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Remembering Professor Vincent Shen

Remembering Professor Vincent Shen With heavy hearts we have to convey the news that Professor Vincent Shen passed away in the early hours of the morning on Wednesday November 14, after being taken suddenly ill on Monday. He was surrounded … Continue reading

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Translating Korean Literature: A Conversation and Book Launch

Students and faculty members gathered at the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library on Thursday, October 4th to attend the event, “Translating Korean Literature: A Conversation and Book Launch,” hosted by the East Asian Library and the Centre for the … Continue reading

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EAS Department Undergoing Renovations during Summer and Fall, 2018

The Department is excited to be undergoing renovations to our lounge and administrative spaces, as well as many faculty offices. The end result will be a lighter, updated, more user-friendly space with better, much-needed directional signage! During renovations, you will … Continue reading

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Tour the East Asian Library

Did you know the University of Toronto has its own library dedicated to the Studies of East Asia? The Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library is located on the eighth floor of Robarts Library. It  contains rich materials covering various topics in relation … Continue reading

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The 17th “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition: U of T Preliminary Finalists

Students from EAS’s Chinese language courses participated in the 17th “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition Preliminary Competition – Toronto Final on Saturday, March 24, at the Confucius Institute at Brock University. At the competition, each contestant had to give a … Continue reading

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CIE Information Session: Akita International University

The Centre for International Experience is inviting a delegation from Akita International University to host an information session for students on Monday, February 12 at 11 am. It is a great opportunity for you to pose questions you have regarding the … Continue reading

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U of T hosting the American Association of Teachers of Korean Annual Conference in June

The Department is pleased to be hosting the American Association of Teachers of Korean (AATK) conference from June 21-23, 2018. The conference is sponsored by the Korea Foundation, and co-sponsored by the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Toronto, … Continue reading

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Professor Yoneyama awarded Best Book in Humanities and Cultural Studies by the Association of Asian American Studies for Cold War Ruins

Congratulations to Professor Lisa Yoneyama for receiving the 2018 best book award in Humanities and Cultural Studies from the Association of Asian American Studies for her book, Cold War Ruins: Transpacific Critique of American Justice and Japanese War Crimes (Duke University Press). … Continue reading

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Special Talk: Security Cooperation in East Asia, Japan, South Korea, and the United States

The Munk School of Global Affairs Centre for the Study of Global Japan, Department of Political Science, and the Consulate General of Japan in Toronto presents Security Cooperation in East Asia, Japan, South Korea, and the United States. 

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EASGSU Presents Area Studies, Capital, and the Anthropological Difference

The East Asian Studies Graduate Student Union is inviting Dr. Gavin Walker (McGill University) for a talk entitled “Area Studies, Capital, and the Anthropological Difference” on Thursday January 25th from 4:30 – 6:30 pm, to be held in the Purple Lounge (Robarts Library, 14th Floor). … Continue reading

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Jackman Humanities Institute Presents Savage States: Settler Governance in an Age of Sorrow

On Wednesday January 17 at 4 PM, the Jackman Humanities Institute is hosting a talk by Dr. Audra Simpson from the Anthropology Department of Columbia University. In Savage States: Settler Governance in  an Age of Sorrow, Dr. Simpson considers the world … Continue reading

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EAS Speaker Series: Mobility and Borders between Russia and Asia: Claiming Korean Migrants in the Late Nineteenth Century by Dr. Alyssa Park

The East Asian Speakers Series presents a talk by Dr. Alyssa Park, Mobility and Borders between Russia and Asia: Claiming Korean Migrants in the Late Nineteenth Century on Friday, January 19, 1 – 3 pm at the Purple Lounge (Robarts Library, 14th floor).  The … Continue reading

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Munk School Presents How ‘North Korea Factors’ Shaping Japan-South Korea Relations

How Have the ‘North Korea Factors’ Shaped Japan-South Korea Relations? The Centre for the Study of Global Japan, Asian Institute, and the Centre for the Study of Korea from the Munk School of Global Affairs present a talk from Dr. … Continue reading

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EAS308 Students Reveal the Wonder of Maps!

On Thursday December 7, an exhibition on maps of East Asia was held at the East Asian Library. Students from EAS308 brought in their beautifully designed posters to present various research topics they have researched.   The topics that students … Continue reading

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East Asia on Maps Ancient and Modern: A Poster Session in the East Asian Library

East Asia on Maps Ancient and Modern A Poster Session in the East Asian Library Come by the Chen Yu Tung East Asian Library on Tuesday, December 5, from 12 to 1:30 pm to see a showcase of East Asian … Continue reading

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EAS Speaker Series: Rightlessness: Hunger Strikes, Force-feeding, and testimony at Guantánamo by Naomi Paik

The East Asian Speakers Series presents a talk by Dr. Naomi Paik, Rightlessness: Hunger Strikes, Force-feeding, and testimony at Guantánamo on Friday, December 1, 3 pm to 5 pm at Sidney Smith Hall, Room 2125. Naomi Paik will address themes raised in her … Continue reading

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EASSU Hosts Film Screening: Manchurian Sleepwalkers

Come to the Purple Lounge (Robarts Library, 14th floor) this Thursday, November 23 to watch the film screening of “Manchurian Sleepwalkers”, hosted by the East Asian Studies Students Union! The film is directed and produced by Professor Thomas Lahusen, who … Continue reading

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CASSU Event: China After the 19th Party Congress

The Contemporary Asian Studies Students Union is hosting an event Tuesday, November 28, from 2:30 to 4 pm at BA2165. The event will consist of discussions by Professor Sida Liu and Professor Lynette Ong, who will analyze the topic of Contemporary China Studies from … Continue reading

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EAS Students Learn to STEP Forward at Re-Orientation Event

The East Asian Studies Department and the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library successfully concluded the STEP Forward: Re-Orientation event of 2017. The panel began with an introduction by Professor Andre Schmid, the Chair of East Asian Studies. Professor Schmid provided insights … Continue reading

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EAS Speaker Series: Full List of Speakers

 

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