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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.

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CEAS Announces the 2018 Asada Eiji B.A. Thesis Prize Winners

The University of Chicago Center for East Asian Studies sponsors an annual prize of $250.00 awarded for the best University of Chicago B.A. thesis dealing with topics related to East Asia (China, Japan and Korea). Since its inception in 2009, one prize has been awarded to a paper in the area of humanities and one in the area of social sciences.  Preference is provided to papers utilizing original source materials in an East Asian language. This prize is named in honor of Asada Eiji, the recipient of the first Ph.D. degree awarded by the University of Chicago in 1893.

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Inaugural Joint Exhibition Celebrates the Poetry of Asia and the Middle East

Beginning the month of May, The Joseph Regenstein Library will host an exhibition that highlights the diversity of poetry traditions from East Asia, South Asia, and the Middle East.  This joint exhibit brings together the expertise of five area-studies librarians including Jee-Young Park (Korean Studies), Jiaxun Wu (Chinese Studies) and Ayako Yoshimura (Japanese Studies).

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University of Chicago and Getty Foundation Announce Dissertation Workshops and Traveling Seminar in Chinese Art History

The Getty Foundation has awarded a two-year grant to the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago to nurture a new generation of historians of Chinese art through dissertation workshops and a traveling seminar which cross continental, cultural, and academic boundaries.

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Save the Date: The University of Chicago Summer Institute for Educators

Save the date! The University of Chicago Summer Institute for Educators (SIE) will be held Monday, June 25 and Tuesday, 26, 2018 (9:00 AM to 4:00 PM each day) at the University of Chicago campus in Hyde Park.  SIE 2018 is entitled "Think Like a Journalist: Connecting the World to Your Classroom with Global News".

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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

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Jeju 4.3 Reconciliation Conference: Grand Tragedy, Testimony and Tolerance

On Tuesday, April 17th at the University of Chicago's International House, a delegation of scholars and survivors came together to review and assess the effort to raise global awareness about Jeju 4.3, or the 1948 uprising on Korea's Jeju Island, and to make progress toward restorative justice, societal healing, and reconciliation.  This conference sought recommendations and resolutions for next steps toward health, healing and justice that will support and benefit not only Jeju 4.3 survivors and families, but also uplift Jeju globally as an environmentally and sustainable "Peace Island." 

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CEAS Supports Workshop on Chinese OPI with Title VI National Resource Center Grant

With the support of the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago and the Chicago Language Center, ten teachers of Chinese language from the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, and Chicago Public Schools participated in a workshop on Chinese Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI), a proficiency-based test on communicative competence in the Chinese language. The workshop invited Professor Theresa Jen, a certified OPI tester of the American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) as the trainer.

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The 2nd IIFF of the University of Chicago and the University of Tokyo: Perspectives on Big Data

The Second International Interdisciplinary Faculty Forum of the University of Chicago and the University of Tokyo took place this year on Monday, March 12th at The Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society.

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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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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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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, received the 2018 Distinguished Scholar Award during the College Art Association's Annual Conference which took place at the LA Convention Center from February 21-24, 2018.

The 2018 Annual Conference included 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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Comparative Literature's Haun Saussy Awarded MLA's Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies

The Modern Language Association of America announced the awarding of its twenty-fifth annual Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies to Haun Saussy, of the University of Chicago, for his book The Ethnography of Rhythm: Orality and Its Technologies, published by Fordham University Press. The prize is awarded annually for an outstanding scholarly work that is written by a member of the association and that involves at least two literatures.

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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 presented 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 examined 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 illuminated how innovations in technology, comm

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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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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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The Global Leadership Program for Korean Librarians Attend Workshop at UChicago

The University of Chicago Library welcomed visiting participants in the Global Leadership Program for Korean Librarians, a librarian education and training program organized by the National Library Korea.  This program, held on June 23rd at the Joseph Regenstein Library, consisted of a one-day workshop of lectures and tours at the Library.  Twenty-one librarians from academic, public and government libraries in Korea attended the sessions and had the opportunity to learn about the University of Chicago Library system and its services.

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