Dartmouth Comp Lit MA

Comparative Literature MA Program
Dartmouth College
http://complit.dartmouth.edu/graduate

About

The Comparative Literature Master of Arts Program is a one-year interdisciplinary program that approaches literary study from a variety of theoretical and interpretative perspectives. More than 25 members from different departments actively participate in the program, including Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures, Classics, English, Film and Media Studies, German Studies, French and Italian, Russian, and Spanish and Portuguese. The special focus of the M.A. is both to give graduate students the methodological, cultural, linguistic, and pedagogical training they need for advanced work in Comparative Literature and to encourage them to pursue their independent research interests. Continue reading

IUP

Dear China Studies Colleagues,

I am Andrew Andreasen, Resident Director of the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies (IUP) at Tsinghua University in Beijing (清华大学 IUP 中文中心). I am writing to announce the call for applications to our Spring semester program. Although most of you are aware of the IUP Program, I would like to provide a few words of introduction.

The Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies (IUP), located in Beijing on the Tsinghua University campus, is specifically designed to deliver advanced Chinese language competency through highly intensive and specialized language skills training. We have the lowest student instructor ratio of all Chinese study programs.

Leading the way for more than 55 years, IUP has always been the preferred choice of scholars and professionals seeking high level Chinese language training, including more and more scholars each year applying for from the Blakemore-Freeman, Schwarzman, Yale Light and Yenching Academy programs. IUP is the only program that is supported by a consortium of 11 elite North American universities with leading China studies programs. Continue reading

Sydney China Visitors Program

Call for Applications: 2020 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 scholars at any stage of their career 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 in Sydney for 4–12 weeks, between February and November 2020, collaborating with academic members at the University’s Department of Chinese Studies and China Studies Centre.

This generous fellowship will provide visiting fellows with return airfare, a stipend, office space and library borrowing privileges, as well as access to University facilities and events.

How to apply

This program is an initiative of the University of Sydney’s Department of Chinese Studies and China Studies Centre. For more information and to apply, please visit the program page and submit your online application by 11.59pm (AEST) on Friday 3 May 2019.

Enquiries

All questions concerning the program should be addressed to the China Studies Centre at chinastudies.centre@sydney.edu.au.

Posted by: Wen Chen <wen.chen@sydney.edu.au>

Newman Award for English Jueju

Newman Award for English Jueju/Writing Chinese Regulated Verse in English

Dear MCLC Literati,

Greetings from the University of Oklahoma! Now in its 8th year, the Newman Prize for English Jueju is again open for submissions. The window will remain open until March 1, 2019. The $500 prize is awarded in four categories: Three within the state of Oklahoma (elementary, middle, and high school) and one category for adult poets (college and adult) submitting poems from any location. For over 22 years, I have taught this form of poetry both within creative writing classes as well as in courses on Chinese literature and poetics in the belief that the best way (if not the only way) to learn about regulated verse is to learn to write it. Please keep in mind that the teaching video and game materials are a part of an evolving project, and one that has been created primarily for the purpose of general public education (elementary-high school teachers) and not for Classical Chinese poetics or phonology scholars. Still I have found this approach to teaching Chinese poetics exceptionally useful on a number of levels and hope that you and your students will find this project equally engaging and potentially enriching. The competition aspect of the project is meant to connect regulated verse culture, the rime table tradition, and the examination system so that poetics can be explored within the nexus of aesthetics, phonology/linguistics, cosmology/poetics and social/ideological forces. Therefore, I would encourage you and/or your students to participate in the competition for its full pedagogical potential, but the materials will remain in place as a teaching resource.  College-age and adult poets must submit their poems to newmanpoetryaward@ou.edu by the deadline (March 1) along with the following information:  Name, School, and Contact information. All entries are judged blindly and winners are contacted by March 3, 2019.

For winners not in the state, you will receive your prize money and certificate by mail. Your winning poem will be read at the Newman Prize Ceremony from 6-9pm on March 8, 2019 alongside the celebration of this year’s Newman Prize for Chinese Literature winner, Xi Xi!  To learn how to write the English Jueju, please visit the website below:

Here is the link: http://www.ou.edu/cis/sponsored_programs/institute-for-us-china-issues/newman-prize-for-chinese-literature/young-writers-awards/english-jueju-teaching-and-learning-resources

(Full-length) Teaching Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgpc7RuuQqg

Again, I hope that you can take a moment to watch the video and try your hand and regulated English verse!

Sincerely Yours,

Jonathan Stalling <stalling@ou.edu>

Critical Asian Humanities MA

Dear all,

After five years as a successful track within Duke’s East Asian Studies MA, Duke Critical Asian Humanities (CAH) is now a stand-alone MA program. The program provides students with training in cultural studies and critical theory within the context of modern and contemporary East Asia, and we offer informal concentrations in Global China, Japanese Empire Studies, and Borderland Korea, with an emphasis on cinema and visual culture, women’s studies and gender theory, and migration and diaspora.

Core faculty working in our program includes Professors Leo Ching, Eileen Cheng-yin Chow, Claire Conceison, Guo-Juin Hong, Hae-Young Kim, Nayoung Aimee Kwon, Thomas Lamarre, LIU Kang, Yan Liu, and Carlos Rojas. Affiliated faculty include: Rey Chow, Markos Hadjioannou, Michael Hardt, Ralph Litzinger, Sucheta Mazumdar, Walter Mignolo, Cate Reilly, and Kathi Weeks.

Application deadline is January 31, and partial fellowships are available. For more information, please see our website: https://asianmideast.duke.edu/graduate/ma-cah , or contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Carlos Rojas, at c.rojas@duke.edu.

Sincerely,

Carlos Rojas

Professor of Chinese Cultural Studies; Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies; and Arts of the Moving Image
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Duke University

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