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 at noon.
Contact: Youqin Wang (

Japanese Table
Bring your lunch to the EALC grad student lounge for conversation in Japanese. Most Tuesdays at 12:30. Contact: Harumi Lory (

Korean Drama Club
Korean Drama Club meets Tuesday evenings, 5:00-6:00 p.m. on most Tuesdays, in Wieboldt 301N.  Contact:  Won Kyung Na (

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


Lectures and Workshops

"Ancient Europe, Asia, and Eurasia," the second part of the ACLS-CCK workshop series "Literary Culture Across Eurasia: China and Beyond" organized by Yanxiao He, Yang Qu, and Haun Saussy will take place April 24th and April 25th, 2020.


Summary: This workshop seeks to bring together scholars from various disciplines to engage in an interdisciplinary and comparative study on the mutual parallels, contacts, influences, and inspirations of literary culture in China and countries across Eurasia. Recent work among scholars has shown the mutual influence and interconnectedness between literary culture in China, Tibet, and India. The goal of this workshop is to further explore how Chinese literary culture influenced, shaped, and transformed literary culture across the Indian Ocean littoral and the Inner Asian region. While China is at the heart of our conversations, we invite literary scholars working on South, Southeast, Inner Asia, and the Middle East to contribute their insights.


The annual Creel lecture will take place on Friday May 15th, 2020, and will be given by Professor Hans van Ess of the Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich speaking on the Analects of Confucius. The lecture will be followed by a two day workshop on the Analects, joined by several scholars from throughout the United States.


On Monday May 18th, 2020 the CEAS will sponsor Professor Don Wyatt of Middlebury College speaking on black people in China. Professor Wyatt will attend the Analects workshop and will be in residence from Friday the 15th through Tuesday the 19th.