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  • Korea Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowships 2013-2014

    Korea Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowships 2013-2014

     

    The Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign welcomes applications for postdoctoral study at the University of Illinois funded by the Korea Foundation’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Applicants will apply simultaneously to the Korea Foundation and the University of Illinois; selection by the University of Illinois does not guarantee Korea Foundation selection, but the University of Illinois will advise the Korea Foundation of its selected candidate(s).

     

    The University of Illinois has been very pleased to host a Korea Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow annually for the last 5 years, including one this year.

     

    To be eligible:

     

    *Scholars must be from the humanities and social sciences

     

    *Scholars’ PhD. Research must be in a subject related to Korea

     

    *Scholars must not currently hold a regular faculty position

     

    * Scholars must have received their Ph.D. degree prior to the start of their  

      fellowship period but within five  years of January 31, 2013

     

     

    Korean Nationals wishing to apply must also be permanent residents of a foreign country in order to be eligible.

     

    The post-doctoral stipend is for a 12-month period and will be determined in accordance with University of Illinois regulations. This fellowship cannot be combined with other sources of support, including other fellowships and grants.

     

    In order to apply to the University of Illinois for institutional affiliation as a Korea Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow, submit all application materials to both the Korea Foundation and to the University of Illinois. For information on required Korea Foundation application materials and application procedures go to

     

    http://www.kf.or.kr/eng/01_sks/sks_fel_sfc01.asp

     

    Materials MUST BE RECEIVED BY the University of Illinois NO LATER THAN January 31, 2013. The Korea Foundation application deadline is also Jan 31, 2013. Please send application materials:

     

    As a single PDF to:

     

    ceaps@illinois.edu

    with: “Korean Post-Doc Fellowship Application”  in the subject line

     

    OR

     

    A hard copy to:

     

    Korea Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship

    Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies

    230 International Studies Building

     910 S. Fifth St.

    University of Illinois

    Champaign, IL 61820.

     

    For more information contact Jeffrey Friedman, Associate Director, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, jbfried@illinois.edu.

     

  • 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

     

  • 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

  • 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.
     
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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
     
     
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • [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

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.

    ___________________________________________________________

    RLST 495/EALC 495: Esoteric Buddhism in East Asia

    1022 FLB / TR 2:00-3:20

    Professor Brian Ruppert (ruppert@illinois.edu)

     

  • 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
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • [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!

    ---------------------------
    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.