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September 27, 2012

Fall 2012 CCS Film Event: "Come Drink with Me 大醉俠" at the Michigan Theater, Monday, October 1, 2012

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Come Drink with Me 大醉俠

Come Drink with Me 大醉俠

CCS Film Event at the Michigan Theater
603 East Liberty Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104

Monday, October 1, 2012
6:00pm: Reception in the main lobby
7:00pm: Screening in the main theater
8:30pm: Q&A with the film's star Ms. Cheng Peipei 鄭佩佩

Free and Open to the Public

Come Drink with Me 大醉俠
A wuxia film by director King Hu 胡金銓; Hong Kong, 1966; 91 minutes; Mandarin with English subtitles

The U-M Center for Chinese Studies presents a first ever director King Hu film retrospective, beginning with the screening of “Come Drink with Me 大醉俠” at the Michigan Theater. Set during the Ming Dynasty, the film stars Cheng Peipei and Yueh Hua as warriors, with Chan Hung-lit as the villain. It is widely considered one of the best Hong Kong films ever made.

Joining us that evening will be the film’s star, Ms. Cheng Peipei 鄭佩佩.


Posted by zzhu at 11:14 PM

An Introduction to the China Data Center: Information, Technology, Research and Service

ICPSR Brown Bag Seminar

An Introduction to the China Data Center:
Information, Technology, Research and Service

Shuming Bao
Director, China Data Center

12:00PM-1:00PM, Wednesday, October 3, 2012
G150A&B ISR Perry Building, 330 Packard Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1248
Open to the public.

The China Data Center at the University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research, Inter-consortium for Political and Social Research is designed to serve as an international center for advancing the study and understanding of China. The Center has been one of the primary providers of data resources for China studies. This presentation will give an introduction to the China Data Center and demonstrate China data products, data service, and recent research development of the Center. This includes China statistical data, census data, spatial data, and the online data services. Some new web-based services will be introduced for advanced spatial data analysis and mapping with demographic, business and environment data of China. Future directions will be discussed.

Please contact melp[at]umich[dot]edu for more information.

Posted by zzhu at 11:12 PM

Fall 2012 CCS Noon Lecture Series - Andrew Wedeman

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Andrew Wedeman
Professor of Political Science
Georgia State University

Double Paradox: Rapid Growth and Rising Corruption in China

October 2, 2012
Tuesday 12 noon to 1:00 pm
Room 1636 School of Social Work Building
1080 South University

The political economy of post-Mao China confronts us with a combination of rapid growth and rising corruption that appear to contradict the conventional wisdom that corruption reduces or retards economic development. In this talk, Professor Wedeman argues that this combination has been possible because rising corruption is a dynamic response to economic reforms that have created vast amounts of new value and transferred much of that value from the state to the economy. As such, reform has created the windfall profits that are at the core of high level corruption in contemporary China.

Professor Wedeman is currently a Professor of Political Science at Georgia State University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1994 and was a member of the Political Science Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln from 1994 to 2012. He is the author of two books on the political economy of post-Mao China: From Mao to Market: Rent Seeking, Local Protectionism, and Marketization in China (Cambridge 2003) and Double Paradox: Rapid Growth and Rising Corruption in China(Cornell 2012), as well as articles on corruption, central-local relations, and the development of market forces in China. His current research focuses the relationship between corruption, other forms of abuse of official authority, and mass unrest.

Posted by zzhu at 10:24 PM

CCS Annual Conference: Feminist Sinologies

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Please click on flier to go to conference site:

Location: Anderson ABCD, Michigan Union
Time: 9am to 5pm (Friday and Saturday, Oct 5-6)
9-12pm (Sunday, Oct 7)

Open to the Public

A collaborative intellectual effort between the English, Comparative Literature, East-Asian Studies and Women’s Studies Departments, Feminist Sinologies is a three day conference hosted by the Center for Chinese Studies that explores the intersections of feminism and sinology in all their current forms.

The conference will consist of 12 speakers and 4 non-concurrent panels featuring an international and interdisciplinary crowd including the foremost scholars doing research in this area, as well as graduate students and non-traditional researchers.

Topics covered include:
- the role of mediation in Chinese feminism,
- historical gender formations in sinological studies,
- writing/translation/textuality,
- alternative Chinese modernities,
- the Cultural Revolution,
- the gender landscape of contemporary China,
- transnational Chinese gender constructions, and
- historical Chinese feminisms.

Speakers include:
Beverly Bosseler, Mary Chapman, Tamara Ho, Joan Judge, Susan Koshy, Andrea Lingenfelter, David Porter, Ann Waltner, Wang Lingzhen, Wang Zheng, and Sharon Wesoky.

For detailed conference info, please visit: http://feministsinologies.lsa.umich.edu/
Specific questions can be addressed to Nan Z. Da (nda[at]umich[dot]edu).

Posted by zzhu at 10:15 PM

U-M Annual CHINA Photo Contest - deadline extended!

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There is still time to look through your archive of imagery and send PHOTOS of greater China to the Center for Chinese Studies Photo Contest--we will accept photos through November!! If you participated in an internship, studied abroad, conducted research or embarked on an tour, consider submitting your travel photos!

This year's annual photo contest harnesses the dragon--in spirit and imagination, marketing and communication, political events, or the arts. Send up to five photos (300 dpi, printed at 8.5"x11") to ccsphotocontest2012[at]umich[dot]edu. Exhibition times to be announced.

Please click on flier for more complete information:

Posted by zzhu at 12:02 AM

September 26, 2012

Global and Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Chinese Medicine: “Buddhist Medicine in China: Disease, Healing, and the Body in Cross-cultural Translation”

Professor C. Pierce Salguero
Abington College, Pennsylvania State University

Thursday, October 4, 2012 | noon-1pm
Room 1022, South Thayer Building
Co-sponsored by the LSA Translation Theme Semester 2012

Abstract: A massive amount of Buddhist literature was transmitted from India to China during the first millennium CE via the Silk Road and maritime trade routes. Although historians of medicine have paid little attention to this transmission, a wide range of Indian medical ideas and practices were also embedded in these Buddhist texts. This talk discusses how long-forgotten Chinese translations of this corpus challenge some of the prevailing assumptions in Chinese, Indian and global histories of medicine. An exploration of these texts also reveals the importance of cultural and linguistic translation in local adaptations of global medical currents.

Posted by zzhu at 11:47 PM

September 19, 2012

Fall 2012 CCS Noon Lecture Series - Roderick Campbell

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Roderick Campbell
Assistant Professor of East Asian Archaeology and History
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University

On Forgetting: Violence and Memory in Early China

September 25, 2012
Tuesday 12 noon to 1:00 pm
Room 1636 School of Social Work Building
1080 South University

An often noted but less frequently studied aspect of memory is elision. What is not or cannot be remembered is as crucial a part of social memory as commemoration. This talk concerns a key Early Chinese practice of kingship: human sacrifice - and its forgetting.
Since graduating from Harvard in 2007 with a dual degree in Anthropology (Archaeology) and East Asian Languages and Civilizations (Chinese History) Professor Campbell's research has been focused on theorizing ancient social-political organization, social violence and history. His geographical and temporal focus has been late 2nd millennium BC north China, although an interest in broader comparison and long-term change is beginning to draw him beyond Shang China.

The recent, stunning pace of archaeological work in China has created both a huge backlog of un-or under-analyzed materials and an ever-growing mass of Chinese language publications rapidly outdating Western academic knowledge of the field. This situation creates great opportunities for new analyses and a dire need for new English-language syntheses of the early history of one of the world's great civilizations. With training as an archaeologist, historian and epigrapher, his work attempts to unite disparate sources of evidence with contemporary social theory.

Professor Campbell’s current fieldwork project, a collaboration with archaeologists from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, is a zooarchaeological production analysis on what may be the world’s largest collection of worked bone at Anyang, the last capital of the Shang dynasty. Recent publications have included an article on early complex polities for Current Anthropology and a report on the Origin of Chinese Civilization Project (with Yuan Jing) for Antiquity. He has recently finished an edited volume manuscript on Violence and Civilization for the Joukowsky Institute publication series and is finishing up another manuscript on the archaeology of the Chinese Bronze Age for the Cotsen Institute. He has received numerous fellowships, awards and grants for his work including ones from the Luce Archaeology Initiative, the Chiang Ching-kuo foundation, and the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

Posted by zzhu at 09:42 PM

September 17, 2012

Glorious Kun opera to delight audiences in Ann Arbor!

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Suzhou Kun Opera Theater of Jiangsu Province

Cai Shaohua, director
Friday, September 28, 2012, 8 pm
Saturday, September 29, 2012, 8 pm
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre

Tickets start at $30

Kunqu, the 600-year-old grand opera of China, is enjoying a much anticipated popular revival, attracting audiences inside and outside China with performances that judiciously blend classical stories and performance practices with contemporary staging interpretations and technologies. For their Ann Arbor performance, Suzhou Kun Opera Theater performs touchingly romantic scenes from the kunqu genre. In Chinese with English supertitles.

Friday Program
- “Qintiao 琴挑” (Zither Seductions) from Jade Hairpin
- “Huozhuo 活捉” (Captured Alive) from All Men Are Brothers
- “Xiaoyan 晓宴” (Garden Banquet) from Palace of Everlasting Youth

Saturday Program
Four Scenes from The Peony Pavilion (Mudanting):
- “Youyuan jingmeng 游园惊梦” (Strolling in the Garden and the Interrupted Dream)
- “Xunmeng 寻梦” (Pursuing the Dream)
- “Shihua jiaohua 拾画叫画” (The Portrait Retrieved and Examined)
- “Yougou 幽媾” (Nightly Rendezvous)

Event Sponsor:
Sponsored by the Confucius Institute at the University of Michigan.

Posted by zzhu at 05:14 PM

A debate on US-China Relations

The International Policy Center presents the Ford Policy Union

US-China Relations: Cooperation or Conflict?

Monday, September 24, 2012
4:00-5:30 PM
1120 Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium
735 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Free and open to the public.

Screening of Death by China will begin after the debate in the same room.

About the event
In this inaugural Ford Policy Union debate, Phil Potter will make the case that the relationship with China has led to gains and losses for both sides and that China is not primarily to blame for recent economic challenges in the United States. Peter Navarro, the director and producer of the movie Death by China, will argue China’s unfair trade and membership in the World Trade Organization are the primary causes of job losses and weak growth in the United States.

Peter Navarro, Professor, The Paul Merage School of Business, University of California
Phil Potter, Assistant Professor, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan

More about the Ford Policy Union
The University of Michigan’s International Policy Center at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy organizes and hosts the Ford Policy Union, a series of public debate events. The events feature one outside expert; a public policy practitioner, government official, academic and/or an international intellectual; and one U-M faculty member. The two participants present opposing views on a topic and answer questions from the audience.

Sponsored by:
The International Policy Center
For more information call: 734-647-3429

Posted by zzhu at 04:57 PM

September 16, 2012

Introduction to Kunqu: A Lecture-Demonstration

ZHOU Qin (周秦), Soochow University, China:“Kunqu Performance and Music (昆曲的演出与演唱)”
HAI Zhen (海震), National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts:“Kunqu: A Traditional Drama of the Chinese Literati (昆曲:中国文人的戏曲传统)”

Find out how and why Kunqu, the grand opera of China, remains vibrant and compelling after 600 years; and you might even find yourself humming along with the presenters!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 | 5pm
Rackham Building – Amphitheater (Fourth Floor)
915 E. Washington, Ann Arbor

Free and open to the public. Lecture-Demonstration will be given in Chinese with English translations.

Organized in conjunction with performances by
Suzhou Kun Opera Theater of Jiangsu Province
Cai Shaohua, director
Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29 | 8 pm
Ticket information can be found at http://www.ums.org

Posted by zzhu at 10:39 PM

FREE PERFORMANCE OF SCENES FROM CHINESE OPERA: Suzhou Kun Opera Theater at the University Hospital

Gifts of Art performance in partnership with University Musical Society & Confucius Institute
Thursday, September 27, 2012 | 12:10 pm - 1pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Gifts of Art is pleased to present a free demonstration and performance in partnership with UMS and the Confucius Institute. Directed by Cai Shaohua, the Suzhou Kun Opera Theater of Jiangsu Province will conduct an artistic demonstration and performance of kunqu – classical Chinese opera – at the U-M Health System, offering a rare glimpse into the inner workings of this 600 year old art form.

An exhibit of photographs of kunqu by Xu Zengquan are on exhibit in the Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1, until October 8, 2012. View video excerpts from a 2008 production by the Suzhou Kun Opera on the UMS webpage under the Listen & Watch tab. Ticketed performances by the group will be held at the U-M Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre on Sept. 28 and 29, 2012.

For more information call Gifts of Art at 734-936-ARTS (2787).

Posted by zzhu at 10:32 PM

North American Taiwan Studies Association Conference Theme: Taiwan in Theory

The 19th NATSA Annual Conference (NATSA 2013), to be held at the University of California, Santa Barbara, June 21-22, 2013.

The theme of this year's conference is “Taiwan in Theory.” If Taiwan has traditionally been a place for gathering the “raw data” of theories developed elsewhere, we invite innovative graduate students and young scholars from various disciplines to present research which foregrounds the ways that Taiwanese people's social, cultural, economic, and political lives assert their own concerns and themselves contribute to the development of new concepts and frameworks for looking at the world. The full Call for Papers, and more details on the conference can be accessed at the NATSA website.

Two options for participation this year:

1) CALL FOR INDIVIDUAL PAPERS/PANELS. Prospective participants are welcome to submit proposals either for individual papers or three-person panels. This year, we are very excited to hold a series of Special Panels bringing in both senior scholars who study Taiwan, and scholars who study relevant issues in places other than Taiwan, to engage with the new work of graduate students and young scholars. Please note that submitted individual papers may have the opportunity to be placed on one of these panels, organized primarily by discipline. To facilitate your pairing, we ask that in addition to your keywords, you also state a disciplinary preference.

2) CALL FOR DISSERTATIONS. If you have recently completed a dissertation, or are in the process of completing one, please consider applying to participate in the Scholar Panel. This panel, moderated by senior scholars, will provide a longer presentation time. It is a great opportunity to prepare you for the JOB TALK when you enter the job market.

The submission deadline for both options is January 4th, 2013.

In the past, NATSA has been mainly designed for graduate students, both Taiwanese and international. As our community grows, we find it beneficial to be engaged in a larger academic community to further enhance the breadth and depth of our discussion. This year, NATSA is honored to organize our 19th annual meeting with co-assistance of the Center for Taiwan Studies at UCSB and of the Institute of Taiwan History at Academia Sinica. Also, in accordance to NATSA’s promise to inspire scholarly work which pushes Taiwan and Taiwan Studies towards more critical, valuable engagement both scholarly and practically, the new mission of this year, as seen in the conference design, is to offer more performance platforms for young scholars as well as to invite more senior scholars to be involved in our panel discussion. We sincerely believe, the 19th NATSA Annual Conference (NATSA 2013) will become a milestone that demonstrates our serious commitment to contribute to the scholarship of Taiwan Studies.

NATSA is an academic organization run mainly by overseas Taiwanese students. Our mission is to organize the annual conference to address current issues facing Taiwanese society. Entering its 19th year, the NATSA annual conferences have been recognized as the largest academic events on Taiwan Studies in North America. They not only provide scholars and students of Taiwan Studies with a regular forum to meet and exchange intellectual ideas, but also allow researchers on East-Asia and beyond to receive dynamic feedback and broaden their academic horizons.

Posted by zzhu at 04:32 PM

September 03, 2012

Economics News Assistant/Staff Reporter wanted at The Asashi Shimbun

Organization: The Asahi Shimbun
Location: Washington, DC
Salary Range: $33,000 to $36,000
Sector: Commercial
Organization URL: http://www.asahi.com
Experience: Entry Level / Mid Career
Last Date To Apply: Sep-12-2012
Date Posted: Aug-31-2012

Duties include assisting our Washington economics correspondent with articles by conducting thorough background research, attending press briefings, gathering news and views, arranging interviews, and closely following developments in the area of international economics, including the Treasury Department, Federal Reserve, and White House. Some administrative support, such as transcribing interviews and other assignments, is also required. This is a reporting position with no article-writing or byline opportunities. Compensation includes overtime pay, excellent medical/dental benefits, and 401(k).

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree, master's preferred. Interest or background in covering U.S. and international economics and finance is highly desirable. Japanese language is helpful but not necessary. Interest or experience in East Asia, especially Japan and China, is also a plus. Economics major preferred but not required. Must be willing to work overtime on evenings and weekends.

Contact Details
Contact: Hiring Manager
Email: asahidc@asahiam.com

Application Instructions
Please email cover letter and resume to AsahiDC@asahiam.com. Deadline: Wednesday, September 12. No clips or phone calls, please.

Contact Information
Hiring Manager
The Asahi Shimbun
1022 National Press Building
Washington, D.C. 20045

Posted by zzhu at 04:33 PM