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2015 Najita Distinguished Lecture

Professor Ryuichi Narita

"The various Routes of Post-WWII Japanese Intellectuals: Their Perspectives on the War and World"

What was the role of Japanese intellectuals in the postwar period on the level of both ideas and actions? This presentation will explore the paths taken by figures as Maruyama Masao, Yamaguchi Masao, Oe Kenzaburo, Ueno Chizuko, and Karatani Kojin from the early postwar period to the present. 

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Grants and Fellowships: March 24th, 2015

REMINDER: The CEAS internal scholarships have a deadline of April 13, 2015 at 3:00pm. Please visit https://ceas.uchicago.edu/page/grants-and-fellowships for more information.

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Jobs and Openings: March 24th, 2015

The University of Michigan invites applications for the position of Head of Asia Library. The full description of the position and online application information can be found from the Careers at Michigan website:http://umjobs.org/job_detail/107243/head_asia_library.

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Calls for Papers: March 24th, 2015

Call for Papers: Living off Waste and Waste as Lively: The Generativity of Discarded and Discharged Matter in Contemporary East Asia American Anthropological Association November 18-22, 2015 Denver, CO. We invite submissions which in some way grapple with the generativity of waste, its multiple materialities, and its various modalities of power in East Asia.

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Grants and Fellowships: March 16, 2015

The Norman Wait Harris Memorial Fund supports conferences, lectures, invited speakers, and other events on international topics at the University of Chicago. All activities funded by this competition must be free and open to the general public. Students, faculty, and University centers and organizations are eligible to apply for Norman Wait Harris support. The proposed activity may be a single event or a series of events. For more information please visit: http://cis.uchicago.edu/nwh/application

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Jobs and Openings: March 16, 2015

The School of Chinese at the University of Hong Kong seeks a scholar of high calibre to fill the tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor in Chinese Literature, to commence on September 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. For more information please visit: http://web.chinese.hku.hk/main/

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Calls for Papers: March 16, 2015

The British Association for Japanese Studies (BAJS) and the Japan Research Centre (JRC) at SOAS, University of London announce a Call for Papers for the BAJS Annual Conference to be held at SOAS, London on Thursday 10th and Friday 11th September 2015. This two-day conference will include a guest plenary session by Professor Aaron Gerow (Yale University), parallel sessions of thematic academic panels, the BAJS AGM and evening networking events.

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Calls for Papers: March 9, 2015

The 3rd Annual Conference on Social Studies, Communication and Education (ACSSC 2015) will be held from December 02 to 04,  2015, in Tokyo, Japan. The objective of ACSSC is to provide a forum for researchers and technologists to present new ideas and contributions in the form of technical papers, panel discussions and tutorials of ideas in the field of social studies, communication and education.  To see a list of the topics and the full listing, please visit: http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=220875

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Jobs and Openings: March 9, 2014

The East Asian Library at Princeton University invites applications for the position of Director of the East Asian Library. The East Asian Library's (EAL) collection contains more than 801,000 bound volumes, 38,000 print and electronic serials subscriptions, rich offerings of digital content, and a world-famous collection of rare books and artifacts. About 69% of EAL's holdings are Chinese, 27% Japanese and 4% Korean. Collections range across all fields of knowledge but focus especially on humanities and social sciences.

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Fellowships and Grants: March 9, 2015

The John K. Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University announces a special fellowship for the 2015-16 academic year for a scholar with expertise in the digital humanities and/or social sciences. The fellow will be expected to pursue his/her own research agenda, to contribute to the development of the Digital China Initiative at the Fairbank Center, and to assist Center faculty, students, and affiliates in the exploitation of digital techniques for research in Chinese studies.

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