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April 13, 2012

Top Ten Entries of Winter 2012!

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CCS/UM-China in the news:

1. The latest media contributions by CCS faculty associates include a look into how disability rights influence Robert Adam’s work and Nico Howson’s take on Bo Xilai’s political demise and the murder accusation against Bo’s wife.

2. Our alumni are also representing the Center well as sought-after experts on Chinese politics, economy, and society.

3. Several members of the CCS academic community had written highly absorbing guest blogs from the past two Association for Asian Studies (AAS) annual conferences. Our two guest bloggers this year were no exception. Daniel Little, chancellor of the University of Michigan-Dearborn, professor of philosophy at UM-Dearborn, and CCS faculty associate, tackles the questions "Why is there an AAS anyway, and why does it need an annual conference?"; and Carol Stepanchuk, CCS coordinator of outreach and student services, shows us new ways to look at the conference and host city Toronto.

4. CCS has a strong presence on Facebook! Please head on over to check out our beautiful new Timeline and like us today if you have not done so!

A fond look back at some of the extraordinary events organized or sponsored by CCS this term:

5. Tuesday, March 27, 2012: Alumna Roslyn Hammers (PhD '02) gave an entertaining talk on "The Pleasures of the Peony: Regarding the Floral Temptress in the Song Dynasty" – part of the 90th anniversary celebration of the Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden. Bonus image!: Event info includes a picture of kite master Ha Yiqi painting peonies on the ceremonial kite presented during the September 2011 CCS Kite Festival in Nichols Arboretum.

6. Wednesday, March 21: The Tang Junyi Lecture Series featured Brian Bruya, whose fascinating lecture centered on “Nature, Self, and Artifice: On the Divisibility of the Self in Action and Aesthetics.”

7. Still mulling over Xu Tong (徐童)’s Wheat Harvest (麦收), shown on March 3 as part of the Winter 2012 CCS Chinese Documentary Series? Read a CCS community member’s thoughtful review of the film and tell us what you think – this particular entry is open to comments!

Many more opportunities still up for grabs!

8. The National Democratic Institute is seeking to hire a resident program manager in Hong Kong – application deadline is May 8, 2012.

9. Apply to participate in the 2012 UCLA-Fudan Workshop in Scholarly Translation in Shanghai, July 9-27: Applications are accepted through May 1.

10. The Chinese American Society of Ann Arbor is offering three more cooking lessons in its culinary series. Please refer to the schedule if interested in signing up.


Posted by zzhu at April 13, 2012 12:33 AM