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 […]
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Date: August 30, 2016
Date: August 29, 2016
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 […]
Date: August 29, 2016
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 […]
Date: May 25, 2016
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 […]
Date: December 1, 2015
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 […]
Date: October 6, 2015
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 […]
Date: September 29, 2015
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.
Date: June 19, 2015
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the journal Late Imperial China and the Society for Qing Studies, this two-day workshop will reflect on the place of Ming-Qing China in global and regional histories. Click to learn more.
Date: June 1, 2015
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.
Date: May 19, 2015
Two East Asian studies majors have been named Fulbright Scholars, and two other graduates have been admitted to the SAIS BA-MA program. Click to read more.