The 16th Harvard East Asia Society Graduate Student Conference

The Harvard East Asia Society (HEAS) Graduate Student Conference is an annual conference that invites graduate students from around the world to present papers from all disciplines on topics related to East or Inner Asia, including East Asian interactions with the wider world.

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Social Sciences Colloquia on China

Social sciences colloquia events:

2/14 (Tuesday) Robert Weller (BU, Anthropology)
3/1 (Friday) Roy Bin Wong (UCLA, History)
4/10 (Wednesday) Lu Zhang (Temple, Sociology)
All lectures will start at 5pm and will take place at the Watson Institute.

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Lydia H. Liu “Is A Media Theory of Translation On The Horizon?”

The graduate students of the department of Comparative Literature are proud to present the annual graduate students sponsored lecture. This year’s speaker is professor Lydia H. Liu from Columbia University, and the title of her lecture is “Is A Media Theory of Translation On The Horizon?” The talk will take place at the Brian room in Maddock Alumni Center at 5:30 pm. this Friday, Feb. 15. All are welcome!

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Professor Lydia Liu is Wun Tsun Tam Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Chinese and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. She received her PhD from Harvard in Comparative Literature in 1990 and had taught at UC Berkeley and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor before joining Columbia in 2006. She was a Guggenheim Fellow (1997–1998) and a fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin (2004–2005). Among her many publications, Professor Liu is the author of Translingual Practice: Literature, National Culture, and Translated Modernity (Stanford UP1995), The Clash of Empires: The Invention of China in Modern Worldmaking (Harvard UP 2004); and more recently The Freudian Robot: Digital Media and the Future of the Unconscious (University of Chicago Press 2010). She is the co-editor of a forthcoming book with Rebecca Karl and Dorothy Ko titled The Birth of Chinese Feminism: Essential Texts in Transnational Theory (Columbia UP 2013). Professor Liu is the founder of a new Tsinghua-Columbia Center for Translingual and Transcultural Studies (CTTS) at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

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H-Asia Newsletter

This is a good newsletter that you might consider subscribing.

The primary purpose of H-ASIA is to enable historians and other Asia scholars to easily communicate current research and teaching interests; to discuss new articles, books, papers, approaches, methods and tools of analysis; to test new ideas and share comments and tips on teaching. H-Asia is especially committed to discussing region wide, comparative and professional issues important to scholars of Asia.

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China topic fellowships

Here are a few funding opportunities that might be helpful. Although this year’s deadline has pasted, you may want to keep an eye on them for next year.

China and Inner Asia Grant Funding
The AAS/CIAC has several small grants available to award members as a result of the generous funding of the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation and independent donations.  Qualified individuals can apply for small grants up to $2,000 in a number of categories including: research travel, curriculum development, conference and seminar organization, collaborative projects, etc. Dissertation-level graduate students and scholars with special interests in China or Inner Asia are invited to submit proposals.

J. S. Lee Memorial Fellowship Programme
Selected fellows will have attachments, ranging from four to twelve month, in overseas museums or institutions. The Fellowship Fund will cover round-trip airfare, accommodation and living expenses during the period of attachment. (The Programme does not fund course study.)

Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies
Pre-dissertation grants provide funding for doctoral candidates to explore venues and make preliminary research arrangements, and to gain advice from potential collaborators regarding subsequent research in China.


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