Have you ever wanted to learn how to play Bon Daiko (Japanese Obon festival drumming)? Isaku Kageyama, a taiko instructor at the Los Angeles Taiko Institute, offers free Bon Daiko lessons on his website. The first few lessons will focus on fundamentals and basic patterns, and will progress from there. You can also download music files and sheet music, and use these recordings for free at your local festival.
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Careers in the Humanities
A how-to workshop on exploring diverse career paths with Brian DeGrazia and Sonia Nayak
What should a job search look like during a pandemic? How can you transfer and translate the skills you've gained from a PhD program as you consider more diverse career paths—and center your own wants and needs in the process? Join staff members from the MLA to learn how to define priorities for your job search, how to expand your network in a meaningful way, and other concrete steps you can take toward finding a job that speaks to you—as well as how the MLA can support you in your search and throughout your career.
Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program
CLS, a program of the U.S. Department of State, is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. CLS plays an important role in preparing students for the 21st century's globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness.
2020 Fall Internatioanl Conference on Chinese Language Instruction
Call For Proposals!
The Chinese Language Teachers Association of California (CLTAC) is inviting submission
of proposals for the 2020 Fall International Conference on Chinese Language Instruction.
Due to ongoing developments of the pandemic, the conference will be held online on
Zoom, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020.
The theme of this year’s conference will be “Challenges and Opportunities of Chinese Language Instruction in the New Era”
The 18th International Conference on Language, Innovation, Culture, & Education (ICLICE)
Call For Paper!
The 18th International Conference on Language, Innovation, Culture, and Education is a multi-disciplinary forum that will bring together leading scholars, researchers and practitioners from around the world to discuss key topics and research findings in the fields of arts, humanities and social sciences.
With the theme “Diversity in Academia: Discussing the impact of different cultural perspectives on academic research”, the 18th ICLICE organizing committee is calling for papers to be presented at the event.
International Conference on Korean Language, Literature and Linguistics
Call for Contributions!
The International Research Conference is a federated organization dedicated to bringing together a significant number of diverse scholarly events for presentation within the conference program. Events will run over a span of time during the conference depending on the number and length of the presentations. With its high quality, it provides an exceptional value for students, academics and industry researchers.
The Asian Conference on Language (ACL2021)
Call for Papers!
With the IAFOR Research Centre at Osaka University’s Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), we have engaged in a number of interdisciplinary initiatives we believe will have an important impact on domestic and international public policy conversations. It is through conferences like these that we expand our network and partners, and we have no doubt that ACL2021 will offer a remarkable opportunity for the sharing of research and best practice, and for the meeting of people and ideas.
Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies
Please read the letter from the president.
Submissions Now Open!
The Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies and local host the Carolina Asia Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill welcome proposals for the 60th annual meeting.
The program committee welcomes proposals for individual or panel presentations and round tables. The virtual format provides new possibilities for creative panel formats and the deployment of asynchronous conversations alongside real-time discussions, so you are encouraged to consider innovative structures in your proposals. There is no conference theme, but all presentations should be on topics in Asian Studies, writ large.
Please submit your proposals online here.
TROY-STAR Summer Camp Teachers Program 2020TROY-STAR Chinese Summer Camp for teachers, in its 11th year, is to develop a cadre of teachers of Mandarin with the dispositions, knowledge, and skills needed to create and support a new generation of highly effective World Language educators.....LEARN MORE
Intern with JASA!
Do you have an interest in Japanese culture or want to learn how a non-profit organization runs? Maybe you're studying Japanese, International Relations, or Business and need an internship credit for your degree?
Consider an internship with JASA! We've had interns from several universities across central Alabama
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