The Department of East Asian Studies provides students the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of the languages, cultures, and societies of the region. The department’s course offerings engage the diversity of East Asian cultures, from contemporary film and politics to ancient philosophy, and they critically examine the structures that define the area and render it an object of study. We offer Chinese, Japanese, and Korean from beginning to advanced levels, and a full range of courses on East Asian literature, history, thought, religion, and society. In a time of globalization, a degree in East Asian Studies can be an excellent springboard from which to launch a career in fields where bilingualism, critical analytical skills, and in-depth knowledge of the socio-historical and cultural contexts of East Asian texts and ideas are essential. Our major and specialist programs thus build the foundation for careers in teaching and research, international business and law, foreign service, and cultural institutions.
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Professor Janet Poole's book, When the Future Disappears: The Modernist Imagination in Late Colonial Korea, won the Modernist Studies Association Book Prize. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Julianne Kelso (BA, MA EAS) who has recently been awarded the Best New Translator Award by the Korea Literature Translation Institute. The award recognizes previously unpublished translators. Julianne will travel to Seoul in November to receive her award. We wish her the best for her future translation endeavours.
Congratulations to EAS doctoral student Elizabeth Parke, who has just been awarded a Chancellor Jackman Graduate Fellowship in the Humanities for 2015-16!
Professor Yiching Wu has received the President's Book Award from the Social Science History Association for his book, The Cultural Revolution at the Margins (Harvard University Press, 2014). The Award "rewards an especially meritorious work by a beginning scholar."