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Center For East Asian Studies Newsletter
2011 - 2012: Issue No. 4, September 30, 2011
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* "Chinese Restaurants" - Film Screening with Speakers
* YONG CAI, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - "(Re)emergence of of Late Marriage in China"
|Date:||Monday, October 3, 2011|
|Location:||McNeil Building 103 | 3718 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104|
|Dr. Yong Cai is a social demographer who studies social change and social inequality from a demographic perspective, often with a strong empirical focus on China. He is currently working on several projects that examine China's fertility change in the context of emerging global low fertility, aiming at facilitating China to transit away from its "one-child" policy and the eventual return of reproductive freedom to Chinese people.|
|* Co-sponsored by CEAS Issues in Contemporary East Asia Colloquium Series, Penn Population Studies Center|
|Date:||Wednesday, October 5, 2011|
|Time:||6:00 pm - 8:00 pm|
|Location:||Meyerson Hall Lower Gallery | 210 S. 34th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104|
|An "object" is a work of architecture that is expressly designed for maximum isolation. While not exclusive to any particular architectural style, objects have been the organizing principle for many modernist and postmodernist works. Indeed, they might even be said to be the very strategy by which modernism succeeded in conquering the world. Why is objectification so widespread? In Anti-Object, Kengo Kuma argues it is because it shares the aims of the prevailing economic system. He suggests and illustrates his alternative to objectification through a discussion of the various stratagems of his work.|
|* Sponsored by PennDesign|
|Date:||Friday, October 14, 2011|
|Time:||11:30 am - 12:30 pm|
|Location:||Foreign Policy Research Institute | 1528 Walnut Street, Suite 610|
|*CEAS Issues in Contemporary East Asia Colloquium, co-sponsored with Foreign Policy Research Institute|
|Date:||Friday October 14 - Sunday October 16, 2011|
|Location:||University of Pennsylvania|
|Information:||Please visit the AACS Conference website for more information about the schedule and registration.|
|Note: This conference registration fee is waived for all Penn students|
|Date:||Monday, October 17, 2011|
|Location:||Meyerson Hall B3 | 210 South 34th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104|
Today in East Asia the continental and maritime alliance systems face each other, reviving a pattern of the 1950’s, though in a looser form. Balance of power changes rapidly in the region, primarily reflecting the steady rise of China. What is the impact of power shift on alliance configurations in East Asia? Traditional balance-of-power realism, power transition model, and strategic triangle theory point to different directions.
A synthetic model is designed to capture the dynamics of alliance shift in East Asia. Particular attention is paid to the rapprochement across the Taiwan Straits under the Ma Ying-jeou’s watch, one of the most dramatic changes of relations in the region. What is the essence of Ma’s new policy towards mainland China? What is the direction that it will take if power gravity continues to shift in China’s favor? To be more precise, is Taipei pursuing hedging, pivot-playing, or bandwagoning? Which role is a more accurate characterization of Taipei’s behavior? Is it sustainable?
|*CEAS Issues in Contemporary East Asia Colloquium, co-sponsored with Foreign Policy Research Institute|
|Date:||Friday, October 21, 2011|
|Location:||Stiteler Hall B21 | 208 S. 37th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104|
In her presentation at the CEAS Humanities Colloquium at Penn, Horiguchi will demonstrate how women’s actions and representations of women’s bodies redrew the border and expanded, rather than transcended, the empire of Japan.
Based on a chapter from her book, Women Adrift: The Literature of Japan’s Imperial Body (forthcoming from the University of Minnesota Press, December 2011), Horiguchi specifically analyzes the boundary-crossing writings of a prominent female author Hayashi Fumiko (1904–1951). In Hayashi’s writings—and in Naruse Mikio’s postwar film adaptations of Hayashi’s novels—Horiguchi reveals how women asserted their own agency by transgressing the borders of nation and gender. At the same time, we see how Hayashi’s work, conducted under various colonial conditions, ended up reinforcing Japanese nationalism, racialism, and imperial expansion. In her reappraisal of the paradoxical positions of Hayashi and her female characters, Horiguchi complicates narratives of Japanese empire and of women’s role in its expansion.
|*CEAS Humanities Colloquium|
|Date:||From now until November 12, 2011|
|Gallery Hours:||Monday-Friday, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Location:||New Leonard Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert Street), Drexel University|
|Date:||Thursday, October 6, 2011|
|Location:||106 McCormick Hall, Princeton University|
|Date:||Monday, October 10, 2011|
|Location:||106 McCormick Hall, Princeton University|
|Date:||Thursday, October 27, 2011|
|Time:||6:00 - 7:00 pm - Workshop
7:00 - 7:30 pm - Reception
|Location:||Bartley Hall #1010, Villanova University|
|Date:||Wednesday, November 9, 2011|
Opening of classroom at Berks County Intermediate Unit. This event includes opening remarks by a representative from the Chinese Embassy, and from from the director of the University of Pittsburgh Confucius Institute. This will be followed by student performances and an interactive Ribbon Dance performance by Nai Ni Chen dance company.7:30 pm
Performance by Colorful China. Colorful China, sponsored by World Artists Experience will be performing at Wilson High School in West Lawn. Sponsored by the Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China, this group showcases the ethnic minorities of the country.
|Location:||Berks County Intermediate Unit, Wilson High School in West Lawn|
All events are free and open to the public. For more information please contact Sue Calvin at email@example.com.
The Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University (CEAS) is seeking
applicants for the position of CEAS Programs Coordinator to perform high-level administrative services to support the mission and overall programming
operations of CEAS, including comprehensive coordination of events, student
grant competitions, CEAS postdoctoral associates and visiting scholars programs, and exchange programs with international universities; as well as the compilation of annual reporting and grant materials related to programming for CEAS stewardship activities. Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.
For more information and to apply for the position, please:
1. Go to: http://www.yale.edu/hronline/stars/application/
2. Click on "External Applicants" on the upper left-hand corner.
3. Click on "Search Openings."
4. In the blank space of "STARS Requisition Number," enter "13766BR."
The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) is currently conducting a search for a tenure-track assistant professor in Early Modern and/or Modern Japanese Literature.
Applications should be complete by November 4, 2011, as files will begin to reviewed on that date.
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:
East Asian Studies Center
1021 East Third Street
Memorial Hall West 207
Bloomington, IN 47405-7005
Michigan Journal of Asian Studies is a new journal at the University of Michigan, supported by the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, dedicated to publishing undergraduate and graduate work on the broad topic of Asia (East, Southeast, South, and Central). Asia is becoming the new frontier in the world, and we feel that although "Asia" is widely reported on in the news, often it is lumped into one mass, and its contours are not addressed adequately in scholarly journals. We would like to change that. We are currently accepting submissions for our first issue - our deadline is October 10th. This is a great opportunity for your students to be published in an academic journal on an area of the world that is rapidly growing in importance. Our submission guidelines can be found on our website: www.m-jas.org. All questions, comments, and submissions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACC Fulbright scholarships ($2000-$6000) and international travel funds ($600-$1400) are available for the upcoming spring term. The deadline for the ACC spring term is fast-approaching: October 15th. Any students who are interested in applying for the Spring term at ACC and are interested in a Fulbright scholarship or international travel funds, should contact the ACC office at email@example.com immediately.
The application forms for the spring term and for Fulbright scholarships are available at website, www.hamilton.edu/china.
The Alliance for Global Education is offering a special scholarship to study abroad in China during spring 2012. This $7,000 merit and need-based scholarship is open to all spring 2012 applicants to the Globalization Then and Now: Xi'an and the Silk Road program, hosted by Shaanxi Normal University.
Applicants must be accepted into the Xi’an program, demonstrate financial need, and show a vested interest in the specific coursework and experiential components of the program. Students from non-traditional majors or minority backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Scholarship applications for Xi'an must be submitted by November 1, 2011. For more information on the program visit http://www.allianceglobaled.org/china/xian/globalization-then-and-now.
Additional need-based scholarships of up to $4,500 are available to students who have been accepted into any Alliance program at our sites in Beijing, Shanghai, or Xi’an.
Please refer your students to http://www.allianceglobaled.org/finances/alliance-scholarships to apply and for more information on other financial aid opportunities.
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!
Title: Student-Faculty Fellows Program
Web Site: http://www.asianetwork.org/
Program URL: http://www.asianetwork.org/programs/freeman/2012sff/2012program.html
SYNOPSIS: The sponsor provides a summer fellowship program for student-faculty teams to encourage undergraduate research in Asia during the summer of 2012.
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, eligibility and selection criteria, and further information see www.blakemorefoundation.org
Deadline for Applications
· Postmarked by December 30, 2011
· Late March/early April 2012
Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
|Location:||Houston Hall, Griski Room|
|UVA Representative:||Emma Candelier, Associate Director of Graduate Recruiting|
The one-year degree is designed specifically for non-business majors and features tracks in either Financial Services or Marketing & Management, as well as a month of global immersion in Europe, China or Southeast Asia.
|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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 [email@example.com]
Dr. A. Maria Toyoda, Villanova University [firstname.lastname@example.org]
or sent to midatlanticAAS@gmail.com
To register for the conference, please go to the MAR/AAS conference website.
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.
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