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

Posted by: Maghiel van Crevel <>

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

Free Summer School at Shanghai Theater Academy

From: Shaoyi SUN <>
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

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: .


Luke Robinson <>

CUHK grad applications

Call for applications:
MPhil and PhD in Chinese Studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong

The Centre for China Studies of The Chinese University of Hong Kong invites applications for its MPhil and PhD programmes in Chinese Studies for 2017-2018. We welcome well-prepared applicants with focused research interests in an aspect of the histories, economics, religions, social-cultures, or politics and governance of China and Chinese societies. As the programmes are largely conducted and examined in English, applicants must demonstrate advanced English and Chinese language proficiency. Continue reading

AAS dissertation workshop

AAS Dissertation Workshop
Art as Politics: Expression, Legitimation and Critique
Toronto, March 13-16, 2017

All across Asia artists, writers, musicians, dramatists, and architects have used their expressive capacities, and now increasingly new media – to critique the status quo, political regimes, and social establishments.  At the same time, states and other powerful patrons regularly use and support expressive forms to celebrate and legitimate their own authority.  At times, individual artists and communities of artists have thrived in periods of oppression, but lost focus and direction when an oppressive regime has collapsed.  Yet other artists have been most creative when the political context seemed relatively free.  Scholars in numerous disciplines, time periods, and areas of Asia are currently examining these complex relationships between artistic expression and political power.  This workshop on the multiple and simultaneous uses of art as personal expression, political legitimation, and social critique – open to the full array of verbal, visual, performance, musical, and plastic arts – will provide a venue for the comparative examination of these relationships, both today and historically. Continue reading

ACLS Chinese Studies grants and fellowships

ACLS Fellowships and Grants 2016-17

ACLS invites applications in China Studies. With the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation, The National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation (CCK) for International Scholarly Exchange, ACLS offers support for early career scholars and for the organization of meetings, workshops, and conferences. For complete guidelines, please visit and

Support for Early Career Scholars (Deadline: November 9, 2016) Continue reading

Vermont Studio Center fellowships

Henry Luce Foundation Fellowships for Chinese Poets & Translators:
Apply by January 15th, 2017!


Six of VSC’s 2015 Luce Chinese poetry & translation fellows (left to right): standing: Yang Xiaobin, Canaan Morse, Jennifer Feeley, and Zang Li; sitting: Eleanor Goodman and Tang Sui-Wa

Henry Luce Foundation Chinese Poetry & Translation Fellowships at VSC

The Vermont Studio Center (VSC) is now accepting applications from Chinese poets and literary translators for our 2017 Chinese Poetry & Translation Fellowships supported by the Henry Luce Foundation.

Application deadline: January 15th, 2017. There is no fee to apply for these awards!

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