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Center for East Asian Studies

Director

  • Chelsea Foxwell

Associate Director

  • Abbey Newman

Assistant Director of Programming

  • Connie Yip

Outreach Coordinator

  • Myra Su

Center Administrator

  • Hyeonjin Schubert

Faculty

  • Michael Bourdaghs - East Asian Languages and Civilizations
  • Susan Burns - History
  • Kyeong-Hee Choi - East Asian Languages and Civilizations
  • Julie Chu - Anthropology
  • Paul Copp - East Asian Languages and Civilizations
  • Yuting Dong - History
  • Jacob Eyferth - East Asian Languages and Civilizations and History
  • Michael Fisch - Anthropology
  • Ariel Fox - East Asian Languages and Civilizations
  • Chelsea Foxwell - Art History
  • Donald Harper - East Asian Languages and Civilizations
  • Zhiguo He - Booth School of Business
  • Christopher Hsee - Booth School of Business & Behavioral Science
  • Paola Iovene - East Asian Languages and Civilizations
  • Thomas Lamarre - Cinema and Media Studies and East Asian Languages and Civilizations
  • Yungti Li - East Asian Languages and Civilizations
  • Stephan Kigensan Licha - Divinity
  • Wei-Cheng Lin - Art History
  • Hoyt Long - East Asian Languages and Civilizations
  • Zhaotian Luo - Political Science
  • Zhiying Ma - Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice
  • Kenneth Pomeranz - History
  • Johanna Ransmeier - History
  • Haun Saussy - East Asian Languages and Civilizations
  • Edward Louis Shaughnessy - East Asian Languages and Civilizations
  • Melissa Van Wyk - East Asian Languages and Civilizations
  • Hung Wu - Art History
  • Ming Xiang - Linguistics
  • Kazuo Yamaguchi - Sociology
  • Dali Yang - Political Science
  • Alice Yao - Anthropology
  • Alan Yu - Linguistics
  • Judith Zeitlin - East Asian Languages and Civilizations and Theater and Performance Studies
  • Brook Ziporyn - Divinity School

Affiliated Faculty

  • Kagan Arik - Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
  • Matthew Briones - History
  • Robert Chaskin - Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice
  • Yoonsun Choi - Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice
  • Rachel DeWoskin - Creative Writing
  • Thomas Ginsburg - Law School
  • Susan Goldin-Meadow - Psychology
  • Angie Heo - Divinity School
  • Dwight Hopkins - Divinity School
  • Chang-Tai Hsieh - Booth School of Business
  • Woowon Kang - Physics
  • Young-Kee Kim - Physics
  • Valarie Levan - Humanities
  • Jonathan Lio - Medicine
  • Jiwoong Park - Chemistry
  • Richard Payne - Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
  • Mee-ju Ro - English 
  • Raaj Sah - Public Policy
  • Olga Solovieva - Comparative Literature
  • Thomas Talhelm - Booth School of Business
  • Christian Wedemeyer - Divinity School
  • Chun-su Yuan - Anesthesia and Critical Care

Lecturers

  • Graeme Reynolds - History
  • Katherine Tsiang - Art History; Center for the Art of East Asia

Language Instructors

  • Rachel Bahng - East Asian Languages and Civilizations - Assistant Instructional Professor in Korean Language
  • Miku Fukasaku - East Asian Languages and Civilizations - Associate Instructional Professor in Japanese Language
  • Yoko Katagiri - East Asian Languages and Civilizations - Instructional Professor in Japanese Language
  • Tomoko Kern - East Asian Languages and Civilizations - Assistant Instructional Professor in Japanese Language
  • Jieun Kim - East Asian Languages and Civilizations - Senior Lecturer in Korean Language
  • Yi-Lu Kuo - East Asian Languages and Civilizations - Associate Instructional Professor in Chinese Language
  • Meng Li - East Asian Languages and Civilizations - Instructional Professor in Chinese Language
  • Won Kyung Na - East Asian Languages and Civilizations - Assistant Instructional Professor in Korean Language
  • Takeaki Okamoto - East Asian Languages and Civilizations - Assistant Instructional Professor in Japanese Language
  • Laura A Skosey - East Asian Languages and Civilizations - Lecturer in Classical Chinese Language
  • Xiaorong Wang - East Asian Languages and Civilizations - Assistant Instructional Professor in Chinese Language
  • Shan Xiang - East Asian Languages and Civilizations - Associate Instructional Professor in Chinese Language
  • Jun Yang - East Asian Languages and Civilizations - Senior Lecturer in Chinese Language
  • Yujia Ye - East Asian Languages and Civilizations - Assistant Instructional Professor in Chinese Language

Library Personnel

  • Yao Chen, East Asian Collections, Director
  • Jee-Young Park, East Asian Collections, Regenstein Library, Korean Studies Librarian
  • Ayako Yoshimura, East Asian Collections, Regenstein Library, Japanese Studies Librarian

Professors Emeriti

  • Guy S. Alitto
  • George Chih-ch'ao Chao
  • Bruce Cumings
  • Judith Farquhar
  • Norma Field
  • James Hevia
  • James Ketelaar
  • William Parish
  • George C. Tiao
  • Ruey S. Tsay
  • Dingxin Zhao

The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) endeavors to broaden the East Asian focus in interdisciplinary scholarship for which UChicago is famous by supporting a wide range of events, graduate fellowships, and faculty research initiatives. Our activities support training in East Asian studies and languages across an array of disciplines and professional schools on campus. CEAS works to enhance opportunities available to scholars both in the United States and abroad, and to foster communication and interdisciplinary collaboration among the community of professors and students at UChicago and throughout the wider East Asian Studies community. To these ends, CEAS sponsors a variety of activities including conferences, graduate workshops, film screenings, cultural events, public lectures, and other programs that promote understanding of the cultures and societies of China, Japan and Korea. Our faculty and programs in East Asian Studies regularly achieve the highest rankings among peer institutions in the United States, making East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago an invaluable national resource and a focal point for East Asian Studies in the Midwest. CEAS has been designated a National Resource Center for East Asian Studies by the United States Department of Education.

For more information about graduate fellowships—including conference travel grants, pre-dissertation and dissertation research grants, and other offerings—visit our website https://ceas.uchicago.edu/.

In addition, the East Asian Film Library at CEAS is one of the largest such collections in North America, containing over 7,000 titles from China, Japan, and Korea. It is particularly strong in independent film, documentaries, WWII issues, LGBTQ in East Asia, anime, Korean dramas, and Chinese Opera. The Film Library is free for UChicago student, staff, or faculty use. For more information, please visit https://ceas.uchicago.edu/.

For more information about all of our initiatives and to sign up for our email lists and weekly e-Bulletin, please visit http://ceas.uchicago.edu. For any questions, please reach out to eastasia@uchicago.edu