The "Analects" attributes a curious lament to its figure of Confucius: “How seriously I have declined! It has been so long since I last dreamed of the Duke of Zhou.” Already by the Western Han, then, there was the notion of a pipeline between one’s diurnal practice and one’s dream life. If you practiced some art, skill, or path of self-cultivation...

At noon on October 10, there will be a departmental colloquium seminar in Jones 202 at which Sheldon Garon (Department of History) will speak.


In this forum, twenty students from the pilot Princeton University program, Peking Opera Immersion Program in Shanghai, will share what they have learned in three weeks on site with the premier Shanghai Peking Opera Company (SPOC). Hosted by the Music Department of Princeton University, co-sponsored by the Program in East Asian Studies. This...
Indian Buddhist literature preserves in a variety of forms a short episode of royal dreams and their interpretation by a holy figure. Several strands of this complex of closely related episodes found their way into Arabic, Persian and eventually Slavic and other literatures, moving out of Buddhist Asia and reaching even the far corners of Europe....
In the past four decades, China’s economic miracle has been shadowed by many environmental challenges with global implications. This talk will highlight long-term trends and consequences of China’s major environmental issues, such as air pollution, biodiversity loss, climate change, land degradation, and water pollution and shortages. It will...

The EAS annual newsletter announces new graduate students, staff, faculty and lecturers and visitors to the Program in East Asian Studies and the Department of East Asian Studies.

Full version of the newsletter is available for download (link...

Sept. 21, 2019 (Friday), 4:30-6:30pm

Jones Hall 202

A workshop on ongi/yinyi 音義 (glossaries to Buddhist sutras) and their relationship with literacy and lexicography in Japan, as well as potential parallels with glossing practices in the Latin West.

Monday, September 10, 2018
10 AM – 2 PM
Frick Chemistry Lab Atrium --

Announcement: Fall 2018 dates with speakers for EAS Colloquium series.

This colloquium series is by invitation only; not open to the public.