Latest News and Announcements

April 28-29: Syncretism & Hybridity in Chinese Religious History

The Franke Institute for the Humanities and the Committee on Chinese Studies at the Center for East Asian Studies announces an upcoming two-day workshop on Chinese religious history that features:

Stephanie Balkwill (University of Southern California)

Robert Campany (Vanderbilt University)

Paul Copp (University of Chicago)

Donald Harper (University of Chicago)

Shih-shan Susan Huang (Rice University)

Kwi Jeong Lee (Princeton University)

Wei-cheng Lin (University of Chicago)

Katherine Tsiang (University of Chicago)

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2017 Reading Kuzushiji Workshop

The Center for East Asian Studies Committee on Japanese Studies at the University of Chicago is pleased to announce the 2017 Early Modern Japan Summer Workshop: Reading Kuzushiji. The workshop will meet from June 12th to June 17th.   This year's workshop will feature two tracks. Professor Ken’ichiro Aratake of Tohoku University’s Northeast Asia Center will instruct the intermediate group in the reading of manuscript materials from the Tokugawa and early Meiji period, while Dr.

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Second-Year Graduate Student Emily Jungmin Yoon Selected as Offen Poetry Prize Winner

Emily Yoon’s poetry is not meant to be pretty. In writing about gender, race and violence against women, she intertwines the histories of her native Korea and the United States, revealing the painful echoes of the past. It is through such memories Yoon finds a particular beauty.

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UChicago Linguistic Research Forum Focuses on Linguistic Diversity in Urban Settings

The UChicago Linguistic Research Forum took place on March 17 and 18, 2017 at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the UChicago Center in Hong Kong. The workshop focused on new advances in linguistics, with a special subtheme focusing on multilingualism in urban settings. The workshop was an attempt to initiate exchange between researchers from a wide range of specialization, exhibiting a shared interest in learning more about linguistic diversity in urban settings such as Hong Kong and Chicago.

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CEAS Attends 2017 Association for Asian Studies Conference in Toronto

The University of Chicago's Center for East Asian Studies attended the 2017 Association for Asian Studies Conference held at the Sheraton Centre Toronto in Toronto from March 16-19.  With panel sessions covering subjects from "Manchu Court and Material Culture in Qing China" to "Digital Pedagogy for the Analog Past: Technological Tools and Methods for Teaching Premodern Japanese Materials," this 3-day annual conference is the largest Asian Studies conference held in North America with over 3,000 attendees, 350+ panel sesssions, a book exhibition, and much more! 

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Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships 2017-2018

About FLAS: FLAS Fellowships are awards for graduate students concentrating on modern foreign language and international or area studies. In 2017-2018 competition cycle, UChicago is offering fellowships in five world areas: East Asia, East Europe, Latin America, Middle East, and South Asia. The FLAS Fellowships provide funding for language and area studies coursework on campus during the academic year, and on campus or elsewhere (domestically or abroad) during the summer.

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Jobs, Grants, and CFP Announcements (Updated 1/24/17)

The CEAS Jobs Board will provide a list of jobs and opportunities that the CEAS staff will compile and maintain. This will act as one more resource that our graduate students in various areas of East Asian studies can make use of. 

A list of current jobs and opportunities can be found here

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