University of Pennsylvania Campus Activities

Distinguished East Asia Lecture—Talk-Story Leadership: On Global Asias And Taboo Subjects

Tuesday, April 9, 2024
Claudia Cohen Hall 402
249 S 36th St, Philadelphia, PA / Google Maps >>

A presentation by Christine R. Yano, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Hawai`i, suggests ways in which Global Asias as a framework pushes us out of historical practices of Asian Studies, and into conversation with Asian American studies, Asian diasporic studies, and more.

The event is free and open to the public. Register to Attend >>

Japanese Calligraphy Demonstration with Ebihara Rogen

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Penn Museum
3260 South St, Philadelphia, PA / Google Maps >>

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is Recommended >>

Please enter the Penn Museum via the East Entrance for this after-hours event.

Step into a timeless realm of visual artistry with Japanese calligraphy master Ebihara Rogen, celebrated worldwide for his dramatic brush strokes on large paper. Rogen will perform in Philadelphia for the first time as part of the 2024 Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival. Witness the beauty and power of a delicate fusion of ink and paper, materializing extemporaneously before your very eyes!

Ebihara Rogen

Digs & Dice—Let’s Play Koi-Koi

Thursday, April 11, 2024
Online / Registration >>

Digs & Dice is a virtual series spotlighting and celebrating the power of games across human history. Honor Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by learning about hanafuda, a style of Japanese playing cards that dates to the 1600s. Learn about the role of games in Japanese culture and play koi-koi, a two-player hanafuda game.

This online event is free to JASGP and PennMuseum members. General admission is $10. Register to Participate >>


About the Center For East Asian Studies (CEAS)

The Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania is an interdisciplinary unit composed of faculty members whose teaching and research focus primarily on China, Japan, Korea, and bordering areas.

The University of Pennsylvania was one of the first universities in the United States to offer the study of East Asia. The formation of the world-famous collection of Chinese and Japanese art at the University Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology in the late 19th century was followed in the 1920s by courses in language and civilization. After World War II, Penn spearheaded the study of modern East Asia, adding strength in social science, business, and professional curricula. The Center for East Asian Studies was established in 1995 and is administered by Director Frederick Dickinson, and Associate Director David Dettmann.

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