CEAPS News & Announcement
CEAPS News & Announcement
- Korean Studies Graduate Student Support Workshop Opportunity (June 22, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Korean Language TA Position
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 (email@example.com), director of the Korean language program. Review of applications will begin immediately.
- East-West Center International Graduate Student Conference - Call for Abstract Submissions
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.
- 2017 CEAPS Fellowship Winner
Congratulations to Forrest McSweeney, the winner of this year CEAPS fellowship.
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.
- Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA) Student Essay Competition (Deadline: June 15, 2017)
The annual MCAA student essay competition prizes include:
Four Percy Buchanan prizes of $100 each, plus travel expenses of up to $100, will be awarded for the best original graduate student research papers. Papers should be no longer than 35 pages, double spaced including the bibliography. Students will be invited to present winning papers at the conference. There is one prize for each of the four main AAS regions: China and Inner Asia, Northeast Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. Graduate student winners have the opportunity to publish their papers in Studies on Asia. Papers will be reviewed by scholars in the field.
The Sidney DeVere Brown Prize, and the Mikiso Hane Prize are awarded to the two best original papers composed by undergraduates. Prizes of $100, plus travel expenses of up to $100, are awarded to the authors of the winning papers. Paper submissions should be between 10 and 35 pages, double spaced and must be accompanied by a letter from the student's professor or advisor confirming that the paper was written while the author was an undergraduate. Papers will be reviewed by scholars in the appropriate field. Undergraduate winners have the opportunity to publish their papers in The Wittenberg East Asian Studies Journal.
Please note: Graduate and undergraduate students may compete for these prizes if they attend a college or university in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Papers become the property of MCAA and will not be returned. Decisions of the judges are final.
Do consider submitting your students’ best papers for this competition. You may do so by accessing the Awards link on the MCAA’s home page,
and then follow instructions on the Submissions link. All papers must be submitted in digital format.
The deadline for submission (sorry, no extensions can be considered) of all papers is June 15, 2017.
This year’s MCAA conference will be held at University of Notre Dame on September 15-17.