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Monday, March 30, 2015

2015 JSA Freeman Foundation Summer Institute

The Japan Studies Association, with a generous grant from the Freeman Foundation, will conduct a three-week intensive workshop on Japan for faculty and administrators from U.S. two- and four-year colleges and universities. The workshop is for individuals who have little or no prior academic background on Japan and who wish to begin incorporating Japan Studies into their courses. The program is open to faculty in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Business or Education. Administrators and librarians are also eligible to apply.

There will be only 12 participants selected for the Freeman Fellowships. Each participant will receive up to $500 to help cover roundtrip airfare to Hawai'i. Single rooms, some meals and a small stipend will be provided.

Each college or university is required to pay a $650 Program Fee for its participant. This fee must be paid by May 1st, 2015.

More information can be found at (http://www.japanstudies.org/jsa-freeman-foundation-summer-institute.html).

Friday, March 20, 2015

2015 Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and the Korea Foundation are pleased to announce the sixth annual Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop.
When:  August 6-10, 2015
Where: Santa Cruz, CA - UC Santa Cruz Conference Center
Application Deadline: May 1, 2015
For more information, visit http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/ksdw

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Jewish Refugees in Shanghai (1933-1941)

  • Jewish Refugees in Shanghai (1933-1941) is a traveling exhibit created by the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum. Located in the former Ohel Moshe Synagogue in the Tilanqiao Historical Area, the museum has taken a significant role in educating local and international visitors about the unique story of Jewish refugees in Shanghai. From 1933-1941 Shanghai opened its doors to over 18,000 Jewish refugees fleeing persecution and war in Europe, transforming the city into an “open city for Jews” at a time when much of the rest of the world was closed.

  • Visit the exhibit from March 19 to May 7, 2015 at the Sabes Jewish Community Center (4330 S. Cedar Lake Road, Minneapolis, MN 55416). For more information, go to (http://confucius.umn.edu/jewish-refugees-in-shanghai/index.php).