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August 28, 2008

U-M Fall Study Abroad Fair

Thursday, October 2, 2009, 3pm-6pm, Michigan Union Ballroom.

OIP (U-M) study abroad programs are highlighted but tables are also available for non-OIP U-M departments that have an international focus or deal with out-going study abroad/international students. Visit the website to see what departments have attended in the past: www.lsa.umich.edu/oip/fairs.htm.

Posted by zzhu at 02:56 PM

Dance with Farm Workers - November 22 at 7 pm

The film showing is FREE and open to the public.

Date: Saturday, November 22
Time: 7 pm
Place: Angell Hall, Auditorium A
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A film by Wu Wenguang and Su Ming; China, 2001; 57 minutes (Mandarin with English subtitles)

Verite documentarist Wu Wenguang records an unconventional dance performance project entitled "Dance with Farm Workers."

Initiated and organzied by choreographer Wen Hui (the director's wife), along with artists Song Dong and Yun Xiuzhen and staged in a former textile factory, ten actors and dancers are brought together with thirty farm workers who came from poor regions of Sichuan Province to work on construction sites in Beijing. Drawn to this dance project by the promise of 30 yuan a day for their efforts, the laborers later discover that even they have an opportunity to stand center stage and make a statement.

Posted by moyera at 01:57 PM

Shanghai Bride - November 15 at 7 pm

The film showing is FREE and open to the public.

Date: Saturday, November 15
Time: 7 pm
Place: Angell Hall, Auditorium A

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A film by Melanie Ansley and Sam Voutas; 2006, 51 minutes (Mandarin, Shangalese, and English with English subtitles)

How does the average man find a wife in materialistic Shanghai? There are two single males to every single female and the women are increasingly picky and middle-class.

The effects of the one-child policy combined with a rapid revolution in China's values and lifestyles, have created increasingly selective middle-class Shanghai women. For working class men, finding a wife is a quest that requires money, time, and the strength to withstand countless disappointments.

Shanghai Bride is a rare portrait of ordinary people in an extraordinary social predicament, a window on the cut-throat nature of Shanghai's marriage market.

Posted by moyera at 01:33 PM

Last House Standing - November 8 at 7 pm

The film showing is FREE and open to the public.

Date: Saturday, November 8
Time: 7 pm
Place: Angell Hall, Auditorium A

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A film by Chao Gan and Zi Liang; China, 2005; 54 minutes (English and Chinese with English subtitles)

As China continues its unprecedented economic growth, this documentary captures the poignant story of an elderly man caught between his country's past and future.

In Shanghai, yet another district is scheduled for demolition and redevelopment. The residents have all been relocated except for one. The owner of an old mansion, Mr. Jiang steadfastly refuses to leave. Mr. Jiang was born in this house and has watched the history of Shanghai unfold from its balcony.

Vividly depicting the relationship between an individual and a changing society, this is an intimate appreciation of the vast changes sweeping through China today.

Posted by moyera at 09:30 AM

No Sex, No Violence, No News: The Battle to Control China's Airwaves - November 1 at 7 pm

The film showing is FREE and open to the public.

Date: Saturday, November 1
Time: 7 pm
Place: Angell Hall, Auditorium A

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A film by Sharon Connolly, Susan Lambert and Stefan Moore for Film Aulstralia; 2002; 55 minutes (English and Chinese with English subtitles)

This unique film examines the battle raging to control China's airwaves. Working with a government that allows nothing of social or political import to be broadcast, entrepreneurs from Hong Kong, Singapore, and Australia bring their full complement of consumerism and mindless entertainment to the millions of Chinese greedy for a glimpse of the outside world.

Prof. Leonard Chu of Hong Kong Baptist University sees the arrival of television to the villages of China as a positive development, even with its limited programming. He applauds the new openness, providing a "window on the world."

On the other hand, we hear from the director of Shanghai Communications whose only interest is in selling. He sees television solely as a tool for promoting Chinese products in their developing market.

Gary Darcy, CEO of Murcoch's Star Network describes how BBC News was cancelled from the schedule because the Chinese government would never allow a newscast from abroad.

Dr. Geremie Barme, a widely respected observer of Chinese society says, "Chinese television is a negation of the social contract which provided free educations, pensions, and social services to the people and peasants. Instead the self sacrificing citizen of the past is being turned into a consumer."

Posted by moyera at 09:22 AM

August 27, 2008

Red Capitalism: China's Economic Revolution - Oct. 25 at 7 pm

The film showing is FREE and open to the public.

Date: Saturday, October 25
Time: 7 pm
Place: Angell Hall, Auditorium A

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Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 1995; 57 minutes (English and Chinese with English subtitles)

An economic revolution is turning China into the world's largest economy. The birthplace of Chinese capitalism is Shenzhen which has exploded from a farming village to an industrial center of 3 million people.

This film shows how Western corporations are moving factories to Shenzhen to profit from cheap labor and join one of the world's largest consumer markets. Currently there are 58,000 joint venture corporation - from Proctor & Gamble to Volkswagen - for an annual economic growth of ten percent.

So desirable is it to work in Shenzhen that the city must be patrolled to keep out the teeming hopefuls. Scientists are working as clerks, and teachers on assembly lines because they earn more doing menial work here.

This Mecca of free enterprise has its seamy side as crime and prostitution abound. Yet, from Avon salesladies to manic millionaires, its inhabitants exhibit boundless enthusiasm for the future.

Posted by moyera at 04:54 PM

China Blue - October 11 at 7 pm

The film showing is FREE and open to the public.

Date: Saturday, October 11
Time: 7 pm
Place: Angell Hall, Auditorium A
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Directed by Micha X. Peled; China, 2005; 88 minutes (in English and Chinese with English subtitles)

Like no other film before, China Blue is a powerful and poignant journey into the harsh world of sweatshop workers.

Shot clandestinely, this is a deep-access account of what both China and the international retailers don't want us to see: how the clothes we buy are actually made. Following a pair of denim jeans from birth to sale, China Blue links the power of the U.S. consumer market to the daily lives of a Chinese factory owner and two teenaged female factory workers.

Filmed both in the factory and in the workers' faraway village, this documentary provides a rare, human glimpse at China's rapid transformation into a free market society.

"China Blue is more than an exercise in cinematic activism...the film develops a natural dramatic structure that's profoundly affecting. Mr. Peled doesn't just record the girl's indiginities, he listens to their dreams...China Blue examines the polight of the world's largest pool of cheap labor and traces its exploitation to a retail outlet near you." THE NEW YORK TIMES

Posted by moyera at 04:44 PM

Care and Love - October 4 at 7 pm

During Fall Term 2008, the U-M Center for Chinese Studies will be presenting a series of contemporary documentary films on China.

The series is FREE and open to the public.
All are welcome to attend.

Date: Saturday, October 4
Time: 7 pm
Place: Angell Hall, Auditorium A
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A film by Ai Xiaoming; China, 2007; 108 minutes (in Mandarin with English subtitles)

Care and Love draws its inspiration from 'Investigation of AIDS in Xingtai, an article by Wang Keqin, senior journalist of China Economic Times.

The documentary tells the story of Liu Xianhong, a villager who contracted HIV through a blood transfusion during childbirth, and how she publicized her story, filed a lawsuit with her 8-year-old son against the hospital, and eventually received compensation.

The bitter experiences of several families, and the collective effort by people living with HIV to defend their rights, resulted in the 'Care Group' and the growing awareness of the possibility for grassroots efforts in the countryside to lead to real social change.

Film trailer:

Posted by moyera at 03:45 PM

Ai Xiaoming

Visual Representation, Memory and Public Interest

Tuesday, September 30, 2008
4:00 pm
1636 School of Social Work Building
1080 South University

Ai Xiaoming
Department of Chinse Language and Literature
Sun Yat-sen University

Ai Xiaoming is a professor in the Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Sun Yat-sen University in Guangdon Province, China, and head of the Sex/Gender Education Forum established in 2003.

She is a feminist academic, a human rights activist, and director of several documentary films on issues of health, human rights, the legal system and the election system in China, among other topoics.

Films she has directed include Care and Love(2007), the story of a villager who contracted AIDS from a blood transfusion during childbirth and her attempts to seek legal redress against the hospital; The Epic of Central Plains (2006) on villagers in Henan Province who contracted AIDS while seeking to alleviate their poverty by selling their blood, and Tai Shi Village(2006) on the events surrounding a village's attempts to remove their appointed local officials.

Professor Ai's film Care and Love will be shown in the CCS Chinese Documentary Film Series on Saturday, October 4 at 7:00 pm in Auditorium A of Angell Hall. The film series is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact the UM Center for Chinese Studies, 734 764 6308.

Posted by moyera at 11:30 AM

Yasheng Huang

Rethinking Chinese Reforms

Thursday, October 23, 2008
7:00 pm
Room 1636 School of Social Work Building
1080 South University

Yasheng Huang
Sloan School of Management
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The year 2008 marks the 30th anniversary of Chinese reforms.

It is high time to take stock of and assess where the Chinese economy is today. This presentation will show that much of the foundation of China's miracle was laid down in the 1980s and experienced substantial reversals in the 1990s. Even after 30 years of reforms, the reforms are far from complete.

Yasheng Huang teaches international management at Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics (Cambridge 2008). In collaborative projects with other scholars, Professor Huang is conducting research on engineering education and human capital formation in China and India and on entrepreneurship. Professor Huang is the recipient of the Social Science-MacArthur Foundation Fellowship and the National Fellowship.

Posted by moyera at 11:23 AM

Technical / Industrial for Federal-Mogul

Federal Mogul is looking for someone to provide translation of their typical training programs for use in Chinese factories.

Dialect: Mandarin

moyera@umich.edu can email a "typical" slide show for review before contacting the employer.

Jim Bolger
jbidata@aol.com
office: 734 663 1784
cell: 734 320 2444
fax: 734 663 3693
home: 734 747 9931

Posted by moyera at 08:53 AM

August 26, 2008

Pennsylvania State University-University Park, PA

Assistant Professor
Department of History: History and Asian Studies: 20th Century China

Salary: Tenure-track position

Starting Date: August 2009 implied

Deadline Date: Applications due no later than Dec. 1, 2008

Penn State university's Department of History seeks to appoint a tenure track position at the level of assistant professor in the history of 20th Century China (Republican and PRC periods).

The successful candidate should have an active research agenda and be able to contribute immediately to both graduate and undergraduate teaching in the department. The position carries a 25% appointment in the Asian Studies Program.

Electronic submission of letter of application and curriculum vitae are preferred.

Please send to: Sandi Moyer, Administrative Assistant, sjml@psu.edu.

If materials cannot be submitted electronically, please mail to:
20th Century China Search
Box 8, 108 Weaver Building
University Park, PA 16802

Deadline for submission of applications is December 1, 2008.

For more information on the Department of History go to http://www.history.psu.edu.
For more information on the Asian Studies Program go tohttp://www.asian.la.psu.edu.

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

Posted by moyera at 03:32 PM

Pennsylvania State University-University Park, PA

Assistant or Associate Professor
Comparative Literature and Chinese

Salary: Tenure-track Or Tenured according to qualifications)

Starting Date: August 2009 preferred

Deadline Date: November 15, 2008, although applications will be considered until the search is concluded.

Penn State is seeking candidates for a new Assistant or Associate Professor positon in Comparative Literature and Chinese (tenure-track for tenured according to qualifications). Home department Comparative Literature; joint appointment with Asian Studies.

We are interested in candidates who will demonstrate abilities to expand our major in Chinese, participate in the undergraduate and graduate programs in Comparative Literature, and participate in the new dual-degree Comparative Literature/Asian Studies PhD program.

Teaching responsibilities will include modern Chinese language at all levels, as well as introductory and advanced courses on literature and culture. Areas of specialization may include, but are not limited to: modern and/or contemporary Chinese-language literature,; film and new media studies; East-West, intra-Asian, or global comparisons, including Sinophone literature and/or film; postcolonial studies, gender studies, or queer theory.

Native or near-native ability in Chinese and appropriate teaching experience required.

Relevant research achievements or evidence of relevant research promise required.

Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, Chinese, or related field required.

Screening of applications will begin November 15, 2008, although all applications will be considered until the search is concluded.

Send letter, CV, and names of three references to :
Eric Hayot, Comparative Literature
427 Burrowes Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 15802-6203, USA

Applications and nominations may also be sent by email to
cqb2@psu.edu or by FAX to: 814 863 8882.

Visit our Web sites at
http://complit.la.psu.edu and
http://asian.la.psu.edu.

Penn State is committed to Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

Posted by moyera at 02:57 PM

Host Families Needed for Chinese Exchange Student

Please contact Shuming Bao.
Senior Research Coordinator, China Date Center
phone: 734 647 9610

email: email: sbao@umich.edu

Posted by moyera at 02:17 PM

THE ARK: Abigail Washburn & the Sparrow Quartet

Fresh from the Summer Olympics in Beijing
Friday, September 19 at 8:00 pm
316 S. Main Ann Arbor

Fusions of bluegrass and Chinese music, the sound of Abigail Washburn and the Sparrow Quartet feature the clawhammer banjo, fiddle, and cello.

Admission $22.50
Doors open at 7:30 pm

Her all star group includes instrumentalists Ben Sollee, Casey Driessen, and the legendary newgrass innovator Bela Fleck!

http://theark.org1720.html
htto://www.abigailwashburn.com/biography.html

Posted by moyera at 02:05 PM

August 21, 2008

Ken Lieberthal on Hua Guofeng

"He succeeded Mao briefly because he was a guy nobody felt could dominate, so he didn’t set off alarm bells in any camp."

"Hua Guofeng, Transitional Leader of China After Mao, Is Dead at 87"
by Keith Bradsher and William J. Wellman, The New York Times
08/20/2008

Posted by zzhu at 10:58 AM

Eighth East-West Center International Graduate Student Conference on the Asia-Pacific Region

Imin Center, Honolulu, Hawaii
February 12-14, 2009

Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday, October 17, 2008

Theme

The East-West Center International Graduate Student Conference (IGSC) is an annual interdisciplinary conference that welcomes presentations in a number of thematic and disciplinary areas focusing on the Asia Pacific region, and/or the relationship/interaction of the US with the Asia Pacific region. For the purposes of the conference, Asia Pacific is defined to include: South Asia, East Asia, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, all the Pacific Rim nations and Pacific Islands, and Russia.

Papers are encouraged from the array of disciplines focusing on the region. Fields represented in past conferences include Politics, Governance, and Security; Economics; Environmental Change and Vulnerability; Population and Health; Education, History, Language, Linguistics, Culture and Arts. A set of sample abstracts from previous conference may be perused here.

Abstracts

The East-West Center invites graduate students from all around the world to submit papers for the 8th Annual International Graduate Student Conference, which will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA on February 12-14, 2009. The Conference provides an opportunity to share perspectives on the Asia Pacific region formally, through presenting papers and attending other panel presentations, and informally in the warm and supportive environment of the East-West Center in Hawaii.

For submissions, both an abstract of no more than 500 words in length as well as a summary of no more than 100 words should be provided, as indicated on the submission form. The summary will be used as part of the conference materials for abstracts that are accepted.


Submission Format

Please complete the online abstract submission form and submit it electronically to the conference address: studentconference@eastwestcenter.org


Other Information

* IGSC Conference Poster

A limited number of travel grants, generally $100 to $200 (up to a maximum of $500) and awarded on merit, will be available for graduate students coming from overseas, the continental U.S., or from the neighboring islands of Hawaii. Potential participants are encouraged to apply for travel assistance from their home institutions or other sources available to them due to the limited nature of this provision. Should you decide to apply for the travel grant, please complete the travel grant section on the abstract submission form.

Housing accommodation at the East-West Center Halls of Residence will be made available for conference participants at a special rate.


Post-Conference Publications

Presenters will also have the opportunity to submit their conference papers to be considered for publication in the in the East-West Center's working paper series. Our editorial board will review all papers, and selected papers will be published after the conference. For past issues of the working paper series, see here.


Contact Address

The 8th Annual International Graduate Student Conference
c/o EWC Education Program
1601 East-West Road, Burns Hall 2083
Honolulu, Hawaii 96848
U.S.A.

Email
studentconference@eastwestcenter.org


Website
www.eastwestcenter.org/studentconference/


Important Dates

Deadline for abstracts and travel grant requests: October 17, 2008
Notification of abstract selection result: Late November 2008

Posted by zzhu at 09:45 AM

Publish in the Journal of Asian Business

The Journal of Asian Business, published by the Center for International Business Education at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, features research on business issues in Asian countries for business school, social science, and humanities scholars and business leaders.

With your expertise in the dynamic Asian market, you are uniquely positioned to submit to JAB your publishable research on South, Central, Northeast, and Southeast Asia in the areas of business, management, economics, political economy, economic and business history, development studies, or comparative and cross-cultural studies.
We will consider original manuscripts that are not being submitted elsewhere for publication, including academic research, case studies, commentary, research reports and notes, analyses, and book reviews. We are particularly looking for content on Southeast Asia, Korea, and Japan.
Consider these benefits of publishing in JAB:
• JAB is the only refereed academic journal in North America that focuses on Asian business for a broad audience of scholars, policy-makers, and practitioners.
• Your work will be published by a premier international business education institution, available to a readership of leading educational institutions throughout the United States and the world, and indexed in the leading business databases.
• JAB offers an efficient editorial process with quick turn-around time and a thorough peer review by a prestigious Editorial Advisory Board and other experts. We will work with you to assure that the quality of your finished piece will be of maximum benefit to the academic, business, and public policy communities.
Manuscript submission guidelines are available at www.umich.edu/~cibe/about/submission.html. We look forward to hearing from you. Please feel free to forward this request to your colleagues who may be interested in publishing in JAB.
Best regards,
Linda Lim, Editor, Journal of Asian Business
Center for International Business Education
Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan

Posted by zzhu at 08:31 AM

August 15, 2008

CCS Associate Guoqi Xu in the spotlight for writing on the Olympics

"If Chinese continue to be obsessed with soccer, they’ll definitely demand something dramatic, something political or involving rule of law. It will start with sports, and then it will move onto something bigger."

"China Loves Its Soccer. Its Team? Don't Ask."
by Edward Wong, The New York Times
08/15/2008

"A nation that obsesses over gold medals is not a self-assured nation."

"China's Agony of Defeat"
It's impossible to understand what the Games mean to the Chinese without understanding their history of humiliation.
by Orville Schell, Newsweek
Published 07/26/2008
From the magazine issue dated Aug 4, 2008

Posted by zzhu at 04:12 PM

The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies Scholars Program

Pre- and Post-doctoral Fellowships
The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies
Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University

The Harvard Academy Scholars Program was established to identify and support outstanding scholars (recent PhDs and advanced graduate students) who are at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences (including history and law) with a command of the language, history or culture of non-Western countries or regions. Their scholarship may elucidate domestic, comparative, or transnational issues, past or present.

The Academy Scholars are a select group of individuals who show promise of becoming leading scholars at major universities or international institutions. They are appointed and supported by the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies and are provided opportunities for advanced work at Harvard University.

Those selected as Academy Scholars are given time, guidance, access to Harvard facilities, and substantial financial assistance as they work for two years conducting either post-doctoral or final-stage dissertation research in their chosen fields or areas. Some teaching is permitted but not required. The Senior Scholars, a distinguished group of senior Harvard faculty members, act as mentors to the Academy Scholars to help them achieve their intellectual potential.

For more information, please go to: http://www.wcfia.harvard.edu/academy/academy_scholars_program.html

Posted by zzhu at 03:13 PM

Ken Lieberthal comments on the "picture perfect" Olympics opening ceremony

"Fundamentally, the Chinese press and leadership are seeking to make the Games come across as perfect as they can."

"Image control, Beijing style"
Feign perfection by hiding imperfection
by Calum MacLeod and Kevin Johnson, USA Today
08/14/2008

Posted by zzhu at 12:31 PM

Only chance to study China in the Business School this term

Business in Asia
Strategy 584
Ross School of Business
Fall 2008
MW 12:40-2:10 pm W 2760 Ross School
Prof. Linda Lim

• This 3-credit 14-week course deals with the business environment and business operations in Northeast Asia (China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong), Southeast Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Burma) and India.

• The course focuses on the institutional environment, business issues, and ways of dealing with them, that are common to many Asian countries, while also giving students an understanding of specific country contexts.

• Class sessions involve a combination of instructor lectures, interactive class discussions based on course readings (including business cases), guest lectures by visiting executives with extensive Asia experience, and student presentations

• Topics covered include: regional international relations, domestic politics and political risk; corruption and business-government relations; economic growth, poverty and inequality; trade and the legal environment; labor markets and management; inflation, financial crisis and capital markets; corporate governance and sovereign wealth funds; religion, society and culture; family business; multinational and local business competing in Asian markets; the globalization of Asian companies; and energy, the environment and tourism.

• Strategy 503 World Economy is the course prerequisite for MBAs. Non-MBA students wishing to elect the course should contact the instructor regarding their eligibility, and for an override if appropriate.

For inquiries and the syllabus, please email lylim@umich.edu. Students must be in class on the first day, September 3.

Posted by zzhu at 11:54 AM

East-West Center Undergrad/Grad Study Fellowships & Graduate Certificate Program

...Think you could actually LIVE in Hawaii AND STUDY?

For nearly half a century, the East-West Center has helped to build an Asia Pacific community, serving the region and the world through cooperative education, research and dealogue in critical issues of common concern.

Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Study Fellowships

Eligibility and deadlines vary by each fellowship competition.

Graduate Certificate Program
Applications are also invited for participation in the Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP).

Application Deadline: December 1, 2008

Opportunities for study at the East-West Center include:

Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Study Fellowships

Designed for students from Asia, the Pacific and the U.S. to participate in education and research programs in residence at the East-West Center while pursuing graduate study at the University of Hawai'i.

Eligibility and deadlines vary by each fellowship competition.

Application materials for these international degree fellowship competitions are available at www.eastwestcenter.org/studentprograms.

Graduate Certificate Program

In addition to degree study fellowships, applications are invited for participation in the Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP), the center of excellente for leadership education in the Asia Pacific Region.

The APLP is a graduate certificate program combining the development of regional expertise with the enhancement of individual leadership capacity.

Application Deadline: December 1, 2008.

Questions: email scholarships@eastwestcenter.org

East-West Center
1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96848

Phone: 808 944 7735
Fax: 8-8 944 7730
Email: scholarships@eastwestcenter.org

Posted by moyera at 11:51 AM

New undergraduate course

ATTENTION!! International students who speak Chinese and U.S. students of all backgrounds interested in China!

Semester: Fall 2008

Course Title: Chinese International/U.S. Domestic Student Dialogue

Course number: Psychology 122 / Sociology 122 / UC 122 (for undergraduates) Section: 001 Credits: 2

Course description: Chinese international students (i.e., Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, etc.) and U.S. domestic students will be balanced in groups of 5-7 each to participate in meaningful dialogue. This course is a rare opportunity to learn from other students what diversity means in the United States and in the Chinese Diaspora. Students will discuss relevant reading material and they will explore their own and the other students' experiences. The goal is to create a setting in which students engage in open and constructive dialogue, learning, and exploration concerning issues of intergroup relations, conflict and community.

Course Note: Interested students must apply for an override request at www.igr.umich.edu. Due to high demand, students who do not attend the mass meeting on the first day of class will be withdrawn from the course. If you have questions, please contact the Program on Intergroup Relations at (734) 936-1875.

Directions for Override Request:
1) Go to www.igr.umich.edu
2) Select *IGR Courses*, then *Intergroup Dialogues*, then *Apply* from the menu
3) Read description and select *Continue to Override*
4) Select *Fall 2008*
5) Enter your information (all dialogues take place on Wednesdays 3-5pm)
6) Be sure to rank-order your preference of dialogue topics on Page 4
7) Review your responses and click *Finish* to submit.

Consent: With permission of instructor (overrides are issued through www.igr.umich.edu).

Primary Instructor: Gurin, Patricia Y

Posted by zzhu at 11:46 AM

Lincoln Institute China Program International Fellowship

Wanted: Proposals addressing China's land market development, planning, local public finance and property taxation, and urban development and the poor.

Award: Funding for each approved project is between $25,000 and $30,000.

Deadling: September 15, 2008

Status: Open

Program on the People's Republic of China International Fellowship

As China continues its rapid development and urbanization, land policy and taxation issues are at the forefront of public policy debate.

The Lincolns Institute's China Program invites proposals addressing China's land market development, planning, local public finances and property taxation, and urban development and the poor.

Projects may address these issues through theoretical work and/or specific investigations. Empirical studies are highly encouraged.

Award & Eligibility

The Institute particularly invites proposals from scholars based outside of the People's Republic of China, as the China Program has a separate fellowship program for China's domestic scholars. However, successful projects in the past have often been conducted by teams of scholars from international institutions and Chinese universitites.

Funding for each approved project is between $25,000 and $30,000.

Deadline: September 15, 2008

China Program International Fellowship applications in electronic format are due September 15, 2008.

Application Guidelines

Please download the complete Application Guidelines for the China Program International Fellowship.

Formatting

The electronic version of the entire application must be written in English using Microsoft Word. Format the application with margins for copying on 8.5 x 11-inch (letter-size) paper. Use page breaks for each separate section.

Submission

You must submit an electronic version of your application to jwhitehead@lincolninst.edu by September 15, 2008.

See Application Guidelines for more information.

Posted by moyera at 10:42 AM

August 14, 2008

Taipei Economic and Cultural Office

Planning to visit Taiwan this fall?

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago is offering a research grant for researchers or professors planning to visit Taiwan or conduct research related to Taiwan.

Deadline: Research must be completed by November 30, 2008
Start Date: Applicants will be notified one month after submission.
Status: Open

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago is offering a research grant for researchers or professors planning to visit Taiwan or conduct research related to Taiwan.

Each grant recipient is furnished with a round trip airfare to Taiwan and a USD daily stipend for three weeks.

Applicants should submit a proposal, an itinerary of his/her visit, a completed application form, and a letter of approval from their university or affiliated institute and must complete their research by November 30, 2008.

Applicants will be notified of the result one month after submitting their application. For more information, please contact:

Cultural Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago
Telephone: 312 616 0805
Email: info@edutw.org
Website: www.edutw.org

Posted by moyera at 04:49 PM

University of Virginia

Title Ellen Bayard Weedon Professorship in East Asian Studies (endowed chair in Chinese Literature)
School University of Virginia
Department East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Location Charlottesville, Virginia
Full or Part Time Full time
Salary To be determined
Application Due Date September 15, 2008

Endowed Chair in Chinese Literature

The Department of East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia invites applicants for the Ellen Bayard Weedon Professorship in East Asian Studies, appointment beginning August 25, 2009.

Candidates must have a distinguished record of scholaship and teaching. A Ph.D. is required. The candidate should hold the rank of Full Professor at the time of appointment, although applicants at the rank of Associate Professor with exceptional records of scholarship and teaching will be considered. The appointed scholar would be expected to take a role in building a strong department and graduate program. We welcome applicants whose research focuses on any period of Chinese literature.

Women and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is strongly committed to building diversity within its community.

To apply, candidates must submit a candidate profile, cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references, through Jobs@UVA (https://jobs.virginia.edu).
Applications must be submitted by September 15, 2008.
Interviews will be conducted by December 5, 2008.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 15, 2008

Posted by moyera at 04:38 PM

August 12, 2008

Dept. of Pacific & Asian Studies at the University of Victoria

Title Assistant or Associate Professor
School/Unit University of Victoria
Department China Area Studies (social sciences or history)
Location Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Full or Part-Time Full
Salary Note: In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Deadline Letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample by no later than September 15, 2008

The Department of Pacific and Asian Studies at the University of Victoria invites applicatons for an Assistant or Associate Professor position commencing July 1, 2009, in China Area Studies. The successful candidate should hold a PhD and demonstrate outstanding scholarly promise in a discipline in the social sciences or history. The candidate is expected to have a proven capacity for teaching and research in modern China studies and a working knowledge of the Chinese language. Applications from scholars who approach China studies in a broader Asian and Pacific context are especially encouraged. Potential areas of specialization include (but are not limited to): China in a global context; scientific or environmental knowledge; gender and sexuality; culture, state and society; Chinese diasporic communities; commodities and consumption.

The Department of Pacific and Asian Studies is a dynamic interdisciplinary department with a new and innovative graduate program, and the new appointment will complement the Department's existing program coverage. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a general introductory course on the Pacific region, courses on theory and methodolgy, regional courses on China, and thematic courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample by no later than 15 September 2008 to:

Dr. Cody Poulton, Chair
Department of Pacific and Asian Studies
University of Victoria
PO Box 3045, STN CSC
Victoria, BC V8V 3P4, Canada

Phone: 250.721.8707
Fax: 250.721.7219
Email: wonton@.uvic.ca
Website: web.uvic.ca/pacificasia

In addition, three academic referees should be asked to send letters to the above address to arrive no later than 15 September 2008.

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration rquirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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