ANU Humanities Research Center–call for applications

Dear Colleagues,

Please consider applying to the 2020 Visiting Fellowship Program at the ANU Humanities Research Centre.

I had a great experience there in the summer of 2017 and would highly recommend anyone in the modern China field interested in connecting with humanities scholars worldwide to apply.

Warm regards,
Liang Luo

Call for Applications: 2020 Visiting Fellowship Program, ANU Humanities Research Centre

Greetings,

I write to you as a former or current Visiting Fellow of the HRC to ask for your help circulating the call for applications for our 2020 Visiting Fellowships to anyone you know who may be interested in the opportunity.

The theme for 2019 which will be addressed in the application is ‘Liberalism(s)’. (More information on the theme can be found here.)

We are seeking scholars interested in engaging with this topic from all disciplines, all regions, and all career stages. Attached can be found (1) a copy of the application form, and (2) the guidelines for the application, with information about the process. These documents can also be found on the HRC’s Visiting Fellowships webpage.

Please feel free to target scholars you know will be interested and to circulate the information widely throughout your networks. Applications close on 31 May.

All the best,

Will

Professor Will Christie, BA (Syd), DPhil (Oxf), FAHA Continue reading

Sydney China Visitors Program reminder

Call for Applications: 2020 Sydney China Visitors Program
The University of Sydney invites applications for the prestigious Sydney China Visitors program.

This is a friendly reminder that the University of Sydney’s 2020 Sydney China Visitors Program will close for applications on Friday 3 May 2019.

The 2018 and 2019 programme have been very successful, and we are keen that this opportunity for 2020 reaches out to as many colleagues internationally as possible, so we would be grateful if you could circulate this to your networks.

The Sydney China Visitors program offers two types of fellowship:

  • Sydney China Distinguished Fellowship will host senior scholars specialising in modern and contemporary Chinese literature, culture or translation studies.
  • Sydney China Fellowship will host scholars at any stage of their career specialising in any field, historical or contemporary, related broadly to China or the Chinese world (including, for example, Hong Kong, Taiwan, overseas Chinese, ‘minorities’, as well as comparative or global perspectives).

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Postdoc in Chinese Performance Cultures

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Chinese Performance Cultures

The East Asian Languages and Cultures and Performing Arts Departments at Washington University in St. Louis seek to fill a post-doctoral appointment to begin in the 2019-20 academic year in the field of Chinese performance cultures, including the Republic of China in Taiwan, People’s Republic of China, and the Chinese diaspora.  We are particularly interested in scholars who have training in the history and practice of dance, drama, and/or film.The responsibilities of this appointment include teaching a two-semester freshman seminar in our Ampersand program (which includes a trip to Taiwan), as well as a third course related to the candidate’s research.

Applicants should send a letter of interest describing their scholarly qualifications and research goals for the postdoctoral period; current curriculum vitae; a published article or dissertation chapter; a documented record of teaching evaluations; and three (3) letters of recommendation.

Washington University especially encourages applications from women, members of ethnic minority groups, and disabled individuals. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States and have received the doctorate after July 1, 2014 and before July 1, 2019.  Applications should be emailed to Professor Lingchei Letty Chen, Chair, EALC-PAD Search Committee, llchen@wustl.edu. The committee will review applications until the position is filled, but priority will be given to those received by May 10, 2019. Continue reading

Sydney China Visitors Program

Call for Applications: 2020 Sydney China Visitors Program
The University of Sydney invites applications for the prestigious Sydney China Visitors program.

The Sydney China Visitors program offers two types of fellowship:

  • Sydney China Distinguished Fellowship will host senior scholars specialising in modern and contemporary Chinese literature, culture or translation studies.
  • Sydney China Fellowship will host scholars at any stage of their career specialising in any field, historical or contemporary, related broadly to China or the Chinese world (including, for example, Hong Kong, Taiwan, overseas Chinese, ‘minorities’, as well as comparative or global perspectives).

Fellowship recipients, from any University or research organisation in the world, will carry out their research in Sydney for 4–12 weeks, between February and November 2020, collaborating with academic members at the University’s Department of Chinese Studies and China Studies Centre.

This generous fellowship will provide visiting fellows with return airfare, a stipend, office space and library borrowing privileges, as well as access to University facilities and events.

How to apply

This program is an initiative of the University of Sydney’s Department of Chinese Studies and China Studies Centre. For more information and to apply, please visit the program page and submit your online application by 11.59pm (AEST) on Friday 3 May 2019.

Enquiries

All questions concerning the program should be addressed to the China Studies Centre at chinastudies.centre@sydney.edu.au.

Posted by: Wen Chen <wen.chen@sydney.edu.au>

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool phd opportunities

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University—Humanities and Social Sciences PhD Opportunities

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a research-led international University, jointly founded by Xi’an Jiaotong University in China and the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom.

The University is now offering 5 PhD scholarships at our Humanities and Social Sciences cluster, and we welcome applications from high calibre candidates interested in pursuing a research degree in the areas listed below:

China Studies: Chinese society, Chinese politics and economy, Chinese history, literature and culture.

English: Linguistics, Literature, Translation and interpreting studies

Media, Film and TV arts: Digital/New media, Film, television and visual culture, Journalism, Media and Communication, Media and Culture. Continue reading

Contemporary Chinese theatre essay competition

ESSAY COMPETITION: Contemporary Chinese Theatre
CRITICAL REFLECTIONS ON CONTEMPORARY CHINESE THEATRE:

A Competition

The Chinese section of the International Association of Theatre Critics (IATC-China) announces an international contest for a text related to contemporary Chinese theatre – a theatre or performance review, a feature article on a theatre phenomenon, or an academic essay exploring an aspect of the subject matter. To be eligible, the piece must have been published in the English language during the last three years—that is, between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2018.

Reviews should be between 1500 and 2500 words, and features and academic essays between 3500 and 6500 words.

Along with the articles, the authors are expected to provide a PDF or a photo copy of the publication where the articles were published. Continue reading

Transnational Postsocialist Media Networks postdoc

Call for applications // Postdoctoral Fellowship:
TRANSNATIONAL POSTSOCIALIST MEDIA NETWORKS

>applications due September/1/2018
>fellowship begins January/1/2019
Concordia University (Montréal, Canada)
Supervisors: Dr. Joshua Neves and Dr. Masha Salazkina

We invite applications for a postdoctoral fellow of film and media whose research focuses on the relationship – either in comparative or transnational terms – between the former Communist bloc and the Global South. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to enter into dialogue with the research projects already underway in the department of Cinema under the auspices of the Global Emergent Media Lab (Gem Lab) and the CURC in Transnational Media Arts and Cultures with the goal of interrogating the shifting theoretical questions about the Cold War, colonialism and their legacies and developing a shared conceptual model for describing and assessing these geopolitical flows either from a historical or contemporary perspective.

Apply here:
http://www.concordia.ca/sgs/postdoctoral-fellows/funding/horizon/descriptions/5003.html

For more information please contact:

Joshua Neves: joshua.neves@concordia.ca
Masha Salazkina: masha.salazkina@concordia.ca

Uni Göttingen fellowship

Post- or Pre-Doctoral Research and Teaching Fellow

Institution: Sociology Institute and Center for Modern East Asian Studies (CeMEAS) (ID 13554) Contact Person: Prof. Sarah Eaton

The Sociology Institute and Center for Modern East Asian Studies (CeMEAS) at the Georg-August-University Göttingen are seeking to fill an open three-year position connected to chair of the Professor of Modern Chinese Society and Economy (Sarah Eaton). The earliest possible start date for this full-time position (currently 39.8 hours/week) is 01.08.2018. This position will be remunerated at the salary group 13 TV-L level.

The successful candidate will be actively involved in research, teaching and administrative duties at the university. Applications are welcome from candidates with training in Politics, Sociology or Economics and a strong regional focus on contemporary China. Applications from degree-holders in East Asian or Chinese Studies/Sinology are also encouraged. The position is open to both post-doctoral applicants and doctoral students. The successful applicant must have excellent organizational skills and research abilities. A thorough grounding in the study of Chinese economy and/or politics, fluency in English and German as well as relevant language skills in Chinese is also expected. Prior teaching experience as well a record of publications is also desired. Continue reading

Banting doctoral fellowship

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship – Seeking Applicants

I am seeking potential applicants for the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship, a two-year grant with a $70,000 CAD per year stipend (healthcare included in Canada). The Banting Fellowship is the most prestigious postdoctoral award in Canada. Both Canadians and non-Canadians are eligible. Residency would be at the University of Alberta for two years. Potential candidates must be outstanding scholars who have obtained the PhD between September 15, 2015 and Fall, 2018. My topic priorities for consideration of candidates are as follows, in rank order:

  • Contemporary Chinese Poetry
  • Sinophone Literature
  • Anthropological Approaches to Chinese Literature and/or Cinema

Final selection is highly competitive, and I am thus seeking truly outstanding candidates for the competition. Please contact me directly by email if you are interested in this possibility: Christopher Lupke, Chair, East Asian Studies, University of Alberta

Christopher Lupke <lupke@ualberta.ca>

Sydney China Visitors Program

Open for applications: Sydney China Visitors Program

The University of Sydney invites applications for the prestigious Sydney China Visitors program.

The Sydney China Visitors program offers two types of fellowship:

  • Sydney China Distinguished Fellowship will host senior scholars specialising in Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature, Culture or Translation Studies.
  • Sydney China Fellowship will host mid-career scholars specialising in any field, historical or contemporary, related broadly to China or the Chinese world (including for example Hong Kong, Taiwan, overseas Chinese, “minorities”, as well as comparative or global perspectives).

Fellowship recipients, from any University or research organisation in the world, will carry out their research at the University of Sydney for 4 to 12 weeks, collaborating with academic members at the University’s Department of Chinese Studies and China Studies Centre. Continue reading

Khan Award for Asian/Asian American folklore

The Transnational Asia/Pacific Section of the American Folklore Society (AFS) is proud to present the Saboohi I. Khan Award for Student Scholarship in Asian and Asian American Folklore.

The award aims to mentor graduate and undergraduate students and to foster and encourage scholarly research and publication on Asian and/or Asian American folklore and folklife. The $500 prize winner will be announced at the AFS annual meeting for the best student paper that contributes to Asian and/or Asian American folklore studies through research and analysis.

The co-conveners of the Transnational Asia/Pacific Section will form the selection committee, together with three additional members, including Dr. Fariha Khan, who sponsors this award. At the time of submission, the applicant must be a registered full-time graduate or undergraduate student. He or she may be enrolled in any discipline in any U.S. or international academic institution. The work must show compelling prospects for the publication of his or her scholarly work and demonstrate a dedication to research and/or teaching folklore studies. Continue reading

Politics of Reading postdocs and PhD positions

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to alert you to one Post-Doc and three PhD positions open in Freiburg (start date: June / September this year). Would you be so kind to circulate these among your students / colleagues?

As it will take a couple of days until the offer will be online on the system in Freiburg, I am pre-circulating now. Inquiries about the jobs may be addressed to me directly.

Thanks for your support and best regards,

Lena (Henningsen) <Lena.Henningsen@sinologie.uni-freiburg.de>

(1) Post-Doctoral Researcher in the ERC funded research project The Politics of Reading in the People’s Republic of China (READCHINA)

Full position, 5 years (2 + 3 years, TV-L 13); starting date: 1 June, 2018

The ERC Project “The Politics of Reading in the People’s Republic of China (READCHINA)” investigates the politics and practices of reading in the Peoples Republic of China (PRC), their interpretation and their impact on social and intellectual change. The main objective of the study is a reinvestigation of literary history and cultural policy of the PRC from the perspective of the ordinary reader. This grassroots approach means turning away from the established focus on authors and the political context. Instead, READCHINA will investigate the social conditions under which texts were read, what influences this had on the lives of individuals, on social, intellectual and literary change in China, and on the modes of production, distribution and consumption of literature. Continue reading

Hou Family Fellowship in Taiwan Studies

2018-19 Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies Hou Family Fellowship in Taiwan Studies

The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University is pleased to announce the 2018-19 competition for the Hou Family Fellowship in Taiwan Studies. The fellowship will be for a period of three to twelve months from August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019, with residency at Harvard University. One candidate who is a student at, recently graduated from, or teaching/researching at a North American institution and one from a Taiwanese institution will be accepted. Please note that the Fairbank Center is only accepting applications from North America-based scholars. A separate search committee in Taiwan will review local applications.

Applications are welcome from candidates with advanced standing in their Ph.D. programs or recent Ph.D.s (within five years at the start of the fellowship) in a relevant discipline of the humanities or social sciences focusing on Taiwan.

A strong working knowledge of English and Chinese and/or Taiwanese is required. Harvard University doctoral degree candidates and recipients are not eligible for this fellowship.

Total stipend for one year: $25,000, plus $3,000 for research support.

For program and application details, please see:

http://fairbank.fas.harvard.edu/grants/non-harvard-affiliates/#hou-family-fellowship-for-taiwan-studies

Application deadline: March 14, 2018

Posted: Nick Drake <ndrake@fas.harvard.edu>

An Wang postdocs 2018

Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies: An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowships
An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowships in Chinese Studies

The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 competition for the An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowships in Chinese Studies.  Applications are invited from scholars in any academic discipline, working on contemporary China or any period of Chinese history.  Fellows will pursue their own research and contribute to Fairbank Center programs. Priority will be given to candidates working in the humanities or social sciences.  However, applications are also welcome from scholars in other fields.  A strong working knowledge of Chinese and English is required.

The fellowship period is from August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019. Continue reading

Otago City of Lit phd scholarships

Dear colleagues,

Please find below a call for applications for the 2018 University of Otago City of Literature PhD Scholarship. I am particularly interested in attracting excellent candidates working in English, Russian, and/or Chinese on topics relating to contemporary poetry, literature and new media, and comparative and global modernism. Please circulate the details below to anyone who might be interested. Thank you.

Best wishes,

Jacob Edmond

2018 University of Otago City of Literature PhD Scholarship: call for applications

The Department of English and Linguistics invites applications for the 2018 University of Otago City of Literature PhD Scholarship.

The Department of English and Linguistics welcomes applications for PhD projects across a broad range of areas ranging from medieval to digital literature. Department strengths include New Zealand and postcolonial literature, eighteenth-century literature, Romanticism, comparative literature, global modernism, cognitive approaches to literary studies, literature and language pedagogy, linguistic approaches to literature, contemporary poetry and fiction, creative writing, Irish and Scottish studies, the history of the book, and new media literature. For more information on the department, see: http://www.otago.ac.nz/english-linguistics/index.html. Continue reading