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April 08, 2010

Call for Applications - IL/IN EA National Resource Center Summer Seminar "The Art of Reading Chinese Literature"

The University of Illinois Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies and Indiana University East Asian Studies Center are pleased to announce this year’s IL/IN Summer Seminar.

2010 IL/IN East Asian Summer Seminar

"The Art of Reading Chinese Literature"
May 17-18, 2010 at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

The IL/IN East Asian Summer Seminars are designed to give graduate and advanced undergraduate students in the Midwest the opportunity to study intensively with some of IL/IN’s leading scholars and to create continuing networks for collaboration and exchange.

The 2-day seminar will begin on Monday, May 17th and will end at 5 pm on May 18th. Lodging will be provided for out-of-town participants for two nights, Sunday, May 16th and Monday, May 17th. Participants who wish to stay over Tuesday night may do so by paying an additional fee.

The seminar will be led by Zong-qi Cai (Professor, EALC, University of Illinois), and Kevin Tsai (Assistant Professor, Comparative Literature and EALC, Indiana University).

The seminar will include 2 full days of lectures and discussions. Group lunches will give the faculty and participants the opportunity to continue their conversations in a casual setting. Participants will receive reading materials and a syllabus in advance. The lectures will cover both poetry and fiction, including "How to Read Chinese Poetry: Themes and Genres," "How to Read Chinese Poetry: Rhythms, Rhymes, and Tonal Patterning," "How to Read Chinese Poetry: Diction and Structures," "How Read Chinese Fiction: Critical Approaches to Narrative," and others.

The seminar is open to fifteen graduate students and advanced undergraduates (juniors and seniors) at colleges and universities in the Midwest. For the application form, contact Anne Prescott at aprescot@illinois.edu. The application deadline is May 3, 2010.

Out-of-town participants will receive two nights’ lodging, and 2 lunches will be provided for all participants. Participants will pay for travel costs and some meals. A $30 registration fee is required at the time of application.

The Illinois/Indiana (IL/IN) East Asia National Resource Center is a partnership between the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the East Asian Studies Center at Indiana University. This seminar is funded by a US Department of Education Title VI Grant.

For more information and an application, please contact: Anne Prescott, Associate Director, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, 217-244-4601; aprescot@illinois.edu

Posted by zzhu at April 8, 2010 09:55 PM