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

Made in China summer school 2018

Dear Colleagues,

We are excited to announce the 2018 Made in China Summer School—’Chinese Labourscapes: Transregional Perspectives on Work and Rights’—which will be held in Florence, Italy, from 9 to 13 July.

This event will bring together leading scholars from all over the world for a series of presentations and discussions with students, trade unionists, and NGO activists. For an outline of the initiative and a list of confirmed speakers, please refer to this webpage.

Up to 30 participants will be admitted and applications can be submitted until 25 March through this online form.

No enrolment fee will be required to attend the Summer School, but participants will have to pay for their own transport, food, and accommodation. We have reserved rooms at the Summer School venue, and will be available to assist with all necessary booking arrangements. Additionally, up to four scholarships will be awarded to students to fully cover accommodation expenses.

If you have further inquiries, please contact us at

We hope you will help us circulate this announcement.

Best regards,

Ivan Franceshini ( and Nicholas Loubere

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

Pursuing a Career in Chinese Art in the UK–cfp

Call for participation for “Pursuing a career in Chinese art in the UK”
An event co-organised by BPCS and MEAA
October 3rd 2017, 12:30-17:00 in Bath

This event is aimed at postgraduate students and early career academics interested in Chinese art, whether as a career or as a source for their research. As the sectors of Chinese art higher education and art market are evolving fast in the UK, this event invites participants to reflect on and prepare for a career related to the arts of China.

Event schedule:

1) Visit of the MEAA (Museum of East Asian Arts, Bath) in small groups: an occasion to network among each other. (Free for selected participants. For general public, included in the talks’ fees if booked in advance, entrance only valid on the same day.) Continue reading

Tate new media art histories in Asia doctoral funding


The Courtauld Institute of Art and Tate Research Centre: Asia invite applications for a fully funded AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Award, starting in September 2017 for a period of three years.

The award will enable the student to pursue doctoral research in Art History while gaining first-hand experience of work within a museum setting. The successful applicant will receive their degree from The Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London.The supervisors are: Dr Wenny Teo (The Courtauld Institute of Art) and Dr Sook-Kyung Lee (Tate Research Centre: Asia).

Application deadline: 17.00 GMT, 16 July 2017

Project Pengyou 2017

Fall 2017 Project Pengyou Fellowship Opportunity for American & Chinese Students Interested in US-China Exchange

Dear Friends,

I’m pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our Project Pengyou Leadership Fellows Program at Harvard University on September 15-18, 2017.

Current students at a U.S. high school, university or community college who have lived or studied in both the U.S. and China are encouraged to apply! (

Fellows will be invited to participate in an intensive four-day Leadership Summit at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA to meet other like-minded young leaders, build unique community organizing skills and learn about cross-cultural leadership in the US-China context. With support from the Ford Foundation, Project Pengyou will cover lodging, food and training costs at Harvard University for all Fellows. A number of travel stipends will also be provided. Continue reading

Literary Translation in Practice 2017

Literary Translation in Practice 26th – 30th June 2017, City University London

Are you a practising professional or a newcomer to the art of translation? Develop your translation skills under the guidance of top professionals at a central London campus. An immersion course in literary translation into English across genres – including selections from fiction. poetry, history, essays, journalism, travel and academic writing – taught by leading literary translators and senior academics, with plenty of opportunities for networking.

• Arabic – Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp
• Chinese – Nicky Harman
• French – Trista Selous and Frank Wynne
• German – Shaun Whiteside
• Italian – Howard Curtis
• Japanese-Angus Turvill
• Polish – Antonia Lloyd-Jones
• Portuguese – Daniel Hahn
• Russian – Robert Chandler
• Spanish – Peter Bush
• Swedish – Kevin Halliwell 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

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Social Change in China summer school

The Department of China Studies of Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University invites students of all nationalities to the China Studies Summer School in “Social Change in China”.

The summer school runs from Saturday 1 to Saturday 29 July 2017 and will take the students to Xi’an, Chengdu and Hangzhou, as well as introducing them to Suzhou, the home of XJTLU.


This course is concerned with the major changes undergone by Chinese society since the beginning of reform and openness strategy in 1978. Placing these changes in historical perspective, it focuses on three broad topics, each of which is considered in depth: social classes; regional diversity; equality. All three are set in the historical context of China’s emergence as a growing international economic and political force. This course bring students to historical sites in Suzhou, Hangzhou, Xi’an and Chengdu. Work on the three broad topics will follow a similar pattern, comprising lectures, discussion groups, site explorations and practical projects. Continue reading

Stephen Song translation studies awards 2016-17

Stephen C. Soong Translation Studies Memorial Awards (2016–2017)
I. Call for Entries
RCT invites Chinese scholars or research students in mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau or overseas regions to participate the 19th Stephen C. Soong Translation Studies Memorial Awards (2016–2017). General regulations are as follows:
II. General regulations
(i) All Chinese scholars or research students affiliated to higher education/research institutes in mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau or overseas regions are eligible to apply.
(ii) Submitted articles must be written in either Chinese or English and published in a refereed journal within the calendar year 2016. Each candidate can enter up to two articles for the Awards. The publication date, title and volume/number of the journal in which the article(s) appeared must be provided.
(iii) Up to three articles are selected as winners each year. A certificate and a cheque of HK$3,000 will be awarded for each winning entry.
(iv) The adjudication committee, which consists of renowned scholars in Translation Studies from Greater China, will meet in May 2017. The results will be announced in June 2017 and winners will be notified individually.
(v) Articles submitted will not be returned to the candidates.
(vi) Two new submission mechanisms have been introduced since 2010 to the Stephen C. Soong Translation Studies Memorial Awards. They are:
Nomination: scholars are welcome to nominate outstanding journal articles in the field for the Awards.
Email submission: in addition to mail-in submissions, electronic or scanned journal papers via emails are also accepted.
III. Submission
Entries can be made by email attachment or by post (postmarked on or before the deadline). For email submission, please attach a scanned PDF version of the published article. For postal submission, please provide the original or a photocopy of the journal entry.

Email address:

Postal address: Research Centre for Translation, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong (with “Entry for Awards” marked on the envelope)

All entries should be submitted on or before 28 February 2017. For enquiries, please contact Ms Eppie Wang (

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Made in China Summer School 2017

Dear Colleagues,

We are excited to announce the inaugural Made in China Summer School—’Labour and Rights in an Era of Global Precarity: Views from China’—which will be held on the ancient island of San Servolo, in the Venetian lagoon, from 17 to 21 July, 2017.

This event will bring together prominent scholars from all over the world for a series of presentations and discussions with students, trade unionists, and NGO activists. For an outline of the initiative and a list of confirmed speakers, please refer to this webpage.

Up to 30 participants will be admitted and applications can be submitted until 31 March through this online form. Continue reading

European Foundation Joris Ivens online film exhibition

Dear List Members,

The European Foundation Joris Ivens curates a monthly film/art exhibition featuring a piece of work created by a new or relatively unknown filmmaker here:

We are running out of curators and film/art works and would love to welcome your suggestions. Please see the description of this series from the EFJI website:

What is Politics and Poetry?

Each month a guest curator presents a piece of (film)art, made by a new or relatively unknown filmmaker, with both poetic and political qualities. 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

Urban Ethnography Summer School in HK

List members might be interested in this summer study opportunity in Hong Kong

Monique Rimkus <>

Urban Ethnography Summer School

Join us in August 2017 in Hong Kong for an Urban Ethnography Summer School. Together, we will explore new ways to analyze the city, make sense of the urban experience and communicate our research. The program will include training, workshops, fieldwork and public presentations. A unique time and space to discover Hong Kong and to carve a new lens for your research! Continue reading

Fully-funded MA Program at Shanghai Theater Academy

From: SUN Shaoyi <>

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