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  • Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor Wu Hung (top row, third from left) received an honorary degree from Harvard on May 30, 2019, along with other distinguished persons.

  • 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.

  • University of Chicago President Robert Zimmer (pictured back row, center) stopped by the Panlongcheng Archaeology Field Station during his visit to Wuhan University, Hubei, China in June, 2019. Panlongcheng is the location of the Sino-American joint archaeological project between Department of Archaeology, Wuhan University, and EALC, the University of Chicago.  EALC Associate Professor Yungti Li is pictured back row, 6th from right.  For more information go here.

  • 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.

  • Tom Kelly and Committee members celebrate his June, 2017, dissertation defense.  Pictured from left, Professors Haun Saussy and Judith Zeitlin, Tom, and Prof. Reginald Jackson from the University of Michigan.  Present via Skype was Prof. Dorothy Ko of Barnard.  Tom will be going on to Assistant Professor and Post-Doctoral Fellow positions at University of Michigan and at Amherst College.

  • Alexander Murphy will be going to Japan for two weeks in July 2017 with a CEAS pre-dissertation research grant to explore archival holdings in Tokyo and Kyoto in preparation for a dissertation project centering on the transnational terrain of popular performance and media culture in modern Japan. The image is of the Nisei Japanese-American performer Kawabata Fumiko, whose career in Japan Alex hopes to examine as part of the project. 

  • EALC is thrilled to announce that University Professor of Modern Chinese History, Kenneth Pomeranz, has been awarded the prestigious Dan David Prize. For more information: https://www.dandavidprize.org/

  • University of Chicago historian and professor Judith Zeitlin (Department of East Asian Languages & Civilizations), and Beijing based composer Yao Chen collaboratively undertake the creation of an opera, with Yao composing the music, and Zeitlin writing the libretto. Entitled Ghost Village, the opera will be based on a ghost story of the same name that features in Pu Songling’s (1640-1715) masterpiece, Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio.  For more information go here.

    Pictured, Bingyi, "Sonic Painting Series (15)."

  • 1st-year College student Lucy Li (standing, second from right) won Second Place in the 2019 Midwest University Speech Contest. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Recent EALC College graduate Samuel Baureis has been accepted into the 2019-2020 Yenching Scholars program at Peking University. Go to our News tab for detailed information on Sam’s program of study.

  • Spring, 2017 Convocation: Yunjun Zhou celebrates receiving her M.A. in the Master of Arts Program in the Humanities (MAPH), with Professor Judith Zeitlin.

  • Michael Bourdaghs, Robert S. Ingersoll Professor in EALC, has been awarded a 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship to support work on his new book project, “From Postwar to Cold War: Japanese Culture in the Age of Three Worlds.”  For more information go to our News tab.

  • 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.

  • Four students in the College won bronze medals at the U.S. Midwest Chinese Bridge Speech Contest, which took place at Lake Forest College for 2018. They competed with students from 15 other universities in the Midwest. Pictured from left to right are Jun Yang, Director of EALC’s Chinese Language Program, and winning students Elena Jauregui, Shane Rooney, Tyler Neenan, and Antonio Del Sesto.

  • Ph.D. student Aliz Horvath runs "Humanista:  The Podcast" on the role and significance of the humanities in the 21st century.  For more information go to our News tab.  You can access the podcast here.

  • PhD student, Emily Yoon, has published her first poetry collection, A Cruelty Special to Our Species, to great acclaim.  Please go here for an article about Emily's achievement.

  • Wu Hung, Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor of Art History and East Asian Languages & Civilizations, will receive the College Art Association’s distinguished scholar award at its annual conference in February 2018.  Go to our News tab or click here for more information.

  • Undergraduates in the Chicago in Beijing Program, 2016.