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East Asian Studies

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East Asian Studies is a strong and vibrant program at UC Davis. Our faculty research and teach across the disciplines from the Humanities and Social Sciences to the various other sciences. Disciplines include Anthropology, Art History, Agriculture and Plant Sciences, Geology, History, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, Literature, Nutrition and more. The EAS program actively sponsors and promotes lectures by visiting and campus experts, colloquia, symposia, and workshops addressing the concerns of the research community. These events are free and open to the public as we recognize that they can enrich the lives and affect the choices made by people in our larger region. Understanding East Asia today requires knowledge and appreciation of the forces that have shaped its diverse cultures and societies. It offers us a perspective on the diversity of human achievements and is key to understanding the region.

 

 

THE EAS MAJOR

Study of East Asia at UC Davis draws faculty from many disciplines.  The Program prepares students for varied career possibilities, training them in a core set of courses at the lower-division level, and in a wide range of more advanced and specialize courses in the humanities, social sciences, and the sciences.  This enables the student and adviser to tailor an individualized program of study.

After taking the core courses, in conjunction with at least two years of either Chinese or Japanese language study, the student chooses five or more additional courses focusing on a special field of interest. A student considering a business career might select a course in the Political Science Department on American-Japanese relations and study international trade and finance in the Economics Department, together with a seminar or independent study on the Japanese economy. On the other hand, a major interested in journalism or government service may concentrate on the modern history and politics of both China and Japan, taking courses dealing with modernization and revolution and Marxist theory.

Students majoring in other fields, such as literature, economics, history, international relations, agricultural sciences, may find courses in East Asian Studies relevant to their particular career goals or academic interests. As well, students may choose to double major, combining East Asian Studies with another area of study. The faculty are as eager to introduce appreciation of East Asia to future textile engineers, doctors, and agronomists, as they are to train Asia specialists.

 

 

 
 FOR QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT:

Undergraduate advising center: (530) 752-9241, easugadvisor@ucdavis.edu, 2216 Social Science & Humanities Building  

Program coordinator:  Lynn Park, (530) 752-3046, lypark@ucdavis.edu, 1277 Social Science & Humanities Building

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Andrew Walder Talk

Andrew Walder, Stanford University, will present a talk on Rebellion and Repression in China, 1966-1971
When Jan 21, 2014
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where SSH 2203
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Andy Walder talk

In the first five years after the onset of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, one of the largest political upheavals of the 20th

century paralyzed a powerfully centralized party state, leading to a harsh regime of military control. Despite a wave of

post-Mao revelations in the 1980s, knowledge about the nationwide

impact of this insurgency and its suppression remains

selective and impressionistic, based primarily on scattered

local accounts. A dataset drawn from historical narratives

published in 2,213 county and city annals (99 percent of

all local jurisdictions), permits us to map the temporal and

geographic spread of a mass insurgency, its evolution through

time, and the repression through which militarized state structures

were rebuilt. Statistical models designed to compensate

for sample selection bias yield estimates for deaths and political

casualties from various causes. The vast majority of casualties

were due to organized repression by authorities, not the

actions of insurgents in the course of rebellion. Despite the

large aggregate death toll, on a per capita basis the Cultural Revolution was considerably less intense than other wellknown

cases of politically-induced mortality.

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Frederik Schodt talk

Frederik L. Schodt, Award-winning Author, will present: Professor Risley and the Imperial Japanese Troupe
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Frederik Schodt talk

Frederik Schodt, award-winning author, will present a talk on "Professor Risley and the Imperial Troupe: How an American acrobat introduced circus to Japan - and Japan to the West.
When Jan 23, 2014
from 05:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where Cruess Hall 220
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The Art of Tea

When Nov 21, 2013 03:00 PM to
Nov 22, 2013 06:00 PM
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THE ART OF TEA

 

 You are warmly invited to attend the following events on campus focusing on tea, the second most consumed beverage in the world. They include a tea tasting/demonstration (Nov. 21), a colloquium on Chinese tea and history of tea and tea utensils in East Asia (Nov. 22), and two exhibitions of tea-related materials across the UC Davis campus. All are free and open to the public.

 

 

Nov. 21          Tea Tasting Demonstration with Tea Master Wingchi Ip

3:10- 5:00 PM, Sensory Theater, Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science.  Reception to follow.

This demonstration of tea brewing and tasting, is led by Tea Master Wingchi Ip. The audience will be invited to view and ask questions as students from UC Davis’s first seminar tea, The Impact of Tea on Visual and Material Culture, learn about tea tasting and sensory issues.

 

Nov. 22          Colloquium on The Art of Tea

3:00- 5:00 PM           Nelson Gallery 

This colloquium features two talks: one by a tea master, the other by a tea scholar. Both will be enlightening.

 

Wingchi Ip, The Way(s) of Drinking Tea

This talk will explain how to select, brew, and taste teas, as well as throw light on the differences between the primary types of Chinese teas on the market: green, greenish, red, white, yellow and black.

Wingchi Ip is a Tea Master, tea scholar, artist, Director of Lock Cha Tea Shop, and a tea exporter and retailer from Hong Kong. He is serving or has served as Visiting Professor, Shu Ren University, Hangzhou; Visiting Lecturer, Wuyi University, Fujian; Visiting Artist, Chinese University of Hong Kong; and Director of China Tea Association.

 

Dr. Steven D. Owyoung, Drinking from the Dragon’s Well: An Introduction to the Tea Cultures of China, Korea, and Japan

In this talk, Dr. Owyoung presents the historical figures and events that inspired the evolution of tea from a tonic and beverage into a philosophical and spiritual pursuit.  He reveals the influence of continental China – the major movements in tea – on peninsular Korea and the islands of Japan, highlighting the distinctive practices developed by each civilization.  His richly illustrated lecture closely examines the aesthetic of tea and its impact on literary, monastic, and material culture from poetry and meditation to utensils and architecture.

Dr. Owyoung was a curator of Asian arts at the Fogg Art Museum and the Saint Louis Art Museum during a scholarly career spanning thirty-five years.  Now retired, he writes on the history of tea – East and West – and is completing an introduction and translation of the Chajing 茶經, the Book of Tea by the Tang dynasty scholar Lu Yü.  Owyoung periodically publishes essays on the websites Cha Dao and Tsiosophy.

 

Exhibitions

Nov. 21 - Dec. 15    WIngchi Ip & the Art of Tea, Nelson Gallery, UC Davis

From the perspective of a Tea Master, this talk will explain how to select, brew, and taste teas, as well as throw light on the differences between the primary types of Chinese teas on the market: green, greenish, red, white, yellow and black.

Wingchi Ip is a Tea Master, tea scholar, artist, Director of Lock Cha Tea Shop, as well as a tea exporter and retailer from Hong Kong. He is serving or has served as Visiting Professor, Shu Ren University, Hangzhou; Visiting Lecturer, Wuyi University, Fujian; Visiting Artist, Chinese University of Hong Kong; and Director of China Tea Association.

 

Nov. 21 – Mar. 2014    Tea related materials from Special Collections, Shields Library

This exhibition includes a selection of rare and important books and illustrated materials from the A.W. Noling Hurty-Peck Collection of Beverage Literature in UC Davis’s Special Collections. 

 

Please mark your calendars and be sure to join us!

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Shinya Maezaki talk

Shinya Maezaki of Ristumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan, will present a talk on "San Francisco between 1858 and 1912: Gate fo Japanese Ceramics to the United States."
When Oct 08, 2013
from 04:10 PM to 05:30 PM
Where Everson 157
Contact Name Katharine Burnett
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EAS Tea event was a BIG SUCCESS!!!

With 100s in attendance and coverage by local media, our Art of TEA event last November was a huge success! Look for more soon...

 

 

For more information on the event, visit the California Aggie article at

http://www.theaggie.org/2013/11/21/the-nelson-gallery-presents-the-art-of-tea/

 

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Annual Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration

INVITE ONLY! If you did not receive an email invitation regarding this event, please contact pkkinkade@ucdavis.edu for information.
When Feb 06, 2014
from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
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The Program in
East Asian Studies
in collaboration with the
Confucius Institute at UC Davis
is hosting our
Annual Chinese Lunar
New Year Celebration

 

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EAS Fred Schodt talk makes DHI news!

East Asian Studies guest speaker, Frederik Schodt, delivers fascinating talk!

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Student Meet & Greet

Come meet the students of Economics, History & East Asian Studies for a Student Panel as part of UC Davis Decision Day
When Apr 05, 2014
from 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM
Where 2203 Social Science & Humanities
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Christopher Tong receives Postdoctoral Researcher position at Washington University!

Congratulations to EAS friend and doctoral student of Comparative Literature, Christopher Tong, who has received a Postdoctoral Researcher position in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Washington University in St. Louis. We are so proud!

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EAS Visiting Scholars talk on Chinese Film Studies

Our current visiting scholars who are working on Chinese film studies will present their work during this noontime event. Everyone is welcome!
When May 01, 2014
from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
Where 273 Social Science & Humanities Building
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KOREAN PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Gamin Hyosung Kang, P'IRI

Gamin Hyosung Kang will join the UC Davis Korean Percussion Ensemble which is led by director Katherine In-Young Lee. Currently in residence in New York on an Asian Cultural Council grant, Gamin Hyosung Kang is a classically trained p’iri (double reed instrument) player who has performed extensively in South Korea as a member of the National Gugak Center’s contemporary Korean music orchestra. She has recently collaborated with many Western classical, jazz, and experimental musicians in both Korea and the United States.
When May 29, 2014
from 12:05 PM to 01:00 PM
Where Main Theatre, Wright Hall
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What Makes Chines Food So Delicious?

hosted by the Confucius Institute at UC Davis.
When May 20, 2014
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where Student Community Center
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What Makes Chinese Food So Delicious?
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
12-1pm
Student Community Center, Meeting Room D

Register here: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=x74p6bpab&oeidk=a07e93m125wb899fb3c 

What makes Chinese food so delicious? What does recipe mean to Chinese people? Starting from the classification of Chinese cuisines, this presentation means to reveal the secret of yummy Chinese dishes: the perfect blend of five flavors. What’s more, we’ll see that the five flavors are actually closely connected with the health of different organs of human beings.

 

http://confucius.ucdavis.edu/programsevents/lectures.html

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Safe Travel Abroad Workshop

Thinking about going abroad? Want to hear from a U.S. Ambassador on the subject? The Internship and Career Center (ICC) is hosting this very informative workshop.
When May 20, 2014
from 12:10 PM to 01:00 PM
Where South Hall, Room 114
Contact Name Caitlin Ashby
Contact Phone 752-2819
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Safe Travel Abroad Workshop
Tuesday, May 20th
12:10 pm – 1:00 pm
South Hall, Room 114
 
Thinking about going abroad?  Are you or your loved ones worried about your health and safety?  Be proactive, come to this ICC-sponsored workshop!  The best way to ease worries and prepare for a healthy and safe international experience is to be informed before leaving the US. Loved ones are welcome to attend the workshop.
 
Speakers will provide up-to-date relevant information and practical advice that you can easily put to use!  Speakers will include:
·         Ambassador Steve Browning – State Department Diplomat in Residence, US Department of State
·         Dr. Thomas Ferguson – UC Davis Student Health and Counseling services
 
Information on health and safety at every stage of your overseas experience will be discussed, including special considerations as an American traveling abroad, immunizations, packing tips, disease treatment and prevention, staying abreast of world events, safe food and drinking water, emergencies, and much more!
 
All majors and class levels welcome!
 
 
Caitlin Ashby
Program Assistant
UC Davis Internship & Career Center
One Shields Ave.
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-2819
http://icc.ucdavis.edu

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Summer Course Offering: AHI 163C - Painting in the People's Republic of China in Summer Session 1

Join our Director, Katharine Burnett, as she offers this excellent class this summer!

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EAS End-of-Year Reception

Join the East Asian Studies program faculty, staff, and students as we celebrate a great year for our program, and for many of our program participants!
When May 21, 2014
from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Where 2203 Social Science & Humanities
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If you did not receive an invitation but would like to attend, please email Patrick - pkkinkade@ucdavis.edu.

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Chinese Culture Day

Join student clubs and other participants to celebrate Chinese Culture!
When May 27, 2014
from 03:30 PM to 05:30 PM
Where Student Community Center, Multipurpose Room
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Fall 2014 EAS Courses

See below for our 2014 Fall course list.

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2014 Spring Quarter STUDY HALL

Join us for a quiet, cool place to study. We will have our conference room stocked with refreshments during finals week beginning FRIDAY!
When Jun 06, 2014 01:00 PM to
Jun 12, 2014 12:00 PM
Where 1271 Social Science & Humanities Building
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Christine Yano: "Pink Globalization: Japanese Cute-Cool as a Global Wink"

Please join us for a talk “Pink Globalization: Japanese Cute-Cool as a Global Wink” by Professor Christine Yano at the University Hawaii, and currently a visiting professor of Anthropology at Harvard University.
When Apr 17, 2015
from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Where Garrison Room, Memorial Union 2nd floor
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East Asian Studies

1277 Social Sciences and Humanities Bldg. 
University of California, Davis 
One Shields Avenue 
Davis, CA 95616 

(530) 752-3046 phone
(530) 752-5655 fax

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