Upcoming and Current Events

Ocober 8, 2016, 7:30 p.m.  Japanese singer-songwriter Kagawa Ryo will perform on campus.   More information forthcoming.


The Center for the Art of East Asia in the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago is pleased to announce the release of the Tianlongshan Caves Project website. The Project has been underway for two years, with research, image capture and processing of one hundred 3D digital models of sculptures in museums and private collections around the world. These have been integrated into an interactive website that allows detailed inspection of images of sculptures, caves, and 3D models. The 3D models are viewable in full color with capabilities including rotating, zooming, panning, and lighting manipulation. This visual data are combined with information relevant to the caves, types of sculptures, history, and the identification of the former locations of the sculptures within the caves. The website will serve as a new resource for teaching and research. As a data archives for the Project, it will facilitate further research and digital reconstruction work with collaborators in China that will extend to the 3D scanning of the Tianlongshan caves. In addition we are planning an international conference on visual and religious programs of Buddhist sculpture of the Tang dynasty that will be held in conjunction with a Tianlongshan exhibition based on digital installations.  Go to

On October 28, 2016,  the Seminary Coop Bookstore will host a celebration for the publication of A Book to Burn and a Book to Keep (Hidden): Selected Writings of Li Zhi, Translated by Rivi Handler-Spitz, Pauline C. Lee and Haun Saussy, University Professor, Comparative Literature, the Committee on Social Thought, and East Asian Languages and Civilizations.


A celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations.  More information soon!

Recent Events


Ongoing Events

Conversation get-togethers

Throughout the autumn, winter and spring quarters, faculty and students from all departments can attend once-a-week get-togethers for conversation in Chinese, Japanese or Korean. These meetings are informal, and may not occur every single week of the academic year, so please check with the contact person on the web calendar or call EALC at 773-702-1255. There are no meetings during summer quarter.

Chinese Table
Bring your lunch for a get-together in the EALC grad student lounge for Chinese conversation. Most Thursdays.
Contact: Youqin Wang (

Japanese Table
Bring your lunch to the EALC grad student lounge for conversation in Japanese. Most Tuesdays at noon. Contact: Harumi Lory (

Korean Table
Korean Table, most Fridays at noon in EALC grad student lounge, Wb 301. Bring your lunch and converse in Korean. Contact: Hi-Sun Kim (

For more events please go to the Center for East Asian Studies.