Or Porath Published in Special Issue of "Aspects of Medieval Japanese Religion"

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 special issue of "Aspects of Medieval Japanese Religion."  With a focus on medieval Japanese religion, this special issue sheds light on the diversity of medieval Japanese religion by adopting a wide range of analytical approaches, encompassing various fields of knowledge including history, philosophy, materiality, literature, medical studies and body theories.

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CEAS Announces the 2022 Asada Eiji B.A. Thesis Prize Winner

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.

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WIHL/Yanai Initiative Research Reading Group Features Hoyt Long's The Values in Numbers: Reading Japanese Literature in a Global Information Age

The Waseda International House of Literature (WIHL) and the Yanai Initiative for Globalizing Japanese Humanities is hosting its second meeting of the WIHL/Yanai Initiative Research Reading Group on Saturday, June 18th at 9 AM (JST), where they will host special guest, Associate Professor of Japanese Literature, and East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Hoyt Long.  The meeting will feature a reading of his recent publication, The Values in Numbers: Reading Japanese Literature in a Global Information Age (Columbia University Press, 2021).

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Buddha, Jesus, and the Japanese American Community in Chicago: Wood Carvings by Harry Koizumi

On exhibition through June 4, 2022 at The Joseph Regenstein Library, "Buddha, Jesus, and the Japanese American Community in Chicago: Wood Carvings by Harry Koizumi.

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