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UChicago Center for East Asian Studies Awarded Over $2.1 Million in Grants from U.S. Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded over $2.1 million to the University of Chicago Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) for the period of 2018 to 2022.

CEAS is a recipient of grants from Title VI of the Higher Education Act, International Education Programs, and has been designated a National Resource Center (NRC) and will administer Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships to support the advanced study of modern, less commonly taught languages (Chinese, Japanese and Korean) and international and area studies related to East Asia. 

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CEAS Announces 2018-2019 Awardees of New Dissertation Prizes in Chinese Studies

The Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago is pleased to announce the recipients of the inaugural Philip A. Kuhn Dissertation Prize in Chinese Studies and Kei-on Chan Dissertation Prize in Modern Chinese Studies.  Both Prizes are made possible by a generous gift from Mr. Kei-on Chan (AM ’67, Ph.D. ’74). 

AY 2018-2019 Awardees

Philip A. Kuhn Dissertation Prize in Chinese Studies

Yuqian YAN, Cinema and Media Studies; East Asian Languages and Civilizations 

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EALC's Emily Jungmin Yoon Publishes Collection of Poems Exploring Gender, Race, and Violence

East Asian Languages and Civilizations Ph.D. student, Emily Jungmin Yoon, debuts a collection of poems exploring gender, race, and violence in her new publication with HarperCollins Publishers, "A Cruelty Special to Our Species."

Emily confronts the histories of sexual violence against women, focusing in particular on Korean so-called "comfort women," women who are forced into sexual labor in Japanese-occupied territories during World War II.

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Hong Kong Film Series Celebrates the Films of Johnnie To and Wai Ka-Fai

This fall, "Then There's the Milkyway: The Films of Johnnie To & Wai Ka-Fai" will showcase a series of films from Hong Kong-based studio, Milkyway Image.  Presented by Doc Films and co-sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies with support from a Title VI National Resource Center Grant from the U.S. Department of Education, this series celebrates the films of Milkyway Image that has regularly put out some of the best genre films in the world since it was founded in the mid-90s.  

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2017-18 William F. Sibley Memorial Subvention Award for Japanese Translation Presented to Stone Bridge Press

The Committee on Japanese Studies at the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago is proud to announce the 2017-18 William F. Sibley Memorial Subvention Award for Japanese Translation to Stone Bridge Press for A Shameful Life (Ningen Shikkaku) by Osamu Dazai, translated by Mark Gibeau (Australian National University College of Asia and the Pacific).  

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8,000 Images of Colonial Korea Captured in Postcard Collection

A data management project for the Photo Postcard Image Collection of Colonial Korea was recently completed June of 2018.  This collaborative project was completed after seven years when each of the seven institutions in North America (Chicago, Columbia, Harvard, University of Michigan, Duke, University of Toronto, and UCLA) all acquired a copy of the scanned images of the Collection from a South Korean publisher in 2010.  The seven institutions then formed a working group and collaboratively worked for meta-data development including creating Korean Romanization, verifying

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Inaugural William F. Sibley Memorial Subvention Award for Japanese Translation Presented to Columbia University Press

The William F. Sibley Memorial Subvention Award for Japanese Translation is an annual competition coordinated by the Committee on Japanese Studies at the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago.  Sibley was Associate Professor Emeritus in East Asian Languages & Civilizations and a renown scholar and translator of Japanese literature.  He is best known for his work, The Shiga Hero, first published in 1979 by the University of Chicago Press, which introduced Western readers to the fiction of Shiga Naoya, one of Japan's foremost modern writer.  In keeping with Sibley's lifelong devotion to translation and to the place of literature in the classroom, up to $3,000 is awarded each year as a publishing subvention for translations of Japanese literature into English.

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University of Chicago and Getty Foundation Announce Dissertation Workshops and Traveling Seminar in Chinese Art History

The Getty Foundation has awarded a two-year grant to the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago to nurture a new generation of historians of Chinese art through dissertation workshops and a traveling seminar which cross continental, cultural, and academic boundaries.

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Jobs, Grants, and CFP Announcements (Updated 7/11/18)

The CEAS Jobs Board will provide a list of jobs and opportunities that the CEAS staff will compile and maintain. This will act as one more resource that our graduate students in various areas of East Asian studies can make use of. 

A list of current jobs and opportunities can be found here

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