The Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago (CEAS) serves as an interdisciplinary nexus and clearinghouse for East Asian studies and an important resource for faculty and students across the University.  CEAS supports academic activities, research, outreach, and public events to promote greater understanding of China, Japan and Korea.  CEAS has been designated a Title VI National Resource Center by the U.S. Department of Education.

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"China, Russia, and the Global Politics of COVID-19 Vaccines"

Judyth Twigg, Professor of Political Science at Virginia Commonwealth University
Dali Yang, William Claude Reavis Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago
Olga Zvonareva, Assistant Professor of Health, Ethics, and Society at Maastricht University

What role are COVID-19 vaccines developed in China and Russia playing during a moment marked by widespread vaccine nationalism and global efforts to ensure equitable access? This webinar brings together a group of social scientists to discuss the politics of these vaccines.


This quarter, the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights at the University of Chicago is presenting a series of public events that are in conjunction with the Spring 2021 course, "Human Rights in Chi

Yiren Zheng, PhD candidate in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and a residential fellow at the Franke Institute for the Humanities, was recently published in the May 2021 ed

Doctoral candidate in history, Carl Kubler, was recently selected as a 2021 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellow by The American Co

A multi-platform social media campaign that explores the logistical making of the social and the social making of logistics, #Logistics in the Time of Covid was conceived as a digital “cabinet of c

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CEAS by the Numbers

Years - CEAS was Founded in 1959
Affiliated Faculty - Across the University
Events in 2019-2020 - Lectures, Conferences, Film Screenings and More
East-Asian Focused Courses 2019-2020 - Offered Across Disciplines