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EAS Language Student Dazzles at the 19th “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for College Students Worldwide (Ontario & Manitoba)

EAS Language Student Dazzles at the 19th “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for College Students Worldwide (Ontario & Manitoba) The 19th “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for College Students Worldwide (Ontario & Manitoba) was held virtually on June 27, 2020. … Continue reading

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Professor Amanda Goodman & Other Collaborators Win SSHRC Insight Grant

Professor Amanda Goodman & Other Collaborators Win SSHRC Insight Grant The EAS Department is excited to announce that a project involving Professor Amanda Goodman (pictured on the left) and other collaborators from across the humanities has won an Insight Grant … Continue reading

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Statement in Support of the Black Lives Matter Movement

Statement in Support of the Black Lives Matter Movement The Department of East Asian Studies, University of Toronto “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” — James Baldwin The Department … Continue reading

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Congratulations, EAS Class of 2020!

Congratulations, EAS Class of 2020! The EAS Department extends its warmest wishes to the EAS Class of 2020! To hear messages from our faculty members, please check out our YouTube video. As a reminder, please join our alumni network on … Continue reading

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Professor Jotaro Arimori Awarded the 2020 A&S Outstanding Teaching Award

Professor Jotaro Arimori Awarded the 2020 A&S Outstanding Teaching Award The EAS Department is proud to announce that Professor Jotaro Arimori, who teaches Japanese, has won the 2020 Faculty of Arts & Science Outstanding Teaching Award. The award “recognizes teaching … Continue reading

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Coming to a Screen Near You: The Canada National Japanese Speech Contest

Coming to a Screen Near You: The Canada National Japanese Speech Contest The Canada National Japanese Speech Contest was created in 1989 by the Japanese Embassy in Ottawa to promote Japanese language education across the country.1 Every year, many provinces … Continue reading

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10th Chinese Speech and Skit Contest

10th Chinese Speech and Skit Contest 101 students of the Chinese Language Program participated in the 10th Chinese Speech and Skit Contest on November 16, 2019.  Throughout the competition, the contestants demonstrated their Chinese speaking skills enthusiastically.  The first-prize winners … Continue reading

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New Book by Yurou Zhong — Chinese Grammatology: Script Revolution and Literary Modernity, 1916–1958

New Book by Yurou Zhong — Chinese Grammatology: Script Revolution and Literary Modernity, 1916–1958 We are excited to announce that Professor Yurou Zhong, who teaches Chinese culture and literature, has released her first book, Chinese Grammatology: Script Revolution and Literary Modernity, … Continue reading

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2019 “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition

2019 “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition Natalie Bell won the second prize in the Toronto Final of the 2019 “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition. Students from EAS’s Chinese language courses participated in the 18th “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition Preliminary … Continue reading

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37th Annual Ontario Japanese Speech Contest

37th Annual Ontario Japanese Speech Contest Students and parents gathered at the University of Toronto on Saturday, March 2nd for the 37th Annual Ontario Japanese Speech Contest. Among the contestants, Yi (William) Yang, a Ph.D student at the Faculty of … Continue reading

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EAS’s Renovated Space Now Open

The EAS Students’ Lounge is now open after renovations The new lounge has a modern design, with individual couches as well as conference tables for students to work from. To ensure students’ comfort at the lounge, the ceilings have been raised … Continue reading

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2019 EAS Chinese Speech Contest

2019 EAS Chinese Speech Contest Students from EAS’s Chinese language courses participated in the 2019 EAS Chinese Speech Contest on Saturday, February 2, in the renovated EAS Lounge. Seven groups of students from EAS100, EAS101, and EAS200 competed for the … Continue reading

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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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