Latest News and Announcements
Wu Hung Receives a National Endowment for the Humanities Award for 2019-2020
Wu Hung, Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor of Art History, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the College has received a National Endowment for the Humanities award for the 2019-2020 academic year.
With the fellowship support, Wu will finish research for, and write, a book entitled "The Caves of a Thousand Buddhas at Dunhuang: An Art History." Constructed between the 4th to 14th CE at Dunhuang in northwest China on the Silk Road, the Mogao Caves constitute the largest Buddhist cave complex in the world.
University of Chicago Opens Hong Kong Campus
University of Chicago officially opened The Hong Kong Jockey Club University of Chicago Academic Complex | The University of Chicago Francis and Rose Yuen Campus in Hong Kong on November 30, 2018. A regional hub for ambitious research, education and collaboration, the new location is an important addition to the University’s international presence and engagement, expanding its intellectual contributions and academic collaborations in Hong Kong, China and Asia while bringing new opportunities for community partnerships and social impact.
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.
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
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).
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.
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.