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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"Knotting the Banner: Ritual and Relationship in Daoist Practice"

David J. Mozina, Author & Scholar

Weaving together ethnography, textual analysis, photography, and film, this lecture invites you into the flourishing yet fraught religious world of Daoist ritual masters amid the social and economic pressures of rural life in the post-Mao era. It reveals how these masters' livelihoods, which hinge on their liturgical ability to protect and heal bodies and spaces from demonic affliction, are a function of their personal relationships with fierce and fickle martial deities, and how those ritual claims are rooted in the great Daoist liturgical movements of the Song and Yuan dynasties (960–1368). This lecture will appeal to specialists of East Asian religions and to religionists and anthropologists interested in ritual.


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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