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January 28, 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS: Archaeology at Multiple Scales

An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Sponsored by the University of Michigan Collaborative Archaeology Workgroup

Date: March 26, 2011
Where: University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI

As a discipline, archaeology is faced with a particular problem of scale. Archaeological inquiry is carried out at various social scales (i.e. households to empires), temporal scales (i.e. days to millennia), and spatial scales (i.e. deposits to landscapes) and utilizes multiple scales of data resolution (i.e. objects to regions). This conference will provide an opportunity for junior researchers to present innovative research and provide a forum for discussing the methodological and interpretative problems and potentials with different, and sometimes concurrent, scalar approaches to the human past.

We are calling for papers of 20 minutes in length which deal with issues of scale in archaeology. Papers will be presented in panels with other graduate students working on similar themes or approaches across multiple scales. While this list is not exhaustive and other innovative topics are certainly welcome, some suggestions for panel topics include:

-Death and Dying
-Boundaries and Interaction
-Production and Consumption
-Agency and Identity
-Typology and Classification
-Performance and Display
-Wining and Dining

Presentations will be followed by a moderated discussion of the relationship of scale to the papers and each panel’s central theme. Presentations should explicitly discuss aspects of scale (though the manner in which it is incorporated is open). All fields of archaeology (anthropological, classical, area studies, etc.) are welcome.

To facilitate a ‘workshopping’ atmosphere and to promote informed discussions, participants are asked to submit a paper copy of their presentation one week before the conference (March 18th). Pre-circulated papers should be of presentation text length only (approximately 10-12 double-spaced pages); polished written copies are not expected.

Abstracts of no longer than 200 words should be submitted by February 4th.

Please submit abstracts to CAW-2011@umich.edu.

Although travel stipends will not be available for this conference, accommodations (with Michigan archaeology graduate students) for Friday and/or Saturday night(s) will be arranged upon request. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided on the day of the conference.

Questions? Email CAW-2011@umich.edu.

The Collaborative Archaeology Workgroup (CAW) is a group of graduate students from multiple departments at the University of Michigan (including Anthropology and Classical Art and Archaeology) who share an interest in archaeological research, theory, and methods. We are dedicated to promoting interdisciplinary research and facilitating the exchange of information among all students interested in studying the past through archaeological techniques.

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January 27, 2011

Winter 2011 CCS Noon Lecture Series - Scott Cook

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Scott Cook (顾史考) (PhD, '95), Professor of Chinese, Grinnell College

Deciphering the Guodian and Shanghai-Museum Bamboo Manuscripts: Reflections on Twelve Years of Research

Part of Alumni Lecture Series: The coming academic year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the U-M Center for Chinese Studies. Many events are being planned to mark this historic milestone, including inviting our alumni to give some of the presentations in the CCS Noon Lecture Series. We hope you will be able to join us for all of the many interesting noon lectures planned for this coming year and next.

February 1, 2011
Tuesday 12 noon to 1:00 pm
Room 1636 School of Social Work Building
1080 South University

As China’s earliest physical manuscripts containing philosophical texts, the Guodian Chu Bamboo manuscripts, and subsequently discovered Shanghai-Museum Manuscripts, have promised to help reshape the way we conceive the intellectual history of the Warring States period. After twelve years of research, however, many problems remain in their interpretation, at the same time that other puzzles have been solved. This talk will present an overview of where we currently stand in that process.

Scott Cook received his Ph.D. in Chinese from the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan in 1995 and is currently Professor of Chinese at Grinnell College, where he has been teaching since 1996. He specializes in pre-Qin textual studies and early Chinese intellectual history. He is author of the book Guodian Chujian xian-Qin rushu hongweiguan (The Pre-Imperial Confucian Texts of Guodian: Broad and Focused Perspectives) (Taipei: Xuesheng shuju, 2006), editor of Hiding the World in the World: Uneven Discourses on the Zhuangzi (Albany: SUNY Press, 2003), and the author of over forty articles in English and Chinese.

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January 26, 2011

Illinois/Indiana National Dissertation Workshop: “Chinese Law, Conflict, and Society”

Illinois/Indiana National Dissertation Workshop: "Chinese Law, Conflict, and Society"
Indiana University Bloomington, July 20-21, 2011

The Illinois/Indiana East Asia National Resource Center Consortium (IL/IN East Asia NRC) is pleased to announce its fifth annual IL/IN National Dissertation Workshop in the field of Chinese law, conflict, and society. The workshop will be held July 20-21, 2011 on the campus of Indiana University Bloomington. Doctoral students in the humanities, social sciences, and law whose dissertation projects concern Chinese law and social, political, or cultural conflicts in modern and contemporary China are invited to apply. Areas of interest include anthropology, history, legal studies, political science, and sociology, among others. The workshop is designed to enable students just beginning work on their dissertations, as well as those farther along, to engage in intensive discussions of their own and each other’s projects. Possibilities for continuing networks among interested students and faculty will also be explored. The workshop will be limited to eight participants, and the cost of the workshop, some meals, and two nights’ lodging will be covered by the IL/IN East Asia NRC.

Faculty leaders: The workshop will be led by Ho-fung Hung, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Indiana University Bloomington; Klaus Mühlhahn, Professor in the Departments of History and of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Indiana University Bloomington; and SHAO Dan, Assistant Professor in the Departments of East Asian Languages and Cultures and of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Eligibility and application: Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a doctoral program and must have drafted a dissertation research proposal, although they need not have advanced to candidacy. Those in the early phases of writing are also encouraged to apply. In order to prepare the ground for a productive exchange, participants must come to the workshop having read and prepared comments on the other participants’ writing samples.

The application deadline is March 14, 2011. Application materials consist of two items: (1) a current CV and (2) a 4-6-page double-spaced dissertation proposal (including a description of the specific issues being addressed, the intellectual approach, and the materials being studied). Applications should be submitted by e-mail attachment to easc@indiana.edu. Applicants will be informed whether or not they have been selected for the workshop by late April.

East Asian Studies Center
Indiana University
Memorial Hall West 207
1021 East Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: (812) 855-3765
Fax: (812) 855-7762
E-mail: easc[at]indiana.edu
URL: http://www.iu.edu/~easc

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January 20, 2011

CCS blog on Pulse

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Smart phone and iPad users, install Pulse - FOR FREE - on your device and take CCS blog with you everywhere you go!

Pulse app with CCS blog feed on an Android phone (left) and on an iPhone 4 (right). Hmmm...one looks better than the other...Can't wait to see how it looks on an iPad!

Start reading the CCS blog in this beautiful interface in just a few steps:

1. Install Pulse. Available for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.

2. On the home screen, click on the preferences icon in the top left.

3. Tap the + button on the top right of the screen to add a new feed.

4. Switch over to "Search" tab (at the bottom of the screen).

5. Type in "Center for Chinese Studies" in the search box, and hit search.

6. Tap the + button on the feed from the list that says "http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CCS/atom.xml" under the Center for Chinese Studies heading - likely the third one from the top.

7. Feel free to e-mail chinese.studies[at]umich.edu for any questions!

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January 19, 2011

Asian and American art lecture, January 30, 2011

Click on the top flier to RSVP via e-mail.

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Lecture on "Exchange Rate Issues in Korea and East Asia" by Professor Saangjoon Baak, January 26, 2011

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Job announcement: Manager, Confucius Institute @ China Institute



China Institute is seeking a dynamic Program Manager, Professional Development for Language Teachers & Confucius Institute @ China Institute (CI@CI). Working with a 3-staff team in New York, the Manager will manage various CI@CI programs providing professional development training and curriculum development mainly focused on pK-12 Chinese language teachers in America.

The ideal candidate will have a BA or MA in Education or related areas including Chinese history, sociology, anthropology or international studies; native or near native Mandarin language skills; very strong administrative and management skills; experience utilizing or creating education technology; strong computer skills. Excellent writing and interpersonal skills are required, as is a readiness to travel to China.

Education or training in teaching Mandarin Chinese language as a foreign language is highly desirable, as well as prior experience living and traveling in China.

Please go to China Institute's website for a list of detail duties:

Send cover letter and CV to Human Resources, China Institute, 125 East 65th Street, New York, NY 10065.


No phone calls please.

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Language Symposium 2011 Call for Proposals

The Council on Language Instruction and the Multimedia Learning Center at Northwestern University together with

The Center for the Study of Languages at the University of Chicago

The Sandi Port Errant Language and Culture Learning Center at the University of Illinois-Chicago

“Foreign Languages as a Global Skill”
April 15-16, 2011
Northwestern University

Join us on Friday evening for our opening keynote speaker:
Nelleke van Deusen Scholl, Director of the Center for Language Study, Yale College

On Saturday the Symposium will continue with presentations on the global relevance and impact of teaching and learning foreign languages.

Topics may include:
Integrating global skills into language curricula;
Models of teaching languages across the disciplines;
Fostering the development of intercultural competence;
Cultural exchanges with universities abroad;
Making study abroad meaningful;
Service learning (i.e. language and community);
Language study for careers and professions;
Language for special purposes (i.e. medicine, engineering, research, business, diplomacy, music, etc…);
Assessing global language skills.

Language instructors at all levels are invited to submit proposals; all languages are welcome.
For more information, visit www.cli.northwestern.edu/activities/symposia.
Proposal submission deadline: Monday, February 14, 2011.
Early registration deadline: Friday, April 1, 2011.

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January 18, 2011

CCS alumni expertise in the media spotlight during Hu Jintao's state visit to U.S.

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Please note that is just a selection of CCS alumni and their commentaries widely sought-after and highlighted by the media during Chinese president Hu Jintao's U.S. visit.

Nicholas Lardy (PhD '75) - Anthony M. Solomon Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Billion Dollar Deals Come From President Obama and President Hu Meeting
PBS Nightly Business Report, 1/19/2011
U.S. companies dump billions into China
CNNMoney.com, 1/20/2011

Damien Ma (CCS MA '07) - Analyst, Eurasia Group
China's Military, Economic And Domestic Agendas
Talk of the Nation, National Public Radio, 1/11/2011

David Shambaugh (PhD '88) - Professor of Political Science and International Affairs; Director, China Policy Program, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University
Will U.S.-China Talks Reset Tone in a Competitive Relationship?
PBS NewsHour, 1/19/2011

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U.S.-China Economic Law Conference, Friday, February 11, 2011

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Registration deadline is February 3, 2011. Please click on flier for additional information.

The meeting is distinguished by the important academic specialists and officials who will present, and from both sides of an increasing divide, including:

President Clinton's USTR, Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky,
who negotiated the bilateral agreement which paved the way for the PRC's accession to the WTO;

Madame Li Yongjie,
PRC Ministry of Commerce, presently in charge of all WTO litigation and dispute settlement under the WTO for the PRC;

Madame Zhang Ruosi, a PRC appointee to the WTO Secretariat (GATS Division) in Geneva;

Merit Janow, a former member of the WTO Appellate Body;

Tim Stratford, immediate past chief of the China desk at the USTR.

The meeting will also feature some of the University of Michigan's inter-disciplinary best, including the Law School's Ted Parson (climate negotiations and environmental law after Copenhagen); Ford School Associate Dean and Economics Professor Alan Deardorf (the currency problem); Poli Sci's and CCS' Mary Gallagher (labor rights and the law); and the Ross Business School's Zhao Minyuan (cross investment and technology sharing, or not, intellectual property, etc.).

We expect the exchange to be vigorous and highly substantive, and to range across a number of important aspects of the relationship: the WTO discipline itself; international trade and regulation; cross-border investment; intellectual property and high tech development; currency manipulation; labor and human rights; energy and the environment, etc.

It is our hope that you will think about attending some or all of the meeting, which will be held in Wayne Law's lovely Partrich Auditorium.

Free transportation will be provided by the conference, with buses departing from the Michigan Union at: 7:30am and 11:30am; and returning at: 2:00pm and 7:00pm. Please contact Holly Hughes at hhughes[at]wayne[dot]edu to arrange a place on the shuttle buses.

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East Asian Celebration: Long Life, Happiness & Prosperity

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Saturday, February 12, 1:30-4:00pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium

University of Michigan Museum of Art
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor 48109-1354

Spend an afternoon exploring the symbols representing long life, happiness and prosperity in the arts of Chinese, Japanese and Korean cultures. Artist and U-M professor, David Chung, will discuss his work “The Ten Immortals,” and performance highlights will feature Japanese and Korean musicians and storytellers. A self-guided scavenger hunt for hidden symbols will be available through the Asian galleries.

Presented by the U-M Centers for Chinese and Japanese Studies, Confucius Institute, and the Nam Center for Korean Studies.
Free and open to the public.

Contact Center for Chinese Studies for more information (734) 936-3961.

The Ten Immortals (2005) by David Chung

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The 21st Asia Business Conference - Asia: Navigating the Global Stage, January 28 & 29, 2011

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Want to learn more about doing business in Asia from executives with first-hand experience? Interested in what's going on in the Asian business scene today from a professional perspective?

VENUE: Ross School of Business, University of Michigan


Jan 28, 2011 (Friday) 5PM - 6.30PM | Keynote Speech by Mr Ong Siew Gay, Deputy Chief of Mission, Singapore Embassy, Washington DC

Jan 29, 2011 (Saturday) 9AM - 6PM | Panels: China, Japan, Korea, ASEAN, India, Corporate Social Responsibility, Technology, Healthcare and Energy/Environment.

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Ong Siew Gay, Deputy Chief of Mission, Singapore Embassy, Washington D.C.
"East Asia's Shifting Geopolitical Landscape: A View from Southeast Asia"
Mr. Ong Siew Gay is Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in the United States. A career diplomat at Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1995, Mr. Ong is a specialist on ASEAN’s relations with the People’s Republic of China, where he served as First Secretary in Singapore’s Beijing Embassy from 1998-2002, in between home country assignments conducting policy analysis on China and on international organizations. Mr. Ong has a B.A. in Economics from the National University of Singapore and an M.A. in East Asian Studies from Columbia University. He has lectured on East Asian international affairs at organizations including the U.S., State Department's Foreign Service Institute, the National War College, the National Defence University, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

CHINA Panel at the Asia Business Conference
Marty Kahn, Chief Executive Officer, ProQuest.
Marty Kahn is CEO of ProQuest, LLC, a global information company that's central to serious research. Mr. Kahn is widely known and respected throughout the information industry, having led a variety of companies to success through the dynamic years before and after the birth of the Internet.

William Foreman
, Knight-Wallace, Fellow, University of Michigan
William Foreman is serving as a Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan during the 2010-11 academic year. For the past 15 years, he has worked as an editor and foreign correspondent for The Associated Press, the world's largest news organization. He has served as bureau chief in Taipei, Hong Kong and Guangzhou, where he set up the AP's first bureau in the southern boom town.

Mike Little, Asia Consultant, Ricardo Consulting
Michael Little is a 1994 Ross Business School graduate and has an MA in Asian Studies focusing on Chinese from the University of Michigan. He has worked for United Technologies, Pall Corporation, Goodman Manufacturing, and Oceaneering in a variety of roles involving sourcing and purchasing in Asia and around the world. Most recently he was the Director of Purchasing at Adams Thermal Systems. He spent six years working in Asia based in Shanghai, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Hurry! Pre-Registration ends on Thursday, January 27 at 10pm. Register now to ensure admission to your preferred panels!
Fee: $5 for students, $20 for non-students/professionals
Registration fee includes:
- Admission to our panels (one per timeslot)
- FREE Lunch
- FREE admission to a networking reception with our speakers
- An opportunity to learn from senior business leaders from different industries and regions throughout Asia

Please click on flier for additional information, including registration.

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CESS Annual Conference, Ohio State University, Sept. 15-18, 2011

The Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) invites panel and paper proposals for the Twelfth Annual CESS Conference, September 15-18, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio. The event will be held at Ohio State University, hosted by the Center for Slavic and East European Studies, the Middle East Studies Center and the East Asian Studies Center. Panels begin Friday morning, September 16, and continue through mid-day on Sunday, September 18.

Panel and paper topics relating to all aspects of humanities and social science scholarship on Central Eurasia are welcome. The geographic domain of Central Eurasia extends from the Black Sea and Iranian Plateau to Mongolia and Siberia, including the Caucasus, Crimea, Middle Volga, Afghanistan, Tibet, Xinjiang, and Central and Inner Asia. Practitioners and scholars in all humanities and social science disciplines with an interest in Central Eurasia are encouraged to participate.

The program will feature approximately 50 panels. There will also be a supplementary program including a welcome reception on Thursday, a conference dinner and a plenary speaker.

Deadline for submission of panel/paper proposals: Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Submissions of pre-organized panels are strongly encouraged and will be given some preference in the selection process. In forming panels, consider including scholars whose work is situated outside of Central Eurasia but who can speak to the panel topic thematically or comparatively, especially in discussant roles. For complete details, please see the complete Call for Papers (http://www.units.muohio.edu/cess/CFP_2011.html) on the CESS website.

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Winter 2011 CCS Noon Lecture Series - Miranda Brown

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Miranda Brown, Associate Professor of Early Chinese History and Culture, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, College of Literature, Science and the Arts, University of Michigan

"The Ills that Do Not Ail": Reflections on the Political Origins of Medical Prophylaxis in China

January 25, 2011
Tuesday 12 noon to 1:00 pm
Room 1636 School of Social Work Building
1080 South University

The Chinese medical tradition has long been known for its emphasis on prophylaxis, an emphasis seen in calls for physicians to treat asymptomatic illnesses or “ills that do not ail.” In this presentation, I attempt to trace the history of this key concept, which is first found in classics of statecraft of the third century BC – some three centuries before its appearance in medical texts. Through these methods of inquiry, I show that the Han medical tradition (206 BC-AD 200) was indebted to earlier masters of statecraft, who provided medical thinkers with a useful framework and idiom for conceptualizing illness.

Professor Brown has taught early Chinese history and culture in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures since 2002. She is the author of The Politics of Mourning in Early China (Albany: SUNY 2007), and is currently working on a book entitled “The Many Faces of Early Chinese Medicine.”

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