Emily Baum (University of California, Irvine) and Denise Y. Ho (Yale University) present the second annual webinar series, Doing Chinese History (in a New Era). Designed for—but not exclusive to—graduate students and junior scholars in Chinese history and Chinese studies, these webinars aim to address persistent challenges in research and professional development.

Webinar 3 turns to the question of professional development and careers outside of American academia. The academic job market remains highly competitive, and in recent years newly-minted PhDs have sought jobs around the world, including in Europe and Asia. However, students trained in the United States may be less familiar with both the international job search and the culture of universities abroad. This webinar brings together four professors who have recently taken jobs in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and the UK. They will discuss the application process, academic life at their university, and the challenges and opportunities of a different academic system.

• Rowena He, Chinese University of Hong Kong
• Taomo Zhou, Nanyang Technological University
• Mary Brazelton, Cambridge University
• Charles Chang, Duke Kunshan University
This series is sponsored by the Long US-China Institute (University of California, Irvine) and the Council on East Asian Studies (Yale University), with support from:

Hoover Institution, Project on China’s Global Sharp Power, Stanford University
Centre for Asian Research, York University
Department of History, Simon Fraser University
East Asian Studies Program, Johns Hopkins University
Institute of Asian Research, UBC
Center for East Asian Studies, Stanford University
Fairbank Center, Harvard University
East Asian Studies Program, UC Santa Cruz
Global China Center, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Hong Kong

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