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.
The Center for East Asian Studies congratulates Department of East Asian Language & Civilization doctoral candidate, Yiren Zheng who was awarded the Franke Dissertation Completion Fellowship.
Each year the Franke Institute for the Humanities awards a limited number of Residential Dissertation Completion Fellowships to doctoral students in the Humanities Division of the University of Chicago. These fellowships include the year's stipend and tuition payments, as well as an additional stipend if degree work is completed by the end of the fellowship year.
Brook A. Ziporyn has been named the Mircea Eliade Professor in the Divinity School and the College.
A scholar of ancient and medieval Chinese religion and philosophy, Ziporyn is a premier expositor and translator of some of the most complex philosophical texts and concepts in Chinese religious traditions with a particular expertise in the Tiantai school of Buddhist thought. He also teaches comparative philosophy.
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.
The University of Chicago Center for East Asian Studies sponsors an annual prize of $250.00 awarded for the best University of Chicago B.A. thesis dealing with topics related to East Asia (China, Japan and Korea). Since its inception in 2009, one prize has been awarded to a paper in the area of humanities and one in the area of social sciences. Preference is provided to papers utilizing original source materials in an East Asian language. This prize is named in honor of Asada Eiji, the recipient of the first Ph.D. degree awarded by the University of Chicago in 1893.