CEAPS News & Announcement

CEAPS News & Announcement

  • Call for Applications: AAS-SSRC Dissertation Workshop, March 19-21, 2019

    AAS-SSRC Dissertation Workshop Call for Applications
    2019: Asian Cities, Architectural Heritage, Civil Society and Urban Expansion

    March 19-21, 2019 | Denver, CO

    The Association for Asian Studies and the Social Science Research Council, with support from the Henry M. Luce Foundation, are pleased to announce the jointly organized AAS Dissertation Workshop Series. The workshop will be held in conjunction with the AAS annual conference in Denver, CO.

    This workshop is intended to bring together doctoral students, regardless of citizenship, in the humanities and social sciences who are (1) developing dissertation proposals or are in the early phases of research or dissertation writing; and who are (2) planning, conducting, or are in the early phases of writing up dissertation research. The workshop will be limited to 12 students, ideally from a broad array of disciplines and working on a wide variety of materials and in various regions of Asia. It also will include a small multidisciplinary and multi-area faculty with similar interests. The workshop is scheduled for the days immediately preceding the 2019 AAS annual conference in Denver, CO. The organizers will be able to provide financial support for participants including three nights accommodation, meals, and travel funds. It is hoped that participants also will attend the AAS annual conference immediately following the workshop. Participants will be invited back for a post-fieldwork workshop in 2020.

    Applications must be submitted through the SSRC's online application system no later than January 5, 2019 and will consist of a narrative description of the dissertation topic (ten double-spaced pages), short application form, and a current Curriculum Vitae.

  • Call for Films - AAS Film Expo 2019 (deadline: November 12, 2018)

    Call for Films: AAS Film Expo 2019

    AAS Film Expo was established as a conference program in 2011 by the Asian Educational Media Service (AEMS), an outreach program of the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Documentary and independent films on issues reflecting contemporary life in Asia are projected in a dedicated screening room with a schedule running from Thursday through Saturday. An “on demand” screening area allows additional viewing opportunities for attendees who miss scheduled screening times. The AAS Film Expo will be held in conjunction with the The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Annual Conference scheduled for March 21-24, 2019 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado.

    We welcome the submission of films related to Asia produced by scholars and independent filmmakers. Criteria utilized in the selection process include timeliness, broad appeal to the scholarly community, and examples of new field work. For more information, please download the AAS Film Expo Submission Form.

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 12, 2018

  • Call for Proposals: The Sixth Young Scholars' Forum in Chinese Studies (Hong Kong)

    Call for Paper Proposals
    The Sixth Young Scholars’ Forum in Chinese Studies
    Theme - “A Century of Change: Revisiting the Legacy of May Fourth” (百年流變:再思「五四」遺)
    May 23-25, 2019, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Submission Deadline: January 4, 2019

    The Sixth Young Scholars’ Forum in Chinese Studies will be held from May 23 to May 25, 2019. The forum is now calling for paper proposal to the theme: A Century of Change: Revisiting the Legacy of May Fourth.

    Ph.D. students (after completing qualifying examination) or Ph.D. graduates with less than five year of work experience are invited for presentation of their recent research output on any aspect of Chinese studies, highly on but not limited to the disciplines of history, literature, religion, art and thought.


  • Japan Foundation Grants Opportunities

    JAPANESE STUDIES FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM (Deadline: November 1, 2018)

    This program provides support to outstanding scholars in the field by offering the opportunity to conduct research in Japan. (1) Scholars and Researchers (Long-Term) (2-12 months): Scholars and researchers in the humanities or social sciences. Applicants must hold Ph.D. or equivalent professional experience at the time of application. (2) Scholars and Researchers (Short-Term) (21-59 days): Scholars and researchers in the humanities and social sciences who need to conduct intensive research in Japan. Applicants must hold Ph.D. or equivalent professional experience at the time of application. (3) Doctoral Candidates (4-12 months): Doctoral candidates in the humanities or social sciences. Applicants must have achieved ABD status by the time the fellowship begins.


    This initiative is designed to connect Japan scholars from the U.S., Southeast Asia, and Japan in order to enhance their collective scholarship through collaborative projects and exchanges, as well as to advance Japanese Studies in these three regions. The Japan Foundation hopes that Japan scholars and students from all three regions and across many disciplines will benefit mutually from the creation of scholarly networks and the sharing of Japanese Studies resources, research methodology, and practical collaborative work. Projects will be based at U.S. institutions with strong existing or developing Japanese Studies programs, in order to share the wealth of Japanese Studies resources present in the U.S., and to establish and/or strengthen connections with individuals and institutions in Southeast Asia and Japan.


    This annual program is designed to encourage innovative and sustained growth of Japanese studies in the United States. Grant coverage may include support for faculty, instructor, or staff salaries, travel expenses, honoraria for lectures, visiting scholar support, graduate and undergraduate support, acquisition of research and teaching materials, conference and seminar expenses, acquisition of library and digital resources. Strong consideration will be given to proposals that identify and respond to national needs in Japanese Studies. Applications that create tenure or tenure-track positions in Japanese Studies are especially welcome.


    This program is designed to: (i) support institutions that face difficulties maintaining current levels of infrastructure due to cuts in funding for Japanese studies in the US; (ii) stimulate interest in Japanese studies by small and newer institutions without an established program of Japanese studies or those that lack personnel or resources; and (iii) provide support for particularly innovative programs that promote Japanese Studies. Grants of up to $25,000 will be given to institutions that execute proposals designed to maintain and advance the infrastructural scale of Japanese Studies at their institution.

    JFNY GRANT FOR JAPANESE STUDIES (Deadline: rolling/at 3 months prior to project start date)

    The Japan Foundation New York Office (JFNY) accepts applications from institutions of higher education for the JFNY Grant in Japanese Studies on a rolling basis throughout the year. This grant aims to support projects that will enhance further understanding of Japan through academic exploration (there is a separate JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture). Such projects generally take the form of conferences, colloquia, symposia, presentations, and lectures within the United States. Successful projects may be granted up to $5,000. Priority will be given to those projects that have secured additional funding from sources other than the Japan Foundation.

  • U. of I. seniors among Boren Scholarships recipients

    EALC student Gabriel Wacks awarded prestigious Boren Scholarship to study in China

    Gabriel Wacks, an East Asian Languages and Cultures major, has been offered a $20,000 Boren Scholarship to support his academic year intensive Chinese language studies at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in China. Please visit the university's website to read the full news story: https://news.illinois.edu/view/6367/651522