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The 9th International Education Conference at the University of Chicago: Power in Transition? International Politics and Troubled Elections

Friday, November 4th 2016, 8:30am - 2:45pm

International House, The University of Chicago, 1414 East 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637

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CEAS YouTube Channel

Missed out on an exciting CEAS lecture or performance?  Be sure to check out the Center for East Asian Studies' NEW YouTube channel!

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Kanji alive v2.0 Now Available!

Kanji alive v2.0 was released on October 9th thanks to support by the Center for East Asian Studies' Committee on Japanese Studies.

A free study tool for reading and writing kanji, Kanji alive is a web application designed to help Japanese language students of all levels learn to read and write kanji.  All of the content in the application was created and reviewed with great attention to detail by Japanese instructors to help students best study, practice, and retain kanji.

Click here to see what's new!

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EALC's Judith Zeitlin Featured in Tableau: Exploring the Role of Ghosts

Judith Zeitlin, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor in East Asian Languages and Civilization and the Committee on Theater and Performance Studies, is featured in Tableau, a publication of the University of Chicago's Divison of the Humanities.

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Anthony Cheung Presents Concerto at Ear Taxi Festival

CEAS faculty member and Assistant Professor of Music, Anthony Cheung, is participating at this year's Ear Taxi Festival - Chicago Festival of New Music which features 88 composers and 350 performers.

Professor Cheung incorporates field recordings from his travels as well as piano sounds representing musical languages from different eras and places.  He embraces conventional forms such as the sonata and concerto grosso, but also uses a modern sonic language that includes microtones and manipulations similar to Auto-Tune.

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Calls for Papers: October 25, 2016

Call for Papers: BRIDGE - The Heritage Connecting Places and Cultures

Bridges physically and symbolically connect places, communities and cultures; they remind us of division while at the same time providing the means for unification. This conference seeks to explore heritage of bridges –not only as remarkable physical structures connecting places and cultures but also as symbolic and metaphorical markers in the landscape. Please see the website for full details and call for papers.

Indicative themes of interest to the conference include:

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Esherick-Ye Family Foundation

The Esherick-Ye Family Foundation has just been established as an IRS 501(c)3 corporation to support small grants of up to $5,000 for projects in modern Chinese economic, social, and political history; or Chinese archaeology. The funds are limited, so in the first year, the funds expect to offer at most four or five grants. Grants will support travel to China for research or field work. They may also be used to supplement others grants (such as Fulbright Fellowships) which limit travel to a single country.

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Calls for Papers: October 18, 2016

Call for Papers: 26th Annual Graduate Student Conference on East Asia

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Calls for Papers: October 10, 2016

Call for Papers: Symposium Iranica

Third Iranian Studies Conference; Hosted by the University of Cambridge at Pembroke College, Cambridge, UK, 11-12 April 2017

Submission deadline: 2 December 2016

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Jobs and Openings Board

The CEAS Jobs Board will provide a list of jobs and opportunities that the CEAS staff will compile and maintain. This will act as one more resource that our graduate students in various areas of East Asian studies can make use of.

List of current jobs and opportunities can be found here

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Calls for Papers: October 6, 2016

Call for Papers: UC-Berkeley Japan Graduate Conference, "On Belonging: Gender, Sexuality, and Identity in Japan"

Conference Dates: April 7 – 8, 2017 Submissions Due: January 15, 2017 Email To:

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Calls for Papers: September 27, 2016

Call for Papers: Rethinking the dynamics of musical nationalism: An international conference

University of Amsterdam, 12-15 September 2017.

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Grants, Awards and Fellowships: August 25, 2016

The Center for East Asian Studies is now accepting applications for the Luce Scholars Program. The program offers students (undergraduate seniors and graduate students) who have had limited exposure to Asia a chance to spend one year in one of many countries in Asia. Luce Scholars have backgrounds in virtually every field other than Asian studies, including but not limited to the arts, journalism, law, medicine, science, public health, environmental studies, and international relations.

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