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  • 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.

  • Professor Emeritus David T. Roy has completed the fifth and final volume of The Plum in the Golden Vase, his translation of the 16th-century Chinese classic novel, Jin Ping Mei.  To access a New York Times interview with David about his work, go to the News tab.

     
  • 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.

  • Juliana Locke, graduating with a B.A. in East Asian Languages and Civilizations, at Spring 2014 Convocation with Professors Judith Zeitlin and Wu Hung.


  • University Professor Haun Saussy has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. For more information, click here.

  • 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.


  • Professor Wu Hung speaks with artist Xu Weixin at the exhibition of his series of paintings, "Seven Miners". Prof. Wu curated the show at the University of Chicago's Beijing Center.

  • Graduate Student Jeff Tharsen gives a presentation at Fudan University of his online Digital Etymological Dictionary of Old Chinese(http://edoc.uchicago.edu), which he developed through a Fulbright grant.

  • Graduate Student Xu Peng (at far left) with the students in her course “Peking Opera” at a training session for acting.

  • A tunnel skirts a damaged section of the highway carved from the cliffs between Suao and Hualian on Taiwan's east coast. Photo by alumnus Ethan Harkness.

  • Visiting Scholar, Kojiro Hirose visits the Elizabeth Morse Touch Gallery at the Art Institute of Chicago.  Professor Hirose is building an international network for a museum dedicated to the universal language of touch.

  • Professor Hoyt Long experiments with quantitative techniques like network analysis to understand the social dimensions of literary form in early-twentieth century Japan and the trans-Pacific trade in modernist poetry.

  • "The Martial Arts Tradition in Chinese Cinema", taught by Professor Judith Zeitlin, focuses on Hong Kong martial arts films in conjunction with the "Drunken Masters" series this quarter at Doc Films, emphasizing the wuxia genre and tracing its historical tradition in Chinese literature and performance, and its reinvention in classic martial arts films.

  • Two 20th-century Chinese masks in the collection of the Field Museum of Natural History, where third-year Ph.D. student Ranting Jiang is serving as intern.  Ranting is researching artifacts for the Field’s 2015 China Hall Exhibition.  The mask at right depicts a red demon and the one at left depicts the folk character Yang Ren, featured in the classic Chinese novel Fengshen Yanyi.

     

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Graduate student and Fulbright grantee Katherine Alexander discusses her research in Taipei.