CEAPS News & Announcement

CEAPS News & Announcement

  • Spotlight: Travel Grants for Faculty to Visit University of Illinois Campus
    12/31/2016Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) writer Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) by Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) published by Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS)

    We would like to share a story about a project we have been very proud to help bring to fruition as a National Resource Center for East Asian Studies. One of our projects this cycle funds faculty from community colleges and minority serving institutions to help develop curriculum in courses about East Asia. We were delighted to have the opportunity to work with Professors Ashley Green and Paul Van Heuklom of Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, Illinois, who envisioned resurrecting a course that had not been taught on their campus for twenty years: Cultural Values in the Eastern World. They did this by planning big, making several visits over the summer to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus to meet with faculty and graduate students with expertise in the cultures of East Asia and hosting a film series in the fall featuring one film each from China, Japan, and Korea. Intended as a way to encourage interest in the course, the program was so well organized and promoted that each screening had 50-60 people in the audience. Speakers from the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies at the University of Illinois introduced the films and led lively discussion afterwards. This recruiting worked: Green and Van Heuklom are currently co-teaching Cultural Values in the Eastern World to sixteen students. This semester, Professors Green and Van Heuklom – with assistance from art professor and gallery coordinator Leslie Stalter – arranged for an art exhibit of fascinating materials from Lincoln Land’s Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Collection to be held in the James S. Murray Gallery, next to where the class is taught, so an even broader audience could view the pieces. Their efforts caught the attention of the local news channel, which featured the exhibit and their work in a segment that you can view here:

    http://foxillinois.com/good-day-il/good-day-marketplace/east-asian-art-exhibit

    You can find out more about the exhibit on Lincoln Land’s website:

    http://www.llcc.edu/public-relations-marketing/news-events/llcc-murray-gallery-features-east-asian-art-and-artifacts-from-trutter-collection/.

    Professor Tim Humphrey, Dean of Arts and Humanities at Lincoln Land, said of the partnership between Lincoln Land and CEAPS: “The partnership between the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies has been a true blessing for our Humanities Department as well as our community. The film series and guest speakers brought some much needed attention to our Cultural Values in the Eastern World class. New interest in Eastern thought is evident in the class enrollment. In addition, these films and guest speakers provided valuable insight to our community concerning Asian culture. I sincerely hope that we can continue this partnership.”

    We congratulate Professors Green and Van Heuklom for putting together not only a course that can now be regularly offered at Lincoln Land, but also making great contributions to education about Asia on their campus and in the Springfield community.  We look forward to continuing to help them grow their programs and deepen the ties between our institutions.

  • SAO Exchange: Chinese University of Hong Kong
    9/15/2016Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) writer Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) by Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) published by Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS)

    study abroad - Hong Kong

    ·Prestige; consistently top-ranked institution

    ·Affordability; costs less than a semester at Illinois

    ·English instruction; spanning across a variety of academic areas

    ·Cultural immersion; integration with local students

    Click here to create an application!

  • SAO Provider: International Sustainable Development Studies Institute in Thailand
    9/15/2016Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) writer Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) by Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) published by Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS)

    study abroad - Thailand

    ·Located in Chiang Mai, Thailand 

    ·Hands-on, experiential program design

    ·Challenging academic material

    ·Collaboration with local communities

    ·Expeditions to hill tribe villages and islands

    Click here to create an application!

  • Fall 2016 Course Offering: [THE 271A07] Studies of Non-Western Film: Asian Film Genres
    8/19/2016Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) writer Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) by Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) published by Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS)

    Fall 2016 Course Offering: [THE 271A07] Studies of Non-Western Film: Asian Film Genres

    Instructor: Prof. Li Zeng (lzeng@ilstu.edu)
    Class meets Tues/Thurs. 9:35-11:50am CVA30

    Course Description:
    This course is designed for and open to all students who are interested in Asian film and culture.
    It provides an introduction to local film production and aesthetics in different media-production centers in Asia broadly, with particularly attention to transnational aspects of cinema of the last two decades. Through watching, discussing, and writing about representative genre films from China, Korea, Japan, India (as well as to some extent Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore), students will learn about Asian film genre traditions and new developments across the trans-national production mode.

    **Please see the attached syllabus for more details.

  • MEXT Research Student Scholarship sponsored by Japanese Government
    6/1/2016Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) writer Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) by Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) published by Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS)

    The Japan Information Center is delighted to announce that applications for the 2017 Japanese Government MEXT Research Student Scholarship are now available! This scholarship provides for college graduates to conduct an independent research project at a university in Japan under the supervision of a professor for 18 to 24 months. Any field of study is eligible for the scholarship, but applicants must find a professor at a Japanese university willing to supervise their research.

    The application is currently available online at our website under the "Research" header: http://www.chicago.us.emb-japan.go.jp/JIC/monbusho.html. Applications are due on Wednesday, June 1st. Those who pass the initial application screening will be asked to sit for an interview and Japanese language exam in mid- July. Final selection will come from MEXT in February, with scholarship recipients departing for Japan in April or September of 2017.

    We would appreciate it if you could pass this information along to your students and colleagues. For more information, please see our MEXT Scholarship website, or the Study in Japan website (http://www.studyjapan.go.jp/en/).