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2017 Fall Quarter Study Abroad Program in Beijing Takes Students from China to Japan

Constructed around a three-quarter civilization treating aspects of East Asian culture, history, politics and society, the Young Du Chung Chin East Asian Civilizations Program in Beijing this autumn quarter featured a weeklong excursion to Japan.  While China, in keeping with the location of the program, holds a central position in the sequence, some professors may choose to focus on other Asian countries such as Korea or Japan.  Taught in English by Chicago professors, the 2017 autumn quarter’s focus was “Cultures of Urban Modernity in Tokyo,” taught by Professor Michael Bourdaghs (Robert

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“Road of Light and Hope” Exhibition: Commemorating the 120-year History of Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago

Commemorating the 120-year history of the Consulate General of Japan in Chicago in December 2017, the Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago will host a photo exhibition of Japanese National Treasures, photographed by Miro Ito, from November 1st to 28th. Co-organized by the Japan Camera Industry Institute and Media Art League, this event will take place at JIC HALL, CONSULATE-GENERAL OF JAPAN IN CHICAGO at 737 N. MICHIGAN AVE. SUITE 1000.

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Librarians and Faculty Collaborate on Digital Scholarship

Social scientists, humanists, and business faculty across the University of Chicago campus are rapidly adopting and inventing new digital tools and techniques. Whether they seek to analyze 19th-century American manufacturing, the ruins of the ancient walled city of Sam’al, or the transmission history of Hamlet, UChicago scholars and students are employing new digital approaches to gathering, analyzing, preserving and sharing their data and scholarly findings.

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Art History's Wu Hung Named CAA's 2018 Distinguished Scholar

Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor of Art History and East Asian Languages & Civilizations, Wu Hung, will receive the 2018 Distinguished Scholar Award during the College Art Association's Annual Conference set to take place at the LA Convention Center from February 21-24, 2018.

The 2018 Annual Conference will include over 300 themed sessions, covering discussions on medieval tapestry, contemporary issues in Latinx art, and community engagement through the arts, among many other topics.

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Scholars Convene to Focus on the Translation of the Great Qing Code

On September 18th, a group of academics from around the world gathered at The Regenstein Library's East Asian Collection wing on campus for a workshop focused on the translation of the Great Qing Code (大清律例) which was funded by a grant for Developing Global Scholarship from the Mellon Foundation and organized by the Department of History's Johanna Ransmeier (Assistant Professor of History and the College). The workshop followed methodology established by the Legalizing Space in China project.

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PhD Students Matthew Lowenstein and Jiakai Sheng Awarded Percy Buchanan Prize

The Center for East Asian Studies congratulates Department of History graduate students, Matthew Lowenstein and Jiakai Sheng, who were awarded the Percy Buchanan Prize.

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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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Jobs, Grants, and CFP Announcements (Updated 9/18/17)

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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