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October 30, 2009

Grand Opening - Confucius Institute Events - November 5, 2009



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Come and celebrate the grand opening of the Confucius Institute at the University of Michigan, featuring an inaugural lecture entitled "De-familiarizing the Exotic: Appreciating the Arts of China in the 21st Century" by Martin Powers, Sally Michelson Davidson Professor of Chinese Arts and Cultures and CCS faculty associate, as well as an evening of musical performance by the pipa virtuoso Yang Wei and members of the Chinese Ensemble of Renmin University of China.

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Posted by zzhu at 12:21 AM

October 29, 2009

National Science Foundation Office of International Science and Engineering East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes

National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students

Full Proposal Deadline Date: December 8, 2009

Support of international activities is an integral part of the NSF's mission to sustain and strengthen the nation's science, mathematics, and engineering capabilities, and to promote the use of those capabilities in service to society. In particular, NSF recognizes the importance of enabling U.S. researchers and educators to advance their work through international collaborations, and of helping ensure that future generations of U.S. scientists and engineers gain professional experience beyond this nation's borders early in their careers.

What the Program Offers
The East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes provide U.S. graduate students in science and engineering:
1) first-hand research experience in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore or Taiwan;
2) an introduction to the science and science policy infrastructure of the respective location; and
3) orientation to the society, culture and language.

The primary goals of EAPSI are to introduce students to East Asia and Pacific science and engineering in the context of a research setting, and to help students initiate scientific relationships that will better enable future collaboration with foreign counterparts. All institutes, except Japan, last approximately 8 weeks from June to August. Japan lasts approximately 10 weeks.

Award Benefits
EAPSI awardees receive a $5,000 stipend, international round-trip air fare to the host location, and are supported to attend a pre-departure orientation in the Washington, D.C. area.

Foreign co-sponsoring organizations provide additional support to cover EAPSI students' living expenses abroad during the period of the summer institutes, and provide an orientation to the science environment and culture(s) of each location.

Fields of Study
• Biological Sciences
• Computer and Information Science & Engineering
• Education (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics)
• Engineering
• Geosciences
• Mathematical & Physical Sciences
• Social, Behavioral, & Economic Sciences
• Multidisciplinary Research

Eligibility
As of the deadline date of the application year, applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
• U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
• Enrolled in a research-oriented master's or Ph.D. degree program (including joint degree programs);
• Students enrolled in joint Bachelor/Master's programs must have graduated from the undergraduate degree.
• Enrolled at a U.S. institution in the United States; and
• Pursuing studies in fields of science and engineering research and education supported by the National Science Foundation.

Previous EAPSI awardees may apply, but only to a new host location (Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, or Taiwan).

EAPSI Help Desk Info
Toll-Free: 866.501.2922
E-mail: eapsi@asee.org
Web: www.nsf.gov/eapsi
www.nsfsi.org

Administered by the American Society for Engineering Education
(www.asee.org/fellowships)

Posted by zzhu at 11:46 PM

October 26, 2009

AAS Dissertation Workshop, Philadelphia, March 28–31, 2010

"Popular Culture and Social Change"

DEADLINE: DECEMBER 11, 2009.

The Association for Asian Studies is pleased to announce plans for a ninth consecutive AAS Dissertation Workshop, which will be held in conjunction with the annual meeting in Philadelphia next spring. The workshop will again be organized and led by David Szanton, and follow the model used in previous workshops.

No longer are Asian studies largely focused on courts and peasants, ancient cultures, classical texts, and traditional forms. Today all across the humanities and social sciences scholars are approaching and re-interpreting a rapidly changing Asia through various forms of popular culture (film, sports, TV, music, dance, radio, online networks, fiction, fashion, cuisine, fan clubs, martial arts, bars, drugs. etc.), concerned with how it is both producing and marking social, and cultural change all across the region. Intergenerational differences and tensions are growing all across the region, often with serious political consequences. Popular culture, as an alternative “unofficial view of the world,” as a form of subtle or overt resistance to the hegemonic, has become an important lens for approaching and analyzing Asia’s rapidly expanding middle classes, urbanization, consumerism, differentiation and stratification, political mobilization, geographical mobility, diasporic influences, and both transnational and globalizing sensibilities.

This workshop is intended to bring together doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences who are (1) developing dissertation proposals or are in early phases of research or dissertation writing; and who are (2) also dealing with the kinds of issues mentioned above in the context of contemporary or historic Asian states and societies.

The workshop will be limited to 12 students, ideally from a broad array of disciplines and working on a wide variety of materials in a variety of time periods, and in various regions of Asia. It also will include a small multidisciplinary and multi-area faculty with similar concerns.

The workshop will be scheduled for the days immediately following the 2010 AAS annual meeting in Philadelphia. It will cover two and one-half days of intense discussion beginning the evening of Sunday, March 28, and running through the afternoon of Wed. March 31.

The AAS will be able to provide limited financial support for participants including three night’s accommodations, meals and “need-based” travel funds up to a maximum of $300. Students needing additional funds to attend the workshop are encouraged to approach their home institutions for support. It is hoped that participants also will attend the AAS annual meeting immediately prior to the workshop.

Applicants need not have advanced to candidacy but must have at least drafted a dissertation research proposal. Applications are also welcome from doctoral students in the early phases of writing their dissertations. Applications consist of two items only:

(1) Two copies of a current Curriculum Vitae, and

(2) Two copies of the dissertation proposal, or if the research and writing is well under way, a statement of the specific issues being addressed, the intellectual approach, and the materials being studied. Neither the proposal nor statement should exceed 10 double-spaced pages in length. Application materials (hard copy only, no email) must reach the Dissertation Workshop Program, AAS, 1021 East Huron St, Ann Arbor MI, 48104, no later than December 11, 2009.

Workshop participants will be selected on the basis of the submitted projects, the potential for useful exchanges among them, and a concern to include a wide range of disciplinary perspectives, intellectual traditions, and regions of Asia. Applicants will be informed whether or not they have been selected for the workshop by early January.

For further information about the workshop, or eligibility, please contact Michael Paschal (mpaschal@asian-studies.org) or David Szanton (Szanton@berkeley.edu)

Posted by zzhu at 06:01 PM

CCS and the Global Lens 2009 Film Series: Zhang Yang's GETTING HOME, Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Posted by zzhu at 11:18 AM

October 23, 2009

Call For Papers: University of Toronto - East Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference 2010

The 10th Annual East Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference
13 March 2010 | University of Toronto

CALL FOR PAPERS
How might the understanding of “East Asia” – be it in terms of a geographical, historical, and cultural locus or as a space of fantasy and the imaginary – be illuminated by accounting for the ways in which desires are produced, structured, regulated, and mobilized through various institutions and discursive formations? Whether understood as lack or a productive force or a form of affective labor, desire is a concept that intersects with and imbricates a range of complex issues operating on the level of the libidinal as well as the material economy. Nationalism and imperialism, genders and sexualities, aesthetics and consumer culture, and the politics of alterity are but a few, yet are all
significant to the study of East Asia.

The East Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference at the University of Toronto invites paper submissions for its 10th annual conference titled DESIRE, to be held on March 13, 2010. We seek papers that can critically interrogate the operations of desire, articulating how they are embedded in different modes of social organization at historically specific moments and bringing them into relation with larger issues of how East Asia is situated in the world. Submissions from graduate students around the world in all disciplines within and beyond the field of East Asian Studies, including history, sociology, anthropology, economy, art, literature, cultural studies, philosophy, and others are welcome.

Possible topics for papers include (but are not limited to):
– theories of desire and their complications in the East Asian context;
– literary and cultural representations and mediations of desire;
– the mobilization of desires and affects through cinema and other visual spectacles;
– intersections of nationalism and the construction of national identities with the constitution, regulation,
and circumscription of desire;
– the interplay of capitalism, commodity culture, and desiring production in East Asia;
– gender, sexuality, and the regimes through which desire is disciplined;
– the construction of East Asia as a space of fantasy, and its consequent structuring as object of desire.

We invite all those interested in presenting papers to submit an abstract (300 words maximum) along with brief biographical information by December 21, 2009. Submissions from both individuals and panels of three (panelists should send individual abstracts and a panel abstract) are encouraged. Submitted papers are also eligible for consideration for the East Asia Forum, a journal edited and published by graduate students in the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Toronto. Please indicate whether you wish to have your completed paper considered for publication.

Selected participants will be asked to submit completed papers by February 15, 2010. Those who wish their papers to be considered for publication should submit a publication-ready copy (about 4000 words). During the conference, participants will be given 20 minutes to present their work; actual presentation papers should be about 1500-2500 words long.

Please e-mail submissions and queries to easgsc2010@gmail.com. Further information as it becomes available will be posted on the conference website at http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/easgsc/.

Posted by zzhu at 03:57 PM

Linda Lim explains the tire tariff



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Linda Lim, Strategy Professor, U-M Ross School of Business and CCS faculty associate, sits down for an interview on implications of the new tariff imposed on Chinese tires.

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October 21, 2009

Asian Languages and Cultures Graduate Student Colloquium "Reconvening Asia: Embodiment, Transformation, Space"

Date: Friday October 23, 2009
Time: 4-6pm

Location: Rm 2022, Thayer Building

Papers to be given:

1) "The yoga in China: narratives of identity, syncretism, and hybridity and the study of East Asian Buddhism."

Professor Charles D. Orzech
University of North Carolina

2) "South Asian refractions in the prism of Diaspora: from ritual clowns and Sufi processions to the vernacular cosmopolitanism of Bollywood movies."

Professor Pnina Werbner
Keele University
Staffordshire, UK

Papers will be available to distribution, please email harjeets@umich.edu for more information.

Posted by zzhu at 11:33 AM

October 20, 2009

China Entrepreneur Forum, October 31, 2009



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Posted by zzhu at 12:36 PM

Call for Abstracts - 13th Annual Harvard East Asia Society Graduate Student Conference Facing East: Conversations and Connections

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

13th Annual Harvard East Asia Society Graduate Student Conference
Facing East: Conversations and Connections


Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
February 26 - February 28, 2010

The Harvard East Asia Society (HEAS) Graduate Student Conference invites graduate students from around the world, conducting research in all disciplines, to submit abstracts for our 2010 conference:

Facing East: Conversations and Connections

As the first decade of the 21st century draws to a close, East Asia is exerting an unprecedented impact on global society. Now more than ever, we should explore every facet of East Asia, past and present, and engage in cooperative conversation.

The HEAS Graduate Student Conference is an annual conference which aims to provide an interdisciplinary forum for graduate students to exchange ideas and discuss current research on East Asia. The conference is an opportunity for young scholars to present their research to both their peers and eminent scholars in East Asian Studies. All panels will be moderated by Harvard University faculty. The conference will also enable participants to meet others in their field conducting similar research and forge new friendships.

We welcome submissions from graduate students in all disciplines. Papers should be related to East Asia, Inner Asia, Singapore, or Vietnam. We will consider submissions of individual papers and panel proposals.

Eligibility and Application Guidelines:
1. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a program of graduate study ("postgraduate" in British degree classification systems).
2. Papers must be related to East Asia, Inner Asia, Singapore, and Vietnam.
3. Abstracts must be no longer than 250 words, submitted exactly as directed on the HEAS Conference website.
4. Deadline for abstract submission: November 18, 2009
5. Detailed instructions for submission and more information are available on our website:
http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/~heas/conference/
Please check the website frequently for updates about the conference and submission deadlines.

Inquiries
:
For general conference inquiries, please contact: heasconference@gmail.com
For abstract submission inquiries, please contact: heas.abstracts@gmail.com

Posted by zzhu at 12:19 PM

Update from the China Data Center

The China Data Center is pleased to report the following updates on its China Data Online services:

1. The yearbook database has been updated with about 300 additional statistical yearbooks, including China 2009 Statistical Yearbook and some other national, provincial and city statistical yearbooks
2. There is a new dynamic map service (Statistics on Map II) for statistical data, which offers dynamic maps, report, charts and living animation.
3. The China Spatial Data Reports and Maps (DemographicsNowChina), which offer spatial intelligence for demographic and business Census data retrieval and analysis. Your users should be able to get full access to all the data of Jiangxi province if your library has not subscribed to it yet.

Please visit http://chinadataonline.org for these updates. And feel free to e-mail chinadata@umich.edu if there is any question.

Posted by zzhu at 12:15 PM

October 19, 2009

The Asian Institute at the University of Toronto invites applications and participants for a dissertation workshop on "Democracy and Identity in Asia"

The Asian Institute of University of Toronto invites applications from graduate students for a dissertation workshop to be held May 13-15, 2010.

The workshop will focus on the themes of democracy and identity in any part of Asia. Applicants should be researching some aspect of the politics of identity recognition in Asia in recent decades, and the challenges it has posed to practices and understandings of democracy.

Questions to be considered include: How do emerging democracies accommodate group demands? How do historically defined notions of state and nation clash with emerging claims for ethnic, gender, and sexual identity recognition? How is the very meaning of democracy in Asia being reformulated to account for these claims? What kinds of political spaces have allowed the mobilization of identity-based movements to develop in Asia?

The workshop will take place over two or three days on the campus of the University of Toronto. It will include a small group of students and a few faculty members representing different disciplines and interdisciplinary fields. The costs of the workshop, meals, and accommodations will be covered by the Asian Institute at the University of Toronto.

Travel will be subsidized up to a maximum of CDN$500 per participant. Applicants should seek additional travel grants from their home institutions, and consult with the Asian Institute if travel costs prove problematic.

APPLICATION DEADLINE is JANUARY 15, 2010:
Applications consist of two items:
1) A current curriculum vitae.
2) An 8 to 10 page double spaced dissertation proposal. Alternatively, if the work is well underway, an 8 to 10 page double spaced description of the specific issues being addressed, the
intellectual approach, and the materials being studied. Workshop participants will be selected on the content of the submitted projects, the potential for useful exchanges among them, and the
benefits of including a wide range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches and intellectual traditions. Applications should be sent by email attachment to asian.institute@utoronto.ca. Applicants will be informed whether or not they have been selected for the workshop by January 31st. For further information about the workshop or eligibility, please contact asian.institute@utoronto.ca.

Posted by zzhu at 12:45 AM

October 14, 2009

American University Department of Language and Foreign Studies Chinese Tenure-Track Position to Begin AY 2010-2011

The Department of Language and Foreign Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences of American University invites applications for a Tenure-Track position in Chinese at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in August 2010. The department is seeking applicants who will demonstrate excellence in scholarship and teaching.

Possible areas of specialization: Chinese language, literature, culture, Linguistics, or Chinese culture studies.

Responsibilities: Develop a significant research agenda. Teach undergraduate courses in all levels of Mandarin Chinese, and develop content courses in civilization/culture.

Minimum qualifications: PhD (or equivalent) in Chinese literature, linguistics or culture. Near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese and English.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should submit via U. S. mail (no electronic applications) a cover letter addressing research and teaching interest and experience, c.v., three letters of recommendation, formal student evaluations, and statement of teaching philosophy to:

Chair, Chinese Search Committee
Department of Language and Foreign Studies
American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D. C, 20016-8045

Applicants should indicate whether or not attending the CLTA Annual Meeting in San Diego and/or the MLA Convention in Philadelphia. Priority application deadline is November 1, 2009. Review of applications will begin thereafter and continue until the position is filled.

American University is an equal employment opportunity affirmative action employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Posted by zzhu at 02:57 PM

Oakland University Art Gallery (OUAG) - Writing an Image: Chinese Literati Art - now through November 22, 2009

All special events are held in the OUAG and are without charge, unless otherwise noted. (OUAG is on the Oakland University campus next to the MBT, I-75 exit 79, University Drive.)

Guqin concert:
"Archaic Scent of the Plum Pavilion"
with Guqin Master Wu Ziying
Friday, October 16, 8:00 p.m.
Varner Recital Hall, Oakland University
Ticket information: (248) 370-3013

Lecture:
"The Elegant and Transcendent Chinese Literati Painting"
by Marshall Wu
Senior Curator of Asian Art (emeritus), University of Michigan Museum of Art
Saturday, October 17, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Literati Painting Demonstration:
by Yu Zengshan, from Nantong, China
Saturday, October 17, 4:15 - 5:15 p.m.

Posted by zzhu at 02:02 PM

October 13, 2009

China Learning Seminar: Spatial Intelligence for China and Global Studies

The PowerPoint presentation is now available here.

China Learning Seminar:
Spatial Intelligence for China and Global Studies
by
Shuming Bao
China Data Center
University of Michigan

12:00PM-1:00PM, Thursday, October 22, 2009
1644 School of Social Work Building, 1080 S University Ave

Abstract: The government statistics, Census data, and GIS data provide comprehensive demographic, economic and business information for China studies. This seminar will present some spatial intelligence technologies for spatial data integration, data selection, and data analysis. It will demonstrate how space-time data of different formats and sources can be integrated, visualized, and reported in a web based system. Some applications in disaster assessment, environment, health, regional development, cultural and religious studies, and household surveys will be discussed for China and global studies.

Food and drinks will be provided. The seminar is open to public. Please register at
http://chinadatacenter.org/registration/index.htm.

For details, visit http://chinadatacenter.org/newcdc/events/CDC_seminar_2009_10_22.htm.
Please contact chinadata@umich.edu or 734-647-9610 if there are any questions.

Posted by zzhu at 11:09 AM

October 09, 2009

Hong Kong Today and Beyond: Economy and Opportunities



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October 08, 2009

CCS Alumnus Nicholas Lardy and Professor Emeritus Kenneth Lieberthal talk about new tariffs on Chinese tires



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"Why Obama is taxing Chinese tires"
by Nina Easton, CNNMoney.com
10/08/2009

"U.S.-China leadership can take air out of tire spat"
by Paul Eckert, Reuters
09/14/2009

Posted by zzhu at 01:43 PM

Kenneth Lieberthal discusses China's emergence during global economic crisis



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China is very likely to be the second-most-powerful country — if it isn't now, then within a decade.

"Amid the global economic crisis, China rises"
by Joe McDonald, The Associated Press
10/08/2009

Posted by zzhu at 01:35 PM

Guest Recital: MingHuan Xu, violin and Winston Choi, piano

Saturday, October 10
Guest Recital: MingHuan Xu, violin and Winston Choi, piano

E.V. Moore Building, Britton Recital Hall
8:00 PM

Representing the faculties of Roosevelt University in Chicago (Choi) and Grand Valley State University in Michigan (Xu), this internationally honored duo will present works for solo piano and violin by Elliott Carter, Pierre Boulez, Jeffrey Mumford, Bright Sheng, Maurice Ravel, as well as the Cesar Franck sonata for piano and violin.

Chinese Canadian violinist MingHuan Xu is a multi-faceted performer with unique communicative abilities. She has delighted audiences with her passion, incredible technique, sensitivity and charisma. Her versatility allows her to perform an eclectic mix of musical styles ranging from the standard works to avant-garde contemporary repertoire. She has performed extensively as a concerto soloist, duo recitalist and chamber musician, all across China, Europe,North America and South America.

Winner of the 2002 Orléans Concours International and Laureate of the 2003 Honens International Piano Competition, Canadian pianist Winston Choi is an inquisitive performer whose fresh approach to standard repertory, and masterful understanding, performance and commitment to works by living composers, make him one of today’s most dynamic young concert artists.

Free - no tickets required

Posted by zzhu at 01:23 PM

October 06, 2009

A Community between Two Nations: The Chinese in North Vietnam, 1954-1978

The University of Michigan Center for Southeast Asian Studies Friday-at-Noon lecture presents

Friday, October 9, 2009
"A Community between Two Nations: The Chinese in North Vietnam, 1954-1978"
Han Xiaorong, Butler University

12:00 – 1:30 pm
1636 SSWB/International Institute


Market stall in Hanoi, 2006. Photo by Ryan Hoover.

From the 1950s to the late 1970’s, when the Chinese in several other Southeast Asian nations were experiencing forced assimilation and other difficulties with local governments, the Chinese in North Vietnam were enjoying privileged treatment by the North Vietnamese government. In the late 1970s, when the Chinese in most other Southeast Asian nations had transformed from sojourners to local citizens, most Chinese in North Vietnam were forced out of the country. Prior to Vietnamese reunification in 1975, North Vietnamese leaders adopted lenient policies towards the Chinese community, mainly a reflection of the importance of their war-time relationship with China. But the state’s preferential treatment of the Chinese ultimately contributed to a delay in the assimilation of Chinese residents, who by the end of the 1970s still had not completed the transformation from sojourners to citizens. After reunification, the desire to clarify loyalty, i.e. to “purify” the nation-state, led the Vietnamese government to initiate an aggressive process of forced assimilation. This policy, and the deterioration of relations between Vietnam and China in the late 1970s, triggered an exodus of Chinese residents.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Chinese Studies

Posted by zzhu at 10:54 PM

October 03, 2009

Asian Languages and Cultures GSI applications for Winter 2010

The U-M Department of Asian Languages and Cultures is hiring Graduate Student Instructors for Winter 2010 for the following courses:

• Asian Studies 220: Introduction to Asian Religions
• Asian Studies 221: Great Books of China
• Asian Studies 231: Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism
• Asian Studies 261: Introduction to Modern Chinese Culture
• Asian Studies 265: Arts and Letters of China
• Asian Studies 365: Science in Premodern China
• Chinese Language
• Japanese Language

Additional information and application form can be found here.

Posted by zzhu at 02:58 PM

Shanghai World Expo 2010: U.S. Student Ambassadors Internship Program - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 15!


The USA Pavilion at Shanghai Expo 2010 will present a dynamic, emotional story that radiates powerful core values shared by both the Chinese and American people – sustainability, teamwork, health and the fundamental belief that America is a place of opportunity where those who seek to change the world for the better will always thrive and prosper. The theme of the Shanghai Expo 2010 is "Better City, Better Life."

Students have the opportunity to be a part of this unique experience through the Student Ambassadors Internship Program, a partnership between the USA Pavilion and the University of Southern California's U.S.-China Institute. This program recruits and trains volunteer students to serve as guides and national representatives for the United States at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai.

The program provides students with:

• The opportunity to represent the U.S. and their states to the millions of people from all around the world that will visit the Shanghai Expo.
• A unique educational experience as organizations and businesses showcase their research and technological innovations that have contributed to a "better city, better life."
• Valuable experience living and working in China and in an international setting to prepare students for future involvement on the global stage of international relations and business.

The internship program is unpaid. However, the USA Pavilion will cover:

• Roundtrip airfare to Shanghai
• Housing
• Stipend to cover meals and local transportation to and from the Expo site

Program Dates and Times:

The World Expo will run from May 1 through October 31, 2010. Students will serve as guides for a period of 3 months, with an additional 2 weeks of training prior to starting the assignment. Students can apply for one or both periods but can only be selected for one period. The two periods are:
• April 15 – July 31
• July 16 – October 31
The official hours of the Expo are 9:30am – 10:30pm. Guides will be on a 4 days on/3 off work schedule (subject to change).

Program Requirements:

• U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
• Current college undergraduate or graduate student
• Ability to speak Chinese: Two or more years of college-level language training or ability gained through family or residence in China
• Minimum grade point average of 2.75; students from all majors are encouraged to apply
• Experience in public relations, well developed interpersonal skills, and a positive outlook on social and cultural diversity

To apply:

To apply, complete the online application form (http://china.usc.edu/register). The application will not be considered unless all minimum requirements are met and all attachments are provided. Those attachments are:

• Statement of purpose that describes why you would like to be an ambassador and why you are qualified to represent the U.S. in Shanghai (500 words)
• Current resume
• Transcripts
• Two letters of recommendation – to be uploaded and provided by the recommender – that will attest to the applicant’s language ability as well as the applicant’s appropriateness for the program

The deadline to apply is Friday, October 30, 2009

For more information, contact the USC U.S.-China Institute at:

USC U.S.-China Institute
3535 S. Figueroa St., FIG 202
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1262
expo2010@usc.edu
213-821-4382
china.usc.edu

Posted by zzhu at 02:17 PM

October 02, 2009

Call for Papers: Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference in Modern Chinese Humanities

The joint organizing committee of the Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Conference Modern Chinese Humanities invites currently enrolled graduate students to submit paper proposals for its inaugural meeting on April 16-17, 2010 at the Center for Chinese Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

The conference will bring together a keynote speaker and approximately twelve graduate students to present innovative research on any aspect of modern Chinese cultural production in any humanistic discipline. We encourage interdisciplinary scholarship within and between literary and cultural studies, cultural history, art history, film and media studies, musicology and sound studies, as well as the interpretative social sciences.

Conference registration is free; lodging in Berkeley will be provided by the Berkeley-Stanford organizing committee for all conference presenters. Please submit a 300-word paper proposal and a short bio to

ccs@berkeley.edu

by November 1, 2009.

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