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Calls for Papers: March 2, 2015
The annual conference 2015 of the VSJF - German Association for Social Science Research on Japan - will be held from November 20-22, 2015 under the title “Energy in modern Japan. Past, present, future” at the University of Leipzig. Taking into consideration the conference’s concept (see below), interested researchers are kindly invited to send their topics and abstracts (max.
Grants and Fellowships: March 2, 2015
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship
Jobs and Openings: March 2, 2015
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts offers an opportunity for a motivated individual, with strong administrative, research, and language skills, to assist the curator with acquisitions, collections records, gallery rotations, and curatorial and research support for a future exhibition. Qualified candidates will possess a B.A. degree, MA preferred, in Asian Art History, East Asian Studies, or related field. Strong writing, research, and organizational skills. Ability to read, speak, and write in Mandarin Chinese.
Grants and Fellowships: February 23rd, 2015
With the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation, ASIANetwork, a consortium of over 150 North American colleges, is providing financial support for the hiring of teaching fellow positions at our member colleges for the next two years. For more information about the positions for our 2015-16 program and links to the position postings, go to http://www.asianetwork.org/programs/postdoc/ and click the Teaching Fellows Job Listing link. Application deadlines and procedures vary.
Call for Papers: February 23, 2015
The co-editors seek proposals for chapter-length (8,000-10,000 words) contributions to an edited volume provisionally titled Japan’s Asia-Pacific War: New Interpretations. The volume will compile rigorous and compelling new research on neglected aspects of wartime Japan and its role in the Asia-Pacific War, as well as research that challenges and adds complexity to existing narratives on that topic. We welcome submissions that reinterpret Japan and the war from multiple disciplinary perspectives, including but not limited to: Anthropology, Art, Economics, Environmental Studies,
Jobs and Openings February 23, 2014
The Undergraduate and Graduate School of Letters of Nagoya University, Japan, invites applications for the position of assistant professor. Application entries must arrive by 1 April, 2015. For the full listing, please visit: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=50575
Grants and Fellowships: February 16th, 2015
The Fondation France-Japon de l’EHESS is presently recruiting Senior and Junior levels researchers in the framework of its newly established Centre for French-Japanese Advanced Studies in Paris (Centre d’Etudes Avancées Franco-Japonais de Paris, CEAFJP (http://ffj.ehess.fr/ceafjp.html). The CEAFJP is a research and exchange platform coordinated by the Fondation France-Japon de l’EHESS, and located in Paris, France.
Jobs and Openings: February 16, 2015
The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Northeastern University (http://www.northeastern.edu/llc) invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair. The field of specialization is open; the appointment will be made at the rank of Full Professor with tenure. For the full listing, please visit: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=50553.
Calls for Papers: February 16th, 2015
The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Washington University in St. Louis is pleased to host the 64th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, October 16-18, 2015. Proposals are solicited for panels, roundtables, individual papers, posters, and “diamond presentations” in all fields dealing with East, South, and Southeast Asia, the Asian Diaspora, and topical and comparative panels. Faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students, as well as independent Asianists, are encouraged to participate and attend.
Jobs and Openings: February 9, 2015
The University of Groningen offers an appointment as Full Professor (Chinese Language, starting as soon as possible). The salary will be € 5,103 to € 7,431 gross per month for full time employment (in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch universities (CAO-NU)), depending on the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Please visit the full listing here: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=50511
Call for Papers: February 9, 2015
The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London invites papers that investigate spatial representation as a cultural practice and a discourse in the broadest possible sense from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Grants and Fellowships: February 2nd, 2015
The FLAS Fellowships Applications are due Feb 6, 5:00pm. For more information, please click here
Jobs and Openings: Febuary 2nd, 2015
The College of Humanities at the University of Exeter is offering a PhD studentship beginning in September 2015, working for the EU Marie Curie-funded project ‘Nature Entangled’ led by Dr Yue Zhuang (Chinese Studies) at the University of Exeter: One Doctoral Studentship (open to UK/EU and International students): all tuition fees paid an annual maintenance grant for three years. The maintenance grant will be £13,863 per year. Application deadline is 15 February 2015.
Calls for Papers: February 2, 2015
Pickering & Chatto’s renowned book series ‘Empires in Perspective’ is inviting new proposals for monographs and essay collections.
Fellowships and Grants: January 26, 2015
The FLAS Fellowships Applications are due Feb 6, 5:00pm. For more information, please click here
For our internal scholarships and fellowships, please visit: https://ceas.uchicago.edu/page/grants-and-fellowships
Jobs and Openings: January 26, 2015
The IES Abroad Tokyo Center Director manages all aspects of the IES Abroad Tokyo program(s) and is responsible for the overall strategy, management and operations at the Center.
Call for Papers: January 26, 2015
Asian Ecocinema Studies is seeking articles for an edited collection about ecological and environmental issues in contemporary Asian cinema.With increasing awareness of global environmental issues, and an attempt to address growing interests in the study of Asian films in relation to ecocritical theories and concepts, this book project seeks to expand the field of ecology and film towards a broader coverage in its Asian contexts.
Jobs and Openings: January 19, 2015
The History Department at Emmanuel College invites applications for a full-time, ranked (non-tenure track) position at the Assistant Professor level in East Asian History, beginning in the Fall of 2015. Candidates are expected to be able to teach courses related to their specialty, but will need to be able to teach modern China, modern Japan, world survey courses, and historical research methods.
Call for Papers / Applications: January 19, 2015
Penn State University invites applicants for its annual Asian Studies Summer Institute, to be held June 21-27, 2015. This year’s Institute, directed by Tina Chen and Eric Hayot, focuses on the topic of “Migratory Aesthetics and Asian/American Studies.” Institute participants spend a week reading and thinking about the annual theme, as well as significant time workshopping their work in progress. Penn State will cover travel, housing, and most meals for the week of the Institute.
Fellowships and Grants: January 19, 2015
Reminder: FLAS Applications are due Feb 6th, at 5:00 pm. Click here for more information.
Calls for Papers: January 12, 2015
The Journal of Asia Pacific Studies is calling for papers for Volume 4 Issue 1. JAPS is a peer-reviewed academic journal of the International Academy of Social Sciences (Florida, USA). JAPS has a high impact factor, is indexed and catalogued by EBSCOhost and the library of Congress, and it is published both in print and online. Please visit www.japss.org for more information.
Jobs and Openings: January 12, 2015
The Department of Media and Communication at the City University of Hong Kong is seeking a senior research associate or a post-doctoral fellow to participate in an empirical research project on social movements and political communication. This full-time position is available for a minimum of 6 months, with the possibility of renewal. Salary will be commensurate with qualification and experience. The Department will sponsor a working visa in Hong Kong. Please send application to Dr. Fen Lin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fellowships and Grants: January 12, 2015
The National Security Education Program (NSEP) Boren Fellowships provide graduate students with up to $30,000 to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. For a complete list of eligible languages, click here. For more information, please visit http://www.borenawards.org/boren_fellowship.
Jobs and Openings: January 5th, 2015
The Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies (KCJS) seeks candidates for the position of Resident Director of its study-abroad center based on the campus of Doshisha University in Kyoto. KCJS is a consortium of fourteen universities administered by Columbia University that offers academic year and summer programs.
Grants and Fellowships: January 5th, 2015
The AAS/CIAC has funds to support small grants for members working on China, Taiwan, or Inner Asia. The CIAC Small Grants program is supported by generous funding by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, as well as from independent donations from AAS members that are just now in the process of being solicited. We are typically able to award approximately twenty small grants annually (and we are hoping we can garner as much in donations as we did last year to enable this number of awards).
Calls For Papers: January 5th, 2015
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 review is seeking authors for the June 2015 issue, with a recommended deadline of February 28, 2015.
Call for Papers: December 29, 2014
"Opera and Translation : Eastern and Western Perspectives" seeks abstracts for their next volume. From the website: “Every high C accurately struck utterly demolishes the theory that we are the irresponsible puppets of fate and chance”, wrote W.H. Auden in 1951 (p. 10). Auden, who was an opera lover, librettist and translator of libretti, considered opera “the last refuge of the High style” and perhaps the only art “to which a poet with a nostalgia for those times past when poets could write in the grand manner all by themselves can still contribute” (1968, p.
Fellowships and Grants: December 29, 2014
Stanford University is now accepting applications for 8 positions to teach Thinking Matters, a required program that honors the freshman educational tradition first established at Stanford in 1919. Thinking Matters courses foster intellectual curiosity and the development of critical inquiry skills and support first-year students in achieving a successful transition to college-level learning.
Jobs and Openings: December 29, 2014
The Faculty of Oriental Studies, in Association with St. Cross College, is seeking a leading scholar of modern Chinese studies to join the University of Oxford at an exciting time for Chinese scholarship. The recent opening of the inter-disciplinary China Centre