The Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies is making funds available to support international conferences and seminars in all disciplines, involving leading experts on topics of scholarly interest that relate to China. Though the primary focus must be China, the conference topic need not be restricted to China, but may include the relationship of other cultures and societies with China and/or China in a comparative perspective. The composition and format may vary, but the intent is to foster one- to 1 1/2-day meetings with eight to 10 leading foreign and American scholars in a selected area. Meetings of longer duration with a large number of participants also will be considered. The conference or seminar, to be held on campus, need not be a public event in the usual sense, although interested faculty and graduate students might be invited to attend. In addition, plans might include public lectures by some of the participants. The maximum available funding from the center for each conference or seminar is $10,000. Awards will be made for conferences or seminars to be held during 1996-1997 and 1997-1998. The Conference Committee of the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies will review all proposals and make recommendations on awards. The deadline for applications is Nov. 15. Notification of awards will be made by Dec. 20. Applications of no more than three to five pages, including a budget, should be sent to Director, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, 230 International Studies Building, MC-483.