Thursday, January 21, 2016
This past December, M.A. student Christianne Ono travelled to Ikema Island in southern Okinawa to participate in Dr. Tsuyoshi Ono (University of Alberta) and Dr. Toshihide Nakayama’s (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies) Second Miyako Language Documentation Training Workshop. During the intensive week-long workshop, Christianne and the other participants learned about and utilized various... Read More
Monday, December 21, 2015
The Department of East Asian Studies is proud to announce the publication of Spreading Buddha's Word in East Asia: The Formation and Transformation of the Chinese Buddhist Canon, edited by our own Professor Jiang Wu in conjunction with Lucille Chia of the University of California Riverside. The volume follows the making of the Chinese Buddhist canon from the fourth century to the digital era,... Read More
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Liming Wang’s Biosketch Liming was born and raised in a small village in northern China. Her fraternal grandfather was an intellectual but was persecuted and “sent down” during the Cultural Revolution. He had to relocate to a village from a coastal city and “re-educate himself” through farming. As a result, her father was forced to quit grade school to help on her grandparent’s farm. Her mother... Read More
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Mark Metcalf, an alumni of East Asian Studies, received his Masters of Art in EAS in 2001. His MA thesis, entitled Warring States Political Rhetoric and the Zhangguo Ce Persuasions, was directed by Dr. Anna Shields. Mark later received an MPhil from Cambridge University under the supervision of Dr. Roel Sterckx, who was also an EAS faculty member at the University of Arizona. Mark has recently... Read More
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
This summer EAS assistant professor and cultural anthropologist Dr. Nathaniel Smith led the inaugural year of Arizona in Japan: Megacity Tokyo. The group of eleven students were based at Sophia University in the heart of Tokyo, analyzed the landscape of city life in Japan, and made excursions across the Tokyo area. Everyone is already figuring out ways to make it back to Japan. UA junior and... Read More


Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 8:00am
This two-day international conference aims to provide a new perspective to the “old question” of regionalism and localism in Chinese history, thus initiating a renewed research program of historical GIS and spatial analysis for achieving a more complete consideration of the role of religion in terms of regional formation. The conference theme of RRS is a new concept which reveals a high level of... Read More