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Grants and Fellowships: December 15, 2014

            Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich is one of the leading European universities with a tradition reaching back more than 500 years. The university established in 2012 the Graduate School "Distant Worlds: Munich Graduate School for Ancient Studies" which is funded by the German Excellence Initiative.

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Jobs and Openings: December 15, 2014

            The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is a government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong.  It offers programmes at various levels including Doctorate, Master’s, and Bachelor’s degrees.  It has a full-time academic staff strength of around 1,250.  They seek applications for: Professor / Associate Professor in Chinese Arts / Chinese Literature / Chinese Philosophy / Chinese Religion / Chinese History (two posts).

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Call for Papers: December 15, 2014


           ASPAC is pleased to announce its 2015 conference to be hosted at the Stockton campus of the University of the Pacific in Northern California. Panels and individual papers in all fields and disciplines are welcomed, especially those that address the theme, "Transnational Asias." Graduate students are encouraged to participate and submit a paper for the Mori-ASPAC Prize.

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CEAS Holiday Schedule

CEAS will be closed December 24-26, and December 31 - January 2. We will reopen for regular business on Monday, January 5th, 2015. We wish everyone a safe and peaceful holiday season!

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Call for Papers: December 8th, 2014

           ‘Race, Mobility and Imperial Networks’ will be a multi-disciplinary conference co-hosted by RMIT University and La Trobe University. In the wake of the transnational turn, we have begun to appreciate the global networks that produced and continue to produce imperial spaces. The world of the Pacific Rim, encompassing the Pacific Islands, Australia, New Zealand and British Columbia; the Americas and Asia was partly defined by mobility, ocean-crossings and forced migration.

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Grants and Fellowships: December 8th, 2014

            The New York Public Library is delighted to announce the availability of short-term fellowships to support visiting scholars conducting research in the Library’s unique research and special collections. Any researcher, writer or artist from outside the New York metropolitan area whose work requires on-site consultation of NYPL's resources is encouraged to apply.  Preference is given to scholars whose work is based on materials in the NYPL research collections, especially when those materials are unique.

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Jobs and Openings: December 8th, 2014

           The Midlands3Cities doctoral training partnership is a collaboration between the universities of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent, Leicester, De Montfort, Birmingham and Birmingham City. The DTP is in the second of five years, awarding 87 PhD Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) studentships for UK/EU applicants for 2015 entry.

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Call for Papers: December 1, 2014

              Graduate students (and qualified undergraduates) are invited to submit abstracts for the 24th Annual Columbia Graduate Student Conference on East Asia. This two-day conference -- the oldest of its kind in the nation -- provides students from institutions around the world with the chance to meet and share research in progress with their peers.

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Jobs and Openings: December 1, 2014

          The School of Business and Liberal Arts at SUNY Canton invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in History to begin in August 2015.

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Grants and Fellowships: December 1, 2014

          The School for Advanced Research (SAR) in Santa Fe, NM invites applications for its 2015 Summer Scholar Fellowships.SAR awards fellowships each year to several scholars in anthropology and related fields to pursue research or writing projects that promote understanding of human behavior, culture, society, and the history of anthropology.

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Grants and Fellowships: November 24, 2014

          The Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies is launching a new fellowship program for graduate students who are working in pre-modern Chinese Buddhism. This fellowship will be awarded annually to support MA thesis research, PhD. Dissertation Research and PhD. Dissertation writing.

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Calls for Papers: November 24th, 2014

          The Asian American Policy Review (AAPR) at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government is now accepting submissions for its 25th edition, to be published in the spring of 2015. Founded in 1989, AAPR is the first non-partisan academic journal in the country dedicated to analyzing public policy issues facing the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Email submissions and any questions you may have to: hksaapr@gmail.com

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Call for Papers: November 17, 2014

            The KFLC is proud to open sessions devoted to the presentation of scholarly research in the area of East Asian Studies. Paper presentations are 20 minutes followed by a 10-minute question & answer session.

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Jobs and Openings: November 17th, 2014

           The University of Michigan invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position in modern Korean history beginning September 1, 2015. This is an open-rank search. Applicants with interdisciplinary teaching and research interests in historical and cultural studies are encouraged to apply. The Ph.D. is required prior to appointment.

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Fellowships and Grants: November 17th, 2014

            The Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University is pleased to announce the fourth competition for the Stanley Weinstein Dissertation Prize, honoring Professor Weinstein’s many contributions to the study of East Asian Buddhism in North America.  The prize will be awarded once every two years to the best Ph.D.

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Jobs and Openings: November 10th, 2014

          The Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics at Florida State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Japanese Literature and Cultural Studies, to begin August 2015. We welcome applicants with a broad range of research interests, and we are especially interested in scholarship that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries and/or engages multiple historical periods or cultures.

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Grants and Fellowships: November 10th, 2014

            The department of Asian Studies at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban are offering a scholarship for three years to an outstanding doctoral candidate in the field of Chinese studies beginning in  the 2014-2015 academic year in the total amount of up to $60,000 + full tuition. For additional information regarding terms of acceptance and the procedures, contact Yuri Pines (

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Call for Papers: November 10th, 2014

           The Chinese Military History Society will hold its 2015 conference in Montgomery, Alabama, on Thursday, April 9.

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Calls for Papers: November 3rd, 2014

             The Global Asias Conference invites submissions for a panel on food safety and food security in Asia. The conference will be held at Penn State University on April 9-11, 2015.  Papers on issues of health and national security in connection with networks of food production and distribution are encouraged in any discipline or national focus within Asia.  Please send a 250-word abstract and brief c.v.

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Grants and Fellowships: November 3rd, 2014

             Harvard University’s Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies is pleased to announce the 2015-16 competition for the An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Studies. Well-designed projects from any academic discipline, at any stage, from initial research to revision for publication, are welcome. Total stipend for one year: $50,000 Health insurance benefits for the An Wang fellowship recipients will also be provided. Deadline: January 9, 2015 Link to online application system will be available soon. For more information, please

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Jobs and Openings: November 3rd, 2014

           The Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC), Embassy of Japan is now accepting applications for Spring 2015 internships. Please contact Noe at noe.steadly@ws.mofa.go.jp for more information, or visit the website at http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/jicc/employment.html .

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Fellowship and Grants: October 27th, 2014

           Monash University, Melbourne is very excited to announce the launch of a new research area, Trans-Asian Cultural and Media Studies in the postgraduate research program of Film, Media & Communication at the Faculty of Arts, Monash University, Melbourne. Currently there are 13 prominent scholars available for supervision.

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Jobs and Openings: October 27th, 2014

               The University of Hong Kong invites applications for appointment as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Japanese Studies in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, to commence on August 1, 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal.   An appointee with demonstrated performance will be considered for tenure towards the end of the second three-year contract. Specialisations within the discipline of Japanese Studies are open.

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Call for Papers: October 27th, 2014

             The Society for the Study of Chinese Religions (SSCR) is accepting proposals from ABDs and recent PhDs to make a informal presentations of their work at a roundtable during its session (11:30-1:00 on Sunday, November 23) at the annual conference of the American Academy of Religions in San Diego.

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Fellowships and Grants: October 20th, 2014

           The Smithsonian Institution’s Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery welcome applications for the Anne van Biema Fellowship for research on Japanese visual art. The successful candidate will gain access to the world-class library and archival collections as well as the unmatched opportunity for collections-based study in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. This award is intended for scholars at the post-doctoral and senior levels for periods ranging from two to nine months.

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Jobs and Openings: October 20th, 2014

          The Worcester Art Museum seeks an exceptional Assistant Curator of Asian Art to help lead a distinctive program centered upon the Museum's significant Asian collections, launched in 1901 with a large bequest of Japanese prints by John Chandler Bancroft. Worcester's holdings of Asian Art encompass the entire continent and range from antiquities to the twentieth century. Areas of particular depth include Japanese painting, with a notable concentration of haiga, and Japanese prints, including extensive holdings from the Edo, Meiji, and postwar eras.

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Call for Papers: Oct 20, 2014

           The Korea University Korean History (KUKH) Graduate Student Conference invites graduate students from around the world and conducting research in Korean history to submit abstracts for our 2015 conference. The KUKH Graduate Student Conference is an annual conference which aims to provide a forum for graduate students to exchange ideas and discuss current research on Korean history. This one-day conference on Korea University’s Anam campus in Seoul is an opportunity for young scholars to present their research to both their peers and eminent scholars.

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