Ryoanji Temple

About East Asian Studies

East Asia, a region comprised of China, Taiwan, Japan, and the Koreas, stands as a dynamic region in the present that was formed by a fascinating past.  Home of the great traditions of Confucianism, Buddhism, and native religions, and source of magnificent forms of expression, in literature, film, dance, the visual arts, and architecture, East Asia plays a defining political and aesthetic role on the world stage. With the second, third, and eleventh largest national economies in the world, East Asia plays a central role in the global economy. The Program in East Asian Studies at Washington University in St. Louis provides the means to study the countries of East Asia, separately and transnationally, in the present and in the past.  Our specialists on East Asia, based in their departmental homes of Anthropology, Art History and Archaeology, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Film and Media Studies, History, International & Area Studies, Religious Studies, and in the Law School, come together in EAS to provide their insights on a place of common interest.  The East Asian Studies librarians and staff provide critical input into our research and teaching agendas. 

Amy Stanley, Associate Professor of History, Northwestern University
UMSL: Room 331, Social Sciences & Business Building @ 4:30 pm
Kaiser Kuo, host of the Sinica Podcast
TBD @ 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Busch Hall, room 18 @ 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Sheena Greitens, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Missouri
Women's Building Formal Lounge @ 6:00 pm
Marie Seong-Hak Kim, professor of legal history, St. Cloud State University, and attorney at law
TBD @ 12:00 pm