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  • Two students of Chinese in the College have distinguished themselves at the 2016 U.S. Midwest Chinese Bridge Speech contest.   Matthew Foldi, a political science major studying with EALC Language Lecturer Meng Li, placed 3rd in the Second Year Chinese group.  Gyeom Kim, an Economics major and Math minor, studying with EALC Language Lecturer Shan Xiang, won 2nd place in the First Year Chinese group.  Congratualations to both students and teachers!

  • EALC graduate student Thomas Patrick Kelly presents his paper "Inscribing a Ming Dynasty Pipa" for Professor Judith Zeitlin's symposium "Imagining the Sounds of the Early Modern Pipa: A Dialogue Between History and Practice, Music and Materiality" at the University of Chicago Center in Beijing.

  • Wu Hung, Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor in Art History and East Asian Languages and Civilizations, leads students on an excursion to the Forbidden City in Beijing.

  • Wu Hung, Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor in Art History and East Asian Languages and Civilizations, leads students on an excursion to the Forbidden City in Beijing.

  • Ph.D. student David Krolikoski has been awarded a Fulbright-Hayes grant to conduct field research in South Korea on 1920s lyrical poetry.

  • On May 2, 2016 two of Japan’s most acclaimed novelists—KAWAKAMI Mieko and FURUKAWA Hideo—visited Harumi Lory’s Advanced Japanese class as part of a campus visit by a delegation from Monkey Business: New Writing from Japan. Students engaged the visitors in a lively 90-minute conversation in Japanese about fiction writing, translation, and contemporary Japanese culture.

  • Graduate student Boqun Zhou gives a presentation at a Field Museum docent training session for their Terracotta Warriors exhibition.


  • Go here and click the video to see Prof. Judith Zeitlin and others interviewed about the University's new Francis and Rose Yuen Center in Hong Kong.

  • Wu Hung, Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor of Art History and EALC, is giving a series of talks at Oxford University, January through March, 2016.  The series is entitled, "Feminine Space: An Untold Story of Chinese Pictorial Art."

  • Book launch at the Seminary Coop Bookstore for A Book to Burn and a Book to Keep (Hidden), selected writings of Li Zhi, edited and translated by (pictured right to left:  Haun Saussy, Rivi Handler-Spitz and Pauline Lee.  At far right, giving a reading from the book is Judith Zeitlin.

  • The Center for the Art of East Asia in the Department of Art History is pleased to announce the release of the Tianlongshan Caves Project website.   Go to our Events tab for more information.

  • Undergraduates in the Chicago in Beijing Program, 2016. 

  • Newly-minted PhD Carly Buxton with professors Paola Iovene and Kyeong-hee Choi at the spring 2016 Convocation.

  • PhD student, Emily Yoon, awarded the 2017 Offen Poetry Prize. See the News Page for more information.