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


East Asian Certificate



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, a panel of visiting scholars from China speaking about their research on contemporary China.

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.



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