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

AAS small grants

China and Inner Asia Council Small Grants Program
Accepting Applications

Dear AAS Members Working on China, Taiwan, and Inner Asia,

The AAS/CIAC has funds to support small grants for members working on China, Taiwan, or Inner Asia. The CIAC Small Grants program is supported by generous funding by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, as well as from independent donations from AAS members that are currently in the process of being solicited (please see the following AAS webpage, bottom, to donate: http://www.asian-studies.org/About/Donate). We are typically able to award approximately 20 – 25 CIAC Small Grants annually (and we are hoping we can garner as much in donations as we did last year to enable this number of awards).

Qualified individuals can apply for small grants up to $2,000 in a number of categories including: research travel, travel for translation projects, conference and seminar organization, specialist or regional newsletters, and website development. Travel to conferences and book subventions are explicitly excluded, unfortunately. Continue reading

Tate fellowship

Open Call
Visiting Fellowship Scheme 2018

Tate welcomes applications for the Tate Research Centre: Asia Visiting Fellowship Scheme.

This Visiting Fellowship Scheme provides scholars and curators the opportunity to realise a short-term research project in the field of modern and contemporary Asian art. Individuals engaged in the programme will be able to access information relating to works in the Tate collection and draw on the resources in Tate’s library and archive.  This is an ideal opportunity for a scholar or curator who wishes to undertake research at Tate and is keen to share their work on an international platform. The terms of the individual fellowships will be agreed after consultation with the successful applicants. However, all fellows are expected to:

  • Produce a final report summarising the research project.
  • Contribute research to one of Tate’s online publication platforms
  • Convene a seminar or lecture at Tate or at a partner organisation.

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CUHK looking for PhD students

Looking for PhD Students: Observing and Video-recording of the Use of Mobile Phone in Everyday Life

Technological developments (for example, Internet access, social media, GPS) have contributed to the emergence of new practices and new forms of sociality: new ways of interacting with people (‘shaking your phone’ on WeChat), new forms of dating (location-aware dating platforms such as MoMo, ZuiYou), new ways of user-to-user services (finding a ride through Uber or DiDi), or new ways of paying for goods (electronic money such as WeChat Pay or Alipay).

Our group is investigating these topics by observing, or even video-recording, people using technology in everyday life. We draw on ethnomethodology and conversation analysis to make visible our taken-for-granted ways of interacting with these technologies.

We are looking for students with a background in sociology, anthropology, or communication, who would be interested in studying some of these topics by doing a PhD at the Department of Sociology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).  The deadline is 30 January 2018 (for admission 2018/2019) – and 1 December 2018 (for admission 2019/2020). So if you are interested, please contact Prof. Christian Greiffenhagen (c.greiffenhagen@cuhk.edu.hk) in English or Yumei Gan (1155090095@link.cuhk.edu.hk) in Chinese. Continue reading

Michigan postdoc

Postdoctoral Fellowship Announcement
Department of Comparative Literature, University of Michigan

critical translation studies

The Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan announces a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Critical Translation Studies. The fellowship is funded by the College of Literature, Science and the Arts to provide a candidate with the opportunity to pursue independent scholarship related to translation, gain teaching experience, and engage with interdisciplinary translation initiatives across the university.

We welcome applications from scholars undertaking comparative research in histories, theories, and practices of translation, and engaging critically with current debates in the field. Projects may focus on any language or historical period, including analyses that work across different cultures and regions of the world. We encourage interdisciplinary projects in translation studies that develop innovative methods in dialogue with other fields, such as world literature; digital and visual cultures; film and media studies; postcolonial studies; critical race studies; gender studies; religious studies; philosophy; political theory; law; other core and emerging fields in the humanities (such as public humanities, medical humanities, environmental humanities). Continue reading

Hou Family Fellowships

Apply to be a Hou Family Fellow at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies

The Hou Family Fellowship for Taiwan Studies sponsors one North America-based scholar of Taiwan Studies and one Taiwan-based scholar of Taiwan Studies as visiting fellows at the Fairbank Center to pursue Taiwan related research for a term of three to twelve months from August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018.

Applications are welcome from candidates with advanced Ph.D. candidate standing or recent Ph.D.s in a relevant discipline of the humanities or social sciences focusing on Taiwan. 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. Continue reading

PhD fellowship in art, archaeology, and material culture of China

The Hulsewé-Wazniewski Foundation for the advancement of teaching and research on the archaeology, art and material culture of China at Leiden University seeks applications for a funded PhD fellowship starting September 2017. See call for applications at http://werkenbij.leidenuniv.nl/vacatures/phd-posities/17-084.html.

Posted by: Maghiel van Crevel <M.van.Crevel@hum.leidenuniv.nl>

Sydney visiting fellowships

Visiting Fellowships in Chinese Studies at the University of Sydney

The Department of Chinese Studies will have the honour of appointing one to two distinguished Visiting Fellows each year from 2017 to 2021, thanks to the acuity of vision and generosity of James Lee, a Hong Kong based University of Sydney alumnus. Located within the School of Languages and Cultures, the Department’s priorities and specializations encompass a wide spectrum of studies in literature, language, linguistics, translation, and cultures.

These fellowships are designed to support the Department’s research and teaching activities, and will allow visiting academics to spend up to six months at the University of Sydney, January–June or June–November. As a condition of the fellowship, fellows will a negotiated number of public lectures and research seminars, as well as guest lectures in undergraduate units of study. Continue reading

CCVA studentships


The Centre of Chinese Visual Arts (CCVA) at Birmingham City University is pleased to announce the availability of a number of studentships for its new Masters programme Contemporary Arts China 2017/18 entry.

The studentships will cover full-time fees for home and EU students, who have the ambition to continue their studies to PhD study and have outstanding potential within their field.

This unique, specialist course has been designed to provide expert knowledge in a thriving interdisciplinary research environment that facilitates original, thought-provoking research in an expanding field. It seeks to bring together artists, curators, designers, researchers and practitioners who want to pursue an international career in the arts and/or research. Continue reading

Tate Research Centre funding opportunities

Deadline: 17 February

Tate welcomes applications for the Tate Research Centre: Asia Visiting Fellowship Scheme. 

This Visiting Fellowship Scheme provides scholars and curators the opportunity to realise a short-term research project in the field of modern and contemporary Asian art. Individuals engaged in the programme will be able to access information relating to works in the Tate collection and draw on the resources in Tate’s library and archive.  This is an ideal opportunity for a scholar or curator who wishes to undertake research at Tate and is keen to share their work on an international platform.  Continue reading

Fully-funded MA Program at Shanghai Theater Academy

From: SUN Shaoyi <shaoyis@gmail.com>

MA Program in Intercultural Communication Studies, Shanghai Theatre Academy (STA)


STA’s bilingual (Chinese and English) MA program in Intercultural Communication Studies now recruits excellent students with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from top international and Chinese universities. This two-year English-taught program includes the required first year full-time residency and an optional second year residency for project-based internships. All students in residency are sponsored by STA with scholarships (tuition, accommodation, and stipend). After the first year, when the course work is completed, students can choose where to live and intern when they write their MA theses. Duration of study for the MA degree could be extended to maximum of four years. MA theses can be written in Chinese or English. Previous knowledge of Chinese is preferred, but not a MUST for this program. Continue reading

Free Summer School at Shanghai Theater Academy

From: Shaoyi SUN <shaoyis@gmail.com>
Free Summer School at Shanghai Theater Academy, 2017

Brief introduction:
The students will study three courses: Chinese opera, Chinese culture, Chinese language. The main course is the traditional Chinese opera, which is composed of the learning of Chinese opera steps and movements, water sleeve routines, spear and sword routines, and selected scene work. Chinese culture and language are supporting courses for students to better understand the essence of traditional Chinese culture. During the program, the students will have the opportunity to see traditional Chinese opera shows and take field trips. Continue reading

An Wang postdocs reminder

Reminder: An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowships deadline Jan. 30
Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies: An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 competition for the An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowships in Chinese Studies. Research topics may cover any period of Chinese history or contemporary China and involve any academic discipline. A strong working knowledge of Chinese and English is required. Each fellow will be expected to pursue his or her own research and contribute to Fairbank Center programs. Priority will be given to candidates working in the fields of a) Environmental Humanities/Social Sciences or b) Digital Humanities/Social Sciences; however, applications are also welcome from scholars in other fields.

The fellowship period is from August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018. Continue reading

Revolutions in Historical Perspective–call for applications

We would love to have some strong applications from the world of Chinese studies for this program at Ohio State University. Please consider applying for either the “Seminar” or “Fellowship” part of the program.–Kirk

You say you want a Revolution?  Revolutions in Historical Perspective
2017-2019 Program
chr-image-2The OSU Center for Historical Research will present a two-year program (2017-2019) devoted to a broad exploration of the theme of “Revolutions.” From the ancient world to the Arab Spring, revolutions have shaped human experience in profound ways. Our two-year program is  organized around four broad topics: categories of revolutions; origins of revolutions; the processes and experience of revolutions; and outcomes of revolutions. It will feature a series of seminars, workshops, and lectures by leading scholars from the U.S. and abroad who will explore fundamental questions about the nature of revolutions across time. Continue reading

Sussex phd scholarships

Dear all,

The University of Sussex (UK) has 10 awards now open to Chinese nationals interested in studying PhDs at the university in any subject, or attending as visiting scholars. These awards cover full fees and maintenance for three years (PhD) or twelve months (visiting scholars). For more details, please see the link below:


Please feel free to circulate to any students or scholars for whom this may be of interest. In the Department of Media and Film we’d be particularly interested in students or scholars in the areas of Film Studies, Media Studies, Cultural Studies, and Media Practice (i.e. production). More about us here: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/mfm/ .


Luke Robinson <lahrobinson@mac.com>