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Penn Center For East Asian Studies Newsletter2011 - 12: Issue no. 3, September 16, 2011
The weekly CEAS Newsletter notifies East Asianists in our region of events and opportunities of interest. Notices appear under six headings:
If you have notices in these categories that you would like posted here, please
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This is Newsletter No. 3 of Academic Year 2011-2012. If you have information you would like us to distribute on our mailing lists, please send it to email@example.com.
STEPHEN MILLER, University of Massachusetts - Amherst - "Whose Michi is It Anyway?: The Road(s) to Buddhahood in the Heian Court Poetry" | part of the LaFleur Conference
UPDATED: The One Who is Really Lost: A Conference in Honor of William R. LaFleur - September 23-24, 2011
Schedule for Friday, 9/23/11
Schedule for Saturday, 9/24/11
Participants are scheduled to include: John Harding, University of Lethbridge, Eleanor Kerkham, University of Maryland at College Park, Jacqueline Stone, Princeton University, Edward Drott, University of Missouri; Gary Ebersole, University of Missouri-Kansas City; Denis Gainty, Georgia State University; Hank Glassman, Haverford College; Lewis Harrington, UPenn, Maki Isaka, University of Minnesota; John Lizza, Kutztown University; Rika Saito, Western Michigan University; Henry Smith, Columbia University, Justin McDaniel, UPenn
Please register by e-mailing the Center for East Asian Studies (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following information:
Note: Registration will be also available on-site for Saturday's conference
* YONG HUANG, Kutztown University - "The Patient-Centered Moral Relativism in the Zhuangzi"
* NORIKO HORIGUCHI, University of Tennessee - "Women Adrift: The Literature of Japan's Imperial Body"
* YEONG-KUANG GER, Control Yuan, Republic of China; National Taiwan University - "The Rise of China and Taiwan's Response: Implications for the United States"
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR CHINESE STUDIES - 53rd Annual Conference | hosted by University of Pennsylvania
WU YU-SHAN, Director and Distinguished Research Fellow, Institute of Political Science, Academia Sinica (Taipei) - "Power Transition in East Asia and Taipei’s Rapprochement with Beijing: Hedging, Pivot-playing, or Bandwagoning?"
|Date:||October 17, 2011|
|*CEAS Issues in Contemporary East Asia Colloquium, co-sponsored with Foreign Policy Research Institute|
|Date:||Sunday, September 18|
|Location:||West Pikeland Cultural Center
Art School Road
Chester Springs, PA 19425
KyoDaiko taiko drummers will rock West Pikeland with their heart-pounding, wall-shaking Japanese rhythms! Hear, feel and become a part of the excitement. If you’ve ever wanted to get up close and personal with taiko drumming, this is your chance!
KyoDaiko Drummers, a Philadelphia-based community taiko drumming group will perform a number of pieces demonstrating a variety of traditional Japanese drumming styles. This concert will include a talk back with the audience.
Date: Sunday, September 18th, 2011
Time: 6:45 pm
Location: Haverford Centennial Hall Performing Arts Center | 450 Lancaster Avenue, Haverford, PA 19041
Admission: $65 for JASGP Members and $75 for non-members
Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Location: FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF PHILADELPHIA |
10 Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1574
|Schedule:||3:30 pm - Registration|
|4:00 pm - Program (Keynote, Panel, Q&A)|
|5:30 pm - Networking & Cocktail Reception|
For decades, the US-Japan partnership has long been the centerpiece of Trans-Pacific commerce. But the sustained growth of other regional economies, most notably China, has changed its dynamics. This seminar will examine new challenges and opportunities of the changing paradigm in the region while addressing Japan's leadership role. It will also examine the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami that fundamentally changed the course of Japan's infrasturcture developments.
Mr. Kiichiro Sato, President of Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) New York who spent last three decades as a career officer of Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), speaks to these issues. Mr. Sato's presentation will be followed by Asia Pacific experts for a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Terry Cooke (PhD in Cultural Anthropology, UC Berkeley) and an audience Q&A session.
GUEST SPEAKER: KIICHIRO SATO (President, JETRO New York)
Kiichiro Sato is the president of JETRO New York. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Japan's prestigious Tokyo University. In 1980, he entered what is now known as Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI), the first of many positions that he has held within the Japanese government throughout his career.
Sato has served as the Consul of Japan in San Francisco, a position to which he was appointed in 1995. He has also served as Director or Director-General of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Division of Japan's Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, the Kansai Bureau of Economy, Trade, and Industry's General Coordination and Policy Planning Department, and the Chubu Bureau of Economy, Trade, and Industry, among others. His diverse career has given him many opportunities to engage himself in the constantly-evolving dynamics of international trade, economics, and commerce.
All events are free and open to the public. For more information please contact Sue Calvin at email@example.com.__________
|Date:||Thursday, October 27, 2011|
|Time:||6:00 - 7:00 pm - Workshop
7:00 - 7:30 pm - Reception
|Location:||Bartley Hall #1010, Villanova University|
The East Asian Studies Center at Indiana University invites applications for the position of Associate Director. This is a full-time, 12-month position reporting to the Center Director. The East Asian Studies Center has significant national presence as a U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center (NRC) in a consortium with the East Asian center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). It is also a coordinating site for the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA).
The Associate Director directs the Center’s day-to-day operations, supervises full- and part-time staff, provides regular reports to the Director on the status of programs and finances, and makes recommendations to the Director for program modifications and budget adjustments; manages the logistical, financial, and PR effort for all Center activities, ensuring compliance with university and sponsoring agencies’ regulations and policies; serves as a lead writer on grant proposals, including the NRC and NCTA grants; serves as the NCTA national co-director, represents IU at national NCTA meetings, and oversees NCTA programming; collaborates with faculty and staff in various campus units to strengthen the presence of East Asian studies and to promote internationalization in general; coordinates Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships; assists the Director in development efforts; oversees data collection; writes the Center’s biannual newsletter.
Qualifications: Successful candidates will have a Master’s degree in a relevant field (Ph.D. strongly preferred); administrative experience required; grant proposal writing experience preferred; high degree of initiative and ability to work in a multi-faceted Center facing frequent grant deadlines; excellent communication and organizational skills.
Application procedures: Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, contact information for three (3) references, and a letter of recommendation from a former supervisor that can attest to the candidate’s record as an organizational leader. Applications received by September 30, 2011 will be assured of consideration. To apply, please send materials to:Search Committee
|Date:||Thursday, September 29, 2011|
|Time:||6:00 - 7:00 pm|
|Location:||Bartley Hall #033, Villanova University|
For more information, please contact:
Masako Hamada, Ed.D. | firstname.lastname@example.org
Institute for Global Interdisciplinary Studies
HKU’s Department of Philosophy has an opening for an assistant professor of philosophy. The area of specialization for the post is not Chinese philosophy, but preference is likely to be given to candidates with competence in Chinese or Chinese-Western comparative philosophy in addition to another area. So people working in Chinese or comparative philosophy are strongly encouraged to apply.
The first paragraphs of the advertisement run as follows:
For more information, see http://www3.hku.hk/philodep/wiki/pmwiki.php?n=Job.201109
Applications are invited for appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy in the School of Humanities, from July 1, 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal. Appointees with demonstrated performance will be considered for tenure towards the end of the second three-year contract. Applicants should have a Ph.D. or equivalent in Philosophy by the date of appointment. Preferred area of specialization: Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Social Science, or Meta-Philosophy. Area of Competence: Open. Preference may be given to candidates who also work in Chinese or Comparative Chinese-Western philosophy.
Asiatic Research Institute, Korea University, seeks candidates for 3 non-tenure HK (Humanities Korea) Research Professorship positions in the fields of 1. East Asian Politics (International Politics, Political economy, National Defense) (1 Position), 2. Cultural Studies, Cultural Anthropology, Migration, and/or Multiculutralism (1 position), and 3. East Asian Philosophy or History (1 position). Candidates should have PhD at hand. No teaching duty. Salary ranges KRW 33,000,000~35,000,000 with other benefits. Application Form, Research Proposal (in relation to the research agenda of the institution: for this visit the website), 3 writing samples, official university/college transcript from each university/college attended, and a copy of PhD diploma should be sent by September 30 to the Office of Asiatic Research Institute (room #106), Korea University, Seongbuk-Gu, Anam-Dong, Seoul, Korea.
For more information about the HK Research Project, Asiatic Research Institute, the application procedure, as well as the application form, please visit asiaticresearch.org, or call at 82-2-3290-1604 (for Koreans) or at 82-2-3290-5247 (for Non-Koreans)
The United States Department of State is pleased to announce the scholarship competition for the 2012 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program for overseas intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical need foreign languages. CLS institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students. Students may apply for one language, and will be placed at institute sites based on language evaluations after selection.
Interested applicants should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website: www.clscholarship.org/applicants.htm. Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites, which can be found here: http://www.clscholarship.org/applicants.htm#prerequisites.
Students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, sciences, and humanities are encouraged to apply. While there is no service requirement attached to CLS Program awards, participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.
The CLS Program has planned outreach events at universities across the U.S. in fall 2011. Check out the CLS webpage or our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/CLScholarship, as we may be coming to your institution!
Sponsor: Social Science Research Council
Title: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship
Web Site: http://fellowships.ssrc.org
Program URL: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/jsps-fellowship/
SYNOPSIS: The sponsor provides recent PhD recipients and ABDs with opportunities to conduct research in Japan under the leadership of a host researcher. Fellows are encouraged to advance their own research and at the same time closely collaborate with young Japanese researchers and contribute to Japanese research communities.
Applications are welcome from all social science and humanities disciplines and need not be explicitly related to the study of Japan.
Deadline(s to apply): 12/01/2011
The Blakemore Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2012 Blakemore Freeman Fellowships and Blakemore Refresher Grants.
Blakemore language grants are awarded to individuals pursuing academic, business or other professional careers (e.g. science, medicine, law, engineering, journalism, the fine arts, public service) who would benefit from improved fluency in an East or Southeast Asian language.
Blakemore Freeman Fellowships fund a year of advanced language study at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama (IUC), the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing (IUP), the International Chinese Language Program at National Taiwan University in Taipei (ICLP), and similar programs in other countries of East and SE Asia. Where there is no structured advanced-level language program at an educational institution in the country, the grant may provide for the financing of private tutorials under terms set forth in the application instructions.
Blakemore Refresher Grants are shorter-term language grants restricted to former Blakemore Fellows, college professors, post-doctoral professionals and graduates of the academic year programs at the IUC, the IUP and the ICLP. The grants cover tuition and a stipend for related educational expenses, basic living costs and transportation, but do not include dependent expenses.
For application forms and further information see www.blakemorefoundation.org
Grants are highly competitive. Last year we were able to offer funding to less than 9% of applicants. Applicants will be judged on having:
Deadline for Applications
· Postmarked by December 30, 2011
· Late March/early April 2012
|Date:||Sunday, December 4th, 2011|
|Time:||12:00 - 4:30 pm|
|Location:||Bartley Hall Villanova University|
Date: Friday, October 21, 2011
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Frist Campus Center, Multipurpose Room, B Level, Princeton University
Directions: For directions to Princeton University, campus maps, and visitor parking:
Help your students understand the complexities of modern Asia:
In the 21st century, Asia has emerged as the fastest developing region of the world. Some facts:
• Two out of the three largest economies in the world, China and Japan, are in Asia. In addition, India and South Korea are major centers of technological innovation.
• China and India are two of the world’s major military powers.
• Asian countries represent major producers of nuclear power, for both military and civilian use.
• Asian crisis hotspots continue to command our attention - such as the persisting conflicts between India/Pakistan/Afghanistan, or between North and South Korea. Recent natural disasters - from Japan to Bangladesh, and Indonesia to China - have claimed hundreds of thousands of lives, and uprooted and displaced millions more.
Our focus is the “view from the bottom:”
How has modernization affected people living in these Asian societies?
How have rapid industrialization and urbanization impacted traditional cultural and religious values, social structures, and gender roles?
In addition to talks and discussions, the workshop program will include a choice of tours of the highlights of the Asian Collection in the Princeton Art Museum, or of a special exhibit by the Cotsen Collection of Princeton University’s Firestone Library, featuring children’s and youth literature, periodicals, and posters from 20th century Asia.
The registration fee of $15 includes Friday lunch and refreshments, workshop handouts, workshop participation certificate, and, if desired, free attendance of the following Mid-Atlantic Region Association of Asian Studies Conference on October 22-23 (excluding Saturday lunch and dinner).
For online workshop registration and further information on the MAR-AAS conference: http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc/maraas/
Alternatively, registration checks payable to MAR-AAS may be sent to:
Dr. A. Maria Toyoda
Interim Treasurer MAR/AAS
800 E. Lancaster Ave.
Villanova, PA 19085
On-site registration will be possible on the day of the event from 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Professional Development Credit:
Each participant will receive a certificate for 6 hours of professional development credit, meeting state requirements.
Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Lesley Solomon, Workshop Coordinator, at email@example.com.
The Teaching About Asia Workshop is part of the 40th Annual Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies October 21 - 23, 2011
October 22 - October 23, 2011 | Princeton University, Princeton NJ
Human Rights and Social Justice in Asia is the theme for the next MAR/AAS Conference, hosted by Princeton University.
Questions may be directed to the 2011 Program Co-Chairs:
Dr. Charles Desnoyers, LaSalle University [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Dr. A. Maria Toyoda, Villanova University [email@example.com]
or sent to midatlanticAAS@gmail.com
To register for the conference, please go to the MAR/AAS conference website.
November 3-4, 2011 | Lexington, Virginia
Take a fresh look at the relationships among the U.S., China, and nations in Sub-Saharan Africa. Join experts in exploring what drives current American and Chinese interests in Africa and how they can work individually and together for political stability and economic development.
Join top-tier experts for a two-day conference, 3 & 4 November, “The Eagle and the Dragon: Stability and Economic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa.” The meeting will take place at the Center for Leadership and Ethics, Virginia Military Institute (VMI) in Lexington, Virginia.
Lexington is a beautiful college town that features unique shops and dining, the Virginia Horse Center, and the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Located just three hours southwest of Washington, DC, Lexington is home to VMI and Washington & Lee University.
Don’t miss this opportunity to step outside the gridlock to network with colleagues in academia, government, business, and the military to take a fresh look at these important international relationships.
Registration is now open. Learn more about the conference here.
Graduate Student Symposium in East Asian Art
Saturday, 3 March 2012
101 McCormick Hall, Princeton University
9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Organized by the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art
Cosponsored by the Princeton University Art Museum
Keynote Speaker: Professor Donald F. McCallum, Department of Art History, UCLA Asuka Myths and Orthodoxies: Ikarugadera – Umayado no ōji – Hōryūji
Myths and orthodoxies have given rise to compelling beliefs and canonical lineages in the arts and art histories of East Asia. The narratives of myths and orthodoxies uphold certain “truths” at the expense of others and serve the needs of those who perpetuate them. But what kind of history becomes an “orthodoxy,” and what sort of story can we call a “myth”? How do these stories sustain their power, and when do they lose power? Who decides? How do visualized myths and orthodoxies shape what we believe? Do we believe the textual or the spoken more readily than the visual? Do visual materials help create, communicate, and maintain myths and orthodoxies in ways that text can never accomplish? How do the uses of “myth” and “orthodoxy” in discussions of historiography change our understanding of history and art history? Does identifying myths and orthodoxies tend to serve a revisionist purpose? When something is called a myth, is the validity of its message automatically called into question? How do orthodoxies remodel their self-evident “truths” as they progress through time?
We invite graduate students in East Asian art history and related fields to submit abstracts of 300–400 words for papers that will address myths and orthodoxies in their various forms. Please send your abstract with a copy of your curriculum vitae by Monday, 7 November 2011, to:
Michael Hatch and Mimi Chusid
Department of Art and Archaeology, McCormick Hall
Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544-1018
Center for East Asian Studies
University of Pennsylvania
642 Williams Hall
255 S. 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305
Tel: 215-573-4203; Fax: 215-573-2561