CEAPS News & Announcement
CEAPS News & Announcement
- Travel Grants for MSI and Community College Faculty to Visit UIUC (Deadline: March 1, 2017)
The Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign invites applications from faculty at Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) and Community Colleges in Illinois and Indiana for grants of up to $1000 to visit the UIUC campus to use the university’s library and meet with faculty. We welcome applications from faculty performing research in East Asian Studies or developing curriculum about East Asia for courses at their home institutions. Travel dates are unrestricted, but we require the applicants to include a description of a planned trip of at least four days in the application. CEAPS will assist successful applicants in arranging library access privileges and provide short-term workspace for meeting with UIUC faculty and/or graduate students. Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2017 for visits during Spring and Summer, 2017; the second application deadline of May 1, 2017 can be applied in Fall 2017 or Spring 2018. Interested faculty is asked to submit the following to CEAPS Associate Director Yuchia Chang in electronic format by the appropriate deadline:
1)300-word statement describing how the visit will benefit research or curriculum development
3)Description of a planned trip of at least five days.
4)Proposed dates and duration of visit
For the grant recipients, we request a one-page report on the outcome of the visit. If the purpose of the visit is curriculum development, we request a copy of the syllabus together with the related curriculum materials. If the purpose of the visit is research, we request a summary of the progress on the research project. This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI program through our partnership with Indiana University’s East Asian Studies Center, for which we have been designated a Joint National Resource Center for East Asian Studies. Questions may be associate directed to Yuchia Chang Chang or 217-244-4601.
- Spring 2017 Course Introduction
This course examines the various ways in which individuals and institutions have tried to come to terms with the concept of wealth and poverty in Korea. Rather than limit the notion of wealth and poverty to the possession of material goods or the lack thereof, this course will explore the various ways in which wealth and poverty create and have created meaning, beauty, ugliness, social relationships, and visions of utopia in Korea. There are no prerequisites or exams for this course. Students will be expected to write weekly reading blogs and three drafts of a research paper on wealth and poverty.
This section is offered through Big Ten Academic Alliance Program via CIC CourseShare and will be video-conference taught by a faculty at University of Michigan. Class will meet from Jan. 17- April 18, with no class meetings during the weeks of Feb. 25 and March 20. Class will meet in 4057 LH.
Feel free to contact Jeeyoung Ahn Ha (director of the Korean language program) if you have any question about the course.SOCW 325: International Development with Grassroots Organizations
This course is offered as a second 8-week course in the Spring and uses a blended learning approach. Students complete a service learning placement with a grassroots organization in a variety of East Asian or Pacific countries for two months during the summer. Students apply for these service experiences from within the Omprakash network of Partner Organizations in the Asia-Pacific region. Alternatively, the student can work with existing department or university-level partnerships in the region. During their service learning experience, participants engage with local communities, document local perspectives, and work with the grassroots organization to promote social change. Each student develops this experience into a final Capstone Project.
Contact: Lough, Benjamin James
- Spotlight: Travel Grants for Faculty to Visit University of Illinois Campus
We would like to share a story about a project we have been very proud to help bring to fruition as a National Resource Center for East Asian Studies. One of our projects this cycle funds faculty from community colleges and minority serving institutions to help develop curriculum in courses about East Asia. We were delighted to have the opportunity to work with Professors Ashley Green and Paul Van Heuklom of Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, Illinois, who envisioned resurrecting a course that had not been taught on their campus for twenty years: Cultural Values in the Eastern World. They did this by planning big, making several visits over the summer to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus to meet with faculty and graduate students with expertise in the cultures of East Asia and hosting a film series in the fall featuring one film each from China, Japan, and Korea. Intended as a way to encourage interest in the course, the program was so well organized and promoted that each screening had 50-60 people in the audience. Speakers from the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies at the University of Illinois introduced the films and led lively discussion afterwards. This recruiting worked: Green and Van Heuklom are currently co-teaching Cultural Values in the Eastern World to sixteen students. This semester, Professors Green and Van Heuklom – with assistance from art professor and gallery coordinator Leslie Stalter – arranged for an art exhibit of fascinating materials from Lincoln Land’s Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Collection to be held in the James S. Murray Gallery, next to where the class is taught, so an even broader audience could view the pieces. Their efforts caught the attention of the local news channel, which featured the exhibit and their work in a segment that you can view here:
You can find out more about the exhibit on Lincoln Land’s website:
Professor Tim Humphrey, Dean of Arts and Humanities at Lincoln Land, said of the partnership between Lincoln Land and CEAPS: “The partnership between the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies has been a true blessing for our Humanities Department as well as our community. The film series and guest speakers brought some much needed attention to our Cultural Values in the Eastern World class. New interest in Eastern thought is evident in the class enrollment. In addition, these films and guest speakers provided valuable insight to our community concerning Asian culture. I sincerely hope that we can continue this partnership.”
We congratulate Professors Green and Van Heuklom for putting together not only a course that can now be regularly offered at Lincoln Land, but also making great contributions to education about Asia on their campus and in the Springfield community. We look forward to continuing to help them grow their programs and deepen the ties between our institutions.
- Dissertation Workshop on Early Modern East Asia at UCLA-June 2016
UCLA/USC and Illinois/Indiana National Dissertation Workshop-Call for Proposals
"Early Modern East Asia"
Date: June 3-4, 2016
Location: University of California, Los Angeles
The University of California, Los Angeles/University of Southern California National Resource Center Consortium (UCLA/USC NRC) in cooperation with the Illinois/Indiana East Asia National Resource Center Consortium (IL/IN East Asia NRC) is pleased to announce the second Joint Consortium National Dissertation Workshop in the field of Early Modern East Asian Studies. The workshop will be held June 3-4, 2016 on the campus of UCLA. Doctoral students in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts whose dissertation projects concern early modern topics broadly conceived are invited to apply. Areas of interest include history, literature, visual arts, performing arts, and philosophy of Imperial China, Tokugawa Japan, and Joseon Korea.
Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a doctoral program and must have begun to draft a dissertation research proposal, although they need not have advanced to candidacy. Those in the early phases of writing are also encouraged to apply.
Application Deadline: March 20, 2016
Application materials consist of three items:
1. a current CV
2. a 4-6-page double-spaced preliminary dissertation proposal (including a description of the specific issues being addressed, the intellectual approach, and the materials being studied).
3. a letter of support from a faculty member
For more information and to apply online, visit http://international.ucla.edu/asia/article/161442
- Illinois/Indiana and UCLA/USC National Dissertation Workshop Medieval East Asia”
Illinois/Indiana and UCLA/USC National Dissertation Workshop "Medieval East Asia”
Start Time: Friday, May 8, 2015
End Time: Sunday, May 10, 2015
Location: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (specific on campus location TBA)
Contact: Yimin Wang (email@example.com)
The application deadline is March 15, 2015. Application materials consist of three items:
(1) a current CV
(2) a 4-6-page double-spaced dissertation proposal (including a description of the specific issues being addressed, the intellectual approach, and the materials being studied).
(3) a letter of support from a faculty member
Applications should be submitted by e-mail attachment to (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applicants will be informed whether or not they have been selected for the workshop no later than April 1, 2015.
Please see the flyer for more details.