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  • International Conference of NextGen Korean Studies Scholars (NEKST)

    International Conference of

    NextGen Korean Studies Scholars (NEKST)

    May 17-18, 2013 • Ann Arbor, MI

     

    2013 Conference Theme:

    Translating Value and the Value of Translation

     

    This conference invites graduate students within Korean Studies across the humanities and social sciences to participate in the International Conference of NextGen Korean Studies Scholars (NEKST) at the University of Michigan. This year’s conference has a theme, “Translating Value and the Value of Translation”; however, papers submitted do not have to adhere to the theme as long as they are on the topic of Korea.

     

    The 2013 theme explores the topic of translation writ large. Works of translation inherently cross languages, borders, and audiences. As translation is produced for and consumed within new markets and new political contexts, new issues arise beyond the literal or semantic. Thus, the value of translation and the translation of value present both challenges and opportunities for the future of Korean Studies. Moreover, as Korean Studies moves away from an isolated area-based field and into the next generation of Korean Studies in which scholars apply the tools of myriad disciplines to evaluate the unique case of Korea, translation transcends the mere rendering of one language from another. Translation may represent different disciplinary lenses through which Korea can be examined, and how scholars of Korean Studies may move between these lenses to make sense of the pieces, the facets, and the whole of Korea.

     

    This conference welcomes student submissions that address, but need not be limited to, the following questions: What value does translation have within Korean studies? How do scholars and translators communicate value across linguistic, cultural, ideological, or historical boundaries? What strategies can we use to translate different life-worlds and histories ethically? What is at risk and what is to be gained translating into and out of hegemonic languages? How can existing values be translated and what new values does translation create? How do Korean Studies scholars translate across methodologies, disciplines, and genres? Any methodologies or disciplinary traditions are welcome for submission, as well as those that deviate from the conference theme if the proposed paper topic is specific to Korea.

     

    About:

    The NEKST Conference is sponsored by the Nam Center for Korean Studies, University of Michigan, and the College of Humanities, Seoul National University. The conference organizing committee is chaired jointly by the Korean Studies Graduate Working Group at the University of Michigan and the Woosong Korean Studies Graduate Fellows at Seoul National University.

     

    Information:

    Abstracts of 250 words or less must be received Monday, April 8, 2013 via email to nekst2013@umich.edu. Notifications will be sent Thursday, April 18, 2013. Completed papers will be due by May 10, 2013. Meals and accommodation will be provided to all presenters during the conference. Limited travel grants may be available to accepted speakers by application.

  • 2013 AAS Award for Distinguished Contributions to Asian Studies is awarded to Prof. David W. Plath

    The 2013 AAS Award for Distinguished Contributions to Asian Studies is awarded to David W. Plath, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology and Asian Studies in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and leader of the Media Production Group for which he has designed, scripted, hosted, narrated, edited, directed, and often filmed their productions.  Among his many video titles are: PREACHING FROM PICTURES: A Japanese Mandala (2006) an interactive DVD with materials displaying and explaining the Mandala of the Ten Worlds; UNDER ANOTHER SUN, Japanese in Singapore (2003) about Japanese residents of contemporary Singapore; MAKIKO’S NEW WORLD (1999), dramatizing family life in Kyoto in 1910; FIT SURROUNDINGS (1993) on abalone diving  women on Japan’s Shima Peninsula; and CANDLES FOR NEW YEARS (1992) a portrait of the Lahu of northern Thailand, produced with David’s wife and frequent collaborator Jacquetta F. Hill. 

    In 2000 the Society for East Asian Anthropology established the David Plath Media Award, given biennially for the best new educational media project on Asian societies and cultures.

    David Plath taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for 35 years, published six books and more than 60 articles in anthropology and Japanese studies, and is perhaps best known for Long Engagements: Maturity in Modern Japan (Stanford University Press, 1980).   

    The 2013 Distinguished Contributions to Asian Studies award celebrates David Plath’s long engagement and many contributions to teaching about Japan at all levels and through many media.  His work helps us to better understanding our selves and our subjects throughout our intellectual life course. 

  • Philippine disaster relief organizati​ons

    For those interested in making contributions to relief efforts following the recent devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and Vietnam, Professor Augusto Espiritu, Head of Asian American Studies and CEAPS affiliate, suggests considering the following organizations:
     
    United Nations World Food Programme
     
    Save the Children (Philippines director Anna Lindenfors)
     
    Medecins sans Frontieres / Doctors without Borders
     
    AmeriCares
     
    American Red Cross
     
    Unicef USA
     
    World Vision
     
    Action against Hunger
     
    Oxfam International
     
    You can also check out the following websites for additional listings of accredited organizations:
     
     
  • Congratulations to Florence Howe Award winner Professor Michiko Suzuki

    Dear EASC Colleagues and Friends, It is our distinct pleasure to send out our warm congratulations to Associate Professor Michiko Suzuki, EALC, for receiving the 2013 Florence Howe Award for an outstanding essay by a feminist scholar by the Women's Caucus for the Modern Languages. The award was officially announced at the Modern Languages Association annual convention just yesterday. There are two awards in this category: one in Anglophone languages and literatures, and the other in foreign languages and literatures. Michiko won the latter award, of course, for her article, "The Husband's Chastity: Progress, Equality and Difference in 1930s Japan," which was published in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, the premier journal for feminist and gender studies. For more information on this prestigious honor see: http://signsjournal.org/signs-authors-win-florence-howe-awards-at-mla14/

    http://signsjournal.org/signs-authors-win-florence-howe-awards-at-mla14

    http://www.wcml.org/

     

  • 2014 Japan and Asia Studies Fellowships Application Period Now Open

    Fellowships Now Available in Washington, D.C. 2014

    Japan Studies Fellowship <http://EastWestCenter.org/dcfellowships>

    Funded by the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership

    This fellowship supports scholars and analysts from both the United States and Japan to conduct research on key issues of relevance to the US-Japan partnership, including diplomatic, politico-security, economic, social and international fields.

    The fellowship finances a three-month OR six-month residence in Washington, D.C., and a ten-day research trip to Japan during the fellowship period. Residency may begin as early as April 2014 and extend until January 2015. Fellows will complete articles or a monograph and must give a public seminar on their topic.

    Asia Studies Fellowship <http://EastWestCenter.org/dcfellowships>

    This fellowship supports scholars and analysts who wish to undertake policy-relevant research and writing in one of the following areas:

    1.      International relations and conflicts in Asia;
    2.      Political and economic change in Asia;
    3.      U.S.-Asia relations; and/or
    4.      Economic integration and architecture in the Asia-Pacific.

    The fellowship finances a three-month residence in Washington, D.C., and, optionally and at the Fellowship's discretion, a small grant to cover field research in Asia prior to the start of the fellowship. Residency may begin as early as April 2014 and extend until January 2015. Fellows will complete articles or a monograph and must give a public seminar on their topic.


    All application materials must be received by February 1, 2014.

  • Dream Corps International 2014 Summer Volunteer Program

    The Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) would like to draw your attention to and encourage you to apply to the following volunteering opportunity in China. 

     

    Dream Corps International 2014 Summer Volunteer Program

    Dream Corps is recruiting about 40 international volunteers to participate in its 2014 Summer Volunteer Program. Volunteers will participate in establishing and developing libraries and related projects in 8 villages across rural China.

    The program consists of 1 month of online training in April (two-hour meetings every week), 3 days of training in Beijing, 5 weeks of volunteer work on assigned volunteer sites, and 2 days of concluding forum in Beijing. 

    Application deadline: Feb. 23, 2014

    For further details visit: http://www.dreamcorps.org/en/svp.html

    If you are interested or have any questions please contact: Yimin Wang, Associate Director of CEAPS: yimwang@illinois.edu

     

  • 2014 MEXT Japanese Studies Scholarship

    The Japan Information Center is pleased to announce that applications for the 2014 MEXT Japanese Studies Scholarship are now available. This scholarship offers undergraduate students majoring in Japanese language, Japanese affairs, or Japanese culture an opportunity to deepen their understandings through academic study at one of several universities in Japan.

    Applications and guidelines are available at our MEXT Scholarship webpage under the Japanese Studies Scholarship: http://www.chicago.us.emb-japan.go.jp/JIC/monbusho.html. The application deadline is Monday, March 3, 2014. Applicants who successfully pass the document screening stage will sit for an interview and Japanese language exam at the Japan Information Center in Chicago on Wednesday, March 19.

    We would greatly appreciate it if you could share this information with your students and colleagues. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

     

    Best, 

    Austin Gilkeson

    JET Program & MEXT Scholarship Coordinator

    Japan Information Center

    Consulate General of Japan at Chicago

    737 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1000

    Chicago, IL 60611

    (312) 280-0434

    austin.gilkeson@cg.mofa.go.jp 

  • INTERSECT-Cultures of Law in Global Contexts Call for Application (Deadline Extension)

    INTERSECT-Cultures of Law in Global Contexts Call for Application (Deadline Extension)

     

    Dear Colleagues and Students,

    The Cultures of Law in Global Contexts Project is extending the deadline of February 1 for proposal submission to 5pm, February 7th. Please share this announcement with interested graduate students.

     

    Call for Application

    As part of an interdisciplinary initiative sponsored by the Graduate College’s INTERSECT initiative, we invite applications for one-year graduate research fellowships in the interdisciplinary group “Cultures of Law in Global Contexts.”

     

    Description:

    “Cultures of Law in Global Contexts” (CLGC) aims to create and promote intellectual exchange among the Humanities, Social Sciences, Arts, and Law, as well as to examine synergies of culture and law in various contexts.

     

    The project grows out of recognition of the serious challenges emerging from the multiplicity of systems of justice globally, leading to confusion and confrontation on several fronts: clandestine economies and the criminalization of poverty; terrorism and ultranationalism; sustainability and economic development; gender, race, and immigration; medical law and ethics. These challenges require scholars to understand and communicate not only across national/continental/linguistic borders but also across disciplinary lines. Understanding multiple systems of justice is essential in an age where interactions among peoples from different cultural backgrounds increase with unprecedented speed and scale.

    CLGC cultivates an interdisciplinary environment in which graduate students study the relationships between culture and law in a global framework, with attention both to macro phenomena and local histories.

     

    Research Fellowship Support:

    $20,000 stipend, plus a waiver of tuition, service fee, AFMA fee, and library fee, for the 2014-15 academic year. In addition, the University will provide payment of the health service fee, basic dental and vision coverage, and partial payment of the graduate student health insurance fee per semester. Research fellowship recipients are not permitted to hold assistantships or other hourly appointments during the research fellowship period. For further details about the financial and insurance package, please contact the Graduate College at grad@illinois.edu.

     

    Requirements:

    Research fellowship recipients will be required to attend CLGC events during the 2014-15 academic year; take at least one seminar offered by a CLGC faculty project leader during the year; collaborate in the public presentation of their research with other CLGC participants; and be in residence on the Urbana-Champaign campus during the research fellowship year. Recipients are required to register for a full-time course load of 12 hours per semester during the research fellowship period.

     

    Eligibility:

    As per INTERSECT guidelines, applicants must be currently enrolled in or admitted to a Ph.D. or MFA program in the Humanities or Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Successful applicants will have demonstrated interest and expertise in questions of law and culture, along with interdisciplinary methods.

    Current or past CLGC fellows may apply for a renewal of funding, though preference will be given to new applicants. A commitment to intellectual and experiential diversity is central to the aims of this program. We therefore especially encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented populations, such as women, people of color, and those who self-identify as LGBT.

    To apply: Send the following materials as attachments to culturesoflaw@gmail.com by 5pm on February 1, 2014:

    1. Letter of application detailing qualifications and research goals in the areas of law and culture
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Writing sample (no more than 25 pages)
    4. Please arrange to have two letters of recommendation (from faculty members familiar with your academic work) sent directly to culturesoflaw@gmail.com.

    Contact Information of CLGC Faculty Members:

    Avrutin, Eugene (History): eavrutin@illinois.edu
    Kar, Robin (Law): rkr@illinois.edu
    Mazzone, Jason (Law): mazzonej@illinois.edu
    Mohamed, Feisal (English): fgm@illinois.edu
    Nadeau, Chantal (GWS): nadch@illinois.edu
    SHAO Dan (EALC): danshao@illinois.edu

    For more information on the Intersect initiative, please consult the Graduate College website.

  • Apply for funding to learn a South Asian language this summer!

    Apply for funding to learn a South Asian language this summer!

    The South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI) based at the University of Wisconsin – Madison is offering intensive summer courses in the following South Asian languages: Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Pashto, Sanskrit, Sinhala, Tamil, Telugu, Tibetan, and Urdu.

    Applications for Summer 2014 are now being accepted for the following funding opportunities:

    Half/Full Fee Remissions: Open to all SASLI applicants, deadline March 15, 2014.
    $1000 Fee Remission: Open to all SASLI applicants who do not have other, external funding. Priority deadline April 1, 2014.
    Details and links the applications can be found on our website: http://sasli.wisc.edu/funding.html
    Any questions can be addressed to SASLI by phone at (608) 261-1194 or by e-mail at sasli@southasia.wisc.edu
    We look forward to your applications!

    -- South Asia Summer Language Institute

    B488 Medical Sciences Center

    1300 University Avenue

    Madison, WI 53706-1532

    608.261.1194

    sasli.wisc.edu

  • 2014 Indiana University Summer Flagship Chinese Institute (FCI)

    2014 Indiana University Summer Flagship Chinese Institute (FCI)

    - All students pay in-state tuition and earn up to 8 IU credits

    - Intensive and residential summer program with language pledge

    - Program Dates: June 6 - August 1, 2014

    - Estimated Cost: $4,327 - $5,318

    Application deadline: March 1, 2014.

    Apply: http://www.indiana.edu/~flagship/

    Please contact: fci@indiana.eduor 812-856-0412

  • 2014 Institute for Curriculum and Campus Internationalization (ICCI), Indiana University

    The Center for the Study of Global Change, in the School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University Bloomington, is proud to offer its annual Institute for Curriculum and Campus Internationalization (ICCI), which will take place May 18-21, 2014 in Bloomington, IN. This unique institute facilitates the internationalization of your campus or unit, curriculum, and/or individual course, to better prepare students, faculty, and staff to be effective scholars, practitioners, and citizens of the 21st century. This institute is open to all faculty, staff, and administrators of Research I universities and small, Liberal Arts, minority, and community colleges. ICCI includes two tracks with unique guided workshops (Course Focus and Campus Focus), as well as the Global Mini-Conference "Global Issues in World Regions," a session on the intersections of diversity and internationalization, a poster session for sharing participants' best practices, and a multi-regional cultural evening for networking. If you are new to internationalization, consider the optional pre-institute workshop "The Increasingly Comprehensive World of Academic Internationalization: The Essential Context."

    Individuals and teams are welcome. Register soon. Space is limited.

    Deadline: April 14, 2014. Details/contact information: globalinstitutes.indiana.edu <http://www.indiana.edu/~global/icci/>

  • Research Opportunity in China: "The Domestic Dimension of International Affairs" (Deadline: March 28, 2014)

    Program Overview:
    Research Opportunity in China: "The Domestic Dimension of International Affairs" (Deadline: March 28, 2014):
    The Asia Foundation will award competitive grants for a research period of approximately three to five months in China to junior professors or post-doctoral fellows based at American universities. The awards will cover round-trip international economy class airfare, visa fees, lodging, meals, and travel costs in China. The Foundation's Beijing office will facilitate affiliation with a host institution and collaboration with Chinese professors relevant to the successful candidates' proposed research. The grant will enable the selected participants to deepen their understanding and thinking on China's place in the world and its policies that have international ramifications. Please visit: www.asiafoundation.org/chinaresearch <http://www.asiafoundation.org/chinaresearch>

    Facebook: Research Opportunity in China: The Asia Foundation is seeking U.S. based scholars to conduct research on Chinese domestic and international affairs for three to five months in China: www.asiafoundation.org/chinaresearch <http://www.asiafoundation.org/chinaresearch>

    Twitter: The Asia Foundation has a new research opportunity in China for U.S. based scholars www.asiafoundation.org/chinaresearch <http://www.asiafoundation.org/chinaresearch> . Please RT!

    LinkedIn: Research Opportunity in China: "The Domestic Dimension of International Affairs." The Asia Foundation will award competitive grants for a research period of approximately three to five months in China to junior professors or post-doctoral fellows based at American universities.

     

    The Asia Foundation | www.asiafoundation.org <http://www.asiafoundation.org/>
    465 California Street, 9th Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94119
    Phone (direct): 415-743-3389

  • National and International Scholarships Program

    The National and International Scholarships Program will be conducting informational meetings for students who are interested in obtaining scholarships for the pursuit of prestigious internships, teaching English abroad, or graduate studies or research at world-class institutions. Sessions will begin with an overview of the scholarships available (including Beinecke, Churchill, Fulbright, Gates Cambridge, George Mitchell,Goldwater, Luce Scholars,Marshall, Rhodes,Truman, and Udall). Juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend one of the first eight sessions that focus on crafting and compiling quality application materials. First and second year students should plan to attend one the subsequent ten meetings regarding strengthening a student’s candidacy for these opportunities. All sessions will be held in conference room 514 in the Campus Center for Advising and Academic Services at 807 South Wright Street.
     
    The following meetings are targeted generally towards juniors and seniors (those graduating before August 2015).
     
    Monday, March 31 1:30-2:00, 2:00-2:30, 3:30- 4:00 or 4:00-4:30
    Tuesday, April 1 1:30-2:00, 2:00-2:30, 3:30- 4:00 or 4:00-4:30
     
    These sessions are primarily for freshmen and sophomores (those graduatingafter August 2015).
     
    Wednesday, April 9: 5:00-5:30
    Friday, April 11: 1:30-2:00, 2:00-2:30, 3:30- 4:00 or 4:00- 4:30
    Tuesday, April 15: 1:30-2:00, 2:00-2:30, 3:00-3:30, 3:30-4:00 or 4:30-5:00
     
    For more information, contact the National and International Scholarships Program at topscholars@illinois.edu or visit the website at www.topscholars.illinois.edu
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    David Schug, Director
    National and International Scholarships Program | University of Illinois
    Illini Union Bookstore, 5th Floor, MC-317 | 807 S Wright St, Champaign, IL 61820
  • Interdisciplinary Student Conference on Asia

    Interdisciplinary Student Conference on Asia

    April 24, 2014

    Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois

    Asian Studies at Eastern Illinois University is pleased to announce this year's Interdisciplinary Student Conference on Asia in Charleston, Illinois on Thursday, April 24,2014.

    Selected papers will be presented in a student panel for 15-minute presentation followed by 10-minute faculty response and discussion with the audience. Topics and disciplines are open, but the paper must address a critical aspect of Asian history, cultures, and societies. Limited funding for travel expenses to EIU is available.

    To be considered, please submit an online application by noon on Thursday, April 10. For further information, contact Dr. Jinhee Lee, Coordinator of Asian Studies, at jlee@eiu.edu.

     
    Thanks,
    Jinhee Lee, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of History
    Coordinator of Asian Studies
    Eastern Illinois University
    600 Lincoln Avenue
    Charleston, IL 61920, USA
     
    Tel. 217.581.6065
    Fax 217.581.7233
    jlee@eiu.edu
    http://works.bepress.com/jinhee_lee/
    http://ux1.eiu.edu/~jlee
  • Year-in-Ch​ina Scholarshi​p Program through Confucius Institute

    The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures would like to call for application for study-in-China scholarships. The scholarships are made available through the Confucius Institute at the U of I. All EALC students, especially Chinese majors, are encouraged to apply. One can apply for the one-semester or the one-year program and the starting date could be as early as Fall 2014. The scholarships cover tuition, room, and board. Please apply online at http://cis.chinese.cn. Please select the “host institutes” as Jiangxi Normal University, which is our CI’s partner school. Also, please email me your cv should you decide to apply. For further inquiry, contact Professor Zhang Jian at the CI (jackzhangjian2@gmail.com).

  • Student Fulbright Informatio​n Session

    The National and International Scholarships Program has scheduled a 90-minute workshop focusing on student Fulbright grants for Thursday, May 8 from 3:30-5:00 in room 314 Altgeld. The workshop will include advice from recent Illinois Fulbright recipients. The session is targeted to juniors, graduating seniors, and graduate students who wish to explore opportunities available under a Fulbright and ready materials for theFulbright Priority Deadline of July 1, 2014. These scholarships support U.S. citizens for one year of study or research inany country where there is a Fulbright Commission. English teaching programs (some with minimal to no foreign language or teaching experience necessary) also are available. Students must begin working on their applications this summer to apply for funding for study, teaching, or research beginning in fall 2015. We anticipate more than a dozen University of Illinois students being offered Fulbright grants.Click here for further information about applying for a Fulbright grant from Illinois.
     
    General Information regarding the Fulbright
     
    For over 60 years, the federal government-sponsored Fulbright U.S. Student Program has provided future American leaders with an unparalleled opportunity to study, conduct research, and teach in other countries. Fulbright student grants aim to increase mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchange while serving as a catalyst for long-term leadership development.

    The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards approximately 1,900 grants annually and currently operates in 140 countries worldwide. Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships are now available to more than 65 countries. Fulbright grants generally provide funding for round-trip travel, maintenance for one academic year, health and accident coverage and full or partial tuition.

    Applicants to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program must be U.S. citizens at the time of application and hold a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent by the beginning of the grant. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program does not require applicants to be currently enrolled in a college or university. Applications from young professionals interested in an international experience are also encouraged.
     
    Priority Deadline Fulbright Notice NEW - header.doc
    David Schug, Director
    National and International Scholarships Program | University of Illinois
    Illini Union Bookstore, 5th Floor, MC-317 | 807 S Wright St, Champaign, IL 61820
     
     
  • 2015 Japanese Government MEXT Research Student Scholarship

    The Japan Information Center is delighted to announce that applications for the 2015 Japanese Government MEXT Research Student Scholarship are now available! This scholarship provides for college graduates to undertake graduate-level course work and research at a university in Japan under the supervision of a professor for 18 to 24 months. Any field of study is eligible for the scholarship, but applicants must find a professor at a Japanese university willing to supervise their studies.

     

    Applications, Guidelines, and an FAQ are currently available online at our website under the "Research" header:http://www.chicago.us.emb-japan.go.jp/JIC/monbusho.html. Applications are due on Tuesday May 27, 2014. Those who pass the initial application screening will be asked to sit for an interview and Japanese language exam on Tuesday July 8, 2014. Final selection will come from MEXT in February, with scholarship recipients departing for Japan in April or September of 2015.

     

    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/).

  • Confucius China Studies Program (CCSP) Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship

    The Institute of International Education is pleased to announce the launch of the Confucius China Studies Program (CCSP) Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship, a generous funding opportunity for doctoral students who wish to pursue research in China.

    Awardees are provided with comprehensive funding to conduct research, travel, and live in China from a period of six months to two years at one of China’s 15 most elite universities.

    Competition for the 2015-16 academic year opens today, August 25, 2014!

     

  • 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.

  • CEAPS Roundtable Discussion

    Friday, September 26
    CEAPS Roundtable Discussion
    The Rise of China’s Economy? Voices from the Urban Youth
    Time: 3 - 5 p.m.
    Place: Urban Outfitters Building Conference Room 411 (IPS)507 E. Green St. 

     

  • Visiting Asian Scholars Program (VASP) Presentation

    Wednesday, October 1
    Visiting Asian Scholars Program (VASP) Presentation
    Twelve Beauties of Jinling: Exploring the Feminine Ideal in A Dream of Red Mansions
    Speaker: Rui Yu, VASP Scholar, Assistant Professor, East China Normal University, China
    Time: Noon - 1 p.m.
    Place: Urban Outfitters Building Conference Room 411 (IPS)507 E. Green St.

  • CEAPS Speakers Series

    Monday, October 13
    CEAPS Speakers Series
    Causes and Consequences of Transnational Migration from China to Other Countries and Back to China
    Speaker: Vanessa Fong, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Amherst College
    Time: Noon - 1 p.m.
    Place: Urban Outfitters Building Conference Room 411 (IPS)507 E. Green St.

  • CEAPS Roundtable Discussion

    Friday, October 24
    CEAPS Roundtable Discussion
    Clinton and Obama in China: Media Voices and Ideological Influences

    Time: October 24, Friday, 3 - 5 p.m.
    Place: Conference Room 411 (IPS) Urban Outfitters Building, 507 E. Green St., Champaign, IL

    The Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies cordially invites you to join a roundtable discussion with our visiting scholars from Asian countries.

  • CEAPS Visiting Asian Scholars Program (VASP) Presentation

    Wednesday, October 29
    Visiting Asian Scholars Program (VASP) Presentation
    China's Public Policy and Management Infrastructure of Low-carbon Economy

    Speaker: Zuojun Wang, VASP Scholar, Associate Professor, Southwest University, China
    Time: October 29, Wednesday, Noon - 1 P.m.
    Place: Conference Room 411 (IPS) Urban Outfitters Building, 507 E. Green St., Champaign, IL

  • CEAPS Presentation: The Path Towards Excellence – Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Journey to Becoming a World-Class University

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

    Thursday, October 30
    The Path Towards Excellence – Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Journey to Becoming a World-Class University

    Speaker: Professor ZHANG Jie
                   President, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
                   Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng)
                   Academician, Chinese Academy of Sciences
                   Member, German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
                   Fellow, Third World Academy of Sciences
                   Foreign Associate, U.S. National Academy of Sciences
    Time: October 30, Thursday, 11 A.M.
    Place: Conference Room 126, Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS)
              501 E. Daniel Street, Champaign, IL, 61820

  • CEAPS Speakers Series

    Friday, October 31

    CEAPS Speakers Series:
    "Singing P’ansori, Korean Theatre of Storytelling, in Search of Narrative Interiority"

    Speaker: Chan E. Park, Professor of Korean Language, Literature, and Performance, Ohio State University
    Time: October 31, 2014 (Friday) Noon - 1 p.m.
    Place: Conference Room 126, Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) 501 E. Daniel St., Champaign, IL 61820

  • CEAPS Seminar (CEAPS IL/IN Corridor Lecture)

    Tuesday, November 11
    CEAPS Seminar(CEAPS IL/IN Corridor Lecture):
    "Mutual Misinformation and Misunderstanding: The Omaha and Panay Incidents in American-Japanese Diplomacy"

    Speaker: Lou Perez (Professor of History, Illinois State University)
    Time: November 11, 2014 (Tuesday) 4 - 5 p.m.
    Place: Conference Room 126, Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS), 501 E. Daniel St., Champaign, IL 61820

     

    For More information contact CEAPS (ceaps@illinois.edu)

    Please see the attached flyer.

  • CEAPS Roundtable Discussion

    Friday, November 14

    CEAPS Roundtable Discussion: 

    "Starbucks at the Forbidden City... Closed? Perceptions of American Cultural Product in China"

     

    Time: November 14, 2014 (Friday) 3 - 5 p.m.
    Place: Urban Outfitters Building Conference Room 411 (IPS), 507 E. Green St.. champaign, IL 61820


    For more information contact CEAPS (ceaps@illinois.edu)

    Please see the attached flyer.

  • CEAPS Visiting Asian Scholars Program (VASP) Presentation

    Monday, November 17
    Visiting Asian Scholars Program (VASP) Presentation
    China’s Middle East Diplomacy: an Analysis of Identity, Attitude, Technique and Effectiveness

    Speaker: Meng Wang, VASP Scholar, Associate Professor, Northwest University, China
    Time: November 17, Monday, Noon - 1 p.m.
    Place: Conference Room 411 (IPS) Urban Outfitters Building, 507 E. Green St., Champaign, IL

  • CEAPS Curriculum Co-Development Grants

    The Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign invites applications from UIUC faculty partnered with faculty from other institutions in Illinois and Indiana to develop East Asia-focused curriculum for undergraduate classes.

    For more information, please see the attached document.

  • CEAPS Faculty Travel Grants

    The Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign invites applications from faculty at Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) and Community Colleges in Illinois and Indiana for grants of up to $1000 to offset travel, accommodation, and meal expenses for visits to the UIUC campus to use the university’s library and meet with faculty.  We welcome applications from faculty performing research in East Asian Studies or developing curriculum about East Asia for courses at their home institutions.

    For more information, please see the attached document.

  • Inter-University Center for Japanese Studies Information Session

    The Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies will host an information session about the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Study on Thursday, December 11, at noon in International Studies Building room 232. All advanced Japanese language students interested a year of intensive language study in Yokohama, Japan at the premier training center for Japanese language training are encouraged to attend.

    Lunch will be provided, but an RSVP is required; please RSVP to Elizabeth Oyler (eaoyler@illinois.edu). 


    The Center's program is intended for students who are embarking on careers in Japanese studies or a profession in which fluent Japanese is necessary. The program is designed to bring each participant to a level of proficiency sufficient for academic or professional use. Training focuses on development of the ability to converse in Japanese on specialized subjects, to comprehend and deliver public presentations, and to read and write materials in Japanese in order to function professionally in academia, business, government, and other fields. Many graduates occupy positions of leadership in their respective disciplines and professions.
    The Center is the premier American program for the teaching of advanced Japanese and has provided language training to more than 1850 individuals. First established in Tokyo in 1963, the Center now resides in Yokohama, Japan with space, services, and various amenities provided by the municipal government. Support for operations is generously provided by the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC). The program is governed by an Inter-University Advisory Board of scholars representing sixteen universities with strong, established graduate programs in Japanese Studies.

    For more information:
    https://web.stanford.edu/dept/IUC/cgi-bin/programs/nippon-foundation.php

  • Sp. 2015 EALC RLST 495 Esoteric Buddhism in East Asia - course offered

    Please see the course description attached for EALC RLST 495 'Esoteric Buddhism in East Asia' being taught by Professor Brian Ruppert. It is open to both undergrads and grads.

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    RLST 495/EALC 495: Esoteric Buddhism in East Asia

    1022 FLB / TR 2:00-3:20

    Professor Brian Ruppert (ruppert@illinois.edu)

     

  • CEAPS Brown Bag Series

    Friday, February 6th.
    CEAPS Brown Bag Series
    Investigative Journalism in China: A Historical Perspective

    Speaker: Wenrui Chen (ABD, Institute of Communications Research, College of Media, UIUC)
    Time: February 6, Friday, Noon - 1 p.m.
    Place: Honors Commons, 2002 Lincoln Hall, 702 S. Wright St., Urbana, IL


    For more information, Please see the attachment.

  • CEAPS Brown Bag Series

    Friday, February 13th.
    CEAPS Brown Bag Series
    Battlefield Intimacies: Reconfiguring the Family in Early Korean War Films

    Speaker: Theodore Hughes (Associate Professor of Modern Korean Literature, Columbia University)
    Time: February 13, Friday, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
    Place: Room 126, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, 501 E. Daniel Street, Champaign, IL

  • CEAPS-"China Day” lectures and workshops

    Monday, February 16th
    “China Day” lectures and workshops

    Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Place: Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
    600 S. Gregory St. Urbana, IL

    Please see the attached flyer for full event details.

  • CEAPS-"Asian Festival Celebration"

    Saturday, February 21st
    "Asian Festival Celebration"

    Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
    Place: Latzer Hall, University YMCA

  • Visiting Asian Scholars Program (VASP) Speaker Series

    Thursday, February 26th
    Visiting Asian Scholars Program (VASP) Speaker Series

    "Career Education and Guidance: Why, How and What"

    Speaker: Qinghong Han (Career Counselor, Hai’nan University, China; CEAPS Visiting Asian Scholar)
    Time: Noon - 1 p.m.
    Place: Urban Outfitters Building Conference Room 411 (IPS), 507 E. Greeen St. , Champaign

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    Visiting Asian Scholars Program (VASP) Speaker Series
    "Career Education and Guidance: Why, How and What"

    Speaker: Qinghong Han (Career Counselor, Hai’nan University, China; CEAPS Visiting Asian Scholar)
    Time: February 26th, Thursday, Noon - 1 p.m.
    Place: Urban Outfitters Building Conference Room 411 (IPS), 507 E. Green St. , Champaign, IL

  • CEAPS Brown Bag Series

    CEAPS Brown Bag Series
    "Kōtoku Shōsui and Japan’s First Anti-Imperialist Movement"

    Speaker: Robert Tierney (Associate Professor of Religion and East Asian Languages & Cultures, UIUC)
    TIme: March 6th, Friday, Noon - 1:00 p.m.
    Place: 2035 Honors Commons Lincoln Hall, 702 S. Wright St., Urbana, IL

  • CEAPS Speaker Series

    CEAPS Speaker Series
    "Whose museum is this anyway?: History, Testimony, and the Politics of Japan’s National Hansen’s Disease Museum"

    Speaker: Susan L. Burns (Associate Professor of Japanese History and East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago)
    Time: March 13th, Friday, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
    Place: Room126, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, 501 E. Daniel Street, Champaign, IL

     

    Please see the flyer for more details.

  • Illinois/Indiana and UCLA/USC National Dissertation Workshop "Medieval East Asia”

    Illinois/Indiana and UCLA/USC National Dissertation Workshop "Medieval East Asia”

    Start Time: Friday, May 8, 2015
    End Time: Sunday, May 10, 2015
    Location: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (specific on campus location TBA)
    Contact: Yimin Wang (yimwang@illinois.edu)

    The application deadline is March 15, 2015. Application materials consist of three items:
    (1) a current CV
    (2) a 4-6-page double-spaced dissertation proposal (including a description of the specific issues being addressed, the intellectual approach, and the materials being studied).
    (3) a letter of support from a faculty member

    Applications should be submitted by e-mail attachment to (yimwang@illinois.edu). Applicants will be informed whether or not they have been selected for the workshop no later than April 1, 2015.

    Please see the flyer for more details.

  • Dissertation Workshop on Early Modern East Asia at UCLA-June 2016

    UCLA/USC and Illinois/Indiana National Dissertation Workshop-Call for Proposals

    "Early Modern East Asia"

    Date: June 3-4, 2016
    Location: University of California, Los Angeles

    The University of California, Los Angeles/University of Southern California National Resource Center Consortium (UCLA/USC NRC) in cooperation with the Illinois/Indiana East Asia National Resource Center Consortium (IL/IN East Asia NRC) is pleased to announce the second Joint Consortium National Dissertation Workshop in the field of Early Modern East Asian Studies. The workshop will be held June 3-4, 2016 on the campus of UCLA. Doctoral students in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts whose dissertation projects concern early modern topics broadly conceived are invited to apply. Areas of interest include history, literature, visual arts, performing arts, and philosophy of Imperial China, Tokugawa Japan, and Joseon Korea.

    Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a doctoral program and must have begun to draft a dissertation research proposal, although they need not have advanced to candidacy. Those in the early phases of writing are also encouraged to apply.

    Application Deadline: March 20, 2016

    Application materials consist of three items:
    1. a current CV
    2. a 4-6-page double-spaced preliminary dissertation proposal (including a description of the specific issues being addressed, the intellectual approach, and the materials being studied).
    3. a letter of support from a faculty member

    For more information and to apply online, visit http://international.ucla.edu/asia/article/161442

  • Spotlight: Travel Grants for Faculty to Visit University of Illinois Campus

    We would like to share a story about a project we have been very proud to help bring to fruition as a National Resource Center for East Asian Studies. One of our projects this cycle funds faculty from community colleges and minority serving institutions to help develop curriculum in courses about East Asia. We were delighted to have the opportunity to work with Professors Ashley Green and Paul Van Heuklom of Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, Illinois, who envisioned resurrecting a course that had not been taught on their campus for twenty years: Cultural Values in the Eastern World. They did this by planning big, making several visits over the summer to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus to meet with faculty and graduate students with expertise in the cultures of East Asia and hosting a film series in the fall featuring one film each from China, Japan, and Korea. Intended as a way to encourage interest in the course, the program was so well organized and promoted that each screening had 50-60 people in the audience. Speakers from the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies at the University of Illinois introduced the films and led lively discussion afterwards. This recruiting worked: Green and Van Heuklom are currently co-teaching Cultural Values in the Eastern World to sixteen students. This semester, Professors Green and Van Heuklom – with assistance from art professor and gallery coordinator Leslie Stalter – arranged for an art exhibit of fascinating materials from Lincoln Land’s Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Collection to be held in the James S. Murray Gallery, next to where the class is taught, so an even broader audience could view the pieces. Their efforts caught the attention of the local news channel, which featured the exhibit and their work in a segment that you can view here:

    http://foxillinois.com/good-day-il/good-day-marketplace/east-asian-art-exhibit

    You can find out more about the exhibit on Lincoln Land’s website:

    http://www.llcc.edu/public-relations-marketing/news-events/llcc-murray-gallery-features-east-asian-art-and-artifacts-from-trutter-collection/.

    Professor Tim Humphrey, Dean of Arts and Humanities at Lincoln Land, said of the partnership between Lincoln Land and CEAPS: “The partnership between the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies has been a true blessing for our Humanities Department as well as our community. The film series and guest speakers brought some much needed attention to our Cultural Values in the Eastern World class. New interest in Eastern thought is evident in the class enrollment. In addition, these films and guest speakers provided valuable insight to our community concerning Asian culture. I sincerely hope that we can continue this partnership.”

    We congratulate Professors Green and Van Heuklom for putting together not only a course that can now be regularly offered at Lincoln Land, but also making great contributions to education about Asia on their campus and in the Springfield community.  We look forward to continuing to help them grow their programs and deepen the ties between our institutions.

  • Spring 2017 Course Introduction

     

     

    This course examines the various ways in which individuals and institutions have tried to come to terms with the concept of wealth and poverty in Korea. Rather than limit the notion of wealth and poverty to the possession of material goods or the lack thereof, this course will explore the various ways in which wealth and poverty create and have created meaning, beauty, ugliness, social relationships, and visions of utopia in Korea.  There are no prerequisites or exams for this course. Students will be expected to write weekly reading blogs and three drafts of a research paper on wealth and poverty.

    This section is offered through Big Ten Academic Alliance Program via CIC CourseShare and will be video-conference taught by a faculty at University of Michigan. Class will meet from Jan. 17- April 18, with no class meetings during the weeks of Feb. 25 and March 20. Class will meet in 4057 LH.

    Feel free to contact Jeeyoung Ahn Ha (director of the Korean language program) if you have any question about the course.

     
    SOCW 325: International Development with Grassroots Organizations

    This course is offered as a second 8-week course in the Spring and uses a blended learning approach. Students complete a service learning placement with a grassroots organization in a variety of East Asian or Pacific countries for two months during the summer. Students apply for these service experiences from within the Omprakash network of Partner Organizations in the Asia-Pacific region. Alternatively, the student can work with existing department or university-level partnerships in the region. During their service learning experience, participants engage with local communities, document local perspectives, and work with the grassroots organization to promote social change. Each student develops this experience into a final Capstone Project.

    Contact: Lough, Benjamin James

  • Travel Grants for MSI and Community College Faculty to Visit UIUC (Deadline: March 1, 2017)

    The Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign invites applications from faculty at Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) and Community Colleges in Illinois and Indiana for grants of up to $1000 to visit the UIUC campus to use the university’s library and meet with faculty. We welcome applications from faculty performing research in East Asian Studies or developing curriculum about East Asia for courses at their home institutions. Travel dates are unrestricted, but we require the applicants to include a description of a planned trip of at least four days in the application. CEAPS will assist successful applicants in arranging library access privileges and provide short-term workspace for meeting with UIUC faculty and/or graduate students. Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2017 for visits during Spring and Summer, 2017; the second application deadline of May 1, 2017 can be applied in Fall 2017 or Spring 2018. Interested faculty is asked to submit the following to CEAPS Associate Director Yuchia Chang in electronic format by the appropriate deadline:


    1)300-word statement describing how the visit will benefit research or curriculum development
    2)2-page CV
    3)Description of a planned trip of at least five days.
    4)Proposed dates and duration of visit


    For the grant recipients, we request a one-page report on the outcome of the visit. If the purpose of the visit is curriculum development, we request a copy of the syllabus together with the related curriculum materials. If the purpose of the visit is research, we request a summary of the progress on the research project. This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI program through our partnership with Indiana University’s East Asian Studies Center, for which we have been designated a Joint National Resource Center for East Asian Studies. Questions may be associate directed to Yuchia Chang Chang or 217-244-4601.

  • The Dave and Barbara Thomas Awards for Study Abroad (Deadline: February 28, 2017)

    Thanks to a generous contribution by University of Illinois alumnus Dave Thomas and his wife Barbara, the Center for East Asian studies (CEAPS) is pleased to announce the establishment of two scholarships and two prizes for students participating in study abroad programs to Asian countries.

    Scholarships: Two scholarships, each in the amount of $2000, will be awarded to two students accepted into University of Illinois-endorsed summer, semester- or year-long study abroad programs in Asian countries. Students in semester- or year-long study abroad programs are required to enroll in classes in both language and culture. For summer programs, language-only programs also will be eligible. Priority will be given to students with excellent academic performance records and proven financial need. Both undergraduates and graduate students are eligible. To apply, students should submit the following materials via email to Yuchia Chang , Associate Director of CEAPS by February 28, 2017 in order to be considered for Study Abroad programs taking place in the 2017-18 academic year.


    1)Documentation of admission to a UI-approved summer, semester- or year-long study abroadprogram in an Asian country
    2)Official university transcripts for all Undergraduate and Graduate study
    3)500-word essay in response to one of the following questions:

    a.How would the proposed study-abroad trip enrich your current studies?
    b.How would you describe the country that you are going to live and study in? How doyou anticipate it to be different from your home country?
    c.If you were to introduce the U.S. to college students in the country you are visiting,what qualities would you focus on?
    d.What do you think are the challenges you are going to face during this study-abroadtrip, and how would you prepare yourself to overcome the challenges?
    e.If you were to work/live in the country where you are going to visit in three years, howwould you prepare yourself now?

    Prizes: The Thomas Essay Prize ($500) will be awarded for an outstanding student essay written as fulfillment of a course requirement during a study abroad program. The Thomas Documentary Prize ($500) will be awarded for one student video documentary of a study abroad experience. For award consideration, student essays and documentaries should be submitted by September 1st of the year during which they have participated in a study abroad experience, following completion of the program. Essays should be between 10 and 25 pages in length; documentaries between 10 and 30 minutes. Students wishing to submit a documentary are invited to participate in CEAPS-sponsored workshops on documentary film-making. For more information, please contact Yuchia Chang.

  • HSK Chinese Proficiency Test (Registration Deadline: April 11, 2017; Test Date: April 22, 2017)

    The Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK), launched by the Confucius Institute Headquarters, is China's only standardized test of standard Chinese language proficiency for non-native speakers. It is broadly recognized by Chinese educational institutions and employers and provides Chinese learners a means to assess their proficiency. The Confucius Institute at UIUC also serves as a test center for online HSK test.

    HSK Registration
    Test Date & Time:
    HSK Level I, III, and V : 1:30pm Apr.22, 2017(CST)
    HSK Level II, IV and VI: 9:00am Apr.22, 2017(CST)

    Registration Deadline:
    12:00pm Apr. 11, 2017(CST)

    Test Center Location:
    Room 260A, 1310 S. Sixth Street (College of Education), Champaign, IL 61820

    Online Registration:
    http://www.chinesetest.cn/
    http://confucius.education.illinois.edu/hsk/
    Detailed information is also listed on the websites.
    * Only offline payment is accepted. Please take the registration fee to the test center.

  • CEAPS Curriculum Co-Development Grants (Deadline: April 28, 2017)

    The Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) at the University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign invites applications from UIUC faculty partnered with faculty from other institutions in Illinois and Indiana to develop East Asia-focused curriculum for undergraduate classes. This program is supported by a Title VI grant from the U.S. Department of Education designating CEAPS and the East Asian Studies Center at Indiana University, as a Joint National Resource Center for East Asian Studies.

    Two awards of $1500 each (to be shared between contributing faculty partners) will be awarded annually. The goals of this program are to develop robust curricula in East Asian Studies at post- secondary institutions across the Illinois/Indiana Corridor and to strengthen the network of faculty working on East Asia in the region. This program supports both revision of current courses to better address East Asian issues or development of new courses with a strong East Asian component. We welcome applications for both courses on East Asia and those on broader topics. We strongly encourage applications from faculty in professional schools interested in providing cultural context to their curriculum.
    The proposed course development should take place during the 12 months following the award and should be implemented at both institutions within 18 months of the award. Applications will be accepted until April 28, 2017 for course development to occur during the 2017 to 2018 academic year. Interested faculty are asked to submit the following to CEAPS Associate Director Yuchia Chang  in electronic format by the appropriate deadline:

    1)Current syllabus for course to be augmented by curriculum development or detaileddescription of newly-proposed course.
    2)300-word statement describing your plan for increasing East Asian components in yourcourse design.
    3)2-page CVs for all faculty participants

    A report on implementation of the new curriculum will be required from awardees within 24 months of the award date. Questions may be associate directed to Yuchia Chang  or 217.244.4601.

  • Illinois/Indiana and UCLA/USC National Dissertation Workshop “Modern East Asia” - Call for Proposals (Deadline extended to May 5th, 2017)

    Date: June 23, 2017
    Location: Indiana University Bloomington
    Hosted by: East Asian Studies Center, Indiana University Bloomington

    The Indiana University East Asian Studies Center is proud to announce that we will be hosting our third Joint Consortium National Dissertation Workshop (Consortium: University of California in Los Angeles, University of Southern California, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and Indiana University) with a special focus on “Modern East Asia” at Indiana University Bloomington on June 23, 2017.

    We invite all doctoral students and masters students working on theses or planning to continue their studies in the humanities, social studies, and fine arts whose area of research falls within East Asia to apply. Students at any stage of their dissertation preparations are encouraged to attend, share 15-30 page writing samples (dissertation chapters or partial chapters), and trade feedback with other students and mentors. Participants are required to fund their own travel to Indiana University, as well as some meals. The East Asian Studies Center will provide materials, some meals, and one night of lodging.

    The workshop will be led by three mentors Dr. Michael Robinson, Professor Emeritus of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Indiana University; Dr. Mariko Tamanoi, Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles; and Dr. Fei Hsien Wang, Assistant Professor of History, Indiana University, who focus on modern Korea, Japan, and China, respectively. The participants will begin to or continue to work on their dissertation and thesis under the guidance of the mentors above. The workshop aims to provide an intellectual platform for a multidisciplinary perspective for East Asian Studies. Participants and mentors will engage in intellectual discussion to provide feedback and review their project.
    Though all interested graduate students are encouraged to apply, preference is given to full-time doctoral students who have drafted a dissertation research proposal.

    Participants are expected to come to the workshop having read and commented on the chapters provided by the other participants.

    The application deadline is: April 10, 2017

    Application materials consist of three items:
    1. A current CV
    2. A 4-6-page double-spaced dissertation proposal (including a description of the specific issues being addressed, the intellectual approach, and the materials being studied)
    3. A letter of support from a faculty member


    Applications should be submitted as .pdf documents to easc@indiana.edu.