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

Hou Family Fellowship

Hou Family Fellowship (Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies)

The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University is pleased to announce the 2019-20 competition for the Hou Family Fellowship in Taiwan Studies. The fellow is expected to be in residence at Harvard for at least one semester (five months), between August 1, 2019 and July 31, 2020. A longer period of residence up to the full year is encouraged.

Applications are welcome from 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.

A strong working knowledge of English and Chinese and/or Taiwanese is required.

Applicants with Ph.D.s may not be more than 5 years beyond its receipt at the start of the fellowship. Harvard University doctoral degree candidates and recipients are not eligible for this fellowship.

Total stipend for one year: $35,000, 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 1, 2019

Posted by: Nick Drake ndrake@fas.harvard.edu

Hang Seng University MA programmes

Hang Seng Management College has just been granted university status by the Government of Hong Kong SAR. Now we are The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong. The Translation School has two MA Programmes on offer, one new, one not so new. The CAT MA should be of interest to sinologists.

Two MA Programmes in Translation Offered by the Hang Seng University of Hong Kong

Master of Arts in Translation (Computer-aided Translation) (MA-TCAT)

This programme offers systematic training in computer-aided translation (CAT) and state-of-the-art translation technology in the era of AI and big data. The programme aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to excel in their careers in the language and translation industries. Students get first-hand experience in a wide range of professional tools, including automatic translation systems, translation memories, terminology databases, and integrated translation platforms. They learn how to apply CAT skills to specialised translation projects across domains (e.g., science, business, medicine and law) and professional language services, including collaborative translation, web localisation, bilingual copywriting and editing, and digital marketing. Continue reading

U of Alberta EAS MA program

University of Alberta East Asian Studies MA program CFA
Now accepting applications for our MA program!
We offer funding, including for international students!

Our research strengths include Japanese and Chinese linguistics, religion, art history, music, premodern Chinese, Japanese, and Korean literature and thought, and modern Chinese and Sinophone literature and cinema.

Students who have graduated from our program have gone on to PhD programs at institutions including Cambridge, Columbia, McMaster, Stanford, Toronto, UBC, Illinois, USC and UCLA.

For general inquiries, please contact eastgrad@ualberta.ca

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Posted by: Clara Iwasaki <ciwasaki@ualberta.ca>

MS in Global Media and Cultures at Georgia Tech

Dear List Members,

It is my pleasure to announce a new Masters program in Global Media and Cultures at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Please feel free to forward this information to any interested students or professionals.

The 1-year M.S. in Global Media and Cultures (MS-GMC) is a joint degree by Georgia Tech’s School of Modern Languages and School of Literature, Media, and Communication. It offers targeted bilingual preparation for careers in media, international business, and global leadership. Over the course of three semesters (Fall, Spring, Summer), this program provides experiential training in media studies and cross-cultural communication in a high-impact language. Students build a bilingual portfolio through internships, media production, research, and leadership opportunities.

The MS-GMC degree is currently offered in six different language concentrations: Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Russian, and Spanish. Students with intermediate-mid level proficiency in their language concentration (ACTFL standards) are eligible to apply.

For more information on the MS-GMC, please visit our website at: https://gmc.iac.gatech.edu/ms-gmc.

For general questions, please contact: msgmc@gatech.edu.

Best,
Amanda Weiss

Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese
School of Modern Languages
Georgia Institute of Technology
E-mail: amanda.weiss@modlangs.gatech.edu

U of Houston MA program

MASTER’S DEGREE IN WORLD CULTURES AND LITERATURES WITH A CONCENTRATION IN CHINESE STUDIES
UNIVERSITY of HOUSTON
Department of Modern and Classical Languages

Innovative Approach

Our innovative approach includes a wide range of paths to meet individual academic and career interests. The program pays special attention to students’ needs by offering flexibility in their curriculum, learning progress, and career goals. The program focuses on teaching Chinese as a second language with an emphasis on individualized career development. It seeks to fit the schedules and learning paces of both aspiring and in-service teachers. Scholarships are available! Please check our webpage:http://www.uh.edu/class/mcl/wcl/masters/index.php Continue reading

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 micsummerschool@chinoiresie.info.

We hope you will help us circulate this announcement.

Best regards,

Ivan Franceshini (ivan.franceschini@anu.edu.au) 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

NEW MEDIA ART HISTORIES IN ASIA

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! (www.projectpengyou.org/leadershipfellows)

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 http://werkenbij.leidenuniv.nl/vacatures/phd-posities/17-084.html.

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

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.

FEATURES

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