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  • U. of I. seniors among Boren Scholarships recipients

    EALC student Gabriel Wacks awarded prestigious Boren Scholarship to study in China

    Gabriel Wacks, an East Asian Languages and Cultures major, has been offered a $20,000 Boren Scholarship to support his academic year intensive Chinese language studies at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in China. Please visit the university's website to read the full news story: https://news.illinois.edu/view/6367/651522

  • Google's AlphaGo Challenges East Asian Intelligence, Again

    Go is an ancient Chinese board game extremely popular in China, Japan, and Korea. It is the most complex of all board games, the last line of defense of human mind against artificial intelligence. After the 4 to 1 Google DeepMind's AlphaGo defeat of the top South Korea Go player Lee Sedol last year, AlphaGo now takes on World No. 1 19-year-old Chinese phenom Ke Jie at the Future of Go Summit, 23-27 May 2017.

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  • [University of Birmingham] PhD scholarship: ‘Understanding cities in the premodern history of Northeast Asia, c. 200-1200’

    Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship funded by the AHRC research project ‘Understanding cities in the premodern history of Northeast Asia, c. 200-1200’.

    This is a PhD topic that is quite open to interpretation, using Chinese texts and archaeological evidence, and includes training in magnetometry with three years of fieldwork (spring-summer season). We'll consider candidates from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, including history, archaeology, Chinese studies.

    Candidates should submit an application for study via the UoB on-line system (http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/calgs/howtoapply/index.aspx) before 12 (noon) GMT on 4 March 2015. Applicants MUST also apply directly to Prof Standen (calpg-research@contacts.bham.ac.uk) by the same date, providing a covering letter, CV, research proposal (1000 words max.) and a writing sample (e.g. MA dissertation), to ensure that their applications are considered for this specific opportunity. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed on 16 March 2015.

    For more information, please see the attachement.

  • [eastlib] A job opportunity at the Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa Library

    The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Library seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented librarian to join a team of library and information professionals. Under the general direction of the Head of the Asia Department, the Librarian for Okinawan Studies will work collaboratively to lead in collection development and management of all materials in all formats related to Okinawan studies, provide research assistance, and library instruction. In addition, the librarian will liaise with the Center for Okinawan Studies (COS) and the Center for Japanese Studies (CJS) to initiate national and international resource sharing collaborations, international symposia, rare materials preservation, restoration and digitization, web site development, and fundraising and outreach with the Okinawan community.

    For more information, please visit:
    http://library.manoa.hawaii.edu/about/jobs.html#okinawan

  • [Japanese Consulate] Japan Foundation Japanese Language Grants for FY2015

    The Japan Information Center at the Consulate-General of Japan is happy to announce that the Japan Foundation in Los Angeles has opened its application process for the following 2015 Japanese language grant programs (http://www.jflalc.org/grants-jle.html):

     

    • Japanese Language Learners Event Grant (due 3/1, 9/1)
    • Japanese Teaching Material Purchase Grant (due 3/15, 9/15)
    • Salary Assistance Grant for Japanese Language Courses (due 4/10)
    • Japanese Language Education Project Grant (rolling deadline)

     

    Please read each description below and visit websites (in English) for more information. Questions should be directed to the Japan Foundation LA office (language@jflalc.org).

    If you do not wish to receive further email announcements from the Consulate, please contact us at jic@cg.mofa.go.jp to let us know.

    Thank you.


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    (1) 日本語学習奨励イベントグラント Japanese-Language Learners Event Grant

    http://www.jflalc.org/grants-jle-contest.html

    学習者が日頃の成果を発表できる各種イベント(スピーチコンテスト、エッセイコンテスト、クイズ大会、寸劇等)に対する助成支援。2015/4/1~2016/3/31に実施されるイベントが対象。

    ① 申請上限額: 600ドル

    ② 対象費目:賞品購入費、会場/機材借料、審査員招聘費、フライヤー/プログラム等関連資料作成費

    ③ 申請締切(年2回): 2015年3月1日と 2015年9月1日

     

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    (2) 日本語教材購入グラント Japanese Teaching Material Purchase Grant

    http://www.jflalc.org/grants-jle-materials.html

    日本語講座で使用する各種教材の購入(教科書、副教材、視聴覚教材、辞書、教師用指導書など)の助成支援。

    ① 申請上限額: 1,000ドル

    ② 申請締切(年2回): 2015年3月15日 と 2015年9月15日

     

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    (3) 日本語講師給与グラント Salary Assistance Grant for Japanese-Language Courses

    http://www.jflalc.org/grants-jle-courses.html

    日本語プログラムの新規立上げ、或いは既存プログラムの拡充または存続に向けて一時的な財政難に陥っている場合(近い将来自助独立の見通しのあるものに限り)、日本語講師の雇用経費(給与および社会保障経費)の一部を助成。

    ① 申請上限額:  30,000ドル

    ② 助成対象期間: 1年間(2015-2016 School Year)

    ③ 申請締切(年1回):2015年4月10日

    申請機関において基金の助成支援が終了した後も継続して日本語教育を行うこと(日本語講師のポジションを保持すること)が前提。申請にあたっては、学校区の教育長や校長、あるいは学長等(日本語プログラムの存続の決定権を有する者)からのプログラム存続に関するコミットメントレターの提出を勧奨する。

      申請理由が「新規プログラムの立ち上げ」である場合のみ、申請時点で2年間の助成支援のリクエストが可能。ただし、単一年度の予算で運営している為、1年目の審査時に2年間の助成額まで確約するわけではなく(自動更新とはせず)、1年目の「中間報告書」と、2年目の「申請書(予算計画)」を確認した上で2年目の継続可否を決定する。

     

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    (4) 日本語教育プロジェクトグラント Japanese-Language Education Project Grant

    http://www.jflalc.org/grants-jle-language.html

    全米あるいは地域レベルでの日本語教育促進プロジェクト(日本語教師向けのワークショップ/カンファレンス/セミナー、日本語教育アドボカシー、日本語教育促進に繋がる調査・リサーチなど)に対する助成支援。

    ① 申請上限額: 3,000ドル

    教師向けワークショップ/カンファレンス/セミナーに関しては、「参加者に対して教師養成の単位・クレジット・修了証(免許更新に活用できるもの)を提供できる」または「アーティキュレーション強化を主目的として実施する」という場合、申請上限額は3000ドルとするが、それに該当しない場合、申請上限額は1000ドル。

    ② 助成対象費目: ワークショップ/カンファレンス/セミナーの場合は、ゲスト講師の招聘費、会場・機材借料、ハンドアウト・プログラム・フライヤー等の関連資料作成費、参加者の教師養成クレジット申請料など。それ以外の自由企画型(アドボカシー、リサーチ・調査など)の場合は、プロジェクトのタイプによって適宜調整。

    ③ 申請締切:プロジェクト開始日の2カ月前

  • [MEXT Scholarships] Japanese Studies applications now available

    The Japan Information Center is pleased to announce that applications for the 2015 MEXT Japanese Studies Scholarship are now available. This scholarship offers current undergraduate students majoring in Japanese Language, Japanese Literature, Japanese Studies, or Japanese Culture an opportunity to deepen their understandings through academic study at one of several universities in Japan.

    Applications, Guidelines, and an FAQ are currently available online at our MEXT Scholarship website under the "Japanese Studies" header: http://www.chicago.us.emb-japan.go.jp/JIC/monbusho.html. Applications are due on Friday, February 27th. Those who pass the initial application screening will be asked to sit for an interview and Japanese language exam on Monday, March 16th. Final selection will come from MEXT in June, with scholarship recipients departing for Japan in September this year.

    We would appreciate it if you could pass this information along to your students and colleagues. For more information, please see our MEXT Scholarship website, or the Study in Japan website (http://www.studyjapan.go.jp/en/).

  • [JETRO Chicago/LaSalle St. Investment Advisors] Talk on Japanese Markets

    February 23rd, Drew Edwards will give a talk on the Japanese stock market from an institutional investor's perspective. Drew is the lead portfolio manager on a Japan-only investment strategy based in Chicago. Besides being one of the very few globally, Drew is one of the very who has done so and consistently well over the decades.

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    Date: Monday, February 23rd, 2015
    Time: 6:00-7:00 PM (Registration begins at 5:30 PM)
    Venue: 33 N. LaSalle St., 4F, Chicago, IL 60602
    Sponsors: LaSalle St. Investment Advisors, LLC, Japan America Society of Chicago
    Registration: Via e-mail to InvestinJapaneseStocks@gmail.com 
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    If you can attend, please kind indicate your interest by e-mail to InvestinJapaneseStocks@gmail.com.

    Unfortunately attendance is somewhat limited (we have room for 30). So please kindly respond as soon as possible.

    Although there is no entrance fee (the Japan America Society, JETRO Chicago, and LaSalle St. Investment Advisors are co-sponsors), we would ask that you consider a donation (and/or membership) to the Japan America Society of Chicago.

    Needless to say, if you have any questions on the subject matter, the talk, and/or are more interested in a one-on-one discussion, please kindly e-mail to David Baeckelandt (debendevan@hotmail.com).

    For more information, please see the attached flyer. In the meantime thank you for considering this request.

  • [TECO] Mosaic Taiwan 2015

    We are delighted to inform you that TECO in Chicago is once again working with the Republic of China (Taiwan) Ministry of Foreign Affairs to organize the Mosaic Taiwan 2015, a fellowship exchange program for emerging U.S. leaders to visit Taiwan in mid-June and gain firsthand experience of a vibrant Asian democracy where traditional Chinese culture has prospered.

    Mosaic Taiwan 2015 runs from June 14 - July 4, 2015. The program is truly immersive, with home stays and community service activities rounding out tours, team-building and leadership development exercises, workshops, lectures and dialogues. Mosaic Taiwan fellows will have the opportunity to explore the beauty of Taiwan’s natural environment and to better understand its culture and society through exchanges with local leaders from various fields. Taiwan’s own young leaders will gain as well from the exchange of views with their overseas counterparts.

    The fellowship program is open only to U.S. citizens ages 20 to 35 years old. Our ideal candidates are high-achieving young people with a genuine interest in global affairs and a personal commitment to excellence – precisely the kind of young people fostered by your university. Round-trip tickets, food and lodging are covered by sponsors

    The application deadline is February 21, 2015 via email to application@mosaictaiwan.net. Interviews will be conducted by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the U.S. or the relevant Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO). For the Midwest states that office is the TECO in Chicago Office. An application form and information are attached. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Wayne Wang at wnwang@tecochicago.org. For more information, please visit www.mosaictaiwan.net.

  • [MCAA Conference] CALL FOR PAPERS

    The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Washington University in St. Louis is pleased to host the 64th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, October 16-18, 2015. The MCAA seeks to promote Asian studies both at the university and the secondary and primary levels and particularly to encourage scholarly interchange between Asianists located in the Midwest, though scholars from all regions are invited to participate.

    Proposals are solicited for panels, roundtables, individual papers, posters, and “diamond presentations” in all fields dealing with East, South, and Southeast Asia, the Asian Diaspora, and topical and comparative panels. Faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students, as well as independent Asianists, are encouraged to participate and attend.

    Proposals are due May 31, 2015.Reviews of proposals will begin in June, and you will be contacted of the results by August 1, 2015, if not sooner. Persons presenting papers must be members of MCAA and should pre-register by August 31, 2015.

    The MCAA also awards a number of student prizes at the graduate and undergraduate level. More information about the deadlines for these prizes will be posted soon. Please keep an eye on the website.

    For details on how to submit a proposal and for additional information about this meeting, please visit the 64th Annual MCAA website: http://ealc.wustl.edu/mcaa

  • IIE China Fellowship - Deadline Extended to Feb 12

    Greetings from IIE! 

    IIE is happy to announce that the application deadline for the Confucius China Studies Program Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship has been extended to Thursday, February 12, 2015 for awards beginning in the fall of 2015. The CCSP Fellowship provides generous funding for doctoral students in the Arts, Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences who are specializing in the study of China. Awards range from a minimum of 6 months to up to 2 years. 

     

    The Fellowship is open to both U.S. citizens and international students (although citizens of China will not be eligible.) 

    The CCSP Fellowship includes: 

    •             An annual living stipend of 80,000 RMB (approximately 13,000 USD)

    •             Host university tuition

    •             Reimbursement for the cost of roundtrip, economy class airfare

    •             Insurance coverage

    •             Pre-departure orientation at IIE’s headquarters in New York

    •             An annual research stipend (20,000 RMB, approximately 3,200 USD)

    •             Airfare coverage for a research visit to China by the recipient’s home university advisor. 

    60 awards will be available in 2015, and so we hope that you will pass along this information as appropriate to your students and colleagues. More information can be found on our website at http://www.iie.org/ccsp. 

  • [iCU sessions Spring 2015] Intercultural Dialogue Series

    Individual stories by international students shared in small groups to provide opportunities for the domestic and international students to engage in meaningful interaction
    Starting from Feb. 4 to Apr. 29, every Wednesday night from 6:30 – 7:30pm, join us to:

    - Ride the Korean wave & discover famous places to go in Korea
    - Try making Kimbap, the popular Korean picnic food
    - Pick up shopping strategies & learn about special occasions in the life of Chinese
    - Get hands-on experience in Chinese art
    - Interact with Singaporean students to learn about study abroad in Singapore
    - Explore the culture and customs of Ecuador
    - Win prizes and giveaways, theme dinner meal and field trip tickets!

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    Date: Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
    Time: 6:30-7:30 PM
    Place: 1210 W. Nevada St., Urbana, IL
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    For more information about the first session 'Korean Wave', Please see the attached flyer.

  • Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship - Abroad

    The Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies would like to draw your attention to the following fellowship opportunity:

    Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship - Abroad


    The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is now sponsoring a competitive Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship for undergraduate students at UI who will be conducting research abroad. This initiative is meant to provide undergraduate students with funds designed to subsidize travel and housing costs associated with their research. More specific information about eligibility requirements, funding restrictions and how to apply are found in the attached document.

    To apply, go to: http://go.illinois.edu/surfabroad2015

    Deadline for applications is January 30, 2015 and winners will be notified by February 13, 2015. 

    Any questions may be addressed to ugresearch@illinois.edu.

    Please see attachment for more details.

  • EALC Speaker Series: Angry Goddesses and Feminist Fairytales: Kirino Natsuo’s Kojiki Sequel

    EALC Speaker Series:

    Angry Goddesses and Feminist Fairytales: Kirino Natsuo’s Kojiki Sequel

     

    Speaker: Rebecca Copeland, Professor of Japanese Literature at Washington University in St. Louis
    Time: January 30, Friday, 3 p.m.
    Place: will be announced soon


    "Angry Goddesses and Feminist Fairytales: Kirino Natsuo’s Kojiki Sequel"

    (Abstract) In her creative re-telling of the Izanami-Izanagi myth sequence, Kirino Natsuo picks up where the Kojiki leaves off, inventing an afterlife for the female-goddess Izanami. Sealed forever in Yomi, the Japanese source texts have very little more to say about Izanami. Rather, attention shifts to Izanagi and his offspring. But what, Kirino wonders, becomes of the goddess and her parting pledge to take a 1000 lives a day from the world of the living? Why is it that only the female deity is consigned to the realm of death, while her male consort, free to travel, goes on to produce the deities who will shape the imperial line? And finally, how does the positioning of the female deity predict the status of real-world women? In Joshinki (The Goddess Chronicle), her 2008 sequel to the Kojiki, Kirino explores not only the psychology of Japan’s primal female, but the way depictions of her have influenced her mortal progeny. This paper will briefly situate The Goddess Chronicle alongside Kirino’s more realistic fiction, explore the way Izanami has been received over time, and provide a general overview of feminist approaches to myth retellings.

    Please see the attached file for more information.

  • The Black Death and Beyond : New Research at the Intersection of Science and the Humanities

    The Program in Medieval Studies and The Unit for Criticism & Interpretive Theory would like to introduce a campus-wide discussion of Pandemic Disease in the Medieval World: Rethinking the Black Death (ed. Monica H. Green), the inaugural issue of The Medieval Globe, a new journal from the University of Illinois.

    Time: Thursday, January 29, 7:30 p.m.
    Place: Knight Auditorium (Spurlock Museum)
    Special Guest: Robert Hymes (Columbia, a contributor to Pandemic Disease in the Medieval World)

    For more information, please see the details in the flyer attached.

  • Middlebury Language Schools Fellowships Available (Summer 2015)

    The Middlebury Language Schools are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Kathryn Davis Fellows for Peace scholarships.
     
    Every summer since 2007, Fellows for Peace has brought 100 aspiring and experienced peacemakers to the Middlebury Language Schools to help develop their linguistic and cultural fluency.
    The Davis scholarships are merit-based and intended for exceptionally qualified individuals with demonstrated interest or experience in international, global, or area studies; international politics and economics; peace and security studies; or conflict resolution.   
     
    The Fellowships cover 100 percent of tuition, room, and board for one summer of language study at any level, from beginner to graduate, in any of the eleven languages  we offer. 
    Individuals in other fields are also encouraged to apply if their field of expertise requires proficiency in one of the  languages we teach. The application deadline is January 15, 2015. For more information, please contact us
  • Career Opportunities in Hong Kong - Door to the Greater China Region/Asian countries

    Greetings from Foundation Global Education. We are an independent education consultancy (IECA) based in Hong Kong helping families from the Greater China region and other Asian countries seek overseas boarding school and university education in the USA, UK, Canada, and Switzerland. Our team of professional counselors is among the most prominent in the region and has been serving Asian families from 45 cities across 15 countries.
     
    Education Counselor
     
    With the expansion of our work, we would like to recruit a few qualified candidates for the position of Education Counselor to guide our affluent clients in education planning and overseas study application. This post best suits those individuals with a deep desire to understand Asia and personally experience the pace in this dynamic region. Those majoring in various forms of international studies (international relations, international business, international education, Asian studies, etc.) should find the experience most rewarding. Prior boarding school background will be particularly relevant. Fluency in a local language (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indonesian/Malay, Vietnamese) is highly preferred but not required. Frequent travel is expected.
     
    Please find attached the details of this position and its application process for your review and kindly forward this job opening to your departmental office for central posting or to your fellow associates for their forwarding to their students respectively. This opportunity extends to any recent graduates of your department and those who are soon graduating next summer (Class of 2015). Both bachelor and master degree candidates are welcome to apply.
     
    Hong Kong is strategically located at the heart of Asia and well known for its economic vibrance and cultural diversity. We encourage all candidates with an international focus to consider starting their career in Asia’s most international metropolis.
     
    Please see the attachment for details.
  • Spring RAship Opportunity at Personal and Professional Development (PPD) Program, LAS

    25 or 50% Research Assistantship for SPRING 2015
    College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Personal and Professional Development (PPD) Program

     

    The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) Student Academic Affairs Office is developing a Personal and Professional Development (PPD) Program for LAS Undergraduate students. The goal of the program is to work with students across their curricular and co-curricular activities to: 1) develop awareness and skill in competencies both for the work environment and for productive civic engagement, and 2) reinforce the core values of a liberal education to bring to light the current gap areas and preferences identified by employers. We seek a research assistant for the Spring 2015 term to assist us in the development of this program. There is a possibility of renewal.

    Applicant must be enrolled in a Master¹s or Doctoral program. The position requires excellent interpersonal skills, organizational skills, and ability to work independently. Preferred qualifications: experience in program coordination, research background in Higher Education and/or Student Affairs, program coordination experience, understanding of curriculum development, ability to develop and maintain connections with faculty, staff and other professionals across campus, experience working with undergraduates.

    Responsibilities:

    • Conduct research related to various aspects of the program (e.g. e-portfolios; pre- and post-experiential course; mindfulness; workshop topics; case competition). This includes pulling from recent literature, as related to the topic, as well as comparing activities among peer institutions.
    • Coordinate and attend meetings of working groups. We have developed a few working groups that include academic advisors, student affairs personnel and faculty. The RA will need to coordinate and attend these meetings to track their progress and follow up on any assigned action items.
    • Assist the Chair of the PPD committee in duties as needed.

    To apply or for questions, please email a CV or Resume and a Letter of Interest to Nicole Lamers (lamers@illinois.edu), by December 1st, 2014.

  • 2015 THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE - Call for papers

    THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
    April 10-11, 2015

    NEW SPACES OF TRANSLATION
    Keynote Address by Gayatri Spivak (University Professor, Columbia University)
    “Lessons Learned on the Way to Translation”

     

    Please submit 500-word abstracts for paper and panel proposals by December 15, 2014 to Elizabeth Lowe (elowe@illinois.edu).
    Please include full information on the speakers (Name, Institutional Affiliation, email address)
    Notification of acceptance will be sent out by January 15, 2015


    For more information, please see the attached document.

  • FBI - On-Campus Recruiting and Information Session

    Time: INFORMATION SESSION - NOVEMBER 17TH,  5:00-6:00 P.M.
             INTERVIEWS - NOVEMBER 18TH, 9:00AM-5:00 P.M.

    Place: Career Center Interview Suite 213, 616 E. Green Street

     

    The FBI is currently seeking talented and diverse candidates who are interested in joining the FBI to be hired through its Collegiate Recruitment Program.  The FBI will be on-campus November 17th and 18th to recruit highly motivated graduating seniors, recent graduates, and veterans for entry level positions (GS 7/9 level). These positions exist in many areas of the FBI, including counterterrorism, finance, human resources, management, analysis, and security.  Visit I-Link <http://i-link-illinois-csm.symplicity.com/students/>  now for more details and to apply for an on-campus interview.  Resumes must be submitted by Monday, November 10th. 

    The FBI will also be hosting an Information Session on Wednesday, November 17th at 5pm at The Career Center Interview Suite 213 at 616 E. Green Street.  At the session, you will learn about the FBI’s mission and rewarding career opportunities. The FBI may also conduct limited interviews for entry level positions and make on-the spot job offers to qualified candidates at this event.  US Citizens only.  Please visit I-Link <http://i-link-illinois-csm.symplicity.com/students/>  for further details.

    Please see the attached files for more information: FBI Collegiate Recruitment Program / Collegiate Hiring Event at UIUC

  • 2015 JET Program (Submission until Fri, Nov. 14, 2014)

    The JET (Japan Exchange & Teaching) Program Office under the Embassy of Japan is pleased to announce that applications for the 2015 JET Program are now available at this website: http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/JET/.

    The deadline is Friday, November 14th. 

    For more information about applying to the JET program, please visit the JET program homepage.

  • Congratulations to Nancy Abelmann (The Im Seok Chae Award for 2014)

    Please join the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies in congratulating Nancy Abelmann, whose book “사회이동과 계급, 그 멜로드라마”, a translation of her 2003 monograph "The melodrama of mobility: women, talk, and class in contemporary South Korea", has been selected for the Im Seok Chae Award for 2014.  The award will be presented at the annual meeting of the Korean Society for Cultural Anthropology later this month.  Congratulations, Nancy!

  • [Japanese Consulate] Career Guidance for Japanese Students

    The Consulate General of Japan at Chicago will host a career guidance event for Japanese students (not Japanese language students).

     

    国際機関キャリアガイダンス~国際機関で働くには~

     

    11月5日(水)、外務省から担当者がシカゴを訪問し、以下のとおり就職ガイダンスを行います。

    国際機関への就職に関心をお持ちの方は、キャリア形成や就職に関する具体的な情報などを得られる

    良い機会ですので、是非ともご参加ください。(日本人対象、無料、要事前申し込み)

     

    ●日時: 2014年11月5日(水)16:45開場 17:00-18:30

    ●場所: 在シカゴ日本国総領事館内 広報文化センター

        Japan Information Center, Consulate General of Japan in Chicago

        Olympia Centre, Suite 1000 (10th floor)

        737 North Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611

        ※入り口は Chicago Ave.沿いにありますのでご注意ください。

    ●講師: 外務省国際機関人事センター 職員

    ●対象: 国際機関に関心のある日本人の方

     

    【ご登録先】

    11月3日までにメールでお申し込みください。E-mail: jinji-center@mofa.go.jp

  • Building State Capacity in China and Beyond (Oct 17-18, 2014)

    This conference brings together scholars who study China and regions beyond China to examine the central issue of state capacity building in the developing world. What are some new dimensions of state capacity building broadly in the twenty-first century and specifically in China, as the country ascends to a middle-income status? How do changes in political and bureaucratic structures influence economic development and vice-versa? How will growing corruption, expansion of law, and new methods of communication affect state power? How is the Chinese state adapting to new challenges of governance? Can existing theories of state building explain problems in China? In turn, how can China’s reform experience challenge and inform our understanding of state building in the developing world?

    For more information, please visit the conference homepage.

  • Conference on "History of Non-book Publishing in China, Tang (6 18-907) through Qing ( 1644- 1911)"

    An International Conference titled "History of Non-book Publishing in China, Tang  (618-907) through  Qing  (1644- 1911)" will be held on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26-27, in Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building.

    The conference is jointly hosted by the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, and the Institute of Palace Studies, Beijing.  It is the first meeting of the conference, "Reading without Books: Experiences of Print in Everyday Life in Imperial China."

    The organizers are Professor Kai-wing Chow, EALC and History, and Charles D. Wright, English and Medieval Studies. Sponsors include the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures; the School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics; the Program in Medieval Studies; the Graduate School of Library and Information Science; the Confucius Institute; the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies; the Center for Advanced Study; and the Department of History.

    Please see the Conference Schedule here.

  • Greetings from Beijing Normal University (BNU) and scholarships for MA and PhD program in comparative education

    Dear friends and colleagues,

    Greetings from Beijing Normal University!

    With a great success from 2011-2013, the Institute of International and Comparative Education, Beijing Normal University continues to offer the International MA & PhD programs in Educational Leadership and Policy (Comparative Education) for international students, in collaboration with the Institute of International Education, Stockholm University. Applications for 2014 are now available!

     

    Master Program

    The Master Program is a 2-year program, modeled on the core-course system of theInstitute of International Education, Stockholm University, which has been proved to be effective for over 30 years. It allows students to fully develop their academic capacities and provides students with qualifications, skills and competencies to apply for Ph.D. programs in comparative education at Beijing Normal University and elsewhere.

    This program will enroll 25 international students for 2014 with generous financial support from the Chinese Government. Around the top 40% of the international students from other countries will be awarded a full Chinese Government Scholarship based on candidates' academic excellence covering their tuition fees and living expenses for two years. (Students from America and Russia will be awarded a full Chinese Government Scholarship thanks to the diplomatic fruits)

     

    PhD Program

    The PhD Program is a 3-year program, and students should complete their courses within 3 years. Graduation cannot be postponed or deferred and scholarships cannot be extended or increased. Suspension of study (and of the scholarship) will be offered according to relevant regulations only if a candidate has exceptional circumstances which prevent continuation of study, such as health problems. The suspension shall not be longer than 1 year.

    The PHD program will enroll 6-8 international students for 2014 and around the 3-4 will be awarded a full Chinese Government Scholarship based on candidates' academic excellence covering their tuition fees and living expenses for three years. (Students from America and Russia will be awarded a full Chinese Government Scholarship)

    But please notice that the DEADLINE FOR CHINESE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP is Mar. 1st. 2014 and applicants’ materials should arrive at Office of International Students & Scholars Affairs, Beijing Normal University before that date.

    Besides, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, admission decisions will be made as soon as the review process is complete. Therefore, the earlier applicants send their materials, the more possibilities they could get full scholarship.

    For more information about the programs, please visit:  www.compe.cn and http://fe.english.bnu.edu.cn/international_programs/overview1/index.htm

     

    For application affairs, please contact:

    HAN Ruilian

    Email: hanruilian@bnu.edu.cn

    Tel. +86 (10) 58800309   Fax. +86 (10) 58800823

     

    For administrative and academic affairs, please contact:

    LIU Min

    Email: intlmaedu@bnu.edu.cn

    Tel. +86 (10) 58804218    Fax. +86 (10) 58800597

     

    Best!

     

    Yours,

    LIU Baocun

    Professor and Director

    Institute of International and Comparative Education

    Beijing Normal University

     No.19 Xin Jiekou Wai Street

    Beijing, 100875, P.R.China

    Phone (86)10-5880-8309

    Fax   (86)10-5880-0597

    Email. liubaocun@bnu.edu.cn