Postdoctoral Fellowship Announcement
Department of Comparative Literature, University of Michigan
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
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.
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
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
Fall 2017 Project Pengyou Fellowship Opportunity for American & Chinese Students Interested in US-China Exchange
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
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>
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
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
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: http://ivens.nl/en/politics-poetry
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
MA CONTEMPORARY ARTS CHINA
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
List members might be interested in this summer study opportunity in Hong Kong
Monique Rimkus <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
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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
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Free Summer School at Shanghai Theater Academy, 2017
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
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: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/mfm/ .
Luke Robinson <email@example.com>