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Job offer: Technical expert for Franco-Chinese sustainable city project in Wuhan

A position as international technical expert is available at Wuhan in the field of urban planning. There is no fixed date for taking up the post, but 1 October would be preferred.
Seeking an expert with a background in urban planning and speaks fluent Chinese, knowing that a large part of the post’s role will be to ensure proper coordination between multiple French and Chinese actors involved in the Franco-Chinese sustainable city project in Wuhan.
Candidates can apply until 6 August on the following website:

Aurélia Martin

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

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Post-doctoral Fellow: Political economy of land development in China’s metropolises

Post-doctoral Fellow: Political economy of land development in China’s metropolises
Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong (China)

Applicants are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences, from September 1, 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter, but not later than February 28, 2015. The appointment will be made for a period of 3 years.

We are seeking energetic and productive candidates to strengthen our ongoing research on China’s urban and regional development. Applicants should have research experiences in one or preferably more of the following key subfields in the study of China:

  • political economy of land development in China’s metropolises;
  • central-local relations and land finance;
  • urban internal restructuring and redevelopments of urban land;
  • mega-events, local debts, and uneven urban developments;
  • privatization of SOEs and redevelopment of their land.

A Ph.D. degree in Geography or a closely related discipline (politics, sociology, economics, planning, etc.) and a demonstrated record of relevant scholarly publications are required. Relevant field work experience in China is desirable. The appointee will participate in an interdisciplinary research project concerning land development in China’s metropolises: A political economy perspective under the University’s strategic research theme on contemporary China studies.

Information about the Department can be obtained at

Enquires about the post should be addressed to the project leader, Professor George C.S. Lin (e-mail: or Mr. Tommy Liu (e-mail:, Executive Officer, Department of Geography.

Applications close on 30 April 2014.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered. The appointment carries leave, and medical/dental benefits.

Applicants should send a completed application form, together with a C.V., by e-mail to They should also arrange for submission, to the same email address as above, three references from senior academics, who are familiar with their academic and research background, skills and experience. Please indicate clearly “Post-doctoral Fellow in Contemporary China Studies” in the subject of the e-mail.

Application forms (341/1111) can be obtained at Further particulars can be obtained at

or at

The University thanks applicants for their interests, but advise that only short-listed applicants will be notified of the application result.


Monique Abud

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

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Post-doctoral position Germaine Tillion (2014-2015)

PRES héSam « Paris Nouveaux Mondes » Centre d’études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine (CECMC) UMR 8173 Chine, Corée, Japon (Paris, France)

To begin no later than 1rst July 2014, the One-year (non renewable) post-doctoral position Germaine Tillion funded by “Paris Nouveaux Monde” PRES heSam Research program will take place within the UMR 8173 Chine, Corée, Japon in Paris, France.
The position is dedicated to research, with no teaching. It is ranked at the “Contrat post-doctoral” level in the French system; the annual income is 47 K€. Field research expenses will be covered by the CECMC and the UMR 8173 and subject to prior approval.

Eligibility criteria

  • This programme targets applicants who obtained their doctorate outside the PRES heSam institutions.
  • Applicants should hold a doctorate in anthropology of contemporary China, obtained within three years before the announcement of the position (hence after may 2011)
  • Applicants must master the Chinese Language and have an experience of ethnographic fieldwork in China
  • Research proposals should be relevant to the general theme of the project (see outline above). Preference will be given to candidate who further extent the fieldwork or analysis presented in their Ph.D. Knowledge of the research field related to Heritage is highly favored.
  • Fieldwork will be preferably a small city localized in rural China.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have some knowledge of French. Applications may however be submitted in English or French.

Applicants are requested to submit

  • a curriculum vitae (including list of publications),
  • a research proposal on a topic related to the project (750 words maximum) – Summary of the applicant’s doctoral dissertation (max 2 pages)
  • names and contacts of scholars who might serve as references

Applications must be delivered in a single PDF file, sent by e-mail only, to Caroline Bodolec  by 1 Febuary 2014 at the latest.

The subject line of the e-mail will stipulate “Post-doc Patrimoine et Ville”.

Application file of the UMR China Korea Japan

Jacqueline Nivard

Jacqueline Nivard, Centre d'études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine

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