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CEFC short-term fieldwork grant for doctoral research on contemporary China

The French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC) is offering three fieldwork grants for doctoral students, ranging from one to three months, to be carried out between May and December 2015 in China, Hong Kong or Taiwan. The grant comprises a monthly stipend of 1,200 € as well as a round-trip air ticket between Europe and China, Hong Kong or Taiwan, within the limit of 1,000 €.
http://www.cefc.com.hk/research/jobs-scholarships/short-term-fieldwork-grant-for-doctoral-research-on-contemporary-china/

Jacqueline Nivard

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Call for applications – CEFC, IEA (IAS), Collège de France

 

CEFC short-term fieldwork grant for doctoral research on contemporary China

The French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC) is offering three fieldwork grants for doctoral students, ranging from one to three months, to be carried out between May and December 2014 in China, Hong Kong or Taiwan. The grant comprises a monthly stipend of 1200 € as well as a round-trip air ticket between Europe and China, Hong Kong or Taiwan, within the limit of 1000 €.

Deadline

31 March 2014

Complete applications must be submitted in a single PDF file (max: 10 pages, 1.5 line spacing), addressed to the Director of the CEFC, by email to Alfred Aroquiame (aaroquiame@cefc.com.hk) with the subject line “Fieldwork Grant 2014”.

If sending the application by ordinary mail then it must reach the CEFC by 7 April 2014.

Contact

Alfred Aroquiame E-mail: aaroquiame@cefc.com.hk or Sebastian Veg

CEFC
20/F Wanchai Central Bldg.
89 Lockhart Road
Wanchai, HK.

Tel. (852) 2876 6914 or 6910

See the call for applications on the CEFC website.

Fellowships at the Paris Institute for Advanced Studies (Paris IAS) in 2015-2016

The Paris Institute for Advanced Studies welcomes applications from all over the world from established scholars and scientists in the fields of the humanities, the social sciences and related fields for periods of five or nine months, respectively. 

The Paris IAS will host twenty international guest researchers for 2014-2015 to work freely on the project of their choice, to benefit from the scientific environment of the Institute, and to create contacts with researchers in the academic institutions of Greater Paris.

Deadline

30 April 2014

Contact

Paris IEA
17 Quai d’Anjou 75004 Paris
Tél. + 33 (0)1 56 81 09 17
E-mail: candidature2014@paris-iea.fr

See the call for applications on the Paris IAS website.

One year fellowship at the Laboratoire d’anthropologie sociale of the Collège de France (Paris)

The Laboratoire d’anthropologie sociale, based at the Collège de France in Paris, will hire a researcher for a one-year post-doctoral contract starting 1 September 2014 to study the perception of animal diseases in southeast Asia (including China, India and Indonesia).

This position takes part to the project « Social representations of pathogens at the frontiers between species », sponsored by the Axa Research Fund and led by Philippe Descola and Frédéric Keck. The goal of this three-year project is to compare the perception of animal diseases by breeders and health authorities in different parts of the Asia-Pacific area. In the course of this project, three positions will be available : Central Asia (2013), South-East Asia (2014) and Australia (2015).

Requirements

  • Applicants must have been awarded a PhD before the start of the contract.
  • Language skills and expertise related to the area of concern
  • Experience in ethnographic description and comparative theory
  • Ability to engage in a collaborative research with publications and participation to scholarly activity
  • Knowledge in human/animal relationships and/or medical anthropology would be appreciated

In the framework of this post-doctoral contract, the applicant will

  • receive a 2200 € net salary from 1 September 2014 to 31 August 2015;
  • benefit from the environment of the Collège de France – high-quality libraries, research seminars and teaching at the centre of Paris;
  • have the financial means to do fieldwork in the area of concern under the tutorship of renowned experts of this field;
  • acquire knowledge on animal diseases and participate to the activities of the team “Relations hommes/animaux : questions contemporaines” (http://las.ehess.fr/document.php?id=663);
  • organize a workshop to maintain the international network of the project created by the launching workshop : “Zoonoses and emergence of new infectious diseases : when biology meets anthropology” (http://www.college-de-france.fr/site/philippe-sansonetti/symposium-2012-2013.htm).

Deadline

15 April 2014

Candidates must send a CV, a sample of writing (article or PhD chapter) and a statement of suitability (less than 3000 words).

Contact

Frédéric Keck, E-mail: frederic.keck@college-de-France.fr

Laboratoire d’anthropologie sociale
52 rue Cardinal Lemoine
75005 Paris

 

Aurélia Martin

Chargée de communications et des médias pour l’UMR Chine Corée Japon (CNRS)

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A road map for reforming China’s hukou system

By Prof. Kam Wing Chan (University of Washington)

  • Date: Monday, 18 November @ 7pm
  • Venue: Room Segalen, 25/F, Admiralty Centre, Tower 2, 18 Harcourt Road, Hong Kong (Admiralty MTR station, exit A)
  • Reservation & Contact: Miriam Yang
  • cefc@cefc.com.hk / tel: 2876 6910

Abstract
China’s new leadership has called for the realization of “Chinese dream” of reviving the national strength and glory. As the country enters the urban age, a critical part of the Chinese dream is the “urban dream” – the promotion of urbanization to generate household consumption to put the economy on a sustainable footing. Yet a third of the 700 million Chinese urban dwellers today are not truly “urbanized”. They are the migrant population, who do not have an urban hukou, or household registration. To accomplish real urbanization, migrant workers need to become full urban residents. That requires offering them an urban hukou with the aim of ultimately abolishing the hukou system altogether. In this talk, Prof. Kam Wing Chan outlines a proposal to phase out the hukou system in 15 years.

This seminar will be held in English.
Sebastian Veg, Director of the CEFC, will chair the session.

More information about the conference

Monique Abud

Centre d’études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine, EHESS, Paris, France

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Part-Time Research Assistant, China Press

The CEFC invites applications for the following position:

Part-Time Research Assistant, China Press
Location: Hong Kong
Type of position: P/T
Start date: 22 July 2013

The French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC), based in Hong Kong, seeks a well-organized, energetic research assistant (P/T) to coordinate its monitoring and analysis of the Chinese-language press.

Candidates should be interested in working in a friendly, high-paced, collaborative trilingual (English, Chinese, French), academic environment, and have a strong academic interest in contemporary China (e.g. politics, economics, international relations, etc.) and/or PRC and Hong Kong press.

Job Description

The Research Assistant will work closely with the CEFC researchers and associate researchers to contribute to the CEFC’s research and publication activities, including:

  • Supporting research work on a wide range of thematic issues covered by the Centre (politics, economics, society, culture) through monitoring mainland and Hong Kong newspapers, Websites, journals, and other sources;
  • Maintaining and developing the Centre’s thematically-organized digital press archive, and small library (this includes some administrative tasks such as keeping track of subscriptions, book orders, etc.);
  • Producing in-depth news analysis notes and presenting them at the Centre’s fortnightly or monthly press meetings, preparing issue briefs on selected topics and other research assistance as needed for individual projects;
  • The Research Assistant is strongly encouraged to take initiative in submitting issue briefs or other research work to China Perspectives, and to participate in the CEFC’s research activities. S/he will have the opportunity to attend the Centre’s events, which may include lectures, workshops, and international academic conferences.

Qualifications

  • The candidate should hold an master’s degree in a relevant field (journalism, political science, economics, international relations, or another academic field), and have conducted research on China; Doctoral candidates are welcomed;
  • Excellent proficiency with mainland China media and academic material, including on-line research; experience in mainland China and good knowledge of Chinese politics would be a plus;
  • The candidate must be fluent in English and Mandarin, with familiarity of both traditional and simplified characters; and excellent writing skills in both languages. Good computer skills are essential. Knowledge of, or interest in, French, is a plus, but not required.

Compensation

Salary commensurate with experience. The CEFC offers flexible hours and an attractive vacation policy. The CEFC’s resources will be available to the Research Assistant for his/her own research activities, outside of his/her working time.

Application

Apply immediately. Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and two reference contacts to Ms Heipo Leung cefc@cefc.com.hk . The subject of the email should be “Application: Research Assistant”.

The CEFC is part of a network of research institutions established around the world with funding from the French Foreign Ministry and the CNRS (French Centre for scientific research). It functions both as an independent academic institution hosting individual research projects, and as a think tank devoted to analyzing current developments in contemporary China. It publishes a quarterly peer-reviewed journal in two languages, China Perspectives and Perspectives chinoises.

Aurélia Martin

Chargée de communications et des médias pour l’UMR Chine Corée Japon (CNRS)

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Call for applications: CEFC short-term mobility grant

The French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC) is offering three fieldwork grants for doctoral students, ranging from one to three months, to be carried out between June 2013 and December 2013 in China, Hong Kong or Taiwan. The grant comprises a monthly stipend of 1200 € as well as a round-trip air ticket between Europe and China, Hong Kong or Taiwan, within the limit of 1000 €.

Applicants shall satisfy the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be enrolled in a doctoral program in a French or European university (located in a member-state of the European Union or of the European Higher Education Area), in the field of humanities and social sciences.
  • Their research project must be situated within the scope of the CEFC’s mandate, which is to study political, economic, social and cultural developments in Greater China.

Within the framework of this grant, beneficiaries accept to:

  • Submit to the CEFC a short report on their fieldwork, which may be included for example in the annual activity report of the Centre.
  • Present their research, at the end of their fieldwork, to the CEFC research team during a seminar in Hong Kong, Taipei or Beijing.

Applications can be submitted in French or English and must contain the following:

  • A detailed resume
  • A research project explaining the fieldwork to be undertaken under the grant and explaining how it will contribute to the applicant’s doctoral project
  • A recommendation letter from the PhD supervisor

Selection will be made according to the following criteria, which should be addressed by applicants in their research project mentioned above:

  • Aims of the research and contribution to the dissertation project (please include the working title of the dissertation)
  • Methodology, sources, type of fieldwork (where and how will the fieldwork be carried out?)
  • Time frame (please specify for how long the grant is requested)
  • Results of the research (planned publications, etc.)
  • Strength of the applicant’s cooperation with French research networks (for applicants in other European universities)
  • Relevance to the research programs currently hosted in the CEFC

Complete applications must be submitted in a single PDF file (max: 10 pages, 1.5 line spacing), addressed to the Director of the CEFC, by email to Alfred Aroquiame (aaroquiame@cefc.com.hk) with the subject line “Fieldwork Grant 2013” on or before 10 May 2013.

The recommendation letter should be sent directly by the PhD supervisor by email to Alfred Aroquiame (aaroquiame@cefc.com.hk) or by ordinary mail (in this case it must reach the CEFC by 15 May 2013), to:
Sebastian Veg, CEFC, 20/F Wanchai Central Bldg., 89 Lockhart Road, Wanchai, HK.

Selected applicants will be informed in early June 2013.

Contact information: Tel. (852) 2876 6914 or 6910 – email aaroquiame@cefc.com.hk

Monique Abud

Centre d’études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine, EHESS, Paris, France

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