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Beijing worker moving possessions, ChinaFile 30 November 2017

EAP facuty Eli Friedman (ILR) writes on Beijing neighborhood evictions and demolitions

Eli Friedman writes in Jacobin magazine that the recent evictions of "low-end populations" and mass demolitions of migrant neighborhoods in Beijing are symptoms of what he calls "just-in-time...

Allen Carlson listens to Eli Friedman at the forum on Xi Jinping

EAP faculty discuss China’s 19th Party Congress and Xi Jinping's vision

At a Nov. 8 panel discussion, “China’s 19th Party Congress: It’s Xi’s World Now,” three Cornell China experts offered their analysis to a standing-room-only crowd in White Hall: Allen Carlson,...

Wasana Wongsurawat speaking at Cornell

CCCI Fall 2017 Lectures available on Vimeo

All videos from the fall 2017 Cornell Contemporary China Initiative Lecture Series are now available on the East Asia Program website The Cornell Contemporary China Initiative brings leading figures...

Kyoka Izumi writer

2017 Kyoko Selden Memorial Translation Prizes awarded to Nina Cornyetz and to Erin L. Brightwell

The Asian Studies Department of Cornell University is proud to announce the recipients of the 2017 Kyoko Selden Memorial Translation Prize competition, concluded on November 1. The prize for a...

Kevin Carrico

CCCI lecturer and Cornell Anthropology alumnus weighs in on academic censorship

Kevin Carrico writes "In the face of such obstinate and self-serving cowardice, we as academics and readers need to recapture our shock. If the Cambridge University Press censorship row seemed like...

IAD fall 2017 seminar poster

Institute for African Development Fall 2017 Seminar - China and Africa: Political, Cultural, and Economic Engagement

The Institute for African Development hosts a weekly seminar series under the general theme “Issues in African Development.” Open to the public, the fall seminar series is expected to provide a forum...

Image from Thomas DuBois' lecture :"China's Dairy Century"

First two CCCI Lecture videos now available online

The first two videos from the fall 2017 Cornell Contemporary China Initiative Lecture Series are now available on the East Asia Program website and through the EAP’s Vimeo channel. These are the...

Kyoko Selden

Selden Memorial Translation Prize 2017

The Kyoko Selden Memorial Translation Prize in Japanese Literature, Thought, and Society. The Department of Asian Studies at Cornell University is pleased to announce the 2017 prize honoring the life...

Yiyun Li

CCCI invites Yiyun Li, award-winning author, to discuss her literary life with roots in China

When Yiyun Li was in Ithaca in February, she spoke to the CCCI audience about writing in her adopted language of English. In the May 8 issue of The New Yorker, Li’s story “A Small Flame” elegantly...

Cornell motto: any person any study

Updates on the U.S. immigration order: news and resources

Many of the faculty, students, and staff at Cornell have questions about U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration and its implications for their activities and our international...

Tibetan Stones

Tibetan Language Study available through Shared Course Initiative (SCI)

With the support of the Department of Asian Studies, Cornell is now offering Modern Tibetan language study through the Shared Course Initiative (SCI). The new course, TIBET 1112, is taught via...

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2016 Kyoko Selden Memorial Translation Prize awarded to Polly Barton for translation of Hishoku (Not of Color; 『非色』)

The Department of Asian Studies at Cornell University is pleased to announce the recipient of the third Kyoko Selden Memorial Translation Prize for 2016. The prize seeks to honor our late colleague,...

children with their dragons

Local library teaches lunar new year activities

This weekend, Southworth Library in Dryden, New York welcomed the Year of the Rooster with storytelling, games, and crafts using materials from China Culture Kits borrowed from the Einaudi Center’s...

 Mongeonogeoldae (蒙語老乞大/몽어노걸대), first roll (卷之一), displayed in Seoul National University Kyujanggak Institute for Koreanology Studies.

Cornell Linguistics professor wins prestigious Korean studies grant

An international collaborative project led by professor John Whitman (Linguistics and EAP Associate Director for Korean Studies) has been awarded a five-year grant from the Academy of Korean Studies...

Robert J. Smith

In Memory of Robert J. Smith, 1927-2016

Robert J. Smith, Ph.D. Anthropology ’55, died Oct. 11 at the age of 89. As an expert in the sociocultural anthropology of Japan, he taught in the Department of Anthropology at Cornell for over 40...

Ryan Buyco

EAP grad student wins Fulbright Hays

Ryan Buyco, Asian Studies and EAP fellowship recipient, wins Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Education to support his research in the...

Nick Admussen book

Professor Nick Admussen publishes new book on Chinese prose poetry

Professor Nick Admussen, assistant professor of Chinese literature and culture in Asian Studies and EAP faculty member, publishes his new book "Recite and Refuse: Contemporary Chinese Prose Poetry."

CCCI Lecture Series Fall 2016

CCCI Lecture Series starts September 19, 2016!

Cornell Contemporary China Initiative Lecture Series starts up again this semester on Monday, September 19 with Professor Matthew Erie (Oxford) "China and Islam: The Prophet, The Party, and Law" from...

EAP graduate funding 2016 poster

2017-2018 fellowships for East Asian research and studies – applications now open

Each year the Cornell East Asia Program awards sixteen to twenty full semester fellowships to Cornell doctoral and masters students undertaking research having to do with East Asia. These semester-...

Dispatches from the Korean Peninsula

Film Series: Dispatches from the Korean Peninsula at Cornell Cinema

This fall semester, East Asia Program is sponsoring a Korean film series at Cornell Cinema. Films include: Spirit's Homecoming (2015), The Wailing (2016), Under the Sun (2016), The Lovers and the...