Penn State Summer Institute in Asian Studies

Penn State Summer Institute in Asian Studies

The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a week-long fellowship to participate in the inaugural Penn State Summer Institute in Asian Studies. To be held June 1 -7, 2014, on the theme of “Reading and Textual Production in Early Modern China,” the Summer Institute welcomes applicants interested in reading primary and secondary sources on its annual theme, in workshopping and discussing their own research, and in exploring the latest scholarship in their field. This year?s Institute will be led by On-cho Ng (Penn State), Kai-wing Chow (U of Illinois) and Hung-lam Chu (Hong Kong Polytechnic U).
Summer Institute Fellows will receive support for lodging and meals, as well as transportation (round-trip economy-class airfare, or
mileage). Applicants must have completed their PhDs between August 2009 and 2014, or be advanced graduate students who are completing their dissertations. Please submit a curriculum vitae and statement of interest (600 words) to Jamie Perryman by March 25 , 2014. Advanced graduate students must also include a letter from the dissertation adviser on academic progress and status. Decisions will be made by April 15 , 2014. Other inquiries regarding the Summer Institute may be directed to On-cho Ng

Themes for the Summer Institute in Asian Studies in coming years include:

  • 2015-Aesthetics/Migrations;
  • 2016-Empires;
  • 2017-Urbanisms;
  • 2018-Avant-gardes;
  • 2019-Pop/Media Cultures.

On-cho Ng
Head of Asian Studies
Professor of History, Asian Studies and Philosophy

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