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July 17, 2011

NOW OPEN - Multiple Impressions: Contemporary Chinese Woodblock Prints


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July 16, 2011 – October 23, 2011
University of Michigan Museum of Art

This exhibition presents works by 40 leading printmakers from contemporary China to showcase the extraordinary innovations, in both technique and conception, which have transformed this long-established art form in recent years. The exhibition features 114 works by such artists as Xu Bing, Kang Ning, Song Yuanwen, Chen Qi, He Kun, and Fang Limin, as well as many other accomplished printmakers. Curated by Dr. Xiaobing Tang, Helmut F. Stern Professor of Modern Chinese Studies at the University of Michigan and organized by UMMA with the assistance and cooperation of the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, China, this exhibition - the largest examination of contemporary Chinese prints in the US since 2000 - provides an important framework for understanding both contemporary art from China and contemporary Chinese society.

Please click on flier for more information and to view some of the artwork on the UMMA site.

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July 14, 2011

CCS Public Lecture by Ken Lieberthal, Thursday, October 20, 2011

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July 11, 2011

East Asian Centers create fun evening at Top of the Park


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Learn more about the upcoming kite festival at U-M!

On Tuesday, July 5, 2010, the Center for Chinese Studies, the Center for Japanese Studies, and the Nam Center for Korean Studies co-hosted an evening of fun and creativity under the Kid Zone tent at Top of the Park, Ann Arbor Summer Festival. Please check out the slideshow for some of the pictures taken at the event.

Posted by zzhu at 04:41 PM

July 08, 2011

Selector/Editor, The Current Digest of the Chinese Press

East View Information Services, (http://www.eastview.com/) a leader in supplying academic, public and government libraries with foreign-language information resources, seeks a motivated, dynamic and technologically savvy individual to fill the position of Selector/Editor for our Current Digest Division.

Position: Selector/Editor, The Current Digest of the Chinese Press

Responsibilities:
--Selecting and condensing articles from the Chinese press for
translation and inclusion in a weekly digest;
--Writing headlines for feature articles and entries for the table of contents;
--Editing Chinese-English translations of articles from the Chinese press, including verifying their accuracy;
--Translating Chinese articles into English as needed; --Coordinating the digest’s production schedule and supervising staff as needed;
--Serving as an authority on questions regarding policy, terminology, style, etc.

Qualifications:

--A college degree (MA preferred) in Chinese, Chinese/East Asian area studies or a related field;
--Ability to efficiently scan and read the Chinese press, condense articles;
--Knowledge of and interest in current Chinese affairs, including economy, military, ecology, education, law, and culture;
--Prior Chinese-English translation experience;
--Prior English-language writing and editing experience;
--Ability to meet weekly deadlines;
--Proficiency in MS Office, familiarity with Adobe InDesign a plus.

Note: This position is located at East View Information Services' Minneapolis headquarters.

About The Current Digest of the Chinese Press: Published weekly, The Current Digest of the Chinese Press presents a selection of Chinese-language press materials, carefully translated into English. The Current Digest’s mission is to provide the reader with a broad picture of the news presented to the Chinese public, be it domestic, regional or international. Features and articles included in The Current Digest are selected with an eye to providing the greatest depth of coverage possible, including both the facts surrounding pivotal events and commentaries on underlying causes, the broader context and potential future developments.

Applications: Candidates should submit a CV, resume and short writing sample to jobs[at]eastview[dot]com.

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