USC position

University of Southern California position
Assistant Professor of Contemporary Chinese Literature and Media Studies

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALC) at the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, California) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in contemporary Chinese literature and media studies. We seek a candidate who will complement a geographically diverse faculty in the department and work well across departments. The successful candidate will teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as contribute to our general education program.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant area of Chinese studies by the start of the appointment and must demonstrate research and teaching excellence. To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter that includes a statement of research and teaching interests, a writing sample, and the names of three individuals from whom letters of recommendation may be solicited.  The deadline for receipt of all application materials, including letters, is October 20, 2017.

In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/assistant-professor-of-contemporary-chinese-literature-and-media-studies/1209/5401229 . Questions can be addressed to ealcsearch@dornsife.usc.edu. Continue reading

Notre Dame position

Assistant Professor in Modern Chinese Literature and Culture — University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures invites applications for the position of assistant professor in modern (including contemporary) Chinese literature and culture, beginning August 2018. Preference will be given to candidates who can offer courses on modern literature, film, and/or popular culture. Responsibilities include teaching two undergraduate courses per semester, one of which may be a Chinese language class at the 4th Year or Advanced level, depending on program needs. Active programmatic involvement and close collaboration with our faculty to advance the Chinese language and culture program are also expected.

As an international Catholic, research university, the University of Notre Dame has made a significant commitment to furthering Asian studies, as evidenced in the founding of the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies and the opening of a new graduate School of Global Affairs, both of which are in network with our growing department of East Asian Languages and Cultures. Information about Notre Dame is available at http://www.nd.edu; information about the Program of Chinese Language and Culture and the Department can be found athttp://eastasian.nd.edu. Inquiries about the search may be directed to Professor Xiaoshan Yang, chair of the search committee, at xyang@nd.edu. Continue reading

Middlebury position

Middlebury College Assistant Professor of Chinese Position

Assistant Professor of Chinese, Middlebury College, MIDDLEBURY, VT — The Middlebury College Greenberg-Starr Department of Chinese Language and Literature invites applicants for a full-time tenure track position in Chinese literary and/or cultural studies (any historical period, any discipline) and Chinese language beginning fall 2018. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in hand or expected by August 2018, native or near-native proficiency in both Mandarin and English, and will teach, depending on the department’s needs and the qualifications of the candidate: 1) Chinese language courses at one or more levels from beginning to advanced, including courses on Chinese literature and culture taught in Chinese, and Classical Chinese; 2) courses on Chinese literature in translation; 3) courses taught in English on Chinese culture (e.g., film and television, popular culture, performance and visual art, print and material culture, internet culture, non-Han minority literature, global Sinophone literature and culture, etc.); 4) first year seminars; 5) College-wide courses such as introduction to world literature. The successful candidate will be able to innovate in the design and teaching of courses in Chinese literature and culture, dedicated to creative, effective, student-centered instruction, and enthusiastic about participation in a department with a tradition of team-work and commitment to high quality undergraduate education. Candidates should provide evidence of commitment to excellent teaching and scholarly potential. Continue reading

Translator needed in Beijing

Dear list members,

I’m a PhD student doing research on Lanzhou’s economic development as a visiting student at Tsinghua University. I need the help of a local student assistant residing in Beijing who has a familiarity with concepts of economics and is preferably a senior undergraduate or master student. S/he will help me in understanding some points in a statistical yearbook written in Chinese. I will ask some questions about the things in the yearbook which are not clear to me (basically translation of some concepts ). My budget allows me to pay 250 RMB for a half day (around 4 hours). The working period is loosely from August 3 to August 10 and can be flexibly arranged according to both parties’ schedule. Please share with the people who might be interested in. I can be contacted via email (vtekdal@gmail.com) or wechat (my id is veysit74).

Best Regards,

Veysel Tekdal <vtekdal@gmail.com>

Notre Dame position

Assistant Professor in Asian and Gender Studies — University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Asian Studies with focus on gender. The position will begin August 20, 2018; Ph.D. or equivalent degree required at the time of hire.

This position is part of the founding of the first new school at Notre Dame in nearly a century. The Keough School promotes interdisciplinary research on critical issues in global affairs, offers a master’s degree, and supports undergraduate and doctoral programs. The inaugural cohort for the two-year master’s degree will arrive in Fall 2017 and consist of 38 fully-funded students from 21 different countries. Continue reading

Birmingham City U position

Programme Leader, MA Contemporary Arts China
Birmingham City University – School of Art
Salary:£35,101 to £38,153 per annum
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed on: 19th June 2017
Closes: 9th July 2017
Job Ref: 062017-173

Faculty of Arts, Design and Media (0.8FTE)
Interview Date: Tuesday 18th July 2017    

Based on the exciting development at our Centre for Chinese Visual Arts (CCVA), in particular, the new postgraduate programme, MA Contemporary Arts China, Birmingham School of Art, is now searching for a highly motivated, dynamic and innovative individual with strong research track records in the field, teaching experience at the postgraduate level, and/or potential to join us to realise our strategic goals over the coming years. Continue reading

Chinese to English interpreter needed

Dear list members,

I am a PhD candidate doing a research entitled “Forging Development in Western China: A Case Study on Lanzhou City.” I plan to conduct interviews with experts, scholars, and business people in Lanzhou from July 7 to July 17. I need the help of an interpreter to make Chinese to English translation during interviews. Do anyone knows a suitable person in Lanzhou? Or any suggestion for an online way of finding a translator there.

Best Regards,

Veysel Tekdal <vtekdal@gmail.com>

Virginia Tibetan language and culture position

Tibetan Language and Cultural Instructor

The University of Virginia invites applications for a full-time Lecturer in Tibetan Language and Culture beginning fall 2017 with an anticipated start date of July 25th.  The position is a one-year appointment and will be hosted in either The Department of East Asian Languages, Literatures and Cultures or The Department of Religious Studies.

We seek a strong language instructor, to teach during the academic year, with experience teaching modern spoken and written Tibetan, as well as classical Tibetan.  Candidates must have native or near-native fluency in Tibetan and English, teaching experience, and have at least a Master’s degree or higher in:  Tibetan language, literature, linguistics, history, religious studies, art history, applied linguistics, second/foreign language acquisition or other related field. Comparable education or teaching experience can be offered instead of a Master’s degree. They must also be comfortable teaching undergraduates in subjects relating to Tibetan culture. Continue reading

NTU translation/interpretation positions

The Graduate Program in Translation and Interpretation (GPTI) at National Taiwan University (NTU) announces two full-time faculty positions. Initial appointment will begin on August 1, 2018.  For more information, please refer to the attachment or the following website: http://gpti.ntu.edu.tw/main.php.

We would greatly appreciate it if you could share the news with your members.

Sincerely,

Graduate Program in Translation and Interpretation
National Taiwan University
No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei 106, Taiwan
Tel: +886-2-33661582
Fax: +886-2-33661708
E-mail: ntutiprogram@ntu.edu.tw

Connecticut College visiting position

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Connecticut College invites applications for a four-course visiting lecturership in Mandarin Chinese for AY 2017-2018. The successful candidate will design and teach the yearlong CHI 401-402 course sequence on Advanced Chinese independently, and co-teach CHI 201-202 Intensive Intermediate Chinese following lesson plans that will be provided for. Each course or course portion meets weekly for two 75-minute classes, for a period of 14 weeks, between August 29 and December 11, 2017 (fall), and between January 22 and May 9, 2018 (spring). CHI 401-402 enroll both pre- and post-study away students and will be operated as a dual-track course. Continue reading

National Chengchi University position

Faculty Positions Available

The Graduate Institute of Taiwanese Literature, National Chengchi University, invites applications for one teaching position.

  1. Positions available: One.
  2. The successful applicant will be expected to begin employment on February 1, 2018.

  3. Applicants should meet either of the qualifications: (1) as a holder of a Ph.D. degree, (2) as an assistant professor or a more advanced scholar.

  4. Specializations: Fields related to Taiwanese Literature.

  5. Required Application Documents (for checklist, please see attachment 2) Continue reading

Kalamazoo one-year position

Kalamazoo College seeks applications for a one-year visiting position at the Assistant Professor or Instructor level in Chinese language, literature, and culture beginning late August 2017. Area and period of specialization is open. Salary is competitive and consistent with level of experience. Teaching expectation is six courses (2-2-2, in three terms), including four Chinese language courses, ranging from beginning to advanced, and two culture courses taught in English. Continue reading

UNLV one-year position

One-Year Visiting Assistant Professor in Chinese

The Department of World Languages and Cultures at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor in Chinese. Area and period of specialization is open. Ph.D. in Chinese studies (literature, linguistics, culture, film) must be in hand by start date of August 1, 2017. Native or near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese and English is required. Teaching load is 4/4, with a mix of upper- and lower-division courses. Candidates must already be eligible for full-time employment in the United States for the 2017-2018 academic year. Continue reading

Wang Xiaobo collection published

Source: China Daily (4/28/17)
Publisher collects Wang’s works in new volume
By Xing Yi

Publisher collects Wang's works in new volume

Li Yinhe, wife of Wang Xiaobo, attends the book launch of Wang’s new collection in Beijing. [Photo provided to China Daily]

Chinese author Wang Xiaobo died 20 years ago, but his works are still popular among Chinese readers.

Beijing October Culture and Arts Publishing House released a collection of Wang’s works on April 11, his death anniversary.

About 100 people crowded a Pageone bookstore in Beijing for the book launch, including Li Yinhe, who’s Wang’s wife and a professor of gender studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

“I went to his tomb this morning, and I saw flower bundles, cigarettes and liquor laid in front of the gravestone,” says Li. Continue reading