CEAPS News & Announcement

CEAPS News & Announcement

  • NTU Summer+ Scholarships
    4/30/2016National Taiwan University writer National Taiwan University by National Taiwan University published by National Taiwan University
    Greetings from National Taiwan University!
    We are pleased to introduce our NTU Summer+ Chinese Studies and offer scholarships toUIUCstudents.
     
    Please refer to the following section for more information on fees and scholarships.
    Program
    Period
    Original Fees
    Discount/ Waivers dedicated for your university
    Session I:
    7/3-7/30, 2016
    Session II:
    8/1-8/30, 2016
    USD3,450
    USD400 discount for prospective applicants
    Session I:
    6/19-7/23, 2016
    Session II:
    7/25-8/30, 2016
    USD3,950
    Full fee-waivers for 2 students
    (students can choose the session preferred)
    7/3-7/23, 2016
    USD2,950
    Full fee-waivers for 1 student
    l Full fee waivers include tuition, accommodation, study materials, excursions, cultural events and accident insurance.
     
    For full fee waivers, prospective applicants should meet the following requirements:
    Competitive selections require that the applicant should have a strong background of East Asian studies and a good command (upper-intermediate level or above) of Mandarin. Classes are taught mainly in Mandarin.
     
    Competitive selections require that the applicant should have a strong background of East Asian studies and a good command (intermediate level or above) of Mandarin. Classes are taught mainly in English.
     
    Please feel free to refer to the flyer and our website for more details about our Summer+ programs: http://www.oia.ntu.edu.tw/short-term-programs/ntu-summerplus
     
    We would appreciate it if you kindly pass this message to your students or nominate your students to us.
    The application deadline is April 30, 2016. Thank you.
     
    Should you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us at ntucie@ntu.edu.tw.
  • Undergraduate International Area Studies Research Workshop-May 16-20, 2016
    3/25/2016Center 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)

    Undergraduate International Area Studies Research Workshop

    ·Do you have a research paper on an international, global, or regionally focused topic you’d like to develop further?
    ·Or are you planning or working on a thesis on a topic involving a foreign country or region?

     

    APPLY today to join the Undergraduate International Area Studies Workshop, May 16-20, 2016

    What you’ll get:

    ·Close mentoring by an Illinois faculty member and librarians.
    ·An insider’s view of scholarly publishing.
    ·An introduction to interdisciplinary area studies research, which means,
          oAccess to new sources and data from other disciplines to address your research problem,
          oA broader and more diverse perspective on your research,
          oThe chance to advance your project and make it appeal to a wider audience,
          oEnhanced research skills and experience with vernacular language sources.
    ·The opportunity to produce a better writing sample for grad school or a thesis that stands out from the crowd.

    To apply, send the following information and materials to reec@illinois.edu:

    ·A completed copy of the application cover sheet.
    ·Proposal. A description (200-400 words) of the project you will work on at the workshop: title, topic, discipline (history, sociology, literary studies, etc.), methodology if relevant, course original paper was written for and instructor (if you are revising a course paper), major and advisor for thesis (if the project is a thesis project), and an indication of the current state of the project and any ideas for its further development.
    ·One letter of recommendation from a professor or instructor (sent directly by the instructor).
    ·An unofficial copy of your UIUC transcript.


    Deadline: 5 pm CT, Friday, March 25, 2016.

    ***To apply, please download and submit the attached application form here.

  • Dissertation Workshop on Early Modern East Asia at UCLA-June 2016
    3/20/2016Center 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)

    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

  • Job Opening: Associate Director - Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies
    2/29/2016Center 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)

    The Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks an Associate Director to assist the Director in all aspects of CEAPS activities, including academic programming, grant development and management.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    - The Associate Director will, in consultation and collaboration with the Center Director, oversee the daily functioning of CEAPS and manage Center programming, grant, and fellowship budgets;
    - Implement and supervise educational and administrative conferences, workshops in consultation with faculty and Director of CEAPS;
    - Manage visits of guest lecturers and researchers;
    - Collaborate with other International Studies Center Associate Directors (on a rotating basis) on joint programming and other Center initiatives; supervise and work with the Outreach Coordinator to develop outreach programming in accordance with Center priorities and mission;
    - Develop and manage grants, including semi-annual reporting;
    - Contribute to grant proposals, narratives, and budgets; implement grant projects and programs; generate grant reports in cooperation with Director; contribute to evaluation of grant-related programs; attend, with the director, meetings with federal agencies and grant officials;
    - Produce the CEAPS newsletter, including creating content;
    - Oversee the Visiting Asian Scholar Program. 

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Required:

    - Master’s degree in History, East Asian Studies, Pacific Studies, Anthropology, International Education, or closely related social science or humanities discipline.
    - Initiative and ability to work well as a member of a team of faculty and staff to help implement the day-to-day activities of the Center and help chart its future directions.

    Preferred:

    - Ph.D. degree with a concentration on East Asia, Southeast Asia or the Pacific.
    - Master's degree with a concentration on East Asia, Southeast Asia or the Pacific.
    - Conversational fluency in an Asian language;
    - Experience relevant to effective management of our joint (with Indiana University) U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center (including computer skills which include management of databases and on-line reporting).
    - Experience or interest in other Pacific cultures;
    - Excellent communication, managerial, supervision and organizational skills;
    - Ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies both in and beyond the University (i.e., faculty, staff, students and foreign visitors)
    Ability to coordinate many diverse efforts (from on-campus programming to off-campus outreach).
    - Experience managing Department of Education NRC grant

    SALARY AND APPOINTMENT INFORMATION

    This is a full time regular (non-tenure track) academic professional position. Proposed start date is as soon as possible after closing date. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    APPLICATION PROCEDURES AND DEADLINE INFORMATION

    In order to ensure full consideration, please create your candidate profile through http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your application letter, resume or CV, and contact information for three references by the closing date of February 29, 2016. For further information, contact: eaps@uiuc.edu or 217-333-4850. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

     

    Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

    *** To download a PDF file: Long Ad EAPS AssocDirector AE 1-26-16EAO.pdf

  • The Dave and Barbara Thomas Awards for Study Abroad
    2/28/2016Center 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)
    The Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies would like to bring to your attention the following scholarship opportunity:
    The Dave and Barbara Thomas Awards for Study Abroad
    Thanks to a generous contribution by University of Illinois alumnus Dave Thomas and his wife Barbara, the Center for East Asian studies (CEAPS) is pleased to announce the establishment of two scholarships and two prizes for students participating in study abroad programs to Asian countries.
    Scholarships: Two scholarships, each in the amount of $2000, will be awarded to two students accepted into University of Illinois-endorsed summer, semester- or year-long study abroad programs in Asian countries. Students in semester- or year-long study abroad programs are required to enroll in classes in both language and culture. For summer programs, language-only programs also will be eligible. Priority will be given to students with excellent academic performance records and proven financial need. Both undergraduates and graduate students are eligible.
    To apply, students should submit the following materials via email to Elizabeth Oyler
    (eaoyler@illinois.edu), Associate Director of CEAPS by February 28, 2016 in order to be considered for Study Abroad programs taking place in the 2016-17 academic year.
    1) Documentation of admission to a UI-approved summer, semester- or year-long study abroad program in an Asian country
    2) Official university transcripts for all Undergraduate and Graduate study
    3) 500-word essay in response to one of the following questions:
    a. How would the proposed study-abroad trip enrich your current studies?
    b. How would you describe the country that you are going to live and study in? How do you anticipate it to be different from your home country?
    c. If you were to introduce the U.S. to college students in the country you are visiting, what qualities would you focus on?
    d. What do you think are the challenges you are going to face during this study-abroad trip, and how would you prepare yourself to overcome the challenges?
    e. If you were to work/live in the country where you are going to visit in three years, how would you prepare yourself now?
    Prizes: The Thomas Essay Prize ($500) will be awarded for an outstanding student essay written as fulfillment of a course requirement during a study abroad program. The Thomas Documentary Prize ($500) will be awarded for one student video documentary of a study abroad experience. For award consideration, student essays and documentaries should be submitted by September 1st of the year during which they have participated in a study abroad experience, following completion of the program. Essays should be between 10 and 25 pages in length; documentaries between 10 and 30 minutes. Students wishing to submit a documentary are invited to participate in CEAPS-sponsored workshops on documentary film-making. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Oyler (eaoyler@illinois.edu).