The study of East Asia at the University of Chicago is an interdisciplinary endeavor resulting from the efforts of over 70 faculty members with specific areas of expertise from departments and programs across the university in the humanities, social sciences, and professional schools.  The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) serves as a nexus for such activities with programming to support CEAS-affiliated faculty and students in the College and graduate programs in disciplines of the humanities and social sciences (e.g., anthropology, art history, comparative literature, East Asian languages and civilizations, economics, gender studies, history, international relations, linguistics, music, political science, sociology, and theater and performance) and in the professional schools. 

Read more about our faculty by clicking on the links below to learn about the interests and groundbreaking research of our faculty who have been featured in our Faculty Spotlight initiative to date:

Donald Harper
Centennial Professor of Chinese Studies in East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Edward L. Shaughnessy
Lorraine J. and Herrlee G. Creel Distinguished Service Professor in Early Chinese Studies in East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Hoyt Long
Associate Professor of Japanese Literature in East Asian Languages and Civilizations and the College

Haun Saussy
University Professor with appointments in Comparative Literature, East Asian Languages & Civilizations, and Committee on Social Thought; Core Faculty, Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge

Michael Fisch
Associate Professor of Anthropology and of the Social Sciences in the College