Glenn D. Paige, Assistant Professor of Politics, Princeton University; Herbert Passin, Professor of Sociology, Columbia University; Lucian W. Pye, Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Robert A. Scalapino, Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley; and Ezra F. Vogel, Research Associate in Chinese Sociological Studies, Harvard University.

ing scholars is expected to approximate one million dollars. It is hoped these funds will be made available out of the several hundred million dollars in rupees in counterpart funds now held to the credit of the United States in India. CONTEMPORARY CHINA (Joint with the American Council of Learned Societies) John M. H. Lindbeck (chairman), Alexander Eckstein, John K. Fairbank, Walter Galenson, Robert A. Scalal?ino, G. William Skinner, George E. Taylor, Mary C. Wnght; staff, Bryce Wood. With the guidance of a Subcommittee on MaterialsMrs. Wright (chairman), Mr. Lindbeck, Peter Schran of Yale University, and James Townsend of the University of California, Berkeley-a survey and appraisal of problems in the acquisition and distribution of research materials on contemporary China has been undertaken by Eugene Wu of the Hoover Institution. The survey is particularly concerned with ascertaining the needs of scholars and librarians and suggesting ways of improving the availability of materials. Mr. Wu will visit universities and other institutions in the United States, Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, and other countries in which there are library resources and centers of research on China. On the basis of his findings the subcommittee expects to make a report to the committee in the autumn of 1965. ECONOMIC GROWTH Simon Kuznets (chairman), Richard A. Easterlin, Bert F. Hoselitz, Wilbert E. Moore, Neil J. Smelser, Joseph J. Spengler. The committee is examining the feasibility of planning a program of comparative studies of the interrelations in economically developed countries between population growth, changes in the occupational and industrial structure of the labor force, internal migration, and urbanization, and of similar studies in less developed countries in which at least two comprehensive censuses have been taken. The committee's planning is still in a very preliminary stage, but it would like to have suggestions regarding persons in this country and abroad who might be interested in participating in such studies. Education and Economic Development, edited by C. Arnold Anderson and Mary Jean Bowman and based on papers prepared for a conference sponsored jointly by the committee and the University of Chicago Comparative Education Center in April 1963, is expected to be issued by the Aldine Publishing Company in April. Postwar Economic Growth: Four Lectures, by Mr. Kuznets, was published in December, as listed on page 15 infra.

FOREIGN AREA FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM (Joint with the American Council of Learned Societies) Pendleton Herring (chairman), Schuyler C. Wallace (director), Frederick Burkhardt, Chauncy D. Harris, T. Cuyler Young; staff, Dorothy Soderlund, James L. Gould. Continuation of the Foreign Area Fellowship Program during the academic years 1966-69 has been assured by a grant of $4,250,000 from the Ford Foundation to the Social Science Research Council. Brochures describing the fellowships for graduate training in the social sciences and humanities relating to Africa, Asia and the Near East, Latin America, the Soviet Union and East Europe, and Western Europe may be obtained from the office of the Foreign Area Fellowship Program, 444 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10022.

EXCHANGES WITH ASIAN INSTITUTIONS John K. Fairbank (chairman), George E. Taylor, Edward W. Wagner, C. Martin Wilbur, Mary C. Wright; staff, Bryce Wood.


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Items Vol. 19 No. 1 (1965)  

Items Vol. 19 No. 1 (1965)