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EAS Speaker Series: Full List of Speakers

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4th Annual “Shimotsuki-sai”: November Festival

Come to the Purple Lounge on Friday, November 17 to join the fourth annual November Festival–Shimotsuki-sai! There will be Japanese cultural performances and presentations by EAS undergraduate students, as well as graduate students. We will be providing ton-jiru, a traditional Japanese … Continue reading

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Visiting Lecture: Whither Chinese Political Philosophy? The Role of Mainland New Confucianism

The Department of Political Science, in collaboration with the Department of East Asian Studies and the Centre for Ethics, presents a visiting lecture: “Whither Chinese Political Philosophy? The Role of Mainland New Confucianism”, by Professor Stephen C. Angle from Wesleyan … Continue reading

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Nation, Regions, Culture, Cuisine: What is Chinese Food?

Nation, Regions, Culture, Cuisine: What is Chinese Food? The Food Studies program at UTSC is hosting a talk in the Purple Lounge this Friday, November 10, 2 pm to 4 pm. The guest speaker, Professor Michelle King of the University of North … Continue reading

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STEP Forward: (Re)-Orientation Event for those who have recently declared EAS as their Program of Study!

Did you recently declare EAS as your program of study? Come to the EAS Re-Orientation event on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 4 pm to 6:30 pm at the Purple Lounge (Robarts Library, 14th floor). Students will be able to speak with current EAS … Continue reading

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International Conference: Spotlight on the Indigenous Cultural Studies in Taiwan

On October 26 and 27, The Department of East Asian Studies and the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library presented a two-day conference on the topic of indigenous cultural writings in Taiwan. Our lovely banner is designed by Mengying Fan, a … Continue reading

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Munk School Asian Institute Presents Transnational Domesticity in the Making of Modern Korea

The Asian Institute of the Munk School of Global Affairs introduces a presentation by Professor Hyaeweol Choi from the Australian National University. The topic of study for this presentation is on modern domesticity in colonial-era Korea, which has generally been … Continue reading

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EAS Speaker Series: Tracing the Itinerant Path: Jishū Nuns of Medieval Japan by Dr. Caitilin Griffiths

The East Asian Speakers Series presents a talk by Dr. Caitilin Griffiths, Tracing the Itinerant Path: Jishū Nuns of Medieval Japan on Thursday, November 2, 4pm at the Purple Lounge (Robarts Library, 14th floor).  This talk introduces the jishū, a prominent and popular Pure Land … Continue reading

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Presentations on Taiwan Cinema at the Chen Yu Tung East Asian Library

The Chen Yu Tung East Asian Library organizes two events on the discussion of Taiwan Cinema on November 7 and 8, 2017. The first event is a presentation by Professor Robert Chen from the Department of Radio-TV, National Chengchi University, … Continue reading

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Fall Campus Day: EAS Department Attracts Attention from Prospective Students

With help from the East Asian Studies Students Union, the Department attracted numerous prospective students to take interest in the studies of East Asia. These students, many of whom are still in high school and first year university, asked curiously: “What does the … Continue reading

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International Conference: Multiculturality and Indigenous Cultural Writings in Taiwan

Come to the International Conference to learn more about Multiculturality and Indigenous Cultural Writings in Taiwan! The conference will present exciting discussion and demonstration on Atayal culture. It will also present stimulating talks on the history and trans-cultural comparison of Taiwanese … Continue reading

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Study in Japan Information Session

Come to the Purple Lounge this Friday, October 20 to learn about the opportunity to go abroad and study in Japan.

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EAS Speaker Series: Eclipsed Cinema, the Film Culture of Colonial Korea by Dr. Dong Hoon Kim

The East Asian Speakers Series presents a talk by Dr. Dong Hoon Kim, Eclipsed Cinema: the Film Culture of Colonial Korea on Thursday, October 19, 4pm at the Purple Lounge (Robarts Library, 14th floor).  Professor Kim presents his book Eclipsed Cinema: the Film Culture of … Continue reading

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East Asian Speakers Series: Lyric Poetry in the Era of Digital Labor by Dr. Zhange Ni

The East Asian Speakers Series presents a talk by Dr. Zhange Ni, Lyric Poetry in the Era of Digital Labor this Thursday, October 12, 4pm at the Purple Lounge (Robarts Library, 14th floor).  The talk explores the role and status of lyric … Continue reading

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Sara Osenton chosen to receive this year’s NEAC/AAS Graduate Student Best Paper Prize

The Department extends its congratulations to Sara Osenton (PhD Candidate) on being chosen to receive this year’s Northeast Asia Council (NEAC) Graduate Student Best Paper Prize for her paper “Historicizing the Cyborg: Bodies Broken by War and the Cultural Imaginary.” The … Continue reading

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EAS Alumna Wins Kobo Emerging Writer Prize

EAS Alumna Wins Kobo Emerging Writer Prize The EAS Department would like to congratulate Lynne Kutsukake, a graduate of EAS’s MA program, on winning the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize in Literary Fiction for her novel The Translation of Love. A third-generation Japanese … Continue reading

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EAS Student Wins Second Place at Ontario and Manitoba Chinese Bridge Chinese Proficiency Final Competition

Congratulations to Victoria Hanson of EAS300Y, who won second place on Saturday, March 18, at the 16th Ontario and Manitoba Chinese Bridge Chinese Proficiency Final Competition! Victoria will represent the University of Toronto in the 2017 Chinese Bridge World Competition in … Continue reading

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Korean Speech Contest & Spike in Korean Language Enrolment

Learn about the history of the Korean Speech Contest at the University of Toronto. Also, EAS’s spike in enrolment in Korean language courses has recently been covered by the Metro newspaper: http://www.metronews.ca/news/toronto/2017/03/09/spike-in-korean-language-at-uoft-credited-to-kpop.html

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Curie Virag’s New Book Released

Oxford University Press recently released Professor Curie Virag’s new book, The Emotions in Early Chinese Philosophy. The EAS Department congratulates Prof. Virag on this first book-length study of conception of emotions in early Chinese philosophical tradition.  

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Students Get Creative in EAS103H

Last fall, students of EAS103H1 Premodern East Asia were encouraged to explore and spend some time in the Asia collection in the Royal Ontario Museum (free to university students on Tuesdays). As part of this activity, EAS students made drawings … Continue reading

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