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CEAS Lecture Series

The Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago proudly announces its distinguished speakers for the 2017-18 CEAS Lecture Series.  An initiative that advances the Center’s mission in fostering dialogue and interdisciplinary collaboration, this annual public lecture series presents eminent scholars who concentrate on the study of East Asia in a variety of disciplines.

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The 2nd IIFF of the University of Chicago and the University of Tokyo: Perspectives on Big Data

The Second International Interdisciplinary Faculty Forum of the University of Chicago and the University of Tokyo is taking place this year on Monday, March 13th at The Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society.

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Ralph Lewis Professor Kazuo Yamaguchi Receives Nikkei Economics Books Culture Award

The Department of Sociology's Kazuo Yamaguchi (Ralph Lewis Professor) received the 60th Nikkei Prize for Excellent Books in Economic Science for his book, Gender Inequality in the Workplace: Theory and empiracle analysis, published in Japan in May of 2017.

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Doc Films Presents: Rare Films of Suzuki Seijun

In February 2017, the great Japanese filmmaker Suzuki Seijun (born Suzuki Seitaro) passed away at the age of 93. In a career spanning fifty years, Suzuki directed more than sixty theatrical and television films, working in genres ranging from thrillers to romances to horror to gangster movies, and in industrial contexts ranging from B-genre movies in the Japanese studio system to the international art-house circuit.

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Art History's Wu Hung Named CAA's 2018 Distinguished Scholar

Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor of Art History and East Asian Languages & Civilizations, Wu Hung, will receive the 2018 Distinguished Scholar Award during the College Art Association's Annual Conference set to take place at the LA Convention Center from February 21-24, 2018.

The 2018 Annual Conference will include over 300 themed sessions, covering discussions on medieval tapestry, contemporary issues in Latinx art, and community engagement through the arts, among many other topics.

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Comparative Literature's Haun Saussy Awarded MLA's Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies

The Modern Language Association of America announced the awarding of its twenty-fifth annual Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies to Haun Saussy, of the University of Chicago, for his book The Ethnography of Rhythm: Orality and Its Technologies, published by Fordham University Press. The prize is awarded annually for an outstanding scholarly work that is written by a member of the association and that involves at least two literatures.

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2017 Fall Quarter Study Abroad Program in Beijing Takes Students from China to Japan

Constructed around a three-quarter civilization treating aspects of East Asian culture, history, politics and society, the Young Du Chung Chin East Asian Civilizations Program in Beijing this autumn quarter featured a weeklong excursion to Japan.  While China, in keeping with the location of the program, holds a central position in the sequence, some professors may choose to focus on other Asian countries such as Korea or Japan.  Taught in English by Chicago professors, the 2017 autumn quarter’s focus was “Cultures of Urban Modernity in Tokyo,” taught by Professor Michael Bourdaghs (Robert

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Librarians and Faculty Collaborate on Digital Scholarship

Social scientists, humanists, and business faculty across the University of Chicago campus are rapidly adopting and inventing new digital tools and techniques. Whether they seek to analyze 19th-century American manufacturing, the ruins of the ancient walled city of Sam’al, or the transmission history of Hamlet, UChicago scholars and students are employing new digital approaches to gathering, analyzing, preserving and sharing their data and scholarly findings.

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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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#CEASStudentHighlights: Following the Journey of Students Abroad

Each year, the Center for East Asian Studies supports University of Chicago students through a variety of grants and fellowships, including Foreign Language Acquisition Grants (FLAG), Pre-Dissertation Research Grants, Dissertation Fellowships, and Professional Training Grants.

As students embark upon summer and academic year research and/or language study in China, Japan and Korea, we follow them on their journey and catch a glimpse of their work through shared stories and pictures. 

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CEAS Directors Reflect on the Past and Present

The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) Associate Director, Abbey Newman, sat down recently with the former Director of CEAS, Donald Harper (2010-2017), and the new Director of CEAS, Susan Burns, to gather their reflections as outgoing and incoming Director of CEAS.

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Jobs, Grants, and CFP Announcements (Updated 9/18/17)

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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