OPPORTUNITIES: Buddhism in China – Connecting with the Source: Nirvana Sutra and Dunhuang

By Kate Xuehui Li
February 9th, 2015 in Opportunities.

We are pleased to invite you to the Woodenfish Project Buddhism in China seminar this summer. Renowned professor scholar Mark Blum from UC Berkeley will join us in Kumarājīva Temple (鳩摩羅什寺) in Wuwei (武威), Gansu (甘肅) to lecture on the Mahāyāna Mahāparinirvāṇa Sūtra. The sutra was translated in Wuwei in the 5th century. Our stay in Wuwei will be followed by a trip to Dunhuang (敦煌) where in addition to visitng the Mogao caves we will meet with the president of the Dunhuang Research Institute (敦煌研究院) and visit other important sites in the vicinity. Time: June 7th to 17th, 2015 Section One. Nirvana Sutra The section will focus primarily on the material contained in volume 1 of Mark Blum’s translation of the Mahāyāna Mahāparinirvāṇa Sūtra. More

OPPORTUNITIES: Harvard Kennedy School Looking For Research Associate to Support China Programs

By Kate Xuehui Li
January 26th, 2015 in Opportunities.

The Ash Center China Programs seeks a Research Associate to support the China Programs in areas of strategic growth and to report to the China Programs Director. Ideal candidates will be comfortable in an environment that requires intellectual curiosity, the ability to use discretionary judgment, and a level of independence. Under the direction of the China Programs Director and the Faculty Chair, the Research Associate will use his or her knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies to help develop, design, and conduct research projects; produce original written materials; organize and conduct research interviews; gather and analyze time series data; draft and edit a range of academic writing; conduct background research, and potentially draft new cases and other materials for classroom... More

OPPORTUNITIES: Teach in Asia this summer!

By Kate Xuehui Li
January 20th, 2015 in Opportunities.

Learning Enterprises (LE) is accepting applications from college students to spend a summer teaching English in rural villages and live with a generous host family in any of over 10 countries! For more information, please click here. For interested students, there will be a Google Hangout hosted by LE on January 24th at 1pm EST. The email used is erika.dilawari@gmail.com. Application deadline: February 7

OPPORTUNITIES: International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS9) 9th Biennial Conference

By Kate Xuehui Li
December 16th, 2014 in Opportunities.

The International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS9) 9th Biennial Conference will be held in Adelaide July 5-9 2015. The conference will run over five days, and there will also be special sessions for post grad students. ICAS9 boasts the unique feature of also being held in conjunction with the annual/biennial conferences of the Malaysia and Singapore Society of Australia (MASSA) the South Asian Studies Association of Australia (SASAA), the Chinese Studies Association of Australia (CSAA) and the active support of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA). It will be a truly international event on an unprecedented scale. We therefore invite your members to organise panels and round tables, present papers and be a part of this rare opportunity, either via general submission using the... More

OPPORTUNITIES: Announcement of a New BU Undergraduate Award: The Studies in Romanticism Undergraduate Essay Prize

By Kate Xuehui Li
December 4th, 2014 in Opportunities, Undergraduate.

Studies in Romanticism, BU’s flagship journal on the Romantic period in European, American, and world history, is pleased to announce the creation of a new undergraduate essay award. Its purpose is to encourage interest among BU undergraduates in the period conventionally known as “Romantic,” roughly extending from 1789, the year of the outbreak of the French Revolution, to about 1830. SiR recognizes that the precursors of European Romanticism may reach back as far as the mid-eighteenth century and that its impact on various nations, both within and outside Europe, continued throughout the nineteenth. Romantic ideas, attitudes, and influences were also apparent in many fields of endeavor subsequent to 1900, up to and including the present day: in popular culture and the... More

OPPORTUNITIES: Middlebury Language Schools Accepting Applications for the Kathryn Davis Fellows for Peace Scholarships

By Kate Xuehui Li
December 3rd, 2014 in Opportunities.

The Middlebury Language Schools are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Kathryn Davis Fellows for Peace scholarships. Every summer since 2007, Fellows for Peace has brought 100 aspiring and experienced peacemakers to the Middlebury Language Schools to help develop their linguistic and cultural fluency. The Davis scholarships are merit-based and intended for exceptionally qualified individuals with demonstrated interest or experience in international, global, or area studies; international politics and economics; peace and security studies; or conflict resolution. The Fellowships cover 100 percent of tuition, room, and board for one summer of language study at any level, from beginner to graduate, in any of the eleven languages  we offer. Individuals in other fields are also encouraged to apply if their field of expertise requires proficiency in one... More

OPPORTUNITIES: Harvard Divinity School Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professorship in Contemporary Islamic Religion and Society in Southeast Asia

By Kate Xuehui Li
December 2nd, 2014 in Opportunities.

Harvard Divinity School Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professorship in Contemporary Islamic Religion and Society in Southeast Asia November 2014 Harvard University’s Faculty of Divinity seeks to make a full-time, tenured appointment to the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Chair in Contemporary Islam. We seek a scholar whose work engages the social, intellectual, political, artistic, economic, or any other aspect of contemporary Islamic life with specialization in Southeast Asia. The candidate should demonstrate a deep understanding of the historical, social, and cultural contexts of Islamic institutions, movements, and ideas in Southeast Asia with emphasis on the 18th-century to the present. The candidate should be also conversant with the broader, global history of Islamic religion and culture. Applicants should be competent in the appropriate research languages and... More

OPPORTUNITIES: American Institute of Indian Studies applications for its summer 2015 and academic year 2015-2016 language programs

By Kate Xuehui Li
November 24th, 2014 in Opportunities.

The American Institute of Indian Studies welcomes applications for its summer 2015 and academic year 2015-2016 language programs. Programs to be offered include Hindi (Jaipur), Bengali (Kolkata), Punjabi (Chandigarh), Tamil (Madurai); Marathi (Pune), Urdu (Lucknow), Telugu (Hyderabad), Gujarati (Ahmedabad), Kannada (Mysore), Malayalam (Thiruvananthapuram), Mughal Persian (Lucknow), Sanskrit (Pune) and Pali/Prakrit (Pune). We will offer other Indian languages upon request. All academic year applicants should have the equivalent of two years of prior language study. For summer Sanskrit, we require the equivalent of two years of prior study; for summer Bengali, Hindi and Tamil we require the equivalent of one year of prior study. For summer Urdu, we require the equivalent of one year of either Hindi or Urdu. We can offer courses... More

OPPORTUNITIES:2015-2016 Andrew W. Mellon Visiting Postdoctoral Fellowship University of Toronto

By Kate Xuehui Li
November 21st, 2014 in Opportunities.

“Religious Materiality in the Indian Ocean World, 1300-1800” John E. Sawyer Seminars on the Comparative Study of Cultures 2015-2016 Andrew W. Mellon Visiting Postdoctoral Fellowship University of Toronto Program Co-Directors: Karen G. Ruffle (Assistant Professor, Department of Historical Studies and Department for the Study of Religion), Ajay Rao (Associate Professor, Department of Historical Studies and Department for the Study of Religion), Walid Saleh (Associate Professor, Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, and Department for the Study of Religion), and Nhung Tuyet Tran (Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair in Southeast Asian History, Department of History and Director, Centre for Southeast Asian Studies) How do material forms of religious culture reveal the historically contingent nature of translocal practices in the Indian Ocean world from 1300... More

OPPORTUNITIES: Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) Spring 2015 Internship

By Kate Xuehui Li
November 21st, 2014 in Internships + Jobs, Opportunities.

The Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC), Embassy of Japan is seeking unpaid, part- to full-time interns (12-35hrs/week) for Spring 2015. Internship start/end dates and hours are customized with the academic schedule of the chosen candidate. The JICC is a part of the Public Affairs section of the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C. Our primary role is to promote a better understanding of Japan and Japanese culture by providing a wide range of information and events to the American public, particularly in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. We strive to build bridges between the two cultures through various activities, such as film screenings, art exhibitions, lectures, an online newsletter, and school programs. The JICC is the gateway to connect the American public to... More

OPPORTUNITIES: Fulbright to Support Postdoctoral Research on United States-Korea Alliance Studies

By Kate Xuehui Li
November 15th, 2014 in Opportunities.

  Over the last couple of decades, the Republic of Korea and the United States have developed an increasingly comprehensive global partnership underpinned by strong economic and people-to-people ties, shared values of democracy and respect for human rights and the rule of law, and the U.S.-Korea alliance – the linchpin of peace and security in the East Asia Pacific region. In commemoration of the 60 years of U.S.-R.O.K. partnership and shared prosperity, the Fulbright Scholar Program is pleased to announce the Postdoctoral Research on United States-Korea Alliance Studies Award. This award will provide grants to American scholars interested in conducting collaborative research with Korean scholars on U.S.-Korean foreign policy, history, global governance, law and economic matters. Grants will support up to nine months of research at a... More

OPPORTUNITIES: Bhutan Youth Conclave – April 2015 – Application Process Commenced

By Kate Xuehui Li
November 11th, 2014 in Opportunities.

Today’s launch of the online application process coincides with the sixtieth birthday of His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuk, the Fourth Druk Gyalpo.  The names of the selected Fellows will be announced on 21 February 2015 which is the thirty-fifth birthday of His Majesty the King. The two-week Conclave, which is scheduled to commence on 15 April 2015, seeks to showcase the experiences, lives, and views of some of the brightest young minds from across the world and from different parts of Bhutan. This is an exclusive Fellowship opportunity - covering airfare, visa fee, accommodation & meals - which will bring selected candidates together in the Kingdom of Bhutan and offer them a first-hand experience of living and learning within a country that has been described... More

OPPORTUNITIES: Confucius China Studies Program Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship

By Kate Xuehui Li
November 7th, 2014 in Fellowships, Opportunities.

Confucius China Studies Program Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship A newly launched fellowship for Chinese studies that supports doctoral students working in fields related to China across the arts, social sciences, humanities, and education. The Confucius China Studies Program Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship is now accepting applications, and the deadline is January 29, 2015, for awards beginning in the fall of 2015. Accepted students will pursue dissertation research in China for a minimum of six months to up to two years at one of 15 participating universities. In addition, faculty advisors of selected students will be funded for a research visit to China during the period of their advisee's award.  60 awards will be available in 2015. The CCSP Fellowship is open to both U.S. citizens, and international students (with the exception of Chinese citizens.) For... More

OPPORTUNITIES: 2014 MIT-China Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (MIT-CHIEF) (11/15/2014-11/16/2014)

By Kate Xuehui Li
November 6th, 2014 in Opportunities.

Invent The Future 2014 MIT-China Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (MIT-CHIEF) November 15-16, 2014 MIT Stata Center (Building 32) 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA Register here. Dear Friends, On behalf of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology-China Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (MIT-CHIEF), we cordially invite you to our 2014 MIT-CHIEF Annual Conference, “Invent the Future”, which will be held on November 15 to 16, 2014 at MIT Stata Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Founded in 2011, MIT-CHIEF is committed to promoting intellectual exchanges and collaborations between China and the United States in technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. The Annual Conference is our most celebrated event every year. With dozens of prestigious universities located in the Greater Boston area, our conference has attracted a large number of talents who eagerly want to learn more about cutting-edge... More

OPPORTUNITIES: INSS Internship Opportunites Spring 2015

By Kate Xuehui Li
November 3rd, 2014 in Opportunities.

The Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) at the National Defense University (NDU) in Washington, D.C. is now accepting applications for its Spring Semester 2015 Internship Program. INSS is a collection of Department of Defense research centers established in 1984.  The mission of the Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) is to conduct research in support of the academic and leader development programs at NDU, and to provide strategic support to the Secretary of Defense, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Unified Combatant Commands. INSS includes the following Centers: the Center for Strategic Research (CSR), the Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs (CSCMA), the Center for Technology and National Security Policy (CTNSP), the Center for Complex... More