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Rachelle’s Lab Rachelle’s Lab was founded by Dr Yangruxin Liu (PhD in Chinese Languages and Culture, SOAS) and offers research-based translation, tutoring and cultural interpretation services related to Chinese languages, literature and history. With research specialities in pre-modern China (especially the literature and historiography of the Song dynasty) and experience in teaching classical and modern…

Online Resources of Chinese Art

Due to the current circumstances, many museums and art galleries have closed their doors for the foreseeable future. However, this does not mean that collections are inaccessible, many institutions have digitised collections or virtual tours which are free and easy to explore. Below is a list of digitised collections and online resources with a focus…

CfP: International Workshop “The Other in Chinese History and Thought: Territory, Race, Culture, Philosophy, Religion”, Ghent University, Belgium.

When? 8th-9th February, 2021. Where? Ghent University, Belgium. The goal of this workshop is to bring together scholars working in the field of (intellectual) history, philosophy and religion to reflect on the topic of otherness in Chinese history and thought from within their own area of expertise. The conveners welcome contributions with an empirical focus…

PhD Project: Northumbria University, Newcastle

Northumbria University Gallery holds the Woon Collection of Asian Art, which includes a significant number of rare ancient Chinese bronzes including a standing and a seated Acuoye Guanyin both from the late Nanzhao Kingdom (AD 653-902) and an Amitabha Buddha and a Vairocana Buddha, both seated in Dhyanasana pose, from the Dali Kingdom (AD 937-1253)….

Vacancy: Associate Professor in Chinese Studies, University of Bergen.

The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Bergen (Norway) invites applications for a permanent position as Associate Professor in Chinese Studies (culture, history, literature or another closely related field) at the Department of Foreign Languages. The responsibilities of an Associate Professor in Chinese studies include research, teaching, supervision, student assessment at all levels, course…

Seminar: Chinese Porcelain in the Iberian Peninsula, 16th-18th Centuries: An Archaeological Perspective on Trade and Consumption, SOAS University of London

When? 09.30-17.00, 29 April 2020. Where? Mary Sumner House, 24 Tufton Street, London, SW1P 3RB. The Anglo-Portuguese Society presents Chinese Porcelain in the Iberian Peninsula, 16th-18th Centuries: An Archaeological Perspective on Trade and Consumption in association with the East Asia Research Seminar, SOAS University of London. This one-day seminar will debate the trade of Chinese porcelain…

Vacancy: Lecturer in Chinese Studies, University of St. Andrews

The University of St. Andrews seeks to appoint a full-time lecturer in Chinese Studies as part of the decision to create a Department of Chinese. Applicants will be expected to hold a PhD, in an appropriate area of Chinese Cultural Studies and should possess native or near-native language skills in modern standard Chinese and English….

Funding: Headley Fellowships with Art Fund

The Headley Fellowships with Art Fund give curators focused time to research their collections either on a full-time basis for six months or part-time over the course of a year, providing funding for their posts to be backfilled. The Art Fund encourages applications from curators working with any kind of museum collection, from fine art…

Funding: New Collecting Awards

The Art Fund are currently accepting applications for the sixth round of the New Collecting Awards, which offers 100% funding for curators to build or expand collections of fine art, design or visual culture. The programme aims to support curators in developing skills associated with researching and identifying acquisitions, and offers a generous funding allocation…

The T.S Bayer Collection

The T.S. Bayer Collection consists of approximately 200 Chinese and other oriental books and manuscripts, including: palmleaf books in Tamil and Telugu notes on oriental history and philology correspondence with the Jesuits in Peking Originally collected by Theophilus (Gottlieb) Siegfried Bayer (1694-1738), sinologist and Professor of Greek and Roman Antiquities at St Petersburg Academy of…

CfP: “East Asian Comics”, Université de Paris

When? 19-21 November, 2020. Where? Université de Paris, Campus Paris Diderot. In the context of the 2020 Comics Year launched by the French Ministry of Culture[1], this conference focuses on a whole side of global comics through a regional approach : comics art in Eastern Asia. The aim is to look beyond American comics and…