SPRING 2014 EAS APPROVED COURSES (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
Summer Internships with Members of the Saenuri Party (New Frontier Party), South Korea.
A limited number of summer internships with the Saenuri Party (ruling political party of South Korea) are available to Smith College students majoring or minoring in East Asian Studies. Ability to communicate in Korean is desirable but not required for all positions. The internships are unpaid.
Applications are due on March 27, 2014. Applicants will be notified of the results in late April. Internships begin on Monday, June 2 and end on Friday, August 8. Students who apply must commit to these dates as they cannot be changed. To apply, please send your resume, personal statement, transcript, and the names of two professors who can serve as references to Professor Marnie Anderson, Director of East Asian Studies at email@example.com. Please send all files as pdf documents.
Amherst college lecture
CHINA IN ACTION. Amherst College Chinese Student Association invites you to a special event with Ms. Holly Chang, Social Entrepreneur, Founder & President of Golden Bridges Foundation, Chief Pengyou of ProjectPengyou.org. She will be speaking on "The Way You Understand Nonprofits in China is WRONG" on Thursday, March 6, 2014, 5:00 pm, Chapin 201, Amherst College. Registration is required. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or click the link on our Facebook Page (https://www.facebook/com/smitheas). Ms. Chang, a notable Chinese-American social entrepreneur has worked with over 100 nonprofits in China as a strategist and implementer, and was a member of the preparatory taskforce that launched the China Foundation Center, a groundbreaking philanthropy transparency initiative in China. She is founder of the Golden Bridges Foundation, and heads Project Pengyou, a global community of Americans who have lived and studied in China. Her efforts have been recognized by the US Ambassador to China, Gary Locke, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
cosponsored public lecture
Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 5:00 to 6:30 pm, Seelye 106: "Art Outside the Temple: Contemporary Buddhist-Inspired Artistic Production and Display" by Cynthea J. Bogel '80, Kyushu University, Japan. Reception from 3:30 to 4:30 pm in Seelye 207. Sponsored by East Asian Languages and Literatures and East Asian Studies.
film screening and lecture
Friday, March 28, 12:10 PM, Seelye 106, Professor Ramsay Liem (Boston College) and executive producer of the film "Memory of Forgotten War", will be speaking after the screening of his film. Lecture followed by a Q&A session. Ramsay Liem is professor emeritus of psychology and visiting scholar at the Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Boston College. His interests include the intergenerational transmission of historical trauma and the social and historical contexts of Asian American identity formation. He is responsible for the oral history project, Korean American Memories of the Korean War, and served as project director for the multi-media exhibit "Still Present Pasts: Korean Americans and the Forgotten War". The documentary "Memory of Forgotten War" is the most recent product of his work on Korean American legacies of the Korean War. Professor Liem's father, the late Professor Channing Liem, is an important figure in Korean American history for his role in the independence movement against Japanese colonialism, fight against dictatorship of Syngman Rhee, and serving as the South Korean Ambassador to the U.N., among many others.
new taiko drumming ensemble
The Department of Music is pleased to announce a new one-semester non-credit-bearing taiko ensemble. The Ensemble, which will be led by Olga Ehrlich (founder and director of the local Mountain River Taiko in Williamsburg), will meet from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. on Thursdays in Sweeney Concert Hall (Sage Hall). The first open practice session will be on January 30, 2014. They are looking for about 20 enthusiastic players. No previous experience is necessary. Just come to the first practice to check it out. Be sure to wear loose-fitting clothing and either no-heel dance shoes, sneakers or bare feet, and bring along a closed water container. Please contact Professor Margaret Sarkissian (email@example.com), if you have any questions. Posted 1/28/14.
$1,000 scholarships for china summit -- february only
The U.S.-China Student Summit Experience in Beijing this spring is a truly unique opportunity to expand student perspectives through international exposure. For that reason, they are pleased to announce that they have secured funding to offer double scholarships - not $500, but $1,000 - for students who qualify. The U.S.-China Student Summit will bring together students from the U.S. and China to discuss the important issues of our international relationship and to create bonds of friendship that help us all see how much common ground we have. Before this 2-day event, students will travel with their peers to learn about Chinese history, visit Chinese companies, and engage in special cultural activities. Students can earn college credit just for participation, and can further build their resume by taking courses to earn up to 6 credits at Peking University, considered the "Harvard of China." There are a couple of ways for students to participate: FORM A DELEGATION FROM YOUR SCHOOL! Faculty and administrators from all over the U.S. are forming groups of students to explore China together as part of a 10-day experience, culminating at the 2-day Summit in Beijing as a delegation representing your school. It is not too late to get started. Contact us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org. JOIN THE WORLDSTRIDES DELEGATION. Students without a university delegation may join a WorldStrides delegation to travel with other individual students from all over the United States before the 2-day Summit in Beijing. The scholarship fund is limited, and need-based scholarships will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students must apply before February 28 to receive $1,000 in funds. Find more information on scholarships at www.chinastudentsummit.org/scholarships. Questions? Call (855) 858-5493 and they'll help you get started forming your delegation!
INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY AT THE PKU INSTITUTE AND HONG KONG INVESTMENT FIRM, VICTORIA HARBOUR STRATEGIES
The PKU Institute and Hong Kong investment firm, Victoria Harbour Strategies, seeks one or two qualified and flexible interns for the fall or entire year. Depending on an individual's strengths and interests, interns will focus on either research on China's economy or special projects revolving around China's entertainment industry and social media. If interested, please contact Tiffany Tseng at email@example.com. An application can be found at: http://ieli-pku.com/internship/
Posted: August 20, 2013.
BLOG ON CHINESE ENVIRONMENT
Check out Professor Gardner's new blog on the Chinese environment and society: China Musings