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October 25, 2011

CCS celebrates 50th anniversary!!!

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Kenneth Lieberthal, a professor emeritus and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, returned to the University of Michigan to join ongoing celebrations for the Center for Chinese Studies' 50th anniversary.

US and China Relations

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Ken Lieberthal on China's Problems

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Ken Lieberthal on U-M China Relations

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Ken Lieberthal on Chinese Currency

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Read the official press release on the 50th anniversary of the founding of CCS here.

50th Anniversary Celebration Video

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Posted by zzhu at 10:38 PM

Christian de Pee: The City as Nature: Textual Geographies and urban Space in Eleventh-Century China

Host Department: Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies (EIHS)
Date: 11/10/2011
Time: 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Location: 1014 Tisch Hall

Further Information: In eleventh-century china, the city emerged into writing, not as a creation of human artifice, but as an extension of nature. People filled the streets at sunrise and retired at sunset, goods circulated in accordance with the seasons, and the city flourished and faded in an annual cycle of festivals. By expanding the spatial orientation of inherited genres and by devising new literary forms, authors accommodated the cityscape on the written page. Analysis of these shifting textual geographies yields insights into broad cultural transformations, while it maintains the historical connection between writing and urban experience, and between text and urban space.

Posted by zzhu at 02:38 PM

October 24, 2011

China Business Conference, November 12, 2011

China Business Conference
Saturday, November 12, 2011 | Event starts @ 2PM,
Blau Auditorium, Ross School of Business

The conference will feature speakers, who are top US-China business thinkers, to address biggest problems China faces today - urbanization & consumption-driven development, rising housing prices, one-child policies ... and the entrepreneurs' role in society. The conference is also a culmination of the China Business Challenge, and will feature 6 out of 80 teams' winning solutions to tackle these challenges as well as to tap these opportunities. The conference will bring you global perspective from speakers flied-in from China: Venture Capitalists, former GM Chief Economist, VP of AT Kearney consulting firm, among 12+ speakers. Explore China's business opportunities from two keynote speeches and two Panels on entrepreneurship and career in a global context.

Please go to http://cbc.ourcen.com/register/events/ to register.
Snacks & refreshments provided at network session! Register for a chance to win business model development book (10 available!) - "The Four Steps to the Epiphany" by Steven Blank.

Posted by zzhu at 07:31 PM

Call for papers: 2012 East Asia Forum, University of Toronto

The East Asia Forum is a refereed multi-disciplinary journal published annually by the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Toronto, Canada.

With contributions from graduate students the world over, the EAF enjoys a reputation for producing original graduate-level research that is at the forefront of the field of East Asian Studies.

We are currently seeking original academic papers on the theme of Deception. Establishing as our starting point the distinction between truth and falsehood, we are interested in the question of how and to what purposes that distinction might be intentionally blurred. We welcome contributions that discuss the human, and also non-human, faculty to deceive, as well as the human potential to be deceived. Deception can take the form of propaganda or a glance, an image or an utterance, a presence or an absence, a ploy or a pledge, an action or a silence. The question of deception invites a multitude of discussions: political, linguistic, artistic, cultural, historical, anthropological, philosophical, psychological, and many more besides. Thus we welcome papers from any and all disciplines willing and able to engage academically in the issues, intricacies, and illuminations of the topic of deception in an East Asian context, from the ways deception is defined and figured in East Asian societies and cultures, to the very workings of deception in the figuring and definition of East Asia.

Sponsored by the Department of East Asian Studies, whose aim is to promote interdisciplinary research relating to East Asia while encouraging a cross-regional approach, the EAF seeks submissions that strive to go beyond the cultural idioms traditionally used in discussions of East Asia.

All contributions are peer-reviewed and are subject to final approval by the editorial committee. The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2011.

Please consult the section “Notes to Contributors” given in the link below for stylistic and submission requirements: http://www.eaf.asiapacificreader.org/note

Posted by zzhu at 07:25 PM

Call for Papers: Global Perspectives on Linguistics Studies

Twelfth Annual Graduate Symposium
Sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Purdue University

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures invites the submission of papers to be considered for presentation. An anonymous abstract of no more than 300 words must be submitted in PDF format to the Graduate Symposium Committee by December 15, 2011. In your e-mail submission please include the presenter’s name, institution of affiliation, e-mail address, and phone number. Please do not include any identifying information on the abstract itself. You will be informed of the committee’s decision after January 15, 2012.

Please send all submissions and inquiries to: Ager Gondra (agondra[at]purdue[dot]edu).
A $20 fee will be charged for accepted papers.
Proceedings from the symposium will be published in an online format.

Please visit the FLL Graduate Student Committee website for further details: http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~fllgsc/Symp.html#

Posted by zzhu at 07:21 PM

AAS/SSRC Dissertation Workshop

Rewriting History: Nationalism, Identity, and the Politics of the Past

Toronto, March 12-15, 2012

The Association for Asian Studies and the Social Science Research Council are pleased to announce plans for the first jointly organized AAS/SSRC Dissertation Workshop, which will be held in conjunction with the AAS annual conference in Toronto in March, 2012. The workshop will be organized and led by David Szanton, and follow the same basic model used in previous AAS workshops.

Radical and conservative scholars, novelists and biographers, governments, education ministries, and tourist agencies are all writing and rewriting national histories and narratives. The attempt to strengthen or legitimate specific interests has entailed the rediscovery, reinterpretation and even the reinvention of values and identities, past social forms, victories and defeats, as well as natural and human trauma. Rewriting the past and creating heritage are of course ancient and seemingly universal phenomena, raising difficult questions about what we can know and the politics of historical writing. Issues of rewriting history are not limited to the concerns of historians; they are as salient to anthropologists, political scientists, specialists on religion, cultural studies, and others across the humanities and social sciences. The goals and modes of these reinterpretations may be scholarly, political, and/or popular. Clearly, all across Asia the past is not dead.

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 preceding the 2012 AAS annual conference in Toronto. It will cover two and one-half days of intense discussion beginning the evening of Monday, March 12, and running through noon of Thursday, March 15.

Pending receipt of outside foundation funding, participants also will be invited back for a post-fieldwork workshop. The second workshop will be held 24 months later, after many or most participants have completed a significant amount of fieldwork or archival research and are at varying stages in the writing process. This follow-up workshop is intended to help participants shape and articulate the key focus of their dissertations as they begin writing.

The organizers will be able to provide at least limited financial support for participants including three night’s accommodations, meals and partial “need-based” travel funds. Students are encouraged to approach their home institutions for additional support. Additional support may become available pending outside funding. It is hoped that participants also will attend the AAS annual meeting immediately following 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. Application instructions and forms will be available on the SSRC website (www.ssrc.org) by December 1, and must be submitted by January 3, 2012.

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 late January.

For further information about the workshop structure or eligibility, please contact David Szanton Szanton[at]berkeley[dot]edu. Questions concerning administrative matters or the application process should be directed to Nicole Restrick Restrick[at]ssrc[dot]org.

Posted by zzhu at 04:18 PM

Call for Papers - Crowned Victor: Competition and Games in the Ancient World

Fourth Annual Center for Ancient Studies Graduate Conference

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Friday, March 2 to Saturday, March 3, 2012

Submission Deadline: January 7, 2012

The graduate students of the University of Pennsylvania seek abstracts for the fourth annual Center for Ancient Studies graduate student conference. This conference aims to explore the theme of competition in the ancient world. Competition was a key component of many aspects of life in the ancient world and was found in areas people in the 21st century might not expect. We plan to focus on the role of competition and its associations with society at large, be it in the form of games or sports, interactions between members of a community, rivalries between communities, or the way culture and literature channeled competition. Our goal in presenting this conference will be to compare how competition manifested itself in the disparate societies of the ancient world and highlight similarities across cultures.

The conference invites papers on topics involving competition such as (but, of course, not limited to):

* Conspicuous consumption and status competition
* Games as education
* Competition as a structural force in society
* Political competition
* Ancient theories of competition
* Competition and literature
* Ideologies of competition
* Sports and diplomacy
* Place of athletes in the community

Submissions are welcome from graduate students working on ancient topics in such fields as: African Studies, Ancient History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, East Asian Studies, Classics, Egyptology, Linguistics, Middle Eastern Studies, Near Eastern Studies, Pre-Columbian Studies, Religious Studies, and South Asian Studies.

If you are interested in presenting a paper, please submit a 250-word abstract for a 15 minute talk by January 7, 2012 including your contact information (including name, institution, and e-mail) to Arthur T. Jones at ancient[at]sas[dot]upenn[dot]edu. Speakers will be notified of the status of their submissions by January 15, 2012.

Posted by zzhu at 04:16 PM

The Shanghai Bubble of 1921: Ideas of Economics, Freedom, and Sovereignty

The Confucius Institute at the University of Michigan
proudly presents

The Shanghai Bubble of 1921: Ideas of Economics, Freedom, and Sovereignty

A lecture by Bryna Goodman, Professor of History, University of Oregon

Monday, October 31, 2011 | 4pm
Kalamazoo Room, Michigan League
911 N. University, Ann Arbor
Free and open to the public.
Light refreshments will be served.

This talk examines popular understandings of economics, individual freedom and national sovereignty in the speculative bubble that accompanied the establishment of Shanghai's first Chinese stock exchanges, as well as the emergence of "economics with Chinese characteristics."

Posted by zzhu at 03:55 PM

October 12, 2011

Call for papers: ICS Graduate Student Forum on “Texts At the Crossroads: Books of Genius At Home and Abroad”

Texts At the Crossroads: Books of Genius At Home and Abroad

The ICS Graduate Forum will take place on May 4 and 5, 2012, at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A. The workshop seeks to explore the processes by which the texts collectively known as the “books of genius” editions (Sanguozhi yanyi, Haoqiu zhuan, Yu Jiao Li, Ping Shan Leng Yan, Shuihu zhuan, Xixiang ji, Pipaji, Huajian ji among others) emerged as an alternative canon of vernacular literature not only in late imperial China, but helped define the contours of a wave of Chinese world literature in Asia and elsewhere. The forum is a multidisciplinary event designed to foster interaction among graduate students with research interests in the intersection between gendered representations and consumption of texts, print commerce, performance, literary genre, region, empire, and travel between 1640 and 1949. Research on the migration of “books of genius” editions between media and genres, on their diffusion in different regions within China, on the mechanism of their travel abroad, and on their translations into different Asian and other languages and contexts are especially welcome.

Keynote Speaker: Professor Shang Wei (Associate Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University)

Abstracts: Abstracts are invited from graduate students for 30-minute presentations related to innovative research on the “books of genius” in any discipline of Chinese cultural studies (e.g., literature, book history, theater, social and cultural history, comparative studies, translation studies, history of art, folklore, film, ethnomusicology among others). Submissions are limited to one (1) single-authored or one (1) multi-authored paper per person.
• Abstracts must be written in English and on a single page, including examples, key references, etc.
• Prepare one (1) copy of the abstract in PDF format, containing the name(s) of author(s), affiliation(s), and e-mail address(es). Save the file under the title LASTNAMEAbstract.pdf.
• In the event of questions, please contact Prof. Patricia Sieber at sieber.6[at]osu.edu
•Abstract submission: Submit one copy of the abstract to with the subject heading “Abstract.”
• Abstract deadline: March 1, 2012, 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST).
• Abstract length: 250-400 words
• CV: Please include a CV of the primary author (no longer than 3 pages)
• Notification of acceptance via email: By March 15, 2012.

This forum is sponsored by the Institute for Chinese Studies (ICS) and co-sponsored by the East Asian Studies Center, the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures (DEALL, the Graduate Student Association of East Asian Languages and Literatures (GREALL) and other units at The Ohio State University. Participants will have to secure funding from their own home institutions and/or other sources to attend the forum.

Organizing Committee:
Professor Patricia Sieber (Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, OSU)
Professor Ying Zhang (Department of History, OSU)
Mengjun Li (PhD Candidate, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, OSU)
Jeffrey Parkming Chan (Assistant Director, Institute for Chinese Studies, OSU)

Posted by zzhu at 11:46 PM

Fall 2011 CCS Noon Lecture Series - David Porter

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David Porter, U-M Professor of English and Comparative Literature

Johnson's Dictionary and the Kangxi Zidian: An Experiment in Comparative Lexicography

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

The dictionary projects of Samuel Johnson in England and the Kangxi Emperor in China are both regarded, in their great ambition and the lexicographical innovations they introduced, as emblematic of the scholarly aspirations of their periods. This talk will explore some of the unexpected convergences between these two seemingly unrelated projects and consider their implications for situating China's eighteenth century in relation to world historical time.

David Porter is Professor of English and Comparative Literature. He is the author of Ideographia: The Chinese Cipher in Early Modern Europe and The Chinese Taste in Eighteenth-Century England.

Posted by zzhu at 08:50 PM

Call for papers: Harvard East Asia Society Graduate Student Conference

15th Annual Harvard East Asia Society Graduate Student Conference
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
February 24 - February 26, 2012

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 2012 conference.

Over the past decade, East Asia has experienced unprecedented change, which has had an immense impact on every aspect of the region. As a result, scholars worldwide are exploring and engaging in meaningful discussion on every subject to do with East Asia, past and present.

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

We welcome submissions from graduate students in all disciplines. Papers should be related to East or Inner Asia, including East Asian interactions with the wider world.

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 or Inner Asia.
3. Abstracts must be no longer than 250 words, submitted exactly as directed on the HEAS Individual Paper Application Form.
4. Deadline for abstract submission: NOVEMBER 18, 2011

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


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Fall 2011 CCS Noon Lecture Series - Kenneth Swope

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Kenneth Swope (PhD, '01), Associate Professor of History, Ball State University

Manifesting Awe: Grand Strategy and Imperial Leadership in the Ming Dynasty

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.

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

Until recently, very little attention has been devoted to the subject of imperial leadership and the role of emperors as supreme military commanders in the Ming dynasty. This talk will discuss the important roles played by Ming monarchs in military strategy and consider whether or not the Ming had a Grand Strategy for defending the empire.

Kenneth M. Swope earned his B.A. at the College of Wooster (1992), M.A. at the Center for Chinese Studies (1995) and Ph.D. in the Department of History at Michigan (2001). He is the author of A Dragon's Head and a Serpent's Tail: Ming China and the First Great East Asian War, 1592-1598 (2009) and numerous articles in Ming dynasty history. He is currently Associate Professor of History and Director of the History M.A. Program at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. His current book project is “The Military Collapse of China's Ming Dynasty, 1619-1644,” scheduled for publication in 2011.

Posted by zzhu at 08:37 PM

October 07, 2011

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan

Water Stains on the Wall
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan

Lin Hwai-min, artistic director
Friday, October 21 | 8 pm
Saturday, October 22 | 8 pm
Power Center
Pre- and post-performance activities, too!

Presented by University Musical Society and sponsored by the U-M Center for Chinese Studies.

Tickets are still available! Purchase options can be found here.

Reflections from the local Taiwanese community on Cloud Gate Dance Theatre:

Posted by zzhu at 10:45 PM

October 04, 2011

CCS Special Presentation by Gail Hershatter, Friday, October 14, 2011

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The Girl Who Burned the Banknotes: Rural Women and China's Collective Past

A lecture by

Gail Hershatter
Distinguished Professor and Chair
University of California, Santa Cruz

4:30pm: Presentation
4th Floor Forum Hall
Palmer Commons
100 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor

Posted by zzhu at 05:12 PM

Fall 2011 CCS Noon Lecture Series - Linda Rui Feng

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Linda Rui Feng, Assistant Professor, Department of Asian Studies, University of Toronto

Youth, or Something like It: Perceptions of Thresholds in Tang Narratives

October 11, 2011
Tuesday 12 noon to 1:00 pm
Room 1636 School of Social Work Building
1080 South University

How was coming-of-age understood, imagined, and ultimately represented for the literati elite in Tang China? What constituted the threshold experiences that separated men from boys, and what crises might they evoke? Focusing on narratives from the ninth century, this talk will explore the changing perception of personhood as it relates to these pivotal life intervals.

Linda Rui Feng is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Toronto, where she works on research topics that span both cultural history and literature in Tang China. Her book manuscript is tentatively titled “Youthful Displacement: City, Travel and Narrative Formation in Tang Tales.”

Posted by zzhu at 05:05 PM

China's "Going Out" Strategy: What US Companies Need to Know About Chinese Corporate Governance & Corporate Law, Monday, October 10, 2011

Posted by zzhu at 05:00 PM

October 03, 2011

Centennial of the Xinhai Revolution - Looking & Listening Both Ways

Saturday, October 15, 2011 @Eastern Michigan University Student Center

4pm: The Gallery at EMU Student Center (900 Oakwood St, Ypsilanti) will open its door to continue its show, "Looking Both Ways" Contemporary Art Exhibition, coinciding with the Centennial of the Xinhai Revolution, which predated the founding of the Republic of China, currently in Taiwan.

The Catalog of the Exhibition will be on sale at $10 a copy (Regular price is $15)

Come see how artists from US, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Mainland China through invitations and jurists' decision, reflect on the last 100 years through videos, installations, and multi-media artworks.

5pm: Docent guided tours in Chinese

6pm: Docent guided tours in English

7pm-9pm: EMU Student Center Auditorium: "Listening Both Ways": the 9th Taiwanese Music Festival Honors Concert, featuring 20 young musicians of diverse ethnic backgrounds playing works composed by 20th century Taiwanese composers.

9pm: EMU Student Center Ballroom: After Glow Reception.

Note: The "Looking Both Way" Art Exhibition has another location: UM NCRC (North Campus Research Complex,Building 18, 2800 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, 48105, at the former Pfizer research facilities). It opens everyday until 6 pm, Saturday: 10 to 2 pm.

"Looking Both Ways" Art Exhibition is co-sponsored by the Confucius Institute at U-M and ends on October 21.

Posted by zzhu at 10:47 PM

Chinese Kites on Exhibit at U-M Hospital, Main Lobby + related events

Bringing the world of art & music to
The University of Michigan Health System

Free and open to the public.

Look to the Skies: Chinese Kites
Kite Master Ha Yiqi
October 17-December 5, 2011
Gifts of Art Gallery — University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
As part of this year’s U-M New Millennium Kite Festival, in celebration of the Center for Chinese Studies’ 50th Anniversary, Gifts of Art presents an exhibition of the work of Chinese Kite Master Ha Yiqi. Master Ha is a fourth generation kite maker from Beijing, and he is one of China’s most distinguished and skilled artisans, keeping alive the craft and tradition of an art form that is widely popular throughout Asia. Student kites from Professor Anne Mondro’s Art&Design class on traditional Chinese kite making are also on display. Gifts of Art is offering a Chinese Kite Making Demonstration on Oct. 20 in the gallery from 12:00-1:30 pm by Anne Mondro and Matt Shlian, U-M School of Art & Design, who both studied with Master Ha in Beijing.

Chinese Kite Making Demonstration
Anne Mondro & Matthew Shlian
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, 12:00-1:30 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
Professor Anne Mondro and Matthew Shlian will demonstrate the art of making a traditional Chinese kite and various paper folding techniques. Watch as bamboo is spliced to create the kite frame. Matt Shlian will also demonstrate how to fold paper to inspire you to create your own contemporary kite structure. Mondro and Shlian studied Chinese kite making with Master Ha in Beijing this past summer.
http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CCS/ September 11, 2011 posting

Traditional Chinese Music
Xiaodong Wei on erhu (2-stringed spike fiddle)and guzheng (zither)
Thursday, November 17, 2011, TBD
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
You heard her on the afternoon of the September 25 Kite Festival. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBnJdBMV_1Y
Now, enjoy Xiaodong Wei’s music once again as she performs selections from Chinese classical music.
--Traditionally, palace kites were constructed with bamboo pipes so when flown they would make a sound like the zheng, a stringed zither. Thus, the word for kite became feng (wind) zheng (zither).
Xiaodong Wei's performance is sponsored by the Confucius Institute at U-M.

Posted by zzhu at 10:01 PM

Lecturer in Chinese Studies, Victoria University of Wellington

The School of Languages and Cultures at Victoria University of Wellington invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Chinese Studies.

The successful candidate will be a native-speaker or near native-speaker of Chinese with experience in teaching Chinese language, literature and culture courses at the tertiary level, preferably to speakers of English.

A programme of research is an integral part of the role and the appointee will be expected to have a strong research record and to provide MA and PhD thesis supervision. A PhD in Chinese (or relevant discipline) is essential.

The successful candidate will be a productive and collegial member of a team of experienced researchers and teachers, and will also be expected to contribute to the administration of the School. The areas of teaching competence and the research specialisations of the appointee must complement and reinforce the existing strengths of the Chinese Programme, as well as enhancing the broader research strategies of the University.

While scholars whose interests lie in any field of Chinese Studies are encouraged to apply, the University would be particularly interested to receive applications from candidates with research interests in contemporary Chinese literature and culture. This position is available from 1 July 2012.

Closing date: Friday 13 January 2012

For further details please visit www.vacancies.vuw.ac.nz

Posted by zzhu at 09:23 PM

Hwei-Chih and Julia Hsiu Endowed Chair in Chinese Studies, UC San Diego

Academic Title: Professor
Discipline(s)/Area(s) of Interest: Hwei-Chih and Julia Hsiu Endowed Chair in Chinese Studies

The Department of History within the University of California, San Diego is pleased to announce an international search for a senior scholar of modern Chinese Studies who will occupy the university's Hwei-Chih and Julia Hsiu Endowed Chair in Chinese Studies. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2012. Applications will be accepted at https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply. Applicants should also send the statement of interest as an e-mail attachment to Prof. Paul G. Pickowicz, Search Committee Chair, Department of History, UC San Diego (bikewei[at]ucsd[dot]edu).

Scholars who are women, minorities, veterans, and/or people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986). For applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please visit the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program website http://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/offices/partneropp/.

Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience and publications and in accordance with the published salary schedules of the University of California.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin December 15th, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.

To Apply: Applications, including curriculum vitae, will be accepted electronically at https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply.

Applicants should include in their cover letter a personal statement summarizing research agenda, teaching experience and interests, leadership efforts, and a personal statement summarizing their experience and leadership contributions in the arena of equity and diversity.

Please apply to the following position:

Professor (10-336) - Hwei-Chih and Julia Hsiu Endowed Chair in Chinese Studies
AA-EOE: UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

Posted by zzhu at 09:21 PM

Confucius Institute Open House

The Confucius Institute at the University of Michigan


Monday, October 10, 2011 | 10am-2pm

Come and join us! All are welcome!

Delicious Chinese Food • Folk Dancing
Live Chinese Pop Music • Art Demo

715 N. University, Suite 201 (above Sushi.com), Ann Arbor

10am – Welcome
10:30am – TRI Band rocks the Open House
Noon – Traditional paper-cutting show
1:15pm – More fresh sounds of TRI Band
Delectable Chinese food and beautiful dancing throughout!

Questions? Call 734.764.8888 or e-mail confucius@umich.edu

Posted by zzhu at 09:17 PM

U-M Conference on Chinese Legal Medicine

How have different societies incorporated medical knowledge into legal decision-making? What can the practices of earlier eras teach us about today? This international and interdisciplinary conference on the history of Chinese legal medicine will explore China's centuries-long tradition of forensic medicine in a cross-cultural perspective. Presenters and commentators come from a wide range of backgrounds, including specialists in the history of law and the history of medicine in China, Europe, North America and the Middle East, as well as present-day forensics experts and pathologists.

All events will be held at the Thayer Academic Building (202 South Thayer).

For a schedule and list of speakers and papers, please see the conference website at sitemaker.umich.edu/chinese.legal.med or e-mail yiliwu[at]umich[dot]edu.

This conference was made possible by funding from the American Council of Learned Societies/Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation and from the University of Michigan’s Department of Asian Languages and Cultures Chinese Humanities Grant; Office of the Vice President for Research; College of Letters, Sciences, and Arts; International Institute; and Department of Pathology.

Posted by zzhu at 06:04 PM

October 01, 2011

Beijing Chamber Ensemble, Thursday, October 20, 2011

Beijing Chamber Ensemble
Thursday, October 20 | 8pm
Britton Recital Hall, U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance
1100 Baits, Ann Arbor
Free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Confucius Institute at U-M.
Additional support also provided by the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance.

Questions can be addressed to confucius@umich.edu.

Posted by zzhu at 09:54 PM