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Institute for Asian Studies – Portland State University

MID-OCTOBER 2015 

NEWS, EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

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In this Issue:

  1.  2015 Fall IAS Newsletter
    2.  Up-coming Events at PSU
  1. Scholarships (for students) with October/November deadlines
    4.  Call for Proposals (for faculty & graduate students)

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  1.  FALL 2015 – IAS NEWSLETTER [Click to view]

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  1.  UP-COMING EVENTS AT PSU

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ART EXHIBIT
“Storylines: Art and Remote Conflict” 

Sabina Haque, adjunct faculty member in the School of Art & Design at Portland State University, presents an art exhibit “Storylines: Art and Remote Conflict” and panel discussion.  Her work draws on South Asian folk rituals, oral histories, video performance and hand-drawn animation to explore the turbulent transformations of identity and place. “Storylines” is a three part, multi-sensory installation exploring loss, memory and renewal.  [READ MORE]

Exhibit on view:  October 7 – 28, 2015

Littman Gallery, 2nd Floor, Smith Memorial Student Union,
Portland State University
1825 SW Broadway, Portland

November 5, 6:00 PM
PSU Center for Japanese Studies presents

Operation Tomodachi:
The Cooperation Between Japan’s Self Defense Forces and the U.S. Military in the aftermath of the 11 March 2011 Triple Disaster
(Earthquake/Tsunami/Fukushima Nuclear Plant Meltdown)

A public presentation
by General Eiji Kimizuka,
Ret. Chief of Japan’s Land Defense Forces at the time of the triple disaster

[View event details] 

LOCATION:  Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 294

Free & open to the public

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YCT:  Youth Chinese Language Proficiency Test

Register by November 9 

for the next Youth Chinese Proficiency (YCT) Exam

offered on November 21 at Portland State University

YCT:  Youth Chinese Test is China’s official, standardized Chinese language proficiency test for non-native primary and secondary school students.

The Confucius Institute at PSU offers the YCT and HSK Chinese Proficiency Exams on the Portland State campus several times a year.   [LEARN MORE]

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  1.  SCHOLARSHIPS (for students) WITH UP-COMING DEADLINES

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National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y)    [Click for details]

Study abroad scholarship sponsored by the U.S. government for H.S. students

Apply by October 29, 2015

Summer Fellowship in Asia    [Click for details]
(through the National Science Foundation – NSF) for graduate students in STEM (science, engineering, and education) with an interest in going research in East Asia during summer 2016. Must be US citizen or permanent resident.
Appy by November 12, 2015

Critical Language Scholarship Program  [Click for details] 

Scholarships to attend intensive summer language institutes (overseas) in thirteen critical foreign languages. Languages include all major Asian and Middles Eastern languages.
Apply by November 23, 2015
View list of past PSU student recipients >>

Academy of Korean Studies, 2015 Graduate Fellowship  [Click for details]
for 6 months, either Spring/Summer 2016 or Fall 2016/Winter 2017
Apply by November 20, 2015

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  1. CALLFORPROPOSALS (for Faculty & Graduate Students)

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Asian Studies Development Program (ASDP) 22nd Annual National Conference 
March 17-19, 2016

Washington, DC

Deadline for proposal submission has been extended til October 30, 2015

ASDP invites proposals for individual papers, panels, poster sessions, or roundtable sessions.
View details >>

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South Asia of the Pacific Northwest (SACPAN)
February 5-6, 2016
UO White Stag Building, Portland, Oregon
Deadline for proposal submission is October 31, 2015

View details >>

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Asian Studies Section of the 58th Annual Western Social Science Associations’ (WSSA) annual conference 

April 13-16, 2016

Reno, NV

Deadline for proposal submission is December 1, 2015

To submit proposal and abstractvisit, http://www.wssaweb.com, then click on “Sections” and scroll down to the Asian Studies section.

Proposals for individual papers and panels on research related to social, political, economic, and cultural issues in the Asian region are welcomed. The WSSA Conference also seeks proposals from graduate students; it is anticipated that at leastone and possibly more panels of graduate student papers will be included in the program this year.

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South Asian Studies Association (SASA), 10th Annual Conference, “India at the Crossroads”

March 18-20, 2016

New Dehli, India

Deadline for proposal submission is December 31, 2015

View details >>

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PSU Internationalization Grants

Although details are not yet available, the Institute for Asian Studies has learned that an RFP will be going out sometime this Fall for international related projects/programs scheduled to be implemented during Winter & Spring terms 2016.  The IAS Office will forward more information as details become available.

In the meantime, please view past program information, including a list of past awardees at

http://www.pdx.edu/international-affairs/internationalization-grants

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Japan Society for the Pomotion of Science (JSPS) / Gakushin for short

Faculty with an interest in programs/projects/research with Japanese partners

may find interest in programs and funding available through this foundation.

Joyce Hamillajhamilla@pdx.edu, Director of PSU’s Office International Partnerships is available to assist faculty with proposals and identifying institutional partners that may be good matches for the work.

View JSPS Program details >>

Institute for Asian Studies – Portland State University

MID-OCTOBER 2015 
MORE EVENTS THIS MONTH
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Please see below for addition events that were not included in yesterday’s E-News announcement.
 
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Saturday, October 24, 2015, 10:00 AM
Portland Community College – Asian Studies Committee presents – 
 

Chinese Responses to New Qing History:
Bridging the gap between both sides  

Dr. Sz-Ming Ge, Head of Research, National Museum of History, Taiwan
Visiting Scholar at the Fairbanks Center for Chinese Studies Harvard University 

Location: Cascade Hall, Room 102, Cascade Campus, Portland Community College 
Click to view address and campus map >>

Please note –the 10/24/15, 2:00 PM lecture at Portland State has been CANCELLED. We hope you can join us instead at the PCC- Cascade Campus at 10:00 AM for the same talk.

Scholars in China and Taiwan have lately intensified criticisms of their counterparts, mostly Americans, in the New Qing History camp. This spontaneous and unanimous movement across the Taiwan Strait has resulted in at least two publication schemes, with a book already in print in Taipei and a large-scale translation project in progress in Ili (Xinjiang). The speaker, Dr. Sz-Ming Ge, who is currently in Harvard University for his Manchu studies, is following such a development closely and will share his own views.

Dr. Sz Ming Ge’s current research project, “A Renewed Look at ‘New Qing History,'” examines the value of Manchu in connection with the use of original Qing history materials.

Free and open to the public.

[View event details >>] 

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Thursday, October 29, 2015, 12:00 Noon

PSU Center for Japanese Studies presents
Beyond the Limits to Growth:
New Ideas for Sustainability from Japan

Location: Smith Memorial Student Union (SMSU), rooms 296/298, 1825 SW Broadway Ave.

Join us for a lecture by Dr. Hiroshi Komiyama, a prominent academic and leading authority on global sustainability. He is President Emeritus of the University of Tokyo and Chairman of Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.

Japan is not endowed with natural resources, and damage from environmental pollution is easily incurred. The dual phenomena of low birthrate and aging population are also rapidly growing more serious as is the overcrowding of the cities and the depopulation of the countryside. Dr. Komiyama explores answers to the problems Japan faces now, and other nations will face in the near future.

Free and open to the public.

{View complete details >>]

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Saturday, November 7, 2015,  9:30 AM
First Saturday PDX:  Asia Program Series
The Construction of Portland Lansu Chinese Garden:
A DVD Presentation 

John Williams, Construction Management

In recognition of the 15th anniversary of the Chinese Garden, we will take a look back in time to see how the Garden was constructed  with materials and craftsmen from Suzhou, China.  Beginning in 1998, traditional Chinese tools and methodologies were melded together with seismic, handicapped access and building codes of Portland and Oregon to create  the “Garden of Awakening Orchids. (蘭蘇園)”.  

Location:  Academic & Student Recreation Center Auditorium Room 001,
Portland State University, 1800 SW 6th Ave, Portland

Free and open to the public

For more info on this and other upcoming programs in the First Saturday PDX Asia Program Series, click here >>

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Grand Ronde History and Culture Summit – Registration

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Grand Ronde History and Culture Summit: Bridging Practices with Interdisciplinary Thinking

October 28th and 29th, 2015

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Students look to unearth history at Fort Vancouver

The Columbian published an article about the PSU Archaeology Field School today:

http://www.columbian.com/news/2015/jun/08/summer-archaeology-field-school-public-see/

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Cathloapotle Plankhouse makes the news

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Podcast interviews with practicing anthropologists

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Lambda Alpha Beta April Newsletter

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National Women’s History Month, March 2014

Presidential Proclamation —
National Women’s History Month, 2014

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A PROCLAMATION

Throughout our Nation’s history, American women have led movements for social and economic justice, made groundbreaking scientific discoveries, enriched our culture with stunning works of art and literature, and charted bold directions in our foreign policy. They have served our country with valor, from the battlefields of the Revolutionary War to the deserts of Iraq and mountains of Afghanistan. During Women’s History Month, we recognize the victories, struggles, and stories of the women who have made our country what it is today.

This month, we are reminded that even in America, freedom and justice have never come easily. As part of a centuries-old and ever-evolving movement, countless women have put their shoulder to the wheel of progress — activists who gathered at Seneca Falls and gave expression to a righteous cause; trailblazers who defied convention and shattered glass ceilings; millions who claimed control of their own bodies, voices, and lives. Together, they have pushed our Nation toward equality, liberation, and acceptance of women’s right — not only to choose their own destinies — but also to shape the futures of peoples and nations.

Through the grit and sacrifice of generations, American women and girls have gained greater opportunities and more representation than ever before. Yet they continue to face workplace discrimination, a higher risk of sexual assault, and an earnings gap that will cost the average woman hundreds of thousands of dollars over the course of her working lifetime.

As women fight for their seats at the head of the table, my Administration offers our unwavering support. The first bill I signed as President was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which made it easier for women to challenge pay discrimination. Under the Affordable Care Act, we banned insurance companies from charging women more because of their gender, and we continue to defend this law against those who would let women’s bosses influence their health care decisions.

Last year, recognizing a storied history of patriotic and courageous service in our Armed Forces, the United States military opened ground combat units to women in uniform. We are also encouraging more girls to explore their passions for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and taking action to create economic opportunities for women across the globe. Last fall, we finalized a rule to extend overtime and minimum wage protections to homecare workers, 90 percent of whom are women. And this January, I launched a White House task force to protect students from sexual assault.

As we honor the many women who have shaped our history, let us also celebrate those who make progress in our time. Let us remember that when women succeed, America succeedsAnd from Wall Street to Main Street, in the White House and on Capitol Hill — let us put our Nation on the path to success.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim March 2014 as Women’s History Month. I call upon all Americans to observe this month and to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, 2014, with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities. I also invite all Americans to visit www.WomensHistoryMonth.gov to learn more about the generations of women who have left enduring imprints on our history.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of March, in the year of our Lord two thousand fourteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-eighth.

BARACK OBAMA

 

For celebration materials visit Theme and Celebration Items

National Women’s History Project
730 Second Street #469
Santa Rosa, CA 95402
http://www.nwhp.org
(707) 636-2888
nwhp@nwhp.org

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