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April 29, 2010

The Best of Winter 2010



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The evolution of the Google dispute:

1. University of Michigan Law School professor and CCS faculty associate Nico Howson discusses Google’s exit from China as well as the Rio Tinto case on Bloomberg TV’s “Morning Call.”

2. Professor Emeritus Ken Lieberthal talks to the New York Times about the Google fallout.

3. And check out our compilation of articles – from local and international news sources – on the hacking allegations. Mary Gallagher, Associate Professor of Political Science and CCS Director, is quoted in the AnnArbor.com article.

Faculty get in on the fun:
CCS faculty guest blog from the Association for Asian Studies annual meeting in Philadelphia:

4. Mary Gallagher, associate professor of political science and CCS director, shares her short but busy time at the conference.

5. Joseph Lam offers a personal look into the past and future of scholarship.

6. David Porter tackles the issues of memory and forgetting.

A fond look-back at Winter 2010 events:

7. Watch the 20th Annual Asia Business Conference Keynote Panel discussion online in its entirety.

8. The U-M Men’s Glee Club premieres two Chinese songs at its 150th Annual Spring Concert.

9. A Richard Baum double-header!

10. The Inaugural Tang Junyi Lecture Series presented by the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures features four lectures by Stephen C. Angle, Professor of Philosophy, Wesleyan University, all on the central theme of “Contemporary Confucian Virtue Politics.”

Posted by zzhu at 11:06 PM

Michigan Law professor Nicholas Howson talks to "Economic Observer" (经济观察报) about SEC's Goldman Sachs investigation



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"SEC突袭高盛:战斗已经打响 但胜负不明"
by 张斐斐 袁朝晖, 经济观察网
04/26/2010


In an interview with China's "Economic Observer" (经济观察报), Professor Nicholas Howson, University of Michigan Law School professor and CCS faculty associate, addresses the difficulties facing the SEC under US securities law in proving materiality in their case against Goldman, and the political impact of the SEC case on the SEC's rehabilitation. (Please note that the article is written in Chinese.)

Posted by zzhu at 11:01 AM

April 24, 2010

World Expo 2010 blog - week 1



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WEEK 1

A week has passed since my arrival in Shanghai. This is my first day off from the non-stop training, protocol meetings and seminars. The jet lag has worn off and I finally have an opportunity to post what I hope will be the first of a weekly series of blogs highlighting my experiences as a student ambassador at the USA pavilion inside the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. For those of you who are not familiar with this event (there was surprisingly little U.S. media attention surrounding the Expo by the time of my departure) I will start off by giving a brief explanation of what the World Expo is all about, and why this particular one is so important.

This World Expo, previously known as the World’s Fair, is a six month long event showcasing the culture, customs, history, and technology from countries all over the globe. In addition to the 192 temporary national pavilions on the Expo grounds, there is an abundance of corporate pavilions and a handful of permanent structures which house museums, entertainment venues, and eateries. Possibly more significant is the fact that, with an expected seventy million visitors, this is set to be, not only the biggest World Expo in the history of the event, but also one of the largest human gatherings in the history of planet earth. Riding in on the momentum of the 2008 Olympics, China and the city of Shanghai is prepped to stage yet another event befitting of the power-house image of the world’s most populated country.

As for my role in this gigantic undertaking, I am one of the approximately eighty college students and recent graduates from universities throughout the U.S. who were selected to carry out a number of key roles at the U.S.A. Pavilion over the next three months (a new batch of eighty students will be arriving in late July to take over our duties). Most of the student ambassadors have significant China experience, either as former study-abroad participants, interns, or as independent travelers. Chinese language abilities were a prerequisite and this will probably serve as the most significant test of those skills to date, as they will be needed to interact with the Pavilion’s visitors, most of whom are expected to be Chinese citizens. We will guide them through the Pavilion’s three exhibition halls (read: movie theaters) and be available to answer any questions they may have.

These past few days were a test run for the pavilion staff as we hosted the “soft-opening”, or 试运营. There was an air of general excitement among the Pavilion staff and the tens of thousands of visitors who have passed through the turnstiles over the past few days. Although there have already been some major challenges, it appears that the U.S.A. Pavilion, or USAP as it has been dubbed by our leadership, is set to be one of the most popular attractions at the Expo. In fact, the USAP is expected to be second only to the China Pavilion in terms of overall visitors. I got the opportunity to welcome quite a few groups of several hundred visitors at a time in the first area of the USAP which everyone here calls the “Overture”. With nothing but a microphone between myself and the massive groups of visitors who poured into the Overture area (approximately 300-500 at a time), I had the opportunity to welcome them, explain what the Pavilion and its exhibits are all about, and try to relieve their anxieties stemming from having to wait for several hours in cue just to see the Overture hall displaying a three-minute video which features the barely intelligible mandarin greetings of a few prominent American athletes and politicians. I tried my best to quell the disappointment and frustration of many visitors (many of which had already waited for hours just to be let through the Expo’s front gates) by cracking a few jokes, mustering up my most academic idioms or 成语, and trying to convince them to come back and see the rest of the pavilion after its official opening on May 1st. My attempts to relieve the tension in the air seemed to be fairly effective and I was relieved to get the crowds smiling, laughing, and having a good time. The experience was both exhilarating and physically draining.

This evening I attended a welcome event at the U.S. consulate and had the opportunity to meet with foreign-service officers, consulate staff, and the Shanghai Consul General Beatrice Camp (see photo below). It was a fun event, replete with American-style barbeque, and was the first of many great networking opportunities to come.

Overall, my experience thus far has been a positive one. It has been a real pleasure to work alongside the other student ambassadors, USAP organizers and, most of all, to get a chance to represent the U.S.A. and the University of Michigan and engage in a dialogue with so many inquisitive and (predominantly) warm and welcoming Chinese visitors to the pavilion. This will definitely be an event for the record books and a summer to remember. Throughout my stay here I will try and cover more focused aspects of the Expo in my blogs, so please check back from time to time for more information and anecdotes. If you are planning on attending the Expo, or just have any questions or comments about the event, please feel free to contact me at calebjford@gmail.com. Also, I would like to send out a special word of thanks to Jen Zhu and the CCS staff and faculty at U of M for cheering me on and encouraging me to write this blog. Thank you all for your support and go blue!


Guest blogger Caleb Ford (right) and Beatrice Camp, Consul General, United States Consulate in Shanghai.

Posted by zzhu at 06:25 PM

April 22, 2010

INTERACT Postdoctoral Fellowship at Columbia University

The Institute for Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University is pleased to announce a new postdoctoral fellowship opportunity for the 2010-2011 academic year.

Application deadline: May 15, 2010.

2010-2011 INTERACT Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Institute for Comparative Literature and Society invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship through the new International Network to Expand Regional and Collaborative Teaching (INTERACT) program at Columbia University, being launched during the 2010-2011 academic year. The fellowship will cover a 10-month period beginning August 1, 2010, and comes with a stipend of $45,000 plus benefits.

About INTERACT

INTERACT is a pioneering program at Columbia University that focuses on developing global studies in the undergraduate curriculum through a network of postdoctoral scholars focused on cross-regional, trans-regional, and interdisciplinary study. A total of six Columbia University INTERACT Postdoctoral Fellowships will be offered in the 2010-2011 academic year, with candidates selected by centers and institutes across the University. Candidates will function as liaisons between their home office and the INTERACT network of scholars with other regional and disciplinary specializations.

INTERACT’s primary goal is to improve global literacy among Columbia students and equip them to be leaders in a globalizing world. These objectives will be met through innovative courses, participating in institute programs and events and an annual educator workshop organized collaboratively by INTERACT Fellows.

About ICLS
The Institute for Comparative Literature and Society (ICLS) was founded at Columbia University in 1998 to promote a global perspective in the study of literature, culture, and their social and historical context. It houses the interdepartmental undergraduate and graduate programs in Comparative Literature and Society and draws its faculty from the humanities, the social sciences, and the Schools of Architecture and Law.

ICLS is pleased to offer one INTERACT Fellowship to an outstanding scholar who pursues comparative research, with evident multilingual and interdisciplinary aptitude as well as a demonstrated emphasis on global contexts and connections, either in literary studies or the social sciences, broadly speaking.

Requirements
The Institute for Comparative Literature and Society’s INTERACT Fellows will devote half their time to teaching and working with other Fellows on INTERACT programming, and half their time to their own research and writing. The Fellow’s curricular responsibility would be to develop one course each semester (Fall 2010 and Spring 2011), preferably in coordination with Columbia’s developing Global Core Curriculum. Each Fellow is required to be in residence in the New York City area and participate in all activities of the INTERACT program collaborative.

Eligibility
• As one of the Institute’s primary goals is to provide institutional support for the best in cross-disciplinary and cross-regional comparative work, we encourage applications from a wide variety of humanities and social science disciplines.
• Recipients of the Fellowship must have received their Ph.D. degree within the past four years (Spring 2006 and after).
• Recipients must complete all their Ph.D. requirements (completed and filed the dissertation) by June 30, 2010.

Application Process
The following list of materials is required for all applicants. Application information and forms are available on the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society website: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/icls
• Instruction Sheet
• Completed Application Form
• Curriculum vitae
• Course proposal: 2-3 page proposal for two undergraduate courses to be offered at Columbia University. These courses are to be offered without prerequisites, and must emphasize cross-border, trans-regional, and interdisciplinary approaches. These course proposals are meant to convey a sense of your teaching interests beyond the special field of your research.
• Research proposal: 2-3 page statement describing the research project you would pursue at Columbia University if awarded a fellowship, indicating its relation (if any) to your doctoral dissertation, as well as its relation to the mission of ICLS.
• Letters of recommendation: 3 letters of reference (signed and sealed) that include an evaluation of your research and teaching proposals.
• Previous Education: Indicate on your curriculum vitae each college and university you have attended, with the inclusive dates. Have a copy of the transcript of your graduate record sent to INTERACT Postdoctoral Fellowship, The Director, Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, Heyman Center, Mail Code 5700, Columbia University, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY 10027.

All application materials (including letters of reference) should be postmarked on or before May 15, 2010. Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted. Candidates may be invited for a phone interview. All evaluations made in connection with applications received are confidential.

Awards will be announced no later than June 2010. The 2010-2011 Institute for Comparative Literature and Society INTERACT Postdoctoral Fellowship is contingent on successful Title VI funding from the Department of Education.

Please return completed applications to:
INTERACT Postdoctoral Fellowships
The Director, Institute for Comparative Literature and Society
Heyman Center, Mail Code 5700
Columbia University
2960 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

To obtain application materials or for more information on the INTERACT Postdoctoral Fellowship, please contact Catherine LaSota, ICLS Assistant Director, at (212) 854-4541 or clasota@columbia.edu.

Posted by zzhu at 11:26 PM

China Labor Rights Panel, Monday, April 26, 2:00pm



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CHINA: NEW OPPORTUNITIES AND PLIGHT IN LABOR ADVOCACY

MONDAY, April 26th, 2010, 2:00 pm
Room 1636 School of Social Work Building
1080 South University

Free and open to the public.

Xiang CHING (Executive Director, Pearl River Workers Service Center)
In conversation with Mary Gallagher (Director of the Center for Chinese Studies and Professor of Political Science)
along with Manfred Elfstrom (International Labor Rights Forum staffer)

Presented by the Center for Chinese Studies and Michigan China Fellows:

The Pearl River Delta region strikes the world as being a place of dramatic tension—economic growth has been rapid while protection for migrant workers’ rights is minimal. According to the Ministry of Labor and Social Security, labor disputes in this region for 2005 accounted for nearly 20% of the total number of cases handled nationwide. The law sought to tighten job security, restrict the number of workers dismissed, and guarantee one month’s severance pay for each year of employment. However, as the global financial crisis hit the Pearl River Delta region, what happened to the workers on the world’s factory floor? How are Chinese workers responding to the crisis and to their country’s changing economy and laws?

Founded in 2004, the Pearl River Workers Service Center is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to advocating improved labor rights for migrant workers. The Center supports the rights and interests of migrant workers by providing legal consultation, document services, legal training, hospital visits, and cultural recreation.

All are welcome to attend. Snacks, coffee and tea will be served.
For more information please contact Yan Long (longyan@umich.edu).

Posted by zzhu at 02:52 PM

April 15, 2010

China's Legal Reform: OYCF 12th Annual Meeting registration is now open

OVERSEAS YOUNG CHINESE FORUM (12th Annual Meeting)
CENTER FOR EAST ASIAN STUDIES
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL HOUSE
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

China’s Legal Reform at Crossroads
中国法律改革的十字路口

University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois May 28-30, 2010
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS MAY 8, 2010.

China’s legal reform is at a crossroads. After thirty years of state-led construction, the legal system in China has evolved from a vacuum into a complex system full of challenges and contradictions. The 12th annual OYCF conference, co-sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies and the International House at the University of Chicago, brings together scholars, students and practitioners from China and the United States to discuss the past, present, and future of China’s legal reform. The topics of the panels include citizen rights, judicial reform, legal profession, corporate law, civil society, and property rights. We intend to address these issues by critically examining the empirical realities, as well as the historical and theoretical significance, of the ongoing legal reform in China.

Please e-mail oycf.info@gmail.com for registration form and additional information. DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS MAY 8, 2010.

Posted by zzhu at 09:37 PM

Opportunity for Chinese graduate students: The 2010 U.S. Foreign Policy Colloquium sponsored by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, June 2-5, 2010



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Please click on the flier to learn more about this opportunity and to register.

Posted by zzhu at 09:21 PM

April 08, 2010

Contemporary Chinese Migration to Central Asia: Focus on Kazakhstan



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Job opening at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center

Johns Hopkins University
The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies

Classified Title: Enrollment Management/Admissions Coordinator
Department: Hopkins Nanjing Center Washington Support Office (HNCWSO) Status: FT/ M-F/12 months
Reports to: Assistant Director of HNCWSO
Date: April 2010

Position Purpose
To perform a wide range of admissions duties, focusing primarily on the Hopkins-Nanjing Center. Approximately 50% of the Admissions Coordinator’s time is spent directly recruiting American and international students for graduate study in Nanjing, China. Designs and organizes an active fall recruitment season to attract qualified students using targeted plans and recruitment goals.
Serves as part of the admissions committee in reviewing and assessing applications.

Key Accountabilities
Admissions Functions
• Organizes and manages all admissions activities for American and international students interested in the certificate and MA programs of the Hopkins-Nanjing Center.
• Collaboratively develops targeted recruitment plans and goals.
• Exercises substantial independent judgment in targeting students with excellent Chinese language proficiency
• Interviews and evaluates prospective applicants.
• Converts prospects into formal applicants
• As a member of the selection committee reviews and evaluates applications to select qualified applicants for admissions.
• Makes recommendations to financial aid in support of admitted applicants
• Performs pre and post admissions outreach counseling admits, denied and waitlisted candidates.
• Maintains online admissions records.
• Arranges Chinese language tests for applicants.
• Liaisons with the director and staff of the Hopkins-Nanjing Center in China

Communications
• Develops professional relationships with faculty at undergraduate institutions with strong Chinese language programs
• Communicates with students, applicants, and faculty regarding admissions process and policies.
• Provides professional guidance to applicants about educational planning.
• Conducts group information sessions for visiting students, open houses and recruitment fairs, etc.
• Coordinates a periodic newsletter
• Works collaboratively to create marketing materials, including recruitment brochures

Web Content Management
• Maintains and updates the Hopkins-Nanjing Center website
• Enters changes to website
• Provides written content for website and/or other forms of electronic communications or marketing materials

Miscellaneous
• Works collaboratively and regularly with students, applicants, faculty, SAIS deans and administrators, as well as external applicants
• Travels (extensively in the fall) locally, nationally and internationally for networking and other program related activities (seminars, meet with alumni, companies/organizations, etc.)
• Assists in general professional development activities for the Admissions Office.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Application can be made at
https://hrnt.jhu.edu/jhujobs/job_search.cfm
Using requisition number 43278.

Posted by zzhu at 10:06 PM

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 PROGRAM
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.

DATES
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.

FACULTY
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).

FORMAT
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.

ELIGIBILITY and APPLICATION
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.

COST
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.

SEMINAR SPONSOR
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.

CONTACT INFORMATION
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 09:55 PM

Winter 2010 CCS Chinese Documentary Film Series - Inside the Campus: Life at a Chinese University



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The film showing is FREE and open to the public.

Date: Saturday, April 10, 2010
Time: 7 pm
Place: Angell Hall, Auditorium A
(enter via glass doors at fishbowl, off diag)

A film by Camille Ponsin; China, 2008; 52 minutes (Mandarin with English subtitles)

Further Information

A frank account of what it is like to be a college student in contemporary China. French director Camille Ponsin was given the unique opportunity of filming on campus for one year at Nanjing Normal University, a large institution of over 40,000 students. Soon after a student settles in, a uniformed communist party member enters the dorm and instructs to the smallest detail just how one’s personal objects are to be placed, from how shoes are to be lined up, to where toothbrushes are stored. The first few months are given over to marching in formation, indoctrination into party history and learning to chant military slogans. But behind the closed doors of their dorms, these 20-year olds talk about boyfriends, cinema, politics and their future. We follow two students: Mao who is attracted to a Western lifestyle, and Kun, who is following the Party line in the hopes of a good career.

Camille Ponsin was born in Paris in 1973. While studying Arabic language and culture in Paris, he took a course for cameramen. In 2001 he began to work as assistant to the Director of Photography on the series of documentaries directed by Robert Altman, then as a cameraman on documentaries and TV series. He made his directing debut in 2003 with Ingenieurs, Sherpas et boîtes de conserve.

Posted by zzhu at 09:38 PM

US-China Media Symposium, Tuesday, April 13, 2010



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2010 US-China Media Symposium
New Media, Advertising and Market Development
2010 中美媒体行业研讨会
新媒体、广告业与市场开发

Time and Date: 9:00AM -12:30PM, April 13, 2010
Location: The Colloquium Room, 6th floor, Ross Building, Ross School of Business
Address: 701 Tappan St., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
Features:9:00AM-9:30AM, Breakfast Refreshments
Prize drawing during the sessions

Keynote Speakers
凌平 (Ling Ping)
《广告导报》杂志社主编、电影制作人和中央电视台广告部顾问
Chief Editor of “Advertising Pointer”, Film Producer and Advisory Member of CCTV

刘震 (Liu Zhen)
中央电视台2009-2010年度十佳代理公司北京光耀天润广告有限公司总裁
CEO, Beijing Glory Manna Corp. (The top 10 advertising agent for CCTV in 2009-2010)

Hairong Li
Professor of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University; Co-chair of the American Academy of Advertising 2009 Asia-Pacific Conference

Louisa Ha
Professor and Interim Chair Department of Telecommunications School of Media and Communication, Bowling Green State University; Associate Editor, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly.

Participating Chinese organizations
湖南卫视(Hunan Satellite Television)|广告导报(Advertising Pointer)|智慧工场广告(Geneway Group) |光耀天润集团(Glory Manna Group)|上海中视 (Shanghai CTV)|江西卫视(Jiangxi Television)|江西日报(Jiangxi Daily)|湖南广电集团(Hunan Broadcasting & Television Group)

Reported By:
The Phoenix Network |凤凰网全程报道 !!
ifeng.com

Event Description
The 2010 US-China Symposium will bring the entrepreneurs and expertise of leading businesses in China from the media and advertising industries to the University of Michigan and facilitate an exchange and communication for media practitioners, scholars and entrepreneurs in both China and the US. This event will facilitate a mutual learning of how media groups works for advertising and market development in two countries. About ten top television networks, publishing groups, advertising companies and business enterprises will come to this event. The symposium, with the focus on new media, advertising and market development, will includes keynote speeches on US and China new media given by speakers from both the US and China.

Please click on the flier to learn more about the event and to register.

Posted by zzhu at 09:20 PM

Call for Proposals - Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs

The East Asian Studies Center at The Ohio State University is pleased to host the 59th Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA) from October 1-3, 2010 at the new Ohio Union in Columbus, Ohio. A regional conference of the Association of Asian Studies (AAS), MCAA has provided a forum for scholars and teachers of Asian Studies in the Midwest to gather and exchange knowledge about the history and cultures of Asia for over a half-century. The conference will feature panels and roundtables at which faculty and graduate and undergraduate students present and discuss new research and pedagogical tools.

Proposals for panels and individual papers from all academic disciplines on any topic involving Asia are currently being accepted. Submission of panels and individual papers that address the full range of literary production and consumption in print, performance, film, and digital media across the span of Asian history are especially encouraged. Panels and individual papers that cross boundaries, be it in regional, temporal, linguistic, disciplinary or other terms, are also particularly welcome.

The final deadline for submission is Friday, June 11, 2010. All proposals must be submitted electronically through the conference website at http://easc.osu.edu/mcaa. Presenters must be members of MCAA and must have pre-registered by Friday, September 3, 2010 to attend and present. The membership fee will be collected as part of the registration fee for the conference. Registration instructions are forthcoming.

For academic questions, please contact Dr. Patricia Sieber, 2010 MCAA Program Chair, at sieber.6@osu.edu. For general questions, please contact Amy Carey, 2010 MCAA Conference Coordinator, at carey.189@osu.edu.


Title VI NRC/FLAS East Asian Studies Center
The Ohio State University
314 Oxley Hall, 1712 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
TEL: 614-688-4253
FAX: 614-292-4273
EMAIL: easc@osu.edu
http://easc.osu.edu

Posted by zzhu at 09:17 PM

Call for Proposals - Michigan China Forum

Eighth Michigan China Forum (2010)
Saturday, May 8, 2010

Ann Arbor, Michigan

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: Friday, April 30, 2010

Michigan China Forum was initiated in May 2002 by Michigan China Fellows, a group of Chinese graduate students and scholars in social sciences and humanities at the University of Michigan. The purpose of the Forum is to promote interdisciplinary discussions and excellence in scholarship. We are now calling for papers for our eighth annual Forum, to be held on May 8 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

With the uniting theme of China, the 2010 Forum is opened to the following two groups of students and scholars:

1. Chinese students and scholars in humanities and social sciences, whose work are of general academic interests, which may or may not be directly related to China;

2. Students and scholars of other nationalities, whose works are related to various aspects of China, either in the fields of humanities (history, philosophy, art, culture, etc.) or social sciences (language, economy, society, politics, etc.)

You are welcome to present your papers, projects or research proposals, completed or in progress. We appreciate your contribution to the intellectual and academic diversity and quality of the Forum.

Based on the proposals received, presenters will be organized into panels. Each presenter will have 15 or 25 minutes for presentation (according to presenter?s preference). The presenter can choose either Chinese or English as working language.

Please send the following to Haijing Dai at hdai@umich.edu by 11 pm April 30:

• Your name, program of study, and contact information;
• Title of your presentation and an abstract (150 words maximum);
• The language (English or Chinese) you prefer to use;
• Time estimate for your presentation (Please choose either 15 or 25 minutes);
• Whether you will need any AV equipment for your presentation.

For more information about MCF and our annual Forum, please email Yan Long (longyan@umich.edu) or Haijing Dai (hdai@umich.edu).

We look forward to hearing from you!

Planning Committee
Michigan China Forum

Founded in September 2001 to promote intellectual, academic, and professional growth of our fellows in humanities and social sciences, Michigan China Fellows (MCF) is a space for celebration of ideas, life, and friendship.

Posted by zzhu at 09:14 PM

April 07, 2010

U-M researcher talks about her work on China's aging population



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More than 100 million Chinese people are 65 and older, and the proportion is expected to increase rapidly. Deborah Lowry, a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Survey Research discusses how Chinese families in the country and the city are coping with caring for aging family members as a "grey tide" sweeps through China's population. Please click below to watch the entire video segment.

Posted by zzhu at 04:06 PM

April 02, 2010

China Economic Case Competition, Saturday, April 3, U-M Ross School of Business


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Please note that Professor Deardorff's lecture on International Trade & China, originally scheduled for 1pm-2:30pm on the same day as the competition has been POSTPONED to another day. All other parts of the schedule remain the same.


Up for a challenge from the Harvard Business School? Want to learn more about the emerging markets in Asia? Want to spend half day on a fun and exciting teamwork experience and possibly walk away with $200 in cash?

The Association for Chinese Economic Development (ACED) would like to invite you to participate in:

First Annual China Economic Case Competition

Date: Saturday, April 3, 2010
Time: 10:30am-5pm
Venue: R0210 Ross School of Business

Sign up for Case Competition:
Email your name, year and major to board-umaced@umich.edu by 11:59pm, Friday, April 2, 2010.

Be an audience:

Watch teams present in front of judges: 3pm-5pm

Please feel free to sign up with your friends. Maximum of 4 people per team. Individuals are welcomed to sign up. We will team you up with other amazing participants!

This event is open to public and free-of-charge. No business background required. Please e-mail board-umaced@umich.edu for competition guidelines.
*Lunch and light refreshment provided*

Event Schedule:
10:30pm - 11:00am (Venue: Winter Garden)
Participant Briefing & Registration

3pm - 5pm (Venue: R0210)
Case Competition Presentation
Judges:
Professor Cheng Ing-Haw, Finance, Ross School of Business
Anu Nagarajan, Strategy, Ross School of Business
Giselle Dineros, MBA 2

Posted by zzhu at 12:38 PM