Issue on New Rural Reconstruction

From Alex Day <>
Date Fri, 2 Nov 2007 11:21:50 -0700 (PDT)
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There is a new issue of Chinese Sociology and Anthropology (Vol. 39, No. 4 (Summer 2007)) that Matt and I edited on New Rural Reconstruction.   The hard copy is out although it isn't online just yet.


"Guest Editors' Introduction," Alexander Day and Matthew A. Hale
"Deconstructing Modernization," Wen Tiejun
"New Rural Construction and the Chinese Path," He Xuefeng
"Paths and Social Foundations of Rural Graying: The Case Studies of Two Townships in Southern Hunan," Tan Tongxue
"Experiments of New Rural Reconstruction in Lankao," He Huili
"Rural Education and the Ruralization of Knowledge: Qualms and Hopes of the Zhaicheng Experimental Site," Qiu Jiansheng


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From: Daniel F. Vukovich <>
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2007 1:28:37 AM
Subject: postgrad studentships at HKU (EA cultural studies/comp lit)

SUBJECT:  Studentships in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies

The Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Hong Kong offers studentships in conjunction with its Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programmes.  We are looking for exceptional candidates with a strong research plan in any of the following areas: 

  • Visual Cultures, Digital Media and Film Studies 
    • critiques of space; world cinemas; feminist film theory; film studies and film language; new media technologies and aesthetics; media and cultural theory; performance studies; popular culture; theories of representation; contemporary visual culture; virtual reality and cyberspace; cinemas of Asia and the Asian diaspora
  • Feminism and Gender Studies
    • feminism and psychoanalytic approaches to literature; feminist cultural studies; gender and sexuality; technology and the body; women's writing and womenʼs studies
  • Postcolonial and Global Studies
    • colonial, postcolonial and globalization studies; feminist and postcolonial theories; cultural identity and representation; the cultures of contemporary cities; East-West culture from the early modern period to the present; orientalism
  • Literature and Critical/Cultural Theory
    • East-West comparative literary/cultural relations; French and German theory; postmodernism; problems of aesthetics; reception studies; semiotics; critical theory; literary and cultural theory/philosophy; modernism; narrative theory; psychoanalytic theory; Marxisms 
  • Hong Kong/China Studies
    • Hong Kong cinema, culture and literature; Chinese Modernism;  Hong Kong cultural policy in the global context; Hong Kong, Taiwan, PRC cultural studies; urban Chinese cultures from the late Qing to the contemporary; Hong Kong, Taiwan, PRC modern and contemporary literature and film; historiography of Maoist and post-Mao China

The current faculty includes:  Esther Cheung, Esther Yau, Daniel Vukovich, Mirana May Szeto, and Gina Marchetti.
Closing date for applications for 2008-9 is January 2008.
For more information on the application process to the University of Hong Kong, visit
For more information on specific requirements for the Department of Comparative literature, visit,
For more information on graduate studies in the Department of Comparative Literature, contact:  Gina Marchetti at



Daniel F. Vukovich

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School of Humanities

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The University of Hong Kong

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