Wm. Theodore de Bary, Professor Emeritus of Columbia University, has been named the sole recipient of the 2016 Tang Prize in Sinology for his “pioneering contributions in Confucian studies.” De Bary is the former Provost of Columbia University and the founder of both the Heyman Center for the Humanities and the University Committee on Asia & the Middle East (UCAME), where he continues to serve as Chair of the Publications Committee. [read more]
Wm. Theodore de Bary Receives Tang Prize
In his new book, Kurosawa’s Rashomon: A Vanished City, A Lost Brother, and the Voice Inside His Iconic Films, Paul Anderer looks at the driving forces that shaped and forged Kurosawa’s artistic vision: the Great Earthquake of 1923 and the dynamic energy that surged through Tokyo in its wake; the destruction of the city again in the fire-bombings of 1945, and finally, the specter and the voice of a gifted and troubled older brother—himself a star in the silent film industry—who took Kurosawa to see his first films.
Paul Anderer Releases Kurosawa's Rashomon
The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University is honored to announce the establishment of the Tang Center for Early China. Early China was the fountainhead of Chinese civilization and provided the foundation for a common cultural heritage that has characterized much of the East Asian world. The ideas and institutions created in Early China had profound impact on the later developments of China and East Asia. The Tang Center is dedicated to the advancement of the understanding of the richness and significance of early Chinese civilizations through both solid scholarship and broad public outreach. [read more]
EALAC congratulates Li Feng on receiving the 2015 Lenfest Distinguished Faculty Award, which honors exceptional faculty in the Arts and Sciences. The awards are given annually to recognize unusual merit across a range of activities including scholarship, University citizenship, and professional involvement, with primary emphasis on teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students.
Li Feng Receives Lenfest Award
John K. Fairbank Book Prize
Charles Armstrong, the Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences, has received the John K. Fairbank Prize from the American Historical Association for Tyranny of the Weak: North Korea and the World, 1950-1992. Professor Armstrong's book reveals for the first time the motivations, processes, and effects of North Korea's foreign relations during the Cold War era.