Dec. 17, 2017
Dr. Nathaniel Smith recently spoke to the Council on Foreign Relations Podcast on the rise of the "new right" in Japan.
Nov. 13, 2017
Our Winter session schedule (Dec. 18-Jan. 9) is now available. Please see the flyer below for course offerings.
Oct. 26, 2017
Dr. Fabio Lanza was interviewed by the UA News about China-US relations, intellectual history, and his new book, The End of Concern: Maoist China, Activism, and Asian Studies (Duke University Press, 2017).
Oct. 19, 2017
The Department of East Asian Studies was well represented at the Second Language Research Forum 2017 at the Ohio State University, October 12-14. Several graduate students presented papers at the conference. The presentations received a lot of…
Sept. 30, 2017
The Chinese language program participated in the Sixth Chinese Language and Culture Proficiency Competition at the Tucson Chinese Culture Center, September 30, 2017. The event was hosted by the Confucius Institute of the University of Arizona.…
Sept. 22, 2017
Dr. Albert Welter has been awarded a grant by the American Council of Learned Societies for his proposal "Creating the World of Chan/ Son /Zen: Chinese Chan Buddhism and its Spread throughout East Asia." As part of the project, an international…
July 25, 2017
Dr. Wenhao Diao’s proposal for the 2017 Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad program, entitled “Education, Society, and Globalization in China: A Collaborative Teacher Training Program,” has been selected for funding by the J. William Fulbright…
July 7, 2017
Drs. Sunyoung Yang and Nathaniel Smith organized a panel called "Cyberwars and Street Politics in Korea and Japan" for the AAS-in-Asia conference in Seoul, South Korea (June 24-27). UA Asian Collection librarian Ping Situ was also in attendance. Dr…
April 21, 2017
Dr. Stephen F. Teiser presented a talk, "Sickness in Chinese Buddhism: Perspectives from Art and Ritual," at the University of Arizona on December 5, 2016.  Abstract: Canonical Buddhist texts proclaim that sickness is one of the four signs of…
April 19, 2017
Congratulations to JPN 202 student Allie Mast, who won the 3rd place at The Twenty-Eighth Annual Arizona Japanese Speech Contest. The contest was at held at Saguaro High School Auditorium on April 9, 2017.
April 18, 2017
In December 2016, Professor Hai Ren was invited by Redtown, an organization based in Shanghai, to give a public speech on the topic "socially engaged art and urban renewal” at a creative city festival in the City of Chongqing, China. Aiming at…
April 5, 2017
Our own Dr. Rae Erin Dachille was featured in the Daily Wildcat! Dr. Dachille invited a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks to campus to create a sand mandala. The mandala, which symbolizes impermanence, is to be washed away once it is completed.