Join us in celebrating the Lantern Festival, which marks the final day and second height of Lunar New Year celebration. Come to see live performances of the Lion Dance and drumming, and solve a lantern riddle for your chance to win a prize!
2022 is the Year of the Tiger. We invite you to join us to virtually celebrate the 2022 Lunar New Year event, put together by students and instructors in Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese. We hope you enjoy the video and wishing you a wonderful New Year!
In October, Elizabeth Tinsley, assistant professor of Buddhist Studies in the Department of East Asian Studies, together with Lindsay Gilmour, assistant professor in the Dance Department, engaged in a lively online conversation about the relationship between Buddhist Mudra and dance/bodily movement. This was part of an annual celebration of a large scale and four year long research.
Professor Michael Fuller is retiring after 29 years at UCI and nine years as the Chair of East Asian Studies. He is a specialist in Song dynasty poetry and a pioneering scholar on the intersection of philosophy, neuroscience and aesthetics. We are deeply grateful for his dedication to the educational mission of the university.
Susan Blakeley Klein participated in a podcast discussing her new book, Dancing the Dharma: Religious and Political Allegory in Japanese Noh Theater, for the New Books Network: New Books in Japanese Studies podcast series hosted by Jingyi Li, PhD candidate in Japanese History at University of Arizona.
(To access the podcast click on the link above.)
Hu Ying, Professor of Chinese, participated in the recent podcast 'Literature Out Loud' on the Chinese author Xue Yiwei, whose book Traveling with Marco Polo she is translating.
About the Department
The Department of East Asian Studies at UCI brings both theoretical sophistication and scholarly rigor to the study of the literatures and cultures of East Asia.
The department focuses on China, Korea, and Japan but also stresses the larger regional and global dynamics of transformation in which these cultures participate.