Benjamin Elman is a leading scholar on the intellectual history of China. He has written widely on the examination system, scholarship, ethics, science and technology, and governance in China.

The Princeton University Board of Trustees has approved the promotion of Paize Keulemans effective July 1, 2017.

Associate professor (with continuing tenure) — Paize Keulemans,  East Asian Studies.

Congratulations to the Princeton University Class of 2017, especially the graduating students from the Department of East Asian Studies. Onward! Our former Director of Undergraduate Studies, Brian Steininger, wishes you the best of luck in your future endeavors!

Sheldon Garon, the Nissan Professor in Japanese Studies and professor of history and East Asian studies, has received a 2017 Humboldt Research Award.

As Song studies and Tang studies have grown as fields in recent years, older styles of work that tried to make large claims across the period have receded into the background — even as that work has tended to supply the generalizations we all make about cross-dynastic change in our courses and elsewhere — and it became rarer for a single...

Thomas Conlan explores how processes such as warfare, or ritual performance, determined the politics, ideals and social matrix of Japan from the tenth through the sixteenth centuries.

Three Princeton faculty members have received research grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Amy Borovoy, associate professor of East Asian studies, received a $33,600 grant under the Fellowships for Advanced Research on Japan for the project "Organ Donation and Medical Practices in Modern Japanese Culture." ...

FACULTY AWARD: Professor Anna Shields has been awarded Honorable Mention in the 2017 AAS Joseph Levenson Prize (pre-1900) for her book One Who Knows Me: Friendship and Literary Culture in Mid-Tang China (Harvard, 2015).

FACULTY AWARD: Associate Professor Federico Marcon has been awarded Honorable Mention in the 2017 AAS John Whitney Hall Prize for his book "The Knowledge of Nature and the Nature of Knowledge in Early Modern Japan" (Chicago, 2016).