The University of Chicago Hosts Reading of "Tokyo Ueno Station" by Acclaimed Japanese Novelist Yu Miri

On October 10, the Center for East Asian Studies hosted the noted Japanese novelist Yu Miri, who came to read from and discuss her 2014 novel Tokyo Ueno Station, recently translated by Morgan Giles to much acclaim and winner of the 2020 National Book Award in Translated Literature. The author was joined by hosting faculty member Michael Bourdaghs (Robert S. Ingersoll Professor in East Asian Languages and Civilizations and the College) and Chicago-based actor and University alumnus Dwight Sora, who presented the English rendition of the book alongside Yu’s Japanese reading.

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CEAS Announces 2022 CEAS M.A. Thesis Prize in Japan Studies Awardee

The Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago (CEAS) is pleased to announce Zinan Wang (Master of Arts Program in Digital Studies of Language, Culture, and History) as the winner of the 2022 CEAS M.A. Thesis Prize in Japan Studies for her thesis entitled “Horyuji After Fire.”  

Since graduating, Zinan has started a Ph.D. program at the University of California, Berkeley, and she will continue her research on media technology and the conception of history in East Asia.

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UChicago Center for East Asian Studies Awarded Over $1.9 Million in Grants From U.S. Department of Education

The University of Chicago Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) has been awarded over $1.9 million from the U.S. Department of Education for the period of 2022 to 2026. 

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CEAS Lecture Series (2022-2023)

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.

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