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2016 Reading Kuzushiji Workshop

The Japan Committee of the University of Chicago is pleased to announce the 2016 Early Modern Japan Summer Workshop: Reading Kuzushiji. The workshop will meet from June 13th-17th and will be led by Professor Ken’ichiro Aratake of Tohoku University’s Northeast Asia Center.

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Call for Papers: April 25, 2016

4/25–This week's Call for Papers includes postings from Renmin University, Jangseogak Archives at the Academy of Korean Studies, Western Conference of Association for Asian Studies, Woodenfish Project and UW Madison/University of Chicago.

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Grants, Awards, and Fellowships: April 25, 2016

4/25–This week's Grants, Awards and Fellowships includes postings from the Japan Information Center, East Asia Library at Stanford University, China Institute at the University of Alberta, and Fulbright-Hays DDRA Program.

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Jobs and Openings: April 25, 2016

4/25–This week's job posting includes opportunities at Vericant, PhD International Hospitality, Context Travel, Sewanee–University of the South, Tallinn University, China Institute at University of Alberta, and the University of East Anglia.

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Grants, Fellowships and Awards: April 18, 2016

4/18–This week's Grants, Awards and Fellowships includes postings from the American Folklore Society, College of the Holy Cross, University of Chicago–Center for East Asian Studies, the China Institute at the University of Alberta, Cambridge University, and the Louis Frieberg Center for East Asian Studies at Hebrew University.

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Call for Papers: April 18, 2016

4/18–This week's Call for Papers includes postings from Shanghai Normal/DePauw Univeristy's "Globalizing Ovid" Conference, Special Issue of the Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society titled “Displacement,”Utica College's "New York Conference on Asian Studies,"  and much more!

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Jobs and Openings: April 18, 2016

4/18–This week's job posting includes opportunities at the Unviersity of Southern California, University of Sussex , Fowler Museum, University of California–Los Angeles, University of California–Berkleym, College of the Holy Cross, Maitripa College, and China Institute at University of Alberta.

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2016 Annual IEC Features Former Senior Editor of National Geographic Magazine Don Belt

Featuring Don Belt, Professor of Journalism at the University of Richmond and former Senior Editor of National Geographic magazine, this year's 9th Annual International Education Conference (IEC) which took place on Friday, April 8th, focused on providing K-16 educators innovative ways to engage students in storytelling, critical thinking, cultural literacy, and digital media learning.  Through dynamic presentations, dialogues, and classroom activities, teachers gained practical and innovative curriculum ideas that will guide students to make connections to the larger stories of th

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T.H. Tsien Website

On the anniversary of the passing of Prof. Tsuen-hsuin Tsien, relatives of Prof. Tsien are launching the www.thtsien.com website to commemorate his rich and extraordinary life.

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Grants, Awards and Fellowships: April 11, 2016

UChicagoGRAD and the Center for Scholarly Advancement are pairing up to offer a week of programming to draw awareness to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and help students get an early start on the 2017-2018 application cycle. The internal deadline for graduate students to apply through the University is September 19, 2016.

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Call for Papers: April 11, 2016

CFA: 2016 Reading Kuzushiji Workshop, the Japan Committee of the University of Chicago is pleased to announce the 2016 Early Modern Japan Summer Workshop: Reading Kuzushiji.

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Jobs and Openings: April 11, 2016

Organization: Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago, The Japan Information Center Position: Student Intern Description: Part-time student internship (14-21hrs/week) between June and September 2016. Interns at the JIC contribute to and participate in many valuable cultural and international relations programs and events by assisting diplomats and public relations professionals.  Deadline: April 20, 2016 Contact Person: Internship Coordinator, jic@cg.mofa.go.jp

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CEAS Welcomes UChicago Faculty, Students, and Alumni at AAS Conference in Seattle

The Center for East Asian Studies welcomed over 100 University of Chicago faculty, students, alumni, and friends at a reception at the 2016 Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Conference held in Seattle, Washington.  The reception was a gathering that brought together scholars and professionals interested in East Asia and the study of Asia, who traveled to Seattle for the 75th Annual AAS Conference.

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Jobs and Openings: April 5, 2016

Position: Associate professorship in Asian Studies Description: The department is seeking an innovative and dedicated person who will contribute to Aarhus University’s core activities in the areas of research, education, talent development and knowledge exchange. We are particularly interested in applicants with a strong research focus on political relations in Asia. We are looking for someone whose center of research lies on Japan and its relations with East Asia, the broader Asia and Europe. Command of Japanese is a requirement.

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Call for Papers: April 5, 2016

From porcelain in the global early modern to textiles of the medieval period, East Asian designs have inspired many scholarly interpretations. Early scholarship by art historians from the mid- twentieth century has typically applied an iconographical method of analysis to such wares to argue for their cultural significance. In more recent years, the interdisciplinary model of material culture studies has shifted the scope of inquiry from artifacts’ probable meanings to focus on objects’ functions and use, including the exploration of their status as commodities and taste- purveyors. 

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Grants, Awards and Fellowships: April 5, 2016

The Fulbright-Hays DDRA Fellowship Program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to deepen research knowledge and increase the study of modern foreign languages, cultural engagement and area studies not generally included in U.S. curricula. More broadly this program furthers the development of peace and security for our nation throughout the world. The deadline for applications is April 22, 2016 at 5pm CT. 

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Grants, Awards and Fellowships: March 30, 2016

The Fulbright-Hays DDRA Fellowship Program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to deepen research knowledge and increase the study of modern foreign languages, cultural engagement and area studies not generally included in U.S. curricula. More broadly this program furthers the development of peace and security for our nation throughout the world. The deadline for applications is April 22, 2016 at 5pm CT.

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Call for Papers: March 30, 2016

Journal of Chinese Humanities (JOCH) is an English-language extension of Wen Shi Zhe (Journal of Literature, History and Philosophy), one of Mainland China’s most respected humanities journals. JOCH focuses on presenting scholarly work on various aspects of China’s traditional culture and society. It is our goal to foster international dialogue on important issues in Chinese studies and provide a platform for academic exchange.

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Jobs and Openings: March 30, 2016

The department is seeking an innovative and dedicated person who will contribute to Aarhus University’s core activities in the areas of research, education, talent development and knowledge exchange. We are particularly interested in applicants with a strong research focus on political relations in Asia. We are looking for someone whose center of research lies on Japan and its relations with East Asia, the broader Asia and Europe. Command of Japanese is a requirement.

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Pathways to a Clean Environment: Law, Enforcement and the Public in China and the U.S.

A recent day-long conference featuring scholars from universities in the U.S. and China came together earlier this month to discuss and address environmental challenges in both the U.S.

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Five Years After the Fukushima Meltdowns

CEAS is pleased to share an article written in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle featuring CEAS Faculty Member and EALC Professor Emeritus Norma Field. Please see the full article HERE.

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Study reveals China’s ‘left-behind’ children

CEAS is pleased to announce that one of our faculty members, Dali Yang, co-authored a "Report on the State of Children in China". To see the UChicago News webpage covering the report, please click here.


The Report on the State of Children in China, released March 14 at the University of Chicago Center in Beijing, is a collaboration by researchers at the University of Chicago, Peking University and Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, a policy research center aimed at improving the lives of society’s most vulnerable children.

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Grants, Awards, and Fellowships: March 13, 2016

The University Library at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is now offering Short-term Travel Fellowships to further research using the holdings of Special Collections and University Archives at the Richard J. Daley Library and the Library of the Health Sciences. Special Collections at the Daley Library houses collections of rare books, manuscripts, photographs, and artifacts with particular strength in the social, political, and cultural history of Chicago.

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Call for Papers: March 13, 2016

CFP East Asia as Method: Culture, Knowledge, and Space at UC Berkeley: The University of California Berkley invites applications for presentations at the 2016 East Asia as Method: Culture, Knowledge, and Space Conference on October 7th and 8th, 2016. By questioning what constitutes East Asia today in a world of shifting boundaries, this conference for junior scholars seeks new approaches to understand the region and new methods to conduct area studies.

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Jobs and Opportunities: March 13, 2016

On behalf of Dr. Steven Heine of Florida International University, the Asian Studies Program and Department of Modern Languages invite inquiries, or recommendations of candidates, for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese literature, beginning August 15, 2016.  Florida International University is a public Research-Extensive university located in Miami, a vibrant, international city, Duties include: teaching Japanese literature and culture in the target language and in translation.

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Grants, Awards, and Fellowships: March 6, 2016

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies and the Department of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, seek to appoint a Faculty Fellow in Japanese religions, beginning on July 1, 2016. The fellowship has a term of one year, with the possibility of a one-year extension. It offers recent Ph.D.

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Call for Papers: March 6, 2016

CFA Summer School Workshop, What Makes Us Human? Philosophical and Religious Perspectives in China and the West, CEU, Budapest from July 4 to July 15, 2016. This course examines the complex and varied trajectory of how thinkers, in China and Europe, have sought to make sense of their humanness.

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Jobs and Opportunities: March 6, 2016

The Faculty of Humanities at Hong Kong Institute of Education seeks applications for a full-time academic position at the rank of Assistant Professor.  The appointee will be responsible for teaching duties, contributing to program development, engaging in departmental and Faculty services, and pursuing an active research and publication agenda, including the applications for competitive research grants from external sources.

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Launch of Official CEAS Twitter Page

Today CEAS launched its Official Twitter Page! We are excited to continue working to enhance opportunities to foster communication and collaboration among the community of faculty members and students at the University of Chicago and throughout the wider East Asian Studies community, as we have been doing since 1961. If you have a twitter, follow us today: https://twitter.com/UChicagoCEAS

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Grants, Awards, and Fellowships: February 29, 2016

The Taiwan-United States Sister Relations Alliance (TUSA) Summer Scholarship Program is an Ambassador program. A unique program designed for students who will be representing their state, as well as the United States, and acting as ambassadors to Taiwan.  Please share the information below with any of your students who would be interested in applying for a scholarship studying Mandarin and culture in Taiwan. To apply, you may use our online application no later than February 15, 2016 for an early admission decision and by March 31, 2016 for final consideration.

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Call for Papers: February 29, 2016

CFP Call for participants: 2016 Reading Kuzushiji Workshop: The Japan Committee of the University of Chicago is pleased to announce the 2016 Early Modern Japan Summer Workshop: Reading Kuzushiji. The workshop will meet from June 13-17. The workshop will be led by Professor Aratake Ken’ichiro of Tohoku University’s Northeast Asia Center. We invite applicants who are interested in reading print and manuscript materials from the Tokugawa and early Meiji periods. The workshop is open to faculty, graduate students, librarians, and curators.

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Jobs and Opportunities: February 29, 2016

The Department of History at Kalamazoo College invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position for one year—September 2016 through June 2017.  The successful applicant will contribute to teaching in East Asian History, including the Introduction to East Asian Civilizations course and 5 other East Asian History courses (two courses during each ten-week term) chosen or designed in consultation with the department.  Ph.D.

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Grants, Awards, and Fellowships: February 22, 2016

Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships at Max Planck Institute and the Staatliche Museum, The Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max Planck Institute (KHI Florenz) and the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (SMB) are pleased to announce a call for applications for up to 5 doctoral or postdoctoral fellowships within the program 'Connecting Art Histories in the Museum'.

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Jobs and Opportunities: February 22, 2016

The Institute of History at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich) invites applications for a Doctoral position in Extra-European History. Successful candidates are expected to write a PhD thesis in a field relating to the main research foci of the chair History of the Modern World (i.e. transnational history, the history of imperialism / colonialism and postcolonial studies) within the three years under contract.

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Call for Papers: February 22, 2016

CFP  Encounters between Jesuits and Protestants in Asia and the Americas, Boston College: The approaching 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation (1517) provides an ideal opportunity to reflect in a deeper and new way on the history of the relationship between the Protestants and the Jesuits who were founded twenty-three years later (1540). For better or worse, much ink has been used to write about their animosity, especially in the European context.

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Professor Paul Copp's New Research Initiative: Selected by Neubauer Collegium Competition

CEAS congratulates Professor Paul Copp and his colleagues for receiving support from the Neubauer Collegium for a new research initiative to start in July 2016 entitled “Imperial Interstices: Agents of Eurasian Interaction in Late Antiquity.” 

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Grants, Awards, and Fellowships: February 15, 2016

The History Department at North Carolina State University seeks applicants for a postdoctoral teaching position in Chinese History. The postdoctoral teaching scholar will have responsibility for two course preparations per semester: introductory survey of pre-modern or modern Asian history and an advanced undergraduate-level course called “Revolutionary China” (20th century China) in the Fall and another advanced undergraduate course in Chinese history (of the candidate’s choosing) in the Spring. The Teaching Scholar will pursue his/her own individual research agenda.

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Call for Papers: February 15, 2016

CFP  7th International Symposium for Young Researchers in Translation, Interpreting, Intercultural Studies and East Asian Studies (UAB)

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Jobs and Opportunities: February 15, 2016

TWO Opportunities at Austin College

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Jobs and Openings: February 8, 2016

The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is seeking an individual to work with the AAS executive officers, board of directors and secretariat to develop specific plans for concepts outlined in the AAS strategic plan; seek foundation and other funding support for these initiatives; and develop connections with relevant institutions and individuals (universities, institutes, and scholars) to advance these initiatives.

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Call for Papers: February 8, 2016

CFP Overseas Chinese and Global Port Cities volume of TCEA

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Grants, Awards, and Fellowships: February 8, 2016

The Institute of International Education is now accepting applications for summer 2016 Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA). The award for summer study is eligible for up to $3000, Fall or Spring semester study is eligible for up to $5000, and an entire Academic year of study is eligible for up to $7000.

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Professor Alan Yu named Fellow of Linguistic Society of America (LSA)

CEAS congratulates Professor Alan Yu on being named a Fellow of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA).  Founded in 1924 to advance the scientific study of language, the LSA plays a critical role in supporting and disseminating linguistic scholarship both to professional linguists and to the general public. The LSA annually selects a group of fellows for their "distinguished contributions to the discipline".

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Grants, Awards, and Fellowships: February 1, 2016

The Newcastle University (UK) is please to offer funding opportunity as a part of a five-year programme designed to support the study of Japan in the UK at postgraduate level which the Nippon Foundation and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation launched in 2014. Up to three studentships (MA or PhD) will be available per annum, each worth £10,000. We invite applications from suitably qualified candidates who wish to pursue an MLitt (Masters by Research) or a PhD in Japanese studies, starting October 2016. The deadline for applications is March 15th, 2016.

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Call for Papers: February 1, 2016

CFP Asianists warmly invited to the biennial meeting of the Urban History Association in Chicago in October 2016 The Urban History Association would like to invite Asianists who study urban history to consider proposing a paper or panel for the biennial meeting of the Urban History Association focusing on the following themes: Urban Disasters, Department Stores, Soccer and the Space of the City, and the City within the transnational networks i.e. Atlantic World, Pacific Rim. Proposals are due on March 1st, 2016.

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Jobs and Openings: February 1, 2016

The Singapore National Institute of Education invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professorship in History, with a preference for specialization in Southeast Asian History. Applications are invited from PhDs in History from candidates with a good track record in teaching and research, including publication, and/or a promising trajectory in research and publication.

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Grants, Awards, and Fellowships: January 25, 2016

MULTIPLE OPPORTUNITIES  University of Leeds, MA and PhD Funding: 1) The ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Centre offers a wealth of supervisory expertise across the social sciences. One PhD studentship is available for an outstanding UK/EU candidate proposing to begin a PhD or an integrated MA+PhD in East Asian Studies in October 2016. ESRC studentships fund research in the social sciences. The award will cover fees at the UK/EU level and maintenance for three years (PhD) or for four years (MA+PhD). The deadline for applications is February 2, 2016.

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Call for Papers: January 25, 2016

CFP Society for the History of Technology Collaborative Engineering/Women in Technological History (WITH) for a Prometheans/WITH Joint Workshop, to be held on the Sunday of the Singapore SHOT Annual Meeting, June 26, 2016 - deadline for proposals, February 22, 2016. For this workshop, we seek research papers that explore connections between gender/women's studies and the history of technology and engineering, all broadly defined. To propose a paper to be considered for this workshop, please send a one-page abstract (in .pdf format - maximum 500 words), plus a one-page short CV (in .pdf format) with current contact information, to both Amy Bix (abix@iastate.edu) and Ann Johnson (aj532@cornell.edu). 

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Jobs and Openings: January 25th, 2016

NEW  Davidson College invites applications for a visiting, two-year appointment, Assistant Professorship in East Asian History. Ph.D. in hand by August 2016 preferred. We are looking for a committed teacher-scholar who will maintain an active research agenda, and teach five courses per year, including a mix of East Asian survey courses and courses in his/her specialization. The College has active interdisciplinary programs in East Asian and Chinese studies. Review of candidates will begin after March 1, 2016.        

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Grants, Awards and Fellowships: January 19, 2016

The Asia Research Institute (ARI) of the National University of Singapore (NUS) invites applications from graduate students currently enrolled in a fulltime Master’s or PhD programs at a university in the United States for consideration for the award of Asian Graduate Student Fellowship. These fellowships are made possible under the auspices of the Luce Foundation and are meant for Humanities or Social Sciences graduate students working on Southeast Asian topics. The fellowship will allow the recipient to be based at NUS for an ‘in residence fellowship’ for a period of eight (8) weeks.

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Jobs and Openings: January 19, 2016

Northwestern University invites applicants for a non-tenure line, renewable Assistant Professor of Instruction position in Asian American Studies. We seek a candidate trained in the humanities and specializing in Asian American literature, media, and/or cultural studies. Geographic areas of specialization are open but those with expertise in Asian American Transpacific Studies, Hemispheric American Studies, Pacific Islanders, Filipino Americans, or Southeast Asian Americans are especially welcome.

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Calls for Papers: January 19, 2016

The Journal of Asia Pacific Studies is calling for papers for its April 2016 issue. This issue will be published as the first issue of volume 5. JAPS is a peer-reviewed academic journal published by the International Academy of Social Sciences, a learned society based in Florida, and by the Central American Institute of Asia Pacific Studies, based in Costa Rica. JAPS focuses on the study of the Asia Pacific as an integrated region and favors contributions by scholars from the developing world.

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Jobs and Openings: January 6, 2016

City University of Hong Kong is a dynamic, fast-growing university that is pursuing excellence in research and professional education.  As a publicly-funded institution, the University is committed to nurturing and developing students' talents and creating applicable knowledge to support social and economic advancement.   Applications are invited for :Visiting Associate Professor/Visiting Assistant Professor (Development Studies)Department of Asian and International Studies [Ref. C/R/018/49]

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Calls for Papers: January 6th, 2016

The Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign is pleased to host the 65th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, October 14-16, 2016. The MCAA seeks to promote Asian studies both at the university level and as well as at the secondary and primary levels.  

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Grants, Awards and Fellowships: January 6th, 2016

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to announce two fellowship opportunities for doctoral-level students in the arts, education, humanities, and social sciences with a focus on China. Applications for the newly launched Ph.D. in China Fellowship, and the second year of the Research Ph.D. Fellowship, are now being accepted. The deadline is February 15, 2016 for awards beginning in the fall of 2016.

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