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.
Read the 2018-2019 Year End Review.