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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.


East Asian Studies Major Featured in Arts & Sciences Magazine

In high school in New York, Monica Guo’s friends went home to empty houses because their parents were at work. Guo ’17 came home to an empty house because her parents were in China. Click to read the full article.


East Asian Studies Major Featured in the Gazette

Kathryn Botto chose Johns Hopkins for the Krieger School’s East Asian Studies program, which, she thought, focused on all the countries in the region equally.


April 10, 2015: East Asian Studies Student Symposium

The East Asian Studies Program is proud to present the EAS Student Symposium 2015: The Changing State and Society in East Asia. The symposium will take place on Friday, April 10, from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Mergenthaler 266.


Spring 2015 Speakers Series

The East Asian Studies Program is proud to present the Spring 2015 Speakers Series. Click to view the flier.


New Course for Spring 2015: The Frontier in Late Imperial China

Broadly focused on the late imperial period (1550 BCE–1911 CE), this course will discuss the impact of dramatic territorial expansion during this time, exploring how the imagination of a new “China” emerged amidst the changes in the political boundaries and ethnic communities on the northwest, southwest and maritime frontiers and its legacy on the modern Chinese nation-state.