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Calling for submissions to EAS t-shirt design contest

Win a free t-shirt and a gift card to Peko Peko by participating in the East Asian Studies department’s t-shirt design contest; Open to all JHU affiliates. Submit a design for the East Asian Studies departmental t-shirt by Oct. 31 for a chance to win many great prizes! All submissions should be sent to eastasian@jhu.edu. […]


EAS welcomes Dr. Nuri Kim

The East Asian Studies Program would like to welcome Dr. Nuri Kim, who will be joining us as EAS Postdoctoral Fellow for AY 2018-2019. Nuri Kim is a historian with an interest in the cultural, intellectual, and religious history of modern Korea and beyond. His current research focuses on new religious movements, alternative knowledge, and […]


EAS welcomes Andrea Worden

The East Asian Studies Program would like to welcome Andrea Worden, who will be joining us as the William S. Reinsch Practitioner-Instructor for Fall 2018. Andréa Worden, J.D., M.A., is a human rights advocate and consultant, writer, and translator. She previously held positions as Senior Counsel/General Counsel of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC), Advocacy […]


Graduate Student Assistant Yunchen Tian publishes new work

Yunchen Tian’s article, “Workers by any other name: comparing co-ethnics and ‘interns’ as labour migrants to Japan,” has been published in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, which is one of the top journals in the migration field. Tian is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science and is currently working as the EAS graduate student […]


Adjunct Lecturer Marvin Ott publishes new work

Marvin C. Ott is an adjunct lecturer and visiting scholar in Southeast Asian Studies at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC, in addition to teaching Southeast Asia and U.S. Security on the Homewood campus. Since the beginning of 2018, Professor Ott has published three articles surrounding China’s priorities in Southeast Asia. […]


East Asian Speaker Series: “On the Transnational Destruction of Cities: What Japan and the U.S. learned from the Bombing of Britain and Germany in World War II” with Sheldon Garon

On April 2nd, Sheldon Garon, Professor of History and East Asian Studies at Princeton University, gave a talk entitled “On the Transnational Destruction of Cities: What Japan and the U.S. learned from the Bombing of Britain and Germany in World War II.” The talk was co-sponsored by the History Department and the Japan Foundation.


East Asian Speaker Series: “Performing Female Masculinity and Queer Overtones in Cantonese Opera and Contemporary Cinema in Hong Kong” with Priscilla Tse

On March 9th, Johns Hopkins Sociology Professor Priscilla Tse gave a talk entitled “Performing Female Masculinity and Queer Overtones in Cantonese Opera and Contemporary Cinema in Hong Kong.”She discussed her paper which examines the female masculinity and queer overtones that renowned twentieth century actress Yam Kim-Fai (1913-1989) embodied on different “public stages.” The talk was […]