RESEARCH FIELDHistory › Economic historyOther
RESEARCHER PROFILEEstablished Researcher (R3)Recognised Researcher (R2)Leading Researcher (R4)
APPLICATION DEADLINE07/06/2020 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONBelgium › Leuven
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK20
OFFER STARTING DATE01/10/2020
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020 / ERC
REFERENCE NUMBERERC-2018-AdG 833143
IS THE JOB RELATED TO STAFF POSITION WITHIN A RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE?Yes
Research in the field of early modern Chinese and East Asian socio-economic and intellectual history. The successful candidate has to focus on the examination of changing and varying concepts and perceptions, over time, of Chinese local elites, intellectuals, and officials towards trans-Pacific trade, the investigation of informal trading networks in (South-)East Asia (including the Ryūkyūs, Taiwan, and Satsuma), and the analysis of the cultural-intellectual and socio-economic impacts of trans-Pacific trade on local societies in China (especially Fujian, but also Guangdong), focusing on contraband trade and ‘piracy’ and human-environment interaction.
Research includes the investigation of Chinese documents from Ryūkyū, Taiwan, and, where necessary, Satsuma and may include documents in Manchu. In absence of own Manchu skills, other project members and external expertise can be consulted.
Further duties: Contribution to the project database, publication of articles and chapters in peer-reviewed journals and books, and active participation in the team’s international activities.
Applications should include a cv, a publication list, 2 reference letters, and a brief research plan (½ to 1 page) in which you introduce your research and demonstrate how your work can contribute to the TRANSPACIFIC project.
The vacancy will also be advertised on the KU Leuven job site.
Required Research Experiences
YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE4 - 10
REQUIRED LANGUAGESCHINESE: ExcellentENGLISH: ExcellentSPANISH: BasicDUTCH: Basic
PhD degree in Chinese Studies, with a focus on history. In addition, an excellent command of modern and traditional Chinese and English, and elementary knowledge in Dutch, Spanish, and/or French is required. Basic knowledge of Manchu and Japanese would be desirable, but is not an absolute must.
The successful candidate should be open for new methodological approaches including the combination of textual, cartographic, visual, and archaeological sources, contribute to our data collection, possesses the required language skills and shows capacity for teamwork to contribute to the ERC project. Working languages will be English and Dutch.
Experience in working with excel and the collection of data.
EURAXESS offer ID: 517033
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