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J. S. Memorial Fellowships in traditional Chinese art
In 2019, as the first library, we joined the J. S. Lee Memorial Fellowship Programme as a participating institution.
The Programme was established in 2008 by the Bei Shan Tang Foundation in memory of its founder and aims to promote international exchange in the field of traditional Chinese art. J. S. Lee Memorial Fellowships contribute to the professional development and enhancement of Chinese art historians and museum professionals through supporting research, training and collaborative projects at heritage institutions around the world.
The J.S. Lee Memorial Fellowship Programme offers museum professionals and scholars in the field of Chinese art and culture an opportunity to spend a period of 4 to 12 months with us to undertake a fellowship project in the field of Chinese art and culture, conducting research and gaining curatorial experience in the UK.
J. S. Lee Memorial Fellows at the Library
Luchun WU, Archivist at the Zhejiang Provincial Museum in Hangzhou, was appointed to spend seven months at the British Library.
She will examine dharanis and sutras of the Wuyue region and compare them with related Dunhuang materials collected at the British Library. She will also participate in projects including the digitisation of the Lotus Sutra Manuscripts and the International Dunhuang Project (IDP), gaining experience in manuscript digitisation, techniques of digital humanities such as data mining and automated character/text-recognition.
The 2022/23 J. S. Lee Memorial Fellowship Programme is currently open for applications. Applicants interested in proposing a fellowship project hosted by the British Library are required to contact the Programme Office in the first instance.
Full details are available on the Programme website here.
The application deadline is 31 January 2022, 5 pm Hong Kong time.
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