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The Center for East Asian Studies is pleased to announce the winner of the 2020 CEAS M.A. Thesis Prize in Japan Studies:

Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences (MAPSS)

Japanese Military Memoirs of World War 2 in Singapore and Malaya

CEAS received strong applications from a variety of disciplines which is a testament to the caliber of master's work being undertaken at the University of Chicago in Japan studies.

Please join us in congratulating Xi Min for being the INAUGURAL winner of the CEAS M.A. Thesis Prize in Japan Studies! Omedetou Gozaimasu! おめでとうございます!

Xi Min recently graduated from MAPSS and is preparing to conduct oral history research on COVID-19 in Southeast Asia with the Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore. In the future, he plans to apply to PhD programs in the United States and Singapore.

For more information about the CEAS M.A. Thesis Prize in Japan Studies, please visit the CEAS website here
Other Virtual Events

8/28 - 9/12
Korean Cultural Center NY: New York Asian Film Festival
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9/4 - 9/13
Austin Asian American Film Festival: Prismatic Taiwan: A Queer Film Series 

Japan Society of Northern California: Nakamura Hashigo and the New Face of Kabuki in the 21st Century

Becker Friedman Institute: Rebellion, Rascals, and Reason: Tax Follies and Wisdom through the Ages

Japan Society: Japanese Onomatopeia

9/10 - 9/14 
Asian Pop-Up Cinema: South Korea Movie Week

Korean Performing Arts Institute of Chicago: Chicago Drum Festival  

Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies: Xinjiang and the Uyghurs: Religion, Oppression, & Geopolitics

9/15 - 9/19 
Asian Pop-Up Cinema: Japan Movie Week

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs: How Korea Transformed the Cold War 

U.S.-Japan Council: Bilateral Boardroom: Leadership through Crisis, Lessons Learned

Japan-America Society of Dallas: Anime Sway: How Japan Came to Dominate the Global Pop Culture Landscape

University of Chicago: A Phoenix Poets Conversation Featuring Gail Mazur and Rachel DeWoskin
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The Chinese University of Hong Kong: Greater China Legal History Seminar Series - Feeding the Emperor - Administrative Law in Tang Dynasty China
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Until 9/19
Meredith Rosen Gallery: On Longing | An Art Exhibition about the Asian American Diaspora 

Ethnoise!: Sound and Border Politics: K-pop at the Korean Demilitarized Zone 
(password SEM2)

Asia Society: Impact of Election 2020 on U.S. - Asia Relations

9/25, 10/23, 11/20, 12/11
International Speaker Series: Rethinking Cultural Constructions of Law in East Asia 

Until 9/25
Ministry of Unification: 2021 Academic Exchange Support Program for North Korean and Unification Studies 

Until 9/30
Global Public Diplomacy Center: Korean Public Diplomacy Paper Contest 

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

HANA Center: Virtual Annual Gala - Rooted in Community, Organized for Change
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Asian Pacific American Institute at NYU: Virtual Asian American Art Museum 

Music Box Theatre: Peninsula

Faculty Spotlight 
Check out our NEW! Faculty Spotlight section!
Read all about our faculty in this new initiative where we highlight their groundbreaking research and learn more about their interests and expertise.
This quarter, we focus on the career and recent work of Professor Hoyt Long, Associate Professor of Japanese Literature, East Asian Languages and Civilizations. 

Learn more >

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.

UChicago Educator Outreach Initiatives 

In collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and 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," and 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.

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!