Novelist seeks fact-checker


My name is Simon Han, a fiction writer. My first book is forthcoming at Riverhead. I’m looking for a fact-checker with knowledge about rural China (especially in Shanxi, though not absolutely necessary) in the mid to late 1940s.

If you’re interested or you know someone who might be, please reach out to me at

Thanks for your time!


Simon Han
Tulsa Artist Fellow

Academia Sinica position

Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica position
Submission Deadline: June 30, 2019

Position: Researcher (open rank Research Fellow, Associate Research Fellow, or Assistant Research Fellow)

Field: Modern history


  • Ph.D. (Taiwan or foreign). Applicants who have passed their final oral defense of doctoral dissertation are encouraged to apply.
  • Good comprehension of Chinese is required.
  • Under the applying Act, this position is not open to the People’s Republic of China citizens.

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Oberlin position

East Asian Studies, Oberlin College, 316 Peters Hall, Oberlin, OH 44074
Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese Language and Culture

The East Asian Studies Program at Oberlin College invites applications for a one-year, full-time non-continuing faculty position in Chinese Language, Culture, and Society. Appointment to this position will begin in the fall semester of the academic year 2019-2020, and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor.

The incumbent will teach a total of five courses, including at least three in Chinese language. One or two other courses, to be taught in English, will be in Chinese Studies in collaboration with the East Asian Studies Program.

Requirements include demonstrated excellence in teaching Chinese at all levels, commitment to teaching elementary Chinese, and evidence of strong scholarship and background in Chinese Studies in such fields as linguistics, film, literature, gender studies or other humanities and social science disciplines.

Among the qualifications required for appointment is the Ph.D. degree (in hand or expected by the first semester of the academic year 2019-2020). Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience at the college level is required. Native or near-native proficiency in Chinese and in English is also required.

Categories: Chinese; Cultural studies.
Review of applications will begin on April 12, 2019.

University of Hull positions

Dear colleagues,

Two permanent lecturerships in Chinese Studies are available in Hull, England:

Lecturer in Chinese Studies:

Lecturer in Chinese Studies (Teaching and Research):

Please note that the deadline is 10 Mar 2019.

Kind regards

How Wee Ng <>

West Kowloon Cultural District position

Head, Learning and Participation (Performing Arts)
Apply on or before:24/02/2019
Working Location: Kowloon (WKCDA Project Site Office)

Reporting to Artistic Director, Performing Arts, the Head, Learning and Participation (Performing Arts) will be responsible for designing and delivering a diverse and innovative roster of programmes, driving broad creative engagement and impact for the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) across a wide range of communities. The Head will oversee all Learning and Participation (L&P) programmes across WKCD, including the newly opened Xiqu Centre and Freespace to be open in 2019, as well as in local Hong Kong communities. The Head will continue developing the L&P vision and mission and lead a team to implement the strategies and programmes to deliver the vision and mission. S/ he will work collaboratively across the organisation, in particular with the artistic team heads (xiqu, dance, theatre, music and outdoor), as well as the digital, marketing and development teams in the organisation. Continue reading

Oregon lecturer position

Lecturer of Chinese Literature

The University of Oregon’s East Asian Languages and Literatures Department invites applicants for a Lecturer position in Chinese Literature to begin in fall of 2019.  The area of specialization is modern Chinese literature. The workload includes 6 courses per year, graduate student advising, and some service. Required is a PhD in Chinese literature or related field in hand by time of appointment, native or near-native fluency in English as well as Chinese, and evidence of Chinese language teaching experience.  Preference will be given to candidates who can teach both lower and upper division courses in literature and popular culture and advise PhD students. Candidates must apply online with application review to begin on 03/06/19.  Please see  for the complete position announcement and application instructions.  UO is an EO/AA/Veterans/Disability institution committed to cultural diversity.

Roy Chan 陳江北
Associate Professor, Chinese
University of Oregon

Xiqu surtitle editors and translators needed

Dear MCLC colleagues:

I’m the Artistic Director at Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District, one of the largest cultural developments in the world right now.

We’ve just opened our first major arts centre, The Xiqu Centre, and are urgently looking to expand our army of people to help us with surtitles for the Xiqu performances.

Please contact me at  if you, any of your colleagues, or any of your students have the necessary skills and are looking for freelance work.

Deadlines can be quite tight, so we need committed, professional, knowledgeable and reliable translators and editors.

With appreciation,

Alison M. Friedman 方美昂
Artistic Director, Performing Arts
West Kowloon Cultural District
T: (+852) 2200 0862

UC San Diego postdocs

UC San Diego Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows

Two combined Postdoctoral/Lecturer (50/50) positions emphasizing new directions in language learning and language instruction research in the Department of Literature at the University of California, San Diego are available beginning July 2019. Initial appointments will be for one year with the possibility of renewal contingent on performance and funding availability. We encourage applicants who can combine their primary expertise in language pedagogy, language-learning in digitally mediated environments, technology-enhanced (TE) language course design with competences in cultural studies, cognitive science, translation studies, linguistics or related fields. Ethnographic approaches to language learning and language research are also welcome. Salary and level of appointment are based on qualifications and UC pay scale. Proof of authorization to work in the U. S. will be required prior to employment (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1985).

Candidates must have the ability to contribute to important departmental foci, such as translation, the study of language through literature, and L2 pedagogy in the fields of Ancient Greek, Italian, Latin, Russian, Chinese, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) or Indigenous languages. Continue reading

Translators needed

Dear List Members,

We are looking for some more scholars to translate introductory notes and footnotes from English to Chinese. The book is on traditional Chinese literature, and it is in English. We are working on a Chinese version of the book. If you would like to contribute, for each passage, you need to help find the original Chinese text according to the original Chinese title and the English translation, and then translate the English introductory notes and footnotes into Chinese. If you are interested in the project, please contact me at for more information.

Liyan Shen

U of Manitoba history position

The University of Manitoba is hiring at the assistant professor level in Asian History. Area of specialization is open (any region, period or scholarly specialization, excluding sole focus on Modern China). The full posting is attached. The deadline for applications is January 4, 2019.

Anyone with questions about the History or Asian Studies departments at University of Manitoba, or UM more generally can contact me.

Tina Chen
History, University of Manitoba

The Department of History at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Asian History. Applications are invited from specialists in any region, period or scholarly specialization, excluding sole focus on Modern China. The person appointed would be able to teach thematic and/or nation-based courses in Asian history in her/his/their area of specialization at the undergraduate and graduate level. The successful candidate must also have a demonstrated willingness and ability to teach introductory courses. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory level courses in Asian Civilization, as well as the possibility of introductory courses in World History. Continue reading

USC Pre-Modern Studies position

Full Professor of Pre-Modern Studies

The Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, California) invites applications for a tenured position in pre-modern (pre-1500) studies. The search is at the rank of Professor, and applications from all humanities disciplines are welcome. The successful candidate will bring a distinguished record of innovative research and publication, a record of leadership in the field, and must hold a Ph.D. degree in an appropriate field of study. Experience in organizing research initiatives, institutes, or centers is preferable. We expect that the successful candidate will take a leading role in the establishment of a new center for the study of the pre-modern world.

Interested candidates should provide a letter of application and a curriculum vitae. Application materials must be combined into and uploaded as one PDF document. 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: . Applications will begin to be reviewed on January 15, but the position will remain open until filled. Inquiries may be directed to the search chair, Professor Lisa Bitel (

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.

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Wittenberg position

Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor, Languages (Chinese)
Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH;jsessionid=8EADB5D85085857269A003905763084E?JOBID=105195

About Wittenberg University:

Founded in 1845, Wittenberg is a nationally ranked, private, liberal arts college related to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and has an enrollment of about 1,800 students. Wittenberg enjoys a national reputation for excellent academic standards and is widely known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Wittenberg has an exceptional staff and award-winning faculty who share a commitment to undergraduate teaching, research, and development of students into successful global citizens. Situated on 100 acres of rolling hills in Springfield Ohio, Wittenberg is easily accessible from Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati.  For more information about the institution, please visit our web page at Continue reading

Cambridge position


The Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Cambridge seeks to appoint a University Lecturer in any field relating to Late Imperial China (Ming/Qing China). Applications from scholars working in any specialist research field in the study of Late Imperial China are invited to apply, but special consideration may be given to candidates with research and teaching interests in one or more of the following areas: art history, visuality, drama, environmental studies, material culture, religion, and literature.

The successful candidate will normally hold a PhD in China Studies or a related discipline and will have a record of, or clear potential for, outstanding research. The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Engage in high-level research, publish in their specialist field as well as seek opportunities to win external funding for that research,
  • Offer teaching and supervision on one or more of the undergraduate and postgraduate courses that are taught in the Department of East Asian Studies (including on literary Chinese) and in the School of Arts and Humanities;
  • Contribute to the growth of their specialist field and China Studies more generally;
  • Assist with running the Department’s various programmes, including by organizing seminars, conferences, and outreach and impact activities as well as by shouldering appropriate administrative burdens.

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Digital China Fellow

Digital China Fellow (Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies)

The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies is recruiting a Digital China Fellow to help lead work on our China Digital Scholarship/Digital Humanities projects. Through their own research and support for the research of other faculty and students, the Digital China Fellow will help define and implement future directions for Digital Scholarship on China at Harvard. Her/his work will be ideally divided into the following areas, although flexibility is possible, and indeed probably necessary, based on the skill set of the Fellow. Please note that this position is currently funded for two years. An extension is possible, but dependent on future potential funding sources.

  • Provide support for faculty and students using digital tools and methods to conduct research on China. This will involve delivering workshops for the Harvard community on digital research methods, holding office hours to provide assistance for faculty and students using digital tools in their work, proactively reaching out to faculty, and otherwise providing research support services. Continue reading