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CEAS lecture series:

Feb. 15

March 15

April 19


Korean Studies talks:

Ingraham, Room 22

4:15 p.m.

Feb. 23 - Fouser, "Recreating a Hanok in Seoul"

April 11 - Hanscom,

"Involuntary Resistance"


Spring Symposium

March 10

Pyle Center

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


Students: Click here to see the course list for Spring 2017!



Past Events :


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


Fall 2016 CEAS Lecture Series


"East Asian Studies After the Cold War,"

symposium followed by CEAS reception, Friday, Oct. 7

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 Spring 2017 Lecture Series

The Center for East Asian Studies launched a new noon lecture series in 2015. The 2016-17 program will be held Wednesdays in Ingraham Hall, Room 336, unless otherwise noted. Snacks provided! CEAS is proud to announce the Spring Semester 2017 lecture lineup:

Feb 15: "The Way of the Samurai and the Backlash Against Women's Rights in 1890s Japan" by UW History Professor Sarah Thal.

March 15: "East Asian Textile Highlights in the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection," by UW Center for Textiles and Design Director Sherry Harlacher. Note - this event will be held at 1235 Nancy Nicholas Hall, School of Human EcologyHarlacher, director of the Center for Textiles and Design in the School of Human Ecology, will offer an object-based learning activity that will challenge participants to rely on close observation and social learning to make sense of textiles from East Asia. This session starts at noon in the School of Human Ecology (Nancy Nicholas Hall, 1300 Linden Drive), Room 1235.

April 19: "Envisioning Early Modern in East Asia: Locality, Region and Empire in the Writings of Korean Tributary Missions," by History Doctoral Candidate Zhijun Ren.

Join us for tea and snacks at this year's lectures!


Korean Studies talks in Spring 2017

The Center for East Asian Studies will be a co-sponsor, together with the Gail and Hyuk Yu Fund, for two exciting talks about Korea this semester.

Both talks will be held in Ingraham Hall, Room 22, starting at 4:15 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 23, "Recreating a Hanok in Seoul: A Personal Journey," by Rhode Island-based writer, translator and linguist Robert Fouser.

Tuesday, April 11, "Involuntary Resistance: Against Normalizing Society in Recent South Korean Film," by UCLA Korean literature professor Christopher Hanscom. Funding provided by the University Lectures Committee. (Photo is from "I'm a Cyborg but That's OK" 2006 film)


Taiwan Studies InitiativeTaiwan Studies Initiative

EALLEast Asian Languages and Literature: Home of our Language Programs

ACMSAmerican Center for Mongolian Studies


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