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April 9

Public Lecture, "Language in International Education"

by Weili Zhao, Chinese University of Hong Kong


April 10

Public Lecture

"Despot or Failed Sage?"

by Robin Yates, McGill


April 19

Public Lecture

"Domestic Cosmopolitanism"

by Gail Hershatter

UC Santa Cruz


April 26

Public Lecture

"Escape from Developmentalism"

by Taekyoon Kim

Seoul National Univ



Historian Shelly Chan is the new director of the Center for East Asian Studies, starting September 2017.



Past Events :


2017 Roundtables on the North Korea Crisis

UW faculty panels held Sept. 22, Oct. 8 and Dec. 4 at various locations.


Spring Symposium

March 10, 2017

Pyle Center

"Histories of the Present: Postimperial Asia in the World"


2017 Korean Studies talks co-sponsored with the Gail and Hyuk Yu Fund:

Feb. 23, Robert Fouser, Recreating a Hanok in Seoul: A Personal Journey

April 11, Chris Hanscom, Involuntary Resistance: Against Normalizing Society in Recent South Korean Film


Click on the "news"tab to read about a campus talk on TPP by Congressman Ron Kind


"East Asian Studies After the Cold War,"

symposium followed by CEAS reception, Friday, Oct. 7, 2016

See photos on the "news" tab.


Japan Symposium Schedule of Panels Dec. 5, 2015


The Center for East Asian Studies at UW-Madison

The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) is the focal point connecting East Asia to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. CEAS is dedicated to all aspects of research, education and outreach related to China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Mongolia.

CEAS encourages and supports the cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary study of East Asia. Our center helps to coordinate the community for the study of East Asia on campus, across the UW system, and throughout the state of Wisconsin. Finally, we work to disseminate knowledge about East Asia to better the education and cultural literacy of UW students as well as the general public.


CEAS 2017-18 Lecture Series

The Center for East Asian Studies noon lecture series, launched in 2015, is designed to showcase research connected to East Asia by our campus faculty and graduate students. These free public noon-time lectures include tea and snacks provided by CEAS and a chance to connect to the East Asian campus community.

The spring semester 2018 lectures will be held on the following dates:

Mar. 6, noon, Ingraham 336, UW-Madison Historian David Fields, “A Mere Scrap of Paper: The 1882 Korean-American Treaty, Syngman Rhee, and the Division of Korea”

Apr. 3, 4 p.m., Ingraham 206, "Media and Communication in Contemporary China," a panel of visiting scholars from China speaking about their research on contemporary China. Moderated byUW-Madison Communication Science Professor Zhongdang Pan.

The Spring Semester 2017 lecture series included talks on Samurai (Sarah Thal), East Asian textiles (Sherry Harlacher), and Korean tribute missions to China (Zhijun Ren).

Fall semester 2016 lectures focused on South Korean politics (Eunsook Jung), Taekwondo in America (Charles Kim), and Daoism in Ming China (Michael Naparstek.


CEAS Guest Lecture

The Center for East Asian will host a public lecture Thursday, April 19, 5:30-7 p.m. in Room L140 of the Conrad Elvehjem Building (800 University Avenue) by Gail Hershatter, Distinguished Professor of History at UC Santa Cruz.

Her lecture is titled, "Domestic Cosmopolitanism: Rethinking gender and social change in Republican China."

In this lecture, Dr. Hershatter will look at how to re-create the world of women who left no trace in the public record. Using examples of domestic cosmpolitanism, Dr. Hershatter will discuss connections between China's twentieth-century transnational involvments and the lives of elite women who did not leave home.

This talk is made possible through financial support from the University Lectures Knapp Fund.


Taiwan Studies InitiativeTaiwan Studies Initiative

EALLEast Asian Languages and Literature: Home of our Language Programs

ACMSAmerican Center for Mongolian Studies


UW Parent Program
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