EAS Newsletter 2021

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)

Rewriting the Tang Literary Past: Epistemic Hybridity in the Records of Events Concerning Tang Poetry 唐詩紀事

At noon on September 22nd, there will be a departmental colloquium in which Professor Anna Shields, in the Department of East Asian Studies, will speak.

This is an invitation-only event, not open to the public.

Passing of Professor Emeritus Ying-shih Yü

The Department of East Asian Studies is greatly saddened to announce the death of Ying-shih Yü, Gordon Wu ’58 Professor of Chinese Studies, Emeritus, and Professor of East Asian Studies and History, Emeritus on Sunday, August 1, 2021. Professor Yü was an internationally renowned scholar of Chinese history who served at Princeton from 1987 until…

Thomas Conlan named Director of the Program of East Asian Studies

Effective August 1, 2021, Professor Thomas Conlan has agreed to serve as Director of the Program in East Asian Studies.  His contact information is 609-258-4773

EAS Annual Report 2020-2021

Princeton University - Program and Department of East Asian Studies

Annual Report 2020-2021

He Bian promoted to Associate Professor

The Princeton University Board of Trustees has approved the promotion of He Bian effective July 1, 2021.

Associate Professor of History and East Asian Studies.— He Bian

Amy Borovoy named Director of Undergraduate Studies

Effective July 1, 2021, Professor Amy Borovoy, will be the Director of Undergraduate Studies of the Department of East Asian Studies.  Her contact information is (609) 258-2471.

Paize Keulemans named Director of Graduate Studies

Effective July 1, 2021, Paize Keulemans, will be the Director of Graduate Studies of the Department of East Asian Studies.  His contact information is (609) 258-5364.

Chih-p’ing Chou transfers to emeritus status

Chih-p’ing Chou (known to colleagues as “CP”), Professor of East Asian Studies, Director of the Chinese Language Program in East Asian Studies, and Director of the Princeton-in-Beijing summer language program, will transition to emeritus status after 42 years on the Princeton faculty. CP was born in 1947 in Shanghai, and his family moved from…

Xin Wen receives Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies

Xin Wen received a Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies Early Career Fellowship for his book project titled Capital of the Past: Urban and Cultural Transformations of Chang'an, 900-1400. This book tells the history of Chang'an from 900, when it lost its status as the Tang capital, to 1400, when, in much reduced form, it…