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3 months ago
Two professors in the East Asian Studies Department have been promoted, demonstrating excellent performance in teaching, service and research. Dr. Maggie Camp is promoted from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Practice. Dr. Hai Ren is...
4 months ago
Kharen Morgan, graduating with degree in Applied Humanities: Public Health Emphasis and East Asian Studies: Chinese Language Emphasis, has received the 2020-2021 Native American Student Affairs Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award.   A member of...
4 months ago
Nikita Ganesh, graduating with a double major in Chinese language and psychological science, will be awarded the University’s Merrill P. Freeman Medal.   Ganesh is one of two recipients of the medal, which is named in honor of Merrill Freeman, who...
4 months ago
The University of Arizona is launching a new minor in Asian Pacific American studies, centered on what has become the fastest-growing racial or ethnic group in the United States. The new minor, housed in the Department of East Asian Studies in the ...
A scene from Kyoto in summer 2019
5 months ago
As the university recognizes APIDA Heritage Month, assistant professor Joshua Schlachet explains how he and his East Asian studies colleagues are helping increase the profile of the university's Japanese studies offerings. Read More  
Infrastructure as a Planetary Sculpture flyer
6 months ago
Dr. Hai Ren has just published a blog essay on China’s Belt & Road Initiative (BRI), a global infrastructure project. The blog article, entitled “Infrastructure as a Planetary Sculpture: The Future of the Belt and Road Initiative in the...
6 months ago
Dear EAS Colleagues and Students, I join in the messages of the Dean and Provost’s Office in condemning the rise of hatred and violence against Asians, Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities. The recent spate of anti-Asian violence has no...
Haruki Murakami First Person Singular cover
6 months ago
Two books translated by Professor Gabriel are set to be published in April. One is Haruki Murakami's new short story collection First Person Singular, and the other is a best-selling Japanese novel called Lonely Castle in the Mirror.  Haruki...
9 months ago
A new wide-ranging grant in Japanese Studies will fund faculty, graduate and undergraduate scholarships, research materials and more, a significant step toward the goal of being one of the country’s top programs.   The grant, about $250,000 over...
Michelle Yang
11 months ago
University of Arizona Alumna Michelle Yang, focuses on Asian American identity, feminism, and mental health. Her writings have been published by InStyle, Reader’s Digest, Parents, HuffPost, and more. Read her recent article “Why 'Over the Moon' is...
11 months ago
Experts from the Department of East Asian Studies will hold a series of virtual talks this fall centered on tensions between the United States and China and ongoing discrimination against Asian Americans within the U.S.   “Pandemic Blues & Blame...

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