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July 03, 2008

Visiting Scholar from Zhengzhou

The chinese.studies@umich.edu inbox received an email from
Xuelin Chen

I am a visiting scholar at ME of UM.
I come from Zhengzhou, China.
I will stay here until Dec. this year.
I am looking for a volunteer who would like to teach me English.
And if he or she is interested in Chinese I also could teach him or her.
Thank you.

Posted by moyera at 10:55 AM

July 02, 2008

Summer 2008 Olympics

Here's a link to the Beijing Offical website:


Posted by moyera at 01:38 PM

Fulbright Awards in Chinese Studies 2009-2010

China: http://www.cies.org/award_book/award2009/award/Chi9117.htm

Hong Kong: http://www.cies.org/award_book/award2009/award/Soc9132.htm

Macao: http://www.cies.org/award_book/award2009/award/Hum9151.htm

Taiwan: http://www.cies.org/award_book/award2009/award/Soc9170.htm

Posted by moyera at 01:33 PM

New Fulbright Scholar Award in Hong Kong

Postdoctoral Research in the Social Sciences for China Specialists

Deadline: Oct. 1, 2008
Start Date: Sept. 2008 or later, grant must be completed by Aug. 31, 2009
Status: Open

Purpose: To support young scholars seeking to extend their doctoral dissertations and prepare them for publication as a monograph or a series of articles for major journals. Applicant will give periodic seminars in area of research and may be asked to teach one course in area of specialization or to mentor graduate students.

Qualifications: Applicants who received their Ph.D. no more than three years before the time of application, or applicants who are in the last stage of completing their dissertations. Applicants who do not have their doctorate at the time of application must have received it by the time that the grant begins.

Language: Level of capability in Mandarin or a Chinese dialect appropriate to the project.

Eligible disciplines: political science, public administration, public policy, international relations, anthropology, sociology, psychology, geography, urban studies, social policy, social work

Host Institution: Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Grantee may make short visits to China to collect data as part of the grant activities.

Length of Grant: 9 months to 12 months

Starting Date: September 2008 or later but grant must be completed by August 31, 2009

Benefit Package: A monthly stipend (HK$25,000), a housing subsidy (HK$6,000), international travel (HK$15,000) and a research allowance (HK$25,000) for travel and purchase of materials. Benefits will be paid in Hong Kong dollars.

Deadline: October 1, 2008

More information: For more information on this award and the Fulbright Scholar Program in Hong Kong, visit www.cies.org or contact David Adams, dadams@cies.iie.org or 202.686.4021

Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
3007 Tilden Street, NW, Suite 51, Washington, DC 20008-3009
Telephone: 202.686.7877
Fax: 202.362.3442
email: apprequest@cies.iie.org

Posted by moyera at 11:02 AM

UNESCO Laura Bush Traveling Fellowship

This fellowship will help fund a proposal designed by a U.S. undergraduate or graduate student (18-25 yrs. of age)--to conduct brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO – using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations.

Deadlines: Application by Aug. 5 & Proposals by week of Aug. 19
Start Date: Sept. 2008 - Dec. 2008
Status: Open

Dear Commissioners & Friends of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO,


We are pleased to announce the call for applications for the Fall/Winter 2008 cycle of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship.

As you may recall, this fellowship will help fund a proposal designed by the applicant--a U.S. undergraduate or graduate student between the ages of 18-25--to conduct brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO – using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations.

Please forward this link and its announcement to anyone or to any institution you think would be appropriate for encouraging applicants.

For applicants who will conduct their work from the period between September 2008 and December 2008, the application schedule is as follows:

June 26 -- U.S. National Commission for UNESCO opens call for applications August 5, 5 p.m. EST --

Deadline for proposals to be received by U.S. National Commission for UNESCO Week of August 19 --

Subcommittee meeting to produce initial top candidates and conduct phone interviews, as needed Week of August 25 -- Closed Federal Advisory Committee Act call to determine recommendations of final top candidate and alternates.

By August 31 -- Announcement of recipient(s) by Executive Director of U.S. National Commission for UNESCO Early 2009 – Recipient(s) provides summary report of experiences

Susanna B. Connaughton
Executive Director
U.S. Commission for UNESCO

Karla Ver Bryck Block

Posted by moyera at 10:45 AM

July 01, 2008

Harvard University Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies

Title Associate Director
School / Unit Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies
Location Cambridge
Full Or Part Time Full-Time
Salary Grade 058
Date Posted 06/13/2008

Duties And Responsibilities Reporting to the Director of the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, the Associate Director is an administrative leader and key resource for Chinese Studies at Harvard. S/he provides administrative and programmatic leadership of the Center and manages it day-to-day activities. The AD will develop and implement a strategic plan to enhance Harvard's research programs on China and to support Harvard students in Chinese Studies; provide regular programmatic analyses and recommendations; and build and maintain relationships and collaborations within and outside Harvard to enhance the field of Chinese Studies. Advises and collaborates with individual faculty on project organization and proposal development. Oversees projects ranging from large conferences to smaller, ongoing seminars to post-doctoral and visiting scholar programs. In consultation with the Asia Center financial office, develops and manages the Center budget and project budgets, develops grant proposals, and manages Center funds. Hires, supervises, and evaluates the work of staff, and manages administrative operations and workflow, including space management; oversees website content and Center publications and correspondence; and manages collaborative projects with institutions across Harvard and in China. May assist with fundraising and stewardship of gifts.
Required Education, Experience and Skills Ph.D. in a related discipline or equivalent professional experience. Broad knowledge of Chinese affairs and scholarship. Excellent English-language oral and written communication skills. Proficiency in spoken Mandarin and written Chinese. At least seven years of experience in academic or research administration. Demonstrated ability to plan and manage organizational growth and balance multiple simultaneous projects. Supervisory and financial aptitude required; experience with grants preferred. Ability to work productively with all kinds of people. Some travel may be required.
Additional Information All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.
Required Screening Harvard University requires pre-employment reference and background screening.
Harvard University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted by summert at 04:03 PM