Friday, August 8, 2014

IIE China Doctoral-Level Fellowship Opportunity

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to announce the launch of a new fellowship opportunity to support doctoral-level research in China.

The Confucius China Studies Program Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship will accept applications beginning in late August of this year through the end of January, 2015 for awards to be granted beginning in fall of 2015. Eligible students will be enrolled in doctoral programs at US institutions in the arts, humanities, education, or social sciences with a focus on China.

Fellowship recipients will be funded for a period of at least six months to up to two years to conduct dissertation research at one of fifteen eligible institutions in China. Recipients will receive an annual living stipend of 80,000 RMB (approximately 12,900 USD), and an annual research stipend of 20,000 RMB (approximately 3,200 USD.)

For more information on the award package, eligibility, timeline, and the application itself, please visit our website at www.iie.org/CCSP

9/5: Project Pengyou Leadership Fellows Application Deadline

BECOME A PROJECT PENGYOU LEADERSHIP FELLOW

Are you an American that has studied or lived in China and are back in the 
United States after an unforgettable experience abroad?

Project Pengyou is currently recruiting passionate alumni of China study and 
exchange programs to build and strengthen our robust grassroots network of 
community chapters across the nation. Leadership Fellows will receive an 
exclusive opportunity to participate in a four-day Leadership Training Summit 
at Harvard University on October 10-13, 2014. 

Join a groundbreaking nationwide network of next generation leaders 
promoting Mandarin study and constructive exchanges with China.
Apply by Sept. 5 at 6:00 PM at www.projectpengyou.org/leadership-fellow/

HIGHLIGHTED BENEFITS
-  Receive an exclusive invitation to a four-day Project Pengyou Leadership
-  Training Summit at Harvard University from October 10 – October 13, 2014*
- Gain unique hands-on training in cross-cultural leadership and community-
organizing methods, and learn strategic skills to mobilize people and 
resources as part of a national grassroots campaign
- Connect with other motivated like-minded Americans with firsthand China 
experience from all across the country
- Meet government, business and civic leaders deeply experienced in US-China 
cooperation, with ongoing access to new opportunities for valuable 
connections, leadership skills and resume-building experiences
- Gain the opportunity to serve as the founder or leader of a Project Pengyou 
Chapter at your university or institution, and be a pioneer of China exchange, 
knowledge and action in your community

* Lodging in Cambridge, breakfast and lunch, and summit costs will be 
covered by Golden Bridges Foundation / Project Pengyou. Participants will 
need to find their own way to Cambridge, MA and cover for their own dinner.

TESTIMONIALS
Thank you so much for this tremendous opportunity. It has been life 
changing. You have helped us all to grow and become better leaders and 
ambassadors. I go home to help more underprivileged and underrepresented 
groups learn about China. Thank you for allowing me to “sit at the table” and 
provide my voice and share my story and hear others. Thanks again!!

- Russell B., Leadership Fellow-Saint Augustine's University


I cannot begin to express how truly grateful I am to have been selected to 
attend this summit. I have learned so much from not only coaches and 
community organizing lessons, but also from the remarkable fellows here. I 
have been filled with such passion and excitement for US-China relations and 
cannot wait to begin my Project Pengyou chapter at UVA to share this with me 
peers. Thank you for sharing your courage and motivation with me, and I hope 
to model that as I push to improve Chinese cultural awareness in my own life 
and these those that I meet. I look forward to continuing to work with you!

- Alicia U., Leadership Fellow-University of Virginia


Thank you so much for all of your efforts to launch Project Pengyou and bring 
other fellows out here to change our lives and give us the tools and training to 
change the world. This is an amazing experience and opportunity. I hope we 
can all work to make your dream, my dream, our dream come true!

- Annabel V, Leadership Fellow-Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

WHO SHOULD APPLY
Americans who have studied or worked abroad in China and are available to 
participate in the entirety of the leadership summit at Harvard University from 
October 10-13, 2014. (Fellows should arrive on the evening of October 9th. We 
will begin at 8AM on October 10th).

Highly committed individuals with enthusiasm for Project Pengyou’s mission to 
promote constructive China exchange.

Current students of a university, community college or high school (graduate 
students also eligible)

Candidates should be able to demonstrate high potential for leadership, public 
speaking, and event coordination responsibilities

Currently, forty fellows have already been trained across the nation. If your 
school does not already have a leadership fellow and has not started a Project 
Pengyou chapter, at least two candidates from your school must apply to be 
considered. Candidates must be prepared to partner with other leadership 
fellow(s) from their school to lead and mobilize their school’s Project Pengyou 
chapter.

LEADERSHIP TRAINING SUMMIT

At the Leadership Training Summit at Harvard University, Leadership Fellows 
will spend four days of active learning covering the topics of leadership, 
organizing, action and U.S.-China bridge building.

Leadership, Organizing and Action

Derived from material developed by Harvard Professor Marshall Ganz, the 
curriculum teaches leadership as accepting responsibility to enable others to 
achieve shared purpose in the face of uncertainty. This program will explore 
how leadership is exercised through the mastery of five practices, including:

- Public Narratives
- Building Relationships
- Structuring Leadership Teams
- Strategizing
- Leading Action
- US-China Bridge-building

Leadership Fellows will also explore the challenges and importance of US-
China people-to-people exchange with their peers and prominent experts in 
the field.

Fellows will be immediately tasked to apply these practices in the real world 
by organizing a Project Pengyou Chapter at their school, beginning with an 
event on “Pengyou Day” November 20, 2014.

DEADLINES
September 5, 2014 6:00 PM EST : Fellows application deadline
September 8, 2014 6:00 PM EST : Semifinalists announced and invited for 
Round 2 (including a video submission)
September 11, 2014 6:00 PM EST : Round 2 deadline
September 18, 2014 : Fall 2014 Project Pengyou Leadership Fellows 
announced!
October 10-13 : Leadership Training Summit held at Harvard University

MORE INFO: www.projectpengyou.org/leadership-fellow/

Monday, August 4, 2014

9/22: 2014 URI Cotton Summit - Meet Erin Ennis, Vice President of the US-China Business Council

Erin Ennis, Vice President of the US-China Business Council (www.uschina.org) will visit URI and attend the 2014 URI Cotton Summit on September 22 at the Memorial Union Ballroom.  In the afternoon session of the summit, Erin will make a presentation on the emerging consuming market in China and the unique market access challenges facing US companies.

Students & faculty in the Chinese Flagship Program are more than welcome to this event, which is free and open to the public. Because of limited seats, advanced-registration is required at http://uricotton2014.wordpress.com  





Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Chinese-English Translator Positions Open at Huawei


Job Positions at Huawei
Huawei is a leading global ICT solutions provider. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 140 countries, serving more than one third of the world's population. For more information about Huawei, please visit our website www.huawei.com.

Ø  Job Positions Available
Chinese<>English Translator

Ø  Job Type
l  Full-time in-house (Huawei’s office in China), with a contract period of at least one year
l  Freelance (work from home)

Ø  Core Responsibilities
l  Translate Huawei’s documents from Chinese into English
l  Perform linguistic testing on the English interface of Huawei’s devices and applications to ensure that the English language suits the local flavor and the culture features comply with the local conventions
l  Enrich Huawei’s glossary and style guide for English

Ø   Skills Required
l  Native speaker of English who knows well about the language and the local culture; native-level mastery of Chinese
l  Holder of a degree in language, culture, translation, and communications, etc.
l  Computer skills; keenness for electronic devices
l  Quick at learning; attention to details
l  Translation and localization experiences preferred

Ø  Work Visa
Upon admission as a full-time employee, we will handle the work visa for you.

Ø  Payment
To be discussed case by case


If you are interested in this position, please send your CV to carol.lixiaochun@huawei.com.

Welcome to join us!


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

MOCA Asian American Film Festival July 24-August 2 in NYC


Museum of Chinese in America
is proud to host the
Asian American International Film Festival 2014


Asian American Women Directors Taking on the Wider World
FREE Friday, July 25 | 4 PM - 5.30 PM
Join us in welcoming a panel of international Asian and Asian American filmmakers who will speak about working within multi-ethnically produced films. 
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Screenplay Reading 
FREE Saturday, July 26 | 2 PM - 3 PM
The 37th Asian American International Film Festival is pleased to announce that Eugene Park's screenplayMICHAEL'S STORY has been selected as the winner of the 2014 Asian American International Screenplay Competition. NYC actors will stage a reading at MOCA.
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Film Still of LITTLE GREEN by Yu-hsuan Tseng
For Youth By Youth 
Saturday, July 26 | 4 PM - 5 PM
This screening features original animations, short films, and documentaries written and directed by talented youths under the age of 21. FOR YOUTH BY YOUTH is a window to the incisive perspectives and imaginative expressions of the youth from India, Afghanistan, Taiwan, and the USA.
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Film Still. Credit:Uncool Films LLC
Preview Screening of  
Fred Ho's Last Year Documentary
Thursday, July 31  | 7 PM - 9 PM

The preview screening will be followed by a discussion with director Steven de Castro, playwright Ruth Margraff, and Fred's long-time friend Anne T. Greene.


AAIFF'14 Awesome Asian Bad Guys(2014)
Five Films to Look Out for at AAIFF 2014 

Running until August 2nd, AAIFF '14 will be showcasing a range of awesome films, spanning four different film categories. Learn more about the film festival on MOCA's Tumblr site!  Follow us here> 
moca logoThe Museum of Chinese in America
215 Centre Street New York, NY 10013
www.mocanyc.org
(212) 619-4785



Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Job Opportunity: Bryant University - Program Assistant, Confucius Institute

This full-time position is accountable for the daily operational support for the currently 9 Confucius Classrooms that are affiliated with the Confucius Institute at Bryant University. In communication with partners of Confucius Classrooms, the Program Assistant is responsible for coordinating Confucius Classrooms programs and activities, assisting the Director and Assistant Director, and creating and implementing other K-12 other K-12 outreach educational programs in the community.

Learn more and apply at:

https://employment.bryant.edu/postings/688

NSLI-Y Job Opportunity: Resident Director in Shanghai


SUMMARY:
American Councils is currently seeking a qualified Resident Director to work in Shanghai, China on the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program.  NSLI-Y is part of a multi-agency federal initiative to increase U.S. citizens’ capacity to engage with people from around the world who speak selected critical languages. NSLI-Y is administered through a cooperative agreement between the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State and the American Councils for International Education. NSLI-Y provides language scholarships to American high school students between the ages of 15 and 18 to study Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Korean, Persian (Tajiki), Russian, and Turkish overseas for a summer or an academic year. More information can be found at www.nsliforyouth.org

The Resident Director will work on the NSLI-Y academic year program implemented by American Councils in Shanghai, China. The Resident Director will transfer to another city in China to work on the NSLI-Y summer program.

ANTICIPATED EMPLOYMENT DATES: Mid-August 2014 – mid-August 2015 (exact appointment dates to be determined at a later date). Resident Director training dates will be announced separately.

Resident Directors represent American Councils on programs overseas. The Resident Director will work with the host institution, managing communications between American Councils, program participants and local staff, arranging logistics for the group, advising participants as required and resolving issues as necessary.

Resident Directors must be available to program participants on a daily basis; observe classes at the host institution; meet regularly with teachers, administrators, and participants; and arrange group travel and cultural programs and other events and activities focused on the immersion experience. Resident Directors must be available to participants during any emergencies that arise and must communicate regularly with the American Councils program staff in Washington, DC. Resident Directors oversee a small program budget, and are responsible for proper documentation of program expenditures and timely completion of a budget report at the end of each month and end of the program.

Prior to departure, all Resident Directors are required to complete an orientation program for staff. Resident Directors will be asked to travel with their respective participant groups at the beginning of their programs and return to Washington, DC with the group at the end of the program. Resident Directors report to the DC-based Program Manager. Completion of a successful background check is required. All offers are contingent upon ability to receive and maintain a Chinese visa.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
·         Being responsible for and available to a group of American high-school students at all times during the program;
·         Advising program participants as needed on a variety of language learning, cultural, adjustment and logistical issues;
·         Responding to participant medical emergencies, including assisting participants in securing medical care;
·         Completing all reporting requirements, as outlined in the Resident Director Manual, including site visit reports, narrative reports, e-mail and phone communication, and financial reports;
·         Communicate regularly with American Councils, reporting any problems regarding participants’ health, academic performance, or behavior, and providing general group/program updates;
·         Serving as a liaison between American Councils and the host institution to ensure that the implementation of the NSLI-Y program proceeds as agreed, and working with the Program Manager to develop effective program implementation processes at the host institution;
·         Working closely with teachers on student academic progress, observing classes, coordinating performance evaluation, and providing coordination on program language testing;
·         Providing opportunities for students to maximize their language gain and immersion process;
·         Arranging group travel and cultural programs, as well as volunteer opportunities and other program events;
·         Maintaining adherence to program rules and policies among participants;
·         Managing a small budget of program funds and providing proper documentation of program expenditures and completing a budget report at the end of each month and end of the program;
·         Organizing and implementing program events, including arrival and re-entry workshops for participants, weekly group meetings, and other events, as necessary;
·         Coordinating student housing, including recruiting and selecting host families, host family monitoring, building and maintaining a network of host families, and resolving conflict; and
·         Other duties, as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
·         Bachelor’s degree or higher in Chinese, area studies or a related field;
·         Advanced written and oral language skills (minimum 2/2+ on ACTFL scale) in Chinese;
·         Study, work, or travel experience in China;
·         Experience working in a position of authority with high school, undergraduate, or graduate students;
·         Experience overseeing and guiding groups;
·         Demonstrated skills in general financial accountability.

Review of applications will begin immediately.
  
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – American Councils for International Educations does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.