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Center For East Asian Studies Newsletter
2011 - 2012: Issue No. 5, October 7, 2011
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YEONG-KUANG GER, National Taiwan University & Control Yuan, Republic of China - "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?"
ROSELYN HSUEH, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Temple University - "China's Regulatory State: A New Strategy for Globalization"
NORIKO HORIGUCHI, University of Tennessee - "Women Adrift: The Literature of Japan's Imperial Body"
* 4th Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age - "Writing the East: History and New Technologies in the Study of Asian Manuscript Traditions"
* YOUNG MOK-KIM, Consul General of the Republic of Korea, New York
* PETER DUUS, William H. Bonsall Professor of Japanese History, Emeritus; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution - "Rediscovering America: Japanese Perspectives on the American Century"
* MARY GALLAGHER, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan - "Bottom-Up Implementation? Legal Mobilization as Law Enforcement in China"
* DONALD TREIMAN, Distinguished Professor of Sociology Emeritus at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and a Faculty Associate of UCLA’s California Center for Population Research - "The Determinants and Consequences of Hukou (Registration Status) Mobility in China"
* Foreign Policy Research Institute & Reserve Officers Association Conference - "Contested Terrain: China's Periphery and International Relations in Asia"
|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
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.
Program URL: http://www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship/basics.html
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
|Date:||Friday, October 14th, 2011|
|Time:||3:00 - 4:30 pm|
|Location:||Moore Building, Room 212 | 200 South 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104|
Are you interested in Japan? Are you interested in living in Japan and teaching English? If so, come to the informational meeting held at the University of Pennsylvania. The Japanese Consulate in New York will send two people to the Philadelphia area to provide information and to answer all the questions you might have about the program.
The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme invites university graduates from overseas to participate in international exchange and foreign language education throughout Japan. Established in 1987, the programme has earned a high reputation, both in Japan and overseas, for its efforts in youth and cultural exchanges, and has become one of the largest exchange programmes in the world. The programme offers university graduates the opportunity to serve in local government organizations as well as public and private primary, junior high and senior high schools.
|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.
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