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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 July … 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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Yoneyama’s Cold War Ruins released

The Department of East Asian Studies congratulates Professor Lisa Yoneyama on the release of her third single-authored book, Cold War Ruins: Transpacific Critique of American Justice and Japanese War Crimes. In the book, Lisa Yoneyama argues that the efforts intensifying since the 1990s … Continue reading

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EAS a member of Japan Foundation’s Sakura Network

On September 20, 2016, the Director of Toronto’s Japanese Foundation, Ms. Emi Iwanaga, presented EAS Chair Professor Andre Schmid  with a certificate of membership in “The JF Nihongo Network,” also known as the Sakura Network. The Sakura Network is a network of language … Continue reading

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Professor Janet Poole’s book awarded MSA Book Prize

October, 2015 Professor Janet Poole’s book, When the Future Disappears: The Modernist Imagination in Late Colonial Korea, won the Modernist Studies Association Book Prize. Congratulations! In the words of the MSA’s prize committee: “When the Future Disappears is both a remarkable … Continue reading

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Prof. Kyoungrok Ko and PhD student Yanfei Li receive Teaching Awards

April, 2016 Congratulations to Professor Kyoungrok Ko, the recipient of a Faculty of Arts & Science Outstanding Teaching Award. The department also congratulates PhD student Yanfei Li on being awarded a Superior Graduate Course Instructor Teaching Award. In Dean David … Continue reading

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