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.
Symposium on Japan's higher education crisis
Saturday, Dec. 5, the Center for East Asian Studies will co-host an all-day symposium, "Japan and the Humanities Crisis." This event, which will be held at the Pyle Center's Room 313 (702 Langdon Street) will feature a series of panels discussing the future of the humanities in Japan along with shifts in the humanistic study of Japan elsewhere. In particular, the symposium will discuss the Japanese Ministry of Education's recent directive to all 86 of Japan's national universities (including top-ranked Tokyo University and Kyoto University), to "give serious consideration to eliminating or transforming" schools of education, humanities and social sciences. Click here to see the schedule of panels.
CEAS launches a new lecture series
The Center for East Asian Studies launched the "Tuesday Lecture Series" on Oct. 13 with a talk by doctoral candidate Laura Jo-Han Wen. This monthly event will be held on "second Tuesdays" See the flier by clicking on the dates in the sidebar at left.
The photo below left is of Ms. Wen describing an illustation during her talk on magic lantern shows in colonial Taiwan. The photo at right is of the tea ready for attendees to enjoy.