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11th Tetsuo Najita Distinguished Lecture in Japanese Studies: OGUMA EIJI

A New Wave Against the Rock: New Social Movements in Japan Since the Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown

Professor of Policy Management at Keio University in Tokyo, Eiji OGUMA's research covers national identity and nationalism, colonial policy, democracy and social movements in modern Japan from the view of historical sociology.  Professor Oguma has earned (8) prizes for his published works in Japan.  He has participated and gained credibility in anti-nuke movements in Tokyo after the Fukushima incident.

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CEAS Lecture Series

The Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago presents its inaugural CEAS Lecture Series for the upcoming 2016-2017 academic year.  An initiative that advances the Center’s mission in fostering dialogue and interdisciplinary collaboration, this public lecture series presents eminent scholars who concentrate on the study of East Asia in a variety of disciplines.

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Jobs and Openings Board

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.

List of current jobs and opportunities can be found here

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Calls for Papers: September 27, 2016

Call for Papers: Rethinking the dynamics of musical nationalism: An international conference

University of Amsterdam, 12-15 September 2017.

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2016 Humanities Day

The 2016 Humanities Day at the University of Chicago will feature three presentations related to East Asia. For more information, please visit:


Professor Edward Shaughnessy: Of Trees, a Son, and Kingship: Recovering the First Chinese Dream

Professor Haun Saussy: What it Took to Shock the Ming Dynasty: The Case of Li Zhi (1527-1602)

Professor Olga Solovieva: Nakata Hideo's Ringu and the Memories of Atom Bombings

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Grants, Awards and Fellowships: August 25, 2016

The Center for East Asian Studies is now accepting applications for the Luce Scholars Program. The program offers students (undergraduate seniors and graduate students) who have had limited exposure to Asia a chance to spend one year in one of many countries in Asia. Luce Scholars have backgrounds in virtually every field other than Asian studies, including but not limited to the arts, journalism, law, medicine, science, public health, environmental studies, and international relations.

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