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Center For East Asian Studies Newsletter
2011 - 2012: Issue No. 7, October 21, 2011
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NORIKO HORIGUCHI, University of Tennessee - "Women Adrift: The Literature of Japan's Imperial Body"
** UPDATED ** YOUNG MOK-KIM, Consul General of the Republic of Korea, New York - "Emerging Asia: Challenges and Opportunities for the US"
** UPDATED ** 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"
Contemporary Chinese Art Exhibition Opening at TCNJ - October 26
Korean Painting, Hankookwah and Calligraphy: The Expression of Nonstop Silence - Art Exhibition open until October 30, 2011
** UPDATED ** 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.
|Date:||Wednesday, October 26, 2011|
|Time:||7:00 - 8:00 pm|
|Location:||Jon M. Huntsman Hall F92|
Join us for a brief information session about the Teach For China program. Partnered with Teach for America, Teach for China is a post-graduation teach abroad opportunity in rural China. The program aims to recruit highly qualified, highly motivated 2012 graduates who want to make a genuine impact on the lives of China's underprivileged rural children. Come to the Teach for China information session and learn how you can make a lasting difference in lives of thousands of Chinese students as well as your own.
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.
During the 2012-13 academic year, Harvard University’s Program on U.S.-Japan Relations will offer Advanced Research (postdoctoral) Fellowships for social scientists. Projects that focus on Japan or Japan's international role from a comparative, historical, or global perspective are welcome. Knowledge of the Japanese language is not required. Awards ($50,000) are for the academic year (September-May). Fellows are required to teach one undergraduate course, either in the fall or spring semester.
The application deadline is January 15, 2012. The application form and more details about the application process are available at: http://www.wcfia.harvard.edu/us-japan/application/postdoc_application.htm.
The Nathan and Jeanette Miller Center for Historical Studies and the University of Maryland Libraries invite applications for one grant to support research in the library’s Gordon W. Prange
Collection and East Asia Collection on topics related to the period of the Allied Occupation of Japan and its aftermath, 1945-1960. The grant must be used by October 31, 2012.
Support is provided to scholars and researchers involved in Japanese studies in the fields of the humanities and the social sciences to conduct research in Japan. The duration of the award is two to twelve months.
The sponsor will offer several postdoctoral fellowships in Japanese studies to recent PhDs of exceptional promise, to give them the opportunity to turn their dissertation into publishable manuscripts.
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
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 Wharton Asia Economic Review (WAER) is seeking submissions for our Fall 2011 issue. WAER is an undergraduate academic journal of the Wharton China Business Society at the University of Pennsylvania. WAER is committed to providing thoughtful analyses of how social, economic, political, and international changes affect business and commerce throughout Asia, and how Asia, in turn, affects the business world. Thus, we encourage any students who have written academic papers or theses related to social, economic, and political issues in Asia to submit them to WAER for possible publication.
This year, WAER is also expanding our scope of analysis to include not only formal academic papers, but also interest pieces, opinion editorials, or political cartoons. We believe that breadth is just as important as depth when it comes to analyzing economics in Asia.
Feel free to submit work that you think will contribute to a better understanding of the business dynamic in Asia. The deadline for submission is November 18, 2011. Submissions should be emailed as Word documents and citations should be formatted in the APA style. Please email any submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about WAER and to read our past issues, please visit http://www.whartonchina.com/journal/.
|Date:||Sunday, December 4th, 2011|
|Time:||12:00 - 4:30 pm|
|Location:||Bartley Hall Villanova University|
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
Organized by: the Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre, ISEAS, Singapore Location: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore
Dates: 28-29 June, 2012
Download the entire text of the Call for Papers here.
This 2-day conference will examine the following questions and problems that are germane to understanding the relationship between north and south: geographical terminology (e.g., China, Jiangnan, East Asia, the East Asian Heartland, the Extended East Asian Heartland, the Yellow River Valley, the Yangtze River Valley, Southern China, Lingnan); transmission of literary themes and genres; linguistic interactions; artistic and musical interplay; folkloristic motifs; trade and migration patterns; religious missions and pilgrims; etc. The timeframe of the conference covers from the earliest periods of interaction between the Yellow River Valley and the lands to the south up to the end of the Qing Dynasty (1911).
Paper proposals are invited from scholars engaged in any aspect of related studies. Proposals should be received by no later than 19 November 2011, and successful applicants will be informed of their acceptance by 10 December 2011. Proposals should include a title and a 400-word abstract, together with a short biography of the applicant.
Selected papers from the conference will be published in a volume edited by Victor H. Mair.
All participants will be provided with three nights accommodation in Singapore. Requests for assistance with airfares, especially from participants based in Asian countries, will be sympathetically considered.
Proposals should be directed to:
Imperial China and Its Southern Neighbours Conference
Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
(Please note the conference title in the Subject line of your email)
Victor H. Mair
|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