Hong Kong Baptist University
Deadline: 1st Dec 2020
The Department of Chinese Language and Literature at Hong Kong Baptist University attaches great importance to
Miscellaneous Announcements Archive
27-28th Nov 2020
Workshop held on Zoom
University of Zurich, Switzerland
Digital technologies have in the last
Deadline: 15th Nov 2020
The Trustees of the Needham Research Institute, Cambridge (www.nri.cam.ac.uk) invite applications for a research fellowship, open to those intending to carry out research in original source materials relating to any topic within the broad field of the history of science, technology and medicine in China without limitation of historical period. Applicants will be expected to hold the degree of PhD in a relevant area. The fellowship is tenable at the Needham Research Institute, whose library offers unique facilities for research in the history of science, technology and medicine in East Asia,
Deadline: 30th Sep 2020
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin invites international researchers to apply for a research grant in 2021 within the framework of the Grant Programme of the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz. The scholarships are available for research in Berlin with the extensive collections of Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, such as the holdings of the East Asia Department and CrossAsia, as well as those of other SPK institutions. “With its unique collections, the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (State Library at Berlin) is a research library of international ranking, which offers excellent working conditions to scholars especially in the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences, in Law and in the History of Science.”
On July 4, Professor Alfredo Mario Cadonna returned to the root. During the last part of the twentieth century, from the 1980s onwards, he was one of the most important figures in Italian Sinology in the field of classical literary and religious studies. The subject of his degree thesis presented in the academic year 1978-79 (Yulu and denglu of the Chan Buddhist school as a source for the study of vernacular elements of “Middle Chinese”) already demonstrated the two aspects that proved to be fundamental cornerstones of his research activity: a focus on the expressions of the Chinese religious-philosophical tradition (Chan, and later especially Daoism) and the centrality of a language-based approach, the vehicle of such expressions. Hallmarks of Alfredo’s academic writing, teaching
Travel grant: Sino-Tibetan Languages: Research Methodologies and Approaches to Linguistic Field Studies and Language Documentation among Tibeto-Burman Speaking Minorities in China
26th-30th Oct 2020
Deadline: 31st Jul 2020
Thanks to the generous support of the TIANZHU FOUNDATION, we are pleased to award up to 800 Euros in travel remuneration of five international PhD students. This money can be used for travel, accommodation, and meals. To apply for this travel grant, please send a one-page cover letter and your CV to Christoph.firstname.lastname@example.org by July 31st
Deadline: 30th Aug 2020
The China Studies Post-doctoral Fellowship, offered jointly by Ashoka University and the Harvard-Yenching Institute (HYI) for recent PhDs in China Studies, is an opportunity for postdoctoral researchers to conduct a two-year study on China, extendable pending review and approval, under the guidance of established scholars and professors while teaching at top Indian universities. The fully-funded fellowship is open to scholars who have completed PhDs anytime after 2011 with a specific focus on China (utilizing Chinese language sources) across various disciplines of humanities and social science. These include, but are not limited to, anthropology, archaeology, cultural
Vacant Position: Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (M/W/D) „Forschungsverbund Forschungsinstitut Gesellschaftlicher Zusammenhalt“
Deadline: 30th Jul 2020
Kennziffer 137/2020, befristet bis 31. Mai 2024, 65% einer Vollbeschäftigung, vorgesehene Vergütung: Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L. Am Leipzig Research Centre Global Dynamics (ReCentGlobe) ist ab dem 1. Januar 2021 oben genannte Stelle zu besetzen: Das bundesweit agierende Forschungsinstitut Gesellschaftlicher Zusammenhalt (FGZ), finanziert aus Mitteln des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF), ist ein Verbundprojekt von elf Hochschulen
Deadline: 9th/16th Oct 2020
Once a year, supported by the Peters Beer Foundation, part of the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft (Donors’ Association for the Promotion of Humanities and Sciences in Germany), the Max Weber Foundation (MWS) confers Gerald D. Feldman Travel Grants to young academics with an international focus. The travel grants are meant to improve the career opportunities for humanities and social science academics in their qualification phase. The scientists conduct a self-chosen research project in at least two and at most three host countries which are home to MWS institutes and branches (this includes among others China, Japan and Singapore). The total term of funding
Deadline: 10th Sep 2020
EURICS, the European Institute of Chinese Studies (http://www.eurics.eu) which was founded last year at the initiative of President Emmanuel Macron is now looking for fellows for the coming academic year! For the spring semester of 2021 (Jan-July): application deadline is 10 September 2020. EURICS aims at deepening the understanding of China in all fields. It is an independent institute with an institutional, scientific and financial independence that guarantees the autonomy of its research, analysis and debate. Holding a genuine European dimension, EURICS brings together major European players in the field of Chinese studies through fellowship
Sonipat, Haryana, India
Deadline: 30th Aug 2020
1. Director and Professor, Centre for China Studies: Ashoka University invites applications for a full-time position as Director of a Centre for China Studies to be established at Ashoka University. The candidate will be a major scholar of China, and will also hold a full time Professorial appointment in their core discipline. The scholar must have demonstrated track record of excellence in scholarship pertaining to China. They must have the ability to oversee the building out of a China Studies Program at Ashoka University. The position requires a lively interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching at a leading liberal arts university, a vigorous and active
Olomouc, Czech Republic
20-21st Nov 2020
Deadline: 16th Aug 2020
Deadline: 30th Jun 2020
Edited by Paolo Santangelo (Sapienza University of Rome) We are glad to inform you that the new edition of Ming Qing Studies 2020 will be published by WriteUp Site before the end of this year (see table of contents below). Applicants are encouraged to submit abstracts for the next issues of Ming Qing Studies. The contributions should concern Ming-Qing China in one or few of its most significant and multifaceted aspects, as well as on East Asian countries covering the same time period. All articles will be examined by our qualified peer reviewers. We welcome creative and fresh approaches to the field of Asian studies. Particularly appreciated will be the contributions on anthropological and social history, collective imagery, and interdisciplinary
The local experiences of foreigners in
10-11 Oct 2020
Deadline: 15th Jul 2020
The dream is one of the most specific and culturally important phenomena of the human psyche. It has been a concern to humans across numerous cultures for thousands of years. Initially, interpreting the meaning of dreams was considered to be the most important perspective. Today, many believe that research into dream formation and function is more relevant, specifically for medical research. But still none of the related questions can be answered with certainty. In addition to natural sciences, the cultural sciences are working on an approach to this topic.
Deadline: 10 Jun 2020
The Institute for Near Eastern and East Asian Languages and Civilizations—Sinology at FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany) invites applications for the position of a Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m/d) with an interest in modern Chinese history, global/transnational historiography and/or East Asian conceptual history of the 19-20th century. The position is part of the interdisciplinary project “Writing History with China—Chinese Concepts in Transnational Historiography” funded by the Volkswagen Foundation (2020-27). In cooperation with the Department of
Vacant Position: Two-year postdoctoral Research Associate in China and Globalisation (broadly conceived) commencing September 2020.
Deadline: 1st Jun 2020
The successful applicant will be based in the Lee Kai Hung Postdoctoral College at MCI, and work independently under the supervision of the MCI director. S/he will have a completed PhD in the humanities or social sciences, and possess a demonstrable ability to produce world-class research. While applications from across China studies are welcome, slight preference will be given to research that can contribute to ongoing MCI research
Bangor, Wales, UK
Deadline: 20th May 2020
Applications are invited for the above full-time, permanent post in the Modern Languages and Cultures section of the School of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic and inspiring lecturer, able to design, convene and teach undergraduate and postgraduate modules in Chinese Cultural Studies, including the English-Chinese translation component of our MA in Translation Studies. S/he will also have the ability to supervise postgraduate researchers in Chinese Cultural Studies and will contribute to the School’s ambition and international standing in terms of high-quality
Deadline: 31st May 2020
An der Fakultät für Geschichte, Kunst- und Orientwissenschaften, Ostasiatisches Institut, Fachbereich Sinologie ist ab 1. September
2020 folgende Stelle zu besetzen:
WISSENSCHAFTLICHER MITARBEITER (M/W/D)
Befristungsdauer adäquat des Qualifizierungsziels, 50 % einer Vollbeschäftigung vorgesehene Vergütung: Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L
Die Stelle soll zur Abdeckung des Lehrangebots der Leipziger Sinologie sowie der komplementären Ergänzung
Published by Springer (https://www.springer.com/series/15657)
The book series provides a platform for the publication of studies on sciences in the ancient worlds that bring innovative methods into play and address new theoretical issues. It is predicated on the conviction that the history of ancient sciences raises theoretical questions and requires new methodologies in a way that can inspire many other fields. For instance, with the help of innovative methods, ancient mathematical documents allow us to shed a unique light on the manuscript cultures, in the context of which they were composed. […]
Deadline: 23rd Apr 2020
The successful applicant will cover research and teaching in the field of East Asian Art History. Appointment requirements are governed by Article 100 of the Berlin Higher Education Act (§ 100 Berliner Hochschulgesetz). Applicants should have outstanding experience in East Asian Art History across multiple periods and regions. They are expected to be highly skilled in at least one of the languages in the regions of study and also to be actively engaged in work related to current debates in cultural studies, including theoretical debates and questions of methodology. They should have experience with interdisciplinary
Abstract Submission Deadline: 15th May 2020
We are seeking contributions to an edited volume focusing on Yan Lianke studies. The present edited volume focuses on how Yan Lianke has been received in and beyond mainland China, whilst presenting views of how Yan Lianke has been understood, interpreted, and appreciated in Japan, the US, and Europe. Contributions are from renowned scholars worldwide. The volume will also include one or two articles written by Yan Lianke himself. Yan Lianke is an internationally renowned Chinese writer. Born in 1958, he is one of the most prolific writers in the Chinese literary landscape. Often defined, and at times acclaimed, as the most irreverent and censored writer
Monde Chinois Nouvelle Asie n° 63
Deadline: 30th Apr 2020
The Uyghur region has a pivotal role in Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a gigantic infrastructure project that seeks to connect China to Russia, the Middle East and Europe. Regarded as “unstable” by the Chinese regime, the Uyghur region constitutes both an opportunity and an obstacle to this ambitious economic plan. As a consequence, a vast Orwellian surveillance system supported by AI technology has been implemented to control the local populations, of which the internment or disappearance of at least one million people according to various reports
Deadline: 15th May 2020
Have you ever had an experience with traditional medicine that profoundly changed the way you practice medicine, seek treatment, think about medical theory, science, or even life? We are looking for precisely such “life stories” told in an engaging and inspiring manner. To this end, this competition invites you — practitioner, patient, or scholar of traditional medicine – to explore a new form of communication: visual storytelling. Using the interactive format of Shorthand, a web-publishing platform, allows you to integrate text with high quality images, video, and audio for enhanced storytelling.
As of today (April 4, 2020), we are still planning for the EACS 2020 conference to go ahead as scheduled. However, the board of the European Association for Chinese Studies will continue to monitor the developing pandemic situation and will make a final decision near the end of May. This decision will be publicly announced by June 1 at the latest.
In the meantime, we encourage participants with accepted papers to continue registering for the conference, but we recommend holding off on booking travel and accommodations until after June 1. Should the conference end up being cancelled, registration fees will be refunded.
Call for Papers: International Workshop “The Other in Chinese History and Thought: Territory, Race, Culture, Philosophy, Religion”
Ghent University, Belgium
8-9th Feb 2021
Deadline: 15th May 2020
Conveners: Prof. Bart Dessein (Ghent University), Prof. Leigh K. Jenco (London School of Economics), Dr. Julia C. Schneider (University College Cork), Dr. Ady Van Den Stock (Ghent University)
The figure of the “other” (or “Other”) looms large in contemporary philosophy as well as across a broad range of disciplines in
Lund University, Sweden
Deadline: 1st Mar 2020
The Centre will start its Ph.D. programme in September 2020. The programme is four-year long (240 credits) and combines courses (60 credits) with a thesis (180 credits). East and South-East Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary subject that focuses on present-day socio-political issues and developments and can include a range of topics concerning phenomena and processes in the region as a whole as well as in individual countries. The subject integrates theoretical and methodological perspectives from area studies with different humanities and social sciences disciplines. Every doctoral student is assigned a principal supervisor, who is a docent and employed at Lund University,
Call for Papers: 11th International Conference of the European Association of Chinese Linguistics (EACL-11)
Olomouc, Czech Republic
25-27th Sep 2020
Deadline: 20th Mar 2020
The 11th International Conference of the European Association of Chinese Linguistics (EACL) will be held in Olomouc, Czech Republic. It is jointly organized by the EACL executive committee, the Department of Asian Studies (https://kas.upol.cz/en/), the Sinofon project (http://sinofon.cz/), the Department of English and American Studies, and the Department of General Linguistics, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic. Invited speakers: Huba Bartos (Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
International Workshop “Dynamics of knowledge transmission and linguistic transformation in Chinese textual cultures”
17-18th Sep 2020
Deadline: 31st Mar 2020
Organised by Barbara Bisetto (University of Verona, Italy) and Rainier Lanselle (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes and CRCAO, Paris)
Location: University of Verona, Verona (Italy). The circulation and the dissemination of knowledge rely in essential ways on forms of linguistics transformation, alteration and manipulation. Historically, practices of linguistic transformation and manipulation, from the writing of glosses and paraphrases to the elaboration of full-fledged commentaries and rewritings, have served as important vehicles for the
Deadline: 28th Feb 2020
The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences sees to appoint a Social Anthropologist with a regional focus on East Asia. You will further the School’s international reputation for research in Social Anthropology and its commitment to excellence in teaching and administration. You will present a research profile which is at the forefront of the field in any theoretical aspect of Social Anthropology and a geographic focus on any part of East Asia, in both experience to date and in future potential. You will demonstrate experience, achievement and potential reflected in a growing personal teaching and supervisory portfolio. You will contribute to developing and teaching core undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Social Anthropology,
The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
Deadline: 28th Feb 2020
Lise Meitner Research Group “China in the Global System of Science” (led by Dr. Anna Lisa Ahlers), seeks 1 Predoctoral Fellow. Earliest starting date: 01 May 2020 for three years with the option of extension, with a 65% employment contract. Remuneration is based on the TVöD-Bund pay scales (E13, 65%). Outstanding graduates holding a Master degree, or equivalent, in sinology/Chinese studies, sociology, political science, history of science, anthropology, or other relevant fields are invited to apply. Degree should be in hand by commencement of employment. Chinese language proficiency is required; fieldwork
The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
Deadline: 28th Feb 2020
Lise Meitner Research Group “China in the Global System of Science” (led by Dr. Anna Lisa Ahlers), seeks 1 Postdoctoral Fellow. Earliest starting date: 01 May 2020, with employment contract for three years with the option of extension, working in a research area in close conjunction with the agenda of the research group (https://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/research/departments/lise-meitnerresearch-group). Remuneration is based on the TVöD-Bund pay scales (E13/E14, 100%). Outstanding junior scholars holding a PhD, or equivalent, in sinology/Chinese studies, sociology, political science, history of
Call for Papers: “Uses and Representations of the Environment in the Chinese World” AFEC International Colloquium
12–13th Jun 2020
Deadline: 21st Feb 2020
From the insect outbreaks documented in the Spring and Autumn Annals (722–481 BCE) to the recent earthquakes in Sichuan, the Chinese world has been regularly affected by the changing conditions of the environment. As the Himalayan peaks continue to rise, the Yellow River to change course, and the country’s regions to become more transformed by human activity, it seems appropriate for the French Association of Chinese Studies (AFEC) to devote a colloquium to environmental issues and their practices, proven or potential, in the Chinese world.
Université de Paris
Campus Paris Diderot
19-21st Nov 2020
Deadline: 1st Apr 2020
In the context of the 2020 Comics Year launched by the French Ministry of Culture1, this conference focuses on a whole side of global comics through a regional approach : comics art in Eastern Asia. The aim is to look beyond American comics and bandes dessinées (Franco-Belgian comics), and to expand the already numerous discourses on Japanese manga to other nearby comics traditions, in Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong. The main focal point of this conference stresses a geographical space, characterized by a certain cultural and linguistic cohesion — “comics” is indeed called by similar terms in Japanese manga, Chinese manhua and Korean manhwa. This cohesion, showed in
Deadline: 31st Mar 2020
“Ukrainian Journal of Sinology Studies” (UJSS) an international and interdisciplinary open-access, peer-reviewed academic journal publishing original research articles and significant
Call for Papers: Bochum Yearbook of East Asian Studies – Bochumer Jahrbuch zur Ostasienforschung 2020 Edition
Deadline: 1st May 2020
The Bochum Yearbook of East Asian Studies (Bochumer Jahrbuch zur Ostasienforschung) is now accepting submissions in either English or German for edition 43, which is scheduled for publication in winter 2020‒21. All papers submitted will undergo double-blind peer review.
The Bochum Yearbook of East Asian Studies (BJOAF) has been published since 1978 by the Faculty of East Asian Studies at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany. It serves as an international forum for academic publications on East Asian research. To get an idea of the scope of topics and research approaches that have
Ca’ Foscari University
1–2nd Oct 2020
Deadline: 30th Apr 2020
Today, more than ever before, interconnections, flows, interdependencies, crises and/or re-articulations of models and identity challenge the firmness of boundaries and the idea of homogeneity of presupposed, imagined identity communities that are predicated on these boundaries. In this instance, the academia across various disciplines has been facing the challenge of turning from post-colonial approaches towards a global and transcultural vision of the world. Organisers: PhD students of the Department of Asian and North African Studies, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (34th Cycle – 2018)
Deadline: 10th Feb 2020
Salary: Grade 6/7 £29,176 – £32,817/£35,845 – £40,322 per annum
This project builds on a partnership with the Chinese government that involved field research and Knowledge Exchange activities to improve our understanding and management of fragile critical zone ecosystems across China. As the funding for this research has come from the Newton Fund, a key requirement of these projects is to deliver ODA compliant research and exchange this knowledge with science policymakers and practitioners, including farmers, to help ensure that management benefits from new scientific understanding. This post-doctoral position will provide knowledge
Deadline: 15th Apr 2020
The Charles Leslie prize seeks to honour the work of Charles Leslie and his dedication to IASTAM, and aims to encourage young scholars in the field that he helped to establish. This prize is awarded to the best original, unpublished scholarly essay on Asian medicine submitted to the competition and judged by the IASTAM Council.The nominee for the award must be a member in good standing of IASTAM, and must fall into any of the following categories: a practitioner of an Asian medical tradition (with fewer than three publications), or a graduate student, or a recent PhD who received his/her doctoral degree fewer than five years prior to the deadline for nomination, or a scholar who is in a contingent faculty position without tenure or long-term contract
18th Jul-1st Aug 2020
Deadline: 1st May 2020
How would a sound ‘China Strategy’ look? Should we do business with China, or reflect instead upon its historical relationship with human rights? Is the priority of China’s President Xi Jinping to strengthen his power and position within the government, or to create and administer law? Is China’s judiciary system ineffectual , or does it sufficiently protect individual rights?
Questions such as these have become increasingly concerning to major decision-makers and opinion leaders across Europe and beyond. The answers to these questions often fall short. The predominance of stereotypes and misunderstandings are all too common,
Vacant Position: Research Engineer (M/W) for the “Chinese Human Trafficking and Slaving Database” (Claude Chevaleyre)
Expected date of employment:
15 Mar 2020
The Lyons Institute of East Asian Studies (IAO) is a center for research in human and social sciences. It brings together scholars from fields such as anthropology, law, economics, geography, history, literature, philosophy and political sciences. The primary focus of their work is East and South-East Asia, especially China, Korea, Japan, Laos, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
By mapping and analyzing networks of human trafficking in early modern China, the project “Chinese Human Trafficking and Slaving Database” questions the role of China as exclusively a purveyor of
8–12th Jun 2020
Deadline: 15th Mar 2020
The International Center for the Study of Ancient Text Cultures (ICSATC), hosted at Renmin University of China, holds its sixth Ph.D. Student and Young Scholar workshop on June 8-12, 2020. Four renowned scholars from the fields of Ancient Chinese, Japanese, Egyptian, and Mesopotamian Civilization will present lectures and seminars on specific topics. There also will be student research activities to complement the lectures and seminars. The principal language of instruction and interaction will be English.
Meeting Place: Renmin University of China, Beijing
14th International Conference on Daoist Studies (In Honor of Aleksandar Fedotov) “Daoism and Literature: Myths, Stories, Novels, Poetry”
9-12th Jun 2020
Deadline: 1st Apr 2020
Daoism in all its schools and dimensions has found vivid expression in literature—from the poetic format of the Daode jing through the fictional accounts in the Zhuangzi and the ecstatic poetry and mythology of the middle ages to extensive novels and alchemical poetry of late imperial China, continuing actively today. Both the doctrinal and experiential expression of Daoism in various literary genres and the adaptation of Daoist imagery and vision by literary masters
Upcoming Conference: XIII International Research and Practice Conference «RUSSIA – CHINA: HISTORY AND CULTURE»
8–10th Oct 2020
Deadline: 30th Jun 2020
We are glad to invite you to participate in the XIII International Research and Practice Conference «RUSSIA – CHINA: HISTORY AND CULTURE». This year the conference is devoted to such important historical events as: the 75th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 and the 75th anniversary of the victory in the Resistance War of the Chinese people against Japanese aggression 1931-1945. In addition, 2020 marks the 220th anniversary of the outstanding orientalist Osip Mikhailovich Kovalevsky; one of the Round Tables will be dedicated to him and his studies.
Deadline: 8th Mar 2020
The Louis Frieberg Center for East Asian Studies offers post-doctoral fellowships for the 2020-2021 academic year. The post-docs are open to scholars in the humanities and social sciences specializing in East Asia, especially China, Japan, Korea and Mongolia. Fellowships are granted for one academic year or one semester. The starting date of the visit should not be later than four years after receipt of the doctoral degree; the fellow must hold a valid doctoral degree no later than October 2020. The fellowship consists of a monthly stipend (tax free) of $1,800, paid in Israeli currency and linked to the representative rate of exchange.
University of Sydney
Deadline: 6th Feb 2020
Exciting research and teaching opportunity in the Department of Chinese Studies， located at our Camperdown / Darlington campus
Full-time continuing position (Academic Level B) and remuneration package $125,848 p.a which includes leave loading and up to 17% superannuation. The Department of Chinese Studies within the School of Languages and Cultures is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Chinese Language and Culture, with specialisation in any discipline of China-related language or culture studies. In this role you will contribute to core units in the Chinese Studies major including developing and teaching Chinese language classes at different levels，
Masaryk University, Czech Republic
25-26th Apr 2020
Extended Deadline: 14th Feb 2020
Despite intense scholarly interest in the history of radical nationalism and fascism, the connections between fascist/radical nationalist ideas and particular East Asian nationalist thinkers is an important theme that appears to have been mostly ignored by ‘Western scholars’. The European study of fascism and the study of major strands of East Asian nationalisms and fascisms do not seem to be connected and two well-established academic disciplines – studies of nationalism and fascism studies in East Asia – often seem ignorant of each other. The electoral successes of radical
Deadline: 15th Jan 2020
The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University is pleased to announce the 2020-2021 competition for the An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowships in Chinese Studies. This year the Fairbank Center is offering two fellowships to support postdoctoral participants in an interdisciplinary research group that will focus on issues of science and technology in the making of modern China. This research group will be led by Professors Susan Greenhalgh (Anthropology), Victor Seow (History of Science), Arunabh Ghosh (History), and Ya-Wen Lei (Sociology). A strong working knowledge of Chinese and English is required. Applicants must provide confirmation of successful
Deadline: 15th Jan 2020
Confuci Acadèmic Journal – CAJ (ISSN 2696-1229) is a yearly, open-access, peer-reviewed journal edited by the Barcelona Confucius Institute Foundation (FICB) that publishes original research on Chinese language and culture. Its disciplinary approach covers Chinese linguistics and Chinese teaching as a foreign language, embracing (but not limited to) approaches from theoretical and applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, education psychology, and information technologies applied to foreign language learning. It also provides a platform for the publication of research on the international promotion of Chinese language and culture, and research on Confucius Institutes.
Under the consideration that culture is an
International Conference “A Review of Changes. 70 years of the People’s Republic of China in an Interdisciplinary Perspective”,
Mar 12–13th 2020
October 1, 2019, marks exactly 70 years since the establishment of the People’s Republic of China. This year also includes many anniversaries of events that have shaped modern China in a significant degree in terms of politics, society and culture. It is an opportunity to summarize, look at the current heritage of post-war China, both successes and failures, as well as the challenges that the country is facing. Over the past seven decades, dynamic changes have covered a whole range of aspects shaped by the PRC
Deadline: 20th Jan 2020
At the Faculty of History, Art, and Oriental Studies – East Asian Institute, the above position is to be filled from March 1, 2020, subject to the availability of funds.
The position will be filled for academic qualification within the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Center “Processes of Spatialization under the Global Condition” (SFB 1199) in the research subproject of the Department of Sinology on the topic “Chinese Engineers and their Visions of Space: Builders of a Networked Nation, 1906–1937”. A detailed description of the subproject can be found on the Collaborative Research Centre’s website https://research.uni-leipzig.de/~sfb1199/ and at the institute’s website
University of Oxford, UK
Deadline: 10th Jan 2020
There is an opportunity to work with Professor Tian Yuan Tan, Shaw Professor of Chinese at the University of Oxford, on a doctorate in pre-modern Chinese literature as part of his newly launched research project TEXTCOURT: Linking the Textual Worlds of Chinese Court Theater, ca. 1600-1800. This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 819953).
Court theatre was a core part of Chinese court and performance culture for centuries, yet its texts have never been
Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Review starts: Mar 2020
Lingnan University, a distinctive liberal arts institution in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is committed to the provision of quality whole-person education by combining the best of Chinese and Western liberal arts traditions. It strives to pursue excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship and community engagement. With three academic Faculties, it offers a wide range of undergraduate degree programmes in arts, business and social sciences. Lingnan’s liberal arts education is characterised by a broad-based interdisciplinary curriculum with specialised disciplinary studies;
National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Deadline: 13th Jan 2020
The Department of Philosophy at National Taiwan University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor. Teaching appointment is effective from August 1, 2020.
Qualification: Ph.D. in Philosophy or related fields. Specialization: 1. Pre-Qin philosophy (preferably in Confucianism; familiarity with excavated manuscripts is an advantage). 2. Chinese Buddhist philosophy. 3. Political philosophy, Social philosophy, Legal philosophy.
Other Requirements: Applicants must be competent in teaching in Mandarin and prepared to offer mandatory courses (teaching experience is preferred but not required).
Newcastle University, UK
5-6th Jun 2020
If Wu Wenguang’s Bumming in Beijing (流浪北京, 1990) is considered to mark the birth of independent cinema in the People’s Republic of China (hereafter China) that cinema will be celebrating its 30th birthday in 2020. But if independence is defined as meaning production without government permission, China’s first film law in 2017 was understood by many as making that practice illegal. The intervening decades saw the emergence of a broader film culture supporting this filmmaking, from film festivals to film criticism, but also this culture’s metamorphosis under pressure from both state and market. Can we still speak of independent cinema in the PRC, and if so, what does it mean to do so?
Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
Deadline: January 6th 2020
20-21st Jul 2020
East Asian Journal of Popular Culture (EAJPC)
The Journal for the East Asian Popular Culture Association
The East Asian Popular Culture Association (EAPCA) is planning its second international conference to mark the 10th anniversary of the International Center of Taiwan Studies (ITSC), College of Liberal Arts, National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU). The conference is organised in collaboration with the Kyushu University Taiwan Studies Program, and will be held at Kyushu University’s Nishijin Plaza, Fukuoka, Japan, on July 20th -21st 2020. We are seeking up to 75 paper presenters.
Call for Papers: Upcoming Conference «Issues of Far Eastern Literatures» Dedicated to the 380 th anniversary of Pu Songling
Saint Petersburg, Russia
27–29th Jun 2020
Hong Kong, P.R.China
28-30th May 2020
Deadline: 3rd Jan 2020
Hong Kong Baptist University, Faculty of Arts
Named after Professor Jao Tsung-i, the world-renowned expert in Chinese classical studies, the Jao Tsung-I Academy of Sinology was established in January 2013 for the purpose of understanding and preserving Chinese cultural heritage. The Academy aims to be a leading center for interdisciplinary studies of Chinese culture and civilization, through innovative research and engaged teaching. Applications are now invited for the following position: Research Assistant Professor (PR0137/19-20) The appointee is expected to (i) undertake original scholarly research in his/her area of expertise; (ii) teach one course per semester at the undergraduate/postgraduate level; (iii)
University of Oxford, U.K.
28-30th May 2020
Deadline: 30 Nov 2019
What we deem to be genuine or fake is not an objective determination, but something that we agree upon as communities. Debates about authenticity, moreover, are often intimately bound to question who owns the past and its representation. Please join us at Oxford on May 28th-30th, 2020, for a discussion on the construction of “authenticity,” both historically and today, in relation to
Deadline: 31st Mar 2020
Economic and Political Studies (EPS), an ESCI and Scopus listed journal hosted by Renmin University of China and published by Taylor & Francis Group, is calling for papers for a Special Issue on “Policies and Reforms of State-owned Enterprises in China”.
In the recent US-China trade disputes, the issues on China’s state-owned enterprises (SOEs) have been brought up again. To bring academics to share their views and visions on future growth and opportunities of SOEs, Economic and Political Studies (EPS) plans to organise a special issue on SOEs with a focus on the policies and reforms of China’s SOEs.
Rolf Trauzettel, born on 1 July 1930 passed away on 11 August 2019. He studied sinology, japanology, indology and philosophy at the universities of Leipzig and München. He obtained his PhD in 1964 from the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Münich. In 1972, he was appointed director of the sinological institute in Göttingen, and in 1975, he became the director of the sinological institute in Bonn where he worked until 1995.
Rudolf G. Wagner, born on 3 November 1941, passed away on Friday 26 Oktober 2019. Rudolf G. Wagner obtained his PhD in 1969 at the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Münich, with the dissertation entitled “Hui-yüan’s Questions to Kumârajîva”. In 1981 he received his Habilitation with the work entitled “Philology, Philosophy and Politics in the Zhengshi Era”. From 1981 to 1982, he was a Fellow at Cornell University, and in 1984 and from 1986 to 1987, he was a Research Fellow at Harvard University. From 1984 to 1986, he was Research Linguist at the University of California at Berkeley. From 1987 on, he was professor at the University of Heidelberg. In 1993, he obtained the prestigious Gottfried
Call for Papers: “East Asia and Southeast Asia in the World Literary Space,” a special issue of Archiv orientální
Guest-editors: Kuei-fen Chiu (National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan) Táňa Dluhošová (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic)
Archiv orientální , an indexed, peer-reviewed academic journal (A&HCI, Scopus, and ERIH Plus) published by Oriental Institute (Czech Academy of Sciences) dedicated to the cultures and societies of Africa, Asia and the Middle East, invites submissions to the special issue “East Asia in the World Literary Space” scheduled to be published in August 2021.
As discussed by the late French literary critic Pascale Casanova in her widely
International Workshop: Elites, Knowledge, and Power in Modern China – The formation and transformation of elites in modern China
Aix-Marseille University, France
7-9th Oct 2019
In the century that followed China’s forced entry into the world order shaped by the advancing Western empires (1832-1949), the nature of elite groups in China experienced a tremendous and radical transformation. The ruling group that had dominated the country for a millennium — a narrow elite of Confucian-trained civil and military scholar-officials selected through a double process of education in the Chinese classics and the highly competitive
National Chengchi University
One Assistant Professor level or above, full-time teaching position in any of the areas of academic expertise in 1 above. Academic Expertise: Chinese philology, Chinese thought, Chinese literature, with Chinese classical and modern literature as priority. Expected date of hire: February 1, 2020. Candidates who pass the preliminary review will be notified to give a talk to the faculty of Department of Chinese Literature; travel expenses are to be paid by the candidates; Candidates hired must teach one “General Education – Chinese” course, in addition courses offered by Department of Chinese Literature each academic year
Los Angeles, California, USA
The School of Religion in the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Buddhist Studies (China) for Fall 2020. The successful candidate will be expected to sustain an active career of research and publication, along with teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses in Chinese religions, Buddhism, and method and theory in the study of religions. Candidates should have a demonstrated mastery of both modern and classical Chinese. Scholars of intra- and interregional topics in Chinese Buddhism
Kunshan, Suzhou 215316, China
Duke Kunshan University (DKU) invites applications for a faculty position in pre-18th century transnational Asian history to begin in the academic year 2020-2021. Candidates should have a demonstrated mastery over world historical topics related to China and its neighbors, including research that is transnational, transregional, or transcultural in scope. Special consideration will be given to historians who specialize in one or more of the following subjects: Silk Road and Eurasian history, overseas trade and exchange, religious and/or artistic interactions, and/or diplomacy and war. Candidates
Berkeley, CA, USA
Deadline: 1st Oct 2019
The University of California at Berkeley seeks applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty appointment at the level of assistant professor in the Department of History with an expected starting date of July 1, 2020. The position is defined as “China since 1949.” We welcome applications from candidates working on topics within all subfields of History (political history, economic history, environmental history, cultural history, intellectual history, social history, diplomatic history, the history of gender and sexuality, the history of migration and diaspora etc.). Applicants with research projects that connect developments
Universiti Putra Malaysia
Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia
5–8th Feb 2020
Deadline: 31st Dec 2019
In order to better promote the academic production of young scholars from European institutions, the European Journal of Chinese Studies seeks to compile a list of recently defended PhDs. These must have been defended between 2018 and now, and must have been awarded by a European University. There is no restriction on the language in which the PhD was written, however we ask their authors to submit us all the relevant information in English: author’s first and last name, institution, year of award, title of the PhD (in original language and in English), 500 words abstract (in English). Submission deadline: 31 December 2019, Contact: email@example.com
25-29th Aug 2020
Deadline: 6th Jan 2020
The 23rd Biennial Conference of the European Association for Chinese Studies (EACS) will be held at Leipzig University (Germany) from 25 August 2020 to 29 August 2020. Local organisation is provided by the Institute of East Asian Studies, Leipzig University. The EACS biennial conference is the biggest Chinese Studies meeting in Europe, typically featuring between 400 and 500 paper presentations. Leipzig University is Germany’s second-oldest university, having been founded in 1409. Germany’s first chair in East Asian Languages was established here in 1878; the Institute of East Asian Studies opened its doors in 1914. The city of Leipzig has
30th Sep-4th Oct 2019
Zurich University, Switzerland
Organized by the Doctoral Program Asia & Europe
The Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program Asia & Europe at Zurich University invites all interested doctoral students and early postdocs to a one-week intensive seminar program “Asia & Europe”. The program offers a stimulating and interactive learning experience, establishing an optimal framework for a discipline-specific yet interdisciplinary cross-cultural research dialogue. The intensive seminar program is funded by swissuniversities (www.swissuniversities.ch) and is designed to especially promote national and international scholarly exchange.
The Second International Conference of the Spanish Association for East Asian Studies “East Asian Studies during the Era of Connectivity”
27-29th May 2020
Deadline: 29th Nov 2019
We are glad to announce the 2nd International Conference of the Spanish Association for East Asian Studies to be held at the Autonomous University of Madrid during 27th to 29th May 2020. This conference will be organized under the broader theme of “East Asian Studies in the Era of Connectivity,” to take critical account of the increasing number of initiatives that are being promoted both within East Asia as well as Europe to strengthen political, economic, educational and cultural links across the Eurasian continent.
16th Sep 2019
This one-day workshop will bring together scholars from the Europe, Asia and North America to discuss cultural production and intellectual debates in Japanese-occupied China. Papers will cover topics as diverse as painting, photography, poetry, print media, music and ideologies. A draft programme and a poster for the event are attached.
4-year PhD position in ERC project “Africa’s Infrastructure Globalities” with focus on Chinese projects in East Africa
Deadline: 15th Sep 2019
The PhD researcher (m/f/d) will be part of INFRAGLOB, the project “AFRICA’s ‘INFRASTRUCTURE GLOBALITIES’: Rethinking the Political Geographies of Economic Hubs from the Global South” funded by the European Research Council. Under the guidance of the PI, you will conduct your main research in East Africa and China. You will analyze Chinese discourses on their infrastructure projects in the region, and conduct interviews and in-depth field research
Saint Petersburg, Russia
18th Oct 2019
Saint Petersburg State University in collaboration with the Polish Research Center for Chinese Law and Economy, the Finnish Center of Chinese Law and Chinese Legal Culture and Sino-Russian Legal Research Center of Jilin University is PLEASED TO INVITE YOU to the: International Conference on “Methodology of researching and teaching Chinese law” to be held on 18th October 2019 at St. Petersburg, Russia. Our objective is to bring together researchers from all over the world and academics teaching Chinese law to non-Chinese
Sofia University, Bulgaria
12-13th Dec 2019
Extended Deadline: 15th Sep 2019
Deadline: 15th Jan 2020
The Board of the European Association for Chinese Studies is pleased to announce again the EACS Young Scholar Award (YSA). The purpose of this award is to encourage research in Chinese studies among young scholars, especially, but not exclusively, scholars studying and working at European institutions. The Young Scholar Award is made possible through generous support by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange. It was first awarded during the 2004 biennial conference in Heidelberg. Many papers submitted by shortlisted candidates in previous competitions have now appeared as peer-
Deadline: 31st Aug 2019
The CASRI research group “Formulaic language, idioms, situation-bound utterances” is seeking contributions to a journal special issue or a monograph focused on formulaicity and idiomaticity in Chinese as a foreign or second language (CFL/CSL respectively).
A formulaic sequence is defined by Wray (2000, p. 465) as “a sequence, continuous or discontinuous, of words or other elements, which is, or appears to be, prefabricated: that is, stored and retrieved whole from memory at the time of use, rather than being subject to generation or analysis”. The definition is a broad one
Deadline: 30th Sep 2019
The next International Congress on Traditional Asian Medicines (ICTAM X) will be held on 1-5 May 2020 in Taiwan at Academia Sinica, Taipei, in alliance with ASHM 10th (the Asian Society for the History of Medicine). The theme will be “Challenges to Asian Medicines.” Further information is available at the conference website: http://www.ictam-ashm.com
Panel and Paper proposals may be submitted by one or more persons, and should take the form of an abstract of 300 words outlining the topic of the panel or the paper. We encourage papers
China Travel Grants
Deadline: 18th Oct 2019
Since 2018, the Max Weber Foundation – German Humanities Institutes Abroad (MWS) – awards travel grants once a year (for three years to begin with), with the support of the Fritz Thyssen Foundation. The grants will be awarded to scientists (doctoral and post-doctoral) from sinology or related subjects, whose professional qualification phase is concerned with Chinese history, language or culture in the broadest sense and for whose research a stay in China is indispensable. Every year, two travel grants will be awarded for a period of research of up to three months, for the purposes of fieldwork, archive and/or
Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Deadline: 22nd Nov 2019
The PhD students of the Graduate School of East Asian Studies (GEAS) at Freie Universität Berlin invite young scholars to present their research at the 2019 Graduate Conference on the topic “Sovereignty and Institutions in East Asia”. The conference aims to provide an interdisciplinary forum to investigate how the concept of sovereignty has been developed and institutionalized in the modern and contemporary sociopolitical landscape of the region. More specifically, it wishes to explore the universality and particularity of the conceptual
Travel subventions to students and young scholars from European Institutions for the conference « New Perspectives in Chinese History » sponsored by Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange
16–18th Oct 2019
Deadline: 26th Aug 2019
L’Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO, French School of Asian Studies) and EFEO Peking Center, the Max Weber Stiftung (MWS, Max Weber Foundation) and its Branch Office in Peking, the Ecole des hautes études en Sciences sociales, Centre d’études sur la Chine moderne et
Hong Kong, P.R.C.
Lingnan University, a distinctive liberal arts institution in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is committed to the provision of quality whole-person education by combining the best of Chinese and Western liberal arts traditions. It strives to pursue excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship and community engagement. With three academic Faculties, it offers a wide range of undergraduate degree programmes in arts, business and social sciences. Lingnan’s liberal arts education is characterised by a broad-based interdisciplinary curriculum with specialised disciplinary studies; close
Call for Papers: International Workshop on China and the West: Reconsidering Chinese Reverse Glass Painting
14–16th Feb 2020
Deadline: 15th Sep 2019
The Vitrocentre and Vitromusée Romont are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for an international conference on Chinese reverse glass painting and related research fields including other media to be held at the museum in Romont, Switzerland on February 14–16, 2020.
The workshop is jointly organized by the Vitrocentre and Vitromusée Romont and the Section of East Asian Art History (KGOA) at the University of Zurich. It will be held in conjunction with an important exhibition of Chinese reverse glass
Deadline: 15th Jul 2019
Project leader: Professor Mikael Hård. Darmstadt University of Technology (TU Darmstadt), near Frankfurt, Germany, announces a three-year position for a doctoral student, beginning 1 October 2019. We welcome applications from talented and diligent students with research experience from East Asia who are willing to explore new historical perspectives, empirically and methodologically. The successful candidate will become a member of a larger project called “A Global History of Technology, 1850–2000” (GLOBAL-HOT). The project investigates the history of
Call for Papers: International Conference – (Non) reproductive freedom. Experiences, theories, movements
5-6th Dec 2019
Extended Deadline: 20th Jun 2019
Within the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign promoted by the UN, the journal DEP. Deportate, esuli, profughe/DEP. Deportees, exiles, refugees is organising an international conference on the theme of women’s rights to reproductive freedom. Control of women’s fertility has ancient origins, but it was only from the beginning of the 20th century, especially in Europe and the United States, that movements advocating birth control were born, the first birth control clinics
Call for Papers: The Third Conference of the European Association for Asian Art and Archaeology (EAAA)
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
16–20th Sep 2020
Deadline: 15th Aug 2019
The Board of the EAAA is pleased to announce the call for papers for the 3rd EAAA conference to be held at University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, between 16th and 20th September 2020. The conference is jointly organized by the European Association for Asian Art and Archaeology (EAAA), the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Ljubljana and the Science and Research Centre Koper, Slovenia. The University of Ljubljana is the oldest and largest scientific and research institution in Slovenia; it is also the only institution in the country where the
Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
12-13th Jul 2019
Semantic analysis based on character interpretation once formed an indispensable part of traditional Chinese lexicography and has led to many fanciful claims and speculations. Thus, the character for the word nü, “woman”, , has been argued to depict a kneeling woman, a posture that reflects women’s generally inferior position in pre-modern Chinese society. Or Guo Moruo (1892–1978) once came to the conclusion that the term min , “people”, must originally have designated slaves who had been punished by having had one of their eyes gouged out.
Call for Papers: International conference “(Non) reproductive freedom. Experiences, theories, movements”
5-6th Dec 2019
Deadline: 20th Jun 2019
Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies – Department of Economics Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
Within the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign promoted by the UN, the journal DEP. Deportate, esuli, profughe/DEP. Deportees, exiles, refugees is organising an international conference on the theme of women’s rights to reproductive freedom.
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)
17-21st Jun 2019
The Ph.D. Summer School is organized by the Department of Translation, Interpreting and East Asian Studies, and it will be held at the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting (UAB) during the week of June 17th to 21st, 2019.
Chris Berry, King’s College London
Chinese Cinema beyond National Cinema.
Griseldis Kirsch, SOAS University of London
Japanese Media and Television Drama
This week-long summer school aims at promoting quality research by encouraging the exchange of ideas
Two Vacant Positions: Associate Professor / Assistant Professor – Department of China Studies Seminar
Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Deadline: 20th Jun 2019
The Department of Chinese Studies offers two positions from September 2019 or January 2020. Candidates should have Ph.D. degree in Sinology or relevant discipline and have teaching and research experience in either: Modern Chinese/Sinophone literature, or: Contemporary Chinese Societies.
The selected candidate will teach in English (or Czech, not required), in BA and MA programs (in the case of literature, also the basic course of Classical literature); tutor students’
Utrecht Summer School: “The New Silk Road – Connecting students and universities from China and Europe”
19-23rd Aug 2019
International relations are shifting as multilateral trade and cooperation are being renegotiated by the US and UK. Meanwhile, China is launching the New Silk Road (or One Belt One Road) that could potentially span and integrate major parts of the world across the Euro-Asian continents.
Based on the UU-led international research project on the New Silk Road, this course will explore how these new relationships are affecting cooperation between Chinese and European
3-5th Oct 2019
Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow
Deadline: 31st May 2019
The Oriental studies Department Institute of Linguistics RSUH in cooperation with Confucius Institute (RSUH) and the Association for the Advancement of Sinology in Russia 3 – 5 October, 2019 is holding the first international conference “Chinese Linguistics and Sinology”. The conference is dedicated to the memory of the remarkable Soviet-Russian linguist of Tan Aoshuan (1931-2017). Prominent Scholars will be making presentations at the conference
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (Honolulu)
5–9th Jan 2020
Updated Deadline: 15th Sep 2019
The Center for Chinese Studies (CCS) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is launching and organizing the first Hawai‘i International Conference on Chinese Studies (HICCS). This annual conference will provide a venue for scholars and educators in Chinese Studies to discuss the future directions of research on China and Chinese-speaking communities throughout the world. The interdisciplinary atmosphere will give scholars and advanced graduate students an international forum on the pedagogical
University of Verona, Italy
Deadline: 21st Jun 2019
The Ph.D programme in Foreign Literatures, Languages and Linguistics, XXXV cycle, academic year 2019-2020 of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Verona (Italy) is offering a Ph.D. fellowship on Chinese Studies within the curriculum on Foreign Languages and Translation Studies.
The fellowship on Chinese Studies is aimed at the development of a project on Chinese vernacular lexicography in Ming and Qing dynasties. The successful applicant is expected to develop an individual research on the topic of the main research project and to write a PhD. dissertation