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Calls for Papers: June 29, 2015

           The Tsing Hua Journal of Chinese Literature is currently issuing a call for papers. The Journal, which is published biannually, is open to the public, and welcomes submissions from both domestic and overseas scholars. The Journal initiates the peer review process upon receipt of the manuscript, and it takes an average of 3 months to complete the review process. For more details regarding the Journal and the format required for submitted manuscripts, please consult the attached file.

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Jobs and Openings: June 29th, 2015

Claremont McKenna College invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professorship in the history of China, period and research specialization open. The department is particularly interested in scholars whose research and teaching interests situate Chinese history within a larger context and engage theoretical issues. The successful candidate must be able to teach survey and topical courses on Chinese history and on the history of East Asia, and will be expected to participate in the Claremont consortium's program on Asian Studies. The teaching load is 2-2.

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Calls for Papers, June 22, 2015

Notches: (re)marks on the history of sexuality is seeking short essays (1000 - 1500 words) exploring historical issues on sexualities of Asians or in Asia. We welcome blog posts; interviews with scholars, archivists, and activists; as well as submissions to our “Archives of Desire” series in which historians reflect on specific primary sources and their value in researching or teaching histories of sexuality.

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Grants and Fellowships: June 22, 2015

The Abe Fellowship is designed to encourage international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern. The Abe Fellowship Program seeks to foster the development of a new generation of researchers who are interested in policy-relevant topics of long-range importance and who are willing to become key members of a bilateral and global research network built around such topics.

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Jobs and Openings: June 22, 2015

The CRCS (Purdue University) is seeking a Program Manager for the Mapping Chinese Spiritual Capital Project, a three-year initiative to expand the social scientific study of religion in China. We will pursue three interrelated goals: mapping the religious landscape and the changing religious markets in China; assessing spiritual capital in the emerging civil society; and nourishing the growing field through publishing first-rate research in a new journal, the Review of Religion and Chinese Society.

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Jobs and Openings: June 8th, 2015

The University of British Columbia is accepting applications for one 12-month lecturer position in Japanese language, commencing September 1, 2015.  The position is intended to be for one year, with the possibility of renewal, subject to performance appraisals, approval of the Department, and budgetary availability.

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Grants and Fellowships: June 8th, 2015

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership(CGP) announce the annual Abe Fellowship competition. The Abe Fellowship is designed to encourage international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern. The Abe Fellowship Program seeks to foster the development of a new generation of researchers who are interested in policy-relevant topics of long-range importance and who are willing to become key members of a bilateral and global research network built around such topics.

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Calls for Papers: June 8th, 2015

The 2015 annual meeting of the Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies (WCAAS) will be held at the University Guest House and Conference Center, the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah on October 9-10.

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Jobs and Openings: June 1, 2015

The School for International Studies at Simon Fraser University wishes to appoint a development economist/economic historian/comparative political economist to a two-year limited term position, from 1 September 2015. The successful candidate, who must have substantive knowledge and research experience in one of Africa, or Asia, or Europe or Latin America, will contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching in development and economic history.

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Grants and Fellowships: June 1, 2015

The Transnational Asia/Pacific Section of the American Folklore Society is proud to present the Jonathan T.

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Calls for Papers, June 1, 2015

2015 ASTR Workshop: Some theatre scholarship has recently turned to transnationalism to conceptualize the border-crossing trajectories, non-state affiliations, inter-regional cross-pollinations, and global diasporic, minority, hybrid, and fluid identifications of performers and performances, particularly in the context of twenty-first-century globalization.

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Jobs and Openings: May 26, 2015

Applications are invited for appointment as Non-Tenure Track Professor in the Centre of Buddhist Studies at the University of Hong Kong, to commence from September 1, 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal. For the full listing please visit: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=50949

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Grants and Fellowships: May 26, 2015

The Transnational Asia/Pacific Section of the American Folklore Society is proud to present the Jonathan T.

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Call for Papers: May 26, 2015

CFP: Sonic Contestations of Nuclear Power

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Calls For Papers: May 18th, 2015

The Department of Languages and Cultures of Ghent, Hokkaido University, Freie Universität Berlin and Free University of Brussels welcome papers for the international symposium «Emotionalizing the nation: Conflicting narratives in Japanese food identities», to be held from July 1 to July 3 2015 in Ghent. The presented papers in Ghent should be 20-25 minutes and submissions should include:  (1) Abstract of paper, 300 words maximum in a word document  (2) Full name, title, affiliation, and contact details of presenter(s).  Submissions should be sent by email by the deadline of May 15 2

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Grants and Fellowships: May 18th, 2015

The European Association of Japanese Resource Specialists (EAJRS) is  offering 3 scholarships to resource specialists and young scholars from institutions with limited financial means or that have seldom or never attended an EAJRS conference.This year's annual conference will be held this year at Leiden University, The Netherlands, 16-19 September 2015. The deadline for application for these scholarships is s

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Jobs and Openings: May 18th, 2015

Te Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong, is creating a new tenure-track assistant professorship shared with CHinese Studies at the School of Modern Languages and Cultures of Faculty of Arts.  Kindly take a look at the advertisement (http://jobs.hku.hk/jd.php?id=201500519 ) .

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Grants and Fellowships: May 11, 2015

The Japan Information Center is delighted to announce that applications for the 2016 Japanese Government MEXT Research Student Scholarship are now available! This scholarship provides for college graduates to conduct an independent research project at a university in Japan under the supervision of a professor for 18 to 24 months. Any field of study is eligible for the scholarship, but applicants must find a professor at a Japanese university willing to supervise their research.

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Calls for Papers: May 11th, 2015

Global Politics Review (GPR) is a peer-reviewed journal of international studies published twice a year by the Observatory of Eastern Asia in association with the University of Turin.

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Jobs and Openings: May 11, 2015

The Department of East Asian Studies at Tel-Aviv University, Israel, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Asian Studies, effective from October  2016. Preferred areas are: History of India or Japan, Chinese and/or Japanese Buddhism, Contemporary China. For the full listing please visit: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=50864

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Grants and Fellowships: May 5th, 2015

The Japan Information Center is delighted to announce that applications for the 2016 Japanese Government MEXT Research Student Scholarship are now available! This scholarship provides for college graduates to conduct an independent research project at a university in Japan under the supervision of a professor for 18 to 24 months.

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Jobs and Openings: May 5th, 2015

The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures at the College of William & Mary invites applications for a one-year, non-tenure track Visiting Assistant Professor position in Chinese Studies beginning August 10, 2015. Primary responsibility will be instruction of content/culture courses, both lower and upper division, including Modern Chinese Literature, cinema, and cultural studies. For the full listing please visit: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=50874

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Call for Papers: May 5th, 2015

The Asian Studies Center of the University of Pittsburgh and the Mid-Atlantic Region of the Association of Asian Studies announce the call for papers for the 44th annual regional conference.  The conference theme “Asia: Conflict and Cooperation” explores the tensions and collaborations found throughout Asia with regards to energy, environment, public health, territorial issues, migration, popular culture, gender, sexuality, religious practices, and many other issues.

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Calls for Papers/Applicaitons: April 27th, 2015

Sponsored by the Institute of Sociology, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and published by Springer, The Journal of Chinese Sociology welcomes high-quality work from all areas of sociology and sociologically informed contributions from anthropologists, economists, historians, psychologists and political scientists.

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Jobs and Openings: April 27th, 2015

The University of Macau is a leading higher education institution in Macao, with English as its working language.The Centre for Japanese Studies of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities invites applications for the position of Professor of Japanese Language and Pedagogy. For the full listing please visit: https://networks.h-net.org/node/20904/discussions/67925/h-net-job-guide-...

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Jobs and Openings: April 20th, 2015

The University of Hong Kong invites applications for the position of Head of Department of Asian and International Studies. Reporting to the Provost through the Dean of College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, the Head of Department will provide leadership and strategic direction in research and professional education for the Department.  The Head will encourage and promote academic excellence, and steer the Department to enhance the mission and vision of the University in alignment with the University's Strategic Plan.

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Calls for Papers: April 20, 2015

The Korea Journal (ISSN 0023-3900) welcomes submissions of original research articles, review articles, and book reviews that make new contributions to the field of Korean studies. Founded in 1916 by the Korean National Commission for UNESCO, the journal has since been dedicated to the studies of Korean history, culture, and society, in turn promoting trans-continental and multidisciplinary dialogues among scholars.

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T.H. Tsien

It is with a heavy heart that we must share with you the passing of T.H. Tsien (105), Professor Emeritus and Curator Emeritus of the East Asian Collection at the Regenstein Library. Please take a moment to learn about his extrodinary life accomplishments and triumphs by clicking here. 

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Calls for Papers: April 13, 2015

The Asian Studies Center of the University of Pittsburgh and the Mid-Atlantic Region of the Association for Asian Studies announce the call for papers for the 44th annual regional conference. The conference theme “Asia: Conflict and Cooperation” explores the tensions and collaborations found throughout Asia with regards to energy, environment, public health, territorial issues, migration, popular culture, gender, sexuality, religious practices, and more. We encourage proposals from any discipline.

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Jobs and Openings: April 13, 2015

The Lyon G. Tyler Department of History at The College of William & Mary invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professorship in the field of East Asian History, with preference for a historian of Korea to begin August 2015. Applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. The successful applicant will teach a 3/3 course load, including sections of East Asian Civilization (to 1600 and since 1600). To apply, submit a letter of application and a curriculum vitae.

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Jobs and Openings: April 6, 2015

The Department of History at Sam Houston State University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in East Asian History for the academic year 2015-2016. Research field, period, and geographical specialization are open. The department is seeking an active scholar whose teaching areas will include upper-level classes in East Asian history and the world history survey. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in History in hand before the appointment begins in August 2015.

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Call for Papers: April 6, 2015

An on-line journal Acta Linguistica Asiatica (ALA) is an Open Access Journal devoted to work pursuing formal approaches to the study of Asian Languages, especially East Asian languages. It covers the areas of computational linguistics, historical linguistics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics,  language acquisition, morphology, phonology, phonetics, semantics, and syntax. Deadline for submision is April 15, 2015. All submissions will undergo double-blind review.

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Jobs and Openings: March 30, 2015

Harvard's Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations is seeking applications for a College Fellow in the study of pre-modern Japanese humanities.  The College Fellows Program at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences identifies exceptional scholars who have recently completed their doctoral work and have demonstrated excellence in teaching.

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Calls for Papers: March 30, 2015

The Asian Studies Center of the University of Pittsburgh and the Mid-Atlantic Region of the Association of Asian Studies announce the call for papers for the 44th annual regional conference.  The conference theme “Asia: Conflict and Cooperation” explores the tensions and collaborations found throughout Asia with regards to energy, environment, public health, territorial issues, migration, popular culture, gender, sexuality, religious practices, and many other issues.  

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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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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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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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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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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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