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Convegni, conferenze, mostre e altri eventi

Ricordando la Festa d’Autunno – Recital concerto con cetra cinese guqin

Istituto Confucio dell’Università degli studi di Torino
Giovedì 26 settembre 2019, 19.00

MAO Museo d’Arte Orientale
Torino

L’ingresso è libero su prenotazione
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Conferenza internazionale:
“Visions of Humanity and Letters. Chinese Culture and the Two Tides of Western Learning, from the Late Ming to Early Modern Times”

September 2-3, 2019

Venue:
Sapienza University of Rome, Faculty of Letters and PhilosophyAula OdeionPiazzale Aldo Moro, 500185 Rome

Partners:Sapienza University of Rome
Academia Sinica
National Cheng Chi University
Nanjing University
Kansai University

Website
Programme

Seminario / Dipartimento Istituto Italiano di Studi Orientali / ISO
Tenth Italian-Japanese-Chinese Researchers Seminar on Language and Cultural Exchanges

Giovedì 12 e venerdì 13 settembre, presso il Dipartimento Istituto Italiano di Studi Orientali / ISO, si tiene il “Tenth Italian-Japanese-Chinese Researchers Seminar on Language and Cultural Exchanges – 第十届意日中研究生语言文化交流研究论坛”. Il seminario è giunto alla sua decima edizione; organizzato dal Dipartimento Istituto Italiano di Studi Orientali / ISO e dall’Università del Kansai, con la collaborazione dell’Istituto Confucio della “Sapienza” Università di Roma, prevede la partecipazione di docenti, dottorandi e studenti.

Dipartimento Istituto Italiano di Studi Orientali / ISO
Giovedì 12 settembre, ore 10:00
Venerdì 13 settembre, ore 10:15

Circonvallazione Tiburtina 4,
00185, aula 105

Organizzazione, coordinamento e info:
Gabriele Tola (Dipartimento Istituto Italiano di Studi Orientali / ISO – Dipartimento di Informatica):
gabriele.tola@uniroma1.it
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SHARPER Notte dei ricercatori1

Sinosfere: Esplorazioni dell’Universo culturale cinese

Partecipano Ester Bianchi, Marco Fumian, Nicoletta Pesaro, Daniele Parbuono

Università di Perugia
Venerdì 27 settembre 2019 , 7:00 – 18:30

Aula 4
Palazzo Florenzi Pzza Ermini
Perugia

Novità editoriali

copertina-catai-18_orig

Titolo: “Cina globale: soft power e proiezione internazionale” , numero monografico della rivista Sulla Via del Catai – n.18 (2018)
Curatore:
Sofia Graziani (Università di Trento)
Presentazione del volume al link

Altre comunicazioni

Corpus di cinese giuridico

Il Dipartimento di Lingue e Letterature Straniere dell’Università di Verona, vincitore di un Progetto d’Eccellenza in Digital Humanities (2018-2022), nell’ambito degli studi sinologici sta elaborando un corpus di cinese giuridico contenente dottrina e leggi della Cina continentale, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan e Singapore. I colleghi eventualmente interessati potranno contattare la Prof.ssa Barbara Bisetto e i Dottori Sara d’Attoma e Michele Mannoni con eventuali proposte di collaborazione.
4-year PhD position in ERC project “Africa’s Infrastructure Globalities” with focus on Chinese projects in East Africa

The PhD researcher (m/f/d) will be part of INFRAGLOB, the project “AFRICA’s ‘INFRASTRUCTURE GLOBALITIES’: Rethinking the Political Geographies of Economic Hubs from the Global South” funded by the European Research Council (2018-2024, www.newpoliticalgeographies.com/infraglob).

Under the guidance of the PI, you will conduct your main research in East Africa and China. You will analyze Chinese discourses on their infrastructure projects in the region, and conduct interviews and in-depth field research on practices of managing community relations and security around selected Chinese mining and port projects. You will build networks and work with local researchers on both sides during several months of fieldwork. You will contribute to a project database, project website, research workshops and other events, and will have the opportunity to participate in project publications. The position offers the opportunity to write a PhD thesis in this context and to be integrated in a relevant graduate school (e.g. the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS)).

The overall INFRAGLOB project starts from the observation that in a world increasingly shaped by non-state actors and technical systems, power beyond the state is one of the major challenges of contemporary international relations. Yet how that plays out in South-South relations, and shapes global governance, remains little understood. It therefore focuses on new infrastructure ‘globalities’ from below to understand how governance, and the way it is spatially organized, is redefined by the experiences and practices of actors from the Global South, and as it emerges from business-society relations in China-Africa and Brazil-Africa relations. The project posits that significant change emerges from the circulation and friction of diverse practitioners, technologies and practices in South-South projects.

Qualifications
We invite applications from candidates with:
• a very good (research) master degree in International Relations, Development Studies, Global Studies, Sociology, Human Geography or Anthropology with a relevant area specialization, or in Sinology or African Studies with a focus on one of the above fields.
• excellent qualitative research skills, proven experience with field research methods and conducting and analyzing in-depth interviews and field observations desirable; also experience with qualitative discourse or content analysis and related software.
• proven knowledge of South-South relations, postcolonial theory and/or international political sociology
• fluency in English both spoken and written is a must; good understanding of Mandarin and/or Swahili desirable.

Conditions of employment
The position is for 75% for four years. The University of Bayreuth offers a salary in accordance with the collective agreement of the German Länder for civil service (TV-L) at pay scale E 13 (the specific salary will be determined according to individual qualification and professional experience).
The start date is as soon as possible.

The University of Bayreuth as an equal opportunity employer promotes gender equality and diversity. Therefore, we encourage women and international candidates to apply. Equally qualified candidates with disabilities or applicants with equivalent status receive preference in the application process.

Application
Please submit the following documents:
• a letter of motivation
• a curriculum vitae (including date and place of birth, copies of MA degree and a transcript of the grades obtained) and names and contact details of two academic referees
• details of publications if any and one sample writing
• 2-3 pages proposal for a (potential) PhD project to be conducted in the context of INFRAGLOB.
You may apply for this position until 15 September 2019. Please submit your documents as one single pdf file to: entwicklungssoziologie@uni-bayreuth.de

If you have further questions about the position, you are welcome to contact Jana Hönke at j.hoenke@rug.nl. She will move with the INFRAGLOB project to the University of Bayreuth from October 2019.

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Summer School in Linguistica cinese

IX edizione. Organizzata dalla European Association of Chinese Linguistics presso l’Università di Napoli “L’Orientale”. INFO programma: lmpaternico@unior.it

Università di Napoli “L’Orientale”
Lunedì 9 settembre – sabato 14 settembre 2019
Locandina
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Concorso di traduzione – VI edizione
Caratteri. Letteratura cinese contemporanea

AI TRADUTTORI DAL CINESE

Sull’onda del successo delle precedenti edizioni del concorso, la rivista Caratteri ha indetto un nuovo concorso di traduzione dal cinese all’italianoavventura, cimentandovi nella traduzione integrale del racconto di Fei Dao in allegato.
Il frutto dei vostri sforzi dovrà essere inviato tramite mail in formato Word o PDF, con oggetto “Caratteri 2019”, entro e non oltre il 15 ottobre 2019, a: caratteri@yahoo.com. Nel messaggio dovranno essere precisati in una breve nota biografica il nome completo e i contatti (mail, indirizzo e telefono) del traduttore/della traduttrice.
Il lavoro migliore sarà selezionato dai direttori editoriali con giudizio insindacabile e sarà poi pubblicato sulla rivista. Non saranno elaborati giudizi o commenti sulle traduzioni non prescelte.
Tutti i partecipanti hanno la garanzia che i testi non selezionati saranno trattati in maniera confidenziale e non saranno utilizzati in alcun modo. Qualora le traduzioni non soddisfacessero i criteri di qualità richiesti per la pubblicazione, i direttori editoriali si riservano il diritto di non scegliere nessuno dei testi inviati.
Le precedenti edizioni hanno visto una partecipazione ampia e vivace e i vincitori continuano a collaborare con noi. Sperando di registrare lo stesso entusiasmo, auguriamo buon lavoro a tutti i traduttori che vorranno mandarci i loro testi.
Patrizia Liberati e Silvia Pozzi

Allegati:
Call completa
Racconto di Fei Dao 飞氘 dal titolo 讲故事的机器人

Call for Papers: TEA CULTURE(S). International colloquium 2019

Venice, 8 November 2019
Tea, the beverage prepared with the leaves of the Camellia sinensis, has a long history and multifaceted tradition. The custom of drinking tea, first begun in China, has extended to all continents, becoming the most frequently consumed drink worldwide, next only to water. Numerous scientific papers have already analysed the medicinal properties of tea, and an increasing number of works have been dedicated to the historical, social and cultural aspects of this beverage.
The present conference will create a multifaceted discourse among disciplines and area studies, bringing together research on different aspects of tea culture. It will open up interdisciplinary and diachronic reflection and capture the dynamic of tea consumption in different cultural and historical contexts.
The conference welcomes 20-minute papers from any relevant discipline including, but not limited to, anthropology, cultural studies, history, art history, literary studies, linguistics, economics, technical and scientific studies. The language of the conference will be English.

Possible topics:
– History of tea drinking
– Tea and literature
– Tea and the arts
– Cultivation and processing
– Sensorial analysis
– Trade and marketing
– Tea and health

Please send a 200-300 word abstract and a short biography (50-100 words) to livio.zanini@unive.it by 15 September 2019. Notification of acceptance will be sent by 30 September 2019. Travel and accommodation costs will be refunded to a limited number of speakers selected by the organisers.

Organisers:
Department of Asian and North African Studies, Foscari University of Venice
Confucius Institute at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
Italian Association for Tea Culture
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Summer School “Uncovering Pathways of Change along the Belt and Road”

Keynotes
Wang Hui, Tsinghua University
Maria Adele Carrai, KU Leuven

Theoretical session
Toshio Miyake, Ca’ Foscari University Venice
Guilherme Vasconcelos Vilaça, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México

Empirical sessions: political economy, socioecology, S&T, citizenship & participation
Zhang Kangle, Helsinki University
Fernando Ascensão, Universidade do Porto
Epaminondas Christofilopoulos, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH)
Ettore Bombard, Politecnico di Torino
Nora Sausmikat, Stiftung Asienhaus
Lucrezia Poggetti, Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS)
Eugene A. Simonov, Rivers without Boundaries Coalition (RwB), Daursky Biosphere Reserve

1 settembre 2019
Università Ca Foscari Venezia
Map Center – DSAAM

Contacts: Silvia Casalini – conferences@univiu.org

Call for applications: Chair of Taiwan Studies at Leiden University

To facilitate the Taiwan Studies Programme at Leiden University, the Department of Cross-Strait Education of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of China, the Faculty of Humanities and the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) have jointly established a Chair of Taiwan Studies, based at the Faculty of Humanities. The Chair provides a Professorial Fellow position for a visiting scholar in Taiwan Studies, preferably, but not exclusively, in the fields of Critical Heritage Studies, Urban Studies or the study of Global Asia, being the focal areas of IIAS.

For five months in the second semester of 2019-2020 (starting in February 2020), the position will be open to applicants from all universities and research institutes in Taiwan or elsewhere. Candidates with a full professorial position at their home institution whose research focuses on Taiwan and preferably covers either of the fields mentioned above are welcome to apply.
The Chair of Taiwan Studies will teach and conduct research at Leiden University and IIAS.
The Ministry of Education in Taiwan and IIAS at Leiden University will sponsor round-trip airfare tickets, living expenses, accommodation, office facilities, as well as relevant expenses for one research conference.
The Professorial Fellow can invite one master’s degree or PhD student affiliated with the Professorial Fellow’s home institution to come to Leiden for a short-term study or exchange visit during the Fellow’s stay in Leiden.

Please submit applications (CVs both in Mandarin Chinese and English; one proposal in English) to the Education Division of the Taipei Representative Office in the EU and Belgium at belgium@mail.moe.gov.tw.
Applications should preferably include suggestions for a teaching course at BA or MA level.
The application deadline is 1 October 2019.

To obtain further information, please contact:
Kelly Van de Paer, Education Division,
Taipei Representative Office in the EU and Belgium,
Square de Meeûs 26-27, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
(TEL) +32 2287 2835
(EMAIL) belgium@mail.moe.gov.tw

Call for papers: the First Annual Hawai’i International Conference on Chinese Studies

5-9 January 2020 – University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (Honolulu)
Extended Submission Deadline: September 15, 2019
Pdf

Postdoctoral position in Sinology/Chinese Studies (174195), Employer: University of Bergen

Deadline: September 30, 2019
Link

2019-20 ACLS Fellowship & Grant Competitions

We are pleased to announce that the 2019-20 ACLS competitions are now open for programs with fall deadlines. ACLS offers fellowship and grant programs that promote research across the full spectrum of humanities and humanistic social science fields and support scholars from the advanced graduate student level through all stages of the academic career. Comprehensive information and eligibility criteria for all programs can be found at the link.
Application deadlines vary by program:
September 25, 2019, 9pm EDT
*ACLS Fellowships (the central program, which includes several named awards and Project Development Grants)
*Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars (including opportunities specifically for liberal arts college faculty)
*Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowships
October 23, 2019, 9pm EDT
*Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art
*Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art
*Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs – Fellowships for Scholars
*Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships
*Mellon/ACLS Scholars & Society Fellowships
November 6, 2019, 9pm EST
*Luce/ACLS Predissertation Travel Grants to China
*Luce/ACLS Early Career Fellowships in China Studies
*Luce/ACLS Collaborative Reading-Workshop Grants in China Studies
*Comparative Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society (grants for planning meetings, workshops, and conferences) – pending renewal of funding
November 13, 2019, 9pm EST
*The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Dissertation Fellowships in Buddhist Studies
*The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships in Buddhist Studies
*The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Research Fellowships in Buddhist Studies
*The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Grants for Critical Editions and Scholarly Translations
*Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs – Collaborative Programming Grants
November 20, 2019, 9pm GMT
*African Humanities Program Postdoctoral Fellowships
January 8, 2020, 9pm EST
*ACLS Digital Extension Grants
*The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation New Professorships in Buddhist Studies
March 2020 (date TBA)
*Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows – pending renewal of funding

The American Council of Learned Societies is the leading private institution supporting scholars in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. In the 2018-19 competition year, ACLS awarded over $25 million to nearly 350 scholars worldwide. Recent fellows’ and grantees’ profiles and research abstracts are available at the link. We look forward to an equally successful competition year in 2019-20, and we encourage you to circulate this notice to members of your community who may be interested in these fellowship and grant opportunities.

For all questions, please contact fellowships@acls.org.

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