viernes, 29 de agosto de 2014

Una dinastía orgánica

Xulio Ríos <xulio.rios@hotmail.com>

Asunto: Una dinastía orgánica, en El País, para compartir



China es un país de dinastías. Así se escribe su historia. Durante cientos de años estas han modulado su devenir. Incluso en la China republicana, no faltó quien pretendiera dar vida a un nuevo linaje. La China maoísta cortó de raíz los titubeos dinásticos. El propio Mao paralizaba su tren al paso de la montaña Tai donde rendían sacrificios los emperadores para evidenciar que el no haría lo mismo. Sus campañas contra las viejas costumbres y las viejas ideas pretendían construir un dique contra el retorno de aquel pasado que había conducido a China a la decrepitud. No obstante, en su actuar, también la mentalidad imperial acabó dejando su impronta en el propio Mao y su afán por el poder absoluto. Con menos proclamas, Deng Xiaoping sentó las bases de una institucionalización que ha permitido auspiciar cierto futuro a la primera dinastía orgánica de la historia: el PCCh. 

Saludos cordiales
Xulio Ríos

JOB - Religious Studies, Dartmouth College

From: Reiko Ohnuma

Dartmouth College Department of Religion invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2015 in the fields of Modern Religious Thought, and/or Religious Ethics, and/or Philosophy of Religion.  While the precise area of specialization is open, the successful candidate will be expected to have expertise in some area of modern religious thought, religious ethics, the philosophy of religion, and the related literatures in light of the intellectual, cultural, and social challenges posed by modernity, modernization, globalization, and post-modernity.  The successful candidate will also be expected to have competence in at least one religious tradition, in order to ground his or her work within the study of religion.  Finally, the successful candidate will be expected to teach a broad range of introductory, intermediate-level, and advanced courses within the fields of modern religious thought, religious ethics, and the philosophy of religion, while participating as well in the teaching of courses in the Department’s core curriculum, including an introduction to religion and a senior-level culminating experience.

Qualifications include a Ph.D., or near completion of the Ph.D., preferably awarded in a Department of Religion, plus demonstrated teaching abilities.  Salary is competitive with those at other research universities.  The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. prior to the start date of the position.

Please submit a letter of application (addressed to Professor Reiko Ohnuma, Search Committee Chair), a curriculum vitae, a statement describing current and planned research, a statement of teaching philosophy, transcripts, a writing sample, names and contact information of 3 references, and an e-mail address and phone number at which the candidate may be reached.  Evidence of teaching experience and expertise is also welcome.  Please submit materials through Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/25234).  Review of applications will begin November 1, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.  Candidates whose applications are received by November 1, 2014, will be considered for a preliminary interview at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion.

Dartmouth College is an outstanding research institution, where significant start-up awards are provided to every junior faculty member, and faculty members are expected to be scholar-teachers of the highest caliber.  Dartmouth enrolls approximately 4300 undergraduates.  With an even distribution of male and female students and over a third of the undergraduate population from minority groups, Dartmouth is committed to diversity and invites applications from women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities.  Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

jueves, 28 de agosto de 2014

Centro Cultural e Informativo de la Embajada del Japón

• Nuevas Miradas del Japón. Edición 2014
Jueves 18 de septiembre, 18:30 hs.
Conferencia “Taiko: de Japón a Sudamérica. Usos, historia y actualidad”, a cargo del Lic. Gastón San Cristóbal
Lugar: Centro Cultural e Informativo de la Embajada del Japón (CCIJ), Bouchard 547, Piso 15, CABA (Por favor, traer DNI para el ingreso)
Entrada libre y gratuita con inscripción previa a: centro-info@bn.mofa.go.jp (Datos requeridos: nombre y apellido y número de DNI)
Informes: (011) 4318-8240, centro-info@bn.mofa.go.jp
Organiza: CCIJ

• Ciclo de cine japonés en la Fundación Internacional Jorge L. Borges
Jueves 25 de septiembre,  15:00 hs.
Proyección de película “Brave Story”
Lugar: Fundación Internacional Jorge L. Borges, Anchorena 1660 esq. Juncal, CABA.
Entrada libre y gratuita
Informes: (011) 4822-8340/4940, borges.internacional@fibertel.com.ar
Organizan: CCIJ, FJ y Fundación Internacional Jorge L. Borges           
• Japón y Argentina integrados por el Arte 2014
Del lunes 8 al viernes 19 de septiembre.
Jornadas a pura cultura japonesa: conferencias, exposición, demostraciones y más
Lugar: Espacio Cultural de la Biblioteca del Congreso de la Nación, Adolfo Alsina 1935, CABA.
Entrada libre y gratuita.
Informes: (011) 4300-1182/7042, asocjaponesa@yahoo.com.ar
Organizan: CCIJ, Asociación Japonesa en Argentina y Espacio Cultural de la Biblioteca del Congreso de la Nación

•  2° Seminario Sudamericano de Kyudo (arquería japonesa)
Del jueves 25 al domingo 28 de septiembre, de 9:00 a 18:00 hs.
A cargo del Prof. Yoshihiko BUCHANAN y Prof. Tomio KATO
Lugar: Predio del Círculo de la Policía Federal, Av. Libertador 7801, CABA
Dirigida a practicantes avanzados e intermedios
Informes: kyudobuenosaires@gmail.com
Organiza: Asociación Argentina de Kyudo
Auspicia: CCIJ

•  Más actividades culturales
Incluyen las prácticas de ceremonia del té, conferencias y demostraciones de ikebana.

¡Los esperamos!
Saludos Cordiales.

miércoles, 27 de agosto de 2014

La relación México-China

Estimados amigos e interesados en China y la relación México-China:

Por este medio nos permitimos informarles que
Cassio Luiselli Fernández 
dictará una conferencia en el marco del Ciclo de Conferencias China-México 2015-1 del Cechimex titulada
"LOS DILEMAS AMBIENTALES DE CHINA".

El evento se llevará a cabo el miércoles 3 de septiembre a las 10 a.m. en el Aula Magna Jesús Silva Herzog, primer piso del Edificio Anexo de la
Facultad de Economía, Ciudad Universitaria UNAM. Para mayores informes al 56222195 y ver el mapa de ubicación en: http://www.economia.unam.mx/cechimex.

El Dr. Cassio Luiselli Fernández es Profesor Emérito del Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Ciudad de México y ha sido Embajador de México en Uruguay, Corea y Sudáfrica. Cuenta además con una amplia experiencia académica en temas vinculados con las relaciones internacionales, así como con un grupo de investigaciones y publicaciones sobre tópicos ambientales en China.

Adicionalmente les informamos:

1. Pueden acceder a anteriores eventos del Ciclo de Conferencias del Cechimex (presentaciones, podcast y video) en:      http://www.economia.unam.mx/cechimex/index.php/es/conferencias

2. Pueden acceder al libro presentado en la última conferencia -
        " La inversión exranjera directa de China en América Latina: 10 casos de estudio"
        en:      http://www.redalc-china.org/publicaciones.html.


3. También los invitamos a revisar el programa completo del Ciclo de Conferencias de este nuevo semestre, el
        cual se encuentra disponible en:
         http://www.economia.unam.mx/deschimex/cechimex/chmxExtras/documentos/actividades/2015-i/CONFERENCIAS_CH_MX_2015_1.pdf

Saludos, enrique dussel peters

Dr. Enrique Dussel Peters
         Profesor
        Posgrado en Economía

Coordinador
        Centro de Estudios China-México
        Facultad de Economía
         Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Visítanos en:
         Emacs!
                 
@Cechimex FE UNAM
                 @Cuadernos de trabajo del Cechimex FE UNAM

         Emacs!
                 
@Cechimex_UNAM

http://www.economia.unam.mx/cechimex/

http://dusselpeters.com

NEW BOOK Lay Buddhism and Spirituality

Dear Colleagues,

Please see the book announcement below. This is the fifth volume in the series Eastern Buddhist Voices which I edit. It completes the opening sequence of volumes in this series, with contents drawn from historic issues of the journal The Eastern Buddhist.

Note that the volume announced here contains an interesting early translation of the Teaching of Vimalakirti which had originally appeared in scattered sections.
(The introductory price mentioned below is valid for a short period only.)
Michael Pye
.................................................................................
Here is the announcement from Equinox Publications:

We are pleased to announce the publication of

Lay Buddhism and Spirituality. From Vimalakīrti to the Nenbutsu Masters
356pp, 16 figures

Edited by Michael Pye, Marburg University and Ōtani University, Kyōto


HB £60 / $99.95    (9781908049148)

PB £19.99 / $39.95  (9781908049155)

Receive 25% off the retail price quoting the code LBS when ordering from
<http://www.equinoxpub.com/> www.equinoxpub.com (valid until the end of
October 2014).

 Early issues of The Eastern Buddhist contain short translations from various
Buddhist texts, some of them quite important and all of considerable
interest. Since they are set unobtrusively between modern statements and
arguments about the nature of Buddhism, and in any case are difficult to
locate, they have often gone unnoticed by students. Assembled here is a
selection of those texts which have stood the test of time. Derived from
Sanskrit, Chinese and Japanese originals, they illustrate the importance of
lay spirituality for Japanese Buddhists, both in the nenbutsu tradition and
in the wider context of Mahāyāna Buddhism. Drawing them together into one
volume brings out the fact that these varied Buddhist traditions are
intricately related to each other. The result is an unusual and fascinating
reader which would grace many a course in Buddhist studies.

To see the table of contents and to order visit the book page:

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lunes, 25 de agosto de 2014

The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus Newsletter
 
Newsletter No. 34. 2014    

August 25, 2014    

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In This Issue
 
Yamamoto Yuzo
Tsurumi Kazuko
Andrew DeWit 
       
 
Greetings!  

Andrew DeWit assesses the important role of the US Pacific Command in addressing climate crisis in the Pacific at a time when the US political system is stymied by political crisis. Decades after the Minamata mercury poisoning crisis ignited Japan's environmental movement, we present Tsurumi Kazuko's assessment, and Tom Gill's introduction providing an overview of the movement's historical and contemporary significance. Zeljko Cipris translates and introduces Yamamoto Yuzo's 1920 play "Infanticide", a classic that spoke then and speaks now to problems of poverty and labor.


Yamamoto Yuzo 
Infanticide
 
Yamamoto Yuzo (1887 - 1974) was a playwright and novelist from Tochigi Prefecture who graduated from Tokyo University. He made his debut as a dramatist with Seimei no kanmuri (1920; tr. The Crown of Life, 1935). Yamamoto's literary work comprises a critical examination of the human condition based on the author's humanistic philosophy and revolutionary sympathies. Infanticide constitutes a poignant cri de coeur, yet leaves the solution to the underlying problem up to its audience.  

Recommended citation: Yamamoto Yuzo, "Infanticide", translated and introduced by Zeljko Cipris, The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 11, Issue 34, No. 3, August 25, 2014.           

Tsurumi Kazuko with an introduction by Tom Gill
New Lives: Some Case Studies of Minamata
Earlier in 2014, folklore scholar Ron Morse succeeded in publishing on-line The Adventure of Ideas: A Collection of papers on Patterns of Creativity and a Theory of Endogenous Development, a collection of English-language papers by Tsurumi Kazuko* (1918-2006), an innovative sociologist who was a professor at Sophia University for twenty years (1969-89). The book is available for free download.

Tsurumi Kazuko was a member of one of Japan's premier intellectual dynasties. The granddaughter of Meiji/Taisho bureaucrat Goto Shinpei, and daughter of prewar liberal politician Tsurumi Yusuke, she was the sister of postwar philosopher-historian Tsurumi Shunsuke, and aunt of Tsurumi Taro, a professor of folklore at Waseda University.
"New Lives: Some Case Studies of Minamata," dating from 1987,  draws on fieldwork conducted in Minamata, Kumamoto prefecture, between 1976 and 1983. The paper introduces three of the heroes of the movement to gain redress for the victims of Minamata Disease - mercury poisoning caused by contamination of the Shiranui Sea by the town's main employer, Chisso Corporation, a major chemical maker still very much in business today. The paper contains valuable source material on the Minamata redress movement, dramatized through three extraordinary personalities.    

Recommended citation: Tsurumi Kazuko with an introduction by Tom Gill, "New Lives: Some Case Studies of Minamata", The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 12, Issue 34, No. 2, August 25, 2014.  
      

Andrew DeWit        
US Pacific Command, Climate Change and Collaborative Security
While organizers mobilize across the globe for history's biggest climate march in New York on September 21, strikingly large numbers of Americans - and an even bigger share of their political representatives - remain quiet, doubtful or even in denial about climate change. But the US military, especially in the Pacific, is neither uncertain nor passive. The  US Pacific Command (PACOM) is  "not waiting on politics" in responding to climate change. Brigadier General Mark McLeod, former head of PACOM's Logistics, Engineering and Security Cooperation directorate describes why. He points out that 70 percent of global storms are in the Pacific and that climate change's impacts are already having military consequences.

The US military is already a leader on climate-change mitigation through renewable energy and energy efficiency. The military's adaptation efforts are also instructive for civil society and may help curb climate-related geopolitical instability. Across the Pacific,  PACOM is focused on building resilience against climate change and creative networks of cooperation on humanitarian assistance and disaster response, or HADR.

Recommended Citation: Andrew DeWit, "US Pacific Climate Change and Collaborative Security", The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 12, Issue 34, No. 1, August 25, 2014. 
    

Job Guide Weekly Report

 H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For H-Buddhism: 18 August - 25 August

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 18 August 
2014 to 25 August 2014. These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-Buddhism. See the H-Net Job Guide website at http://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for more 
information.



ANTHROPOLOGY

American Academy of Arts & Sciences - Visiting Scholars Program
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=49275

Northwestern University - Postdoctoral Fellowships, Science in Human 
Culture Program
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=49328

University of California - San Diego - Assistant Professor, Global 
Health
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=49333



ART AND ART HISTORY

Bard Graduate Center - Modern and Contemporary Design History
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=49353

United States Studies Centre - Fellowships for Visiting Scholars, 
United States Studies Centre
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=49317

University of British Columbia - Assistant Professor in the 
Architecture and Art of the Islamic World
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=49340



ASIAN HISTORY / STUDIES

University of California - San Diego - Assistant Professor, History 
of 19th-20th Century Japan
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=49352



INTELLECTUAL HISTORY

Macalester College - ASSOCIATE OR FULL PROFESSOR OF HISTORY
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=49255

Yale-NUS College - Faculty Positions in European Intellectual History
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=49355



RELIGIOUS STUDIES AND THEOLOGY

Texas A&M University - College Station - Open Rank Faculty Position 
in Africana Religions at Texas A&M University
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=49338

Williams College - Assistant Professor in Religions of the Americas
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=49318



NONE

Gustavus Adolphus College - Assistant Professor, 20th Century U.S. 
History
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=49344

Queensborough Community College - Lecturer - History
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=49347

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