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UChicago to Open Francis and Rose Yuen Center in Hong Kong

The University of Chicago announces the Francis and Rose Yuen Center in Hong Kong supported by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust and University Trustee Francis Tin Fan Yuen, AB’75, and his wife, Rose Wai Man Lee Yuen.

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The University of Chicago and University of Tokyo Collaborate on Joint Workshops

The University of Chicago and University of Tokyo cooperated on two events this fall (2016).

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Scholars Come Together to Focus on the Impact of the Digital on Japanese Studies

The Center for East Asian Studies completed the “The Impact of the Digital on Japanese Studies” workshop on November 12th. The second and final day of the event included speakers from the University of California [Berkeley], the [National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics], and two professors from the University of Chicago. These speakers tackled topics such as data collection, the conversion of print materials into digital resources, and the recording of non-traditional digital materials such as Twitter novels and self-published books.

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What's New to the East Asian Collection?

Founded in 1936, the East Asian Collection now holds about 850,000 volumes of publications excluding electronic resources; primarily in Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages.  It also includes materials in Tibetan, Mongolian and Manchu languages.  The Collection is recognized as one of the most comprehensive and distinctive East Asian collections in North America.  The materials collected are in all kinds of formats, from manuscripts, lithographs, books, periodicals, and newspapers to microfilms, microfiches and CD-ROMs.  The Collection’s coverage on social sciences and humanities are comp

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CEAS YouTube Channel

Missed out on an exciting CEAS lecture or performance?  Be sure to check out the Center for East Asian Studies' NEW YouTube channel!

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EALC's Youqin Wang Featured in LA Times Article

EALC Senior Lecturer in Chinese Language and Director of the Chinese Language Program, Youqin Wang, was featured in the November 10th edition of the Los Angeles Times detailing her personal story as a "sent-down youth" during China's Cultural Revolution.

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The Art and Science of Bringing Asian Resources Online

Scholars and students at the University of Chicago and around the world have a fundamental need for access to digital Asian resources in all disciplines.  By collaborating with librarians, faculty, computer scientists, and other colleagues at libraries and universities around the world, the University of Chicago Library is expanding the size and range of Asian digital collections that are freely available and discoverable online, while developing sophisticated new approaches to presenting and connecting materials in a variety of sonic and visual formats.

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Kanji alive v2.0 Now Available!

Kanji alive v2.0 was released on October 9th thanks to support by the Center for East Asian Studies' Committee on Japanese Studies.

A free study tool for reading and writing kanji, Kanji alive is a web application designed to help Japanese language students of all levels learn to read and write kanji.  All of the content in the application was created and reviewed with great attention to detail by Japanese instructors to help students best study, practice, and retain kanji.

Click here to see what's new!

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EALC's Judith Zeitlin Featured in Tableau: Exploring the Role of Ghosts

Judith Zeitlin, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor in East Asian Languages and Civilization and the Committee on Theater and Performance Studies, is featured in Tableau, a publication of the University of Chicago's Divison of the Humanities.

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Grants and Fellowships: December 2, 2016

20th Century Japan Research Award - Extended

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Calls for Papers: November 28, 2016

Call for Papers: Association for Asian Performace Emerging Scholars panel (2017)

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Grants and Fellowships: November 21, 2016

2017 Asia Studies Fellowship at the East-West Center in Washington, D.C.

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Calls for Papers: November 21, 2016

Call for Papers: The Paradign and Values of Chinese Philosophy within a Global Context

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Grants and Fellowships: November 14, 2016

M.A. Program in East Asian Studies at the University of Virginia

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Calls for Papers: November 14, 2016

Call for Papers: Global Book History (RBS-Mellon Conference, Philadelphia, October 2017)

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Grants and Fellowships: November 10, 2016

20th Century Japan Research Awards (2016-2017)

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Calls for Papers: November 7, 2016

Call for Papers: The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations

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Grants and Fellowships: October 31, 2016

2017 Florence Tan Moeson Fellowship

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Calls for Papers: October 31, 2016

Call for Papers: Oxford International History of East Asia Research Seminar

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Esherick-Ye Family Foundation

The Esherick-Ye Family Foundation has just been established as an IRS 501(c)3 corporation to support small grants of up to $5,000 for projects in modern Chinese economic, social, and political history; or Chinese archaeology. The funds are limited, so in the first year, the funds expect to offer at most four or five grants. Grants will support travel to China for research or field work. They may also be used to supplement others grants (such as Fulbright Fellowships) which limit travel to a single country.

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