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

Three Cornell China experts offered their analysis regarding, “China’s 19th Party Congress: It’s Xi’s World Now,”: Allen Carlson, associate professor of government and chair of the China and Asia Pacific Studies (CAPS) Program, Andrew Mertha, professor of government and Eli Friedman, associate professor in the ILR School.

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 for discussion and interrogation of issues related to China’s rapidly growing engagement with Africa. The series will begin with a broad overview of the topic, provided by Ambassador David Shinn. Subsequent presentations will include a historical perspective on China’s engagement with Africa, the importance of rhetoric in intercultural engage-ment, the impact of Chinese migration in Africa, the effects of China’s ocean policy on African maritime security, and other topics.

2016-17 Hu Shih Distinguished Lecture Video

The Cornell East Asia Program was honored to host Francesca Bray from the University of Edinburgh as the third annual Hu Shih Distinguished Lecturer. Professor Bray gave this year's Hu Shih Distinguished Lecture on April 20th, 2017, arguing as to the importance of embedding the history of technology into Chinese historiography in her speech, "Hail the Maintainers: Rethinking Technology in Chinese History.

Her full lecture video:


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 programs. As Interim President Rawlings said in his statement, we stand by all Cornellians with assistance and unwavering support. To read more, click on the linked title above.

Korean Studies Initiative 2016-2017

EAP is devoted to enhancing and developing the inter-disciplinary Korean studies at Cornell. This fall we have hosted film scholar Miseong Woo, held two international workshops, sponsored a line up of films from the Korean peninsula at Cornell Cinema. In spring 2017 we are sponsoring visiting assistant professor Hyun-ho Joo, who will teach ASIAN 2218, Introduction to Korea, and the concert of experimental komungo composer and musician Jin Hi Kim in February.

Final Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium of the semester, Friday

The final CCCC session of the semester will feature Professor Son Suyoung's (Cornell) text reading: “How to Read Editorial Principles: Yu Chu xinzhi 虞初新志 and Installment Publication.” All are welcome. No preparation necessary. 374 Rockefeller Hall (the Asian Studies Lounge), 3:30 PM.

EAP 2016-17 Distinguished Visiting Professor

For the Fall 2016 semester we are joined by Yonsei University Professor of English Language and Literature Woo Miseong. Professor Woo will be teaching a course "Korean Modernity and Popular Culture."

Cornell Contemporary China Initiative Lecture Series launches September 14!

Come join us this semester for the Cornell Contemporary China Initiative Lecture Series every Monday at 4:30pm in Kaufmann Auditorium (G64 Goldwin Smith Hall)!

EAP 2015-16 Korea Foundation Distinguished Visiting Professor

For the Fall 2015 semester we are joined by Ewha Womans University Professor of Women's Studies Kim Eun-shil. Professor Kim will be teaching a course "Studying Contemporary Korea through Gender and Sexuality."

Follow us on Vimeo!

We now have a new Vimeo account! To watch the latest videos of our workshops and lectures, make sure to follow us. Cornell East Asia Program on Vimeo will be the one-stop video archive for major program events.