The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies is pleased to announce the 2014-2015 competition for the An Wang Postdoctoral fellowship in Chinese studies. Well-designed projects at any stage, from initial research to revision for publication, are welcome. Researc topic can cover any period of Chinese history or contemporary China and involve any academic discipline. Applicants in pre-modern humanities are encouraged to apply as are applicants in contemporary social sciences. Priority will be given to candidates with no previous postdoctoral fellowships. Application Receipt Deadline: January 10, 2014. Your application packet must include an original signed application form, curriculum vitae, a five-page double-spaced plan of research and a writing sample. Two letters of reference should be mailed directly to the Fairbank Center. Total Stipend for one year: $50,000. For more information, please visit: http://fairbank.fas.harvard.edu/pages/wang-post-doctoral-fellowships.
The International Planning History Society (IPHS) invites applications for the East Asia Planning History Prize. Application documents have to be submitted between October 1st and December 31st 2013. The aim of this Prize is to encourage young scholars of East Asia to engage in planning history and to publish their work in English. It is also meant to expand IPHS membership in East Asia. The Prize is awarded for outstanding research in the planning history of East Asia (China, Hong Kong, Japan, the two Koreas, Macau, Mongolia and Taiwan) published in English in the form of a refereed article in an academic journal, in the previous two calendar years before an IPHS Conference (from January 2012 to December 2013), by a native, citizen, and resident of a nation in East Asia under 45 years old as of the deadline date. The Prize winner shall be an IPHS member at the time of awarding the Prize and should attend the 2014 IPHS Conference (to be held at St. Augustine, Florida, USA, on July 20-23), in order to receive the Prize and to present his/her work at the Conference. The Prize includes a cash award of 250 GBP. http://iphs2014.dcp.ufl.edu/