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CEAS Supports Workshop on Chinese OPI with Title VI National Resource Center Grant

With the support of the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago and the Chicago Language Center, ten teachers of Chinese language from the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, and Chicago Public Schools participated in a workshop on Chinese Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI), a proficiency-based test on communicative competence in the Chinese language. The workshop invited Professor Theresa Jen, a certified OPI tester of the American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) as the trainer.

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FLAS Fellowships: Alumni Highlights

The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships program provides allocations of academic year and summer fellowships to institutions of higher education or consortia of institutions of higher education to assist meritorious undergraduate students and graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies.  At the University of Chicago, the FLAS Fellowship competition is open to graduate students who are U.S.

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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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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, received the 2018 Distinguished Scholar Award during the College Art Association's Annual Conference which took place at the LA Convention Center from February 21-24, 2018.

The 2018 Annual Conference included 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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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 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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