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PhD Student Jiakai Sheng Awarded Percy Buchanan Prize

The Center for East Asian Studies congratulates second year doctoral student, Jiakai Sheng (Department of History), who was awarded the Percy Buchanan Prize for the best graduate paper on Northeast Asia by the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs. Jiakai's paper entitled, "Reconciliation and Assimilation: Local, National and Transnational Educations of Japanese Children in Hawaii, 1890-1915)," was also selected by the Council of Conferences of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) to be presented at the 2018 annual meeting in Washington, D.C next spring.

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EALC's Paola Iovene and Youqin Wang Present at Annual UChicago Humanities Day

Taking place on Saturday, October 21st, Humanities Day is a project of the Division of the Humanities, one of the University's five graduate divisions.  An annual tradition at the University of Chicago since 1980, this day celebrates the humanities with free discussions, tours, performances, and lectures featuring the latest research of the Division's award-winning faculty in the Division of the Humanities.  With 200+ faculty members, 100+ staff members, and nearly 800 graduate students housed within 20+ departments, centers, institutes, and programs, the Division of the Humanities supports

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US-China Forum 2017: Innovation on the Urban-Rural Continuum

The University of Chicago and the China-United States Exchange Foundation present the third U.S.-China Forum hosted by the University of Chicago and co-sponsored by the China-US Exchange Foundation.  Featuring scholars, policymakers, and private-sector innovators to, the forum sets to examine the way in which innovations in "rural" and "urban" settings are shaping our political, cultural, and economy dialogues.  Through a series of panel conversation between scholars and practitioners, this day-long conference will illuminate how innovations in technol

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Emeritus Professor Judith Farquhar Wins Traditional Asian Medicine Award

Emeritus Professor Judith Farquhar has been awarded the A. L. Basham Medal of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Asian Medicines (IASTAM). The medal was awarded August 11, 2017, at the 9th International Congress of Traditional Asian Medicines, in recognition of special contributions to promoting the society’s goals, such as outstanding studies in the social and cultural history of traditional Asian medicine.

Written by UChicago's Department of Anthropology

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Professor Kenneth Pomeranz Inducted to the British Academy

On Friday, July 21st, 2017 University Professor and CEAS Faculty Member Kenneth Pomeranz was named as a new 2017 Corresponding Fellow in the British Academy. For more information, please click here. Professor Pomeranz is a professor in the Department of History, as well as the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations.

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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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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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