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We are delighted to announce that our very own Darcie Draudt has been awarded the Korea Foundation 2019 Fellowship for Field Research. She will leave for Korea in the spring. Congratulations, Darcie!

Join us for a talk with Professor Michael Szonyi on Nov 14

Professor of Chinese History and Director of the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University Michael Szonyi will be discussing “How To Dodge The Draft And Succeed As A Pirate In The Ming Dynasty: Everyday Politics In Late Imperial China” from 12-1:30 p.m. in Mergenthaler 266.

The Edwin O. Reischauer Memorial Lecture | November 6,2018 at 4:00 PM

The Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies cordially invites you to: Ambassador Shinsuke J.Sugiyama, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the United States of America Tuesday, November 6,2018 | 4:00 PM- 6:30 PM | Kenney-Herter Auditorium, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW

China-US Trade War Symposium| October 24,2018 at 5:00 PM

Join Aronson Center for International Studies and Global China Connection for a talk with Robert J. Barbera, Director of Center for Financial Economics KSAS and Andrew Mertha, Director of SAIS China Studies. Gilman 50 | 5:00 PM Reception following Gilman Atrium 6:00 PM Co-sponsored by: East Asian Studies

Calling for submissions to East Asian Studies T-Shirt Design Contest

Students, Faculty/Staff 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 For more information, see . Summary: Win a free t-shirt and a gift card to Peko Peko by participating in the East Asian Studies […]

Registration Now Open for SOUL Courses

Register now for the special opportunities for undergraduate learning (SOUL) course, Being an Economist, Focusing on East Asia. The course will be held Tuesdays from 3-4:50 p.m. in Shaffer 202. The instructor is Dr. Dore. SOUL courses run from Oct. 22 to Dec. 7.

Ten Years of Development and Pollution in China: A Documentary Photography Exhibit

In conjunction with Professor Gaochao He’s course, “Documentary Photography in a Changing China”, the East Asian Studies Program proudly presents an exhibit of 17 photographs by award-winning photographer Lu Guang, currently on display in the second floor hallway of Mergenthaler. Please do stop by and see the exhibit!