EALC Celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2016











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.

Tableau, the magazine of the University of Chicago Division of the Humanities, features Judith Zeitlin, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor.  Go here to read the article.

Haun Saussy, University Professor, Comparative Literature, the Committee on Social Thought, and East Asian Languages and Civilizations, is participating in an ongoing project titled, “A Comparative History of East Asian Literatures," sponsored by the International Comparative Literature Association.  

Through the Neubauer Collegium, and in collaboration with Judith Farquhar, Max Palevsky Prof. Emerita in the Department of Anthropology, Professor Saussy is on the third year of their project,“History, Philology and the Nation in the Chinese Humanities.”  For more information click here.

Associate Professor Hoyt Long is a 2016 recipient of New Directions Fellowship through the Mellon Foundation.

With sadness the Department announces the passing on Sunday, 29 May 2016, of David Tod Roy, Professor Emeritus of East Asian Languages and Civilizations. Born in Nanjing in 1933 to American missionary parents, David Roy lived in China for much of his childhood and youth, returning to the US for college and graduate school at Harvard. He taught at Harvard and Princeton before coming to UChicago in 1967. He retired in 1999, but remained active as a scholar, researcher, and teacher.

David Roy’s life’s work has been the publication of the complete and annotated edition of the Chin P’ing Mei in five volumes, published by Princeton University Press from 1994 to 2013. The sixteenth century sprawling novel is one of the most important novels of world literature. In articles in Tableau ( and the NYTimes (, Professor Roy discussed his life, the novel, and and his work as a scholar.  An Appreciation of Prof. Roy by Harold L. Kahn can be found here

Professor Paul Copp is part of a new research initiative that was recently selected as one of the winning projects for the Neubauer Collegium Competition. The project, titled "Imperial Interstices: Agents of Eurasian Interaction in Late Antiquity," will foster the collaborative work needed to produce an integrated history of a Eurasian late antiquity.


Graduate Students

Brian M. White has been awarded the U.S. Department of Education Fulbright IIE (Institute for International Education) U.S. Student Grant to do archival research in Japan in 2018-19.

Aliz Horvath has been awarded a fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science to study in Tokyo in 2017-18.

Emily Yoon has a poem published in the New Yorker.  Go here to see the page.

David Krolikoski has been awarded the Korean Foundation Fellowship for Graduate Studies for 2017-2018.

Emily Yoon has been selected as the 2017 Offen Poetry Prize winner. Take a look at the University News article about her work: . Emily has also been awarded the Sunken Garden Chapbook Poetry Prize from Tupelo Press as well as an Emerging Writer Fellowship from Aspen Words.

Han Zhang's paper titled, "Localized Classic and Performed Local--The Practice of Wu Dialect in The Peony Pavilion in Late Imperial China," has been accepted for inclusion in the AAP 2016 Emerging Scholar Award Panel.

David Lebovitz has been awarded a Fulbright Graduate Research Fellowship for 2016-17.  He will spend the coming year at Tsinghua University in Beijing where he will use his award to support working with scholars reconstructing unearthed manuscripts from the Warring States period.  David's research will focus on the use of rhymed verse in thesee manuscripts.