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. 

Feb
22
Sheena Greitens, University of Missouri
@ 6:00 pm
Mar
08
Marie Seong-Hak Kim, professor of legal history, St. Cloud State University, and attorney at law
TBD @ 12:00 pm
Apr
06
Peter K. Bol, Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University
TBA @ 4:00 pm