April 18, 2013

Forum for American/Chinese Exchange at Stanford

Are you interested in …

TRAVEL to Stanford and Beijing on a scholarship?
INTERACT with famous scholars, politicians, and CEOs?
MEET distinguished future leaders from U.S. and China?
BECOME part of a prestigious worldwide student network?
INFLUENCE the future of U.S.-China relations?

Then apply to be a delegate of FACES "On Common Ground" Conference 2013!
Application online now at http://faces.stanford.edu/
Deadline: May 1st, 2013, 11:59pm
Email: faces.recruiting[at]gmail[dot]com

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February 11, 2013

Australian National University (ANU) Asia Pacific Week 2013

Applications will now close at 5pm, Friday 8th March 2013 (AEST).

The Asia Pacific Week organising committee is seeking delegate applications from high-achieving later year undergraduate, masters and PhD students with a strong interest in the Asia Pacific region. Students of all disciplines from all around the world are encouraged to apply. We would be extremely grateful for your support in spreading the word of Asia Pacific Week to your students.

The week-long Asia Pacific Week conference brings together leading experts on the Asia Pacific region with 100 student delegates from around the world to engage in a series of dynamic discussions and events. This year’s conference will explore the theme of ‘Pushing Boundaries’ and will engage delegates in discussion over significant, yet controversial issues facing the Asia Pacific.

Asia Pacific Week 2013 will be a fantastic opportunity for university students to hear from a myriad of academics and diplomats, and participate in a range of interactive and challenging sessions. The conference will also present delegates with opportunities to engage with policymakers and socialise among themselves, providing the next generation of Asia Pacific specialists a network of contacts and friends across the globe.

The conference will be held from 30 June – 5 July 2013 at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. Accommodation and meals will be provided to delegates free of charge for the duration of the conference. Financial assistance will also be provided to selected applicants where necessary.

Applications will now close at 5pm, Friday 8th March 2013 (AEST).

An information flyer will be posted to the APW website shortly. This may be of assistance in notifying your students of Asia Pacific Week 2013 and you are more than welcome to download and distribute it.

For more information about the conference and to apply, please visit our website http://asiapacificweek.anu.edu.au/

If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us at asiapacificweek[at]anu[dot]edu[dot}au.

Posted by zzhu at 12:59 PM

August 02, 2012

Asian Borderlands Conference: Connections, Corridors, and Communities

Third Conference of the Asian Borderlands Research Network:
Connections, Corridors, and Communities

The conference is organized by the Asia Research Institute of the National University of Singapore; International Institute for Asian Studies, the Netherlands; the Asian Borderlands Research Network; in collaboration with the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore

Date: 11-13 October 2012
Venue: University Hall, National University of Singapore, Lee Kong Chian Wing, 21 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119077

Extensive land and maritime networks have crisscrossed Asia for centuries, providing the basis for encounters between diverse ethnic, linguistic, economic, religious, and political groups. Today, developments such as new infrastructural projects, an increase in media access, and renewed interest in shaping cross-border cultural identities serve to both underscore these long-standing linkages and create new forms of connections across Asia. During the 3rd Asian Borderlands Research Conference in Singapore, presentations will address continuities and ruptures along routes and borders in Asia, broadly related to the theme, Connections, Corridors, and Communities.

Connections: How are Asian borderlands made more (or less) visible through the study of cross-border connections? In what ways does the idea of the “borderland” remain resilient throughout political and historical ruptures? What are the characteristics of various kinds of connections that are being created (as well as cut off) in Asian borderlands?

Corridors: Are networks and paths throughout Asian borderlands being forged, reopened, diverted, or closed, and what are the effects of such processes? Can one conceive of “corridors” in relation to maritime or island borderlands, information technology networks, or bodily borders in Asia?

Communities: What constitutes a “community” or “communities” in and across Asian borderlands, and how might these be contingent upon other factors, such as politics, environmental issues, and history? What are some of the barriers and restrictions to the creation of communities in the context of Asian borderlands? In what ways is a community defined by the state, by organizations, and/or by local individuals?

Conference registration fee - Observers
The registration fee includes a conference kit, teas, lunches and one dinner.

Regular (before 1 September): 125 euro
On-site: 150 euro

(PhD) students:
Regular (before 1 September): 80 euro
On-site: 100 euro

Information and Registration
For more information and registration, please visit the website at http://asianborderlands.net

* Prof. Prasenjit Duara (Asia Research Institute of the National University of Singapore)
* Prof. Tansen Sen (Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore)
* Prof. Willem van Schendel (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
* Dr. Tina Harris (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
* Dr. Erik de Maaker (Leiden University, the Netherlands)

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April 30, 2012

2012 MCAA and ANHS Joint Conference at Western Michigan University

The Diether H. Haenicke Institute for Global Education at Western Michigan University is pleased to host the 61st Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA) from September 21-23, 2012 as a joint conference with WMU's chapter of the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies, at WMU's Fetzer Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

A regional conference of the Association of Asian Studies (AAS), MCAA has provided a forum for scholars and teachers of Asian Studies in the Midwest to gather and exchange knowledge about the history and cultures of Asia for over a half-century. The conference will feature panels and roundtables at which faculty and graduate and undergraduate students present and discuss new research and pedagogical tools.

Conference registration will soon be open via this website. All invited presenters must be members of MCAA and must have pre-registered by August 31, 2012 to attend and present. The membership fee will be collected as part of the registration fee for the conference.

For academic questions, please contact the 2012 MCAA Program Chair:

Stephen Covell, Ph.D. Chair
Department of Comparative Religion
Mary Meader (Associate) Professor of Comparative Religion
Western Michigan University

For general questions, please contact Karen Smith at (269) 387-3780 or via email: hige-mcaa-anhs[at]wmich[dot]edu

More information can be found by clicking below:

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March 12, 2012

The 16th annual Comparative Literature Intra-Student Faculty Forum

Revolutions, Counter-Revolutions, Post-Revolutions
March 16 and 17, 2012

All are welcome to the faculty lecture:

"What Happens to Revolutionary Art After the Revolution?"
by Xiaobing Tang, Professor of Comparative Literature
and Helmut F. Stern Professor of Modern Chinese Studies.
Friday, March 16
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
434 South State Street
U of M Central Campus

All events are free and open to the public. A reception will follow the faculty lecture.

16th Annual CLIFF: Schedule

Friday, March 16, 2012

12:00-2:00, Faculty/Student Roundtable on Academic Perspectives on Revolution
with Professor Vassilis Lambropolous, Professor Wijdan Al-Sayigh, Basak Candar and Rostom Mesli. Moderator: Etienne Charriere

Lunch will be provided.

2:00-4:00, Panel on Activism and Revolution on Occupy Ann Arbor
with Alexandra Hoffman, Orian Zakai and John Rowland; Occupy Riverside, Los Angeles and Oakland with Anthony Cristofani; and thoughts on the Egyptian Revolution read on behalf of Atef Said. Moderator: Emily Goedde

4:00-5:00 Break

5:00-6:30, "What Happens to Revolutionary Art After the Revolution?"
Faculty Lecture with Xiaobing Tang
Professor of Comparative Literature
Helmut F. Stern Professor of Modern Chinese Studies

Reception will follow lecture.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

10:00-11:30, "Theories of Revolution"
with Katherine Brion, Lucas Nelson, Luke Heister and Adam Drury.
Moderator: Sara Hakeem Grewal

11:30-11:45 Coffee Break

11:45-1:00, "History and Media Coverage of Revolution in the Middle East"
Mehraneh Ebrahimi, Nadeen Kharputly and Pouya Alimagham.
Moderator: Ramon Stern

1:00-2:00 Lunch (Lunch will be provided.)

2:00-3:15, "Soviet Aesthetics and Ideology"
Cate Reilly, Aleksandar Boskovic and Jonathan Sherry. Moderator: William Runyan

3:15-3:30 Coffee Break

3:30-5:30, "Revolutionary Literature from Egypt and Iraq,"
closing questions and comments
Sherine El Taraboulsi, Kevin Jones, Shir Alon, Kyle Anderson and Ramon Stern
Moderator: Amr Tawfik Kamal

Posted by zzhu at 11:27 AM

February 08, 2012

Graduate Student Symposium - Tang Center, Princeton University

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


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.

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.

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February 02, 2012

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.

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)
-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.

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October 24, 2011

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

October 03, 2011

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

August 27, 2011

IIAS Summer Programme 2012 - World Wide Asia: Asian Flows, Global Impacts

The International Institute for Asian Studies Summer Programme in Asian Studies
World Wide Asia: Asian Flows, Global Impacts
A four-day master class followed by a two-day international conference
Date: 27 August - 1 September 2012

Venue: Leiden, the Netherlands

Deadline for applications: 16 November 2011, 9.00 am (CET)

The second IIAS Summer Programme in Asian Studies will partner with the Leiden Global Interactions Research Group (LGIG) at Leiden University to critically explore Asian migrations as a globalizing force. The flows of people, goods, capital and ideas within and from the Asian continents have been transforming the global landscape for centuries. Arguably, this influence has become more recognizable and acute in the present day.

The study of Asian mobilities can provide important insights into the conditions, processes and effects of globalization and historical global forms. In order to gain a nuanced understanding of Asia's role in the transformation of the global, the workshop and conference will focus on exploring the social, historical, political and economic conditions that give rise to particular forms of Asian migration and the diverse impacts they have in various local and global arenas. This master class seeks to cultivate Asian perspectives on historical and contemporary forms of migration and their impact on shaping global-local landscapes, practices, relationships and structures.

The programme invites applications from PhD candidates and advanced research master's students whose work deals with some aspect of Asian migration. Students from Asia and non-European/Atlantic institutions are especially encouraged to apply.

The programme will be run by three leading scholars in the fields of global migration history, the history of globalization, and modern Asian history: Prof. Leo Lucassen (Leiden University), Prof. Adam McKeown (Columbia University) and Prof. Radhika Singha (Jawaharlal Nehru University), respectively.

These scholars will combine their expertise to provide participants with an intensive and interactive experience. The master class will focus on student works. Students will, therefore, be expected to provide a working research paper and will have the opportunity to present their work and get productive critical feedback from the conveners and their student peers.

The programme will close with a two-day conference on the same theme of Asian Migrations, featuring international scholars. Summer Programme participants will be given opportunities to meet and interact with the conference panelists and a select number of students may be invited to present their research in one of the conference sessions. All students will be invited to attend the conference and participate in the discussions.

Information and Application form:
Please visit www.summerprogramme.asia for more information on the Summer Programme, the requirements and the application form.

For questions, please contact Ms Martina van den Haak at M.C.van.den.Haak[at]iias[dot]nl

The International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) is a postdoctoral research centre based in the Netherlands. The Institute encourages the interdisciplinary and comparative study of Asia and promotes national and international cooperation. The Institute focuses on the human and social sciences and on their interaction with other sciences.

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June 13, 2011

Conference on Chinese Women and Visual Representation

International Conference on Chinese Women and Visual Representation
Call for Papers

China had rich visual arts in history. With the introduction of new media during the past century, visual representation has rapidly become a dynamic and diverse cultural field that has yet to be adequately studied. In order to examine the transformation of visual culture from a historical perspective as well as promote visual culture studies in China, we have decided to host an international conference on visual representation. We propose to take "the transformation of visual images of Chinese women in cultural representation" as the starting point to explore the changes of visual culture from the late Qing Dynasty to the present. We will focus on the role of Chinese women in visual cultural transformation of various Chinese communities in and outside China in order to promote and integrate new perspectives and methods in both gender studies and visual culture studies. The conference also aims to facilitate comparative study of visual culture of various Chinese societies over the last century, stimulate contemporary cultural criticism, and encourage academic and artistic exchange among Chinese women in the Mainland and other regions.

The international conference on "Chinese Women and Visual Representation" is jointly organized by scholars at home and abroad, and will mainly focus on the following topics:

• The relationships between the transformation of Chinese women’s visual representation and the transformation of society, economy, and culture
• Visual arts and the representation of diverse identities of women
• Visual representation and social movements
• Comparative study of film and visual arts by Chinese women in various regions
• Feminist film and visual arts/feminist critique of film and visual arts
• Women’s sexuality and visual culture
• Gender and visual representation on the internet
• Gender representation in transnational media

A visual arts exhibition will be held to display various types of art produced by women. Scholars, artists and activists in and outside China are welcome to participate. The language of the conference will be Chinese.

Conference venue: School of Journalism, Fudan University, Shanghai

Conference Time: December 16 - 19, 2011

Application Method: Please submit paper abstracts and proposals for panels, forums and exhibitions before July 1, 2011 by email to the Conference Organizing Committee at fdjc985[at]gmail[dot]com. Applicants should include information on their identity and their institutional affiliations as well as their contact information. The Organizing Committee will issue notification of acceptance before August 1. This conference will not require a registration fee, and paper presenters will be provided with room and board.

Contact Phone Number: 021-55664202

Fax Number: 021-55664202

Contact Person: SU Zhuang, GAO Jing-Wen

School of Journalism at Fudan University
University of Michigan/Fudan Joint Institute for Gender Studies
Chinese Society for Women’s Studies
Gender and Development Center at Fudan University
jointly issued on March 8, 2011

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April 13, 2011

The 17th Annual North American Taiwan Studies Association Annual Conference

The Trajectory of Taiwan in a Global Context

June 17-18, 2011

Frick Fine Art Building,
University of Pittsburgh

I) Responding to Crises and Challenges: Rethinking the Concept of State and Government
II) The Global Footprint of the Taiwanese People and the Boundaries of Taiwanese Society: Description and Critique
III) National Political Agenda for the 21st Century: Assuring Social Fairness, Environmental Integrity, Food Safety, and Healthcare Quality
IV) Culture and Political Economy: Symbol, Capital, and Power
V) Cross-strait Relations in the Making: Adding New Dimensions to an Old Debate

Special Workshop:
The Vision of Taiwan Studies: Meeting the Next Generation of Taiwanese Historians, Geographers, Anthropologists, and Scholars from Film Studies

North American Taiwan Studies Association (NATSA)

Asian Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh

Registration information can be found at http://www.na-tsa.org/new/.

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January 26, 2011

Illinois/Indiana National Dissertation Workshop: “Chinese Law, Conflict, and Society”

Illinois/Indiana National Dissertation Workshop: "Chinese Law, Conflict, and Society"
Indiana University Bloomington, July 20-21, 2011

The Illinois/Indiana East Asia National Resource Center Consortium (IL/IN East Asia NRC) is pleased to announce its fifth annual IL/IN National Dissertation Workshop in the field of Chinese law, conflict, and society. The workshop will be held July 20-21, 2011 on the campus of Indiana University Bloomington. Doctoral students in the humanities, social sciences, and law whose dissertation projects concern Chinese law and social, political, or cultural conflicts in modern and contemporary China are invited to apply. Areas of interest include anthropology, history, legal studies, political science, and sociology, among others. The workshop is designed to enable students just beginning work on their dissertations, as well as those farther along, to engage in intensive discussions of their own and each other’s projects. Possibilities for continuing networks among interested students and faculty will also be explored. The workshop will be limited to eight participants, and the cost of the workshop, some meals, and two nights’ lodging will be covered by the IL/IN East Asia NRC.

Faculty leaders: The workshop will be led by Ho-fung Hung, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Indiana University Bloomington; Klaus Mühlhahn, Professor in the Departments of History and of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Indiana University Bloomington; and SHAO Dan, Assistant Professor in the Departments of East Asian Languages and Cultures and of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Eligibility and application: Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a doctoral program and must have drafted a dissertation research proposal, although they need not have advanced to candidacy. Those in the early phases of writing are also encouraged to apply. In order to prepare the ground for a productive exchange, participants must come to the workshop having read and prepared comments on the other participants’ writing samples.

The application deadline is March 14, 2011. Application materials consist of two items: (1) a current CV and (2) a 4-6-page double-spaced dissertation proposal (including a description of the specific issues being addressed, the intellectual approach, and the materials being studied). Applications should be submitted by e-mail attachment to easc@indiana.edu. Applicants will be informed whether or not they have been selected for the workshop by late April.

East Asian Studies Center
Indiana University
Memorial Hall West 207
1021 East Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: (812) 855-3765
Fax: (812) 855-7762
E-mail: easc[at]indiana.edu
URL: http://www.iu.edu/~easc

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January 18, 2011

The 21st Asia Business Conference - Asia: Navigating the Global Stage, January 28 & 29, 2011

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Want to learn more about doing business in Asia from executives with first-hand experience? Interested in what's going on in the Asian business scene today from a professional perspective?

VENUE: Ross School of Business, University of Michigan


Jan 28, 2011 (Friday) 5PM - 6.30PM | Keynote Speech by Mr Ong Siew Gay, Deputy Chief of Mission, Singapore Embassy, Washington DC

Jan 29, 2011 (Saturday) 9AM - 6PM | Panels: China, Japan, Korea, ASEAN, India, Corporate Social Responsibility, Technology, Healthcare and Energy/Environment.

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Ong Siew Gay, Deputy Chief of Mission, Singapore Embassy, Washington D.C.
"East Asia's Shifting Geopolitical Landscape: A View from Southeast Asia"
Mr. Ong Siew Gay is Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in the United States. A career diplomat at Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1995, Mr. Ong is a specialist on ASEAN’s relations with the People’s Republic of China, where he served as First Secretary in Singapore’s Beijing Embassy from 1998-2002, in between home country assignments conducting policy analysis on China and on international organizations. Mr. Ong has a B.A. in Economics from the National University of Singapore and an M.A. in East Asian Studies from Columbia University. He has lectured on East Asian international affairs at organizations including the U.S., State Department's Foreign Service Institute, the National War College, the National Defence University, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

CHINA Panel at the Asia Business Conference
Marty Kahn, Chief Executive Officer, ProQuest.
Marty Kahn is CEO of ProQuest, LLC, a global information company that's central to serious research. Mr. Kahn is widely known and respected throughout the information industry, having led a variety of companies to success through the dynamic years before and after the birth of the Internet.

William Foreman
, Knight-Wallace, Fellow, University of Michigan
William Foreman is serving as a Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan during the 2010-11 academic year. For the past 15 years, he has worked as an editor and foreign correspondent for The Associated Press, the world's largest news organization. He has served as bureau chief in Taipei, Hong Kong and Guangzhou, where he set up the AP's first bureau in the southern boom town.

Mike Little, Asia Consultant, Ricardo Consulting
Michael Little is a 1994 Ross Business School graduate and has an MA in Asian Studies focusing on Chinese from the University of Michigan. He has worked for United Technologies, Pall Corporation, Goodman Manufacturing, and Oceaneering in a variety of roles involving sourcing and purchasing in Asia and around the world. Most recently he was the Director of Purchasing at Adams Thermal Systems. He spent six years working in Asia based in Shanghai, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Hurry! Pre-Registration ends on Thursday, January 27 at 10pm. Register now to ensure admission to your preferred panels!
Fee: $5 for students, $20 for non-students/professionals
Registration fee includes:
- Admission to our panels (one per timeslot)
- FREE Lunch
- FREE admission to a networking reception with our speakers
- An opportunity to learn from senior business leaders from different industries and regions throughout Asia

Please click on flier for additional information, including registration.

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November 24, 2010

IIAS Summer Programme - Heritage Conserved and Contested: Asian and European Perspectives

From 19-26 June 2011, the International Institute for Asian Studies will organize a summer programme in Leiden, the Netherlands, for MA and PhD students about "Heritage Conserved and Contested: Asian and European Perspectives."

This first Summer Programme in Asian Studies aims to shed light on the various definitions, interests, and practices associated with the question of cultural heritage in Asia and Europe.

The programme will be run by two world-renown scholars in the fields of cultural heritage theory and cultural Asian history, respectively: Prof. Michael Herzfeld (Harvard University) and Prof. Nira Wickramasinghe (Leiden University).

Registration is now open!
Registration closes: 15 January 2011
For information and registration, please visit www.summerprogramme.asia.

The International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) is a postdoctoral research centre based in Leiden and Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Our main objective is to encourage the interdisciplinary and comparative study of Asia and to promote national and international cooperation in the field. The institute focuses on the human and social sciences and on their interaction with other sciences.

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Association for Asian Studies Dissertation Workshop

The tenth consecutive AAS Dissertation Workshop “Borders, Migration, and Transnational Flows: Asia in Motion” which will be held in conjunction with the AAS/ICAS joint conference in Honolulu next spring, March 28-31, 2011. The workshop will again be organized and led by David Szanton, and follow the model used in previous workshops.

Asia is traditionally conceptualized in terms of reasonably stable bounded regions and bounded states. Yet both historically and today this is far from reality. When their troops are not attacking each other, governments may seem more or less bounded. But for centuries, and increasingly today, vast numbers of people, from all levels of society, as well as ideas and capital, have been moving rapidly back and forth within countries, within Asia, and well beyond it. For many people this is temporary, for work, study, trade, or to escape repression. For others these moves are intended as permanent and often unsettle identities and loyalties. At different points in time, some borders are closed, some deeply contested, while others are quite open. All this movement blurs distinctions and locales like rural and urban, village and city. Identities have always been complex but are becoming ever more so. Stereotypes and “othering” remain common, but many populations are increasingly cosmopolitan thanks to travel and cross-border investments. Novels, plays, art, dance, films, and news media are both exploring and expressing the personal and social implications of these moves. Clearly, new research is needed to help re-conceptualize - socially, culturally, economically, and politically - an Asia fundamentally in motion.

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. Participants will be provided meals and accommodations, as well as limited travel subsidies. The application deadline is December 10, 2010. For full details regarding eligibility, application procedures, etc., please refer to the announcement on the AAS website (www.asian-studies.org).

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October 28, 2010

US-China relations conference at Stanford

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September 22, 2010

Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs to be held at Ohio Union October 1-3, 2010

Day passes still available for purchase

The East Asian Studies Center at The Ohio State University is pleased to host the 59th Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA) October 1-3, 2010 at the new Ohio Union in Columbus, Ohio. A regional conference of the Association of Asian Studies (AAS), MCAA has provided a forum for scholars and teachers of Asian Studies in the Midwest to gather and exchange knowledge about the history and cultures of Asia for over a half-century. The conference, last held at OSU in 1979, will feature nearly 50 panels and roundtables at which faculty and students present and discuss new research and pedagogical tools, as well as numerous special events, such as traditional Japanese performing arts, a Tibetan photography exhibit, a keynote address, and a K-12 educator workshop. Overall, faculty and students from over 60 Midwestern universities and colleges are participating this year. Participants from as far as Asia and Europe as well as other regions of North America will also travel to OSU to present their work.

Faculty, students, and members of the general public are welcome to attend the conference for the $30 day pass rate, which allows entrance to all conference sessions with the exception of the Saturday evening banquet. Day passes will be available for purchase through the online registration site at http://www.regonline.com/MCAA2010 until Wednesday, September 29 or at the door during the conference registration hours of Friday, October 1, 10:00 am – 5:30 pm; Saturday, October 2, 7:30 am – 4:00 pm; Sunday, October 3, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. A detailed schedule of conference events can be found at http://easc.osu.edu/mcaa/schedule/index.html.

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May 10, 2010

Asia Policy Assembly, July 17-18, 2010

The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars invite you to join the Asia Policy Assembly on June 17-18 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.

Part of the National Asia Research Program (NARP), the Asia Policy Assembly is a major international conference that will bring together experts from the academic, philanthropic, and policymaking communities to address issues of strategic importance to U.S. interests in Asia. NARP also offers opportunities for student involvement in the Assembly, including student discounts on registration and volunteer opportunities. Read further to find out how to participate.

Why is understanding the policy implications of developments in Asia more important than ever?
As Asia integrates with the rest of the world, we have to understand the full extent and limitations of Asia’s global influence, and learn how Asian states define their global responsibilities. The combination of Asia’s openness, dynamic growth, relative stability, and huge population means that no major global problem can be solved without Asian cooperation and support.

What contributions will the Assembly make, and what opportunities will it offer?
The Asia Policy Assembly is the forum for Asia Studies scholars and policymakers to discuss important Asia policy issues. The Assembly will feature keynote addresses by senior policy officials and leading figures in international affairs, it will facilitate critical discussion among stakeholders in contemporary, policy-relevant Asia Studies, and it will encourage scholars of Asia to contribute to the policymaking process.

Asia Policy Assembly Program and Events
The theme of the inaugural Asia Policy Assembly complements the National Asia Research Program’s Research Agenda for 2010-2011, which examines the meaning and exercise of Asia’s global influence. During the two-day Assembly, the program format will include Plenary Sessions featuring presentations and keynote addresses, as well as numerous smaller roundtables to discuss a broad range of issues and regions.

Awarding the Inaugural Scalapino Prize
At the Assembly, NBR and the Wilson Center will award a significant prize named after renowned Asia scholar Robert Scalapino, arguably America’s foremost scholar of Asia over the past 60 years. Dr. Scalapino has published 500 articles and 38 books or monographs, and has helped shape key institutions around the world that work on Asia.

Registration Discounts and Early Bird Rates
Registration is now open! The Assembly is offering students a discounted rate and for non-students, there is special early-bird registration rate through May 10.

How to get involved with the Asia Policy Assembly
The National Asia Research Program (NARP) is seeking student volunteers for the Asia Policy Assembly. Volunteers will assist with a wide-range of preparations during the week of the conference and will be provided the opportunity to attend the conference in June. Please email your resume to DCoffice@nbr.org to learn more and sign up as a volunteer.

To learn more about the Assembly or to register for the event, please visit the Asia Policy Assembly 2010 website: http://www.nbr.org/Research/activity.aspx?id=73
To learn more about the National Asia Research Program, please visit the NARP’s site at: www.nbr.org/narp

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April 15, 2010

China's Legal Reform: OYCF 12th Annual Meeting registration is now open


China’s Legal Reform at Crossroads

University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois May 28-30, 2010

China’s legal reform is at a crossroads. After thirty years of state-led construction, the legal system in China has evolved from a vacuum into a complex system full of challenges and contradictions. The 12th annual OYCF conference, co-sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies and the International House at the University of Chicago, brings together scholars, students and practitioners from China and the United States to discuss the past, present, and future of China’s legal reform. The topics of the panels include citizen rights, judicial reform, legal profession, corporate law, civil society, and property rights. We intend to address these issues by critically examining the empirical realities, as well as the historical and theoretical significance, of the ongoing legal reform in China.

Please e-mail oycf.info@gmail.com for registration form and additional information. DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS MAY 8, 2010.

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Opportunity for Chinese graduate students: The 2010 U.S. Foreign Policy Colloquium sponsored by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, June 2-5, 2010

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April 08, 2010

Call for Applications - IL/IN EA National Resource Center Summer Seminar "The Art of Reading Chinese Literature"

The University of Illinois Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies and Indiana University East Asian Studies Center are pleased to announce this year’s IL/IN Summer Seminar.

2010 IL/IN East Asian Summer Seminar

"The Art of Reading Chinese Literature"
May 17-18, 2010 at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

The IL/IN East Asian Summer Seminars are designed to give graduate and advanced undergraduate students in the Midwest the opportunity to study intensively with some of IL/IN’s leading scholars and to create continuing networks for collaboration and exchange.

The 2-day seminar will begin on Monday, May 17th and will end at 5 pm on May 18th. Lodging will be provided for out-of-town participants for two nights, Sunday, May 16th and Monday, May 17th. Participants who wish to stay over Tuesday night may do so by paying an additional fee.

The seminar will be led by Zong-qi Cai (Professor, EALC, University of Illinois), and Kevin Tsai (Assistant Professor, Comparative Literature and EALC, Indiana University).

The seminar will include 2 full days of lectures and discussions. Group lunches will give the faculty and participants the opportunity to continue their conversations in a casual setting. Participants will receive reading materials and a syllabus in advance. The lectures will cover both poetry and fiction, including "How to Read Chinese Poetry: Themes and Genres," "How to Read Chinese Poetry: Rhythms, Rhymes, and Tonal Patterning," "How to Read Chinese Poetry: Diction and Structures," "How Read Chinese Fiction: Critical Approaches to Narrative," and others.

The seminar is open to fifteen graduate students and advanced undergraduates (juniors and seniors) at colleges and universities in the Midwest. For the application form, contact Anne Prescott at aprescot@illinois.edu. The application deadline is May 3, 2010.

Out-of-town participants will receive two nights’ lodging, and 2 lunches will be provided for all participants. Participants will pay for travel costs and some meals. A $30 registration fee is required at the time of application.

The Illinois/Indiana (IL/IN) East Asia National Resource Center is a partnership between the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the East Asian Studies Center at Indiana University. This seminar is funded by a US Department of Education Title VI Grant.

For more information and an application, please contact: Anne Prescott, Associate Director, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, 217-244-4601; aprescot@illinois.edu

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US-China Media Symposium, Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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2010 US-China Media Symposium
New Media, Advertising and Market Development
2010 中美媒体行业研讨会

Time and Date: 9:00AM -12:30PM, April 13, 2010
Location: The Colloquium Room, 6th floor, Ross Building, Ross School of Business
Address: 701 Tappan St., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
Features:9:00AM-9:30AM, Breakfast Refreshments
Prize drawing during the sessions

Keynote Speakers
凌平 (Ling Ping)
Chief Editor of “Advertising Pointer”, Film Producer and Advisory Member of CCTV

刘震 (Liu Zhen)
CEO, Beijing Glory Manna Corp. (The top 10 advertising agent for CCTV in 2009-2010)

Hairong Li
Professor of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University; Co-chair of the American Academy of Advertising 2009 Asia-Pacific Conference

Louisa Ha
Professor and Interim Chair Department of Telecommunications School of Media and Communication, Bowling Green State University; Associate Editor, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly.

Participating Chinese organizations
湖南卫视(Hunan Satellite Television)|广告导报(Advertising Pointer)|智慧工场广告(Geneway Group) |光耀天润集团(Glory Manna Group)|上海中视 (Shanghai CTV)|江西卫视(Jiangxi Television)|江西日报(Jiangxi Daily)|湖南广电集团(Hunan Broadcasting & Television Group)

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The Phoenix Network |凤凰网全程报道 !!

Event Description
The 2010 US-China Symposium will bring the entrepreneurs and expertise of leading businesses in China from the media and advertising industries to the University of Michigan and facilitate an exchange and communication for media practitioners, scholars and entrepreneurs in both China and the US. This event will facilitate a mutual learning of how media groups works for advertising and market development in two countries. About ten top television networks, publishing groups, advertising companies and business enterprises will come to this event. The symposium, with the focus on new media, advertising and market development, will includes keynote speeches on US and China new media given by speakers from both the US and China.

Please click on the flier to learn more about the event and to register.

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November 25, 2009

Forum for American/Chinese Exchange at Stanford (FACES) 2010 Conference

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September 18, 2009

Twenty-First Century Urbanization: Social Science Perspectives on China's Urban Transformation

Conference Schedule
Updated September 29, 2009

Welcome: 9:00am-9:15am
Welcome by Mary Gallagher, Director of the U-M Center for Chinese Studies
Henderson Room ▪ 4th floor ▪ Michigan League

SESSION I: 9:15am-10:45am
Kam Wing Chan, University of Washington
Fundamentals of China's Urbanization and Policy
Michelle Huang, National Taiwan University
How Clusters of Chinese Cities Become Massive Regional Units

Discussants: Elizabeth Perry, Harvard University,
Ravi Sundaram, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, and Visiting Professor, U-M

15 minute break

SESSION II: 11-12:30

Xuefei Ren, Michigan State University
The Chinese Urban Future: Lessons from China's Megacities
Robert Adams, University of Michigan
Extreme Urban Euphoria: Architecture in the Compression of Developmental Time

Discussants: Martin Murray, University of Michigan,
Jeffrey Wasserstrom, University of California, Irvine

Noon Break: 12:30-1:45

SESSION III: 1:45-3:15

Li Zhang, UC Davis
Patterns of Urban Sprawl and Emerging Spatialization of Class: The Real Estate Boom and Housing Reform in Kunming
Yue Zhang, University of Illinois at Chicago
The Politics of Urban Preservation in Beijing
Siming Li, Hong Kong Baptist University
Economic Integration between Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta at a Crossroads: Mega-Urban Development under One Country, Two Systems

Discussants: Shivi Sivaramakrishnan, Yale University
Yuhua Wang, University of Michigan

15 minute break

SESSION IV: 3:30-4:30

Albert Park, Oxford University
Chinese Labor Markets, Rural Migration and the Informalization of Labor Markets
Scott Rozelle, Stanford University
Rural Migrants’ Educational Opportunities in Urban Areas

Discussant: Mary Gallagher, University of Michigan
Lijing Yang, University of Michigan

Wrap-up Roundtable: 4:30-5:15

Chair: Jeff Wasserstrom, UC Irvine
Panelists: Li Tiangang, Fudan University; Nguyen Thu Giang, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Hanoi; Meredith Weiss, SUNY, Albany; Gilbert Rozman, Princeton University

Wrap up Discussion: 5:15pm-6:00pm - Where to go from here:

Chaired by Mary Gallagher, Director of the U-M Center for Chinese Studies

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February 16, 2009

Conference - Comparative Early Modernities

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February 05, 2009

19th Annual Asia Business Conference at the Ross School of Business - China Line-up

Please click on China-panel flyer or conference poster for more information.

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December 04, 2008

Tenth China Synergy Program

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Fourth WCILCOS International Conference on Chinese Overseas Studies, Guangzhou, China, May 9-11, 2009

Conference: 4th World Confederation of Institutes and Libraries for Chinese Overseas Studies (WCILCOS) International Conference, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China, May 9-11, 2009

Theme: Interaction and Innovation: Multidimensional Perspectives in Chinese Overseas Studies

Languages: Chinese, English

Date: May 9 - 11, 2009

Venue: Jinan University, Guangzhou, China

Co-sponsors: Jinan University, Ohio University

Organizers: Academy of Overseas Chinese Studies in Jinan University, Jinan University Libraries, Ohio University Libraries

It is our pleasure to announce that the 4th WCILCOS International Conference on Chinese Overseas Studies will be held in Jinan University in Guangzhou, China, from May 9 to May 11 2009.

It has been the aim of the World Confederation of Institutes and Libraries in Chinese Overseas Studies (WCILCOS) to promote the nexus between research and documentation and greater interaction between scholars, librarians, and archivists working on the Chinese overseas in different parts of the world. As such, this conference is open to all, and seeks to bring together librarians, archivists, institutes, collectors, scholars, students, and researchers in the field. The first three conferences had been held in the United States (2000), Hong Kong (2003), and Singapore (2005) respectively. This is the first in the series to be held in China.

For the participants and themes in our past conferences, please go to:



Below are some suggested themes and topics. Interested presenters are more than welcome to propose their own topics.

For a more complete list of Research and Documentation themes, please see
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We strongly encourage interested participants to form their own panels.
For those interested,

please go to the website or write to koh@ohio.edu for the panel proposal forms.

Research Themes (selected)

China and the Chinese Overseas; Homelands, Memory, Genealogies; Migration; Business, Trade and Entrepreneurship; Food; Education; Language; Religions Gender; Media; Nation and Ethnicity; Chinatowns; Social Organizations; Chinese Overseas and the Cold War; International relations and the Chinese Overseas etc

Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Themes (Selected)

Specialized Primary Sources; Genealogies; Major Repositories and Collections; Collection Development; Digitizing Projects; Database-building; Documenting the Internet and non-print media; Indexing, Cataloging Issues; Access to Collections; Public Outreach; Exhibitions; Museums

CONFERENCE WEBSITE (English) (Simplified Chinese)

Abstract forms:

Registration forms:


For more information on the organizing bodies, please see the following



Dr. Shao You-Bao Overseas Chinese Documentation Center:
Jinan University Libraries

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at our conference.

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December 02, 2008

International Student Conference on US-China Relations

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October 02, 2008

China Plural: Local Identity, Contesting Visions, and Constructing Nation (October 17-18, 2008) at The Ohio State University

This conference is to communicate, elaborate, and expand an interdisciplinary discourse on a multifaceted view on China. Since the 1990s as an emerging world power beyond the East Asian region, China has been one of the most speculated, researched, and analyzed topics in academia, mass media, and policy debates in the United States. However, the majority of studies and analysis on the topic have been framed within a simulacrum of China based on the imagined homogeneity of its history, people, and culture. This monolithic image, an awakened dragon to the call of the global capitalism, has shaped not only the studies of China, but also dominated the policy debates and public imagination of China in this country. By convening scholars working on local, linguistic, and cultural diversity of China, this conference will highlight the heterogeneous and dynamic inner workings of China, and examine the representation, construction, and reproduction of "a homogeneous China" both inside and outside its national boundary.

This October conference will consist of three panels focusing on local identity, contesting visions, and constructing nation in China. Each panel will have three presenters and one discussant. The local identity panel will focus on the development of regional networks and identities in different parts of China during various time periods. The contesting visions panel will study the emergence of increasing economic, political, and social stratification among residents of China, and analyze its implications for the future unfolding of Chinese society. The constructing nation panel will analyze how the notion of “One China? has been produced and circulated both in academic and public sphere throughout history and explore the construction of Chinese nationalism based on the notion of homogeneous “Han? minzu. A discussant in each panel will provide a comparative perspective on the papers presented and suggest a possibility and direction of a further collaborated research in the future.

Dr. Dru Gladney, the author of “Dislocating China (Chicago UP: 2006) and president of the Pacific Basin Institute, will be a keynote speaker for the event and other leading scholars in history, anthropology, and literature will participate in the conference. As an end product of the conference, the organizer and East Asian Studies Center of OSU plan to publish either an edited volume on "Multi-China: the Past, Present, and Future (tentative title)" or a special guest-edited issue of the leading journal, Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, based on the presented papers, discussion, and follow-up communications.

This two-day conference aims to provide a combination of formal panel discussion and informal exchange of ideas among the participants and the audience. Unlike a large scale event, this conference will provide more intimate yet innovating venue for twelve to fifteen participants to engage in a scholarly conversation over the weekend. For this purpose, the organizer will also host two exclusive dinners for the participants in locally renowned restaurants where they can exchange personal experiences and preliminary research projects in a friendly and casual setting. The organizer hopes that the conference will not only provide a timely opportunity to underline multi-dimensional aspects of China, but also offer a juncture where scholars of China can share their visions and advance further collaborations in the future.

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September 23, 2008

19th Annual UM Asia Business Conference

Asia: Globalization and Transformation

Location: Stephen M. Ross School of Business
Date: February 6th and 7th, 2009

The 2009 Conference will feature more than 25 speakers from Asia and the United States and usually attracts nearly 600 business leaders, students, faculty and others interested in learning more about Asia.

The program will include regional panels on China, India, Japan, Korea and ASEAN, as well as functional panels on Finance, Energy, Environment, Technology, and Healthcare.

Past conferences have featured speakers from multinational corporation such as, Johnson & Johnson, Mitsubishi Motors, General Motors, Shell, Nike, Satyam, Northwest Airlines, Bear Stearns, Morgan Stanley, Dow Chemical, Baxter Healthcare, and Pfizer.

Prominent government officials such as the ASEAN Secretary General, the Singapore Ambassador to the United Nations, the Finance Minister of India, Finance Minister of Thailand, and the United Nations Assistant Secretary General for Economic Development have given keynote addresses.

Please refer to the 2008 Asia Business Converence (prior year's) website at www.rossabc.org to get an understanding of the conference format.

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September 16, 2008

MPSA Conference, April 2-5, 2009, Chicago. Proposal Deadline is October 10, 2008.

Ask your favorite political scientist what the biggest political science conference is, and she'll tell you it's the American Political Science Association. Ask her what the best political science conference is and she'll tell you it's the Midwest Political Science Association meeting, held every April in the beautiful Palmer House in Chicago.

(Keep reading even if you're not a political scientist.)

The Midwest Political Science Association, like most academic associations, charges higher conference registration rates for nonmembers than to members. Hoping to continue to increase attendance by people outside of political science and related fields at its annual meeting, the Association will begin charging registrants who 1) have academic appointments outside of political science or related fields (policy, public administration and political economy) and 2) do not have a PhD in political science or the same related fields, conference registration rates equal to member registration rates.

In addition, the Association grants, on request, a substantial number of conference registration waivers for first time participants who are outside the discipline.

The call for papers for the 2009 meeting, due October 10, is at http://www.mpsanet.org/~mpsa/index.html.

Hope to see you in Chicago.


Jeff Segal, President
Midwest Political Science Association
320 W 8th Street, #218
Bloomington, IN 47404

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September 15, 2008

Transformations: Researching Asia

York Centre for Asian Research Graduate Student Conference
York University, Toronto, Canada. September 26-27, 2008

Keynote speaker: Dr. Rey Chow (Brown University)
Film as Heterolingual Address: Some Remarks about Studying Asia in Postwar North America
5 PM, Friday, Sept. 26 at Price Family Cinema, Accolade East Building

York Center for Asian Research hosts the first International Graduate Student Conference on Asian Studies. Students from 16 universities in Canada, United States, Asia and Europe will present their on-going research projects in various fields such as politics of representations, gender and modernity, colonialism, globalization and regionalism, the arts of resistance, and education across Asia and the Asian Diasporas. Topics will be discussed in historical and theoretical contexts as a way of understanding the dynamics of social and cultural transformations in Asia and beyond. This multi-disciplinary conference will be a stimulating channel for scholars and academic communities from around the world to share knowledge and methodologies in researching Asia.

Dr. Rey Chow, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities at Brown University, will deliver the keynote speech entitled "Film as Heterolingual Address: Some Remarks about Studying Asia in Postwar North America." This talk will explore some of the possibilities of Asian Studies in a global context in which the United States has been occupying the status of super power. Among the issues it will discuss are the utopian notion of the heterolingual address, the legacy of war, mourning, and the ways of engaging with the specifics of film language.

This conference is sponsored by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Canada), Office of the Vice-President Research and Innovation at York University, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Department of Film Norman Jewison Series, Graduate Program in Geography, Graduate Program in Women’s Studies, Graduate Program in Social and Political Thought, and York Centre for Asian Research.

All are welcome to attend.

Please visit the conference website at http://www.yorku.ca/ycar/Events/graduate_conference.html or email: transformationsasiaconference@gmail.com for further information
Registration for the conference is free. To register, email: transformationsasiaconference@gmail.com with subject line “Conference Registration?, please indicate your institutional affiliation in the email.

Transformations: Researching Asia * www.yorku.ca/ycar/Events/graduate_conference.html

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September 09, 2008

Higher Education Forum Announcement and Last Call for Papers

September 15, 2008 is the submission deadline of upcoming International Conferences, e-CASE 2009 (e-Commerce, e-Administration, e-Society, and e-Education) (http://e-case.org/2009) and e-Technology 2009 (http://e-case.org/etech2009).

Meanwhile an International Forum, “Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific: Challenges for the future?, will be held during the conference. The topics include “Changes in International Education Market?, “Opportunities for Asia-Pacific Higher Education?, “Forming an Asia-Pacific University Consortium?, and many more. If you are interested in attending this forum or making a ten-minute speech or announcement at this international forum, please contact Dr. Chian-Son Yu via csyu@mail.usc.edu.tw.

If you are interested in organizing a special session, please contact Dr. Chien-Kuo Li via ckli@mail.usc.edu.tw. Amongst all of those submitted to these conferences, three papers will be selected to earn the Best Paper Award with a cash award of $500 USD, and around 8%-10% of the papers will be awarded as distinguished papers. Authors of the top 10%-20% of the papers presented at the conference will be invited to submit their papers for possible publications to one of the following journals: Emerging Markets Finance and Trade (an SSCI journal), International Journal of Business and Information (IJBI), and International Journal of Cyber Society and Education (IJCSE).

Look forward to seeing you in Singapore,

Conference Chairs
E. J. Ourso Professor Edward Watson
Louisiana State University (USA)

Professor Haruhisa Yamaguchi
Okayama University (Japan)

Professor Wenchang Fang
National Taipei University (Taiwan)

Professor Lutz M. Kolbe
University of Goettingen (Germany)

Local Committee Chair
Professor Hian Chye Koh
SIM University (Singapore)

Local Program Chair
Professor Yekta Mustafa
SIM University (Singapore)

International Committee Chair
Professor Kwei Tang
Purdue University (USA)

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Second Congress of the Asia-Pacific Council on Contraception (APCOC)

Deadline for the Submission of Abstracts: September 15, 2008

The Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel, Macau, China, December 4-6, 2008
50 abstract submitters will be awarded hotel accommodation and complimentary registration

Please submit your abstracts via the Congress website at http://www.comtecmed.com/apcoc/2008/abstracts.aspx no later than
September 15, 2008


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