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ACLS grant to Jamie Monson

April 15, 2008
By Christopher Tassava

Jamie Monson (History) received a grant from the American Council of Learned Society’s (ACLS) “American Research in the Humanities in China” program to support the first phase of a year-long research project on the transnational effort to build the TAZARA railway in East Africa from 1964-1986. Focused on the transfer of technology and knowledge among Chinese and Tanzanian workers, the project will locate TAZARA in a specific historical context that included China’s Cultural Revolution; post-independence and early nation-building in Tanzania and Zambia; and Cold War-era international relations. The $39,000 award will allow Professor Monson to conduct archival and field research in China during the 2008-2009 academic year.
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