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February 28, 2012

The Confucius Institute presents zither lecture-demonstration

The Confucius Institute at the University of Michigan (CI-UM) presents

Qin Music: The Embodiment of Literati Culture of East Asia

Lecture-Demonstration by
Shuishan Yu

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 | 5pm
Benzinger Library, U-M Residential College
East Quad, 701 E. University (please use this entrance only)
Free and open to the public.

This lecture introduces the music and culture of qin, an ancient Chinese instrument with a millennia-long history. With a technical emphasis on the various ways to touch, stop, and strike the strings, qin music explores the richness in timbre as no other instrument does. Through a unique system of notation, education, performance, and appreciation, the qin tradition encourages personal interpretation in the re-creation of music and brings down the division between composer and player, thus opening the door for the creation of various regional and stylistic schools. Qin shares common aesthetic and spiritual ideals with other traditional cultural forms such as poetry, calligraphy, and painting. The philosophy behind qin music and the physical and conceptual environment for the appreciation of the sound and silence are closely connected with the literati art and culture of East Asia.

Shuishan Yu is a fourth generation Mei’an School qin player, Professor of Art History at Oakland University, and Chair of North America Mei’an Guqin Society. He has inherited much of the styles and masterpieces from the traditional repertoire, and added many unique personal interpretations. Yu teaches qin at Oakland and performs widely in China and the US. He is developing a new system in qin education by creating a series of fingering-specific studies, and composing new qin music based on classical Chinese literature.

Masterpieces of qin music will be performed during the lecture,
including:

关山月 Moon over the mountain pass
酒狂 Drunken madness
平沙落雁,九嶷派 Wild geese descending on the beach, Jiuyi School
平沙落雁,梅庵派 Wild geese descending on the beach, Mei’an School
流水 Flowing water

Posted by zzhu at 03:47 PM

2012 UCLA-Fudan Workshop in Scholarly Translation in Shanghai, July 9-27

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Posted by zzhu at 01:40 PM

U-M Public Health in China


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Blogging from China: U-M Public Health partnerships in the world's most populous nation

Click below to read experiences of School of Public Health faculty who are currently on an academic exchange trip to China.

Posted by zzhu at 12:17 PM

February 23, 2012

Winter 2012 Chinese Documentary Film Series - Wheat Harvest (麦收)


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The film showing is FREE and open to the public.

Date: Saturday, March 3, 2012
Time: 7:00pm
Place: Angell Hall, Auditorium A
(enter via glass doors at fishbowl, off diag)

A film by Xu Tong (徐童); China, 2010; 98 minutes (Mandarin with English subtitles)

Trailer:

Further Information: A controversial documentary that sketches the double life of young Niu Hongmiao, who cares for her sick father in the countryside while working in Beijing as a prostitute. With a combination of cinéma vérité and interviews, Xu Tong creates a picture of the sex industry in Beijing and shows the loyalty and dignity of the men and women who work there. This film contains adult themes and situations which may not be appropriate for all audiences.

Posted by zzhu at 03:34 PM

February 22, 2012

“The Art of Chinese Cooking Series” - Grand Opening on March 10, 2012

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Flier on cooking lessons offered by the series (inquiries can also be e-mailed by clicking on the flier):

Posted by zzhu at 03:59 PM

February 21, 2012

Two-part CCTV documentary on U-M professor Jun Ni (倪军)


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Jun Ni (倪军) is Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Director, S.M. Wu Manufacturing Research Center; Co-Director, Multi-Campus National Science Foundation Center for Intelligent Maintenance Systems; Deputy Director, NSF-Engineering Research Center for Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems; Collegiate Professor, SM Wu Manufacturing Science; Shien-Ming (Sam) Wu Collegiate Professor of Manufacturing; Dean, UM-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute.

The documentary tells fascinating stories from Ni's life and career, reflecting upon challenges and triumphs of a scientist who strives to bridge China and the U.S. through educational exchange and collaborative research.

Chinese and English subtitles are provided.

Part 1 of 华人故事:机械制造领域的传奇-倪军 Jun Ni: A Legendary Figure in Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing Science


Part 2 of 华人故事:机械制造领域的传奇-倪军 Jun Ni: A Legendary Figure in Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing Science

Posted by zzhu at 12:26 AM

February 19, 2012

Program Officer, Strategic Partnerships, China - The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation


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Location: Seattle, WA, US
Position Title: Program Officer, Strategic Partnerships, China - Global Development

Division: Global Development Program
Department: Agricultural Development
Location: Seattle

Foundation Overview
:
Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people's health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people-especially those with the fewest resources-have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, the foundation is led by CEO Jeff Raikes and co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.

Group Summary
:
The goal of the Global Development Program is to increase opportunities for poor people in the developing world to lift themselves out of hunger and poverty.

We support efforts in the following areas:
- Agricultural Development: helping poor farmers increase their productivity and incomes;
- Financial Services: making a wide range of financial services-particularly safe places to save-more widely available to people in developing countries
- Policy, Advocacy, and Special Initiatives: increasing awareness of global development issues; identifying and promoting powerful solutions; and advocating for more effective investments;
- Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene: investing in effective sanitation approaches that will contribute to a world where children and families lead healthier, more productive lives;
- Global Libraries: providing free access to computers with the Internet through public libraries in emerging countries.

Responsibilities:
This Program Officer (PO) will be located in Seattle on the Strategic Partnerships team supporting the Agricultural Development Strategy in the Global Development Program. The foundation is committed to a long term partnership with China and the PO will support a number of key initiatives with the Chinese government, agricultural research institutions and private sector that aim to improve small holder agriculture in Africa. This position will require an individual with good organizational and communication skills and deep knowledge of China.

In support of these key responsibilities the PO will:
- Focus on the development of strategic partnerships that will result in co-funding opportunities with the government agencies and the private sector in China relevant to Africa
- Provide ongoing research, background information and analytical support for the Deputy Director (DD),and other program officers engaged with China
- Manage China-Africa initiatives and special projects
- Assist the DD in communicating internally with the program staff about opportunities and progress with our Chinese partnerships
- Develop, execute and manage external partnerships and contracts for landscaping analysis
- Prepare regular reports and presentations for a variety of purposes and audiences, summarizing developments and recommendations for key program areas
- Facilitate, coordinate and manage a range of projects and activities related to evaluating, developing, preparing and monitoring specific grants; in particular, support the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) grant partnership
- Work with program teams to facilitate external reviewers for proposals
- Assist in developing reviews, summaries and informative reports for the Co-Chairs and Benefactors
- Travel occasionally, up to 20%, to assist in program related events

Contribute to foundation knowledge, evaluation, learning, and dissemination including:
- Keep leadership informed of progress and developments in China
- Synthesize and document what has been learned across related grants and contracts
- Prepare briefings and portfolio reviews
- Partner with various GD programs to share learnings and expertise

Qualifications:
- International development and management consulting experience preferred
- Understanding of Chinese and American culture. Work experience in both geographies preferred
- Advanced degree preferred
- Fluency in Mandarin and English
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in positions requiring communication with a broad and diverse audience representing diverse cultures
- Track record of working well with others in teams
- Experience in a role requiring collaboration within an organization, as well as a demonstrated ability to work with efficiency and diplomacy as part of a team effort
- Ability to organize/prioritize work and meet deadlines within a fast paced environment with multiple and competing demands
- Selfless dedication to the mission, flexibility, and willingness to learn

The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria and general work performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills for this job.

As part of our standard hiring process for new employees, employment with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will be contingent upon successful completion of a comprehensive background check.

We are an equal opportunity employer dedicated and focused on diversity.

Requisition Number: 2873BR
http://careers.gatesfoundation.org/job/Seattle-Program-Officer%2C-Strategic-Partnerships%2C-China-Global-Development-Job-WA-98101/1728056/

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Job Segments: Agricultural, Agricultural Development, Agriculture, Consulting, Global Health, Government, Healthcare, Management, Management Consulting, NGO, Nonprofit, Not for Profit, Philanthropic, Philanthropy, Program Manager, Public Health, Public Policy, Research, Strategy, Technology

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February 15, 2012

Winter 2012 CCS Noon Lecture Series - Bruce Dickson


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Bruce Dickson (BA '80, MA '82, PhD '94), Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University

Updating the China Model: New Challenges for New Leaders

March 13, 2012
Tuesday 12 noon to 1:00 pm
Room 1636 School of Social Work Building
1080 South University

With new leaders about to come to power in China, the ruling Communist Party is also making significant changes to its development model, such as encouraging more domestic consumption instead of relying on exports, and building "national champions" instead of relying on the private sector. What challenges does the party face in this transition? What will be the political implications of these changes?

Bruce J. Dickson is professor of political science and international affairs at the George Washington University. His research and teaching focus on comparative politics, the political dynamics of authoritarian regimes, and the prospects for political change in China. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Smith Richardson Foundation, and the U.S. Institute of Peace. He is the author of Wealth into Power: The Communist Party’s Embrace of China’s Private Sector (2008), and co-author of Allies of the State: China’s Private Entrepreneurs and Democratic Change (2010).

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Winter 2012 CCS Noon Lecture Series - Abé Mark Nornes


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Abé Mark Nornes, U-M Professor of Asian Cinema; Chair, Screen Arts and Cultures

When the "Underground" Goes Underground: Independent Documentary and the Crackdown

March 6, 2012
Tuesday 12 noon to 1:00 pm
Room 1636 School of Social Work Building
1080 South University

In the last decade the PRC government opened up a space for non-official nonfiction filmmakers, who swiftly established one of the most vigorous and fascinating documentary cultures in the world. Filmmakers displayed admirably stubborn tactics to circumnavigate the government's occasional interference. It was essentially an above-ground underground film scene. However, a recent crackdown inaugurated by Ai Weiwei's April 2011 arrest proved qualitatively different, calling for a strategy of retreat and caution. A. M. Nornes describes the effects of the recent pressure, which has forced the "underground" to actually go underground.

Abé Mark Nornes is Professor of Asian Cinema at the University of Michigan. He is the author of Cinema Babel (Minnesota UP), a theoretical and historical look at the role of translation in film history. He also wrote Forest of Pressure: Ogawa Shinsuke and Postwar Japanese Documentary and Japanese Documentary Film: From the Meiji Era to Hiroshima (both Minnesota UP). He co-edited Japan-American Film Wars (Routledge), In Praise of Film Studies (Kinema Club), and many film festival retrospective catalogs. He is on the editorial boards of International Studies in Documentary and Mechadamia and has been co-owner of the internet newsgroup KineJapan since its inception. He worked for many years as a coordinator of the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival.

Posted by zzhu at 11:36 PM

Winter 2012 CCS Noon Lecture Series - Robert Campany


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Robert Campany, Professor of Asian Studies and Religious Studies, Vanderbilt University

Mapping the Dreamscape of Early Medieval China

February 21, 2012
Tuesday 12 noon to 1:00 pm
Room 1636 School of Social Work Building
1080 South University

This talk is based upon a paper which is a preliminary attempt to map the variety of notions in early medieval China concerning such questions as these: In what does the activity of dreaming consist? Are dreams meaningful, and if so, how and why do they mean what they mean? How can they be interpreted? Are there different classes of dreamers who dream different sorts of dreams? There were no univocal answers to these questions. Rather, ideas about dreaming and reams formed a repertoire selectively used by various actors for various ends.

Robert Ford Campany is Professor of Asian Studies and Religious Studies at Vanderbilt University. He previously taught at Indiana University and the University of Southern California. He is the author most recently of Making Transcendents: Ascetics and Social Memory in Early Medieval China (2009) and Signs from the Unseen Realm: Buddhist Miracle Tales from Early Medieval China (forthcoming in2012).

Posted by zzhu at 11:24 PM

China's Rise and the Future of the Korean Peninsula by Professor Chung-In Moon (문정인 교수/ 연세대학교), February 22, 2012

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Posted by zzhu at 11:09 PM

Winter 2012 Chinese Documentary Film Series - Martian Syndrome (火星综合症)


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The film showing is FREE and open to the public.

Date: Saturday, February 18, 2012
Time: 7:10pm
Place: Angell Hall, Auditorium A
(enter via glass doors at fishbowl, off diag)

A film by Xue Jianqiang (薛鉴羌); China, 2009; 83 minutes (Mandarin with Chinese and English subtitles)

Watch trailer here. (Caution: Trailer contains adult themes and situations which may not be appropriate for all audiences.)

Further Information: A young man from Mars arrives in Beijing and learns to be a “bei piao,” a young immigrant who travels to Beijing seeking opportunities. But, he has a terrible experience, and becomes deeply confused as if sinking into quick sand. “In the genre of experimental/fictional/performance documentary . . . new director Xue Jianqiang’s bravura night poem Martian Syndrome (Huoxing yao zonghezheng) is as hallucinatory in its image aesthetic as it is infuriating in its documentary ethics” (film critic Shelly Kraicer/dGenerate Films). This film contains adult themes and situations which may not be appropriate for all audiences.

Posted by zzhu at 10:26 PM

February 14, 2012

Sima Qian's Narratives on Assassins / 司馬遷筆下的刺客與刺客外傳

The Confucius Institute at the University of Michigan (CI-UM) presents

Sima Qian's Narratives on Assassins / 司馬遷筆下的刺客與刺客外傳

A CI-UM Roundtable Discussion by
Chi-hsiang Lee (李纪祥)
Professor of Chinese History, and Dean of the College of Humanities, Fo Guang University, Taiwan

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 | 4pm
Michigan League – Room 4 (first floor)
911 N. University, Ann Arbor
Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Note: This talk will be given in Chinese with English translation.

The lecture discusses the biographies of five assassins in Sima Qian's Records of the Grand Historian (Shiji史记). It examines the reasons for the inclusion and exclusion of certain assassins in Shiji, identifying some narrative strategies that are crucial to the Grand Historian's historiography. In particular, the lecture will address the question regarding Sima Qian's omission of a famous assassin Yao Li 要離 , whose name and portrait later appeared on the wall of the famous Wuliang Temple, where six rather than five assassins were honored.

Chi-hsiang Lee (李纪祥) is Dean of the College of Humanities and Professor of History at the Fo Guang University in I-lan, Taiwan. He has published widely on ancient Chinese history and thought. His publications include two books on Shiji (Records of the Grand Historian), as well as several monographs titled Time, History, and Narrative: Reconsidering the Tradition of Chinese History (2001), The Development of Confucianism form Late Ming to Early Qing (1988), etc. His current projects examines the relationship between the study of Shiji and world sinology.

Posted by zzhu at 10:32 PM

Chinese - Greek Comparisons in Archaeology and Popular Culture

The Confucius Institute at the University of Michigan (CI-UM) & U-M Modern Greek Program
jointly present

Chinese - Greek Comparisons in Archaeology and Popular Culture

Monday, February 20, 2012 | 4pm
Michigan League – Vandenberg Room (second floor)
911 N. University, Ann Arbor
Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

“Archaeology and Popular Culture in the Confucian Landscapes”
Talk by LI MIN (PhD ‘08), Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, and Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA.
- With the current revival of traditional cultures in China, journeys through the Confucian landscape once again became important means of embracing the classical tradition. What does archaeology have to contribute to this creation and recreation of cultural experience centered around the Confucian classics?

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“Hellas Essentialized: The Gr€€k Economic Crisis, Political Cartoons, and Classical Greece”
Talk by LAUREN TALALAY, Associate Director and Curator of Academic Outreach, U-M Kelsey Museum.
- Images from classical archaeology and mythology are omnipresent in modern Greek culture. This talk provides a case study of one aspect of that symbolic capital, exploring how the Western press has drawn from Greek images and associated ideas of antiquity and manipulated them in political cartoons to provide a view of Greece’s current failure in the world marketplace.

Part of "The Classical in Modern Times: A Year on China and Greece" – a collaborative project of the Confucius Institute at U-M and the Modern Greek Program.

Posted by zzhu at 10:24 PM

February 09, 2012

CCS faculty associate Bright Sheng premieres his "Dance Capriccio" this Saturday, February 11, 2012

Read Detroit Free Press's review of the premiere.

Shanghai String Quartet
with
Peter Serkin, piano

Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 8:00 PM
Seligman Center for the Performing Arts

Music of Mozart, Dvorak, and a World Premiere by Bright Sheng, CCS faculty associate and Leonard Bernstein Distinguished University Professor of Composition, U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance.

More information can be found on the Web site of Chamber Music Society of Detroit.

Posted by zzhu at 11:22 PM

Summer 2012 Internships at Congressional-Executive Commission on China

SUMMER 2012 INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
Congressional-Executive Commission on China
Deadline: March 1, 2012

The Congressional-Executive Commission on China (www.cecc.gov) is offering paid internships to qualified undergraduates, graduate students, or recent graduates this coming summer in Washington, D.C. Interns must be U.S. citizens. The application deadline is March 1, 2012 for the Summer 2012 internship that runs from June to August 2012. Summer internships are full-time; interns are expected to work from 32 to 40 hours per week. See application instructions below.

CECC internships provide significant educational and professional experience for undergraduates, graduate students, or recent graduates with a background in Chinese politics, law, and society, and strong Chinese language skills.

Interns work closely with the Commission and its staff on the full array of issues concerning human rights, the rule of law, and governance in China (including criminal justice, democratic governance institutions, environmental problems, religious freedom, freedom of expression, ethnic minority rights, women's rights, etc.).

Interns perform important research support tasks (often in Chinese), attend seminars, meet Members of Congress and experts from the United States and abroad, and draft Commission analyses. Click here for CECC analysis of recent developments in the rule of law and human rights in China. Interns may also be trained to work with the Commission's Political Prisoner Database, which has been accessible by the public since its launch in November 2004 (click here to begin a search).

The CECC staff is committed to interns’ professional development, and holds regular roundtables for interns on important China-related issues.

Summer 2012 interns will be paid $10/hour. Those unable to apply for Summer 2012 internships may apply for the Spring (February-May) or Fall (September-December). Further details are available on the Commission's Web site at http://www.cecc.gov/pages/general/employ.php.

Qualifications:
• Interns must be U.S. citizens.
• Interns should have completed at least some China-related coursework. It is also desirable that they have some background in one or more of the specific human rights and rule of law issues in the CECC legislative mandate.
• Interns should be able to read Chinese well enough to assist with research in newspapers, journals, and on Web sites. More advanced Chinese language capability would be a plus. The successful candidate for an internship often will have lived or studied in mainland China, Hong Kong, or Taiwan.
• Although our interns are generally undergraduates, graduate students, or recent graduates, others are also welcome to apply.

Application Instructions for Summer 2012:
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for two references, to the CECC via e-mail to Judy Wright, Director of Administration at judy[dot]wright[at]mail[dot]house[dot]gov by March 1, 2012. Applications must be received by our office no later than 11:59 P.M. Eastern Time on March 1. Please discuss in your cover letter how your professional goals, interests, and background relate to the Commission's legislative mandate regarding human rights and the rule of law in China. No phone calls please.

Posted by zzhu at 10:36 PM

Research Associate Position in Beijing/Yale Law School

The China Law Center, Yale Law School
Research Associate, Beijing

The China Law Center of Yale Law School is seeking candidates for a one-year Research Associate position based in Beijing beginning this summer. The Research Associate will support Center projects in China by conducting research and writing on issues related to legal reform, interacting with scholars, officials, and lawyers in China, and performing administrative and logistical tasks.

Qualifications:
1) Bachelor's degree or equivalent;
2) High degree of proficiency in written and spoken Mandarin Chinese;
3) High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English;
4) Strong research, writing, analytical and communication skills;
5) Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and an ability to work independently;
6) Interest in law and legal reform and a commitment to public-interest work;
7) Post-college work experience preferred; and
8) Experience in China preferred.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and list of references with their contact e-mails and telephone numbers to The China Law Center at yalechinalaw[at]gmail.[dot]com. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only applicants who are invited for an interview will be contacted. The Research Associate will receive a competitive one-year stipend for the 2012-2013 year.

The China Law Center
The China Law Center of Yale Law School is a unique institution devoted to supporting law and policy reform within China and increasing understanding of China in the United States. The core of the Center's work is designing and carrying out sustained, in-depth cooperative projects between U.S. and Chinese experts on key issues in Chinese law and policy reform. Our projects focus on areas that are critical to China's ongoing reform process, particularly judicial reform, criminal justice reform, administrative and regulatory reform, and constitutional law.

Since its start in 1999, the Center has opened offices at Yale University and in Beijing, with a small staff of lawyers and scholars with decades of collective experience working on law and policy reform issues in China. The Center's Director is Professor Paul Gewirtz. A full list of Center staff, and further information, may be found on our Website: http://www.yale.edu/chinalaw.

Yale Law School is an affirmative action, equal opportunity, Title IX employer.

Posted by zzhu at 03:36 PM

February 08, 2012

Graduate Student Symposium - Tang Center, Princeton University

P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art, Princeton University

MYTHS AND ORTHODOXIES IN EAST ASIAN ART AND ART HISTORY

Graduate Student Symposium in East Asian Art
Saturday, 3 March 2012
101 McCormick Hall, Princeton University
9:30 am–5:30 pm

Organized by the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art
Cosponsored by the Princeton University Art Museum

Myths and orthodoxies have given rise to compelling beliefs and canonical lineages in the arts and art histories of East Asia. The narratives of myths and orthodoxies uphold certain “truths” at the expense of others to serve the needs of those who perpetuate them. But only certain histories become “orthodox,” and only particular stories take on the title of “myth.” The “myths” and “orthodoxies” of historiography exert a further force that shapes the history of art. How do these stories sustain their power, and when do they lose power? Who decides? Do visual materials create, communicate, and maintain myths and orthodoxies in certain ways that texts can never accomplish?

This program brings together graduate students in East Asian art history from across the U.S. and Europe to discuss such questions. The keynote speaker, Professor Donald F. McCallum of UCLA, sets the stage for a diverse program of topics that cover all areas of East Asia geographically and span a broad range of topics: from textual orthodoxies of calligraphic replication to conflicting orthodoxies of vision and rhetoric in Chinese painting, orthodoxies of iconographic Buddhist transmissions, mythologizing effects of secret Buddhist images, myths of the distant other, and political uses of the mythological past.

SYMPOSIUM REGISTRATION
All are welcome to attend. Although registration is not required, we request that you register through the symposium webpage http://www.princeton.edu/tang/symposia/gs/

Please direct inquiries to Lucy Weise (lweise[at]princeton[dot]edu) or call 609-258-1741.

Posted by zzhu at 10:39 PM

February 02, 2012

Winter 2012 Chinese Documentary Film Series - Petition (上访)


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The film showing is FREE and open to the public.

Date: Saturday, February 4, 2012
Time: 7:00pm
Place: Angell Hall, Auditorium A
(enter via glass doors at fishbowl, off diag)

A film by Zhao Liang (赵亮); China, 2009; 124 minutes (Mandarin with English subtitles)

Zhao Liang talks to the New York Times about his films, including Petition.

Further Information: The Chinese court system allows citizens with grievances against their local governments to petition the court to clear or correct their record. Yet in order to do so, the petitioners must travel to Beijing to file paperwork and wait an indefinite period to plead their case. The vast majority of petitioners are impoverished villagers who travel far to the capital and typically end up waiting desperately in decrepit shantytowns for their cases to be settled, often pressured by hired thugs to return home. Following the saga of a group of petitioners over the years of 1996 and 2008, Petition unfolds like a novel by Zola or Dickens. Unwilling to accept defeat and seemingly unable to do anything but wait, the petitioners enter a strange and often terrifying zone, gradually losing touch with family and friends back home and with the cruel reality of their situation (Harvard Film Archive).

Posted by zzhu at 10:01 PM

China Panel at the 22nd Asia Business Conference - REGISTER TODAY!


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"Capitalizing on Asia's Exponential Growth"

Register by this Friday for the Early Registration Fee!


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Dino Patti Djalal, Indonesian Ambassador to the US

Dr. Dino Patti Djalal is the Indonesian Ambassador to the United States, a speech writer, youth activist, academic, and author of a national best seller.

Dr. Djalal joined the Department of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia in 1987. He has been posted to Dili, London and Washington DC, before being appointed as Director for North American Affairs (2002–2004). He was previously a Special Staff member for International Affairs and Presidential Spokesperson for President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono — a position he had held since October 2004, and extended when SBY was re-elected by a landslide to a second term in 2009. Dr. Dino Patti Djalal is the longest serving Presidential spokesperson in Indonesia’s modern history.

Dr. Djalal is a member of the Governing Board of the Institute for Peace and Democracy, a member of the Executive Board of the Indonesian Council on World Affairs (ICWA), and a commissioner at Danareksa, a Government investment company. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada) and his Master’s Degree in Political Science from Simon Fraser University (British Columbia, Canada). In 2000, he received a Doctorate Degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

The Keynote Speech on Friday, Feb. 10 at 5pm is FREE OF CHARGE!

China Panel at the Asia Business Conference
Dennis Teo, Managing Partner, Waypointe Management Consulting
Based in Shanghai, China, Mr. Teo has over 17 years of supply chain transformation experience across Automotive and Hi-Tech industries in the US, Singapore, Thailand, and China. Prior to Waypointe, he was the General Manager of GITI Tire's supply chain an international marketing, where he led optimization of GITI's entire supply chain and domestic distribution center network. Mr. Teo also has experience as part of BearingPoint and Deloitte's supply chain practices. He has Masters degrees in both Business Administration and Industrial Operations Engineering from U of M.

John F. Kwant, Director of International Government Affairs for Asia-Pacific and Africa Matters; Ford Motor Company
As Ford's Director of International Government Affairs for Asia-Pacific and Africa Matters, Mr. Kwant responsible for fully advocating for all Asia-Pacific & Africa matters in the US and ensuring corporate alignment and collaboration between the US and APA markets on Ford's public policy and lobbying priorities. Mr. Kwant recently returned from a nearly three year assignment in Shanghai as the VP for Government Affairs for Ford's APA Operations, which represents operations in 12 countries with combined sales of over $10 billion. Mr. Kwant joined Ford in 1999, where he previously assisted in business development, mergers, acquisitions, and strategic alliances surrounding Internet distribution channel partners.

Liu Junhai, Professor of Law, Renmin University of China
As well as his Professor position at Renmin University of China, Mr. Junhai has been the Director of RUC Business Law Center since 2006. He is also the Vice Chairman of China Consumers' Association, the Vice President & Secretary General of China Consumers Protection Law Society, and the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of the E-Journal of www.chinacapitallaw.com. He has also advised the Supreme Court on many judicial interpretations and controversial cases in the field of corporate law and business law. Mr. Junhai has a diverse educational background, having studied at Hebei University, Oslo University, Amsterdam Law School, and was a visiting scholar at Ross School of Business from 2000-01.

Moderator
Brian Wu, Assistant Professor of Strategy, Ross School of Business
Professor Wu received his B.S. from Tsinghua University in China, M.Sc. from National University of Singapore, and Ph.D. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania prior to joining the Ross School of Business in 2007. His work focuses on the interactions of firm capabilities, corporate strategy, and industry evolution. His research has been recognized with several awards, including the 2006 AOM Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) Division Stephan Schrader Best Conference Paper Award and the 2005 US Small Business Administration Best Student Paper Award.

For more information and to register for individual panels on Saturday, please visit our website- www.rossabc.com.

If you register by February 3rd
• $5 for students (from any academic institution)
• $10 for non-students/professionals

If you register by February 10th
• $10 for students
• $15 for non-students/professionals

On the day of the conference, February 11th
• $15 for students
• $20 for non-students/professionals

Registration fee includes:
-Admission to our panels (one per timeslot)
-Lunch
-Admission to a networking reception with our speakers
Please share this invitation with any of your colleagues, classmates, and club members who may be interested.

Posted by zzhu at 09:31 PM

February 01, 2012

Room for Another View: China’s Art in Disciplinary Perspective


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An international conference exploring meta-disciplinary perspectives around such topics as academies, print, landscape, gardens, fashion, canons, and the language of art itself.

Friday, February 10

Welcome: Derek Collins, Associate Dean for Humanities
Opening Remarks: Matt Biro, Chair of Department of History of Art
Opening Address: Martin Powers, Sally Michelson Davidson Professor of Chinese Arts and Cultures

Production
Patricia Ebrey (University of Washington)
Cary Liu (Princeton University)
J.P. Park (University of Colorado, Boulder)
Martin Powers (UM)
Panel: David Doris (UM), John Onians (University of East Anglia), Erik Meuggler (UM)

Reality
Dora Ching (Princeton University)
Shane McCausland (SOAS)
Katherine Tsiang (University of Chicago)
Peter Sturman (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Panel: Alex Potts (UM), David Summers (University of Virginia), Kevin Carr (UM)

Persons
Jessica Rawson (Oxford University)
Xin Wu (College of William and Mary)
Tani Barlow (Rice University)
Wu Hung (University of Chicago)
Panel: David Porter (UM), James Elkins (Art Institute of Chicago), Diane Owen Hughes (UM)

Saturday, February 11

Reflexivity
Eugene Wang (Harvard University)
Alfreda Murck (National Palace Museum, Beijing)
Chen Jianhua (HKUST)
Jerome Silbergeld (Princeton University)
Panel: Celeste Brusati (UM), Nicholas Mirzoeff (NYU), Christian de Pee (UM)

Language Ronald Egan (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Susan Bush (Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard)
Ginger Hsu (Yang Ming University, Taiwan)
Richard Vinograd (Stanford University)
Cao Yiqiang (China Academy of Arts)
Panel: Xiaobing Tang (UM), W.J.T. Mitchell (University of Chicago), Basic Dufallo (UM)

Closing Remarks: Haun Saussy (University of Chicago)

For more information, visit http://www.lsa.umich.edu/histart or email HistArtEvents[at]umich[dot]edu

Posted by zzhu at 01:57 PM

Chinese teacher postings

1) Part-time Chinese teacher- available immediately for the current school year
**Teach elementary students 1 hour per day in a pilot program in the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools
**approx 2:30-3:30 pm daily
**position available immediately
**pilot program involves teaching with the elementary teacher in the room, so you do not need to be certified, although in future, we're hoping for you to work towards certification.
**I will try to answer any questions: Stacey Aksman, High School Chinese Teacher, Plymouth-Canton Community Schools, aksmansta[at]hotmail[dot]com
**Please send resume to: Mr. Erin MacGregor, Erin.MacGregor[at]pccsmail[dot]net, Director of Secondary Education


2) Part-time Chinese teacher-- for next school year-- 2012-2013
**part-time high school Chinese needed for next school year
**enrollment numbers will reveal exactly how much time is needed, but we are anticipating needing 1-2 hours per day
**secondary certified, or working toward certification
**I teach full-time, and this would be an additional teacher, which would hopefully build up in hours in the future
**Please let me know if you are possibly interested, and I will I will try to answer any questions: Stacey Aksman, High School Chinese Teacher, Plymouth-Canton Community Schools, aksmansta[at]hotmail[dot]com.

**We are trying to get a sense of the availability and interest of teachers, so please respond!

Posted by zzhu at 01:54 PM