Graduate workshops offer students, faculty and scholars the opportunity to exchange new research and participate in discussions about East Asia-related topics. Workshops are sponsored by CEAS and the University of Chicago Council on Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Workshops take place for the entire academic year, and all are welcome to attend. Please check individual workshop websites below for current topics.
Art and Politics in East Asia
This workshop provides a common intellectual forum for students and scholars of diverse fields investigating the interaction of aesthetics with political economics as reflected in textual and visual media in East Asia.
Meets: Alternate Fridays, 3:00-5:00pm, Judd Hall, Room 313, 5835 S. Kimbark Ave.
Faculty sponsors: Michael Bourdaghs, Reginald Jackson
Coordinators: Joshua Solomon
China Before Print
This workshop is on hiatus.
East Asia: Politics, Economy, & Society
This workshop focuses on current social science research on East Asian societies, particularly Mainland China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan. The scope of the workshop is truly interdisciplinary, attracting students and faculty from economics, political science, sociology, international studies, and various other areas.
Meets: Alternate Tuesdays, 4:00-5:30pm, Pick Hall Lounge, 5828 S. University Ave.
Faculty sponsors: Dali Yang, Dingxin Zhao
Coordinator: Le Lin
East Asia: Transregional Histories
This workshop invites University of Chicago graduate students and faculty, as well as scholars from other academic communities, to present creative and original work that speaks across the national lines of East Asia as well as the disciplinary lines of the academic community. Joint presentations among participants that incorporate multidisciplinary and/or trans-regional historical perspectives are especially encouraged.
Meets: Alternate Thursdays, 4:00-6:00pm, Judd Hall 313, 5835 S Kimbark Ave.
Faculty sponsors: James Ketelaar, Jacob Eyferth
Coordinators: Seong Un Kim
Literature, Theater, and Cultural History of China, 1500-Present
This workshop is on hiatus.
Visual and Material Perspectives on East Asia
This workshop serves as a critical forum for the presentation of work addressing problems in the visual and material studies of East Asia, a region defined broadly to include China, Central, Asia, Japan, Korea, and Tibet. This workshop explores if and how theories of visuality current in western contexts may be applied to East Asia, and how approaches from both Eastern and Western scholarship may be fruitfully combined in visual and material studies.
Meets: Alternate Fridays, 4:00-6:00pm, Chochrane-Woods Arts Center, Room 156, 5540 South Greenwood Ave.
Faculty sponsors: Wu Hung, Chelsea Foxwell
Coordinator: Quincy Ngan