Virtual Events and Announcements

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Due to University-mandated policies and guidelines, as a result of COVID-19, CEAS-sponsored events originally scheduled to take place during the spring quarter through the month of June were  CANCELLED.
For a FULL listing of these events and for more information and/or updates on postponements, click here
Announcements and Reminders

M.A. Thesis Prize for Japan Studies 

The Center for East Asian Studies M.A. Thesis Prize for Japan Studies application is available until  Saturday, August 15, 2020

University of Chicago graduate students in 1-year, 2-year, and 3-year terminal M.A. programs  with a final thesis requirement

The Center for East Asian Studies sponsors an annual prize of $250 awarded for the best University of Chicago M.A. thesis dealing with topics related to Japan. Up to two prizes can be awarded each year. The selection committee considers the specific content, regional focus, and methodologies of annual submissions. Preference will be provided to papers utilizing original source materials in an East Asian language.  Note: Students in 2-year and 3-year terminal M.A. programs are eligible to apply for this Prize in the year they complete their M.A. thesis requirement.

For further information on how to apply, please click  here

Luce Scholars Program

The Center for East Asian Studies is now accepting applications applications for the Luce Scholars Program until  Friday, October 9, 2020
The program offers students (undergraduate seniors and recent graduates under the age of 30) who have had little exposure to Asia a chance to spend a year in one of the many countries in Asia in their field of interest. There is a very wide range for the areas of study including but not limited to the arts, journalism, law, medicine, science, public health, environmental studies, and international relations. Luce Scholars should have demonstrated strong leadership skills and accomplishments. 

Interested students should visit  here for further information, and the application process can be found on the CEAS website  here .
Other Virtual Events

7/17 - 7/30
Japan Society: JAPAN CUTS Film Festival
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Japan Information & Culture Center: Virtual Screening - Animezing!: Liz and the Blue Bird 

Until 7/26
Korean Cultural Center NY: Korean Movie Night at Home 

Japan Culture Center: Virtual Japanese Language Exchange with Chicago Speaks Japanese

Council of Korean Americans: IgniteNextGen Summer Series Session 3 

National Committee on U.S. China Relations: A Republican and Democratic Dialogue on China

Asia Society: Museum Emergency! What Lies Ahead for our Cultural Organizations? 
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7/29 - 8/2
National Association of Asian American Professionals: OCA Summit Resilient Communities 
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National Committee on U.S. China Relations: Lessons Learned Amid a Pandemic: How the U.S. & China can Collaborate on Global Health Crises 

The Japan America Society of Chicago: Young Professionals Committee Onigiri Event 

Japan Foundation Los Angeles: The Who's Who of Japanese Deities - Lecture 2: Wisdom Kings

Paulson Institute: Biodiversity in the Post-Covid World: Could Protection of Nature be a Part of the Recovery? 

Chicago Asian Network: Development and Fundraising: Opportunities and Challenges for the Asian American/Pacific Islander Community
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8/9 - 8/15
Asian American Journalists Association: AAJA Fest 2020

Global Public Diplomacy Center: Korean Public Diplomacy Paper Contest 

GW Institute for Korean Studies: Cold War Cosmopolitanism: Period Style in 1950s Korean Cinema

Asian Pacific American Institute at NYU: Virtual Asian American Art Museum 

Gene Siskel Film Center: Film Center from Your Sofa -  Yourself and YoursAi Weiwei: Yours Truly;  Shanghai Triad 

Music Box Theatre: Virtual Cinema - We Are Little Zombies (Japanese)

UChicago Educator Outreach Initiatives 

In collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting an d other international and area studies centers at the University  of Chicago, the Center for East Asian Studies recently supported professional development opportunities for educators to examine ways to bring international content into classrooms including a three-part webinar series entitled, "Global Views - A Summer 2020 Series for Educators," an d the annual Summer Institute for Educators. 

As a Title VI National Resource Center, designated by the U.S. Department of Education, the Center for East Asian Studies presented one of the three webinars with foreign affairs correspondent, Nick Schifrin, on June 4th in, " Understanding China from the Inside Out: A Conversation for Educators with Foreign Affairs Correspondent Nick Schifrin." This webinar included a presentation from Schifrin about his process for reporting on the project, " China: Power and Prosperity" for PBS NewsHour, a Q&A with Schifrin, and a presentation on digital resources that educators could use to connect students with reporting on China.

This year's 2020 Summer Institute for Educators, " Reporting on Public Health: Challenges, Solutions and Lessons Learned," took place virtually on June 25 and 26 as a Zoom webinar. This two-day virtual conference for educators brought together award-winning journalists supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and digital educational resource created by Pulitzer Center and UChicago to explore how reporting on past public health crises throughout the world can offer valuable insights on the challenges presented by COVID-19.

Information pertaining to these events, and more, is accessible by visiting the UChicago Educator Outreach Website. To view these events online, click here. The "Global Views" webinar series and the Summer Institute for Educators are supported by Title VI National Resource Center Grants from the U.S Department of Education.

EALC Special Issue

As part of a community project made by the department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations graduate students, take a look at these special edition publications that serve to bring joy and comfort in the midst of COVID-19 featuring various EALC graduate students during this time of social distancing!

Be sure to visit the news section on the CEAS website for information, updates, and other important announcements going on with faculty, students, and the East Asia community!
Phd Student Yiren Zheng awarded the Franke Dissertation Completion Fellowship