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Reconstructing the Concept of Art in Japan and Beyond

           How are the research, display, and collecting of Japanese art shaped by late nineteenth-century Western terms today? Is it possible to modify or jettison some of these and still be comprehensible in the global field of art history? How does Japanese art history establish distinctions between “Japan,” “Asia,” “the West,” “early modern,” “modern,” and “contemporary”? How do the legacies of Orientalism and Japonisme continue to shape perceptions of Japanese art today? Are the categories of “painting,” “sculpture,” “craft,” and so forth impeding other visions of the history of objects in East Asia?

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Symposium on China’s Economy and Governance

 

          Since the late 1970s, China has enjoyed spectacular economic growth, with the annual growth rate of GDP averaging close to 10%. China is today the world’s second-largest economy, largest trader, and the largest holder of foreign exchange reserves. Yet as Chinese leaders and numerous others have noted, China faces significant economic and related political challenges, as the existing model of economic development has come under increasing strains. 

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Fellowships and Grants: August 18, 2014

           The International Research Institute on Humanity and Nature (総合地球環境学研究所), a leading science and environmental policy research institute, is engaged in a series of explorations of long-term human-nature interactions associated with climatalogical and environmental change in Japan, the "Societal Adaptation to Climate Change: Integrating Palaeoclimatological Data with Historical and Archaeological Evidences" program (project web sites noted below).

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Calls for Papers: August 18th, 2014

          The Review of Korean Studies (RKS) is an academic journal published biannually in English by The Academy of Korean Studies. Since its first publication in 1998, the RKS has strived to stimulate dialogue and promote the exchange of ideas, theories, and perspectives among Koreanists in both Asia and the West. The journal is listed in the Korean Citation Index, and it aims to be listed in international journal indexes such as Scopus and A&HCI in near future.

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Jobs and Openings: August 18, 2014

          The Department of Political Science & International Relations at Valparaiso University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations. Contingent upon university approval, the position will start Spring of 2015 and continue through Spring of 2016, with the possibility of renewal. The applicant must be able to teach courses in International Relations and Comparative Politics, such as Introduction to IR or CP, International/Comparative Political Economy, and/or War & Conflict.

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Fellowships and Grants: August 11, 2014

          The Princeton Society of Fellows invites applications for three-year postdoctoral fellowships 2015-2018 for recent PhDs (from Jan. 2013) in humanities or allied social sciences.  FOUR appointments to pursue research and teach half-time in the following areas: Open discipline (two fellowships); Humanistic Studies; Race and/or Ethnicity Studies. Stipend: approx. $80,000.  For eligibility, fellowship and application details, see www.princeton.edu/sf  

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Calls for Papers: August 11, 2014

        Students of Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, with the educational consulting support of global student initiative, Engage Korea, are organizing a conference titled: 2014 Student Conference on the DPRK: How can the international community effectively engage the DPRK?

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Jobs and Openings: August 11, 2014

          The University of Michigan invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position in Premodern Japanese Literature and Cultural Studies beginning September 1, 2015.  This is an open-rank search and applicants with interdisciplinary teaching and research interests in premodern literary and cultural studies are encouraged to apply. All applicants should possess a high level of proficiency in both modern and classical Japanese language.

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CEAS is moving

The Center for East Asian Studies is currently in the process of moving from Judd Hall to 1155 E. 60th Street. There will be limited hours of avaliability at our Judd Hall location between August 15, 2014 - August 31, 2014. Detailed information regarding the move will be posted before September 1st. Please feel free to call us at (773) 702-8647 with any questions. Alternatively, you can e-mail Walter, the temporary Center Coordinator at walterb@uchicago.edu with any inquiries you may have. 

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Fellowships and Grants: August 4, 2014

The Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW) at the Australian National University is seeking to recruit Postdoctoral Fellows to join a world-class group of researchers. The successful applicants are expected to contribute towards one or more of CIW’s research themes: China Everyday, China Justice, China Numbers, China Texts, China Time, China Urban/Rural, China Australia and China Global. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be expected to foster a collaborative agenda with research staff at CIW, other ANU colleges and other early career academics to promote Chinese Studies.

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Jobs and Openings: August 4, 2014

The Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies (ToRS), Faculty of Humanities, Copenhagen University, Denmark, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Religious Studies to be filled by January 1, 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position will link the Religious Studies program at ToRS with Asian studies programs in Japanese, Korean and Chinese Studies.

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Calls for Papers: August 4, 2014

The Review of Korean Studies (RKS) is currently soliciting articles from potential authors in any field of Korean Studies for publication in the journal for December 2014 as well as future issues. RKS strives to stimulate dialogue and promote the exchange of ideas, theories, and perspectives among Koreanists in both Asia and the West. All manuscripts should be submitted by email to review@aks.ac.kr as a MS word document. Papers must be unpublished original work and not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

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Fellowships and Grants: July 28, 2014

2 Fellowship Programs offered by Fondation France-Japon de l’EHESS (Paris) on "Macroeconomics and economic policy in Japan" and "Public Innovation policies in Japan”

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Calls for Papers: July 28, 2014

Association of Asian Studies (AAS) Annual Meeting 2015 (Chicago) Panel title (Proposed): Social Transformations and Religion in Early 20th Century China

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Job Openings: July 28, 2014

The Department of East Asian Studies at Princeton University invites applications for an open-ranked (senior or junior) position in Medieval Chinese Literature (Six Dynasties through Song). The successful candidate should have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research. Ph.D. must be in hand or expected by September 1, 2015. For full consideration, please provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample (e.g., a dissertation chapter). Junior applicants should also solicit three letters of recommendation.

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2014 Summer Hours

The Center for East Asian Studies will be observing summer hours. Our office will be open Monday - Friday, 9am-4:30pm, and Fridays, 9am-2pm. These hours also apply to the East Asia Film Library. Please contact us at eastasia@uchicago.edu with any questions.

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