3 weeks ago
How can films create communities and help us understand history? Dr. Nathaniel Smith of East Asian Studies discussed these questions with UA News after an on-campus showing of the film "Tora! Tora! Tora!."
1 month ago
As part of the Tucson Humanities Festival, Dr. Albert Welter will present a talk titled "Buddhist Escapes: Caught Between Two Worlds." It is to be held on October 13 at 4:30pm, in the UA Poetry Center's Dorothy Rubel Room (Helen S. Schaefer Building...
1 month ago
Dr. Kenneth Lieberthal of the Brookings Institution will be presenting a talk called "Where are the United States and China Headed?" as part of the China Town Hall series. It will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 5:00-6:00pm, in 101 Saguaro Hall....

News & Events

Professor Nathaniel Smith
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 2:00pm | Haury 215
 EAS Professor Nathaniel M. Smith will give a talk at the School of Anthropology on "Doubling Down on the Negative: Anti-anti Nukes, the Anti-anti Foreign, and Rightist Positivity in Post-3.11 Japan"   How have right-wing activists in Japan engaged the post-3.11 anti-nuclear movement and recent but virulent forms of anti-Korean and anti-Chinese activism? A core characteristic of Japan’s postwar... Read More
Professors Hai Ren, Fabio Lanza and Wenhao Diao
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 11:30am | Ventana Room, UA Student Union Memorial Center, 1303 E. University Blvd.
EAS professors will discuss Hong Kong and the recent protests at a brownbag panel discussion sponsored by the Global Studies Program, Department of East Asian Studies and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.  
Dr. Fabio Lanza
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 2:00pm | The Poetry Center, 1508 East Helen Street (At Vine Avenue)
This presentation explores the complex and contradictory ways in which the category of "youth" was deployed, exploited and contested at the time of the 1989 movement in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, twenty-five years ago. Dr. Lanza examines the self-representations of the protesters, the Chinese government's official statements, and the descriptions of the movement in the Western press to show how... Read More
Friday, February 20, 2015 - 4:00pm | EAS Room 107
JPN 345: Megacity Tokyo info meeting   Megacity Tokyo, led by EAS faculty member Nathaniel Smith is happening for the first time in summer 2015! Join us on Friday to hear all the details for this five-week, 6-unit course. Students will explore the breadth of contemporary Tokyo first-hand, study its history and vibrant locales, and create an ethnographically-informed audio-visual project on a... Read More
Dr. Fabio Lanza
Friday, January 30, 2015 - 3:30pm | Harvill 404
As part of the School of Geography and Development Spring 2015 colloquium series, EAS faculty member Dr. Fabio Lanza will give a talk on "Theory and Practice of the Socialist City: Beijing in the 1950s." This presentation looks at the first few years of communist urban intervention in the capital city of Beijing in order to show how some of the major transformations that marked the cityscape for... Read More
Adam Smith, Director
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 4:00pm | Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway
Please join us for a screening of the documentary The Land of Many Palaces as a part of the EAS Spring 2015 Colloquium series.  This screening, which will be followed by a Q & A session with one of the directors, Adam Smith, is free and open to the public.  For more information, please visit     The Land of Many Palaces (Trailer) from Adam... Read More
Albert Welter, Celestino Fernandez, and Jiang Wu
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 (All day) | Poetry Center: Ruble Room
March 3rd  4pm Albert Welter  Reading a Zen Classic: The Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch     April 14th 4 pm Celestino Fernandez  Happiness and Buddhism     May 5th 4 pm Jiang Wu Religious Imagination in the World of Lotus Sutra  
Albert Welter and Jiang Wu
Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 11:00am | Brigham Young University
The Religious Studies Center at Brigham Young University and the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona are organizing the Third International Conference on the Chinese Buddhist Canon, which is scheduled from April 9 to 10, 2015 in Provo, Utah. Previous conferences were held in 2011 in Tucson and 2013 in Los Angeles. The third conference will focus on the Buddhist Canon in... Read More
Dr. Jiang Wu
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 11:50am | Special Collections, UA Main Library, 1510 E. Blvd.
For the last EAS Colloquium of the semester, please join us for a talk on the Chinese Buddhist Canon with Professor Jiang Wu.    Synopsis: "The Chinese Buddhist canon is an organized collection of Buddhist texts translated or written in Chinese. Its main content centers on translated Buddhist works from Indian and Central Asian regions and is supplemented with Buddhist and related texts written... Read More
Dr. Jiang Wu Associate Professor of East Asian Studies
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 6:00pm | Special Collection, UA Main Library
The Chinese Buddhist canon is an organized collection of Buddhist texts translated or written in Chinese. Its main content centers on translated Buddhist works from Indian and Central Asian regions and is supplemented with Buddhist and related texts written in Chinese. The formation of the Chinese Buddhist canon can be traced back to the later half of the sixth century when a great number of... Read More