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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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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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