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  • Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship - Abroad
    1/30/2015Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) writer Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) by Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) published by Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR)

    The Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies would like to draw your attention to the following fellowship opportunity:

    Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship - Abroad

    The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is now sponsoring a competitive Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship for undergraduate students at UI who will be conducting research abroad. This initiative is meant to provide undergraduate students with funds designed to subsidize travel and housing costs associated with their research. More specific information about eligibility requirements, funding restrictions and how to apply are found in the attached document.

    To apply, go to: http://go.illinois.edu/surfabroad2015

    Deadline for applications is January 30, 2015 and winners will be notified by February 13, 2015. 

    Any questions may be addressed to ugresearch@illinois.edu.

    Please see attachment for more details.

  • EALC Speaker Series: Angry Goddesses and Feminist Fairytales: Kirino Natsuo’s Kojiki Sequel
    1/30/2015Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALC) writer Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALC) by Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALC) published by Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALC)

    EALC Speaker Series:

    Angry Goddesses and Feminist Fairytales: Kirino Natsuo’s Kojiki Sequel


    Speaker: Rebecca Copeland, Professor of Japanese Literature at Washington University in St. Louis
    Time: January 30, Friday, 3 p.m.
    Place: will be announced soon

    "Angry Goddesses and Feminist Fairytales: Kirino Natsuo’s Kojiki Sequel"

    (Abstract) In her creative re-telling of the Izanami-Izanagi myth sequence, Kirino Natsuo picks up where the Kojiki leaves off, inventing an afterlife for the female-goddess Izanami. Sealed forever in Yomi, the Japanese source texts have very little more to say about Izanami. Rather, attention shifts to Izanagi and his offspring. But what, Kirino wonders, becomes of the goddess and her parting pledge to take a 1000 lives a day from the world of the living? Why is it that only the female deity is consigned to the realm of death, while her male consort, free to travel, goes on to produce the deities who will shape the imperial line? And finally, how does the positioning of the female deity predict the status of real-world women? In Joshinki (The Goddess Chronicle), her 2008 sequel to the Kojiki, Kirino explores not only the psychology of Japan’s primal female, but the way depictions of her have influenced her mortal progeny. This paper will briefly situate The Goddess Chronicle alongside Kirino’s more realistic fiction, explore the way Izanami has been received over time, and provide a general overview of feminist approaches to myth retellings.

    Please see the attached file for more information.

  • IIE China Fellowship Update
    1/29/2015Institute of International Education (IIE) writer Institute of International Education (IIE) by Institute of International Education (IIE) published by Institute of International Education (IIE)
    Greetings from IIE! I hope all of you are doing well.
    I am writing to call your attention to an important update in the application requirements for the Confucius China Studies Program Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship.
    As you may know, candidates for the CCSP Fellowship are required to identify a professor at one of 15 participating institution in China who will support their application and write a letter of invitation on their behalf, which students will include in their application materials. This will continue to be a requirement, but I am happy to announce that students are now free to work with (and receive the invitation letter from) any faculty member at one of the participating institutions, provided that such faculty members hold the rank of Associate Professor or higher.
    We believe this will make the program more accessible to eligible candidates, and encourage you to pass along news of the CCSP Fellowship to the respective departments at your institutions that house students pursuing China-related research at the doctoral level in the arts, education, humanities, and social science. Please note also that faculty advisors of selected students will be funded for a research visit to China during the period of their advisee's award. The CCSP Fellowship is open to both U.S. citizens, and international students (with the exception of Chinese citizens.)
    Applications are now open, and the deadline is January 29, 2015 for awards beginning in the fall of 2015. ‚Äč
    60 awards will be available in 2015.
    For full award details, application instructions, and the fellowship timelines, please visit our website: http://www.iie.org/ccsp. 
  • Middlebury Language Schools Fellowships Available (Summer 2015)
    1/15/2015Middlebury Language Schools writer Middlebury Language Schools by Middlebury Language Schools published by Middlebury Language Schools
    The Middlebury Language Schools are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Kathryn Davis Fellows for Peace scholarships.
    Every summer since 2007, Fellows for Peace has brought 100 aspiring and experienced peacemakers to the Middlebury Language Schools to help develop their linguistic and cultural fluency.
    The Davis scholarships are merit-based and intended for exceptionally qualified individuals with demonstrated interest or experience in international, global, or area studies; international politics and economics; peace and security studies; or conflict resolution.   
    The Fellowships cover 100 percent of tuition, room, and board for one summer of language study at any level, from beginner to graduate, in any of the eleven languages  we offer. 
    Individuals in other fields are also encouraged to apply if their field of expertise requires proficiency in one of the  languages we teach. The application deadline is January 15, 2015. For more information, please contact us
  • Sp. 2015 EALC RLST 495 Esoteric Buddhism in East Asia - course offered
    12/15/2014Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) writer Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) by Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) published by Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS)

    Please see the course description attached for EALC RLST 495 'Esoteric Buddhism in East Asia' being taught by Professor Brian Ruppert. It is open to both undergrads and grads.


    RLST 495/EALC 495: Esoteric Buddhism in East Asia

    1022 FLB / TR 2:00-3:20

    Professor Brian Ruppert (ruppert@illinois.edu)