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2017 Reading Kuzushiji Workshop

The Center for East Asian Studies Committee on Japanese Studies at the University of Chicago is pleased to announce the 2017 Early Modern Japan Summer Workshop: Reading Kuzushiji. The workshop will meet from June 12th to June 17th.   This year's workshop will feature two tracks. Professor Ken’ichiro Aratake of Tohoku University’s Northeast Asia Center will instruct the intermediate group in the reading of manuscript materials from the Tokugawa and early Meiji period, while Dr.

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CEAS Launches First East Asia by the Book: CEAS Author Talks Event on February 28th

February 28th marked the Center for East Asian Studies’ first event in the series, “East Asia by the Book! CEAS Author Talks.” The Center was honored to feature University of Chicago East Asian Languages and Civilizations' Professor Emeritus, Norma M. Field and her co-editor, Heather Bowen-Struyk in their new work, For Dignity, Justice and Revolution: an Anthology of Japanese Proletarian Literature. The event was held in the University’s Seminary Co-op bookstore.

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Renowned Biwa Performer Yoko Hiraoka Performs Live at International House

On Friday, February 17th, International House’s Assembly Hall was filled with students, faculty, and other guests for a lecture and performance from renowned biwa performer - Yoko Hiraoka. She was introduced by Collegiate Assistant Professor, Ashton Lazarus, who specializes in medieval Japanese literature and performance.

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CEAS YouTube Channel

Missed out on an exciting CEAS lecture or performance?  Be sure to check out the Center for East Asian Studies' NEW YouTube channel!

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Department of History's Johanna Ransmeier Named PIP V Fellows at NCUSCR

Assistant Professor of History and the College, Johanna Ransmeier was recently selected as a Fellow with the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations' Public Intellectuals Program.  The Program is designed to nurtre a new generation of China specialists who have the interest and potential to play significant roles as public intellectuals.  The goal of the program is to enhance the quality of the American pubic's understanding of China by strenghthening links among U.S. academics, policymakers, and opinion leaders.

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Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships 2017-2018

About FLAS: FLAS Fellowships are awards for graduate students concentrating on modern foreign language and international or area studies. In 2017-2018 competition cycle, UChicago is offering fellowships in five world areas: East Asia, East Europe, Latin America, Middle East, and South Asia. The FLAS Fellowships provide funding for language and area studies coursework on campus during the academic year, and on campus or elsewhere (domestically or abroad) during the summer.

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UChicago to Open Francis and Rose Yuen Center in Hong Kong

The University of Chicago announces the Francis and Rose Yuen Center in Hong Kong supported by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust and University Trustee Francis Tin Fan Yuen, AB’75, and his wife, Rose Wai Man Lee Yuen.

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The Art and Science of Bringing Asian Resources Online

Scholars and students at the University of Chicago and around the world have a fundamental need for access to digital Asian resources in all disciplines.  By collaborating with librarians, faculty, computer scientists, and other colleagues at libraries and universities around the world, the University of Chicago Library is expanding the size and range of Asian digital collections that are freely available and discoverable online, while developing sophisticated new approaches to presenting and connecting materials in a variety of sonic and visual formats.

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Jobs, Grants, and CFP Announcements (Updated 1/24/17)

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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