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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The Chinese Question: The Gold Rushes and Global Politics

Mae Ngai, Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies, Columbia University

In roughly five decades, between 1848 and 1899, more gold was removed from the earth than had been mined in the 3,000 preceding years, bringing untold wealth to individuals and nations. But friction between Chinese and white settlers on the goldfields of California, Australia, and South Africa catalyzed a global battle over “the Chinese Question”: would the United States and the settler colonies of the British Empire outlaw Chinese immigration? Professor Ngai offers a new history of the Chinese diaspora in the West, situating it in the history of global capitalism, in which a feverish alchemy of race and money brought Chinese people to the West and reshaped the nineteenth-century world.


Former Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Or Porath, writes "Japan's Forgotten God: Jūzenji in Medieval Texts and the Visual Arts" in a recent spe

Initially motivated by the Korean Studies Librarian's way of introducing students to Korean colonia-era primary materials during classroom visits, this project is a comprehensive bibliography that

A groundbreaking account of translation and identity in the Chinese literary tradition before 1850—with important ramifications for today, The Making of Barbarians looks closely at literar

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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