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July 29, 2009

UMMA Exhibit - Treasures Rediscovered: Chinese Stone Sculptures - NOW through August 16, 2009

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Posted by zzhu at 01:46 PM

Linda Lim discusses China's currency experiment

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"They need a more deeply liquid and diversified capital market, they still need to reform their financial sector, and have more transparency in accounting."

"China takes baby step to reduce dependence on dollar"
by Jeremy Kutner, The Christian Science Monitor

Posted by zzhu at 11:16 AM

July 28, 2009

Kenneth Lieberthal appears on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer to talk about the new US-China strategic and economic dialogue

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Please click below to watch entire news segment.

Posted by zzhu at 09:44 AM

July 20, 2009

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Program

The Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) will be inviting applications for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme in early September. The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme is a new PhD international scheme launched by RGC which aims at attracting the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their PhD programs in Hong Kong Institutions. It is expected that 135 PhD Fellowships will be awarded for the academic year of 2010/11.

Potential students who are seeking admission as new full time PhD students in UGC-funded institutions of Hong Kong, irrespective of their country of origin and ethnic background, should be eligible to apply. Applicants should demonstrate outstanding qualities of academic performance, research ability / potential, communication and interpersonal skills, and leadership abilities.

The Fellowship
The Fellowship provides a monthly stipend of HK$20,000 and a conference travel allowance of HK$10,000 per year for the awardees for a maximum period of three years. Outstanding fellows may receive a full-tuition scholarship for a maximum of three years.

Application Process
The Scheme will call for application in early September 2009 and the deadline will be on 1 December 2009.
Each applicant may choose up to two programs in one or two institutions for PhD study when applying for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship. Application should be made through the Online Application System which will be available in early September 2009. For details of the scheme, please visit the website at www.rgc.edu.hk/hkphd or http://www.polyu.edu.hk/ro/hkphd-fellowship/

This is a wonderful opportunity for good prospective students who are interested in pursuing PhD studies in Hong Kong with China as the context of their research interests. Successful applicants will be able to enjoy the research facilities of not just of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, but also the facilities provided by the Joint PolyU-Peking U China Social Work Research Center. In addition, the Department of Applied Social Sciences is also well-connected with the Zhongshan University, Yunnan University and Sichuan University. Graduate students could make use of our strong network of partner universities in the Chinese Mainland to facilitate their research. I should be grateful if you could encourage your students in social sciences disciplines to apply for the scheme and study with us. Should you need further information, please feel free to contact Miss Ritz Ho at ssritzho@inet.polyu.edu.hk.

Posted by zzhu at 01:49 PM

July 14, 2009

Assistant Program Coordinator, China Program, The Carter Center

Employment Opportunity, China Program, The Carter Center, Atlanta GA
Applications should be submitted through Emory University (check website) using reference # below.

Assistant Program Coordinator, #12027BR

The China Program of The Carter Center seeks an Assistant Program Coordinator to provide technical and administrative support to all aspects of the program's activities to promote democracy, rule of law and social justice in China. The APC will work with consultants and external experts, manage budget/grant information and program files. He/She will handle the logistics for meeting, conferences, travel, and coordinate/participate in the editing and updating of the China Elections & Governance website. May supervise interns and volunteers.

Minimum Qualifications:
A bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in history, politics, public policy, sociology, and must be bilingual in written and spoken English and Mandarin Chinese.

To be considered for this position, you must apply online:


JOB # 12027BR

Posted by zzhu at 02:58 PM

July 07, 2009

A Morning in Caochangdi (草场地), Beijing

On a gorgeous day in late May, 2009, a group of U-M faculty and staff led by Provost Teresa Sullivan had the pleasure of visiting Caochangdi, one of Beijing’s 300 urban villages where architecture and urban planning students participating in the Michigan Architecture China studio worked and lived during Spring/Summer 2009. First launched about five years ago by Assistant Professor of Architecture and CCS faculty associate Robert Adams, the China studio program is housed in the laboratory space of B.A.S.E. (Beijing Architecture Studio Enterprise) and provides participants an immersive experience intersecting art, architecture and urbanism.

At BASE, members of the group enjoyed meeting many talented and enthusiastic undergraduate and graduate architecture and urban planning students, Professor Adams, as well as the founders of BASE, Centennial Professor of Practice Mary-Ann Ray and Robert Mangurian. After providing an extensive tour of the studio space and a highly informative and fun introduction to the wide range of work taking place there, Professors Ray and Mangurian took the group across the street to the residence and studio of their good friend Ai Weiwei, the pre-eminent Chinese artist and provocateur. Ai was the first among Chinese artists and gallerists to make the move to Caochangdi by designing a compound there for himself, a few friends and a gallery. Nine years later, Caochangdi has become a high-profile hotbed of artistic experimentation. Still buoyed by the creative spirit of BASE, the Michigan group quickly “invaded” Ai’s compound, interacting with Ai and exploring his home and artwork.

The U-M group bid a reluctant goodbye to Caochangdi after additional stops at a migrant workers village, Galerie Urs Meile and a private home also designed by Ai Weiwei.

Pictures from BASE:

Mary Ann Ray, Robert Adams, Ai Weiwei and Robert Mangurian

Mary Gallagher, CCS Director, introduces members of the U-M group to Ai Weiwei

A BASE participant interacts with work by Ai Weiwei

Posted by zzhu at 12:29 AM

July 02, 2009

Call for Papers - International Journal of Current Chinese Studies

The International Journal of Current Chinese Studies is currently accepting manuscripts in all Fields of Chinese Studies.

All articles published will be peer-reviewed. The following types of papers are considered for publication:
- Original articles in basic and applied research
- Critical reviews, surveys, opinions, commentaries and essays

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts reporting recent developments in their respective fields. The submitted papers must be written in English and describe original research not published nor currently under review by other journals.

Parallel submissions will not be accepted.

Journal staff's goal is to respond to authors' submissions about their paper(s) within one week of receipt wherever possible. All submissions, if relevant to the theme and objectives of the journal, will then go through an external peer-review process.

Prospective authors are asked to send their manuscript(s) in Microsoft Word or PDF format to editor@estudioschinos.com, along with a cover sheet containing the following information:
- corresponding author(s) name
- paper title
- affiliation,
- contact details (phone(s), fax number, email address, etc.

Posted by zzhu at 12:06 PM

Call for Papers - Chinese Language Association of Michigan

The Chinese Language Association of Michigan (CLAM) is organizing its 2009 annual conference, scheduled for Saturday, November 14. The theme is Important Lessons about Teaching or Administering Chinese Language and/or Culture. The session proposal can be found here and the deadline is the end of August.

Posted by zzhu at 12:02 PM