The University of Chicago is taking additional precautionary steps in light of continued escalation in cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the U.S. and abroad, and further guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Chicago Department of Public Health to reduce the spread of the disease. On March 10, 2020, the University released new guidance on campus health and safety precautions related to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Temporary free access to various electronic resource products has been offered by a number of vendors, publishers and producers in China and Taiwan to academic libraries in North America during the COVID-19 pandemic. The following 19 databases and/or platforms (often contains multiple products) are now available to University of Chicago faculty, students and staff.
The Center for East Asian Studies congratulates Art History's Zhenru Zhou for receiving the 2019-2020 Liu Cong Memorial Prize for the Best Essay on East Asian Art and Visual Culture, an award established by The Center for the Art of East Asia. Her essay, “Escaping from Confinement: Hell Imagery in the Shōjuraigōji Rokudō-e,” derived from her study of the 12th-13th century paintings of the Six Realms of Buddhist cosmology preserved at the Shōjuraigō Temple in Japan and is thoroughly researched, well-argued, and based on visual analysis of complex imagery.
Doc Films is excited to announce a complete retrospective of the films of Tsai Ming-liang, presented in collaboration with the Center for East Asian Studies and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office. Tsai is one of the most important and influential auteurs of the twenty-first century, and this will be the first complete presentation of his feature films to ever take place in the Chicago area. This series will feature several rare 35mm prints imported from Taiwan, as well as several of Tsai's short films that are otherwise inaccessible.