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September 30, 2008

Tenure-track at Auburn University - east of Atlanta

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literature at Auburn Univeristy invites applications for a tenure-track position, Assistant Professor of Chinese and Japanese, starting Fall Semester 2009, contingent upon final budget approval. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

Commitment to undergraduate teaching is essential.

We are seeking a generalist to teach undergraduate introductory language and culture courses and to continue to build the Asian Studies program, effective August 16, 2009.

The teaching load is 3-2.

Area of specialization is open.

Required qualifications: PhD in Chinese or Japanese studies: native or near-native fluency in English, Japanese, and Mandarin (ABDs may be considered; however, appointment to the tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor requires the earned doctorate by August 15, 2009); evidence of superlative undergraduate teaching skills at the college level and of potential for successful research and scholarly/professional activities; eagerness to contribute to program expansion and departmental engagements as well as demonstrated competence in computer assisted instruction and foreign language pedagogy is highly desirable.

The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements to work in the U.S. at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin, and to continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

The candidate must be able to communicate effectively in English, Chinese and Japanese.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation and sample teaching evaluation postmarked by November 5, 2008:
Chair of Search Committee
Chinese and Japanese Position
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
6030 Haley Center
Auburn University, AL 36849-5204

Applications and supporting materials submitted by email will not be accepted.

Auburn University, with an enrollment of over 24,000 is consistently ranked among the top 50 public universities nationwide by U.S. News & World Report. It is located in an attractive college town, 90 miles west of Atlanta, with easy access to Atlant's international airport.

For further information about Auburn University, visit www.auburn.edu
for our department visit www.auburn.edu/forlang

Auburn Univeristy is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted by moyera at 02:54 PM

September 29, 2008

US Department of Education FULBRIGHTS for PhD Dissertation Research Abroad

US/ED Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowships

Description: The U.S. Department of Education (US/ED) Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowships are for a narrow range of students in certain PhD programs--primarily the social sciences and humanities--who need to conduct 6-12 months of dissertation research abroad.

Eligibility Criteria: Applicants may be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who will be PhD candidates by the time the actual research begins, and who are currently enrolled in a U-M department or program where they specialize in non-West-European area studies and a modern foreign language. They must plan to teach at a U.S. institution of higher education upon completion of the degree, and must prove sufficient foreign-language capability to carry out their proposal, which must be for approved dissertation research that cannot be conducted in the U.S.A. In addition, all applicants must be on Beni's US/ED-Fulbright e-mail user group no later than October 8.

Deadline: The application deadline is October 16. In addition, all eligible applicants must be on Beni's US/ED Fulbright email user group by no later than October 8, 2008.

Submission: Transcripts are submitted to Beni at the International Institute. All other components and supplementary materials are submitted online through Beni.

Contact: Both the competition and all subsequent awards are administered by Beni at the U-M International Institute. For information, advice, and application materials contact Beni at unlisted@umich.edu.

Posted by zzhu at 01:55 PM

September 26, 2008

UM Course on Senegal - International Economic Development Program (IEDP)

The 2009 IEDP is a seven-week Winter Term course that focuses on the public policy and development issues being faced today by the country of Senegal and culminates in a one week trip to Senegal. All graduate students are welcome to apply and those who have particular interest and experience in international development and/or in Senegal are encouraged to apply.

The application deadline is Thursday, October 9 at 4:30pm and should be submitted to Weill Hall Room 2242. Full details of the application process can be found in the attached application. Applicants MUST follow all instructions closely.

See more about the IEDP at: http://www.umich.edu/~ipolicy/iedp.htm

Questions regarding the IEDP and the application process may be sent to iedpboard2009@umich.edu

Posted by zzhu at 04:18 PM

Penn State position

Comparative Literature and Chinese
Penn State University

Penn State is seeking candidates for a new Assistant or Associate Professor position in Comparative Literature and Chinese (tenure-track or tenured according to qualifications). Home department Comparative Literature; joint appointment with Asian Studies. Starting date: August 2009 preferred. 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 contribute to the new dual-degree Comparative Literature / Asian Studies PhD program. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory and advanced courses on literature and culture, as well as modern Chinese language at upper levels. 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; electronic submission to Cindy Bierly at is strongly preferred, but applications or nominations can also be sent to Eric Hayot, Chair, Comp Lit/Chinese Search Committee, c/o Cindy Bierly, Box --, Department of Comparative Literature, 427 Burrowes Building, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802-6203, USA; or by FAX to Cindy Bierly at (814) 863-8882. Visit our Web sites at




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

Posted by zzhu at 09:10 AM

Florida State position

The Department of Modern Languages at Florida State University invites applications for a Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in traditional Chinese literature. Applicant must have PhD in Chinese literature or related field at the time of employment. Preferred focus is on a period from Tang to Qing dynasties. Native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English as well as commitment to undergraduate education. In addition to courses in traditional Chinese literature and culture, the successful candidate will teach Chinese language courses. Interviews will be conducted at the MLA, and the position will remain open until filled. Send letter of application, c.v., writing sample and three letters of recommendation to Dr. William Cloonan, Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306.

Posted by zzhu at 09:09 AM

September 25, 2008

Film Screening and Presentation: Re-working Citizenship

Michigan China Fellows (MCF) presents
Modern China Politics and Society Series
Kick-off Events:

A Saturday documentary film screening and Sunday presentation by Ai Xiaoming

AI XIAOMING is a renowned Chinese feminist and literary scholar. She has produced award-winning documentary films that focus on a range of crucial issues including political history and institutions, civil society and human rights. Her world-wide activism promotes fresh dialogue about grassroots politics involving collective identities and resistance of peasants, women, ethnic minorities, and those living with HIV/AID. She is a professor in Department of Chinese Language and Literature at Sun Yat-sen University, director of the Comparative Literature & World Literatures Section at the Department of Chinese Language and Literature, and programme leader of Sex/Gender Education Forum. Her works, among others, are Care and Love (《关爱之家》Medical/Human rights/Legal system), The Epic of Central Plains (《中原纪事》AIDS/Human rights/Legal system), Taishi Village (《太石?》Human rights/economic development/election system), Vagina Monlogues (《阴?独白》(Gender/Arts), and Red Arts (《为?命作画》Cultural Revolution/Arts).Attached please find the English and Chinese versions of a transcript for her interview made by the Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG) at UM as a part of the Global Feminisms Project.


Film Screening

Garden in Heaven 天堂花园
Saturday (Sep 27), 6:00 pm
Room D (third floor), Michigan League

Director, Xiaoming Ai 艾晓明 & Jie Hu 胡? (140 min,subtitles in English)
Food will be provided

This documentary tracks the case of Huang Jing (黄?), a victim of date rape, who was a primary school teacher in Xiangtan, Hunan province. The making of this documentary took place in a context of increased awareness of human rights, intensified struggle of women against judicial corruption and more action taken by women to fight against domestic violence. Starting with the solution to the Sun Zhigang Case, the film presents the difficulties the victim's mother encountered in taking the rape case to court, and the controversial issues raised during the campaign for Huang Jing. It also examines the representation of this case by the mainstream media and the impact produced by ordinary people's interventions through Internet. Through highlighting the effort of women's organizations and other NGO's in providing legal assistancy, the directors of this documentary record in it the debates on legal procedures, justice, and intellectuals' responsibilities, in a way to contribute to the ongoing discussion about the possibilities of a civil society in China.


Presentation and Discussion:
Re-Working Citizenship in China

Sunday (Sept 28), 2:00 pm
Room D (third floor),Michigan League

Working Language: Chinese
Refreshment will be provided
As a scholar and activist, Ai Xiaoming will share with us her observation and analysis of the development of grassroots politics and the possibilities for the growth of civil society in China especially since 2004 when the responsibility for the State to respect and protect human rights was written into the Constitution.

Posted by zzhu at 10:01 PM

China Specialist, joint position in IAS and either Anthropology or History, Washington University in St. Louis

The International and Area Studies Program at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a junior tenure-track position in modern China, with a joint appointment in the Anthropology or History Department. Evidence of teaching excellence and strong research potential is expected. Letters of application should be accompanied by a CV and brief statement of experience and research interest. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted.

Electronic submission of all materials (PDF or Word) is preferred and should be sent with "China search" in the subject line to: iaschina@artsci.wustl.edu

Hard copies of materials may be submitted to:

James V. Wertsch, Director
International and Area Studies
Campus Box 1088
Washington University
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

The search committee will give priority to applications received by November 1, 2008 but will consider applications received after that date. The review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The preferred starting date for the position is the fall of 2009, at which time candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand. We especially encourage applications from women and members of minority groups. Washington University is an equal opportunity employer. Employment eligibility verification required upon hire.

Posted by zzhu at 07:33 PM

Chinese Studies Librarian, The University of Chicago Library

The University of Chicago Library invites applicants for the position of Chinese Studies Librarian. The East Asian Collection has holding of more than 700,000 volumes of library resources in various formats in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean languages and a growing collection of electronic resources. The Chinese collection of over 420,000 volumes is particularly strong in classics, philosophy, history, literature, archaeology, philology and art history. As one of the finest such collections in the country, it serves not only the faculty and students of the university but also scholars throughout the country. The East Asian Collection is housed in the Joseph Regenstein Library.

Under the direction of the Curator of the East Collection, this position is responsible for the following: Select monographs, serials (including out-of-print materials), electronic resources in Chinese language and those on Chinese studies in Western languages, develop a long-term acquisitions policy as well a program of reviewing and evaluating the needs of the collections. Work with the Curator of the East Asian Collection, Library Development Office, the Assistant Director for Collections, and other specialized staff to identify and develop donor sources and special funding opportunities. Participate in contacts with donors and potential donors.

Provide specialized reference service; initiate specialized instruction opportunities for faculty and students regarding the Library and its resources as well as bibliographic methods and research strategies. Responsible for managing, coordinating computer support, and providing services to Chinese studies e-resources. Participate in the development of digital/multimedia resources and services in the Library and on campus. Develop and maintain electronic finding aids and subject content on Chinese studies for the East Asian Collection's Web page.

Under the direction of the Head of East Asia Technical Services, perform original cataloging for Chinese materials in all formats. Participate in formulating cataloging policy, priorities, and work procedures. Participate in the activities of the library and scholarly organizations at the local, regional, national, and international level. For additional information about the Library and the East Asian Collection: http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/easia/. For a more complete position description: http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/jobs/.

QUALIFICATIONS: Education: A graduate library degree from an ALA-accredited library school and graduate work in Chinese Studies or closely-related subject field, or a Ph.D. in Chinese Studies, is required. Experience: Significant related experience in an academic research library is required. Experience or demonstrated knowledge of scholarly resources for Chinese studies, reference tools, and trends in publishing industry and book trade in China is also required. Experience or demonstrated knowledge of AACR2, LC subject headings and classifications, MARC21 formats and authority files is highly preferred. Skills: Candidates must demonstrate an ability to work effectively with faculty, students and staff and possess excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills. A high degree of computer literacy and a demonstrated interest in the application of information technologies are required. Languages: Reading knowledge of modern and classical Chinese is required as is fluency in spoken and written English.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Appointment salary based on qualifications and experience. Benefits include retirement plan, insurance, and paid time off. There is a tuition benefit plan for college age and younger children.

APPLICATION: Should include resume and names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three references. Review of application will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled. Those received by October 31, 2008 will be assured consideration. Applications should be sent by e-mail to chinesestudieslibn@lib.uchicago.edu with attention to Denise Weintraub. Please note applicant name on résumé attachment. AA/EEO employer.

Posted by zzhu at 07:17 PM

University of Chicago - Chinese Cinema Tenure Track

The Committee on Cinema and Media Studies (CMS) at the University of Chicago, in collaboration with the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, invites applications for a junior-level tenure-track position in Chinese-language cinema (that is, the cinematic traditions of mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the Chinese diaspora).

Review of Applications will begin on October 30, 2008.
The review will continue until the position is filled.

This position plays an important part in the recently approved joint Ph.D. program in East Asian Cinema Studies.

Command of the the relevant language/s is necessary.

Preference will go to those applicants who can also teach courses in CMS on topics outside their specializationm, such as film history, theory, and aesthetics, as well as related media such as video and television.

Letters of application should be accompanied by:
1) a CV
2) three letters of recommendation
3) a writing sample
4) a dissertation or book outline
5) sample syllabi, preferably for one graduate and one undergraduate course
The Ph.D. should be completed by August 2009

Materials should be sent to:
CMS/EALC Search Committee
Committee on Cinema and Media Studies
University of Chicago
Gates-Blake 418
5845 S. Ellis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637

Posted by moyera at 10:55 AM

September 24, 2008

Research Fellowship from OYCF and 1990 Institute for 2008

The Overseas Young Chinese Forum ("OYCF") and The 1990 Institute are pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for our Joint Research Fellowships in 2008, which sponsor research projects by overseas scholars, professionals and graduate students that analyze economic and social issues in contemporary China, with a focus on policy implications. Preferential consideration will be given to projects that involve fieldwork in China or collaboration with researchers in China. Topics of particular interest include (but are not limited to) micro-lending, environmental policy, bio-energy, and rural education.

The 1990 Institute has provided up to $10,000 for 2008, and up to two fellowships in the amount of $5,000 will be granted based on the quality of the research proposals and budgetary requirements.

The application deadline is November 20, 2008. Awards will be announced by December 20, 2008

To be eligible to receive the fellowship, you must (a) have a Ph.D., J.D., S.J.D. or a comparable advanced academic graduate degree from a university in North America or Europe, or (b) be an ABD (all but dissertation) student pursuing a doctoral degree, or (c) be pursuing post-doctoral research, at such institutions. If you are interested in applying for the fellowship, please download the Information and Application Procedures for the Joint OYCF-The 1990 Institute Research Fellowships from http://www.oycf.org/Research/research.htm.

All applications shall be submitted to OYCF, and final selection decisions will be made by a Review Committee convened by The 1990 Institute with the participation of OYCF members.

To submit your application, you will need an application form, curriculum vitae or resume, a detailed research proposal, an itemized budget, and two letters of reference. Information and application form can be found at the above web address.

Posted by zzhu at 02:10 PM

Krell Institute Fellowships for the Department of Energy

The Krell Institute facilitates two graduate fellowships for the Department of Energy. The fellowships are Computational Science Graduate Fellowship and Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship.

If you have any questions, please contact Pam Mason at mason@krellinst.org or 515-956-3696 or fax 515-956-3699.

Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Program
1609 Golden Aspen Drive, Suite 101
Ames, IA 50010
Phone: 515-956-3696
Fax: 515-956-3699
E-mail: gingery@krellinst.org
Web Address: www.krellinst.org/ssgf
Contact: Program Coordinator: Jeana Gingery

The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Program is designed to support highly capable students pursuing graduate study in scientific or engineering disciplines with an emphasis in high-performance computing. Fellows will also participate in a practicum at a national DOE lab.

The program is open to US citizens or permanent resident aliens whom are exceptional seniors or in their first or second year of graduate study.

Benefits include:
- $32,400 yearly stipend
- Payment of all tuition and required fees
- $2,475 for computer workstation
- Yearly conference
- $1,000 academic allowance
- Research opportunity at a DOE laboratory

Applications are available online at www.krellinst.org/csgf/application. Applications due January 14, 2009.

For more information, go to: www.krellinst.org/csgf

Department of Energy NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship Program
1609 Golden Aspen Drive, Suite 101
Ames, IA 50010
Phone: 515-956-3696
Fax: 515-956-3699
E-mail: kilmer@krellinst.org
Web Address: www.krellinst.org/ssgf
Contact: Program Coordinator: Lucille Kilmer

The primary objective of the Department of Energy NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship program is to encourage the training of scientists by providing financial support to talented students who enter a period of study and research in designated areas of stewardship science accompanied by practical work experience at NNSA research facilities. Areas of interest for this competition include:
1. Properties of Materials under Extreme Conditions and Hydrodynamics
2. High-Energy-Density Physics
3. Low-Energy Nuclear Science
The program is open to US citizens or permanent resident aliens whom are exceptional seniors or in their first or second year of graduate study.

Benefits include:
- $32,400 yearly stipend
- Payment of all tuition and required fees
- Yearly conference
- $1,000 academic allowance
- Research opportunity at a DOE laboratory

Applications are available online at www.krellinst.org/ssgf/application. Applications due January 19, 2009.

For more information, go to: www.krellinst.org/ssgf

1609 Golden Aspen Drive, Suite 101
Ames, IA 50010
Phone: 515-956-3696
Fax: 515-956-3699
E-mail: kilmer@krellinst.org
Web Address: www.krellinst.org/ssgf
Contact: Program Coordinator: Lucille Kilmer

Posted by zzhu at 01:54 PM

September 23, 2008

19th Annual UM Asia Business Conference

Asia: Globalization and Transformation

Location: Stephen M. Ross School of Business
Date: February 6th and 7th, 2009

The 2009 Conference will feature more than 25 speakers from Asia and the United States and usually attracts nearly 600 business leaders, students, faculty and others interested in learning more about Asia.

The program will include regional panels on China, India, Japan, Korea and ASEAN, as well as functional panels on Finance, Energy, Environment, Technology, and Healthcare.

Past conferences have featured speakers from multinational corporation such as, Johnson & Johnson, Mitsubishi Motors, General Motors, Shell, Nike, Satyam, Northwest Airlines, Bear Stearns, Morgan Stanley, Dow Chemical, Baxter Healthcare, and Pfizer.

Prominent government officials such as the ASEAN Secretary General, the Singapore Ambassador to the United Nations, the Finance Minister of India, Finance Minister of Thailand, and the United Nations Assistant Secretary General for Economic Development have given keynote addresses.

Please refer to the 2008 Asia Business Converence (prior year's) website at www.rossabc.org to get an understanding of the conference format.

Posted by moyera at 02:11 PM

1st CCS China Interdisciplinary Workshop

Date: Thursday, Sept. 25,
Time: 6-8 pm,
Place: MLB, 2nd floor: Language Resource Center.

Dinner will be served. Please RSVP by emailing either
Ena Schlorff: schlorff@umich.edu
OR David Rolston: drolston@umich.edu

Yang Jidong, the new director of the Asian Library, will introduce some of the electronic resources for Chinese studies and answer questions.

The event is open to all who work in Chinese studies, students and faculty alike.

The Language Resource Center has the most computers for us to use and they will allow us to have dinner in the room.

Please remember to RSVP.

Posted by moyera at 01:57 PM

First Mtg. w/Ai Xiaoming & Wang Zheng

Professor Ai Xiaoming (Zhongshan University of China) and
Professor Wang Zheng (University of Michigan) will give a talk based on their 9/19 & 9/20 presentations at Columbia University:
"What is feminist politics now? Local and Global"

Date: September 29, Monday
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
Place: 1014 Tisch Hall

A light dinner will be served.
Please contact yingaa@umich.edu if you plan on attending.
We want to make sure there is enough food and drink for everyone.

Professor Ai Xiaoming is a panelist at the session "Geneologies of feminist politics," and Professor Wang Zhen is part of the "World Leaders Forum" which will discuss feminism and liberalism.

The works of these two feminist scholars and teachers are well-known in both China and the U.S. We are fortunate to have both of them talk to us. Those who are familiar with the IRWG Global Feminism Project certainly know how much influence their work has had on young feminists in China.

Posted by moyera at 01:46 PM

Linda Lim, "Can Asia Save America from its Financial Troubles," 4PM, 9/26/08

Can Asia Save America from its Financial Troubles?

Michigan Economics Society Faculty Seminar Presented by:
Linda Lim, Professor of Strategy, Ross School of Business

*Active membership event for MES Club members

Date: September 26
Time: 4:00-5:30
Location: K1310 of the Ross School of Business

The protracted turmoil in global financial markets has highlighted the increasingly important role of Asian economies in these markets. Professor Lim will discuss the role of Asian current account surpluses in a "global savings glut" (Ben Bernanke) which arguably contributed to financial market excesses and asset bubbles in the U.S., examine the once-fashionable "decoupling" thesis which argued that Asian economies would not be hard-hit by a U.S. recession, and consider if exports to or capital inflow from Asia, including its sovereign wealth funds, might provide a way out of the current financial market meltdown and economic recession.

Professor Lim hails from Singapore, holds degrees in economics from the Universities of Cambridge (BA), Yale (MA) and Michigan (PhD), and taught international and development economics at Swarthmore College before returning to Michigan, where she teaches MBA courses on The World Economy and Business in Asia. Her research on international trade and investment, labor and business in Southeast Asia is currently focused on the globalization of Asian companies and regional economic linkages between China and Southeast Asia. She serves and has served on the boards of U.S. public companies with Asian operations, and of non-profit organizations such as The Asia Society. At Michigan, Professor Lim is affiliated with the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, for which she has been Director, the Center for Chinese Studies, the Center for International Business Education, and the International Institute.

This talk and question-and-answer session will be held on Friday, September 26, in room K1310 of the Ross School of Business, 4-6 pm.

Posted by zzhu at 09:44 AM

Notre Dame instructor position

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Notre Dame, invites applications for an instructor (assistant special professional faculty) of Chinese to begin August 2009.

The successful candidate must hold at least an MA in pedagogy, linguistics, second language acquisition, or related fields. He/she must also have university-level experience teaching Chinese using communicative, proficiency-based methodology, and have native or near-native fluency in both Chinese and English. Principal instructional duties will be the teaching of Chinese language courses at all levels. Salaries are competitive within the discipline.

Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a representative sample of teaching evaluations, two letters of reference, and a video (either tape or DVD) of a teaching demonstration to

Joan Rhoads, Administrative Assistant,
East Asian Languages and Cultures,
205 O'Shaughnessy Hall,
University of Notre Dame,
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Departmental Representatives will attend the ACTFL convention in Orlando and be available for optional preliminary interviews and consultation. Review of candidates will begin December 1, and will continue until the position is filled.

Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and those attracted to a university with a Catholic identity are encouraged to apply. The University of Notre Dame is an international Catholic research university and an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted by zzhu at 09:20 AM

September 22, 2008

Law School Visiting Scholar Looking for English Speaker for Language Exchange

Mr. Fuqiang Wang, a Chinese visiting scholar at Michigan Law School would like to practice daily spoken English with a language partner. Mr. Wang would like to note that he was a Chinese literature major in college. He can be reached at fuqiangw@umich.edu.

Posted by zzhu at 05:31 PM

NSEP Boren Graduate Fellowship Competition Now Open

Application Deadline: January 29, 2009

The Institute of International Education is pleased to announce the opening of the 2009-10 academic year competition for NSEP David L. Boren Fellowships for graduate students. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. students to add important international and language components to their educations. Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 for language study and international research.

Applications and detailed information on the Boren Fellowships are now available on www.borenawards.org.

Posted by zzhu at 03:06 PM

September 19, 2008

North Carolina-Wilmington film positions


The Film Studies Department at the University of North Carolina Wilmington seeks two tenure-track Assistant Professors, starting in August 2009: one with expertise in World Cinema and another in either World Cinema or Avant-Garde Cinema. Candidates with research agendas in at least one of the following areas are especially encouraged to apply: African, Middle Eastern, and/or Asian cinemas.

Qualifications: Candidates should possess a PhD in film studies or a related discipline. ABD will be considered; however, PhD must be obtained within the first academic year of employment. Strong preference will be given to candidates with a PhD in film studies awarded prior to August 2009.
Candidates must be able to teach introductory and advanced courses in film studies and demonstrate potential for excellent teaching and scholarly productivity.

One of the premiere departments at UNCW, Film Studies incorporates courses in cinema studies and film production and is exploring graduate programs in both areas. The historic coastal resort city of Wilmington is home to EUE Screen Gems Studios, the largest motion picture facility east of California, and the department has a vibrant working relationship with both the studio and area filmmaking professionals. Film festivals, visiting scholars and filmmakers, and an assortment of independent and international film screenings are a community staple. For eleven consecutive years, U. S. News & World Report has ranked UNCW as one of the top ten public master's universities in the South.

To apply, please complete the online application available on the Web at


A letter of interest, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references, and a writing sample of no more than 30 pages (attached to "other docs") should be uploaded to the online application - not emailed or mailed. Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required.
Please also arrange for 3 letters of reference to be mailed to:

Search Committee Chair
Department of Film Studies
University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 S. College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5950

For questions regarding the online application process, contact Pat Torok at
(910) 962-7502.

Screening of applicants will begin November 3, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled. UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic, or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Posted by zzhu at 02:25 PM

MI China Fellows Welcome Back BBQ!

The 2008 Michigan China Fellows is a non-political and academic group established to offer a common platform for its members to share scholarly pursuits, build personal connections, and communicate ideas on current affairs.

When: Saturday, Sept. 20 at 11:30 am

Where: Island Drive Park

Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=Island%20Drive%20Park%20ann%20arbor&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wl

Sign-up Sheet:
Please sign up on the following link so we can be prepared:


Cost: $0.00 (But: you are very welcome to bring food or drinks!)

If you can provide
need a pick-up: please, also, let us know.

Thank you very much. We hope to see you.
2007-2008 MCF Committee

Yan Long
PhD student
Women's Studies & Sociology

Posted by moyera at 02:08 PM

Vanderbilt University - Senior Scholar: Asian Studies

Vanderbilt University is conducting an international search for a senior scholar (associate or full professor) to join their expanding interdisciplinary Asian Studies Program.

Salary: Tenure Track

Starting Date: Fall 2009

Application Deadline: Nov. 15, 2008

This tenured position would be effective at the beginning of the Fall 2009 semester. We seek scholars in the humanities or humanities-inflected social sciences who are engaged in the critical inquiry of subjects including (but not limited to) culture/cultural theory, religion, literature, gender, media, arts, science/medicine, or law. We will consider candidates who specialize in South, Southeast, or East Asia; the ideal candidate would advance our program's strengths in interdisciplinary and transnational scholarship.

Vanderbilt University is an equal employment opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and is committed to faculty diversity. We encourage applicatons from women and minorities. Review of applications begins November 15, 2008.

Please send a cover letter identifying teaching and research interests, a current curriculum vitae, and a chapter/article-length sample of published research to:
Ruth Rogaski
Asia Search Committee Chair
c/o Asian Studies Program
Vanderbilt University
VU Station B #351806
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37235-1806

Website: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/east asia

Posted by moyera at 01:41 PM

September 18, 2008

MBA Essentials and Entrepreneurship Program

The program is based on the premise that a great idea is not enough. The ability to transform an idea into a successful business requires a foundation of business knowledge that supports the acquisition and application of entrepreneurial skills.

I am pleased to announce a new program intended to complement existing resources at the University of Michigan that operate at the intersection of breakthrough ideas and commercialization.

The program, offered by the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and its Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, is called MBA Essentials and Entrepreneurship. The program is based on the premise that a great idea is not enough. The ability to transform an idea into a successful business requires a foundation of business knowledge that supports the acquisition and application of entrepreneurial skills.

MBA Essentials and Entrepreneurship will be open to faculty members (either instructional or research), graduate students, Health System residents and interns, and anyone who holds a fellowship or other postdoctoral position at the University of Michigan (but outside the Ross School of Business).

We’ve designed the content for people who can envision themselves developing an idea or starting a company at some point in the future. Some participants may have a general interest in entrepreneurship and in building a foundation of business knowledge. Others may be poised to start a company or to commercialize a specific idea or piece of intellectual property.

There are two components to the Ross MBA Essentials and Entrepreneurship Program. The first component covers concepts, frameworks, and tools from key first-year MBA core courses such as accounting, finance, and marketing. The second component focuses on what it takes to develop and launch a business. The topics in entrepreneurship include idea generation and protection, commercialization, feasibility analysis, competitive landscape, business planning, finding the right people, and how to fund a new venture.

The program will be offered during Winter 2009 on Fridays and Saturdays (8:30am – 4:30pm) for seven weeks starting in January. In addition to classes, several informal “social hour? talks by entrepreneurs will be scheduled on Fridays following class.

We plan to offer this program at a frequency reflecting the demand for it. In the longer term, the program fee will be in the range of $4,000-$5,000. Some financial support is likely to be available. However, given the short time until the inaugural session beginning in January 2009, full financial support will be provided for those accepted into the initial offering only. As there are a limited number of spots in the program (approximately 50), we will be encouraging people to apply as soon as possible. An Information Session will be held on October 8 (details below). Applications to the program will be due by 5:00 p.m. on October 17, and we expect to notify applicants about both their admission and financial support by November 5.

MBA Essentials and Entrepreneurship is an exciting addition to the University’s robust commitment to bring creative ideas into the marketplace in the State of Michigan and beyond. I hope you will bring this program to the attention of those people in your schools to whom you think it might appeal. More information is available at www.bus.umich.edu/MBAEE.

Information Session
Date: Wednesday, October 8th
Time: 4:30-5:30 pm
Location: E0530 – Ross School of Business (Executive Residence building)

If you have questions about the program or the information session, please contact Susan Slavin at mbaessentials@umich.edu or 734.763.2376.


Valerie Suslow

Valerie Y. Suslow
Associate Dean for Degree Programs
Professor, Business Economics & Public Policy
Ross School of Business
University of Michigan
701 Tappan Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234
Tel: 734-763-4510 Fax: 734-763-0671

Posted by zzhu at 04:40 PM

September 16, 2008

"What Should People Know About China" Speakers Wanted, Honorarium Available

Following the success of the CCS photo exhibit, consider spending an hour sharing experiences of China with regional high schools. An honorarium of $100 is available for individual speakers (includes travel).

The proposed panel would be scheduled in Plymouth/Canton for 2:30pm on any date that is convenient for speakers in October (TBD—flexible, based on availability). Teachers are looking for scholars, students or travelers who have lived in China to help students understand something about its history, culture, and present day issues. Contact Carol Stepanchuk, Outreach Coordinator at the Center for Chinese Studies cstep@umich.edu for more information or call 936-3961.

Posted by zzhu at 02:11 PM

Connecticut College position

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Connecticut College invites applications for a three-year visiting lecturer position in Chinese starting July 2009.

Qualifications include an MA (Ph.D. preferred) in Chinese language, linguistics or related disciplines, native or near-native proficiency in both Mandarin Chinese and English, ability to use both simplified and traditional characters, expertise in language pedagogy, and experience teaching Chinese at the university level. The candidate is expected to be able to teach Chinese at all levels; the teaching load is three courses (which may include two intensive courses) per semester. The candidate is also expected to provide service and support to the department.

Connecticut College educates students to put the liberal arts into action as citizens in a global society. A private, highly selective institution in New London, Connecticut, mid-way between New York and Boston, the College is notable for its strong academic programs, friendly campus, and emphasis on broad interdisciplinary teaching and research. We foster the values of equity, inclusion, and respect for all human differences, for these are essential to the fulfillment of our mission. The College is actively building a faculty of diverse backgrounds and experiences. AA/EEO. Please visit our website, http://www.conncoll.edu, for more information about Connecticut College.
See especially our Employment and Faculty Searches pages.

Please send a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching excellence (such as copies of teaching evaluations and/or a teaching demo CD or video tape), and three letters of recommendation to Chinese Language Search Committee, Box 5278, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Connecticut College, New London, CT 06320. Consideration of applications will start on November 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

Posted by zzhu at 02:10 PM

Program Officer, China Medical Board programs

The Institute of International Education (www.iie.org) is the world's most experienced global higher education and professional exchange agency. It provides training and leadership development programs for public and private sector professionals around the world.

The IIE Beijing Office (www.iiebeijing.org) is currently seeking applications from resident Chinese nationals for the following full-time position:
Title: Program Officer, China Medical Board programs
Reports to: Director, IIE Beijing Office
Application deadline: 15 October 2008

Background: In July 2008, IIE began to administer three grants programs for the China Medical Board (CMB): the CMB Distinguished Professorships Awards, the CMB Next Generation Fellowships, and the CMB Mid-Career Research Grants. More information about current activity in the program is available at http://www.iiebeijing.org/cmb.html.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
• Management of annual application and selection cycles for these programs, including advertising, collecting applications, administering selection processes, coordinating selection committees, and preparing for selection and interview meetings
• Developing good working relationships with all stakeholders: partner schools in China, potential applicants, selection committees, CMB staff, and the broader public
• Other duties may be assigned as needed, related to these or other programs in the IIE Beijing Office.

For more details please visit: http://www.iiebeijing.org/jobs.html

・ Ability to work effectively and responsibly with a wide range of people, individually and in teams
・ Excellent communications skills in both Chinese and English
・ Significant administrative skills and experience
・ Strong preference will be given to those with a Master`s Degree or equivalent work experience.
・ Personal experience in degree study programs in other countries would be an important asset.

How to apply:
Please email a letter of interest, resume, and names and contact information of three references to: info@iiebeijing.org. In the subject field of the email, please type only: CMB PROGRAM STAFF
All applications received by 15 October 2008 will be considered.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Posted by zzhu at 02:06 PM

Chinese Language Pedagogy Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)

The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures of The Ohio State University seeks to fill a tenure-track position in Chinese language pedagogy at the rank of assistant professor. The successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional ability in teaching Mandarin at multiple levels and promise as a researcher and developer of Chinese language pedagogy. This position involves teaching Chinese language, language pedagogy, training and supervising TAs, and participation in R&D projects. The successful candidate will join two other Chinese language pedagogy faculty in teaching graduate courses and program development-study abroad, internships, and community service projects. The capacity to teach basic Humanities courses (linguistics, culture, literature) is also a plus for this position. Ph.D. in Chinese or relevant discipline in hand by the end of summer 2009; duties begin Sept. 2, 2009.

Applications should be submitted by October 31, 2008. Interviews will be conducted at the ACTFL convention in Orlando, FL in November although an interview there is not a requirement. Send your CV, academic portfolio (including such items as publications, teaching evaluations, teaching video, materials developed), and three letters of recommendation to Galal Walker, Chair, Chinese Language Pedagogy Search Committee, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, The Ohio State University, 398 Hagerty Hall, 1775 College Road, Columbus, OH 43210. The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, disabled veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Posted by zzhu at 02:04 PM

UTS China Research Centre: Post Doctoral Research Fellows (Media and Communications)

Ref: R010908

The UTS China Research Centre has 5 year fixed term vacancy for full-time Post Doctoral Research Fellows to work within their research team exploring the key issues of China's media and communications in the twenty-first century. Applications close 3 November 08.

For further information and to apply please follow the link:




Posted by zzhu at 02:02 PM

MPSA Conference, April 2-5, 2009, Chicago. Proposal Deadline is October 10, 2008.

Ask your favorite political scientist what the biggest political science conference is, and she'll tell you it's the American Political Science Association. Ask her what the best political science conference is and she'll tell you it's the Midwest Political Science Association meeting, held every April in the beautiful Palmer House in Chicago.

(Keep reading even if you're not a political scientist.)

The Midwest Political Science Association, like most academic associations, charges higher conference registration rates for nonmembers than to members. Hoping to continue to increase attendance by people outside of political science and related fields at its annual meeting, the Association will begin charging registrants who 1) have academic appointments outside of political science or related fields (policy, public administration and political economy) and 2) do not have a PhD in political science or the same related fields, conference registration rates equal to member registration rates.

In addition, the Association grants, on request, a substantial number of conference registration waivers for first time participants who are outside the discipline.

The call for papers for the 2009 meeting, due October 10, is at http://www.mpsanet.org/~mpsa/index.html.

Hope to see you in Chicago.


Jeff Segal, President
Midwest Political Science Association
320 W 8th Street, #218
Bloomington, IN 47404

Posted by zzhu at 11:57 AM

U-M China Initiatives in the Spotlight

"We've done a few surveys and for many of (the U-M students) it's their first time traveling overseas and to have China be that destination is quite an eye-opening experience."

Mary Sue Coleman extends University of Michigan's global role
by Dave Gershman, The Ann Arbor News

Posted by zzhu at 10:43 AM

Middlebury College: Modern China Faculty

The history department at Middlebury College invites applications for a tenure-track position in the history of 20th-century China, with specialization in either the Republican (1912-1949) or the People's Republic (post-1949) period.

Responsibilities include chronological surveys of modern Chinese and East Asian history; upper-level seminars in the successful candidate's specialty; a one-course contribution to the international studies program each year; and supervision of senior independent work. Appointment will begin September 2009 at level of Assistant Professor. PhD must be completed by the date of appointment. Send letter of application, dossier, and three recent letters of recommendation, at least two of which address teaching proficiency, to: Paul Monod, Chair, Modern Chinese History Search Committee, Department of History, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont 05753. Applications must be received by December 5, 2008. Middlebury College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse faculty to complement an increasingly diverse student body.

Contact Information:
Paul Monod
Chair, Modern Chinese History Search Com
Department of History
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753

Posted by zzhu at 10:18 AM

September 15, 2008

Telluride House Scholarship


Informational Meeting:
Wednesday, September 24th 6:00 PM Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union

Open House Dinner:
Tuesday, October 3rd 5:30PM
Telluride House (1735 Washtenaw Ave.-corner of Washtenaw and Cambridge)
RSVP at t-info@umich.edu

Fall 2008 Application Deadline: 9am Tuesday, October 21, 2008.
Applications available online at www.telluride-house.org

Contact t-info@umich.edu for more information or to be added to our
email list for prospective applicants!


Telluride house is a residential community at the University of
Michigan that offers full room and board scholarships to University
students, based on a selective application process. The scholarships,
renewable for up to five years, offer a unique living experience
filled with intellectual stimulation, challenging leadership
development opportunities, and a host of avenues for thoughtful
engagement in governance and community service. Past winners of the
Telluride scholarship include a diverse set of luminaries such as
philosopher Francis Fukuyama, postmodern scholar Gayatri Spivak, Nobel
prize winning physicist Steven Weinberg and World Bank President Paul

The house is located on the corner of Washtenaw and Cambridge, a short
walk from Central Campus. The thirty or so residents comprise students
ranging from freshmen to doctoral students from all over the
university, as well as a few visiting faculty guests from around the
world. Life at the house revolves around democratic self-governance,
an exciting intellectual environment that includes student and faculty
talks, and an annual service project planned and executed by
residents. The house is beautiful and spacious, with a fine library, a
talented and dedicated full-time chef, free cable, UM backbone
Internet access, and excellent recreational facilities.

Applications are available online at www.telluride-house.org and must
be received no later than 9AM October 21, 2008.

We will also be holding an informational dinner at the Telluride House
on October 3rd. This is a great chance to come and see the House as
well as meet some of the Housemembers.

Posted by zzhu at 04:41 PM

Transformations: Researching Asia

York Centre for Asian Research Graduate Student Conference
York University, Toronto, Canada. September 26-27, 2008

Keynote speaker: Dr. Rey Chow (Brown University)
Film as Heterolingual Address: Some Remarks about Studying Asia in Postwar North America
5 PM, Friday, Sept. 26 at Price Family Cinema, Accolade East Building

York Center for Asian Research hosts the first International Graduate Student Conference on Asian Studies. Students from 16 universities in Canada, United States, Asia and Europe will present their on-going research projects in various fields such as politics of representations, gender and modernity, colonialism, globalization and regionalism, the arts of resistance, and education across Asia and the Asian Diasporas. Topics will be discussed in historical and theoretical contexts as a way of understanding the dynamics of social and cultural transformations in Asia and beyond. This multi-disciplinary conference will be a stimulating channel for scholars and academic communities from around the world to share knowledge and methodologies in researching Asia.

Dr. Rey Chow, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities at Brown University, will deliver the keynote speech entitled "Film as Heterolingual Address: Some Remarks about Studying Asia in Postwar North America." This talk will explore some of the possibilities of Asian Studies in a global context in which the United States has been occupying the status of super power. Among the issues it will discuss are the utopian notion of the heterolingual address, the legacy of war, mourning, and the ways of engaging with the specifics of film language.

This conference is sponsored by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Canada), Office of the Vice-President Research and Innovation at York University, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Department of Film Norman Jewison Series, Graduate Program in Geography, Graduate Program in Women’s Studies, Graduate Program in Social and Political Thought, and York Centre for Asian Research.

All are welcome to attend.

Please visit the conference website at http://www.yorku.ca/ycar/Events/graduate_conference.html or email: transformationsasiaconference@gmail.com for further information
Registration for the conference is free. To register, email: transformationsasiaconference@gmail.com with subject line “Conference Registration?, please indicate your institutional affiliation in the email.

Transformations: Researching Asia * www.yorku.ca/ycar/Events/graduate_conference.html

Posted by zzhu at 04:19 PM

Presidential Management Fellows Program

Are you interested in a career with the Federal government? If so, you may want to consider the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program. PMF is a leadership development program designed to attract to Federal service outstanding graduate students from a wide variety of academic disciplines at both the master’s and doctoral levels. PMF seeks students who have an interest in, and commitment to, a career in the analysis and management of public policies and programs. This rigorous two-year program includes 80 hours of training each year, challenging job rotations, accelerated promotions, and opportunities to network between Federal agencies.

Students are eligible to apply for the PMF class of 2008 if they meet the degree requirements for a graduate degree (master’s, law or doctorate) between September 1, 2008 and August 31, 2009. Students may apply online beginning October 1 through October 15, 2008. Applicants must also connect with your school’s nominating coordinator to compete for your school’s nomination in the progam. For more information on the nomination process, contact Tom Lehker at The Career Center via email (tlehker@umich.edu) or at 734-764-7460.

If you’re interested in learning more about the PMF program, plan to attend:

Presidential Management Fellows Program
Information Session
Wednesday, September 24
12:00-1:30 p.m.
The Career Center
3200 Student Activities Building

Posted by zzhu at 04:16 PM

2009 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Competition

The National Science Foundation invites you to apply for the 2009 Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP) competition. This program offers up to 3 years of graduate school support worth over $120,000 to each awardee - last year 913 awards were granted. Benefits include a $30,000 annual stipend, a $10,500 annual cost of education allowance, a one time $1,000 travel allowance, and access to TeraGrid supercomputing facilities. U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents at or near the beginning of their graduate study seeking research-based Master’s and/or PhD degrees in NSF-supported science (including social science and psychology) and engineering disciplines are eligible to apply. The application process is currently open and closes early November 2008. We encourage interested applicants to visit www.nsf.gov/grfp/ or www.nsfgrfp.org for additional information concerning benefits, eligibility, and tips on applying. Interested applicants should strongly consider preparing their applications as early as possible to help increase their chances of winning.

The GRFP is sponsored by the NSF, which is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…" With an annual budget of about $6.06 billion, NSF is the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America’s colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing. NSF funding opportunities can be found at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/. The NSF-GRFP Operations Center is administered by the American Society for Engineering Education (http://www.asee.org/fellowships).

Complete List of GRFP Supported Fields:

Posted by zzhu at 03:48 PM

September 12, 2008

Hopkins-Nanjing Center Faculty positions

The vacancies are for one political science professor and two law professors for AY2009-2010.


The Johns Hopkins University – School of Advanced International Studies invites applications for a position as a visiting professor of political science, teaching in a prestigious graduate certificate and master’s program in Nanjing, China. The Hopkins-Nanjing Center is the oldest and most ambitious joint academic venture in China.

We seek applicants possessing a Ph.D., strong theoretical and methodological training, significant teaching experience, and scholarly productivity. Courses are taught in English and may include:

• American Foreign Policy
• China-U.S. Relations
• Comparative Politics
• Contemporary International Politics
• Democracy and Its Critics
• International Organizations
• International Relations Theory
• Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
• Strategic Studies
• Topics courses such as Environmental Politics, History of International Relations, Terror and Fundamentalism, Media and International Affairs, Political Risk Analysis, Traditions of Diplomacy, and/or International Political Economy

Johns Hopkins offers competitive salary and benefits packages, support with shipping, and a free furnished apartment on the Center campus. The teaching load is 2/2.

The deadline for applications is October 1, 2008. Applications may be downloaded at http://nanjing.jhu.edu/faculty/index.html or contact Carolyn Townsley at 202-663-5802 or ctownsley@jhu.edu. Further information is available at www.nanjing.jhu.edu.


The Johns Hopkins University – School of Advanced International Studies invites applications for two positions as visiting professor of law, teaching in a prestigious graduate certificate and master’s program in Nanjing, China. The Hopkins-Nanjing Center is the oldest and most ambitious joint academic venture in China.

The candidate should possess a J.D. and/or Ph.D., a strong interest in cross-cultural relations, a commitment to institutional teamwork, teaching experience, and scholarly productivity. Instruction by the international faculty is in English. Appropriate courses may include human rights law, international law, comparative constitutional law, environmental law, trade and investment law, the professional role of lawyers, intellectual property, comparative legal cultures, and the history and philosophy of law in the West. Instructors may be asked to supervise some Chinese students in the preparation of a master’s thesis.

Johns Hopkins offers competitive salary and benefits packages, support with shipping, and a free furnished apartment on the Center campus. The teaching load is 2/2. Instructors at various stages of their careers will be considered, including more recent graduates of American law schools.

The deadline for applications is October 1, 2008. Applications may be downloaded at http://nanjing.jhu.edu/faculty/index.html or contact Carolyn Townsley at 202-663-5802 or ctownsley@jhu.edu. Further information is available at www.nanjing.jhu.edu.

Johns Hopkins is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted by zzhu at 05:06 PM

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

Woodrow Wilson Fellows are among a select group of scholars, on the leading edge of producing new and exciting works. The 2009 dissertation fellowships are The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships and The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women's Studies.

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships (www.woodrow.org/newcombe) support the final
year of dissertation work for PhD candidates in the humanities and social sciences. Eligible proposals have
religious or ethical values as a central concern, and are relevant to the solution of contemporary religious,
cultural or human rights questions. Please note that this year the stipend for the Newcombe Fellowship has
been raised to $24,000 for a twelve month period of dissertation writing. Approximately 29 non-renewable
fellowships will be awarded. The deadline is November 14, 2008.

The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women's Studies (www.woodrow.org/womens-studies) offer
awards for candidates doing original and significant research about gender that crosses disciplinary, regional,
or cultural boundaries. 2009 recipients will receive $3,000 to be used for expenses connected with the
dissertation, which may include travel, books, microfilming, taping and computer services.
Seven fellowships will be given, with recipients announced in late January 2009.
The deadline is October 13, 2008.

Posted by zzhu at 09:53 AM

Applying to Law School: Q and A for Graduate and Non-traditional Students

Considering law school? Plan to attend…

Applying to Law School:
Q and A for Graduate and Non-traditional Students
Monday, September 22
12:00-1:00 p.m.
The Career Center
3200 Student Activities Building

Maximize your chances for success by familiarizing yourself with the mechanics and timelines of the law school application process. Gather tips on how to avoid common mistakes made by career changers, and learn about the resources offered by The Career Center to support you through your application efforts.

Posted by zzhu at 08:45 AM

September 11, 2008

PhDs@Google Seminar Series: Beyond Computer Science

It takes all kinds of people to fulfill Google's mission to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful.

Google is a growing, fast-paced company where intellectual horsepower and entrepreneurial spirit are valued and expected. It's an environment where your ideas come to life. We've got an ideal combination of really smart people, amazing technology, and an innovative business environment. Every day, millions of users search for information on Google.com and use products like Gmail, Google Scholar, and Google Earth. When you join the Google team, the impact of your work touches people's lives around the world.

Googlers represent disciplines as diverse as Psychology, Cognitive Science, Economics, Linguistics, Statistics/Math, Chemistry/Chemical engineering, Geosciences, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Science/Engineering, Management Science, Operations Research and more. Are you interested in learning more about opportunities at Google for PhD students studying disciplines beyond Computer Science?
We are hosting a virtual seminar series this Fall that will highlight what PhDs do at Google. Please visithttp://groups.google.com/group/phdsgoogle to check-out the line-up and register for one or more sessions.

Do you have friends (at your school or others) that may be interested in participating? Feel free to pass this message along.

If you have questions, please send them to Dr. Jennifer Petoff at PhDInfo@google.com

Posted by zzhu at 09:56 AM

September 10, 2008

IRWG graduate funding programs

The Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG) offers many graduate student funding opportunities. The next application deadline for IRWG’s graduate student Community of Scholars summer fellowship program and the graduate student Research Award Program is November 24, 2008.

Posted by zzhu at 04:01 PM

Cultural History Course - Fall 2008

Topics in History (HIST 698-004, ASIAN 500)
The History and Historiography of the Tang and Song Dynasties
Monday, 4:00-7:00 p.m., 1023 Tisch Hall

Instructor: Christian de Pee Telephone: (734) 763-6968
Office: 1632 Haven Hall
E-mail: cdepee@umich.edu
Office hours: Thursday, 1:00-3:00 (and by appt.)


This course offers a topical survey of the history and historiography of the Tang and Song dynasties or, more specifically, of the profound cultural transformation that took shape between the eighth and twelfth centuries. It is intended in the main to convey an impression of the shape of the field of Middle-Period studies in the United States, with its small first generation of economic, intellectual, and political historians, its second generation of social historians, and its budding third generation of cultural historians. This historiographical disposition of the course not only lends form to the succession of topics (which are arranged by the sequence in which they were addressed by the developing field of inquiry), but offers an opportunity for the development of a wider range of academic skills. The reading assignments for the course will provide a basic knowledge of the historiography of the Tang-Song transition, but class discussions will also address the conception of research projects, inventive approaches to sources, style and argument in prose composition, the politics of publishing, the nature and development of academic fields, and the shape of academic careers. In short, this seminar is intended not only as an introduction to the history and historiography of the Tang and Song dynasties, but also as an opportunity to reflect on graduate education and to develop some of the critical and practical skills required therein.

Since the design of this manner of survey cannot be but a prejudiced endeavor, I have felt free to include a piece of my own writing in both the first and the final week of the course—not to impose, but rather to explicate the dispositions that inform the syllabus.


The requirements of the course are intended to further the above intentions. First, the course requires attentive reading of the assignments and the composition of a brief reflection on the week’s readings, to be posted to the CTools site of the course. Second, the course requires lively participation in discussion during seminar meetings. The most effective way of testing and developing your ideas is to articulate them, in writing and in speech. In order to ensure the continued variation of discussion, I shall propose a succession of themes for discussion (treatment of sources, uses of prose style, politics of publishing, and so forth). Third, the course requires a short review of one of the assigned articles, as a practice in the composition of peer reviews. Fourth, the final assignment consists of either a review essay (of two or three books on a topic in Tang or Song history) or a short research paper (on a topic in Tang or Song history), according to academic need and ability.

Posted by zzhu at 10:49 AM

September 09, 2008

Higher Education Forum Announcement and Last Call for Papers

September 15, 2008 is the submission deadline of upcoming International Conferences, e-CASE 2009 (e-Commerce, e-Administration, e-Society, and e-Education) (http://e-case.org/2009) and e-Technology 2009 (http://e-case.org/etech2009).

Meanwhile an International Forum, “Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific: Challenges for the future?, will be held during the conference. The topics include “Changes in International Education Market?, “Opportunities for Asia-Pacific Higher Education?, “Forming an Asia-Pacific University Consortium?, and many more. If you are interested in attending this forum or making a ten-minute speech or announcement at this international forum, please contact Dr. Chian-Son Yu via csyu@mail.usc.edu.tw.

If you are interested in organizing a special session, please contact Dr. Chien-Kuo Li via ckli@mail.usc.edu.tw. Amongst all of those submitted to these conferences, three papers will be selected to earn the Best Paper Award with a cash award of $500 USD, and around 8%-10% of the papers will be awarded as distinguished papers. Authors of the top 10%-20% of the papers presented at the conference will be invited to submit their papers for possible publications to one of the following journals: Emerging Markets Finance and Trade (an SSCI journal), International Journal of Business and Information (IJBI), and International Journal of Cyber Society and Education (IJCSE).

Look forward to seeing you in Singapore,

Conference Chairs
E. J. Ourso Professor Edward Watson
Louisiana State University (USA)

Professor Haruhisa Yamaguchi
Okayama University (Japan)

Professor Wenchang Fang
National Taipei University (Taiwan)

Professor Lutz M. Kolbe
University of Goettingen (Germany)

Local Committee Chair
Professor Hian Chye Koh
SIM University (Singapore)

Local Program Chair
Professor Yekta Mustafa
SIM University (Singapore)

International Committee Chair
Professor Kwei Tang
Purdue University (USA)

Posted by zzhu at 05:13 PM

Second Congress of the Asia-Pacific Council on Contraception (APCOC)

Deadline for the Submission of Abstracts: September 15, 2008

The Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel, Macau, China, December 4-6, 2008
50 abstract submitters will be awarded hotel accommodation and complimentary registration

Please submit your abstracts via the Congress website at http://www.comtecmed.com/apcoc/2008/abstracts.aspx no later than
September 15, 2008


Posted by zzhu at 05:08 PM

September 08, 2008

McKinsey and Company Presentations and Application Information

For Ph.D. students, Post-docs, M.D. students, Interns, Residents, Fellows, Masters students (non-M.B.A.), and 2L & 3L J.D students.

* Please note - Masters students should have completed their undergraduate degree before July 1, 2005. If you completed your undergraduate degree after this date, visit www.mckinsey.com/usschools to learn more about our Business Analyst opportunities.

Campus Presentations

Lunch for Law Students
Thursday, September 11
12:20 - 1:20 p.m.
Michigan Law School - Room 150

General Presentation - North Campus
Thursday, September 11
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
1013 Dow Building

Opportunities in the Middle East
Thursday, September 25
7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Palmer Commons - Great Lakes North

Organization Practice Presentation
Wednesday, October 1
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Palmer Commons - Great Lakes Central
(RSVP with an email to aileen_crowley@mckinsey.com)

General Presentation - Central Campus
Thursday, October 2
4:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Palmer Commons - Great Lakes North

Web Presentations

In addition we will host web based presentations regarding full-time opportunities available in Asia. Each session will be 60 minutes hosted by 1-2 consultants from that office or practice. The session includes a 40 minute presentation and a 20 minute Q&A. Students are required to rsvp through our surveylink for the ones they are interested in joining, and log-in details will be accessible upon signing up. Students are welcome to join multiple sessions based on their interests. If there are any questions about our presentations please feel free to contact mimi_loo@mckinsey.com

Monday, September 15, 9:00pm - 10:00pm EST - China
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Monday, September 15, 9:00pm - 10:00pm EST - Korea
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Tuesday, September 16, 9:00pm-10:00pm EST - Marketing Practice Asia
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Wednesday, September 17, 9:00pm-10:00pm EST - McKinsey Centre for Asian Leadership
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Thursday, September 18, 9:00pm - 10:00pm EST - Operations
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People join us from a wide range of disciplines, and you'll find that we're more interested in the quality of your achievements than your particular area of studies. What is most important to us is evidence of success in your chosen field. Working with us, you will gain exposure to a diverse range of industry sectors and business issues that will not only enhance your career options, but also accelerate the pace of your personal development. In addition, you'll be a member of a core team working directly with senior client executives to address the defining business issues of our time.

So, if you like the idea of a career alternative that will stimulate and challenge the very brightest minds together with the opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a supportive, team-based environment, please join us for one of our presentations.

Also, please visit our website at www.apd.mckinsey.com to learn more about McKinsey & Company. The website features profiles of consultants with backgrounds similar to your own, information about selection criteria, application tips, and the on-line application form.

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Posted by zzhu at 10:47 AM

September 05, 2008

Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development in Southwest China: A Graduate Traineeship Program

NSF IGERT at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

"Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development in Southwest China"

A Graduate Traineeship Program Supported by the National Science Foundation

Exceptional students interested in interdisciplinary and international environmental study are invited to apply for an NSF IGERT PhD Traineeship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. These traineeships have a generous stipend, tuition waiver, and health benefits.

Meeting the major challenges of biodiversity conservation and sustainable development requires understanding the interactions of biological, physical, social, and economic forces. IGERT trainees will address these issues by pursuing a PhD in one of over a dozen departments and participating in IGERT seminars, workshops, language training, and field research in the Himalayas of Yunnan, China - a "biodiversity hotspot." For more information and application
instructions, please visit www.swchina.wisc.edu. The application deadline for this program is January 30, 2008.

NOTE: UW-Madison is also home to a second IGERT program, Certificate on Humans and the Global Environment (CHANGE), focused on issues of vulnerability and sustainability of the global environment. The application deadline for this program is January 2, 2009. For more information, please visit http://www.sage.wisc.edu/igert.

Posted by zzhu at 03:53 PM

September 04, 2008

Shapiro/Malik Awards

These awards provide assistance with interest payments on unsubsidized educational loans that students are obligated to pay while still in graduate school.

Deadline for applications is October 10, 2008.

The deadline for the Shapiro Awards is October 10th, 2008. They were established by Harold T. Shapiro, former President of the University of Michigan and Vivian Shapiro, former faculty member at the University of Michigan, to assist with interest payments on the unsubsidized educational loans that students are obligated to pay while still in graduate school. Dr. John Malik, a devoted Rackham alumnus in Physics, established an endowment for the same purpose. Both awards are made through a single competition.

US citizens and permanent residents applicants with $10,000 or more in unsubsidized educational loans will be given first consideration. Maximum awards will be $1,000 per student. Complete guidelines and applications can be found at: http://www.rackham.umich.edu/Fellowships

Posted by zzhu at 04:11 PM

PhD student looking for native Mandarin speaker for language exchange

U-M PhD student in Asian Languages and Cultures is in search of a female language partner from Taiwan who knows something about religion in Taiwan, but is also open to meeting anyone who is willing to chat!

I am looking for a language partner. I am a PhD student in the Asian Languages and Cultures department and I study early Chinese history and religion. I would love a female language partner from Taiwan who knows something about religion in Taiwan, but I am open to meeting anyone who is willing to chat! My Mandarin needs practice and I'm looking for a serious partner. I can help you with your English, or, just chat with you in Chinese! If you are interested, please email me at fodde@umich.edu. I look forward to hearing from you! - Anna

Posted by zzhu at 03:35 PM