U of Freiburg MA program applications

I would like to notify MCLC list readers with students applying to MA programs from within the EU that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our program’s application deadline for EU citizens for the academic year beginning in Fall 2020 has been extended to August 15, 2020 (non-EU applicants are due on June 15).

As of this year, all applications must be submitted through the online electronic system. Updated information about applying to the English-language MA program in Modern China Studies at the University of Freiburg can be found on our website:

https://www.sinologie.uni-freiburg.de/studium/master/maadmission

If you have students who are interested or need application help, please have them contact me directly with questions: amanda.shuman@sinologie.uni-freiburg.de. I have also included a copy of our full advertisement for the program below in case you would like to forward this to prospective students.

All best,

Amanda Shuman Continue reading

Made in China Summer School 2020

Made in China Summer School 2020

We are excited to announce the 2020 Made in China Summer School—’Global China: Resistance and Adaptation’—which will be held in Florence, Italy, from 13 to 17 July.

The event will bring together scholars from around the world for five days of discussions with trade unionists, international NGO activists, and students. The initiative will also serve to lay the foundations for an international network of concerned scholars and civil society representatives with the aim of fostering international solidarity and knowledge sharing with regard to the social challenges emerging from an increasingly Global China.

For an outline of the event and a list of confirmed speakers, please refer to this webpage.

Up to 20 participants will be admitted and applications can be submitted until 8 March through this online form. No enrolment fee will be required, but participants will have to pay for their own transportation and lodging. We have reserved rooms at the Summer School venue, and will be available to assist with all necessary booking arrangements. Continue reading

Leipzig MA in Chinese Studies

Master of Arts in Chinese Studies at Leipzig University

The Institute of East Asian Studies at Leipzig University is now accepting applications for enrolment in its English-language MA programme in Chinese Studies in the academic year 2020/21.

Objectives and Target Audience

The two-year Master’s programme in Chinese Studies at Leipzig University offers a comprehensive programme of postgraduate instruction for students with a BA in Chinese Studies as well as graduates from the humanities and social sciences with appropriate Chinese language skills, who want to deepen their understanding of the Sinophone world and improve their research skills. Focusing on religions and literature as well as economic and social history, teaching and research in Leipzig pay equal attention to China’s traditions and to their ruptures and continuities in the present day. We seek to provide our students with a historically grounded view of China, which will prepare them for either further graduate work in a PhD programme or for any occupation requiring a reflective understanding of China’s past & present. Leipzig Chinese Studies alums today work in business, government, academia, cultural enterprises, and NGOs. Continue reading

U of Kansas MA program

Call for Applications: M.A. program in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Kansas

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Kansas is currently accepting applications to its M.A. program for fall semester 2020.

Our students work closely with faculty who conduct internationally recognized research in fields from ancient China to the 21st century, including literature, film, linguistics, language pedagogy, paleography, popular culture, the history of gender and sexuality in all periods of China, pre-modern, modern, and contemporary Japanese literature and culture, and Korean anthropology and folklore, as well as modern and contemporary Korean history.  Students with other interests are also encouraged to apply and may take courses and work with faculty outside of EALC in Art History, Film Studies, Gender Studies, History, Politics, Religious Studies, and Sociology, among others. Continue reading

Warwick Tranlates summer school 2020

Warwick Translates Summer School
8-12 July 2020, Warwick University, UK

Following the success of the inaugural Warwick Translates in 2019, we are delighted to announce that the summer school will be returning in 2020. And, as last year, there will be a Chinese-To-English option, with the workshops led by Nicky Harman. This link has details:

https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/wtss/

Nicky Harman

SupChina Student Ambassador Program

SupChina Has Launched A Student Ambassador Program!
ALEX URIST
DECEMBER 5, 2019

We’ve recently launched a student ambassador program to give you the tools and resources to inform your campus about China-related issues. Help from the ground level of a fast-growing startup and inspire interesting conversation on your campus!

Summary:

Gain valuable experience for a future career in doing business with China through our student ambassador program at SupChina. You will be the conduit on your campus to drive conversation with various groups and help your campus to become better informed on China from a cultural, political, and economic perspective. Beyond your efforts on campus, you will also have the opportunity to connect and network with fellow student ambassadors across the U.S. and the world. Also you’ll have direct access to our editorial team via slack; successful ambassadors will have the opportunity to pitch articles and be published through SupChina. Continue reading

HK Cinema through a Global Lens MOOC

Thinking about Hong Kong? So are we.

Registration is now open for the next offering of Hong Kong Cinema through a Global Lens, the first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on Hong Kong cinema to be produced anywhere in the world. We are proud to remind you that our MOOC was recently named one of “the 10 smartest online courses you can sign up for” by Mental Floss. We invite you to join our educational journey exploring Hong Kong cinema through this award-winning online course. The action begins on February 4, 2020.

Enjoy and engage in conversation on Hong Kong cinema with internationally-recognized film studies scholars Professor Gina Marchetti and Dr. Aaron Han Joon Magnan-Park from the HKU Department of Comparative Literature and Dr. Stacilee Ford from the Department of History, the American Studies Program, and the Gender Studies Program at HKU with the creative assistance of HKU TELI (Technology-Enriched Learning Initiative). Share insights with learners with a range of experiences and interests and find out what you have to learn and offer, regardless of how much or how little you know about Hong Kong and its cinematic scene. Continue reading

Georgia Tech MS in Global Media and Cultures

The Georgia Institute of Technology is calling for graduate applications for the 1-year M.S. in Global Media and Cultures (MS-GMC). Launched in 2019, MS-GMC is a joined degree by the School of Modern Languages and School of Literature, Media, and Communication. As the first advanced degree in foreign language and cultural studies in the United States explicitly designed for industry careers, MS-GMC builds on Georgia Tech’s cutting-edge programs in foreign language and media education. It prepares students to work effectively in contexts ranging from non-profit, business, engineering, public policy, and medicine.

MS-GMC takes three semesters (Fall, Spring, and Summer) to complete. Students take 30 credit hours of course work, have a concentration in one of the available languages, defend a professional portfolio, and complete a final project.

The program 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) eligible to apply.

To apply (https://grad.modlangs.gatech.edu/apply): Continue reading

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