U of Milan fellowship

12-MONTH RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP ON CONTEMPORARY SINOPHONE LITERATURES
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: March 29, 2024

The Department of Languages, Literatures, Cultures, and Mediation of the University of Milan is announcing a 12-month research fellowship on contemporary Sinophone literature, titled “Reading Europe through contemporary Sinophone literature”.

What is this about?

The fellowship is part of the funded interdisciplinary research project “Re-Visualizing ‘the West’: geo-literary images of Europe in contemporary Sinophone writings”, led by Prof. Simona Gallo and funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research (MUR) and the European Union (“Next Generation EU”). The research project aims to critically investigate and interpret Europe as represented in contemporary Sinophone literature. It intends to examine the composite nature of European cultures offered by authors who have engaged with this continent, as well as to delve into the peculiarities of the symbolism of space, according to different degrees of proximity.

The research fellow will actively take part in research activities such as compilation of bibliographies, analysis of the relevant literature, and the dissemination of results through publications, conferences, and outreach activities.

What are the basic requirements?

The research fellow is required to possess a good knowledge of the modern and contemporary Chinese-language literary landscapes, awareness of the theoretical frameworks of Sinophone Studies, and familiarity with literary analysis and criticism. Furthermore, the research fellow is expected to be fluent in Chinese and English. Remote work can be arranged, so being on-site is not a requirement. However, residence in Europe is highly preferred. Continue reading

Hou Family Fellowships in Taiwan Studies 2024-25 repost

The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University is pleased to announce the 2024-25 competition for the Hou Family Fellowships in Taiwan Studies.

The Hou Family Fellowships in Taiwan Studies sponsors one Postdoctoral Fellow and one Pre-doctoral Fellow to join the Fairbank Center to pursue Taiwan-focused research in humanities and social sciences for six to twelve months between August 1, 2024, and July 31, 2025. Affiliation for the full academic year is encouraged. Fellows

Hou Family Fellows are expected to reside in the Greater Boston area for the duration of the fellowship. Fellows will have the opportunity to engage with the Fairbank Center’s interdisciplinary community of scholars and will have access to Harvard’s world-class libraries and other resources.

In addition to maintaining their own research agenda, the Hou Family Fellows will contribute to the Fairbank Center community in ways that could include the following:

  • Presenting research to the Center’s Taiwan Studies Workshop series, or to other Fairbank Center events and audiences,
  • Participating in professional development workshops and serving as a mentor for current graduate students,
  • Attending seminars and academic events and participating in community building activities.

For more information see  https://fairbank.fas.harvard.edu/programs/hou-family-fellows-in-taiwan-studies/ Continue reading

Stephen C. Soong Translation Studies awards 2023-24

CALL FOR ENTRIES
The 26th Stephen C. Soong Translation Studies Memorial Awards (2023–2024)

Introduction

Stephen C. Soong (1919–1996) was a prolific writer and translator as well as an active figure in the promotion of translation education and research. To commemorate his contributions in this field, the Stephen C. Soong Translation Studies Memorial Awards were set up in 1997 by the Research Centre for Translation, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, with a donation from the Soong family. They give recognition to academics who have made contributions to original research in Chinese Translation Studies, particularly in the use of first-hand materials for historical and cultural investigations.

Entry and Nomination

RCT invites Chinese scholars or research students in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan or overseas regions to participate in the 26th Stephen C. Soong Translation Studies Memorial Awards (2023–2024). General regulations are as follows:

  • All Chinese scholars or research students affiliated to higher education/research institutes in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan or overseas regions are eligible to apply.
  • Submitted articles must be written in either Chinese or English and published in a refereed journal within the calendar year 2023. 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.
  • Up to three articles are selected as winners each year. A certificate and a cheque of HK$3,000 will be awarded to each winning entry.
  • The adjudication committee, which consists of renowned scholars in Translation Studies from Greater China, will meet in June 2024. The results will be announced in July 2024 and winners will be notified individually.
  • Articles submitted will not be returned to the candidates.

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Scaglione Prize for East Asian Studies

Greetings.

Last year, the generosity of Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione enabled the Modern Language Association to create the Scaglione Prize for East Asian Studies, to be awarded annually to an outstanding scholarly work in East Asian literary studies. Works of literary history, literary criticism, philology, and literary theory are eligible, as are works dealing with literature and other arts and disciplines, including cinema.

The inaugural award was conferred at the recent MLA conference in Philadelphia to Edward Mack (U of Washington) for Acquired Alterity: Migration, Identity, and Literary Nationalism (U of California P, 2022). At the same time, Brian Hurley (U of Texas Austin) was awarded Honorable Mention for his Confluence and Conflict: Reading Transwar Japanese Literature and Thought (Harvard U Asia Center, 2022).

The MLA is now inviting authors of books published in 2023 in East Asian literary studies to submit their works for consideration. Membership in the MLA is not required to be considered, but submission of required materials must be made before May 1, 2024. For further information, see the MLA announcement. Continue reading

Hou Family Fellowships in Taiwan Studies 2024-25

The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University is pleased to announce the 2024-25 competition for the Hou Family Fellowships in Taiwan Studies.

The Hou Family Fellowships in Taiwan Studies sponsors one Postdoctoral Fellow and one Pre-doctoral Fellow to join the Fairbank Center to pursue Taiwan-focused research in humanities and social sciences for six to twelve months between August 1, 2024, and July 31, 2025. Affiliation for the full academic year is encouraged. Fellows

Hou Family Fellows are expected to reside in the Greater Boston area for the duration of the fellowship. Fellows will have the opportunity to engage with the Fairbank Center’s interdisciplinary community of scholars and will have access to Harvard’s world-class libraries and other resources.

In addition to maintaining their own research agenda, the Hou Family Fellows will contribute to the Fairbank Center community in ways that could include the following:

  • Presenting research to the Center’s Taiwan Studies Workshop series, or to other Fairbank Center events and audiences,
  • Participating in professional development workshops and serving as a mentor for current graduate students,
  • Attending seminars and academic events and participating in community building activities.

For more information see  https://fairbank.fas.harvard.edu/programs/hou-family-fellows-in-taiwan-studies/ Continue reading

2024-25 An Wang postdocs

2024-25 An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowships in Chinese Studies

The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University is pleased to announce the competition for the 2024-25 An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowships in Chinese Studies

For academic year 2024-25 the Fairbank Center is offering two post-doctoral fellowships to support participants in an interdisciplinary research group that will focus on China’s global engagements and its effect on the global political economy. The theme of the research will be “Global Firms and Rival States: Business, Transnational Commerce, and China’s Rise.” The research group will be led by Meg Rithmire, F. Warren McFarlan Associate Professor of Business Administration, and David Yang, Professor of Economics.

We welcome applications from junior scholars in multiple disciplines including political science, history, sociology, and economics with research projects and interests relevant to this theme.

Applications are due by January 16, 2024.

The one-year fellowship period is from August 1, 2024, to July 31, 2025. An Wang postdoctoral fellows are expected to reside in the Greater Boston area for the duration of the fellowship. Continue reading

Stanford Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Studies

The Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford University is pleased to offer one postdoctoral fellowship in Chinese Studies for the 2024-25 academic year, open to scholars in the humanities and social sciences studying any historical period.

The fellowship provides a 12-month stipend beginning September 1 of each year and ending August 31 of the following year. The expected base pay range for this position is $71,650-$76,000. The pay offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors including (but not limited to) the qualifications of the selected candidate, budget availability, and internal equity.

Fellows are required to be in residence in the Stanford area during the appointment period, to teach one course during the academic year, and to participate in all regular Center activities. Stanford University Press will have first right of refusal for manuscripts produced during the postdoctoral appointment.

Qualifications

  • Applicants must have been awarded their Ph.D. no later than August 31 the year in which the fellowship begins, and may not be more than four years beyond receipt of the doctoral degree at the start of their fellowship.
  • In addition to non-affiliated PhD’s, this fellowship may be awarded to those who hold continuing, assistant professor-level teaching positions, if they meet other application qualifications.
  • U.S. citizenship is not required.
  • Those who have received their Ph.D. from Stanford University will not normally be considered.

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HK Baptist doctoral fellowships

2024/25 Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme
Department of Chinese Language and Literature
Hong Kong Baptist University

WHY HKBU CHI?

The Department of Chinese Language and Literature at Hong Kong Baptist University is a great place to pursue PhD studies for various reasons.

Our staff have received their qualifications and previously worked in various prestigious academic institutions in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore, USA, UK, Germany and others.

Their research expertise covers areas as diverse as poetics and literary theory, canonical studies and commentaries, Sino-Korean cross-cultural studies, intellectual history, linguistics, pre-classical inscriptions, paleography, excavated  manuscripts, as well as modern and contemporary Chinese literature and culture.

The department is associated with a number of noted institutions such as the Jao Tsung-I Academy of Sinology (JAS), the Sino- Humanitas Institute (SHI), and the Centre for Chinese Cultural Heritage (CCH). Among the most recent academic exchange partners of our department are Waseda University, National University of Singapore, Yonsei University, Heidelberg University and others. Continue reading

ACLS launches redesign of China Studies program

American Council of Learned Societies Launches Redesign of Program in China Studies to Reinvigorate and Diversify the Growing Field.

With Program Grants Totaling $957,000 ACLS Will Continue to Support Scholars and Broaden the Circulation of Knowledge About China with Fellowships and Grants for Research, Travel, and Innovative Collaboration 

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce the next generation of the Luce/ACLS Program in China Studies. The program redesign, generously funded by the Henry Luce Foundation, is the result of over three years of surveys and consultation with top scholars, experts, and funders on how best to meet the needs of the field in the 21st century.

This 2023 grant of $750,000 extends the Luce Foundation’s support for the program, initiated in 2012, to take it in new directions. ACLS also received $207,000 in additional support for the program from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The grants inaugurate the second decade of this successful partnership.

The new program continues funding for Early Career Fellowships. ACLS is pleased to resume the Travel Grants competition in the wake of the acute phase of COVID-19. A new Collaborative Grants competition for innovative pilot projects will begin in 2024. Finally, ACLS will develop a new mapping project to identify archives and collections related to China studies around the world. Continue reading

CUHK Young Scholars Visiting Scheme 2024

Young Scholars Visiting Scheme 2024 – CUHK-CCK Foundation Asia-Pacific Centre for Chinese Studies

The Young Scholars Visiting Scheme aims to support young scholars visiting The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) on research in Chinese Studies. They are expected to spend one term in residence at CUHK to actively participate in academic activities related to Chinese Studies and interact with CUHK scholars and students in 2024.

Eligibility Criteria

Ph.D. graduates from a recognized academic institution who currently have a full-time position with less than ten years of work experience after graduation

Application

  • Application should include:
  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • A two-page research proposal
  • Two recommendation letters
  • A list of his/her publications

All required documents should be sent to apc.cckf@cuhk.edu.hk

Subsidy

Round-trip airfare (economy class), on-campus accommodation, a shared office-space & subsistence allowance

Deadline: 20 October, 2023 Continue reading

Resilient Cultures PhD positions

Three PhD positions, belonging to the ERC funded project ‘Resilient Cultures – Music, Art, and Cinema in Mainland China and Hong Kong’ (RESCUE), are now online, at the University of Amsterdam, Department of Media Studies and the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA). One is on indie pop in Hong Kong, one on queer cinema in mainland China and Hong Kong, and one on socially engaged art in mainland China and Hong Kong, see here the positions.

Please inform your students!

https://vacatures.uva.nl/job-invite/11664
https://vacatures.uva.nl/job-invite/11672/
https://vacatures.uva.nl/job-invite/11673/

With kind regards,

Jeroen de Kloet

U. libre de Bruxelles postdoc

Call for application – postdoctoral grant

EASt (Université libre de Bruxelles) invites applications for a postdoctoral grant (1 year) related to amulets and devotional medals in Southeast/Northeast Asia (preferably Laos, China, or Taiwan).

Deadline: 20 June 2023

More info here:

https://msh.ulb.ac.be/fr/news/call-for-applications-msh-postdoctoral-grant

and here

https://msh.ulb.ac.be/storage/medias/1684506298-23-05-19-call-for-east-postdoc-position-devotional-medals-in-context.pdf

Posted by: Vanessa Frangville vanessa.frangville@ulb.be

BCAS Prize for Best PhD Thesis

For those with a recent UK PhD, the British Association of Chinese Studies (BCAS) Prize for Best Doctoral Thesis on China – 2023. Upcoming Deadline.

The British Association of Chinese Studies invites nominations for the Best Doctoral Thesis Prize on China for 2023. Self-nominations are invited. To enter the prize competition, candidates need to email their documents to the Administrative Chair of the BACS Doctoral Thesis Prize Panel, Chris Berry, (chris.berry@kcl.ac.uk) by 15 April 2023.

For further information: https://bacsuk.org.uk/2021-bacs-best-doctoral-thesis-prize

Soong Translation Studies Awards 2022-23

Stephen C. Soong Translation Studies Memorial Awards (2022–2023)
Call for Entries

Introduction

Stephen C. Soong (1919–1996) was a prolific writer and translator as well as an active figure in the promotion of translation education and research. To commemorate his contributions in this field, the Stephen C. Soong Translation Studies Memorial Awards were set up in 1997 by the Research Centre for Translation, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, with a donation from the Soong family. They give recognition to academics who have made contributions to original research in Chinese Translation Studies, particularly in the use of first-hand materials for historical and cultural investigations.

Entry and Nomination

RCT invites Chinese scholars or research students in mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau or overseas regions to participate in the 25th Stephen C. Soong Translation Studies Memorial Awards (2022–2023). General regulations are as follows:

  • 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.
  • Submitted articles must be written in either Chinese or English and published in a refereed journal within the calendar year 2022. 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.
  • Up to three articles are selected as winners each year. A certificate and a cheque of HK$3,000 will be awarded to each winning entry.
  • The adjudication committee, which consists of renowned scholars in Translation Studies from Greater China, will meet in June 2023. The results will be announced in July 2023 and winners will be notified individually.
  • Articles submitted will not be returned to the candidates.

Continue reading

Hou Family Fellowships in Taiwan Studies

The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University is pleased to announce the 2023-2024 competition for the Hou Family Fellowships in Taiwan Studies.

The Hou Family Fellowships in Taiwan Studies sponsors one Postdoctoral Fellow and one Predoctoral Fellow to join the Fairbank Center to pursue Taiwan-focused research in humanities and social sciences for six to twelve months between August 1, 2023, and July 31, 2024. Affiliation for the full academic year is encouraged. Fellows are expected to reside in the Greater Boston area for the duration of the fellowship.

The Hou Family Fellows will have the opportunity to engage with the Fairbank Center’s interdisciplinary community of scholars and will have access to Harvard’s world-class libraries and other resources.

In addition to maintaining their own research agenda, the Hou Family Fellows will contribute to the Fairbank Center community in ways that could include the following:

  • Presenting research to the Center’s Taiwan Studies Workshop series, or to other Fairbank Center events and audiences,
  • Participating in professional development and community building activities.

Continue reading