CEAPS News & Announcement

CEAPS News & Announcement

  • Google's AlphaGo Challenges East Asian Intelligence, Again
    5/25/2017Anya Badaldavood writer Anya Badaldavood by Anya Badaldavood published by Anya Badaldavood

    Go is an ancient Chinese board game extremely popular in China, Japan, and Korea. It is the most complex of all board games, the last line of defense of human mind against artificial intelligence. After the 4 to 1 Google DeepMind's AlphaGo defeat of the top South Korea Go player Lee Sedol last year, AlphaGo now takes on World No. 1 19-year-old Chinese phenom Ke Jie at the Future of Go Summit, 23-27 May 2017.

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  • Korean Studies Graduate Student Support Workshop Opportunity (June 22, 2017)
    5/19/2017

    The Institute for Korean Studies, will be holding a grad student mentoring workshop on June 22 at Indiana University.  This event is intended to give MA and PhD students working in Korean Studies the chance to network with other students and with IU faculty, and to receive mentoring from faculty in Korean Studies.  We hope to provide valuable academic and career guidance to the students.  We will be able to provide housing for 1-2 nights for 6 visitors.

    We hope that students will be able to arrive for lunch on June 22.  The main meetings will take place in the afternoon and evening of June 22, and will include a panel discussion by faculty in order to provide career advice for students, discussing the job market, cover letter, and applying for jobs.  Festivities may also include a dinner or event in the evening of the 23rd. 

    This event will be held in conjunction with the IU East Asian Studies Center’s dissertation workshop, which will be held on June 23.  Participants are encouraged to attend both if eligible.

    Travel support for both workshops is available through the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies. For more information about these workshops, contact Yuchia Chang at yuchia@illinois.edu.

     

  • Korean Language TA Position
    5/11/2017

    The Korean Language Program in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at UIUC is seeking a Korean teaching assistant who will teach a Korean language course in Fall 2017. The position is renewable for a second semester (Spring, 2018) and possibly for AY 18-19, contingent upon job performance and funding.

    Applicants must have native-level fluency in Korean, and have successfully passed the EPI (test of English oral proficiency at UIUC) or the equivalent, in order to begin teaching in Fall 2017, which is required by the campus policy for teaching assistants who are non-native speakers of English and have not yet provided evidence of spoken English proficiency in order to fulfill Illinois State Law (SB1516). Experience in language teaching and integration of technology into language instruction is highly desirable.

    To apply, send a letter of statement in Korean that outlines your teaching experiences and philosophy, and a CV by e-mail to Jeeyoung Ahn Ha (j-ahn3@illinois.edu), director of the Korean language program. Review of applications will begin immediately.

  • East-West Center International Graduate Student Conference - Call for Abstract Submissions
    5/11/2017

    The East-West Center invites graduate students from around the world to submit abstracts for the 17th International Graduate Student Conference (IGSC) on the Asia Pacific region, taking place in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, USA from February 15 – 17, 2018. This student organized conference provides an opportunity to share interdisciplinary perspectives through presenting and attending panel presentations in a warm and supportive environment.

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 9, 2017

    Submit an abstract of up to 350 words.
    Limited number of merit-based travel grants available.

    Submission Form

    Website

  • 2017 CEAPS Fellowship Winner
    4/18/2017

     Congratulations to Forrest McSweeney, the winner of this year CEAPS fellowship.

    Forrest in Suzhou

    Forrest Cale McSweeney is a Phd student in Chinese history at East Asian Languages Culture. He studies modern Chinese history. He is from Birmingham Alabama originally and has a BA from the University of Alabama and an MA from the University of Alabama Birmingham. Forrest has lived in China three times for three total years including two stints in Beijing and once in Hanhzhou. He has traveled extensively throughout the country including Hong Kong and has lived in Taipei. In addition to this Forrest has also lived in Australia and has traveled to Singapore many times as well as Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, and France.