Announcements

Report: International Conference on the Future of US-China Economic Relations

The International Conference on Future US-China Economic Relations is committed to improving mutual understanding of the political economy of US-China relations. The intention is to provide a platform for academic exchanges between scholars from China and the United States. China has become a major influence on world economic growth. As China is now moving into a new more normal phase of economic development, its economic slowdown is having much bigger policy implications and global impacts than expected. Renminbi (RMB) internationalization has been a focal point in recent years. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), One-Belt-One-Road, G20, and Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have also brought attention to US-China economic diplomacy.

This conference intends to bring together leading scholars from China and the United States, representing a wide range of research programs, to exchange ideas on the study of current issues in US-China economic relations. Particular emphasis will be placed on the political economy of trade and financial relations as well as regional and global issues. We will also welcome perspectives from International Relations that shed light on US-China economic diplomacy.

Download report: 2017 UCSB US-China Conference Schedule with Speaker Bios

Seeking Pre-modern Chinese Literature and Cultural Studies Faculty

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications at the rank of Assistant Professor in Pre-modern Chinese Literature and Cultural Studies. Ph.D. in hand is expected by the time of the appointment.

Applicants

We seek applicants with a specialization in the post-Han through Song-Yuan periods. Applicants should have solid training in classical Chinese literature and language, and expertise in one or more additional fields such as intellectual history, gender studies, environmental studies, urban studies, theatre studies, or visual arts. Candidates who pursue interdisciplinary research that incorporates studies of manuscript/print culture, material culture, or comparative studies in the context of the Chinese cultural sphere in East Asia are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate courses in his/her area of specialization and undergraduate courses of wider coverage in pre-modern Chinese literature and culture.

Applying

To ensure full consideration, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent to the Search Committee through UC Recruit, at https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00829.

Primary consideration will be given to applications received by October 24, 2016. The final date to receive applications is November 25, 2016. Inquiries about the position may be directed to the committee chair, Xiaorong Li at xiaorongli@eastasian.ucsb.edu. The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Seeking Faculty Fellow in Japanese Religions

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies and the Department of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, seek to appoint a Faculty Fellow in Japanese religions, beginning on July 1, 2016.

The fellowship has a term of one year, with the possibility of a one-year extension. It offers recent Ph.D. recipients (awarded between January 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) a unique opportunity to develop their research and teaching interests within the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies and the Department of Religious Studies. The Faculty Fellow position is designed for a recent Ph.D. who has not held the rank of assistant professor. The Fellow will teach three courses during the academic year (normally one course per quarter, but different arrangements are also possible), including at least one lower-division, large enrollment course. The field of research is open, but we are especially interested in candidates working on premodern topics (medieval and/or Tokugawa periods). Candidates are expected to be familiar with premodern sources (in classical Japanese and kanbun), in addition to secondary sources in modern Japanese and other languages.

This is a temporary appointment. Fellowship award provides an annual salary of $50,000. The award also includes health, vision, and dental benefits, and up to $2000 for research-related and travel expenses. The selection committee will begin reviewing the applications on May 15, 2016. Applications, including a letter of interest, CV, syllabi of proposed courses, and two letters of recommendation, should be sent to the UCSB Shinto Studies Chair via UCRecruit at https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00697. Questions may be addressed to Professor Fabio Rambelli, at rambelli@eastasian.ucsb.edu. The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies and the Department of Religious Studies are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Enrollment Period Open: Quarter Abroad Program in Kyoto through UC Davis East Asian Department

UC Davis - Quarter Abroad in Kyoto (Spring 2016)

Dear Students,

Happy beginning of fall quarter.  My name is Aspen Felt and I’m the coordinator for the Quarter Abroad program in Kyoto through the UC Davis East Asian Languages and Cultures Department.  I’m happy to announce that this amazing program is now available to all UC students!

This program takes place in beautiful Kyoto, Japan’s cultural capital. While attending Kyoto Seika University, students will enroll in accelerated language and culture courses, participate in exciting excursions, and spend spring quarter exploring the cultural riches that Kyoto and the surrounding regions have to offer. The program is divided into two levels, consisting of courses for those who have completed Japanese 2 or Japanese 5. In Japan, students will complete an entire year of Japanese in only one quarter.

Enrollment is now open and will remain open until December 4th, 2015.

Program spots are saved on a first completed, first reserved process.

Helpful Contacts for Students

Financial Aid:  Financial aid does apply and we recommend that students speak with the financial aid officers at both your home campus and Soua Lo here at UC Davis (sxlo@ucdavis.edu). As part of the process students will need a signature from the home campus financial aid officer, as well as home campus academic advisor.

Intercampus Visitor Process:  As part of the enrollment, non-UC Davis students will also complete the Intercampus Visitor program application.  More information about this process is available in the online enrollment: https://ucd-horizons.symplicity.com/index.php?au=&ck= For additional questions about the enrollment process as a UCLA student, contact Nicole Uhlinger (nmuhlinger@ucdavis.edu)

Program Details: For additional questions about housing, excursions and other program details, contact the program coordinator and advisor, Aspen Felt (alfelt@ucdavis.edu).

Academics:  This program carries a total of 18-22 quarter units. For questions about the classes taught on this program, you can contact the UC Davis Quarter Abroad Kyoto faculty leader, Joseph Sorensen (jsorensen@ucdavis.edu ). Course information and prerequisite equivalents can be found here.

I am also available for individual student appointments to discuss the program and answer any additional questions via email or over the phone.I hope to hear from you soon!

 

Sincerely,

Aspen Felt  |  Program Services Coordinator
UC Davis Study Abroad
University of California, Davis
207 Third Street, Suite 120   |  Davis, CA 95616 U.S.A.
Phone: 530.297.4420   |   Email: alfelt@ucdavis.edu
Homepage: http://studyabroad.ucdavis.edu   |   Staff Profile