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December 12, 2013

The best of Fall 2013!

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CCS/UM-China in the spotlight:

1. A critical gift at a critical time: Read all about Rich and Susan Rogel's US$10-million gift to CCS here, including Chinese media coverage.

2. CCS faculty associates are highly sought after for their expertise on China's past and present. CCS director Mary Gallagher comments on the key messages of the communique released after the Third Plenum of the 18th Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party. Emily Wilcox's teaching methods are featured in a piece for the Chinese-language edition of the New York Times. Nicholas Howson analyzes the legal risks and uncertainty of the Shanghai Free-trade Zone. And having just published a groundbreaking dictionary of Buddhism, Donald Lopez and his co-author take up the 10 Misconceptions about Buddhism. And much more!

3. CCS graduate student affiliate Michael Opper and faculty associates Benjamin Brose and San Duanmu receive prestigious Fulbright grants to further their respective research on China.

4. We invite you to like the Center for Chinese Studies on Facebook.

A fond look back at just a few events this term:

5.Tuesday, December 3 - A large crowd helped us welcome back alumnus Damien Ma (MA '06), who discussed his new book In Line Behind a Billion People: How Scarcity Will Define China's Ascent. A reception and book-signing followed.

6. All eyes on Chinese independent films! On Saturday, November 16, the CCS Chinese Documentary Film Series presented Qiu Jiongjiong (邱炯炯)'s "My Mother's Rhapsody (萱堂闲话录)." Watch the trailer here. Two days after that, on Monday, November 18, CCS brought the action to the historic Michigan Theater, where a screening of "Stratum 1: The Visitors (地层1:来客)" took place following a reception in honor of the director of the film. And the next day, Tuesday, November 19: the Fall 2013 CCS Noon Lecture Series offered up even more ruminations on independent film in China.

7. On Friday and Saturday, October 25 and 26, many enthusiastic scholars and students participated in the CCS Annual Conference, the theme of which was "Socialist Culture in China Reconsidered."

'Tis the season for even more opportunities!

8. What's left of December 2013: Reading Communities and the Circulation of Print: Australia, China, and Britain in the 19th century - proposals are due December 15; Postdoctoral Fellowship in Silk Road Studies at Georgetown University - applications are due December 31.

9. January 2014: Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference at University of Hawaii at Manoa - papers are accepted through January 8; The Zeitgeists of Taiwan: Looking Back, Moving Forward - individual paper and panel proposal submissions are accepted through January 10; Association for Asian Performance (AAP) emerging scholars panel - deadline for submissions is January 15; UBC/UW Graduate Student Conference on Changing Vistas: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Asia Pacific - abstracts must be received by January 15.

10. Skipping to March 2014: A panel on ecology and landscape in Asian literature and film at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Convention - proposals are accepted by March 1; Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast 2013 Conference - submission deadline is March 15.

Posted by zzhu at December 12, 2013 11:00 PM