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  • 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. 

  • 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/>

  • 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.

  • 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 

  • 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/).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 2017 CEAPS Fellowship Winner

     Congratulations to Forrest McSweeney, the winner of this year CEAPS fellowship.

    Forrest in Suzhou

    Forrest Cale McSweeney is a Phd student in Chinese history at East Asian Languages Culture. He studies modern Chinese history. He is from Birmingham Alabama originally and has a BA from the University of Alabama and an MA from the University of Alabama Birmingham. Forrest has lived in China three times for three total years including two stints in Beijing and once in Hanhzhou. He has traveled extensively throughout the country including Hong Kong and has lived in Taipei. In addition to this Forrest has also lived in Australia and has traveled to Singapore many times as well as Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, and France.

     
  • 2018 Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW)

    Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW)

    The Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW) provides a unique opportunity to explore the languages and cultures of the Muslim World while interacting with experts on the region. In addition to classroom instruction, the program offers a variety of co-curricular learning activities designed to enhance and enrich the language learning process, provide additional channels for language contact, and expose students to the traditions of the communities of the Muslim World.

    SILMW 2018 Registration

    Registration for SILMW courses will commence in the Spring semester. UIUC students register online, using university registrar portal.

    All other perspective students: please visit our application guidelines page.

    Program Registration deadline: APRIL 30, 2018.

    SILMW courses open conditional on sufficient enrollment.

    Standard Arabic Intensive Course for High School Students

    In Summer 2018, SILMW will offer a 2-week intensive course in Elementary Arabic for high school students. High school program dates: June 11, 2018 - June 22, 2018.

    Students will earn 2 college credit hours. Learn more about the program and submit an application using SILMW high school program website.

  • 2019 MEXT Japanese Studies Scholarship (Deadline: February 15, 2019)

    2019 MEXT Japanese Studies Scholarship (Deadline: February 15, 2019)

    The Japan Information Center is pleased to announce that applications for the 2019 MEXT Japanese Studies Scholarship are now available. This scholarship offers current undergraduate students majoring in Japanese Language, Japanese Literature, Japanese Studies, or Japanese Culture an opportunity to deepen their understandings through academic study at one of several universities in Japan.

    Applications, Guidelines, and an FAQ are currently available online at our MEXT Scholarship website under the "Japanese Studies" header: https://www.chicago.us.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/mext.html.

    Applications are due on Friday, February 15th. Those who pass the initial application screening will be asked to sit for an interview and Japanese language exam on February 18th or 19th. Final selection will come from MEXT in June, with scholarship recipients departing for Japan in September this year.

    MEXT Scholarships: https://www.chicago.us.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/mext.html>

    Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago: www.chicago.us.emb-japan.go.jp

  • 2019 Sapora Symposium, November 14-15, 2019

    The 16th Annual Sapora Symposium will take place November 14 - 15, 2019, at the Colonnades Club at Memorial Stadium.

    With more than 350 students attending and a lineup of top speakers, this year’s event is slated to be the biggest and best ever. It is sure to be informative and entertaining, and a great highlight of our students’ experience at Illinois.

    In celebration of the 150th anniversary of College Football and the 100th anniversary of the NFL, the feature panel for the afternoon session on Thursday, November 14th is titled “Red Grange and His impact on Sport and Culture in the United States, 1924 -1989.” The panel features some of the foremost experts and scholars on Red Grange.

    On Friday, November 15th, invited speakers who are leaders in their field will speak about current issues, trends, and future growth in recreation, sport, and tourism. Speakers include Carmen Rossi (founder of the Chicago-based company, 8 Hospitality Group), Melissa Luebbe (publisher of Midwest Living Magazine), Deon Thomas (former American-Israeli basketball player, Illinois Mr. Basketball, and the all-time leading scorer in Fighting Illini history), and Dr. Alan Nathan (professor emeritus of the University of Illinois Physics Department) who will provide fascinating insight into the physics involved in baseball.

    Students, alumnae, and the general public are welcomed to attend!

    MORE INFO: https://ahs.illinois.edu/rst-sapora

    Students can register for a 1-hour class to attend the Sapora Symposium. CRN: 70874

    This event is hosted by the College of Applied Health Sciences at Illinois Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism at Illinois in partnership with the Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics. This event is sponsored by the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, European Union Center at the University of Illinois, Center for Global Studies at Illinois, Center of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies through support from the US Department of Education's Title VI NRC Program.

  • 2019 Taiwan Scholarship and Huayu Enrichment Scholarship Applications Now Open (Deadline: March 31, 2019)

    2019 Taiwan Scholarship and Huayu Enrichment Scholarship Programs

    The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago is currently accepting applications for the 2019 Taiwan Scholarship and 2019 Huayu Enrichment Scholarship Programs.

    Taiwan Scholarship, is offered to non-Chinese heritage students who wish to enroll in a degree program in Taiwan.  For instance, recipients enrolling in a Master’s program will receive a stipend of NT$20,000 per month for two years and tuition reimbursement upon validation up to NT$40,000. (Ph.D. for four years) Huayu Enrichment Scholarship is offered to non-Chinese heritage students interested in studying Chinese in Taiwan, and is available for 3, 6, 9, or 12 months. The 2019 Huayu scholarship covers the study period from September, 2019 to August, 2020. Recipients of this scholarship will be given a stipend totaling NT$25,000 per month for study at a university-affiliated language center in Taiwan. There is also a special 2-month summer term in Huayu scholarship, only for June-July (2019) or July-August (2019) with a monthly stipend of NTD 25,000. All students’ application documents must be sent to our office by March 31, 2019.

    Information/Application: www.edutw.org
    Contact: Wendy Chen at wchen@edutw.org

  • 2019 U.S. Foreign Policy Colloquium (Deadline: May 5, 2019)

    Program Overview

    The U.S. Foreign Policy Colloquium (FPC) gives 75 of the best and brightest Chinese graduate students a deeper and more nuanced understanding of the complex forces that shape American foreign policy and inform the U.S.-China relationship. Through site visits, lectures, and discussions, FPC participants leave the program better equipped to play productive, well-informed roles in the future management of Chinese policy vis-à-vis the United States. The 2019 FPC will run from Tuesday, May 28 to Friday, May 31 in Washington, D.C.

    Interested students can go to the FPC website to read FPC alumni profiles, see the draft agenda, and check out the FPC FAQ document for more details about this unique opportunity to interact with key players in the American foreign policy arena.

    FPC Costs

    $250 participation fee includes accommodations (4 nights in a hotel), meals, and local transportationParticipants are responsible for all travel costs to and from FPCA limited amount of need-based financial aid is available (more information will be provided to accepted participants)

    How to Apply

    Interested students can apply today through the National Committee website.

    Contact: Jessica Bissett at jbissett@ncuscr.org or (646) 604-8012

  • "2020 Study in Taiwan - Taiwan Scholarship and Huayu Enrichment Scholarship"

    "2020 Study in Taiwan - Taiwan Scholarship and Huayu Enrichment Scholarship"

  • AEMS and the AEMS Library will be closed

    AEMS and the AEMS Library will be closed to the public following University of Illinois policy. Please contact ceaps@illinois.edu with any questions. We will resume activity in the coming future and thank you for your understanding. Public events have been cancelled as well.

    Please visit covid19.illinois.edu to see the latest university updates.

  • AEMS Library Graduate Assistantship

    The Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) is currently seeking a graduate assistant for our Asian Educational Media Service (AEMS) Library. An engagement program of CEAPS, AEMS promotes the understanding of Asian cultures and people through library collection and media programming for educators of all levels. AEMS introduces new documentary and independent films to scholars and students at the annual Asian Film Expo held in conjunction with the Association for Asian Studies’ Annual Conference. The AEMS Library holds a collection of more than 6,000 media and curriculum materials from or about Asia available for viewing in the library or for loan to local patrons or patrons of the Illinois Heartland Library System.

    • FTE/ Hours per week: 25%(10 hrs per week) – 33%(13.2 hrs per week)
    • Job duration: 9-month appointment, AY 2019-2020 (August 16, 2019 – May 15, 2020)

    Major responsibilities include:

    • Manage AEMS library circulation; check outs/returns/re-shelfing of materials in media library
    • Work with Illinois Heartland Library System to barcode new acquisitions in Polaris and send items for cataloging as needed.
    • Maintain regular hours at AEMS at least 2 days a week
    • Manage AEMS website maintenance and communication
    • Monitor AEMS/VASP reception and respond to phone/email inquiries

    Required qualifications: Attention to detail, punctuality, dependability, and communication skills

    Preferred: Background in Library Science, East Asian Studies, humanities, media, or education.

    To Apply:

    Send resume, contact info, and course schedule to Yuchia Chang at yuchia@illinois.edu.

  • AEMS Library Summer Hours

    The Asian Educational Media Service (AEMS) Library will be closed during the summer time and plan to reopen in Fall 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Mike Yuchuan Shen (ycshen2@illinois.edu).

  • 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

  • April 30: Illinois School of Architecture - Lecture: Gong Dong + Zhu Pei

    April 30 (TUESDAY) Lecture: Gong Dong (PLYM DISTINGUISHED VISITING PROFESSOR) & ZHU PEI (DEAN CAFA)

    The Illinois School of Architecture is proud to have Alumnus Gong Dong of Vector Architects as the 2019 Plym Distinguished Visiting Professor!  Please join us for his public reception and lecture. 

    Tuesday, April 30, 2019 

    4:00 - Reception  @ Blicharski Atrium, Temple Hoyne Buell Hall  
    4:30 - Opening Lecture by Zhu Pei  Dean, China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA)
               @ Plym Auditorium, Temple Hoyne Buell Hall 
    6:00 - Lecture by Gong Dong  Plym Distinguished Visiting Professor, Vector Architects
               @ Plym Auditorium, Temple Hoyne Buell Hall  

    The event is co-sponsored by the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies

     

    Gong Dong is the 2019 Plym Distinguished Visiting Professor. The Plym Distinguished Professorship is a very special position within the School of Architecture.  It was made possible by a gift to the School in 1981 by the late Lawrence J. Plym of Niles, Michigan, past president of the Kawneer Corporation. Mr. Plym and his family have a very warm association with the University of Illinois and the School of Architecture.

    His firm and projects have been widely covered by many academic media and are awarded both in China and internationally. Representative Work: Seashore Library, Seashore Chapel, Alila Yangshuo, Suzhou Intangible Cultural Heritage Museum, Chongqing Taoyuanju Community Center, Bayuquan Vanke Exhibition Center, Eco-Farm Series-Visitor Center and Harvest Pavilion, and M Woods Entrance Revitalization, etc.  

     

    Zhu Pei, one of the leading Chinese architects, received his Master degree in Architecture both from Tsinghua University and UC Berkeley, he founded Studio Zhu-Pei in Beijing in 2005.

    Zhu Pei won The Architectural Review Future Project Awards in 2017, Honor Award from the AIA in 2015, he was named one of “the 5 greatest architects under 50” by the Huffington Post in 2011, DFA Grand Award and Special Award for Culture, Hong Kong, in 2008, the Design Vanguard Award by Architecture Record in 2007, China Award from Architectural Record in 2005, WA award in 2004, Special Merit Award by UIA and UNESCO in 1989.

    His works have been exhibited at world important museums such as Venice Biennial in Italy, Sao Paulo Art Biennial, Centre Pompidou in Paris, Victoria and Albert Museum in UK, Dresden State Art Museum in Germany, AEDES in Germany, Kassel in Germany, Harvard University and Rome MAXXI Museum in Italy, etc.

  • "BEST Promoter of the decade: Jason Finkelman"

    "BEST Promoter of the decade: Jason Finkelman"We are so proud of our AsiaLENS/AAS Film Expo Curator, Jason Finkelman, named the best promoter of the decade by Smile Politely.

    "Mark it in your memory: when you see a show being presented by Jason Finkelman, make it a point to go see it, if you are able. I can assure you, you won’t leave sorry you went. (Seth Fein)"

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    More info: http://smilepolitely.com/splog/best_promoter_of_the_decade_jason_finkelman/ 

  • Boren Forum: Job Opportunity with the US-China Economic & Security Review Commission

    "Boren Forum: Job Opportunity with the US-China Economic & Security Review Commission"

    Research Assistant for the Commission's Security & Foreign Affairs team

    The US-China Economic and Security Review Commission is excited to announce that they are hiring a research assistant for our Security and Foreign Affairs team. The Commission is an exciting, fast-paced workplace at the center of Congress' study of US-China relations. They are looking for an expert writer and researcher with a background in Chinese security or foreign affairs issues to join their team.---

    Learn More - Position Description

  • Building Intervening Connecting: Recent work of Gong Dong

    BUILDING INTERVENING CONNECTING
    Recent Work of Gong Dong, Vector Architects
    Plym Distinguished Professor
    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

    The November 18 event, free and open to the public, begins at 5:30 pm with registration and a reception, followed by the 6:30 pm presentation and Q&A.

    Seating is general admission; advance reservations are required by visiting https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-intervening-connecting-recent-work-of-gongdong-vector-architects-tickets-66587032607

    Location:
    Seventeenth Church of Christ Scientist
    55 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601

    All attendees will receive a small book documenting Professor Dong’s recent architecture and his work as Plym Professor.

    The lecture will introduce the current projects by Vector Architects, a Chinese architecture practice based in Beijing. The firm was established in 2008 by its founding partner, Gong Dong. The studio has completed many award-winning projects that express a common belief that architecture is about continuity without beginning or end. Architecture is a medium to connect and nurture the spirit that exists in its site. This sensible quality could emanate from a unique landscape, a bustling city scenario, or from people and their lively movement.

    Vector Architects
    School of Architecture, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
    Alphawood Foundation, Chicago

    The event is sponsored by the School of Architecture University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with the generous support of the Alphawood Foundation.

  • 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.

  • Call for abstracts: New Perspectives on Cultural Contact and Exchange

    Call for abstracts
    “New Perspectives on Cultural Contact and Exchange” Colloquium
    March 29-31, 2019
     (Friday evening to Sunday afternoon)
    Levis Faculty Center 
    (919 W Illinois St, Urbana)


    The colloquium is the culmination of a year-long interdisciplinary faculty-graduate student research cluster sponsored by IPRH: the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities. Participants in “Transmission, Translation, and Directionality in Cultural Exchange” have been exploring the problematics and methodologies of researching cultural contact and exchange across time and space and at multiple scales. The colloquium is intended to foster spirited conversation among graduate students and faculty can bring their current research projects, share and receive feedback from participants and faculty respondents across a variety of fields.

    If you are interested in presenting at this colloquium, please submit a 300-word abstract by January 20, 2018 to culture.iprh@gmail.com.

    To read the full Call for Abstracts, visit: http://ttdce.herokuapp.com/colloquium/call_for_abstracts

  • Call for Applications: AAS-SSRC Dissertation Workshop, March 19-21, 2019

    AAS-SSRC Dissertation Workshop Call for Applications
    2019: Asian Cities, Architectural Heritage, Civil Society and Urban Expansion

    March 19-21, 2019 | Denver, CO

    The Association for Asian Studies and the Social Science Research Council, with support from the Henry M. Luce Foundation, are pleased to announce the jointly organized AAS Dissertation Workshop Series. The workshop will be held in conjunction with the AAS annual conference in Denver, CO.

    This workshop is intended to bring together doctoral students, regardless of citizenship, in the humanities and social sciences who are (1) developing dissertation proposals or are in the early phases of research or dissertation writing; and who are (2) planning, conducting, or are in the early phases of writing up dissertation research. The workshop will be limited to 12 students, ideally from a broad array of disciplines and working on a wide variety of materials and in various regions of Asia. It also will include a small multidisciplinary and multi-area faculty with similar interests. The workshop is scheduled for the days immediately preceding the 2019 AAS annual conference in Denver, CO. The organizers will be able to provide financial support for participants including three nights accommodation, meals, and travel funds. It is hoped that participants also will attend the AAS annual conference immediately following the workshop. Participants will be invited back for a post-fieldwork workshop in 2020.

    Applications must be submitted through the SSRC's online application system no later than January 5, 2019 and will consist of a narrative description of the dissertation topic (ten double-spaced pages), short application form, and a current Curriculum Vitae.

  • Call for Films - AAS Film Expo 2019 (deadline: November 12, 2018)

    Call for Films: AAS Film Expo 2019

    AAS Film Expo was established as a conference program in 2011 by the Asian Educational Media Service (AEMS), an outreach program of the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Documentary and independent films on issues reflecting contemporary life in Asia are projected in a dedicated screening room with a schedule running from Thursday through Saturday. An “on demand” screening area allows additional viewing opportunities for attendees who miss scheduled screening times. The AAS Film Expo will be held in conjunction with the The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Annual Conference scheduled for March 21-24, 2019 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado.

    We welcome the submission of films related to Asia produced by scholars and independent filmmakers. Criteria utilized in the selection process include timeliness, broad appeal to the scholarly community, and examples of new field work. For more information, please download the AAS Film Expo Submission Form.

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 12, 2018

  • Call for Paper Proposals: Chinese University of Hong Kong Young Scholars’ Forum in Chinese Studies May 24-26, 2018 (online application due January 5, 2018)

    The Chinese University of Hong Kong-Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Asia-Pacific Centre for Chinese Studies and the Institute of Chinese Studies co-organize the Fifth Young Scholars’ Forum in Chinese Studies, to be held on May 24-26, 2018. The forum aims to nurture young scholars in Chinese Studies and strengthen the network among young scholars in the field.

    The forum plans to invite Ph.D. students (after completing qualifying examination) or Ph.D. graduates with less than five years of work experience for presentation of their recent research output on any aspect of Chinese studies, drawing on but not limited to the disciplines of history, literature, religion, art and thought. Proposals related to the theme of Culture and Society of Middle Period China and Beyond are preferable. Participants are expected to be proficient in both English and Chinese.

    The conference will only cover expenses for lodging and round-trip transportation (economy class) for the participants. The organizer will provide maximum subsidy of 1,000 USD (subject to approval). Conference registration is free.

    Papers will be selected by a committee from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Local faculty will serve as discussants for the selected papers. Publication for selected papers will be considered after the forum.

    For application, please submit a 400-word paper proposal and short biography via our online submission system at: http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/ics/general/forum/submission.html.

    Deadlines: Online application due January 5, 2018. Notification of acceptance announced on January 24, 2018. Full paper due April 9, 2018.

    For inquiries, please contact the ICS organizers: Professor Lai Chi Tim (laichitim@cuhk.edu.hk) and Ms. Grace Leung (graceleung@cuhk.edu.hk).

  • Call for Papers: Columbia Graduate Student Conference on East Asia, Feb 23-24, 2018, NYC (Deadline: November 3, 2017)

    Graduate students are cordially invited to submit abstracts for the 27th Annual Columbia Graduate Student Conference on East Asia, to be held at Columbia University on February 23rd and 24th, 2018. This two-day conference provides students from institutions around the world with the opportunity to meet and share research with their peers. In addition, participants will gain valuable experience presenting their work through discussion with fellow graduate students as well as faculty from Columbia University.

    We welcome applications from students engaged in research on all fields in East Asian Studies. While applicants may situate their work in disciplines, including History, Literature, Cinema, Art History, Religion, Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, and Political Science, we especially encourage work that crosses national, temporal, and disciplinary boundaries to critically interrogate the categories that both bind and sub-divide area studies.

    Participation: Presenters deliver a talk no longer than 20 minutes that summarizes research in progress. Presentations may take three possible forms: a standard academic research paper, a Powerpoint presentation accompanied by a talk, or a work of documentary filmmaking. A documentary work should be 20 minutes or less, but if one wishes to showcase a longer film, an entire panel slot can be devoted to it. The committee also encourages applications from pre-arranged panels of three to four presenters organized around a specific research topic, such as a region, discipline, or theme. If you are applying as a pre-formed panel, please make sure to include a tentative title for your panel on the application form. Preference will be given to such applications; we encourage panels to include participants from multiple institutions.

    Deadlines: Applications are due November 3rd, 2017. Please apply at https://goo.gl/WfHv3R. Successful applicants will be notified of acceptance in mid-November 2017. Final Papers are due January 15th, 2018.

    Housing: Housing will be available on an extremely limited basis. We encourage everyone to arrange their own accommodations in advance. The conference runs from Friday afternoon to late Saturday evening. Travel and lodging information will be available soon, on the conference website.

    Funding: The committee intends to provide funding to cover travel expenses, but on an extremely limited and competitive basis. Participants are encouraged to apply for funding from their home institutions.

    Committee Members: Tenggeer Hao, Yuqing Luo, Maho Miyazaki, Peter Moody, Oliver White, Yingchuan Yang

    Contact Information: gradcon2018@gmail.com

    Graduate Student Conference on East Asia
    Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
    407 Kent Hall, Mail Code 3907
    Columbia University
    New York, NY 10027

  • Call for Papers: Oxford China Humanities Graduate Conference, January 10-11, 2018 (Deadline: October 15, 2017)

    Second Annual University of Oxford China Humanities Graduate Conference Engaging 'China': Perspectives from the Margins

    Graduate students are invited to submit abstracts for the second annual University of Oxford China Humanities Graduate Conference, which takes the theme of ‘engagement’ in the Chinese context as its point of departure. We welcome papers that work with modern and pre-modern subject material and from all humanistic disciplines, including but not limited to history, literary and cultural studies, art, film and media studies, philosophy, human geography, anthropology, musicology and religion.

    ​This conference asks applicants to critically assess through the lens of 'engagement' how the idea of 'China' as a geographical, cultural and national signifier is created. How is China engaging with neighbours close and far away? How does it attract the world and communities within? How do communities within and without engage with China? How does engagement inform the ways in which ‘China’ is conceived? Through this conference, we wish to highlight the ways, both past and present, in which ‘engagement’ is central to understanding ‘China’.

    Possible topics may include (but are not limited to):

    1. Circulation of philosophical and religious texts, ideas, and institutions
    2. ‘China’ in cultural products, including literature, film, visual art, theatre, music, etc.
    3. Cultural production of minorities within China and the Chinese diaspora
    4. Subcultures in China
    5. Exchanges of material culture
    6. Linguistic exchange
    7. Trade and the tributary system
    8. Diplomacy, war, and peace
    9. Tourism and migration to, from, and within China
    10. Cross-border dimensions of environmental and health issues
    11. Co-operation and conflict in science and technology
    12. Methods and attitudes of scholarship in and about China

    The conference will be held predominantly in English but we accept a limited number of submissions written in both English and Chinese and presented in Mandarin.

    We plan to produce a special issue in a peer-reviewed journal out of the best conference papers. Successful applicants who wish to be considered for publication are encouraged to submit a full paper at the time of the conference.

    ​Please submit a 250–300-word abstract and 150-word biography to oxfordchinagradconference@gmail.com by October 15th 2017, 17:00 (GMT).

    ​Organising committee - Yeo Min Hui, Frances O'Morchoe, Stefano Gandolfo

  • Call for Papers - Planting China: The Illinois Symposium on Chinese Agriculture, Society, and the Environment (Deadline: March 15, 2018)

     

    Call for Papers
    Planting China: The Illinois Symposium on Chinese Agriculture, Society, and the Environment
    April 21, 2018 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Submission deadline: March 15, 2018

    Keynote address:
    Peter Lavelle (Assistant Professor of History, Temple University), “Chinese Agriculture in the Age of High Imperialism”

    Sponsored by the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies and the Center for Global Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).

    UIUC organizers:

    Dr. Jeffrey Martin (Anthropology/EALC)
    Dr. SHAN Depeng (visiting scholar from Southwest University for Nationalities, PRC)
    Mark Frank (EALC)
    LIAO Yue (Anthropology)

    When China scholars meet across disciplines we often talk about agriculture, but it is rarely the organizing principle. The premise of this symposium is that agrarian studies is absolutely central to understanding China’s past and present. In dynastic China most people were farmers, most of the materials used in daily life were grown, and most taxes were assessed on farmland. The internecine strife of the twentieth century was largely an agrarian drama. China’s transition to an industrial economy over the past three decades has had a profound impact on the agrarian sector, facilitating what Philip Huang calls “China’s hidden agricultural revolution”. Neither the social nor physical landscapes of China can be understood apart from the past and present of human-plant relationships.

    The terms “agriculture, society, and the environment” in our title do not refer to three distinct areas of study, but rather, to the nexus of those categories, which is where we situate agrarian studies. The goal of this symposium is a robust conversation on two questions: What should the field of Chinese agrarian studies look like? What is its relevance to the study of gender, ethnicity, and other theoretical issues? And how does it matter for our understanding of China’s contemporary challenges and opportunities? This is a conversation that will contribute to agrarian studies as an inherently interdisciplinary and transregional way of approaching historical and contemporary problems, combining insights from the humanities, sciences and social sciences.

    Towards this goal, we invite sympathetically-minded scholars and practitioners working in any discipline or time-period to propose papers which might contribute to the theme of “Chinese Agriculture, Society, and the Environment”. Proposals should include a title and an abstract of 200 words. We especially seek proposals from women and members of other groups that are underrepresented in the field, as well as papers that expand or challenge the conventional boundaries of agrarian studies. Proposals centered on regions outside of China are also welcome, provided that they establish relevance to Chinese agrarian studies. Limited travel funding is available for speakers visiting from outside of central Illinois.

    All topics pertinent to the broad theme of the symposium are welcome, but some of the organizers’ core interests include:

    *             Archaeology and the “deep history” of agrarian states

    *             Agriculture and empire, agriculture and nationalism

    *             Gender, ethnicity, and farming

    *             The history of scientific agriculture

    *             Climate change and Agricultural sustainability

    *             Farmer cooperatives and the solidarity economy.

    Information/Paper Submission: https://chineseagriculture.org/2018-symposium/

     

  • Call for Proposals: The Sixth Young Scholars' Forum in Chinese Studies (Hong Kong)

    Call for Paper Proposals
    The Sixth Young Scholars’ Forum in Chinese Studies
    Theme - “A Century of Change: Revisiting the Legacy of May Fourth” (百年流變:再思「五四」遺)
    May 23-25, 2019, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Submission Deadline: January 4, 2019

    The Sixth Young Scholars’ Forum in Chinese Studies will be held from May 23 to May 25, 2019. The forum is now calling for paper proposal to the theme: A Century of Change: Revisiting the Legacy of May Fourth.

    Ph.D. students (after completing qualifying examination) or Ph.D. graduates with less than five year of work experience are invited for presentation of their recent research output on any aspect of Chinese studies, highly on but not limited to the disciplines of history, literature, religion, art and thought.

    Information/Submission:
    http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/ics/general/forum/

  • 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.
  • CEAPS Affiliated Faculty Conference Travel Grant (Deadline: January 24, 2020)

    CEAPS Affiliated Faculty Conference Travel Grant (Spring 2020 Review) Application

    Deadline: January 24, 2020

    The CEAPS Affiliated Faculty Conference Travel Grant is open to all faculty affiliates from all U of I departments and colleges. You must be a current faculty affiliate and have a paper accepted in a conference to apply. At least 6 awards, ranging from $600 to $800, will be awarded per year. Applications are evaluated semi-annually by the CEAPS Advisory Board. Applications are due on the first Friday of the Fall and Spring semesters. The deadline to submit applications for Spring 2020 consideration is January 24, 2020. The awards will be announced in February 2020. The proposed travel should take place during the 12 months following the award.

  • CEAPS-"Asian Festival Celebration"

    Saturday, February 21st
    "Asian Festival Celebration"

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

  • 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 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-"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 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 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.

  • 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.

  • CEAPS Graduate Student Travel Grant (Spring 2020 Review)

    For Graduate Students

    CEAPS Graduate Student Travel Grant (Spring 2020 Review)

    Submission Deadline: Friday, February 7, 2020 (11:59 pm CST)

    Award Notification: March 2020

    Travel Period: Spring 2020 – Fall 2020

    Application

    CEAPS is pleased to announce a new travel grant program for graduate students at UIUC. The CEAPS Graduate Student Travel Grant provides travel awards for graduate students to present papers at professional conferences or to conduct dissertation research in East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the greater Pacific region. 

    Conference Travel: Up to 3 awards ranging from $200 to $800 will be awarded per semester. Paper acceptance at the time of application is required. Dissertation Research Travel: Up to 3 awards ranging from $500 to $1,500 will be awarded per semester to doctoral students conducting fieldwork research in East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the greater Pacific region for periods up to 12 months.

    Applications are reviewed and approved semi-annually by the CEAPS Advisory Board. The submission deadline for the Spring 2020 competition is Friday, February 7, 2020. See CEAPS website for more information.

  • 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 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. 

     

  • 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 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 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 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.

  • 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.