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Peking University Boya Postdoctoral Fellowship Call for Applications 2023

Founded in 1898, Peking University was initially named as the Imperial University of Peking, whose establishment marked the threshold of modern Chinese higher education. Now with a community of over 40, 000 students, faculty members and staff from a variety of cultural backgrounds, Peking University has become a vibrant and internationalized institution in promoting teaching and academic studies.

PhD Funding Opportunity: The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Buddhism Public Scholars Fellowships

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Buddhism Public Scholars Fellowships in Buddhist Studies places recent recipients of the PhD in professional positions at host institutions (museums, libraries, and publications) that present and interpret knowledge of Buddhist traditions. The selected Buddhism Public Scholars will use their academic knowledge and professional expertise to bolster the capacity of host institutions in the area of Buddhist art and thought in any tradition and location where Buddhism is practiced.

Call for papers: Panel Presentation Application for CIHA 2024

Lia Wei, Estelle Bauer (both from National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations, Paris), and Shao-Lan Hertel (Director of the East Asian Art Museum in Cologne) are proposing a panel on East Asian visual and material culture at the next Congrès International d'Histoire de l'Art held in Lyon, June 2024. If you are interested in participating as speaker in this panel, please see the information below. Please noted that the submission deadline is 15 September 2023 (a bit of flexibility might be allowed).

Archaeomaterial Studies in East Asia (sign up now!)

The 8th Symposium of Archaeomaterial Studies (SAS) series, a hybrid conference on Archaeomaterial Studies in East Asia, is taking place on August 11-13, 2023. The conference aims to gather global researchers to discuss the latest developments in material remains from East Asia, gain insights into technology, trade, and social development, and advance archaeological research methods and theoretical approaches.

We are pleased to offer free online attendance to all, whether presenting or not. Everyone is welcome, regardless of their SEAA membership status.

Funded DPhil position on the Horse Power project

Horse Power will examine the complex interactions between the eastern steppe and China from the second millennium BCE to the formation of the Xiongnu empire in Mongolia and the Qin state in China after 300 BCE. To examine the connections between the steppe, Mongolia and China’s Central Plains we will combine the latest scientific techniques in genetics and metallurgical analysis with theory concerning politics and power within and between China and its northern neighbours.

Two-year Postdoc: Premodern Cultures and Civilizations Post-doc at Yale University

ARCHAIA — the Yale Program for the Study of Ancient and Premodern Cultures and Civilizations is very excited to announce a two-year postdoctoral position in “premodern cultures and civilizations,” for which applications are due soon:

The position is open to all applicants and especially encourage applications from candidates who study what are (for Archaia) less represented aspects of global antiquity, including East Asia.

Book Talk: Metamorphic Imagery in Ancient Chinese Art and Religion

The Society for East Asian Archaeology is delighted to host a virtual book talk by Dr. Elizabeth Childs-Johnson in celebration of the launch her new book, co-authored with Dr. John Major, "Metamorphic Imagery in Ancient Chinese Art and Religion". We are honored to have Dr. Thomas Michael (Beijing Normal University) and Dr. Li Min (University of California at Los Angeles) serving as discussants for this exciting event.


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