Thursday, February 22, 2018

Asia Events Weekly Roundup: February 26 - March 2

Every week, Asia on E Street compiles a list of upcoming Asia-related events in Washigton D.C. These events are open to the public and free of charge.
Our Asia Events Weekly Roundup for February 26 - March 2:

Exporting Censorship in the Digital Age: Lessons in Chinese Sharp Power: A Discussion with Dr. Glenn Tiffert
Wednesday, February 28, 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Sigur Center for Asian Studies

US-China-Japan: Trilateral Competition or Cooperation?
Wednesday, February 28, 10:30AM - 12:00PM
Inted
Washington Hilton, International Ballroom, 1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC

Europe, Eurasia, and the Middle East: Waiting for Good News
Wednesday, February 28, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Inted
Washington Hilton, International Ballroom, 1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC

Trumps Trade Policy in Asia: A One Year Review
Wednesday, February 28, 10:00AM - 11:30PM
Brookings Institution

Japanese Views on China and Taiwan: Implications for the U.S.-Japan Alliance
Thursday, March 1, 8:45AM - 12:00PM
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Asia Events Weekly Roundup: February 19 - February 23

Every week, Asia on E Street compiles a list of upcoming Asia-related events in Washigton D.C. These events are open to the public and free of charge.
Our Asia Events Weekly Roundup for February 19 - February 23:


The Objectives Resolution of Pakistan: Islam, Minorities, and the Making of A Democracy--A Discussion with Dr. Neeti Nair
Tuesday, February 20, 12PM - 2PM
Sigur Center for Asian Studies

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfBH35ziRvQjJsr8qIx89SHJ5i3dDzQQaRsGe0Y185Xb95bPQ/viewform

China’s Rapid Drive into New-Generation Cars: Trends, Opportunities and Risks
Wednesday, February 21, 10AM - 11:30AM
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
https://www.csis.org/events/chinas-rapid-drive-new-generation-cars-trends-opportunities-and-risks

The U.S.-Japan alliance and the problem of deterrence
Thursday, February 22, 9AM - 11AM
Brookings Institution
https://www.brookings.edu/events/the-u-s-japan-alliance-and-the-problem-of-deterrence/

Friday, February 9, 2018

Invitation for Graduate Students to Contribute to Academic Journal

The U.S.-China Policy Foundation is working on a new edition of our Washington Journal of Modern China (WJMC) focusing on the effects of a rising China on American society. With an endorsement from the Library of Congress, WJMC was founded in 1992 by Dr. Chi Wang, then head of the Chinese Section at the Library of Congress. At that time there were no publications based in Washington D.C. focused on presenting academic articles by local China scholars. Since 1992, WJMC's scope has expanded to include work from scholars all over the United States. 
 
The U.S.-China Policy Foundation also provides graduate students with an opportunity to publish by inviting them to contribute to our book review section. We would like to invite graduate students to submit short reviews of books related to China and the U.S.-China relationship. The general requirements are:

·         Reviewed material must have been published in either 2017 or 2018
·         750 - 1,250 words
·         Provide citations in the format of this example
·         Submit to uscpf@uscpf.org by March 31, 2018
 
 If you have any questions about this project, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

 
Emily Bulkeley
Washington Journal of Modern China
U.S.-China Policy Foundation
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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Asia Events Weekly Roundup: February 12 - February 16

Every week, Asia on E Street compiles a list of upcoming Asia-related events in Washigton D.C. These events are open to the public and free of charge.
Our Asia Events Weekly Roundup for February 12 - February 16:

The new generation of Afghan women leaders
Monday, February 12, 10:30AM - 12:00PM
Brookings Institution
https://www.brookings.edu/events/the-new-generation-of-afghan-women-leaders/

Changing Patterns of Extremism and Terrorism in Pakistan
Monday, February 12, 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Wilson Center
https://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/changing-patterns-extremism-and-terrorism-pakistan

Winning the Frontier: U.S.-Japan Cooperation on Global Standards for Emerging Technologies, from AI to 5G
Tuesday, February 13, 9:00AM - 10:30AM
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
https://www.csis.org/events/winning-frontier-us-japan-cooperation-global-standards-emerging-technologies-ai-5g

U.S. National Security and the Korean Peninsula: Perspectives from a Defector, a Russian, and an Analyst
Wednesday, February 14, 1:00PM - 3:30PM
Wilson Center
https://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/us-national-security-and-the-korean-peninsula-perspectives-defector-russian-and-analyst

Organization of Asian Studies' Lunar New Year Celebration
Thursday, February 15, 12:45PM - 9:00PM
Sigur Center for Asian Studies
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfLhbZnbYvGfyLPKWstyfgLFTxSHZWFtZKvRHUCaN9yTG0UDQ/viewform

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Summer 2018 Study Abroad Opportunities

The deadline for applications to these two summer study abroad programs in Taiwan provided by the American Councils for International Education is quickly coming up. Students of all academic backgrounds and language levels will be participating in an 8-week intensive language program in Tainan and a new 4-week area studies program in Taipei. Scholarship funding and U.S. academic credit is available to participants on both programs:

Host: National Cheng Kung University – Tainan, Taiwan
Dates: June 21 – August 18, 2018
Eligibility: Students 18 and over with 1-3 years of university-level Chinese by summer 2018
Program Features:
·         20 hours per week of small-group and individualized one-on-one Chinese instruction
·         Local student conversation partners
·         Hands-on culture classes introducing students to topics such as calligraphy, Taiwanese cooking, and traditional medicine
·         Day trips and overnight excursions providing participants a deeper understanding of Taiwanese history and culture
·         Community service opportunities and a weekend homestay with a local host family allowing participants to apply their language skills in a variety of authentic contexts
·         Two semesters’ worth of Chinese language credit offered through Bryn Mawr College
Host: National Chengchi University – Taipei, Taiwan
Dates: July 14 – August 11, 2018
Eligibility: All students 18 and over (no Chinese language background required)
Program Features:
  • Coursework in Taiwanese culture, society, history, and politics taught in English by expert faculty
  • Daily Chinese language instruction (taught at the beginner and intermediate levels)
  • Hands-on culture classes introducing students to topics such as tai chi, calligraphy, and traditional handicrafts
  • Regular field trips allowing participants further meaningful engagement with course content 
  • Academic credit in sociology and political science offered through Bryn Mawr College

Financial Aid
Through the generous support of the Taiwan Ministry of Education, all U.S. students applying for AC Study Abroad scholarship funding for either program in Taiwan will automatically also be considered for additional scholarships of up to $2500, awarded based on financial need and academic merit.

Past program participants have successfully applied additional outside sources of financial aid, including Fund for Education Abroad ScholarshipsFreeman Awards for Study in Asia , and Gilman Scholarships  to further reduce their out-of-pocket costs.  

The deadline to apply for both programs is February 15, 2018

Asia Events Weekly Roundup: February 5 - February 9

Every week, Asia on E Street compiles a list of upcoming Asia-related events in Washigton D.C. These events are open to the public and free of charge.
Our Asia Events Weekly Roundup for February 5 - February 9:

The Broken Multilateral Trade Dispute System
Wednesday, February 7, 8:15 AM - 10:00AM
Asia Society Policy Institute
https://asiasociety.org/washington-dc/events/broken-multilateral-trade-dispute-system

Ocha & Wagashi: The Culture of Japanese Tea and Sweets
Wednesday, February 7, 6:30pm
Japan Information and Culture Center
http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/jicc/events/wagashi2018-opening.html

Taking Stock of Cross Strait Relations: Chinese Postures and Taiwan's Prospects
Wednesday, February 7, 12:30pm-2:00pm
Sigur Center for Asian Studies
https://www2.gwu.edu/~sigur/news/events/events2018/2018_feb7_TaiwanRoundtable.cfm

K-Cinema Screening & Social: Master
Thursday, February 8, 6:30pm
Korean Culture Center
http://www.koreaculturedc.org/En/Explore/Content.asp?Idx=842&Part=FL

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Asia Events Weekly Roundup: January 29 - February 2

Every week, Asia on E Street compiles a list of upcoming Asia-related events in Washigton D.C. These events are open to the public and free of charge.

Our Asia Events Weekly Roundup for January 29 - February 2:

Games and Gamesmanship: Unity and Stability at Pyeongchang
Monday, January 29, 1:00pm-2:30pm
Wilson Center
https://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/games-and-gamesmanship-unity-and-stability-pyeongchang

Media and Ideology in Xi's China
Monday, January 29, 1:30pm-3:00pm
Council for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
https://www.csis.org/events/media-and-ideology-xis-china

Modernizing trade rules: The TPP and Beyond
Monday, January 29, 10:00am-11:00am
Brookings Institute
https://www.brookings.edu/events/modernizing-trade-rules-the-tpp-and-beyond/

The Tet Offensive: Lessons from the Campaign After 50 Years
Wednesday, January 31, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Council for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
https://www.csis.org/events/tet-offensive-lessons-campaign-after-50-years