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  • A message from Director Kuiyi Shen of the Chinese Studies Program at UCSD regarding Wai-Lim Yip.
    Professor Emeritus of Literature, Wai-lim Yip葉維廉, is published as Featured Scholar in the current issue of a leading literary magazine, Chinese Literature Today (v.3: 1&2. 2013).   Yip was born in Guangzhou in 1937, exiled to Hong Kong in 1949, educated partially in Taiwan (B.A. and M.A.) and partly in the U.S. (M.F.A. and Ph.D.).  He began teaching at U.C. San Diego in 1967.  Four feature articles in CLT provide an extended analysis and understanding of the centrality of Yip’s writing to transpacific poetry and his deep impact on English and Chinese poetics.  Literary critic Chunlin Li’s piece, “A Creative New Start: Wai-lim Yip in China,” discusses the seminal importance of his writings and lectures on the understanding of modernist poetry in mainland China from 1981 to the present.  With publication of the nine-volume Collected Works of Wai-lim Yip in 2003, mainland readers have been inspired by his writings on classical Chinese poetry, literary hermeneutics, East-West comparative poetics, and Daoist aesthetics.  A long interview of Wai-lim Yip with University of Oklahoma professor Jonathan Stalling  records Yip’s profound reflections on poetry, translation, modern and classical language, and other topics, bringing out vividly his contributions to transpacific Chinese-English poetry and poetics.  Yip’s firm belief in the necessity of a pluralism in which the distinctive features of Chinese and English poetry are each preserved has motivated his extraordinary poetic accomplishments in both languages, an approach that has been labeled Daoist modernism.  The issue also includes a fascinating essay by Yip, “Quest for the Right Poem: My Modernist Beginnings,” a literary autobiography that sheds light on his own work and on important currents in twentieth century poetry (http://www.ou.edu/clt/03-01/essay-wai-lim-yip.html). A section of fourteen well-chosen poems that span fifty years are published in bilingual versions and include examples long out of print as well as recent work.  In the words of the editor, “Bridging the English lyric and the classical Chinese syntactic brevity and imagistic intensity, these poems constitute the arch of one of the most interesting bodies of transpacific poetics in the later half of the twentieth century.”

  • Jerome Rothenberg recently posted his essay on Professor Yip in the blog “Poems and Poetics”.
    Please visit poemsandpoetics.blogspot.com or you can click on article  https://jacket2.org/commentary/jerome-rothenberg-ezra-pound-wai-lim-yip-chinese-poetry-america-tribute.
    “During the last half of last year, CLT(Chinese Literature Today) editor-scholar-poet, Professor Jonathan Stalling had been interviewing  me via email with the end result of a dialogue-essay on me. To make this a center piece as a featured presentation of me as a TransPacific poet and scholar, I ended up writing an essay about the deep thinking of how my trajectory was formed from tensional dialogues with Euro-American modernism. This has taken a long time. The CLT issue has just come out. It contains (1) an Introduction by someone who has read most, if not all, of the responses from China,(2) an essay by me on my modernist beginnings,(3) the Main Interview essay in which Stalling wants to call my project Daoist Modernism, my activity ,TransPacific poetry and poetics, followed by (4) a selection of my poetry in two languages plus (5) a section called Chinese Poets Writing English poems in which I have 3 poems to my credit. I thought you might be interested in this. However, I don't know what has happened, they sent me only one copy. The attached are all the selections  plus comments by the editor, (in their near-finished proof form), good enough to give you some sense of what is it all about.”

  • The UCSD I-House is hosting Conversation Tables in various languages. Go to this webpage: http://ihouse.ucsd.edu/programs/lang-table.html to read more. We encourage you to join the Mandarin group on Sundays at 8-9pm in the Cuzco & Kathmandu Lounges (I-House).

  • 21st Century China at UCSD
    Learn more about 21st Century and the China related events they are hosting: http://china.ucsd.edu.

  • China in Focus is an opportunity for undergraduates and graduate students to discuss and post about China related topics. Visit http://21cc.chinafocus.us/ to participate in the blog.

  • Employment Opportunity with U.S. Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer. Visit this webpage http://careers.state.gov/officer to learn more about the “mission of a U.S. diplomat in the Foreign Service is to promote peace, support prosperity, and protect American citizens while advancing the interests of the U.S. abroad” and how that could be your future career path. You can also search for careers in the United States at: http://careers.state.gov/work/domestic and for Careers worldwide: http://careers.state.gov/work/worldwide. There is are opportunitues for students via internships at: https://careers.state.gov/students


  • UCSD is celebrating International Education Week from November 12-15. To learn more about these fantastic opportunities abroad visit and the celebration of cultures: http://iew.ucsd.edu/ 

  • Free Summer Chinese Program for Qualified ROTC Students

    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), via Project Global Officer (Project GO), is offering qualified ROTC students nationwide a fully-funded summer Chinese program 2014.

    Location of program: Beijing, China

    Program dates: June 13-August 22, 2014.

    click here for more info...


  • UCI Chinese Calligraphy Contest for high school and college students.
The Chinese Program at UC Irvine is pleased to announce its annual Captain Wong Endowed Chinese  alligraphy Contest to be held on Friday 5/17/2013. This event is open to all students currently enrolled in a Chinese language classes in a college/university or a high school in the Southern California area. Just as last year, there will be 2 divisions at the event - high school and college/university.

Registration Required - see more info here


  • Karl Gerth, Professor of History and the new holder of the Hwei-Chih and Julia Hsiu Endowed Chair in Chinese Studies at UCSD.
The Chinese Studies Program is pleased to announce that on April 16 Professor Karl Gerth of the University of Oxford accepted UC San Diego's offer of appointment as Professor of History and holder of the Hwei-Chih and Julia Hsiu Endowed Chair in Chinese Studies. Professor Gerth will join the UCSD faculty starting on July 1, 2013.  Professor Paul Pickowicz would like to thank all who participated in the process especially the colleagues who served with such dedication on the search committee during the last two years, for your strong interest and unflagging support during the recruitment process.

  • Global Seminar in Shanghai, China
Want to study abroad with Professor Kuiyi Shen from the UCSD Visual Arts Department?
Professor Shen is considering a Global Seminar to Shanghai in the summer of 2014 or 2015. Participating students will earn 8 UCSD units. See info about Global Seminars at during this Summer 2012 study abroad opportunity: http://icenter.ucsd.edu/pao/start-your-journey/program-options/global-seminars/


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Scholarships

Scholarship Information is always a work in progress.  Please note that sources are not reviewed nor confirmed by the Chinese Studies Program. Always exercise caution when sharing your information, you are responsible for researching the legitimacy of the information provided below. Contact ChineseStudies@ucsd.edu for more scholarship options.

  • Department of State Critical Languages Scholarship
    There are scholarships to help you learn foreign languages during a study abroad program. Learn more at http://www.clscholarship.org/.


  • The Coca Cola Fund for Summer Study in China via Columbia University
    • 20 need-based scholarships are available through Columbia University's Office of Global Programs to study and/or internship in BEIJING and SHANGHAI. For more information click on the hyperlinks or call 212-854-2559 or email ogp@columbia.edu.
  • Taiwan Scholarships offered by the Ministry of Education are available
    • Informaton about the HueaYu Enrichment Scholarships (HES) can be located on http://www.tw.org/scholarships/. The deadline is usually in late March. This particular opportunity is not available to Chinese or Taiwanese born nationals. However there are Overseas Chinese Student Scholarships at www.ocac.gov.tw/english/index.asp. Should you have any questions please contact the Cultural Division Director at CDLA@tw.org or (213) 385-0512.
  • Boren Awards for International Study
    • Go to Boren Awards for undergraduate scholarship opportunities.

  • UCSD Experience Opportunities
  • The San Diego Foundation Grants & Scholarships
    • Visit http://www.sdfoundation.com/GrantsScholarships/Scholarships.aspx to learn more about next academic year's opportunities. You may qualify for the Helm Family Scholarship for STEM undergrads, the Qualcomm San Diego STEM Scholarship, the Reuben H. Fleet Memorial Scholarship for pursuits in science, engineering or math, the STEP UP Scholarship for future teachers, the Weissbuch Family Scholarship and many more options.

  • The Critical Language Scholarship Program
    • Be prepared for the 2014 application season offered by CLSP by visiting www.clsholarship.org regularly. These funds come from the United States Department of State for intensive summer language institutes for undergraduate and graduate students that are U.S. citizens.

  • The Center for Chinese Studies (CCS) in Taiwan is offering Research Grants
    • To learn more about funding from CCS go to http://ccs.ncl.edu.tw for the Research Grant for Foreign Scholars in Chinese Studies or the Taiwan Fellowship at http://taiwanfellowship.ncl.edu.tw. For more info you can email ccsgrant@ncl.edu.tw or twfellowship@ncl.edu.tw. The deadline for this grant is usually in late May. The research grant is designed for foreign professors, associate professors, assistant professors and doctoral candidates in departments related to Chinese studies at foreign universities as well as researchers at related foreign academic institutes. Please visit the website provided above to learn more about this annual opportunity. (Updated 4/22/2013.)

  • Institute for International, Comparative & Area Studies Travel Grants
    • IICAS at UCSD regularly offers travel and research grants to undergraduate, grad student and faculty. Learn more aboard the various funding options at http://iicas.ucsd.edu/research-grants/index.html. Deadlines for the IICAS Travel Grants are typically in early March.


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Opportunities

  • CSULB SLI Chinese Program in Shanghai - Summer 2013 (June 24-August 1)
    • Consortium of CSU for Strategic Language Initiative SLI) at Long Beach has an opportunity to study abroad. Learn more at http://www.csulb.edu/labs/langlabs//sli/. They are accepting applications and important Chinese SAT and oral interview will occur at CSU Long Beach on March 20, 2013. SLI Scholarships are available to cover tuition, accommodation and tours of portions China. Students will pay for their own international travel, meals and books. Eligibility is a minimum of 2 years of Chinese, GPA of 3.0 or higher, U.S. citizenship or permanent residents, and be a matriculated college student. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2013. Contact Dr. Tim Xie at tianwei.xie@csulb.edu with questions.

  • Shanghai Study Abroad Program - Scholarships available!
    • IEM Study Abroad (through OAP) is offering study abroad semester, quarter, summer, and full year programs at China’s first, US-style liberal arts school, Xing Wei College (http://www.xingwei.edu.cn/En/ ). Courses include issues that affect the US and China relationship, Mandarin language, Chinese culture, history, politics, business, and global issues, and culturally immerse Chinese and American students together in the same classrooms (courses taught in English). Contact a study abroad advisor today at www.iemstudyabroad.com or contact the OAP study abroad office on campus for more information. Michael Avila, US Liaison/Study Abroad Advisor, 858.480.9152 Ext. 308
  • Are you interested in gaining international work experience and building your post-graduation job prospects? Consider spending time interning in China with the CRRC!
    • CRCC Asia’s Award Winning China Internship Programprovides one, two, or three month internships in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Sanya. CRRC internships are now available in the United States http://www.crccasia.com/usinternship/.There are 15 scholarships in thier Scholarship Program in the month of November alone designed to provide students with international work experience and cultural immersion in the world's fastest growing and most exciting country. Fluent English is the only language requirement and there is a program that start date each month of the year. We work with over 400 companies in China, offering a wide range of placements across various industries including Finance, Law, Marketing/PR, Engineering, Green Tech, International Business, Pharmaceuticals, NGOs and many more. You can find more information about CRCC Asia through our website www.crccasia.com and our short video here. We hope to see you in China soon.

  • UC Davis announces Education Abroad for Summer 2013
    • Visit https://summer-abroad.ucdavis.edu to learn more about 4 week programs in China that earns you 8 UC units. Two trips are available in China from 6/19 to 7/18 in Wuxi and another from 8/12 to 9/7 in Beijing. The enrollment deadline is 4/5/13. Study abroad fees have been lowered and various. Travel Awards totaling $80,000 are available.
  • Intensive Chinese Program offered by Portland State University
    • Scholarships are available to help students participate in a 7 week intensive summer program via the ALLEX Foundation. Program runs June 24 - Aug. 9, 2013. To learn more about this opportunity in Portland, Oregon visit http://www.allex.org/summer. Students will learn and improve their speaking, listening, writing and reading skills. 
  • International Studies Abroad
    International Studies Abroad is a UCSD affiliated program abroad that recently added an educational opportunity at East China Normal University beginning fall 2010. Many of these courses are compatible with UCSD requirements and these program abroad options are inexpensive. There is a 2.5 GPA minimum requirement but no language requirement. During an 8-week students may take either intermediate or advanced Chinese. The deadline for fall 2010 is July 1, 2010, to learn more go to: http://pao.ucsd.edu/pao/OAPoverview.htm

  • UCSD Extension is hiring
    The UCSD Extension program hires part-time conversation leaders.  Are you interested in a paid position working with international students to help increase their English fluency? Or a volunteer position to exchange language and culture with international students? Is so, please contact Alison at conversationleaders@ucsd.edu for more info.

  • Global China Connection
    Global China Connection at UCSD? Not yet but YOU can make it happen Global China Connection is the world's largest student-run non-profit organization that connects young leaders from China and the world. Currently there are a few chapters in California and Director Luke Masuda from Claremont McKenna College wants UCSD students to collaborate and start a Global China Connection here.

    If you'd like to learn more please visit: http://www.gccglobal.org or e-mail Luke Masuda at luke.masuda@gmail.com to see how you can open Global China Connection at UCSD or join an existing chapter at Claremont College, USC, and UC Berkeley

  • International Master's Program in Inter-Asia Cultural Studies (IACS) in Taiwan

  • Cultural Tours of China
    The Linden Centre offers short & long term Cultural Tours of China For as little as $750 per week you can explore China. See http://www.linden-centre.com to learn more.


  • Woodenfish Project
    The Woodenfish Project offers the opportunity to attend at workshop in China entitled “Buddhism in China”. You have the potentially earn units and learn more about China while participation in this study abroad program. Info at: www.woodenfish.org

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Resources
  • Online Pronunciation Practice
    Instructor Pei-Chia Chen of the Chinese languge program has devised webpages that allows you to listen to correct pronunciation of key sounds at the following webpage: http://chinesestudies.ucsd.edu/cpp/index.htm.

  • NCIKU Chinese - English Dictionary
    English Chinese dictionary, help learning Chinese language, Chinese character, and Chinese pinyin. Dictionary with Chinese handwriting recognition, pinyin translation, audio Chinese words pronunciation and mandarin MP3 making.


  • PhD's Education Index: http://graduate-school.phds.org/education-index is a comprehensive and informative resource that systematically sorts out the available history graduate programs available today in the U.S. I think this information is very valuable to students today who are not only dealing with the competitive nature of higher education, but also the rising costs of it.

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Archived News
  • The Symposium Landscapes - Reinterpretation and Reconstruction in Contemporary Art was a fantastic success. Thank you to all those who attended on February 13th, 2013.
  • Dr. Britta ERICKSON, Independent Curator at Stanford University, will be offering a talk titled: "The Contemporary Shanshui Fissure: Appearance and Substance Have Split" on February 13th. This symposium will be at the Conrad Prebys Music Center, Room 350 (map) from 3:00-5:00PM.
  • Professor An-yi PAN, Cornell University, will be offering a talk titled: "Shanshui: the Idelogized Landscape" on February 13th. This symposium will be at the Conrad Prebys Music Center, Room 350 (map) from 3:00-5:00PM.
  • Professor Julia ANDREWS, University of California San Diego, will be offering a talk titled: "Tianmahui (Heavenly Horse Society) and Chinese Landscape Paintings" on February 13th. This symposium will be at the Conrad Prebys Music Center, Room 350 (map) from 3:00-5:00PM.
  • Professor Kuiyi SHEN, University of California San Diego, will be offering a talk titled: "Landscape Painting as a Cultural Consciousness in Contemporary Chinese Art" on February 13th. This symposium will be at the Conrad Prebys Music Center, Room 350 (map) from 3:00-5:00PM.
  • Professor Walter DAVIS, University of Alberta, offered a talk titled: "Between Friends: The Sino-Japanese Art of Wang Yiting" on February 20th at 3:00pm. This talk was in Mandeville Center Room 106.
  • Professor Zaixin HONG, University of Puget Sound, offered a talk titled: "From National to Modernism: The Idea of Chinese Renaissance in Early 20th Century" on February 27th at 3:00pm. This talk met in HSS 5084, which is also known as the Ruiz Room (map). Please note a location adjustment to HSS 5086.
  • Hsiao-wen CHENG, a post-doctoral fellow in the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, offered a talk titled: "Pathologizing the "Single Yin": The Emergence of "Compulsory Heterosexuality" for Women in Song China" on March 20th. The talk took place in HSS 4025 - Galbraith Room (map) from 3:30-5:30PM. This talk is co-sponsored by the Korean Studies Initiative, the Department of History and the Program in Critial Gender Studies.
  • EAP deadlines extended at UCSD Don't miss your chance to study abroad. Visit http://eap.ucop.edu to learn more about studying in China, Hong Kong or Taiwan. Got question? Contact Eric at etarbell@ucsd.edu at the Programs Abroad Office.

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