CEAPS News & Announcement

CEAPS News & Announcement

  • Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships (Summer 2018 & Academic Year 2018-2019*)

    FLAS Information Session 1

    Tuesday, November 28, 2017
    4:00-5:00 pm, Gregory Hall 100

    FLAS Information Session 2

    Wednesday, November 29, 2017
    4:00-5:00 pm, Gregory Hall 319

    Application/Information: University of Illinois FLAS Fellowships website

    FLAS Fellowships support graduate and undergraduate study in modern foreign languages in combination with area studies, international studies, or international or area aspects of professional studies. FLAS Fellowships at University of Illinois are administered by the Area Studies Centers and Programs and are awarded competitively through an annual competition. Students from all departments and professional schools are encouraged to apply. Priority is given to the study of less commonly taught languages and each Center has specific priorities.

    Information session for students interested in applying to FLAS will be held on Tuesday, November 28th in Gregory Hall 100 and Wednesday, November 29th in Gregory Hall 319 at 4:00pm . We will be discussing eligibility and requirements, walking through the application, and answering questions about the application process and the fellowship. FLAS Coordinators from individual Centers will be in attendance and available to the students for questions and discussion. 

    The following Centers are offering FLAS Fellowships for Summer 2018:
    Center for African Studies
    Center for Global Studies
    Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
    European Union Center
    Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center

    The following Centers are applying for FLAS funding for Academic Year 2018-19 and will be included on the AY application*:
    Center for African Studies
    Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies
    Center for Global Studies
    Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
    Center for South Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
    European Union Center
    Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center

    * The U.S. Department of Education, which underwrites the FLAS program, has not yet notified us, or any other college or university in the United States, about our allocation for the 2018-2022 FLAS funding cycle, which includes the coming academic year (2018-19). In anticipation of receiving this funding, the application will include all UIUC Centers that have applied for Title VI FLAS Fellowship allocations; however, a Center cannot guarantee a fellowship without notification of their FLAS allocation.

  • Call for Paper Proposals: Chinese University of Hong Kong Young Scholars’ Forum in Chinese Studies May 24-26, 2018 (online application due January 5, 2018)

    The Chinese University of Hong Kong-Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Asia-Pacific Centre for Chinese Studies and the Institute of Chinese Studies co-organize the Fifth Young Scholars’ Forum in Chinese Studies, to be held on May 24-26, 2018. The forum aims to nurture young scholars in Chinese Studies and strengthen the network among young scholars in the field.

    The forum plans to invite Ph.D. students (after completing qualifying examination) or Ph.D. graduates with less than five years of work experience for presentation of their recent research output on any aspect of Chinese studies, drawing on but not limited to the disciplines of history, literature, religion, art and thought. Proposals related to the theme of Culture and Society of Middle Period China and Beyond are preferable. Participants are expected to be proficient in both English and Chinese.

    The conference will only cover expenses for lodging and round-trip transportation (economy class) for the participants. The organizer will provide maximum subsidy of 1,000 USD (subject to approval). Conference registration is free.

    Papers will be selected by a committee from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Local faculty will serve as discussants for the selected papers. Publication for selected papers will be considered after the forum.

    For application, please submit a 400-word paper proposal and short biography via our online submission system at: http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/ics/general/forum/submission.html.

    Deadlines: Online application due January 5, 2018. Notification of acceptance announced on January 24, 2018. Full paper due April 9, 2018.

    For inquiries, please contact the ICS organizers: Professor Lai Chi Tim (laichitim@cuhk.edu.hk) and Ms. Grace Leung (graceleung@cuhk.edu.hk).

  • Call for Papers: Columbia Graduate Student Conference on East Asia, Feb 23-24, 2018, NYC (Deadline: November 3, 2017)

    Graduate students are cordially invited to submit abstracts for the 27th Annual Columbia Graduate Student Conference on East Asia, to be held at Columbia University on February 23rd and 24th, 2018. This two-day conference provides students from institutions around the world with the opportunity to meet and share research with their peers. In addition, participants will gain valuable experience presenting their work through discussion with fellow graduate students as well as faculty from Columbia University.

    We welcome applications from students engaged in research on all fields in East Asian Studies. While applicants may situate their work in disciplines, including History, Literature, Cinema, Art History, Religion, Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, and Political Science, we especially encourage work that crosses national, temporal, and disciplinary boundaries to critically interrogate the categories that both bind and sub-divide area studies.

    Participation: Presenters deliver a talk no longer than 20 minutes that summarizes research in progress. Presentations may take three possible forms: a standard academic research paper, a Powerpoint presentation accompanied by a talk, or a work of documentary filmmaking. A documentary work should be 20 minutes or less, but if one wishes to showcase a longer film, an entire panel slot can be devoted to it. The committee also encourages applications from pre-arranged panels of three to four presenters organized around a specific research topic, such as a region, discipline, or theme. If you are applying as a pre-formed panel, please make sure to include a tentative title for your panel on the application form. Preference will be given to such applications; we encourage panels to include participants from multiple institutions.

    Deadlines: Applications are due November 3rd, 2017. Please apply at https://goo.gl/WfHv3R. Successful applicants will be notified of acceptance in mid-November 2017. Final Papers are due January 15th, 2018.

    Housing: Housing will be available on an extremely limited basis. We encourage everyone to arrange their own accommodations in advance. The conference runs from Friday afternoon to late Saturday evening. Travel and lodging information will be available soon, on the conference website.

    Funding: The committee intends to provide funding to cover travel expenses, but on an extremely limited and competitive basis. Participants are encouraged to apply for funding from their home institutions.

    Committee Members: Tenggeer Hao, Yuqing Luo, Maho Miyazaki, Peter Moody, Oliver White, Yingchuan Yang

    Contact Information: gradcon2018@gmail.com

    Graduate Student Conference on East Asia
    Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
    407 Kent Hall, Mail Code 3907
    Columbia University
    New York, NY 10027

  • Early Career Grants for China Scholars

    Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies

    Amount:  Varies by program

    Deadline:  November 8, 2017 – 8 pm CST 

    Guidelines: RFP

    A program of the Henry Luce Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies, the Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies seeks to maintain the vitality of China studies in the United States through fellowships and grants for scholars early in their careers.

    The program offers three competitions:

    1) Pre-Dissertation Summer Travel Grants for Research in China are designed to enable doctoral candidates to spend three to four months in 2018 gaining familiarity with work under way in archives and field sites in China and to establish formal and informal relations with Chinese institutions and colleagues in preparation for subsequent full-time research in China. A working knowledge of Chinese is required. Applicants must be enrolled in a PhD program at a university in the U.S. Grants will provide $5,000 for costs associated with travel to and a stay in China (air and ground transportation, visas, and living expenses).

    2) Postdoctoral Fellowships provide support for scholars preparing their PhD dissertation research for publication or who are embarking on a new research project. Funding will support work based on the applicant's research in China and aimed at producing a scholarly text in English. Applicants must hold a PhD from an institution in the U.S. or be a U.S. citizen with a PhD from any institution. The PhD degree must be completed by November 8, 2017, and conferred by May 31, 2018. An applicant who is not a U.S. citizen must have an affiliation with a university or college in the U.S.  whose degree was conferred no more than eight years before the application deadline. A working knowledge of Chinese is required. Fellowships provide up to $50,000 for a maximum of one academic year and a minimum of one semester. Stipends may be used for travel, living expenses, and research costs.

    3) Collaborative Reading-Workshop Grants of up to $15,000 provide opportunities for scholars of different disciplines to share in-depth investigation of texts that are essential points of entry to Chinese periods, traditions, communities, or events in contemporary or historical times. Applications in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences are welcome. Awards may be used to support travel and lodging costs of participants, acquisition of materials, communications, and local arrangements. Workshops must bring together scholars who would not otherwise have the opportunity to work together. Each member of the organizing team must hold a PhD from an institution in the U.S. or be a U.S. citizen with a PhD from any institution.

    You can contact the U of I Office of Foundation Relations for:

    1. Illinois researchers who have experience with this foundation
    2. Background information about this foundation
    3. Guidance through the campus processes
    4. Proposal development and/or review

  • Fall 2017 Course Highlight: MUS 418 East Asian Music

    Fall 2017
    MUS 418 Section A
    Tuesday/Thursday, 1:00 -2:20 pm

    Instructor: Priscilla Tse

    This course focuses on music in East Asia. By exploring historical and ethnographic works by scholars in ethnomusicology, history, anthropology, and communication, this course examines various traditional and contemporary genres of music and theater. Through case studies, we will examine major topics—including nationalism, modernity, ethnicity, gender, colonialism, and globalization—of modern East Asia. This course aims to enhance students’ cross-cultural understanding, interdisciplinary approach on performance, and critical thinking on the concepts of “East Asia” and “performance.”