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.   The award honors Prof. Wu's contributions to the development of contemporary Chinese art history as a field of study.  Go here for more information.

JAPAN LIBRARY recently exhibited at the 15th International Conference of the European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS). The triennial event saw over 1,200 researchers and academics gather from all over the world for three and a half days of presentations, exhibitions, and social events. The conference was held at Universidade NOVA and hosted by the Portuguese Centre for Humanities from August 30th to Sept. 2nd in the capital city of Lisbon. Through this opportunity, we were able to talk with many people and introduce them to the JAPAN LIBRARY series. 

In other news, Japan's Wooden Heritage: A Journey Through a Thousand Years of Architecture was recently featured in the 2017 Autumn / Winter issue of KATEIGAHO INTERNATIONAL Japan EDITION. For more information, click the link below. 


Associate Professor Paul Copp and his wife Anna Shaojie Cui announce the birth of their daughter, Claire Yunhan Copp, born August 13, 2017.

Wu Hung, Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor in Art History and EALC, was awarded the 2017 AAC (Award of Art China) best book prize on Contemporary Chinese art for for the Chinese translation and update of Canceled: Exhibitions about Exhibitions, in a ceremony held on May 23 at the Forbidden City in Beijing. Although Wu Hung couldn't attend, he was beamed in. The book was published in conjunction with 2016 exhibition of the same name held at the OCAT Institute (Overseas Chinese Art Terminal) in Beijing 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.



Graduate Students

Boqun Zhou will been working on a dissertation entitled "Mechanical Heart: The Lever of Analogy in Early Chinese Thought" with the help of a 2017-2018 Dissertation Fellowship from the Center for East Asian Studies at the the University of Chicago.

Yiying Pan has received a Pre-Dissertation Research Grant from CEAS for a project entitled "Weaving Spaces: Governance, Society, and Knowledge of Eastern Sichuan 'Borderlands', 1732-1820".

Kyle Peters has received a grant from the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago (CEAS) for pre-dissertation research related to the intersection of modern Japanese aesthetics and philosophy.

Alex Murphy has been awared a grant from the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago (CEAS) for pre-dissertation research related to popular performance and media culture in modern Japan. Alex, was awarded a FUllbright-IIE U.S. student grant for reasearch in Japan during the 2018-2019 year. Through an affiliation with the International Research Center for Japanese Studies in Jyoto, Alex will pursue archival materials related to his dissertation project, " The Era of the Voice: Performance, Technology and Politics in Japan, 1918-1942." 

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.

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

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.