As a U.S. Department of Education-designated National Resource Center, the Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) at the University of Chicago supports a variety of activities on campus and beyond to promote teaching, research, interdisciplinary scholarship, and greater public understanding about East Asia. Thanks to a $2.1 million Title VI Grant (2018-2022), CEAS is proud to have implemented numerous programs during this first year of the grant cycle, including the following programs!
CEAS welcomed Hanji expert and artist, Aimee Lee, for a lecture and workshop on Korean papermaking; renowned Chinese film director, Guo Baochang and the North American premier of his “conceptual, multimedia” Peking Opera film, Dream of the Bridal Chamber (Chungui meng); a Japanese painting workshop led by Nihonga master Yūki Ideguchi; and Korean contemporary music group Black String. CEAS was also a proud sponsor of two film series that feature films from internationally-recognized directors Johnnie To and Wai Ka-fai through their Hong Kong-based studio – Milkyway Image, as well as films produced/directed by students of Hasumi Shigehiko – one of the most influential critics and theorists of Japanese cinema. CEAS in coordination with other UChicago Title VI NRCs also co-sponsored a panel on The Human Rights Crisis in Xinjiang and an International Education Conference for K-16 educators "Press Play > Globalizing Your Classroom Through Film."
For more information regarding the events mentioned above, click below!
For the FULL announcement on the U.S. Department of Education grant award, click here.