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2014 Penn Symposium on Contemporary China (PSCC)

To the Princeton academic community,

We are pleased to announce that the second annual Penn Symposium on Contemporary China (PSCC) will be held at the University of Pennsylvania on March 1st 2014. After a successful inaugural symposium last year, we are excited to continue the new tradition of convening specialists from various disciplines to discuss the issues that matter in today’s China.

Our conference brings together graduate students from universities across the northeastern United States to share their research on various facets of modern China. Research is focused in three main fields: foreign policy, domestic policy, and economics.

The conference is a full-day event, conducted through a series of panel sessions and lectures. Selected graduate students will give a presentation of their research, with critiques and Q&A from the panel following each session. In addition to the panels, we will host a number of keynote speakers from diverse fields such as academics, politics, and social service.

We are currently accepting submissions of original research papers from those who wish to participate. Possible topics for discussion are listed below each panel track:

• Foreign policy: how do China’s increasing power and influence shape its position in the
world? For example:

-Theoretical characterisations of China’s foreign policy
-Territorial claims in the South China Sea
-Chinese investments in Africa
-Tensions over Japan’s historical interpretations of WWII
-The Sino-American relationship

• Domestic policy: What is the nature of the Chinese government’s interaction with the
people? For example:

-Immigration and related social policies in Chinese cities
-Social effects of economic inequality
-Public health and sanitation
-Demographic change, population movements, and
urbanization
-Political reform and democratization

• Economics: how sustainable is China’s current model of economic development and what
are its implications? For example:

-China’s development model
-State-owned enterprises
-China’s vulnerability to the middle-income trap
-The shifting composition of China’s economy
-China’s financial markets

Note that the subjects listed here are just examples – possible topics are in no way limited to these. Papers adopting a cross-disciplinary approach (e.g. examining the social and foreign political impacts of chosen economic growth models) are also welcomed and encouraged.

Submission– Instructions

All students currently enrolled in a graduate program (master’s or PhD) in the U.S. are eligible for consideration.

Submissions should take the form of an extended abstract (up to 1000 words) that includes a discussion of the paper’s findings. The extract should be sent through the form on our website by January 10, 2014. Applicants are encouraged to append completed papers or drafts. Those whose papers are accepted will be notified by February 5, 2014.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to seek financial assistance from their schools for travel and accommodations. Need-based financial assistance is also available by application to the PSCC organizing committee on a case-by-case basis.

Please direct all questions to cscc-pennsymposium@sas.upenn.edu. More information here: http://us7.campaign-archive1.com/?u=0a1866924505e697b35a834dd&id=0bc5845672 

Sincerely,

Christine Du
Chair of the PSCC

Justin Pergolini
Vice-Chair of Panels
 

Congressional-Executive Commission on China - Staff Members Sought

The Congressional-Executive Commission on China is a bipartisan commission created by Congress in 2000 to monitor and report on human rights and rule of law developments in China. The Commission consists of Senators, Members of the House of Representatives, and senior officials from the Administration. The Commission holds hearings, issues an Annual Report, and maintains a database of political prisoners in China, among other activities. For more information on the Commission, see www.cecc.gov.

The Commission is seeking professional staff members to assist in monitoring and reporting on substantive issues pertaining to the freedom of religion, criminal justice, and commercial rule of law portfolios. The professional staff member will assist in assessing China's compliance or noncompliance with international human rights standards and Chinese domestic law. Successful candidates should have substantive background and/or an interest in one or more of these issue areas. Successful candidates should also possess the necessary Chinese language, English writing, and communication skills to effectively research, analyze, and explain such developments to U.S. policymakers and the broader public.
 
Main duties:
  • Monitoring and researching Chinese and English language sources (media, government, NGO) for developments relating to their issue area.
  • Identifying and analyzing key developments and reporting their significance orally and in writing, including through drafting sections of the Commission's Annual Reports, short analysis pieces, public statements, and press releases.
  • Researching political prisoner cases and creating and maintaining case records in the CECC Political Prisoner Database.
  • Assisting in organizing CECC public hearings and roundtables.
  • Staff member also may be asked to travel to U.S. cities, China, or other foreign locations on official business.
Qualifications:
  • Candidates must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Very strong demonstrated ability to speak, read, write, and perform research in Chinese (Mandarin) is required.
  • The successful candidate will likely have worked or studied in mainland China, Taiwan, or Hong Kong.
  • Candidates will preferably have a law degree or a Ph.D. or M.A. in political science, history, business, economics, or other social sciences. B.A. candidates with very strong credentials will also be considered.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, and the interpersonal skills and enthusiasm to work under tight deadlines and as part of a team.
Application Procedure:
  • Please submit a brief cover letter, resume, short writing sample (5 pages or less), and the names and contact information for two references to Judy Wright, CECC Director of Administration, via e-mail at judy.wright@mail.house.gov or via FAX at 202-226-2915. PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS. The deadline for applications is Monday, April 8, 2013, by 11:59 PM, EDT. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.
  • The Congressional-Executive Commission on China is an equal opportunity employer.

Communications Director
The Congressional-Executive Commission on China is a bipartisan commission created by Congress in 2000 to monitor and report on human rights and rule of law developments in China. The Commission consists of Senators, Members of the House of Representatives, and senior officials from the Administration. The Commission holds hearings, issues an Annual Report, and maintains a database of political prisoners in China, among other activities. For more information on the Commission, see www.cecc.gov.
 
The Commission is seeking a communications director to be responsible for developing and implementing a communications and outreach strategy to increase the accessibility, visibility, and relevance of the Commission's work to key stakeholders, including Commissioners, Congress, the Executive Branch, media, non-governmental organizations, and the general public.
 
Main duties:
  • Develop and implement a communications and outreach strategy for the Commission's key stakeholders, including Commissioners, Congress, the Executive Branch, media, non-governmental organizations, and the general public.
  • Develop and implement a strategy for increasing accessibility to Commission work products, including newsletters, political prisoner records, special reports, and the Annual Report.
  • Increase media coverage and raise awareness on the Hill and to the general public regarding the Commission's work.
  • Maintain the Commission's new Web site and social media sites (Twitter, Facebook).
  • Draft, edit, and distribute Commission statements, press releases, newsletters, new media content, and event announcements.
  • Develop, plan, and provide logistical support for Commission events, including hearings, roundtables, and briefings.
  • Monitor, track, and assess the effectiveness of the Commission's outreach efforts.
Qualifications:
  • Candidates must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Candidates will have a B.A. with relevant work experience.
  • Some background in layout and design (including for Web sites and publications) is desirable.
  • Ability to speak and read Chinese is preferable.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, and the interpersonal skills and enthusiasm to work under tight deadlines and as part of a team.
Application Procedure:
  • Please submit a brief cover letter, resume, short writing sample (5 pages or less), and the names and contact information for two references to Judy Wright, CECC Director of Administration, via e-mail at judy.wright@mail.house.gov or via FAX at 202-226-2915. PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS. The deadline for applications is Monday, April 8, 2013, by 11:59 PM, EDT. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.
  • The Congressional-Executive Commission on China is an equal opportunity employer.

Forum for American-Chinese Exchange at Stanford

FACES is a faculty-advised, student-run conference under the aegis of the Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford. We are committed to promoting knowledge and discussion of many issues in Sino-American relations, both within Stanford and between university students in the United States and greater China. Each year, it organizes a two-part conference program on US-China relations, referred to as On Common Ground. The first part of the two-week long conferences takes place in November at Stanford, and the second is in April at one of our chapter universities in China. We’ve invited some of the most prestigious scholars to come address these student delegates on many different aspects of Sino-American relations. Our past speakers include George Bush Sr., Condoleezza Rice, John Major, William Perry, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Thomas Friedman, Richard Levin, John Huntsman and the list goes on. In order to make our application as need-blind as possible, part of airfare to the conferences is subsidized, and FACES covers all food and hotel costs for the conferences. Additional coverage is available based on needs.

The application for the 2013 conferences has just gone live, they are looking for undergraduate and graduate students who are leaders in their fields of interest. The FACES mission is to instill an appreciation for the importance of U.S. - China relations in tomorrow’s leaders in all fields, regardless of former extracurricular or language experience, and to provide a forum where these future leaders of the two countries can form lasting friendships through debate and discussion of salient issues. If you would like more information about our program, please feel free to email Ian Chan at ichan14@stanford.edu, or visit http://faces.stanford.edu/.

CECC Staff Positions

The Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) is a bipartisan commission created by Congress in 2000 to monitor and report on human rights and rule of law developments in China. The Commission consists of Senators, Members of the House of Representatives, and senior officials from the Administration. The Commission holds hearings, issues an Annual Report, and maintains a database of political prisoners in China, among other activities. For more information on the Commission, see www.cecc.gov.
The Commission is seeking professional staff members to assist in monitoring and reporting on substantive issues pertaining to the freedom of religion and criminal justice portfolios. The professional staff member will assist in assessing China's compliance or noncompliance with international human rights standards and Chinese domestic law. Successful candidates should have substantive background and/or an interest in one or more of these issue areas. Successful candidates should also possess the necessary Chinese language, English writing, and communication skills to effectively research, analyze, and explain such developments to U.S. policymakers and the broader public.

Main duties:

  • Monitoring and researching Chinese and English language sources (media, government, NGO) for developments relating to their issue area.
  • Identifying and analyzing key developments and reporting their significance orally and in writing, including through drafting sections of the Commission's Annual Reports, short analysis pieces, public statements, and press releases.
  • Researching political prisoner cases and creating and maintaining case records in the CECC Political Prisoner Database.
  • Assisting in organizing CECC public hearings and roundtables.
  • Staff member also may be asked to travel to U.S. cities, China, or other foreign locations on official business.

Qualifications:

  • Candidates must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Very strong demonstrated ability to speak, read, write, and perform research in Chinese (Mandarin) is required.
  • The successful candidate will likely have worked or studied in mainland China, Taiwan, or Hong Kong.
  • Candidates will preferably have a law degree or a Ph.D. or M.A. in political science, history, business, economics, or other social sciences. B.A. candidates with very strong credentials will also be considered.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, and the interpersonal skills and enthusiasm to work under tight deadlines and as part of a team.

Application Procedure:

  • Please submit a brief cover letter, resume, short writing sample (5 pages or less), and the names and contact information for two references to Judy Wright, CECC Director of Administration, via e-mail at judy.wright@mail.house.gov or via FAX at 202-226-2915. PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS. The deadline for applications is Monday, April 8, 2013, by 11:59 PM, EDT. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.
  • The Congressional-Executive Commission on China is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

 

 

Fourth Summer Training Workshop on the Relationship Between National Security and Technology in China

 

 

July 21-August 2, 2013

This two-week workshop examines the relationship between national security, technology, innovation, and China’s rise as a world power. Of central interest is how China is mobilizing and applying its economic, political, strategic, corporate, financial, intellectual, and scientific capabilities in conjunction with leveraging external resources to achieve its grand ambition of catching up technologically with the world’s advanced powers within the next 1-2 generations.

Course participants include graduate students, junior faculty, and policy experts from government and think tanks. This course is part of the Project on the Study of Innovation and Technology in China (SITC), an exciting IGCC initiative on understanding China’s emerging science and technology capabilities.

HOW TO APPLY: If you are interested in receiving application information, please email Heidi Serochi at hserochi@ucsd.edu or visit http://igcc.ucsd.edu/SITC.

Opportunity to Teach in China

Ameson Education and Cultural Exchange Foundation is a non-profit organization looking to provide recent graduates with a job opportunity to teach English in China for one year through our Ameson Year in China (AYC) program.  Participants will receive a monthly stipend, free housing, reimbursed airfare, free health insurance, and more. The only qualification requirements are to be a native English speaker and have attended and graduated an accredited US college/university.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Jenna Tanimoto
Regional Project Coordinator - Ameson
Suite 500, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20004
202-312-1535 (direct line)
202-618-6033 (main line)
202-312-1531 (fax)
jtanimoto@ameson.org

Ameson Foundation | www.ameson.org
Ameson Year in China | www.ameson.org/ayc

New Research Specialist Position with Center for Naval Analyses (CNA), China Studies Division

CNA China Studies provides superior analyses of developments within China, of its emerging role in the international order, and of issues related to U.S.-China relations. Its research is non-partisan, objective, and evidence-based and its publications – including papers, briefings, monographs and book-length studies – and events provide the insight and context leaders need to develop sound plans and policies and to make informed judgments about China.

CNA China Studies is looking for a Sr. research specialist.  Please visit the posting for details.  If you have any questions, please contact:

Eddie Skolnick, '12
703.824.2274 
SKOLNICKE@cna.org 

2013 Duke-UNC China Leadership Summit 

CLS, now in its third year, is a three-day conference hosted between Duke University and the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. CLS aims to strengthen Duke-UNC collaboration by bringing together undergraduate and graduate students from Duke, UNC, and other top universities in the US and China with acute and demonstrated interests in US-China affairs. CLS aims not only to offer a series of esteemed US-China speakers to the general Duke and UNC public, but also to generate interdisciplinary interest and discussion, create opportunities for research presentation and collaboration, and present networking opportunities to explore potential careers and other China-related opportunities for delegates and attendants. The conference will create a networking platform for members of both campuses to discuss issues related to the growing US-China rivalry and present and collaborate on innovative ideas for tackling future issues.

In addition to applying to be a delegate, students can be chosen as moderators for panels during the conference. We also encourage applicants who would like to present relevant research at the conference to apply.

This year’s conference theme is Sustainability: the sustainability of China’s environmental policies, its economic policies and trade relations with the United States, prevalent political trends and models, as well as issues of cultural and social transition.

For a tentative schedule along with a list of confirmed speakers please visit our website, dukeunccls.org.

The link to the application is here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1fD1AK0wOAfN2Q86ktuZSm6dBv7v8Tg_rHf5P9S_pEtM/viewform

Application is due FEBRUARY 22, 11:59 PM. All interviews will be conducted before March 7 and all decisions made by March 8. We will be in contact shortly to schedule interviews by phone! Please contact dukeunccls@gmail.com with any questions.
 

Chinese Government Scholarships and Confucius Institute Scholarships

The Huazhong University of Science and Technology in the People’s Republic of China, offers scholarships to foreign academics and students to do research or study in China through the Chinese Government Special Scholarship Program for Sino-US Cultural Communication and University Postgraduate Study. Academics and students are welcome to visit, study for degree or register for credits, conduct experiments & practice, do cooperative research and finish the gradation project in HUST. Submission deadline is March 31.

Scholarship Information here.

Postgraduate Study Scholarship Information here.

Internships at the Congressional-Executive Commission on China

The CECC seeks interns for the upcoming year. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for two references, to the CECC via e-mail to Judy Wright, Director of Administration. All application materials must be submitted before the deadline in order to be considered. Please discuss in your cover letter how your professional goals, interests, and background relate to the Commission's legislative mandate regarding human rights and the rule of law in China. No phone calls please.

Those who wish to apply for internships should understand the following:

  • CECC interns receive a salary of $10/hour;
  • Interns must be U.S. citizens;
  • We regret that interns are not eligible for Federal benefits.
  • During the fall and spring semesters, CECC internships are generally part-time (15 and 20 hours per week), although we may choose to allow interns to work more hours if there are exceptional circumstances.
  • During the summer, CECC internships are full-time, and we expect summer interns to work between 32 and 40 hours per week.
  • Interns should have completed at least some China-related coursework. It is also desirable that they have some background in one or more of the specific human rights and rule of law issues in the CECC legislative mandate.
  • Interns should be able to read Chinese well enough to assist with research in newspapers, journals, and on Web sites. More advanced Chinese language capability would be a plus. The successful candidate for an internship often will have lived or studied in mainland China, Hong Kong, or Taiwan.
  • Interns will conduct research and writing projects on human rights and rule of law issues in China under the supervision of Commission staff. Interns may also assist with researching and updating records on the Commission's Political Prisoner Database. Interns may also be invited or required to attend some of the many rule of law and human rights events organized by the Commission and other organizations in Washington, DC.

Although our interns are usually students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree, others are also welcome to apply. More information can be found here.
 

Third Summer Training Workshop on the Relationship Between National Security and Technology in China

UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation’s Project on the Study of Innovation and Technology in China

The UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation’s Project on the Study of Innovation and Technology in China is now accepting applications for our Third Summer Training Workshop on the Relationship Between National Security and Technology in China. This two week workshop will be held on July 9-20, 2012 in La Jolla, California. Additional details and applications for graduate students and junior faculty are attached. Acceptance into this program is awarded on a competitive basis and applications are due by March 31, 2012. We have a small number of grants available for graduate students which cover the program cost and in some cases cover travel expenses as well.

We appreciate your help in circulating this opportunity to interested students, faculty, and other colleagues. Questions can be directed to igcc-temp2@ucsd.edu or 858-534-9536. Additional information about this project and our summer training program can be found at igcc.ucsd.edu/SITC. 

http://igcc.ucsd.edu/SITC