Thu, July 25, 2019, 202 Jones.  New Trends in the Study of Medieval Japanese Documents is a one-day conference designed to reveal the research possibilities of medieval Japanese documents, with a focus on Princeton University’s recently discovered collection of Sakuramotobō documents.

2019 Class Day Program (hyperlinked)

Princeton University

Department and Program of East Asian Studies

272nd Commencement

Class Day Reception
Monday, June 3, 2019
2:30 – 4:...

Four Princeton University faculty members have been named recipients of the Graduate Mentoring Awards by the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning.  The mentoring award recognizes Princeton faculty members who nurture the intellectual, professional and personal growth of their graduate students....

Friday, May 17-18, 2019. Jacqueline I. Stone has transformed the study of Japanese religions and Buddhism. As a researcher, she has modeled innovative methods, meticulous scholarship, and cogent prose. She has urged us to reconsider the historical trajectory of Japanese Buddhism, and to wed its doctrinal and social history. As...

Still and moving images that captured Japan’s dramatic urban transformation in the post-World War II era are at the center of a graduate course taught this spring by Franz Prichard, assistant professor of East Asian studies.  

Thu, May 2, 2019, 4:30 pm, 202 Jones.  SPEAKER: Carlos Yu-Kai Lin.  The question about how to interpret the nature of May Fourth Movement has been at the center of many debates concerning the development of Chinese history, culture, and politics. Yet the studies of “May Fourth” had met with new challenges in the twenty-first century due to a...

Congratulations to Wei Gong, Lecturer of East Asian Studies (Chinese language), for being awarded a fellowship grant from the Princeton Center for Language Study for her project "Categorized video compilation for intermediate-advanced Chinese learners."  The Fellowship allows lecturers to develop a novel project tied to their language...

Mon, Apr 22, 2019, 2:00 pm, 202 Jones, SPEAKER(S): Osamu Kanemura and Hiroko Komatsu.  Two of contemporary Japan’s most provocative photographers join us for a public workshop discussing recent work and the future of photography after the digital.

Thu, Apr 25, 2019, 4:30 pm, 202 Jones. SPEAKER: Ian Johnson (Journalist).  For more than a hundred years, China embarked on a movement of forced secularization, with most religions heavily persecuted or banned.

Wed, Apr 24, 2019, 4:30 pm, 202 Jones.  SPEAKER: Sarah Schneewind (University of California, San Diego).