Peng, Yiyun: Travel Grant - 2016-2017

College: 
Graduate School
Department: 
History
Project Title: 
Traditional Iron Industry in Lishui, China
Project Abstract: 
I am applying for the grant to fund a trip for my current project examining the persistence of the traditional iron industry in Lishui, China, in the modern era. Although impacted by modern iron production after the mid-19th century, Lishui's traditional iron industry persisted through the 20th century. My project intends to reveal the specificity of the local iron production and to explore how the old industry survived. The trip is to collect local materials, including recently discovered nineteenth-century documents.