CEAPS News & Announcement

CEAPS News & Announcement

  • Illinois/Indiana and UCLA/USC National Dissertation Workshop “Modern East Asia” - Call for Proposals (Deadline: April 10, 2017)
    3/20/2017

    Date: June 23, 2017
    Location: Indiana University Bloomington
    Hosted by: East Asian Studies Center, Indiana University Bloomington

    The Indiana University East Asian Studies Center is proud to announce that we will be hosting our third Joint Consortium National Dissertation Workshop (Consortium: University of California in Los Angeles, University of Southern California, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and Indiana University) with a special focus on “Modern East Asia” at Indiana University Bloomington on June 23, 2017.

    We invite all doctoral students and masters students working on theses or planning to continue their studies in the humanities, social studies, and fine arts whose area of research falls within East Asia to apply. Students at any stage of their dissertation preparations are encouraged to attend, share 15-30 page writing samples (dissertation chapters or partial chapters), and trade feedback with other students and mentors. Participants are required to fund their own travel to Indiana University, as well as some meals. The East Asian Studies Center will provide materials, some meals, and one night of lodging.

    The workshop will be led by three mentors Dr. Michael Robinson, Professor Emeritus of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Indiana University; Dr. Mariko Tamanoi, Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles; and Dr. Fei Hsien Wang, Assistant Professor of History, Indiana University, who focus on modern Korea, Japan, and China, respectively. The participants will begin to or continue to work on their dissertation and thesis under the guidance of the mentors above. The workshop aims to provide an intellectual platform for a multidisciplinary perspective for East Asian Studies. Participants and mentors will engage in intellectual discussion to provide feedback and review their project.
    Though all interested graduate students are encouraged to apply, preference is given to full-time doctoral students who have drafted a dissertation research proposal.

    Participants are expected to come to the workshop having read and commented on the chapters provided by the other participants.

    The application deadline is: April 10, 2017

    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 as .pdf documents to easc@indiana.edu.

  • CEAPS Curriculum Co-Development Grants (Deadline: April 28, 2017)
    3/17/2017

    The Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) at the University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign invites applications from UIUC faculty partnered with faculty from other institutions in Illinois and Indiana to develop East Asia-focused curriculum for undergraduate classes. This program is supported by a Title VI grant from the U.S. Department of Education designating CEAPS and the East Asian Studies Center at Indiana University, as a Joint National Resource Center for East Asian Studies.

    Two awards of $1500 each (to be shared between contributing faculty partners) will be awarded annually. The goals of this program are to develop robust curricula in East Asian Studies at post- secondary institutions across the Illinois/Indiana Corridor and to strengthen the network of faculty working on East Asia in the region. This program supports both revision of current courses to better address East Asian issues or development of new courses with a strong East Asian component. We welcome applications for both courses on East Asia and those on broader topics. We strongly encourage applications from faculty in professional schools interested in providing cultural context to their curriculum.
    The proposed course development should take place during the 12 months following the award and should be implemented at both institutions within 18 months of the award. Applications will be accepted until April 28, 2017 for course development to occur during the 2017 to 2018 academic year. Interested faculty are asked to submit the following to CEAPS Associate Director Yuchia Chang  in electronic format by the appropriate deadline:

    1)Current syllabus for course to be augmented by curriculum development or detaileddescription of newly-proposed course.
    2)300-word statement describing your plan for increasing East Asian components in yourcourse design.
    3)2-page CVs for all faculty participants

    A report on implementation of the new curriculum will be required from awardees within 24 months of the award date. Questions may be associate directed to Yuchia Chang  or 217.244.4601.

  • Trip to 2017 Korea Night at Indiana University Bloomington (March 25-26, 2017)
    3/2/2017

    The Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) would like to take two UIUC students to attend the 2017 Korea Night at the Indiana University, Bloomington.

    Sponsored by the East Asian Studies Center and the Institute for Korean Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington, the 2017 Korea Night will feature a lecture by Professor John Lie (University of California, Berkeley) on his recent book, K-Pop: Popular Music, Cultural Amnesia, and Economic Innovation in South Korea as well as festivities celebrating Korean culture, history, and food.

    Participating students will be accompanied by CEAPS faculty/staff.  Transportation (mileage), 1-night lodging, and meals will be covered, courtesy of the Institute for Korean Studies.

    For more information, contact Yuchia Chang, yuchia@illinois.edu.

  • HSK Chinese Proficiency Test (Registration Deadline: April 11, 2017; Test Date: April 22, 2017)
    3/2/2017

    The Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK), launched by the Confucius Institute Headquarters, is China's only standardized test of standard Chinese language proficiency for non-native speakers. It is broadly recognized by Chinese educational institutions and employers and provides Chinese learners a means to assess their proficiency. The Confucius Institute at UIUC also serves as a test center for online HSK test.

    HSK Registration
    Test Date & Time:
    HSK Level I, III, and V : 1:30pm Apr.22, 2017(CST)
    HSK Level II, IV and VI: 9:00am Apr.22, 2017(CST)

    Registration Deadline:
    12:00pm Apr. 11, 2017(CST)

    Test Center Location:
    Room 260A, 1310 S. Sixth Street (College of Education), Champaign, IL 61820

    Online Registration:
    http://www.chinesetest.cn/
    http://confucius.education.illinois.edu/hsk/
    Detailed information is also listed on the websites.
    * Only offline payment is accepted. Please take the registration fee to the test center.

  • 2017 Taiwan Scholarship - Ministry of Education
    2/28/2017

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    2017 Taiwan Scholarship - Ministry of Education

    1. Scholarship Guidelines (中文) (English . Table1)
    2. Application Form (PDFWORD)
    3. Terms of Agreement
    4. TOCFL
    5. Universities in Taiwan (school locationschool info)
                Full List of University Tuition Discounts

    6. Programs taught in English

    The following documents are required before the application can be processed:

     Completed application form
     Official transcripts for all degree programs attained
     Study plan
     Two (2) letters of recommendation
     Copy of results or certificate for the Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL) – Level 3 or above
     Photocopy of applicant’s passport
     Proof of application to a selected Taiwan university
    (Applicants must apply directly to the schools of their choice.)

    All documents above must be received by our office no later than March 31, 2017.
    We only accept applications from U.S. citizens whose permanent addresses are in IA, IL, IN, MI, MN, NE, OH, WI, ND and SD.
    The list of successful applicants will be announced as the 2017 scholarship candidates at the end of April, 2017. In order to confirm the awards, these candidates are required to submit proof of admission from the Taiwanese universities they intend to attend before the end of June, 2017.
    If you have questions, please contact Wendy at wchen@edutw.org

    Education Division
    Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in Chicago
    180 N. Stetson Avenue, Suite 5803, Chicago, IL 60601
    Tel: 312-616-0805‧email: info@edutw.org ‧Web: www.edutw.org