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EAS SAC Speakers Series Report: Demystifying the Political Participation of Asian Americans

Professor Pei-te Lien is currently teaching at UC Santa Barbara under the Political Science department, specializing on topics of political participation and representation of Asian and other nonwhite Americans. She is a prolific and highly acclaimed writer, having published dozens of book chapters and other publications under the auspices of multiple grants, including the esteemed […]


First Fall 2016 East Asian Studies Speaker Presentation: Pei-te Lien

Born and raised in Taiwan, Pei-te Lien is a professor of Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, who also holds professorship in Asian American Studies and Feminist Studies. She is the author of numerous publications on the political participation and representation of Asian and other nonwhite Americans. She will present a lecture […]


The 68th Japan-America Student Conference

Over the summer, Danny Jeon (International Studies/East Asian Studies, ’17; SAIS BA/MA) successfully organized and hosted the 68th Japan-America Student Conference as American Student Executive Chair. He writes: “The Japan-America Student Conference (JASC) is the oldest student-led bilateral exchange between the two countries. In 1934 JASC was initiated by university students concerned by the breakdown […]


New Fall 2016 Course on Monsters, Demons, and Ghosts: Folklore and Festival in Japan

Dr. Caleb Carter, the Japan Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Japanese Studies, will teach a new course on Monsters, Demons, and Ghosts: Folklore and Festival in Japan (AS.310.309) this fall. This course examines popular narratives and festivals from historical through contemporary Japan. Rather than traditional sources (canonical works, philosophical doctrines, and high art), it focuses on non-elite […]


Daisy Kim Awarded APSA Migration and Citizenship Best Dissertation Prize

Dr. Daisy Kim (PhD in Political Science, 2015) received the Best Dissertation Award from the American Political Science Association (APSA) Migration and Citizenship Section for her dissertation, “Bargaining Citizenship: Women’s Organizations, the State, and Marriage Migrants in South Korea.” Dr. Kim is currently a Korea Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Southern California. Read […]


Yulia Frumer Awarded 2016 Catalyst Grant

Yulia Frumer, the Bo Jung and Soon Young Kim Assistant Professor of East Asian Science in the History of Science and Technology Department, was one of 34 early-career faculty members to be selected to receive a 2016 Catalyst Award. These grant awards of up to $75,000 support the promising research and creative endeavors of early career […]


EAS Student Symposium

Thomas Thornton presented a talk entitled “Listening to Jesus ‘After Korea’: Scripture, Ethics, and the Transient Near Futures of Pentecostals in Seoul” based on his research on transient lay populations within a Pentecostal English ministry (EM) in Seoul, South Korea. By studying the ethnography at Yoido mega church, in particular the Bible study sessions conducted […]


Student Wins Japanese Speech Contest

Mr. Danny Jeon, a student majoring in East Asian and international studies and playing a major role in East Asian Studies Program activities, received first prize at the Japanese Speech Contest held at George Washington University in DC. This event included participation from major universities in the DC region, and winning first prize is a great […]


Marta Hanson published in “The Conversation”

Marta Hanson, Associate Professor, Department of the History of Medicine, published her response to yesterday’s announcement of Tu Youyou winning the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her discovery of Artemisinin from a Chinese herb. The response, titled: “Is the 2015 Nobel Prize a turning point for traditional Chinese medicine?” has been published on the […]


Fall 2015 East Asian Studies Newsletter

The Fall 2015 East Asian Studies newsletter is now available. Click here to view the PDF for the most recent updates on events, courses, and program news.