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2011 - 2012: Issue No. 16, February 3, 2012
The weekly CEAS Newsletter notifies East Asianists in our region of events and opportunities of interest. Notices appear under eight headings:
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Phila-Nipponica Project 2012: Deadline Extended until February 10, 2012!
We are currently seeking applications from social studies, science, and humanities teachers in middle and high schools who have a strong interest in developing or enhancing a Japan studies program.
Project activities include:
The application deadline has been extended until February 10, 2012!
Please mail or fax your application to:
* STUDENT NEWS: 2nd Annual University of Pennsylvania Undergraduate Research Symposium to Feature Korean War Research
Francis Miller, a junior in the EALC-Chinese Major program, will be presenting his research on the Korean War and its coverage in the Daily Pennsylvanian at the Undergraduate Research Symposium. See more about Francis' research here.
In conjunction with the Provost’s office and the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, the CURF Undergraduate Advisory Board is presenting the 2nd annual University of Pennsylvania Undergraduate Research Symposium on February 9, 2012.
The purpose of the symposium is to bring together undergraduates involved in research from every department across all four schools, as well as attendees who might be interested in getting involved in research as undergraduates. There will also a vote for the audience's choice best poster and a judges' panel best poster.
Ezra Vogel, Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences Emeritus at Harvard University - "Deng's Foreign Policies and their Current Implications"
** East Asia Law Review Symposium - Corruption in Asia: Law & Governance, Corporate Responsibility, and Media
Film Series: Earthquakes and Tsunamis (all films will be subtitled in English)
Jinping Wang, Mellon Teaching Fellow, University of Pennsylvania - "The Emerging Role of Clergy:Buddhist and Daoist Networks in North China under Mongol Rule"
Yao Lu, Assistant Professor, Sociology at Columbia University - "The Social Process of Chinese International Migration to the US and Europe"
Sharon Hom, Executive Director of Human Rights in China - "China’s Impact on the International Human Rights System
“Pacific Encounter: The Japanese Iwakura Embassy in America in 1872”
* UNKNOWN JAPAN III Film Series: Oddities and Endings
* Buddhist Ethics Reading Group
Temple Under Auspicious Clouds: Sino-Japanese Connections and the Search for Buddhist-Chinese Architecture
Understanding “Wa”: How to Build Better Relationships in a Japanese Work Environment - Friday, February 17, Registration deadline: February 14, 2012
** Penn’s International Internship Program (IIP) Now accepting applications for Summer 2012 - DEADLINE EXTENSION until Monday, February 6th at 5pm
The University of Pennsylvania’s International Internship Program (IIP) offers Penn students the amazing opportunity to intern with an established non-governmental or non-profit organization for eight to twelve weeks in the summer. This is an exciting opportunity to work directly for an NGO or a local organization in a developing country. In the past, IIP has sent students to Bangladesh, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Kenya, Rwanda, El Salvador, Ghana, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Tanzania, India and China! Check the IIP website to see the variety of internship opportunities available.
Accepted students will be given a stipend for travel and housing expenses, generously funded by the Office of the Provost. The IIP application consists of a common application for all internship placements, in which students may list their placement preferences. The Application deadline has been extended until Monday, February 6th at 5:00 pm.
The requirements have been pared down , based on the short timeline, so this will be plenty of time to get the application finished!
To complete the application you'll need to email me to let me know you’re applying and send me the following documents in PDF form:
· Personal statement (500 words)
Dream Corps 2012 Summer Volunteer Program Call for Application - deadline to apply: February 19, 2012
Volunteer in rural China this summer
for libraries and reading education from
May 20 – June 24, 2012.
Apply online @ www.dreamcorps.org by Feb 19, 2012
Volunteers will take part in activities that include:
The program consists of 4 days of training in Beijing, 3 weeks of volunteer work on assigned volunteer sites, and 3 days concluding forum in Beijing.
* Friends of the Japanese House and Garden (FJHG, Recreational Specialty Instructor - deadline to apply: March 1, 2012
* DK’s International Programs in Beijing, China - Instructors Needed
DK Education, based in Beijing, provides international education programs to Chinese students interested in going to university in the United States. We are currently looking to recruit around twenty new teachers for the fall semester of next year. The instructor positions are challenging jobs with large amounts of responsibility, but present valuable opportunities for people who want to learn more about China and gain international work experience.
The English website contains information on the positions, the programs and how to apply, and can be found at this link http://dkip.com.cn/en/
Boren Scholarships Program - deadline to apply: February 9, 2012
The sponsor provides up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American, and the Middle East. Boren Scholars study less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili.
Postdoctoral Fellowship for Transregional Research: Inter-Asian Contexts and Connection - deadline to apply: February 13, 2012
The SSRC is pleased to announce a pilot postdoctoral fellowship program that will support transregional research under the rubric Inter-Asian Contexts and Connections. Its purpose is to strengthen the understanding of issues and geographies that don't fit neatly into existing divisions of academia or the world and to develop new approaches, practices, and opportunities in international, regional, and area studies in the United States. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, these fellowships will help junior scholars (those at the postdoctoral stage, one to seven years out of the PhD) complete first books and/or undertake second projects. In addition to funding research, the program will create networks and shared resources that will support Fellows well beyond the grant period.
The Postdoctoral Fellowship for Transregional Research will thus provide promising scholars important support at critical junctures in their careers. As stressed by SSRC president Craig Calhoun, "Recent PhDs have written brilliant dissertations bringing new excitement to the social sciences and humanities by taking on the intellectual challenges of innovative transregional work. We want to help them complete, consolidate, and expand the work they've undertaken."
The intellectual thrust of the pilot project will be the re-conceptualization of Asia as an interlinked historical and geographic formation stretching from the Middle East through Eurasia, Central Asia, and South Asia to Southeast Asia and East Asia. Proposals submitted for the fellowship competition should bear upon processes that connect places and peoples (such as migration, media, and resource flows) as well as those that reconfigure local and trans-local contexts (such as shifting borders, urbanization, and social movements). The broad focus of the program is intended to advance transregional research as well as to establish structures for linking scholars across disciplines in the arts, the humanities, and the social sciences. Fifteen fellowships will be awarded over the two-year course of the pilot program.
Questions can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore- Fellowship in Confucianism and Asian Studies - deadline to apply: February 15, 2012
The Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore invites to apply for fellowships in areas related to the museum’s collections, and specifically in Peranakan material culture, Confucianism, or Christianity in Asia (up to 1800) – topics of future exhibitions. We prize multi-disciplinary work, cross-cultural studies, and research on ongoing projects at ACM. The geographical area of research should be Southeast Asia, South Asia, China, or West Asia (Islamic world).
Applications close on 15 February 2012. Please visit http://acm.org.sg/research/research_fellowship.asp for application information and contact email@example.com for enquiries.
Penn Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships - deadline to apply: March 2, 2012
The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships program provides allocations of academic year and summer fellowships to institutions of higher education or consortia of institutions of higher education to assist meritorious undergraduate students and graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies or with the international aspects of professional or fields of study.
The goals of the fellowship program are:
FLAS fellowships are funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the University of Pennsylvania’s Title VI National Resource Centers to assist students in acquiring foreign language and either area or international studies competencies, including the international aspects of professional or other fields of study. FLAS awards are available only for specific languages, and are contingent on federal funding. Please direct any questions to the FLAS Coordinator of your chosen language.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Applications by students in professional fields are encouraged. Preference will be given to applicants with a high level of academic ability and with previous language training. Academic Year and Summer FLAS awards are two separate competitions requiring two complete and separate applications.
Students receiving Academic Year Fellowships must be enrolled in full-time study for the duration of the FLAS award and must take one language course and one related area or international studies course each semester. Academic Year Fellows must be admitted to or enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, or professional programs at the University of Pennsylvania. FLAS awards may be used in some cases for students participating in official overseas language programs and in very limited cases for dissertators. Please see the FLAS FAQ page or contact the relevant FLAS Coordinator.
Summer Fellowships are for intensive language programs either domestically or abroad and require a separate application from the Academic Year Fellowship (minimum contact hours and duration of summer courses are outlined in the FLAS FAQ section).
2012 NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) 0 “Negotiations and Impacts: Water Policy Across China’s Loess Plateau," - deadline to apply: February 15, 2012
The Asian Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh, the National Science Foundation, the Center for Historical Environment and Socioeconomic Development of Northwest China at Shaanxi Normal University and the Northwest Socioeconomic Development Research Center of Northwest University announce the call for applications for the 2012 NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program entitled “Negotiations and Impacts: Water Policy Across China’s Loess Plateau.” This unique program in social science research will be conducted in Pittsburgh, PA, and in Shaanxi and Shanxi provinces, China in the summer of 2012. Twelve highly-qualified undergraduates and a team of faculty mentors will undertake collaborative research on how economic development and societal change is impacting China’s already precarious environmental position across the Yellow River Loess Plateau. The six-week program will be conducted between June 12 and July 22, 2012.
The program’s primary objective is to mentor students through the complete process of designing a research agenda and performing primary research in the social sciences at an international field site. It includes a unique combination of close mentoring, student/faculty teamwork, multidisciplinary research, and international field experience. Student participation will be encouraged from all fields of the social sciences, including sociology, anthropology, geography, environmental studies, economics, political science, Asian studies, history, and land/resource management. Juniors and non-graduating seniors are particularly encouraged to apply. Graduate students are not eligible. Applicants are limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.
Faculty mentors include Pierre Landry, Roberta Soltz, and James Cook of the University of Pittsburgh.
Costs of participation (travel, room, board), including the payment of a significant research stipend, will be paid by the program. Student participants are only responsible for their travel to/from the University of Pittsburgh and passport/visa fees.
Deadline for applications is February 15, 2012.
The City University of Hong Kong Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing with a focus on Asia and Asian writing - deadline to apply for 2012 Cohort: March 31, 2012
The CityU Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing is now accepting applicants for the 2012 Cohort, which begins next summer. We are the only MFA in the world with a specific focus on Asia and Asian writing in English.
* Meiji University, Japanese Language Program (Summer) - deadline to apply: April 30, 2012
Following up on it 2011 program, the Meiji University Japanese Language Education Center will offer a short-term Japanese Language Program in July to August 2012.
The program cultivates study of Japanese language, culture and society from various aspects.
Highly motivated participants can expect Meiji University’s up-to-date educational, media and support facilities to meet their every need. A Meiji University affiliated organization, the Yoshihiro Yonezawa Memorial Library of Manga and Subcultures is available any time and Japanese students will support your study of Japanese and join various events with you.
* Meiji University, "Cool Japan" Summer Program - earlybird deadline to apply: February 29, 2012; final deadline to apply: March 31, 2012
The Meiji University Cool Japan Summer Program 2012 is a series of lectures, workshops and field trips on a wide variety of subjects relating to Japan's contemporary image. In this program, we will explore and contextualize these disparate phenomena to create a clearer image of "Japan" in today’s global society. We invite you to discuss many issues of "Japan" with some of the leading researchers in the fields of humanities and social sciences, including lecturers from the professional business field. Through this course, you can acquire a broader understanding of Japanese culture, as well as its creativity and potential.
* Meiji University, Summer Program in the Social Sciences - deadline to apply: May 18, 2012
This two-week summer program is designed for non-Japanese students to study law, politics and economics in socio-cultural contexts in Japan. All courses are conducted in Japanese in an interactive way. The program will provide the opportunity to discuss hot issues in contemporary Japanese society. Course topics include the constitutionality of citizen lay participation as lay judges in court trials, recent developments in Japanese-style employment, Japanese views of life and death, problems arising from the shrinking population, the future of the Japanese economy, the feasibility of East Asian Community and others.
The program also includes field trips to important institutions such as the national Diet, the Court, the Tokyo Stock Exchange, a law firm and a prison.
Meiji University is located at the center of Tokyo, where participants will be able to see and learn how legal, political and economic institutions function in the Japanese society. We welcome everybody who would like to learn about Japan in Japanese.
* Institute for Field Research, Yangguanzhai (China) Summer Program
This course has two goals: (1) to introduce students to field methods in archaeology--including a practical working knowledge of survey, excavation, lab, and field cataloging methods; and (2) to give students a basic exposure to the materials of Chinese archaeology and to how archaeology is practiced in China.
The course will take place at the prehistoric village site of Yangguanzhai in the Jing River Valley, approximately 25 kilometers north of the ancient city of Xi’an, in northwest China. This field school is a collaborative project between the Institute for Field Research, the Shaanxi Archaeological Academy and Xibei University in Xi’an, China, and California State University Northridge. The course begins on June 17 and will meet every weekday until July 21. Students will spend the first week in Xi’an for five days of lectures and instructional museum tours. The classroom lectures will focus on some of the most important archaeological finds in the Wei River valley, as well as discussing various anthropological themes as they relate to the Yangshao culture and the Yangguanzhai site. Important themes covered in the class include origin of agriculture, animal domestication, sedentary villages, ritual, and craft specialization.
USA Pavilion and University of Virginia Student Ambassador Program - deadline to apply: February 10th, 2012
The USA Pavilion at Expo 2012 will present an interactive, exciting and educational story that highlights America’s relationship with the Expo theme of the “Living Ocean and Coast.” Featuring the themes of Diversity, Wonder and Solutions, the USA Pavilion will share the voices and hopes of the American people with our friends and partners in Korea and around the globe. The 12,000-square foot exhibition space will house exhibits and programming that represent the unique and diverse nature of America’s ocean and coastal environments and communities.
College undergraduate and graduate students have the opportunity to be part of this one in a lifetime experience through the Student Ambassador Program, a partnership between the USA Pavilion and the University of Virginia. This program recruits and trains volunteer students to serve as guides and national representatives for the Unites States at Expo 2012 in Yeosu South Korea.
For more information on Expo 2012, Yeosu Korea please visit: http://eng.expo2012.kr/
The program provides students with:
* Korea-America Student Conference (KASC) and Japan-America Student Conference(JASC) - deadline to apply: March 1, 2012
The Korea-America Student Conference (KASC) and Japan-America Student Conference(JASC) are recruiting bright and adventurous college (and grad) students for summer 2012. JASC is the oldest student-run exchange between the U.S. and Japan, founded in 1934. KASC launched in 2008, answering the call for closer ties between students in the U.S. and Korea.
In themselves, the Conferences are an unforgettable experience. Each lasts nearly a month (KASC: July 2-29; JASC: July 25-August 19), involving students from the U.S. and partner country. This year, the Conferences take place in the States. Universities across the nation will host students as they travel to four diverse sites. All selected applicants become delegates, who research roundtable topics and meet with experts in their respective fields. Each Conference boasts 5-8 roundtables, ranging from politics to the arts. These KASC and JASC pages share greater detail of sites and roundtables.
The Conferences are held in English, no Korean or Japanese language skills are required! Students may come from all sorts of backgrounds and academic disciplines. The only eligibility requirements are fulltime enrollment as undergraduate or graduate students in the U.S.—and genuine interest in U.S.-Asia relations. The student participation fee is $3000 for U.S. students (the real cost is more than $7000). Each year, students of JASC and KASC meet with great success in raising these funds or securing financial assistance from their schools.
Korea Human Rights Foundation 2012 Global Human Rights Essay Contest - deadline to apply: March 15, 2012
The 2012 Global Human Rights Essay Contest on “Human Right City” (Human Rights City Essay Contest, hereafter HRC Essay Contest) is a joint initiative by The Institute for Social Development and Policy Research of Seoul National University, Korea and the Korea Human Rights Foundation with support of the Metropolitan City of Gwangju.
The HRC Essay Contest was launched in order to promote the idea of a human rights city as a means to localize human rights in the context of glocalization (global_local). Its primary goal is to promote youth participation in the building of a human rights city through the articulation of their visions, ideas and experiences.
3 finalists to be chosen among submissions will be invited to the 2012 WHRCF (Gwangju, 16-18 May 2012) to compete in the finals. They will make public presentation of their essay before judges on 16 May 2012 during the WHRCF.
Deadline for the registration to participate is 31 January and actual deadline of essay submissions will be 15 March 2012.
All students, undergraduate and graduate and youth before age 35 interested in the topic of human rights city are encouraged to apply.
Please visit our website for more info: http://humanrightscity.net/eng/subpage.php?pagecode=060101
With any inquires regarding the contest please feel free to contact Ms Soo Yon SUH, firstname.lastname@example.org research fellow at KHRF who is in charge of the project.
* Michigan Journal of Asian Studies Call for Submissions - deadline to apply: February 21, 2012
The Michigan Journal of Asian Studies is a peer-reviewed, general interest, scholarly journal that aims to provide graduate and undergraduate students around the world with a venue for publication of research, analytical papers, and book reviews from all academic disciplines in the social sciences and humanities pertaining to South, Southeast, Inner, and East Asia. It is sponsored by the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michgian
* Lamp Post, A Journal of Christian Thought at University of Pennsylvania - deadline to apply: March 1, 2012
Lamp Post exists to foster Christian thought and dialogue in the Penn community.
Penn Science, Technology, and Society Journal - deadline to apply: March 16, 2012
The STSC Undergraduate Advisory Board is proud to announce the launching of the STSC journal, Momentum.
Submissions Due: Friday, March 16th
Permanent Seminar for the Histories of Film Theories - deadline to apply: March 31, 2012The Permanent Seminar on the Histories of Film Theories will hold the first-ever conference (September 27-30, 2012 in Ann Arbor, MI) devoted to the histories of film theory in East Asia. The Scientific Board invites proposals for 20-minute papers concerning any aspect of and period of the history of film theory in Korea, Japan, and Sinophone Asia.
Deadline for 200-word proposals in MS-Word: March 31, 2012
Send to email@example.com
The history of film theory has largely been a Euro-American story. However, the Scientific Board of the Permanent Seminar recognizes that it actually has a global dimension that has yet to be adequately mapped. It plans to bring its annual conference to the University of Michigan—this will be the first, broad scholarly gathering devoted to the histories of film theory in East Asia. Our scope is broad. It encompasses classical philosophical approaches to film aesthetics (“essence”), questions of media ontology (“relationship to reality”), intermediality (“the other arts”), spectatorship and questions of perception and psychology (“individual viewers”) as well as sociological approaches to film (“society at large”).
NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes for College and University Teachers Summer 2012- deadline to apply: March 1, 2012
Each year the NEH’s Division of Education Programs offers teachers opportunities to study a variety of humanities topics in Summer Seminars and Institutes. Please contact the specific projects listed below for more information about the programs and the application process.
Application Deadline: March 1, 2012 (postmark)
Amount of Award
You may request information about as many projects as you like, but you may apply to no more than two NEH Summer Programs (seminars, institutes, or Landmarks Workshops) and you may attend only one.Please note:
Adjunct faculty, community college faculty, and first-time participants are encouraged to apply.Up to two spaces in each seminar and three spaces in each institute are reserved for current full-time graduate students in the humanities.
Web Site: http://www.neh.gov/projects/si-university.html
Intensive Summer Language Institutes for U.S. Classroom Teachers - deadline to apply: March 2, 2012
Intensive Summer Language Institutes (ISLI) provides fellowships for U.S. classroom teachers to spend six weeks overseas studying intermediate and advanced-level Arabic in Alexandria, Egypt, and Chinese in Changchun, China. Current K-12 teachers, community college instructors of Arabic and Mandarin Chinese, and students enrolled in education programs who intend to teach these languages can apply. Participants earn ten hours of graduate credit through Bryn Mawr College, and are provided with peer tutors and roundtrip airfare. All travel and study-related costs are fully covered. For more information, please visit www.americancouncils.org/isli or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program Application Deadline: March 2, 2012
East Asian Studies Center at Indiana University Applications for 2012 NCTA Teaching East Asian Literature in the High School Workshop - deadline to apply: March 5, 2012
For full-time high school teachers of English and World Literature:
Participants are responsible for a $100 registration fee, transportation to and from Bloomington, and any food that is not provided by the workshop. Please direct questions to Cathy Gao (email@example.com), Outreach Coordinator at the East Asian Studies Center.