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Archive for the month “September, 2012”

NCCU Libraries will be closed on 30 September 2012

Dear All,

Due to the Moon Festival, all libraries in NCCU will be closed on Sunday,

30 September 2012.

Thank You.

Seminar on “China’s Civil Society Development and Evaluation”

Another conference from the Center for China Studies:

The seminar aims to provide a platform for China scholars from Taiwan and abroad to share the latest developments in research into “China’s Civil Society,” and spark new ideas through scholarly exchange.

Time and Date: Saturday, October 6, 2012, 8:30 – 17:00
Location: Room 270113, General Building, National Chengchi University

Conference Organizer: Graduate Institute of East Asian Studies, NCCU
Co-Organizers: Center for China Studies, NCCU; Chinese Development Fund

Registration: Please register through NCCU’s Central Registration System: Central Registration System 

Contact Information:
Phone: (02)29393091 ext. 50801 (TA Zhang)

●Related Links:
Meeting Agenda

Discarded journals available for free selection!

Discarded varied journals (Chinese, Japanese, English, etc.) available for free selection, please visit and choose those you need.

Date: 24-28. 09. 2012

Time: 10:00-16:00

Location: Main Library Lobby,

Sorry for a little bit late information.

Call For Papers: 2013 TUSA‐UC Workshop

There is a call for papers for the 2013 TUSA‐UC Berkeley Doctoral Workshop on Asian Studies.

The Institute of East Asian Studies is accepting applications for participation in a week-long, intensive, dissertation writing workshop for doctoral candidates in the Social Sciences and the Humanities. Projects should concern one of the following regions: East Asia, Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, or the Asia Pacific. The purpose of the workshop is to advance dissertation drafts and allow participants to receive feedback from faculty and fellow students, while laying the foundation for future collaborative exchanges between promising young scholars from Taiwan and the United States.

Click here for more information, and for registration, go to this page.

Aaron Friedberg at NCCU

The department of Political Science is holding the Political Economy Colloquium with guest speaker Aaron Friedberg, Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University, former US deputy assistant for national security affairs, and all-around liberal institutionalist in a sea of realpolitik.

The topic is “A Contest for Supremacy: China, America, and the Struggle for Mastery in Asia.

It will be held in Room 270101, General Building from 1000 to 1130 on Monday, September 24.

They say you can register here (and you need to register to get a bento box), but this registration system is incomprehensible, so drop the organizer an email (, or easier yet, just come on the day and grab a seat.


* I just noticed, Juan already posted this …. oh well, it’s so good, it deserves two entries!

Lecture in Academia Sinica: Prof. A. Friedberg (Princeton Univ.)- A Contest for Supremacy: China, America and the Struggle for Mastery in Asia

Dear friends,

There is an interesting lecture on 9/25 by Prof. Aaron Friedberg (Princeton University) here at Sinica. The topic is “A Contest for Supremacy: China, America and the Struggle for Mastery in Asia” and it will start at 2PM in the IPSAS Conference Room B (5th floor, North, Building for Humanities and Social Sciences)

Hope to see you there!


Juan Uriburu

Doctoral Paper Workshop – Call for Papers

From the Center for China Studies:

As the global situation changes, the rise of Asia is receiving increased attention, and political, economic, social and cultural diversity issues have become a core concern for humanities and social sciences researchers.

Based on these trends, the Top University Strategic Alliance (TUSA) and the University of California-Berkeley signed a memorandum of academic understanding providing a foundation for cooperation in 2010. TUSA and UC-Berkeley expect to hold the next doctoral writing workshop in January 2013. The workshop will not only offer Berkeley students and faculty the opportunity to gain first hand experience and knowledge of Taiwan’s development and trends in Asia, it is also an opportunity for local Ph.D. students and young scholars to increase their international network and connections. Local humanities and social sciences Ph.D. students, doctoral candidates, post-doctoral research fellows, and other young scholars to actively participate in the workshop.

Workshop Topics: Asian Regional Studies, including, East Asia, North East Asia, Mainland China or Asia-Pacific related research.

Location: National Chengchi University

Dates: Monday, January 14 – Friday, January, 19, 2013

Workshop Organizers: TUSA, University of California-Berkeley

Language: English is preferred, other Asian languages may be used during individual discussions.

Application Materials: (1) Application form and documents, (2) C.V., (3) a three-page summary of the research project including details on the paper’s status

Application Deadline: Monday, October 15, 2012

Contact Information: Yi-jen Shi, Center for China Studies, NCCU, Email:

●Related Links Registration
Download the Application Form and Instructions

Conference at NCCU on “Cross-Strait Social Innovation and Development”

Date & Time: Friday, September 21 – Saturday, September 22, 2012
Location: International Meeting Room, 1st Floor, Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University
Conference Topics:
Social structures and transformation, urban communities and development, rural communities and development, environmental governance, the third sector and social innovation, labor and social development, post-disaster reconstruction and community development.

Conference Organizers: NCCU’s Institute of International Relations, the Center for China Studies, the Graduate Institute for Development Studies, NCCU, and Management Committee of the Chinese Development Fund.

Contact Information:
1. Miss Yu-Pin Xiao – Telephone: 886-2-82377319,Email:
2. Miss Zhao-Ping Shi – Telephone: 886-2-82377354 or 886-02-29386765,
4. Fax: 886-02-82377354

● Related Links Central Registration System
Download Conference Agenda

2012 International Conference on Humanity, Culture and Society – ICHCS 2012 in Hong Kong

ICHCS 2012 will be held during December 29-30, 2012, in Hong Kong.

ICHCS 2012 is the premier forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of theoretical, experimental, and applied Humanity, Culture and Society.

Topics of interest include:

  • Area Studies (African, American, Asian, European, Hispanic, Islamic, Jewish, Middle Eastern, Russian, Women’s and all other cultural and ethnic studies)
  • Communication and Information Technologies in Social Sciences
  • Energy, Environment, Sustainable Development
  • History
  • Interdisciplinary Research and Studies
  • Law and Justice
  • Policy/Public Administration/Public Governance
  • Politics, Society, and International Relations
  • Violence, Extremism, and Terrorism, etc.

Important Date

Paper Submission (Full Paper)                               Before October 20,  2012
Notification of Acceptance                                      On November 10, 2012
Final Paper Submission                                          Before November 25, 2012
Authors’ Registration                                               Before November 25, 2012
ICHCS 2012 Conference Dates                               December 29 – 30, 2012

If you would like to read more information, please visit:

2012 2nd International Conference on History and Society Development – ICHSD 2012

ICHSD 2012 will be held during November 24-25, 2012,in Bangkok, Thailand.

ICHSD 2012 aims to bring together researchers and scholar students to exchange and share their experiences, new ideas, and research results about all aspects of History and Society Development, and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted.

Topics of interest for submission include:

  • Area Studies (African, American, Asian, European, Hispanic, Islamic, Jewish, Middle Eastern, Russian, Women’s and all other cultural and ethnic studies)
  • Communication and Information Technologies in Social Sciences
  • Energy, Environment, Sustainable Development
  • Ethnic Studies/International Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • History
  • Human and Social Evolutionary Complexity
  • Policy/Public Administration/Public Health
  • Political Science and Decision Making
  • Politics, society, and international relations
  • Public Administration
  • Public Governance
  • Race/Ethnic Studies
  • etc.

Important Date:

Paper Submission (Full Paper)                                Before September 20, 2012
Notification of Acceptance                                       On October 10, 2012
Final Paper Submission                                           Before October 25, 2012
Authors’ Registration                                               Before October 25, 2012
BCPS 2012 Conference Dates                                November 24 – 25, 2012

If you would like to read more information please visit:

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