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November 26, 2012

Academic Exchange Opportunities – Nov 20, 2012

For UO affiliates – Invitation to explore academic exchange possibilities and research partnerships

Are you interested in connecting with researchers in your discipline in China? The Confucius Institute for Global China Studies at the University of Oregon aims to facilitate research connections with East China Normal University, our partner university in Shanghai.

If you would like to learn more about ECNU or would like to be introduced to colleagues at ECNU you are cordially invited to join us at the upcoming drop-in meeting!

Doug Blandy, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs will share impressions of his recent visit and the staff of the UO Confucius Institute will provide information.

Tuesday, November 20, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Knight Library Browsing Room
Refreshments will be provided

For more info, please call 346-5056.
November 14, 2012

The Revolutionary – Nov 17, 2012

More Information: CLICK HERE

October 8, 2012

KFLC Call for Papers – Nov 15, 2012

66th Annual
KFLC: The Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Conference
April 18-20, 2013 – University of Kentucky – Lexington, Kentucky

East Asian (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) Studies

Deadline for Abstract Submission: November 15, 2012

The KFLC (formerly the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference) is proud to open sessions devoted to the presentation of scholarly research in the area of East Asian (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) Studies.  Abstracts are invited in all areas and aspects of this field, including, but not limited to:

·         Class, gender, ethnicity/race
·         Colonialism and Diaspora
Memory, violence, and nation
Popular culture in global markets
Performance, agency, and identity
·         Ethics of literary-cultural studies
·         Classical literature; new readings
·         Media studies, music studies, film studies
·         Social movements – justice, citizenship, and resistance
·         The avant-garde – arts in contexts
·         Body, space, and the public sphere
·         The politics of writing – writing within/against culture

Sessions are 20 minutes followed by a 10-minute question & answer session. In addition to individual abstracts for paper presentations, proposals for panels of 3-5 papers will be considered.

The KFLC has a tradition of attracting scholars from a broad range of languages and specializations.
 This year’s conference will have sessions in Arabic Studies, East Asian Studies, French and Francophone Studies, German-Austrian-Swiss Studies, Hispanic Linguistics, Hispanic Studies (Spanish Peninsular and Spanish American), Neo-Latin Studies, Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies, Language Technology, Second Language Acquisition, and Translation and Cultural Studies.

Individually submitted abstracts should be no more than 250 words and should include author’s name, affiliation and contact information.

Panel proposals of 3-5 presentations should be submitted as follows: The panel organizer should e-mail a panel proposal to the track director of his or her division.  The panel proposal cannot exceed one page in length and should include the theme of the panel, the organizer’s name and contact information, and the names, contact information and affiliations of the panel participants.  Each participant MUST submit an individual abstract using our online system in addition to the panel proposal.  Please indicate that your presentation is part of a pre-organized panel and list the title and organizer of the panel in the abstract.

Papers should be read in English to facilitate cross-cultural dialogue and conversation.  Acceptance of a paper or complete panel implies a commitment on the part of all participants to register and attend the conference. All presenters must pay the appropriate registration fee by February 15, 2013 to be included in the program.

To submit abstracts and panel proposals BY NOVEMBER 15, 2012, please use the KFLC link: For more information on conference logistics, please visit

October 4, 2012

Visiting position in Chinese Religion – Aug 2013

Two-Year Visiting Position in Chinese Religion

Reed College seeks applications for a two-year visiting position in Chinese Religion for the 2013-15 academic years, to commence August 2013.  Appointments are normally made at the assistant professor level.  We seek outstanding, critically self-reflective candidates, and we look for experience in teaching as well as the ability to advise student research projects on a wide range of topics in religious studies.

Reed College is a selective liberal arts institution with a commitment to high standards of scholarship and teaching excellence in a seminar setting. The appointee will be expected to teach the equivalent of five one-semester courses over the academic year, and this will include teaching in the team-taught yearlong Chinese humanities program devoted to the Han and Song dynasties. The position also involves supervising yearlong senior thesis projects.

While a PhD is preferred, candidates who are ABD in Religion will also be considered for appointment.  The Religion Department is using Interfolio to collect faculty job applications electronically.  Through Interfolio, please submit a cover letter, CV and three letters of recommendation.  Because Reed College is a community that values cultural and intellectual diversity as essential to the excellence of our academic program, we also encourage candidates to convey in their cover letter or other application materials how their specific contributions to campus diversity might support the commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the College’s diversity statement (  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but they should be received by 1 December 2012 to guarantee full consideration.  For further information about this position, please contact K.E. Brashier (
For more info, or to apply, please visit
September 14, 2012

CAPS awarded $100K grant for student internships in Asia

UO awarded $100K grant for student internships in Asia
Funding from the Freeman Foundation will support a range of internships in East and Southeast Asia.

EUGENE, Ore. — The UO Center for Asian and Pacific Studies has received nearly $100,000 from the Freeman Foundation to support internship opportunities in Asia for UO students.  The Freeman Foundation invited approximately 60 U.S. colleges and universities to apply to this new grant program and funded 11 successful proposals.

The Freeman Foundation program seeks to expand opportunities for U.S. students to work overseas as part of their undergraduate and graduate studies.  The grants aim to deepen the capacity of select institutions to provide financial assistance to student interns and to encourage alumni to assist in the placement of interns.  By awarding modest stipends to students with financial need, the UO will be able to offer more qualified students the opportunities for professional experience abroad.

“This timely award builds on two previous grants from the Freeman Foundation over the past decade that have enabled 75 UO students to study in Asia,” explained Jeffrey Hanes, director of the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies.  “With this new grant to support student internships specifically, we extend the range of overseas opportunities available to our talented students, offering highly qualified interns with much-needed financial support.”

The grant will provide living stipends and/or travel funds to students participating in the Oregon University System’s International Education, Experience, and Employment (IE3) programs, as well as other UO internship programs managed independently by individual faculty, departments, and academic programs.

“This latest grant from the Freeman Foundation is testimony to the UO’s leadership in Asian Studies, and to the remarkable efforts by the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies to build a wide and accessible bridge to Asia for all UO students,” said Dennis Galvan, vice provost for International Affairs at the UO.

More information about the grant and application procedures will be available soon on the CAPS website.

September 12, 2012

Masterworks of Ancient China – Sept 22, 2012


Saturday, September 22, 1 p.m., Whitsell Auditorium

Join us as leading American experts unravel the mysteries surrounding these spectacular exemplars of ancient Chinese art by exploring the archaeological and historical contexts in which they were created.

Strange Beasts from the Aristocratic Tombs of Chu
Cortney Chaffin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Money Trees of the Han Dynasty
Susan Erickson, Ph.D.
Professor of Humanities, University of Michigan-Dearborn

Panel Discussion
Kenneth Brashier, Ph.D., Moderator
Professor of Religion and Chinese Studies, Reed College, Portland

The conference is free for Museum members or with Museum admission. Seating is limited. Advance tickets are recommended and available online or on site.

The Masterworks of Ancient Chinese Art conference is made possible in part by
The Harold and Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation and Delta Airlines.

Image caption: Zhenmushou (Two-headed tomb guardian), China, Chu culture, 4th–3rd century BCE, Wood, antlers, and lacquer, Portland Art Museum, The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Collection of Early Chinese Art.

April 11, 2012

Classical Music of North India – April 15, 2012

University of Oregon School of Music & Dance – World Music Series

Celebrating the 90th anniversary of the birth of Ali Akbar Khan

Aashish Khan, sarod
Pranesh Khan, tabla


Tickets:  $12 General Admission, $8 Students & Seniors.  Available from the UO Ticket Office (541-346-4363;, or at the door.

For more information, contact Mark Levy at 541-346-2852 or

Co-sponsor:  Oregon Humanities Center’s Endowment for Public Outreach in the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities

Aashish and Pranesh Khan are the sons of the legendary Ustad Ali Akbar Khan (April 14, 1922 – June 18, 2009). Aashish, a faculty member at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, is a master of the sarod, a plucked lute, which he learned from his illustrious grandfather (also the teacher of Ravi Shankar) Baba Allauddin Khan. Since the 1950s Aashish has performed throughout India and the world, and is considered to be one of the most distinguished musicians of the Seniya Beenkar and Seniya Rababiya Gharana music lineages. With Pandit Ravi Shankar, he has worked on many musical projects, including the films of Satyajit Ray, Sir Richard Attenborough’s “Gandhi,” and David Lean’s “A Passage to India.” Aashish has also collaborated with musicians such as George Harrison, Ringo Starr, and Eric Clapton. Aashish will be accompanied by his younger brother Pranesh Khan on the tabla. Pranesh was also initiated into music by his grandfather, and has had the honor of studying with acclaimed tabla masters Pandit Shankar Ghosh, Ustad Alla Rakha, Ustad Zakir Hussain, and Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri.

February 20, 2012

Addressing Violence in the Lives of South Asian Women

January 30, 2012

Lessons of Fukushima – Feb 24, 2012

The Center for Asian Studies and the Center for Sustainable Communities are pleased to inform you of an exciting event taking place at Willamette University next month: a two day symposium on the “Lessons of Fukushima” on February 24-25, 2012. It will take place Friday afternoon from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm and continue again on Saturday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. All events are in Paulus Lecture Hall, Rm. 201 at the Law School.

The keynote address will be delivered by Brett Walker at 3:15 pm on Friday Feb. 24th. He will be speaking on “The 3.11 Triple Disaster and Japan’s Environmental Past.”  Professor Walker is Regents Professor at Montana State University the author of several books including Toxic Archipelago: A History of Industrial Disease in Japan (2010), winner of the George Perkins Marsh Prize for Best Book in Environmental History.

A complete schedule of the symposium as well as abstracts of the papers to be presented may be found at:

Symposium panels will address:
-the health and environmental implications of the March 11, 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster;
-the management of communication and information during this crisis and related events;
-the social and cultural responses to the crisis in Japan and beyond — including the testimony of members of our campus community;
-the politics of nuclear regulation and anti-nuclear advocacy;
and the role of charitable organizations, volunteers, Mercy Corps, and citizen groups in assisting recovery efforts.

The symposium is designed to be accessible to a general audience and the format is intended to foster conversations. On Saturday Feb. 25 from 10 am-2 pm WU students will be presiding over a family-friendly activity room next to Paulus Lecture Hall that will feature informational displays, documentary footage, and lessons in folding origami peace cranes. Please mark this important event on your calendar and help us to spread the word to students and community members alike.

For more information, please feel free to contact Warren Binford (Law) <>, Ron Loftus (CLA) <>, or Cecily McCaffrey (CLA) <>.

March 29, 2011

March 28, 2011-Spring Term Events

Please mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Jeremiah Public Lecture
“Challenging the 18th Amendment and the NRO (National Reconciliation Ordinance), or How to Stop the Cycle of Coup
d’etats in Pakistan?”
Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb, Barrister-at-Law Advocate, Supreme Court of Pakistan
Gerlinger Lounge
4:00 pm

April 6-10, 2011
Cinema Pacific Film Festival
• New films by Zhang Yimou, Feng Xiaogang and Lu Chuan
• Visiting directors Liu Jiayin (Oxhide, Oxhide II) and Zhu Wen (Thomas Mao)
• Shelly Kraicer introduces “digital generation” of Chinese film
• classical Chinese film, The Goddess, with Ruan Lingyu (1934)
• Symposium with producers Terence Chang and David Linde
• Animation by Sun Xun and video art by Hung Keung at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
For a complete schedule, please visit

Friday, April 8, 2011
“China’s Role in Regulating the Global Information Economy”
University of Oregon School of Law, William W. Knight Law Center
9am – 5:30pm (A reception will follow the event)

Monday, April 11, 2011
Panel Discussion
“Foodways in China: New Scholarly Trajectories”
Ina Asim, History, University of Oregon; Daniel Buck, Geography, University of Oregon; Françoise Sabban, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales;  Mark Swislocki, History, NYU Abu Dhabi;, Joanna Waley-Cohen, History, NYU
Knight Library Browsing Room
1:00-3:30 pm

Monday, April 11, 2011
Jeremiah Public Lecture
“Reflections on Pets in Twentieth Century China”
Mark Swislocki, Department of History, NYU Abu Dhabi
Knight Library Browsing Room
4:00 pm

Monday, April 18, 2011
Jeremiah Public Lecture
“Drivers of Globalization: From the Developmental State to the Rise of Lead Firms in the Asian Newly Industrialized Economies”
Professor Henry Wai-chung Yeung,  Department of Geography, National University of Singapore
Knight Library Browsing Room
3:30 pm

Thursday, May 12, 2011
Public Lecture
“Project 85 as X-cultural Ecriture”
Claire Huot, Department of Germanic, Slavic, and East Asian Studies, University of Calgary and Robert Majzels, Department of English, University of Calgary
EMU Gumwood Room
3:00 pm

Thursday, May 19, 2011
Jeremiah Public Lecture
“Koreana in the Japanese Colonial Gaze”
Taylor Atkins, Department of History, Northern Illinois University
McKenzie Hall, Room 375
3:30 pm

Thursday, May 26, 2011
Jeremiah Public Lecture
“How Filipino Veterans Joined the Greatest Generation: Transnational Politics
and Postcolonial Citizenship, 1945-2009”
Christopher Capozzola, Associate Professor of History, Massachusetts Institute
of Technology
Knight Library Browsing Room
3:30 pm

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