The Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania is an interdisciplinary unit composed of faculty members whose teaching and research focus primarily on China, Japan, Korea, and bordering areas.
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Featured Conference: Becoming an Adult in East Asia
February 28th-March 1st, 2014
University of Pennsylvania, 3718 Locust Walk
With support from the Population Studies Center, the Center for East Asian Studies at Penn, and the Academy of Korean Studies, Hyunjoon Park has organized the conference, Becoming an Adult in East Asia: Comparative and Interdisciplinary Approaches, to be held February 28 - March 1 at Penn. For more information about the conference, including the conference program and information on participants can be found here: http://sites.sas.upenn.edu/becominganadultineastasia/
Featured symposium: Criminal Procedure and Criminal Law Reform in China: Legalizing the Tools of Repression or Safeguarding Human Rights?
A Historic and Comparative Perspective
February 7th, 2014
University of Pennslyvania Law School, Silverman Hall S240A
The University of Pennsylvania Law School and East Asia Law Review are proud to present this year's symposium: "Criminal Procedure and Criminal Law Reform in China: Legalizing the Tools of Repression or Safeguarding Human Rights? -A Historic and Comparative Perspective"
This year’s symposium will bring together scholars, practitioners, and advocates to discuss the implications of the new Criminal Procedure Law and other related issues in a comparative perspective. In addition, we will attempt to examine the history and evolution of criminal procedure laws in other East Asian countries as well as in the U.S. in order to shed light on the future of China’s criminal procedure reform.
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For more information, please contact Jiaxing (Jason) Xu at firstname.lastname@example.org
Featured Spring 2014 Course: EALC 106/506, Dr. Ori Tavor - Mapping the Chinese Body
This course offers a thematic introduction to the history of the human body and its cultivation in China. Over the course of the semester students will be introduced to a wide variety of Chinese bodies: martial bodies, filial bodies, possessed bodies, licentious bodies, and transfigured bodies, among others. Together, we will attempt to map the Chinese body by surveying the multiples ways in which it was imagined and depicted in religion, literature, art, and popular culture.
Featured Program: Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships - Applications are due March 31, 2014
The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships program provides allocations of academic year and summer fellowships to institutions of higher education or consortia of institutions of higher education to assist meritorious undergraduate students and graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies or with the international aspects of professional or fields of study. The Center for East Asian Studies administers FLAS Fellowships for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean languages.
The goals of the fellowship program are:
- To assist in the development of knowledge, resources, and trained personnel for modern foreign language and area or international studies.
- To foster foreign language acquisition and fluency.
- To develop a domestic pool of international experts to meet national needs.
FLAS fellowships are funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the University of Pennsylvania’s Title VI National Resource Centers to assist students in acquiring foreign language and either area or international studies competencies, including the international aspects of professional or other fields of study. FLAS awards are available only for specific languages, and are contingent on federal funding. Please direct any questions to the FLAS Coordinator of your chosen language.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Applications by students in professional fields are encouraged. Preference will be given to applicants with a high level of academic ability and with previous language training. Academic Year and Summer FLAS awards are two separate competitions requiring two complete and separate applications.
Students receiving Academic Year Fellowships must be enrolled in full-time study for the duration of the FLAS award and must take one language course and one related area or international studies course each semester. Academic Year Fellows must be admitted to or enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, or professional programs at the University of Pennsylvania. FLAS awards may be used in some cases for students participating in official overseas language programs and in very limited cases for dissertators. Please see the FLAS FAQ page or contact the relevant FLAS Coordinator.
Summer Fellowships are for intensive language programs either domestically or abroad and require a separate application from the Academic Year Fellowship (minimum contact hours and duration of summer courses are outlined in the FLAS FAQ section).
East Asian Area Studies Major and Minor
For additional information about the East Asian Area Studies Major and Minor please visit our Degree, Programs and Requirements page or contact Dr. Frank L. Chance.
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