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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"The History and Influence of Jazz in China"

Eugene Marlow, Professor of Media and Culture, City University of New York
Philip V. Bohlman, Ludwig Rosenberger Distinguished Service Professor in Jewish History and Music, University of Chicago

How has jazz evolved from a music founded on the rhythmic and blues traditions of West Africa, to the propulsively syncopated ragtime, and to the improvisational modern jazz? What is the influence of jazz music in the US, Europe, and Asia? Jazz was first introduced in Shanghai, China in the 1920s and has increased in popularity ever since. Is jazz accepted in China because of its similarities with other Chinese music forms? How does this symbol of ‘freedom of expression’ continue to maintain and grow its audience in China? Does jazz music pose a cultural threat and will it continue to maintain its popularity?


The Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago (CEAS) is pleased to announce Zinan Wang (Master of Arts Program in Digital Studies of Language, Culture, and History) as the winner o

Former Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Or Porath, writes "Japan's Forgotten God: Jūzenji in Medieval Texts and the Visual Arts" in a recent spe

Initially motivated by the Korean Studies Librarian's way of introducing students to Korean colonia-era primary materials during classroom visits, this project is a comprehensive bibliography that

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CEAS by the Numbers

Years - CEAS was Founded in 1959
Affiliated Faculty - Across the University
Events in 2020-2021 - Lectures, Conferences, Film Screenings and More
East Asian-Related Courses 2020-2021 - Offered Across Disciplines