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2011 - 2012: Issue No. 24, Friday April 13, 2012
The weekly CEAS Newsletter notifies East Asianists in our region of events and opportunities of interest. Notices appear under eight headings:
If you have notices in these categories that you would like posted here, please send them to Melissa Jen DiFrancesco at email@example.com.
* Modern China Seminar: Culture and Society - “The Great Divide in China: Cold War Culture and After”
|Date:||Saturday, April 14, 2012|
|Time:||2:00 - 6:00 pm|
|Location:||Williams Hall 847|
Tani E Barlow (Rice University), “Wang Guangmei’s Qipao: Era and Event”
Yomi Braester (University of Washington), “A Genealogy of Cinephilia in the Maoist Period”
Xiaojue Wang (University of Pennsylvania), “How Was Modern Chinese Literature Invented During the Cold War?”
*Generously supported by the CCK Foundation, the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania
|Date:||Monday, April 16, 2012|
|Time:||4:30 - 6:00 pm|
|Location:||Silverman Hall Room 240B|
Zhu Suli is one of China's foremost legal scholars, focusing his research on law and society, judicial process in China, and law and literature. He is currently Global Visiting Professor of Law at New York University School of Law, and recently served as a visiting professor of Cornell during fall 2011. Previously, Zhu served as dean of Peking University Law School from 2001 to 2010, and has also been a visiting scholar of Harvard-Yenching Institute and Yale Law School. Professor Zhu published over 200 articles, comments, and book reviews on Chinese legal journals, and a few in English. He has published 12 books in Chinese; translated 12 English books into Chinese, and is one of the most cited legal scholars in China.
* CEAS China and International Human Rights Colloquium, Penn Law School
|Date:||Thursday, April 19, 2012|
|Time:||5:00 - 6:30 pm|
|Location:||Stiteler Hall B21|
Yan Lianke's 2004 novel Shouhuo revolves around a scheme by a local Chinese official to purchase Lenin's embalmed corpse from Russia and bring it back to China, where he will use it to attract tourists (and, more importantly, tourism revenue) from around the world. To raise the necessary money, he convinces the deformed and disabled residents of a remote village under his authority to organize into "special skills performance troupes" and tour the country. In this way, Shouhuo uses bodies to interrogate contemporary China's transition from socialism to capitalism, together with the biopolitical logic on which that transition is predicated. Drawing from sources ranging from contemporary zombie flicks to Derrida's notion of hauntology, this talk will examine the implications of Yan Lianke's new twist on the century-old notion of China as the "sick man of Asia."
* CEAS Humanities Colloquium, Modern China Seminar
|Date:||Tuesday, April 24, 2012|
|Location:||Fireside Room, 2nd floor of the ARCH|
Would you like to spend a (fully-funded) year abroad?
Fulbright funds 9-10 months of study, research, investigative learning or English teaching in over 165 countries. (Post-BA, must be US citizen.) Over 1000 grants available every year.
For more information: http://www.us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html
* CURF, University of Pennsylvania
|Date:||Thursday, April 26, 2012|
|Time:||4:30 - 6:30 pm, reception to follow|
|Location:||Stiteler Hall, Silverstein Forum|
Hirokazu Miyazaki has been doing ethnographic work with bond traders in Japan, and has developed some richly cultural understandings of their fantasy worlds and dilemmas. His paper for us deals with the dilemmas faced by bond traders dealing with TEPCO power company bonds in the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster.
* Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism
|Date:||Sunday, April 15, 2012|
Registration Fee: $20 JASGP members; $25 non-members
In the morning hours just before the commencement of Sakura Sunday, both amateur and experienced athletes will take to the streets for the 3rd Annual Cherry Blossom 5K.
This event has been established to benefit the JASGP Community Tree Planting Project, which aims to:
The run will be followed by Sakura Sunday, the centerpiece event of the Festival.
|* Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia - A Project of the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia
|Date:||Sunday, April 15, 2012|
|Time:||10:00 am - 4:00 pm|
Join us in Fairmount Park for an action-packed spring celebration of Japanese arts and culture! The centerpiece event of the festival, Sakura Sunday, is a day under the blossoms full of spectacular sights and performances with plenty of hands-on fun. Take in a day of captivating festivities or simply come out with friends and family to picnic under the cherry blossoms!
Main Stage Performance
In addition to the main stage performances, Sakura Sunday features a range of activities to be enjoyed by the entire family:
|* Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia - A Project of the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia
|Date:||Monday, 16 April 2012
Tuesday, 17 April 2012
Thursday, 19 April 2012
|Location:||101 McCormick Hall|
Monday, 16 April 2012 - Lecture 1: Proceeding Down the Grand Canal: The Qing Emperors' Maps and Topographical Paintings
Tuesday, 17 April 2012 - Lecture 2: The Emperor Commissions an Inventory: The State of the Field of Qing Painting Studies
Thursday, 19 April 2012 - Lecture 3: Scholar Zhang Peeks at Yingying: How Printed Books Inspired Painters of the Qing Dynasty
|* Tang Center Lecture Series
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All CIEE alumni are invited to apply for one of eight paid internships during the summer of 2012 at CIEE’s headquarters in Portland, Maine. This internship program is designed to identify and reward exemplary students who have recently completed a global learning experience and who possess specific skills to advance strategic CIEE initiatives through an intensive summer work project. Interns will be mentored by a CIEE staff member, will complete a rigorous project during the summer, and will receive a formal performance evaluation at the completion of the program.
The CIEE Alumni Summer Internship is an eight-week, paid internship beginning on June 11, 2012 and ending by August 10, 2012. Interns will work four days each week, Monday through Thursday, and will be off on Fridays, as well as for the entire week of July 2 to celebrate Independence Day. Portland, Maine, is beautiful in the summer and we strive to ensure all CIEE staff members have a chance to enjoy it! Total compensation for the internship is $4,000. Students are responsible for all housing, meals, and travel.
Work assignments will vary, but may include projects targeting such areas as:
At CIEE, we’re seeking to recruit stars. Ideal candidates will be high energy, self motivated, and high achieving with big ideas and great attitudes. All candidates must send a resume, cover letter, and identify a reference (college/university advisor or a CIEE Resident Director) to support his/her candidacy to firstname.lastname@example.org with “CIEE Summer Intern” and the desired work assignment in the subject line. Applications are due no later than April 20, 2012. Finalists will be invited to interview via Skype during the week of April 23, 2012, and invitations to participate in the internship program will be extended to students on May 1, 2012.
Keio Academy of New York is now hiring Dormitory Supervisors to work in our Summer Program, US-JAPAN SUMMER CULTURAL EXPERIENCE 2012. The positions are for the girls' dormitories. Board and food will be provided.
Term of employment will be between July 20th, 2012 and Sunday, August 5th, 2012. This includes a training period, preparation, and post-program wrap-up.
For more information, please contact us at:
Keio Summer Program Administrative Office
3 College Road
Purchase, NY 10577
Send a cover letter written in English and a resume (MUST include contact information of at least one reference) to Keio Academy Summer Program Office at email@example.com by Monday, April 30, 2012. You must write “Summer Program Dorm Supervisor” in the subject line of the e-mail. All documents must be in PDF file format.
Visit our website ( http://www.keio.edu/english/summerprograms ) to learn more about the program. For questions, send e-mail to Keio Academy Summer Program Administrative Office at firstname.lastname@example.org Any application without “Summer Program Dorm Supervisor” written on the subject line, missing a cover letter or reference information, or not in the proper format will not be considered.
Applications for Summer 2012 openings with the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia are now being accepted. If you would like to apply, please send a cover letter, resumé, and brief writing sample to Careers. Please specify the area(s) with which you would be interested in interning. No phone calls, please.
Positions are unpaid and are open to college undergraduates and recent graduates with a strong interest in international affairs. The ideal candidate should be self-motivated, possess strong computer skills, the ability to work independently as well as in a team, a good command of English, and strong writing skills. We seek a commitment of at least 8-10 hours per week (1 full day or two half-days preferred.) Interns are encouraged to attend the Council's speaker events when possible. College credit can be arranged. Reasonable travel expenses are covered.
Zhimeng Education is a Shanghai-based leading education company that provides Chinese students American college admission counseling service and English Test-Preparation courses. Currently, in addition to the Shanghai office, we have two branch offices in two other cities, namely Hangzhou and Ningbo. Our multi-national team, comprising of over 15 consultants, teachers, and staff members, assist students in meeting the demands of American colleges. Co-founded by graduates of Harvard University, Cambridge University, and Swarthmore College, we are committed to helping our students realize their dreams through our professionalism and dedication. As educators, we strive to develop our students and give them the tools necessary for college success in the U.S. As employers, we highly value our employees, and we are equally committed to developing their leadership and professional abilities.
This is an entry-level, full-time position in our consultant team. As an educational consultant, you will work with a team of local Chinese advisors and assistants to help Chinese high school students with their American college applications. 55-60 work hours during the peak season (September to December) is expected. Up to 20hrs weekly English teaching on SAT and TOEFL is expected during the non-peak season from January to August.
Major responsibilities include:
1. Meet students to discuss their college choices and application strategies
2. Brainstorm with students on their essay topics
3. Revise and edit students’ college essays
4. Instruct the students to complete the application documents.
5. Deliver presentations at marketing seminars
6. Teach English (mainly speaking & writing)
- Graduates by the summer of 2012
- Rising senior students who wish to work for a half-year (until December) or a year term.
- Chinese fluency is preferred but not required
- Annual Salary $20,000 (note: the average annual salary in Shanghai, converted into U.S dollars, is approximately about $7,000)
- Annual Bonus up to $20,000
- Housing in the downtown area
- Weekly courses to learn Chinese
Please send your resume to Haichao Wu at Haichao@zhimeng.hk and we will contact you via email as soon as possible.
NPO AmerAsian School in Okinawa is a private educational institution approved by the local Board of Education. The students register with local Japanese public schools and attend AASO. AASO report each student’s attendance and academic record to their registered public schools. The school year begins and ends the same period as Japanese public schools; April to March. Holidays are selected among Japanese and American holidays.
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The Christopher H. Browne Center for International Politics invites applications from Penn standing faculty and graduate students for research grants for the fiscal year 2012-13. The Center is interested in supporting scholarly projects that are related to all areas of international relations, but we are particularly interested in research bearing on international security and the international political economy.
Over the course of an academic year, faculty may receive up to $5,000 and students may receive up to $1,500 to cover research expenses. Grants can be used to support travel and field research, to purchase supplies, and to hire research assistants.
We invite all faculty and graduate students at Penn whose research interests fit within the broad mission of the Browne Center to submit applications. Applications should be no longer than five pages and include the following:
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, starting immediately. Proposals should be submitted to the Center’s Director, Edward Mansfield (email@example.com) and its Associate Director, Avery Goldstein (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Japanese Association of University Women takes pleasure in announcing its 2012 International Fellowships Programme for women who are carrying out or would like to carry out independent research or advanced study at the post-graduate level in Japan.
Web Site: http://www.afgwnsw.org.au/
Program URL: http://www.beasiswaonline.net/2012/02/international-fellowships-programme.html
The Y.H. Park Fellowship funds a Ph.D. or a master student in the humanities, social sciences, international management, international studies, or fine arts whose primary research area is Korea and whose dissertation will be on Korea. Applicants are expected to continue their scholarly activities outside of Korea after completion of their degrees. They must have sufficient Korean-language proficiency to use Korean-language sources in conducting research and writing dissertations. The Park Fellowship will provide funding of approximately $33,000 (sufficient to cover the cost of Reduced Ph.D. Tuition, a 12-month stipend and health insurance). In order to apply, student must first secure nomination by the head of his or her department/program. Each year, the deadline is usually in early May. For more information, please contact Associate Director of Education Karen Lawrence.
ARFUSA will grant up to $3500 for travel, scientific research, education or artistic work about rice in developing rice-producing countries. You must be a scholar registered at an accredited institution of higher education or a faculty member at such an university and have a letter of support from your national rice foundation or a US university faculty member. Creative artists must illustrate their qualifications.
Applications that involve travel and study of US-based scholars at IRRI or other developing country locations are encouraged, but you must provide a full project budget and tell us where you will get the rest of the money you need.
The East Asia Institute (EAI) based in Seoul, South Korea, invites applications for its Fellows Program on Peace, Governance, and Development in East Asia. Funded by the Japan Foundation, the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange of Taiwan, and YBM/KIS, an education institute of Korea, the Fellows Program targets East Asia specialists with cutting-edge expertise in political science, international relations, and sociology for an international exchange program with the goal of encouraging interdisciplinary research with a comparative perspective in the study of East Asia. The EAI Fellows present seminars and lectures, based on an unpublished article on current issues submitted solely for the purpose of the Fellows Program, at two or more Partner Institutions in East Asia.
Program: The Program is designed to give the Fellows the flexibility required to bring out the best of their expertise in seminars and lectures. Fellows choose the subjects of their articles, seminars, and lectures within the broadly defined themes of peace, governance, and development in East Asia in order to make the visitation an integral part of their on-going research. Fellows are free to decide how they will divide their time among two or more Partner Institutions, giving a seminar and a lecture apiece at each of the sites chosen. The Partner Institutions are the East Asia Institute in Seoul, Fudan University in Shanghai, Keio University in Tokyo, Peking University in Beijing, and National Taiwan University in Taipei.
Eligibility: The EAI Fellows Program is intended for tenured, tenure-track, and untenured East Asia specialized professors based in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and other non-Asian regions, conducting research in the fields of political science, international relations, and sociology.
Selection Process: The EAI will select up to five Fellows in 2012. The representatives of the Partner Institutions plus an Advisor based in the United States select EAI Fellows through an annual competition.
Support: The program provides funds ranging from USD 8,000 to 10,000 for each of the Fellows. The grant covers an honorarium for the article, seminar, and lecture as well as the cost of ground transportation, round-trip economy-class international air flight, hotel accommodation, meals, and a per diem for a total of three-week stay in East Asia (see comments on Application Forms).
Application: For further details and instructions on how to apply, please download a booklet titled "Fellows Program on Peace, Governance, and Development in East Asia" available online at Fellows Program or e-mail email@example.com for assistance. All application materials must be type-written and in English.
Deadline: Applications for fellowships must be received no later than July 16, 2012. The results of the competition will be announced by the end of August, 2012, by both e-mail and letter.
For further inquiry, please contact:
Executive Director, Young-Hwan Shin (Mr.)
Fellows Program on Peace, Governance
and Development in East Asia
The sponsor provides research awards in journalism at
institutions in Japan. Applicants must be working journalists and have at least three years of experience. Applicants may be Japan specialists or non-specialists. Research can be conducted in English; proficiency in Japanese is not required but desirable. Awards are three to nine months in duration.
The sponsor will provide approximately five research awards in all disciplines at an institution in Japan. The award is for three to nine months. Japanese language fluency sufficient to complete the research project is required.
The sponsor provides approximately three research awards in social sciences, humanities, or fine arts at an institution in Korea. The award is for three to ten months. Korean language fluency sufficient to complete the research project is required. Applicants may be academics or professionals and may be Korea specialists or non-specialists. Applicants must have a minimum of five years of work experience in their field beyond the terminal degree.
The sponsor provides support for approximately eight international education administrators to attend meetings with representatives of Korean universities, private-sector agencies and organizations and selected government agencies at various institutions in Korea. Applicants must be international education administrators (for example, foreign student advisors, study abroad advisors or foreign student admissions) or senior-level university administrators with substantial (at least 60 percent of their time) responsibility for enhancing the international dimension of their institutions. Applicants must be affiliated with a two- or four-year college or
university or a non-profit international education exchange organization. They must also have a minimum of five years of full-time work experience in international education. Preference is given to applicants who have not had significant professional visits to Korea in the past five years. The duration of the program is two weeks.
The sponsor provides seminar awards for the U.S.-Japan International Education Administrators Program to visit various institutions in Japan. Applicants must be international education
administrators (for example, foreign student advisors, study abroad advisors and foreign student admissions) or senior-level university administrators (deans, vice presidents, provosts and presidents) with substantial (at least 25 percent) responsibility for enhancing the international dimension of their institutions. Applicants must be affiliated with a two- or four-year college, university or a nonprofit international education exchange organization and have a minimum of
five years of full-time work experience in the field of international education. Preference is given to applicants who have not had significant professional visits to Japan in the last five years and who indicate an institutional interest in increasing the number of Japanese students on their campus. Awards are two weeks in duration.
There is a new course, Music of Korea (MUSC-166/EALC-084), which Dr. Matthew Schreibeis will be teaching in fall 2012. This course will survey the music of Korea with the goal of placing specific musical genres in cultural and historic contexts. A wide-ranging approach will emphasize the diversity of Korea's musical styles, including, court, folk, popular (K-pop), film, and contemporary classical music. No prior knowledge in Korean language or culture is presumed.
The course will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 until 3:00.
For more information, please e-mail Dr. Matthew Schreibeis at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Center for East-West Relations (CEWR) at Beijing Foreign Studies University in Beijing, China is now accepting applications for the East-West Relations M.A. program to begin Fall 2012. This unique M.A. program focuses on the importance of culture in international diplomacy and international communication. The curriculum is constructed in a way to provide students with an understanding of the background assumptions and priorities that inform Eastern and Western policies and practices. All major courses will be taught in English, but students will be expected to participate in Chinese language courses during the two-year program.
We believe that this is an excellent opportunity for students to learn about culture in an international setting with some of the best scholars of comparative politics, philosophy, and culture.
Information about the program can also be found on our website at www.cewr-china.com.
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.
Kathmandu University - Centre for Buddhist Studies is now accepting applications for its Tibetan, Sanskrit and Nepalese summer intensive language courses offered in 2012. This summer the language programs include three levels of colloquial Tibetan (beginning, intermediate, and advanced), beginning Sanskrit, and beginning Nepalese. An introductory Buddhist Studies intensive, combining study and a meditation practicum, is also offered.
The courses, which are structured as a full immersion into the local languages and cultures, include the opportunity to live with Tibetan and Nepalese families. All classes are held at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery, just a few minutes' walk from the Great Stupa of Boudhanath in the Kathmandu Valley.
The University of Pennsylvania will be offering a graduate course in the Fall semester, titled “Bioethics in China: Research, Industry, and Practice”. In addition to lectures at Penn, students will travel to Beijing, Nanjing and Shanghai (August 24-September 4) where the program will include site visits, academic lectures, and meetings with policy makers, Chinese and expatriate business leaders and others. This course is open to alumni, business professionals, and external graduate students (closed to undergraduate students).
This course will provide executive students a broad understanding of bioethical issues in China, specifically:
• Challenges in conducting business and research in China, including organizational practices and business ethics.
• Ethical considerations in outsourcing clinical trials to China
• Pharmaceutical marketing practices in China
• Physician-Patient interactions and the notions of autonomy
• Ethics in health policy
• Intellectual property and the regulatory landscape in China
The class size limited to 14 students and the registration deadline is May 15th. More information and a flyer can be found at: http://www.med.upenn.edu/mbe/mbechina.shtml
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.
Scholarship Information: Meiji University Summer Program in the Social Sciences has been selected as one of Student Exchange Support Programs 2012 (Scholarship for Short-term Study in Japan) by JASSO (Japan Student Service Organization). Meiji University offers JPY80,000 scholarship to participants who are undergraduate or graduate students of foreign universities and meet some requirements set by JASSO, and we have stilla few spots for scholarship candidates. Please refer to the following website for detailed scholarship information.
Program Dates: June 25 – August 10, 2012
Portland State University, Oregon
Application Deadline: April 30, 2012
(Applications received after April 30th will be considered as space permits.)
This course is designed to train you to speak and listen to Mandarin Chinese, and to introduce you to reading and writing the language. At the end of the course you will be expected to perform in all four skills—speaking, listening, reading and writing—at a basic level of proficiency. You will not only learn to speak the language; you will also develop an understanding of Chinese interpersonal behavior. The ultimate goal is to teach you not just to speak Chinese, but to function successfully in Chinese culture using Mandarin—to present yourself as an intelligent person in Chinese culture using the Chinese language. You will learn to speak and perform correctly in a variety of social situations. In each setting you will learn how to perform in the Chinese language in a culturally appropriate way.
This course is appropriate for:
1) Students with no Chinese background. The course will assume that you have no exposure to Chinese language.
2) Students with one to two years of high school or college Chinese in courses that focus on reading and writing. This course focuses on oral proficiency. Some of our most successful students have come from Portland area high school Chinese programs.
3) College students, high school students (age 15 or higher), business people, and others are welcome to apply.
The SSRC Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop seeks to create a sustained network of advanced graduate students and faculty by providing the opportunity to give and receive critical feedback on dissertations in progress. The workshop is open to participants from all fields in the social sciences and humanities and from institutions throughout the US and Canada. Individual students lead discussions of their projects with mentor faculty and student peers from various disciplines to receive creative and critical input on improving their fieldwork plans or writing strategies. Based on narrative project descriptions submitted as part of the application packet, participants will prepare a synthetic essay incorporating all projects, from which broader methodological and thematic discussions will be developed and incorporated into the four-day agenda.
When: July 18-22, 2012
Where: Pacific Grove, CA - Asilomar Conference Center
Application Deadline: May 1, 2012
This year's mentor faculty include Suk-Young Kim (University of California, Santa Barbara), Katherine Moon (Wellesley College), Robert Oppenheim (University of Texas at Austin), and Jun Yoo (University of Hawaii at Manoa).
The workshop welcomes applications from students who have not yet begun fieldwork, who are currently in the field, and those who are in the process of writing their dissertations. In most cases, the SSRC will fully cover participants' travel, lodging and meals for the duration of the workshop. Limited funds are available for participants traveling from outside the United States. Funding for the program is provided by the Korea Foundation.
Eligibility and Application
A narrative description of the dissertation topic, short application form and a letter of recommendation from the student's primary advisor are required as part of the application.
Download the application here.
Dates: August 24-28, 2012
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Partnership University: National Chengchi University
Conference Theme: Challenges and Prospects: Envisioning Global Transformations
The transformation of Asia has been nothing short of extraordinary: its achievements in recent years would have been hard to imagine in past decades. Asia, with its diverse economic, demographic, and political systems, must now use its newfound voice to play a more prominent role in today's world.
The HPAIR 2012 Asia Conference seeks to bring together future and current leaders from around the world to engage in a five-day dialogue, addressing the events that have helped to shape the current status of Asia on the world stage. The conference will challenge its participants to think critically about questions surrounding Asia's future. In the wake of the recent global financial recession, what should Asia do to recover from and prevent similar meltdowns in the future? How should Asia respond to the threat of nuclear proliferation in North Korea and military instability in other parts of the world? How can Asian countries preserve their traditions while the pressures of globalization push them towards modernization? What roles should governments and businesses play in bridging the numerous expanding gaps found both between and within nations?
As we turn the corner on the first decade of the 21st century, the decisions made today will prove critical to the success of Asia tomorrow.
We invite scholars of all disciplines in Chinese Studies to submit proposals for papers, roundtables, and panels for the 54th Annual Conference of the AACS, hosted by the Georgia Institute of Technology. The program committee prefers proposals for complete panels, including a panel chair, 3-4 presenters of papers, and a discussant. The committee especially welcomes theme panels that help integrate the conference.
Examples of possible themes:
·“Challenges to Leadership and Succession in China and Taiwan”
· “Issues of Science and Technology in Greater China”
· “Cultural and Social Spillovers of Cross-Strait Economic Integration”
· “Social Change and the New Generation of Chinese”
The committee welcomes proposals for individual papers and will attempt to place the presenter on an appropriate panel. Too, the committee encourages proposals from graduate students; the AACS has initiated an award for the best graduate student paper at the conference. As in past years, proposals for roundtables featuring special events of broad significance, such as the 18th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, are invited. Overall, our goal is to construct a balanced program, including panels representing the humanities, the social sciences, education and business-related subjects.
The deadline for panel and roundtable proposals is April 13, 2012, and for individual papers May 1, 2012. Please send your proposal (including an abstract of 250 words) by e-mail to members of the program committee: Jerry McBeath (chair), email@example.com; Linda Chiang, firstname.lastname@example.org; and Ya-chen Chen, email@example.com.
The Korean Studies Advancement Center in Andong is seeking original academic papers in English on any aspect or topic related to Andong in terms of history, culture, society, philosophy, religion, folklore, literature, music, geography, or any other field of interest. Those who submit a paper by May 15, 2012 and are selected will be invited to the Andonghak (安東學, Andong Studies) International Conference to be held on June 25-26, 2012. This conference, which is being held to encourage scholars to conduct research on Andong-related topics, is open to anyone who is interested in Andong Studies.
Length of paper: more than 8,000 words
We request papers and contact information be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org (Dr. Jong Seok Kim, conference organizer) and email@example.com (Dr. Nam-lin Hur, conference coordinator).
Those who are invited will be offered full expenses including round-trip transportation to Andong in Korea, accommodation (4 nights at Andong Korean Studies Advancement Center) and meals, and a one-day guided tour of Andong on June 27.
Those who are invited will be notified by May 20, 2012. The Korean Studies Advancement Center expects to publish papers presented at the Conference in Andonghak yŏn’gu, volume 11 in December, 2012. The deadline of submission of papers for publication is July 30, 2012.
The 11th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities will be held from January 11th (Friday) to January 14th (Monday), 2013 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort in Honolulu, Hawaii. Honolulu is located on the island of Oahu. Oahu is often nicknamed "the gathering place". The 2013 Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities will once again be the gathering place for academicians and professionals from arts and humanities related fields from all over the world.
The main goal of the 2013 Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various arts and humanities related fields from all over the world to come together and learn from each other. An additional goal of the conference is to provide a place for academicians and professionals with cross-disciplinary interests related to arts and humanities to meet and interact with members inside and outside their own particular disciplines.
Information on the Call for Papers, Submission and Studies can be found here: http://www.hichumanities.org/cfp_artshumanities.php
The South Asia Center is launching a new series of teachers’ workshops to further in the education of South Asia and the pedagogical tools and resources needed for a curriculum which would implement this education, as well as in your own professional development. We are pleased to invite all teachers to our South Asia Teacher’s Workshop on “South Asia Literature and Its History as a Pedagogical Tool”. The workshop is for Middle and High School teachers in the Greater Philadelphia and Delaware Valley regions.
Date: Saturday, April 21, 2012
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Lectures by Penn Professors on classical and contemporary South Asian Literature, focusing on historical and post- colonial texts, aesthetics and literary theory
12:00 -1:00 pm: Lunch
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Practitioners and teachers share their curriculum and lesson plans, implementing South Asia Literature and Its History in the classroom, followed by entertainment and closing remarks.
For more information or questions, please contact Raili Roy, Assistant Director of the South Asia Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Global Exploration for Educators Organization (GEEO) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that runs summer professional development travel programs designed for teachers.
GEEO is offering 13 different travel programs for the summer of 2012: India/Nepal, Vietnam, Thailand/Laos/Cambodia, China, Russia/Mongolia/China, Turkey 8 day, Turkey 15 day, South Africa/Mozambique/Zimbabwe/Botswana, Morocco, Peru, Ecuador, The Galapagos Islands and Costa Rica. Space is limited!
Educators have the option to earn graduate school credit and professional development credit while seeing the world. The trips are 8 to 24 days in length and are designed and discounted to be interesting and affordable for teachers. GEEO provides teachers educational materials and the structure to help them bring their experiences into the classroom. The trips are open to all nationalities of K-12 and university educators and administrators, as well as retired educators. Educators are also permitted to bring along a non-educator guest.
Detailed information about each trip, including itineraries, costs, travel dates, and more can be found at www.geeo.org. GEEO can be reached 7 days a week, toll free at 1-877-600-0105 between 9AM-9PM EST.
When: May 8, 2012, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Ed Centre, 2101 Centre Avenue Reading, PA
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Lori E. Murray, President and CEO of World Affairs Council of America
Dr. Murray is a national security expert and a longstanding member of the board of directors of the World Affairs Forum in Stamford, CT. During the Clinton Administration, she served as assistant director for Multilateral Affairs of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. Dr. Murray’s congressional experience includes senior legislative assistant and national security policy for a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations
Closing Keynote Speaker: Yo Azama, the 2012 ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year
Yo Azama has taught Japanese at all levels at North Salinas High School in California. Azama has published widely in the field of language education and culture and has received many awards since beginning his teaching career 15 years ago.
Additional conference strands will include Wilson School District’s Global Academy model and an interactive World Quest session. Lunch is included in the conference cost.
Cost $45 - Berks County Schools; $60-out of county schools; $25-university students.
Please share the attached date-saver with your colleagues and staff. Registration is open in our "MyLearningPlan" online registration system at: www.berksiu.org, or click here.
- Under Quick Links select MyLearningPlan
- Scroll to Step 1 "Click here to view the catalog"
- Activities are listed by date
- Enter May 8 in date range or
- Enter "Asian" in search box to bring to the top of the list
- Clicking the title will give you full information
- Click the orange rectangle at the top - "Click to enroll"
- Proceed either as a new user or a registered user.
If you have any difficulties enrolling, please feel free to contact Beth Kozloski at 610-987-8489 or email@example.com for assistance. For conference questions please contact Susan Calvin, ASC Program Administrator at 610-987-8639 or firstname.lastname@example.org
World Savvy, an educational non profit, is currently accepting applications from high school youth and teachers from all disciplines for a FREE cultural exchange program to Bangladesh. It’s a nine-month program beginning in Fall 2012, with a month of travel to Bangladesh in winter 2012 (tentatively scheduled from Dec. 16, 2012-Jan. 11, 2013). We’ve found that the most effective way to find our talented cohort is through word of mouth, especially from teachers or mentors pointing out this opportunity to youth or peers who would be particularly well suited for this.
Anything you can do to help us spread the word about this program would be most appreciated! Please see the information below and on our website. Note that applicants must be from a 100 mile radius of New York City, San Francisco, or Minneapolis-St. Paul, must be U.S. citizens, and youth applicants must be between the ages of 15-17.
June 10 - 16, 2012 - University of Pennsylvania
To meet the demand for second-language educators who can incorporate business content into sound language education, the Penn Lauder CIBER Summer Institute trains educators in curriculum and lesson planning oriented toward professional content and contexts. The Summer Institute focuses on a learner-centered approach to business language instruction.
The Summer Institute is aimed at second-language educators with little business knowledge. Topics covered include: Business Fundamentals; Teaching Business Language Methodology; Curriculum Design Exercises.
The University of Pennsylvania is delighted to announce the sixth year of its summer STARTALK Penn High School Chinese Academy. The University of Pennsylvania’s STARTALK Penn High School Chinese Academy is an intensive Chinese language program that couples Penn’s internationally known Chinese language and studies programs with its extensive experience in intellectual development programs for high school students. For more information on how to apply, please visit our STARTALK website.
Summer 2012 Dates: July 2 - August 10, 2012
• Curriculum tracks in Intensive Beginning Chinese I and II
• Language instruction Monday through Friday
• Lectures on Chinese culture, literature, religion, history, and philosophy on Wednesdays
• One-on-one practice sessions with language teachers
• Language lab instruction in writing and website navigation
• After-school field trips and dance and martial arts demonstrations
Center for East Asian Studies