CFA: 2019 Cluster Site Visits

CFA: 2019 Cluster Site Visits

– Call For Applications –
2019 Cluster Site Visits

The FROGBEAR project is pleased to be accepting applications from students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty members to participate in our 2019 field visit season. Please read the cluster descriptions below and visit our website for full descriptions.

As part of our commitment to accessibility and inclusion, we are introducing new initiatives to help reduce barriers to participation. We are now exploring how to best accommodate participants who must bring their children for the duration of the travel. We will evaluate the requests on a case-by-case basis with careful consideration of each cluster’s site(s) and schedule, and work with each request individually. Participants who requests for child care assistance must note the age(s) and gender(s) of their children in their application.

Applications are due January 21, 2019. Please use our online application form for submission. Applicants will be advised of the results by January 30. Any questions should be directed to

Cluster 1.2 Religion And Technology
Cluster Leader: Marcus Bingenheimer
Site: Dharma Drum, Jinshan, Taiwan
Dates: July 17–25, 2019
Languages: English (fluent) & Chinese (fluent or intermediate)
Expected Costs for participants (other than airfare): $0

Cluster 2.1 Authenticity and Authority
Cluster Leader: Jinhua Jia
Sites: Beizhen Temple 北鎮廟 and Mount Yiwulü 醫巫閭山 in Beizhen City 北鎮市, Liaoning Province 遼寧省, China
Dates: June 1–6, 2019
Languages: Chinese, English
Expected Costs for participants (other than airfare): $330 CAD (private room) or $230 CAD (shared room)

Cluster 2.2 “Secondary” Producers, “Primary” Roles and Cluster 2.5: From The Canonical To The Post-Canonical
Cluster Leader: George Keyworth
Sites: Hangzhou; Beijing (Yunjusi 雲居寺); and Chaoyang city 朝陽市, Liaoning Province, China
Dates: July 2–12, 2019: July 2–3 in Hangzhou; July 5–8 in Beijing; July 10–12 in Chaoyang (12 days, including travel)
Languages: Advanced Chinese proficiency is required. Some instruction will be in English. No translation will be offered for the conference in Beijing.
Expected Costs for participants (other than airfare): $575 CAD (Hangzhou); $1425 CAD (Beijing & Chaoyang, Liaoning)

Cluster 3.2: Historical Reality Through The Reflections Between Image And Text
Cluster Leaders:
 Kai Sheng and Dewei Zhang
Sites: Yunjusi 雲居寺, Fayuansi 法源寺, and National Library of China in Beijing, China
Dates: July 1–8, 2019
Languages: English (fluent) & Chinese (fluent or intermediate)
Expected Costs for participants (other than airfare): $600 CAD

Cluster 3.3: Texts In Statues
Cluster Leader: James Robson
Sites: Changsha and Lengshuijiang, Hunan Province
Dates: September 21–28, 2019
Languages: Chinese and English
Expected Costs for participants (other than airfare): $575 CAD