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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CEAS was honored to welcome Professor Levi McLaughlin (Associate Professor in Philosophy and Religious studies, North Carolina State University) for the latest in the “East Asia by the Book!” CEAS

The Center for East Asian Studies congratulates Department of East Asian Language & Civilization doctoral candidate, Yiren Zheng who was awarded the Franke Dissertation Completion Fellowship.

Brook A. Ziporyn has been named the Mircea Eliade Professor in the Divinity School and the College.

The University of Chicago is taking additional precautionary steps in light of continued escalation in cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the U.S.

The University of Chicago Center for East Asian Studies sponsors an annual prize of $250.00 awarded for the best University of Chicago B.A.

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CEAS by the Numbers

Years - CEAS was Founded in 1959
Affiliated Faculty - Across the University
Events in 2018-2019 - Lectures, Conferences, Film Screenings and More
East-Asian Focused Courses 2018-2019 - Offered Across Disciplines