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  • Miracle on Jongno Street, the first South-Korean feature-length gay documentary film directed by Hyuk-Sang Lee (first from right) was shown at Prof. Iovene's house as part of "Documentary Filmmaking and/as Activism in East Asia" organized by grad students Sohye Kim, Scott Myers, and Chun Chun Ting. Filmmakers Kim Il-Rhan & Hong Ji-You of the Collective for Sexual Minority Cultures Pinks and Chinese filmmaker Cui Zi'en were present.

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

  • 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."

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

  • Professor Guy Alitto was the subject of a Chinese documentary shown on Tianjin TV and China Central TV. For links please see his faculty page.

  • Professor Judith Zeitlin, 2nd from lefrt, and students from her class Visual Culture of Opera in Late Imperial China, discuss objects from the Field Museum's Chinese theater collections. Alumna Yuhang Li, currently a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Grinnell College, is pictured 3rd from right.


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Newly released CD of recordings by music legends Misora Hibari and Kawada Haruhisa, performing in 1950 Sacramento.  Professor Michael Bourdaghs helped to unearth these previously unknown recordings.  Go to http://tinyurl.com/mkf79wf for the story of their discovery.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Japanese singer-songwriter Ryo Kagawa will perform at the University of Chicago’s Fulton Hall this October, in a visit arranged by EALC PhD candidate Scott Aalgaard and sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies and UChicago Arts.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

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