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EALC's Michael Bourdaghs Receives Named Professorship

Professor Michael Bourdaghs has been named the Robert S. Ingersoll Professor in East Asian Languages and Civilizations and the College.

Bourdaghs is a scholar of modern Japanese literature, culture and intellectual history, as well as popular music and literary and critical theory in Japan. He is also a prolific translator, including most recently Kojin Karatani's The Structure of World History: From Modes< of Production to Modes of Exchange.

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Wu Hung, Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor of Art History, Awarded 2017 Award of Art China

In a ceremony held on May 23rd at the Forbidden City in Beijing, the Department of Art History's Wu Hung (Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor of Art History and Director for the Center for the Art of East Asia) was awarded the 2017 Award of Art China best book prize on contemporary Chinese art for the Chinese translation and update of Canceled: Exhibitions about Exhibitions.  The book was published in conjunction with the 2016 exhibition of the same named held at the Overseas Chinese Art Terminal in Beijing.

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UChicago Linguistic Research Forum Focuses on Linguistic Diversity in Urban Settings

The UChicago Linguistic Research Forum took place on March 17 and 18, 2017 at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the UChicago Center in Hong Kong. The workshop focused on new advances in linguistics, with a special subtheme focusing on multilingualism in urban settings. The workshop was an attempt to initiate exchange between researchers from a wide range of specialization, exhibiting a shared interest in learning more about linguistic diversity in urban settings such as Hong Kong and Chicago.

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CEAS Attends 2017 Association for Asian Studies Conference in Toronto

The University of Chicago's Center for East Asian Studies attended the 2017 Association for Asian Studies Conference held at the Sheraton Centre Toronto in Toronto from March 16-19.  With panel sessions covering subjects from "Manchu Court and Material Culture in Qing China" to "Digital Pedagogy for the Analog Past: Technological Tools and Methods for Teaching Premodern Japanese Materials," this 3-day annual conference is the largest Asian Studies conference held in North America with over 3,000 attendees, 350+ panel sesssions, a book exhibition, and much more! 

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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 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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