Saturday, December 8, 2007
The Centre of Advanced Studies on Contemporary China, a research foundation based in Torino, Italy, is offering fellowships for the study of modern China. Here's some information extracted from the announcement:
The CASCC is offering THREE research fellowships to graduates in Economics or Finance, Law, and Chinese Language (degree level required enabling admission to a Ph.D. program), financed by the Compagnia di San Paolo (www.compagnia.torino.it ). Each fellowship will cover two years, on a full-time basis, starting in April 2008.
The aim of the China Fellowships is to support the growth of interdisciplinary competencies in the area of Chinese studies, with a particular emphasis on cultural, legal, social and economical aspects of contemporary China.
Candidates who master Chinese language will be required to undergo a training in either Law or Economics, while candidates who do not master Chinese language should be willing to undergo a training in Mandarin.
Candidates are requested to spend 6 months at the CASCC in Torino and at least 12 months in China, where they will develop a research project. A mid-term report is due at the completion of the first year.
Candidates must be fluent in English. Knowledge of Chinese Mandarin is not required.
The annual amount of each fellowship is 20,400 Euros (gross).
Full announcement here.
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Here's a set of interesting regulations issued in April 2000 by the Ministry of Public Security, noting among other things that the police should "protect the lawful rights and interests of the people" when the latter are engaged in legitimate protest. For more details, see the commentary by China Labour Bulletin; a translation is available here.