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  • Hiroshima and Nagasaki Commemoration on August 5th, 6pm

    On August 5th, from 6pm to 6:45pm, Hiroshima Commemoration Committee formed by local people in Champaign-Urbana invites you to a gathering in the UI Arboretum, north of the Japan House to stand in witness to the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. Join us in remembering what happened when the first nuclear bomb was used against people 75 years ago and dedicating ourselves to preventing this from ever happening again. Masks and social distancing are required.

    If you are not able to join us, please take a moment for silent prayer from 6:15pm on August 5th in your place. The atomic bomb exploded above Hiroshima at 8:15am on August 6 (Japan time) in 1945. Your prayer corresponds to thousands of prayers happening all over the world at the time of the bombing.

  • Global Leaders Program TA position: 50%, 12 months

    "Global Leaders Program TA position: 50%/12 months" Supervisor: Nikia Brown ( Primary Position Function/Summary: To provide programmatic support for the Global Leaders Program (GLP) and instructional support for LAS 100 (F20) and LAS 399 (SP21) courses administered through the Student Academic Affairs Office within the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (LAS). The TA will assist with the preparation and implementation of the pilot launch of GLP. GLP aims to integrate domestic and international students through local and global community engagement and project-based learning. The TA will also provide instructional support for the above courses by conducting research and assisting with classroom facilitation.   Major Duties and Responsibilities: ● Research and develop course materials related to social injustice, design thinking/innovation, critical global studies, intercultural competency, etc. ● Research potential partner local and global organizations and mentors for GLP. ● Coordinate and communicate with community organizations and mentors for GLP. ● Assist with the recruitment and coordination of facilitators/instructors for GLP workshops. ● Assist with event planning for students’ final presentations. ● Assist with program evaluation development and administration for GLP. ● Develop interactive activities for LAS 100 and LAS 399. ● Support classroom instruction and facilitate group discussions.   If interested in this opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume to Nikia Brown, Associate Director of Intercultural and Global Learning at by close of business Friday, May 22, 2020. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to the research focus of GLP and the courses listed, preference will be given to international students. The appointment will be made semester by semester and is renewable contingent on performance and funding.   Liberal Arts & Sciences at Illinois

  • Summer Intensive Chinese Language Course

    "Summer Intensive Chinese Language Course"

    Chinese 409: Social Science Reading in ChineseSummer 2 session: 6/15/2020 to 8/6/2020

    -Challenge yourself with superior-level Chinese-Fulfill requirements of FLAS fellowships-8 weeks, 120 credit hours-Taught entirely in Chinese-Conducted online via Zoom and Moodle

    *Stay home and learn languages!---East Asian Languages and Cultures at Illinois

  • Learning Japanese online in Summer 2020

    "Learning Japanese online in Summer 2020"Date: 6/15/20-8/6/20Instructor: Kokoro Muramoto ( further information, please contact EALC Professor Misumi Sadler ( Asian Languages and Cultures at Illinois​The Japanese Language Program at Illinois

  • Job Opportunity with the US-China Economic & Security Review Commission

    "Job Opportunity with the US-China Economic & Security Review Commission"

  • CEAPS will be closed to walk-in appointments, and available by email and phone.

    Dear CEAPS Community,

    Considering the COVID-19 circumstances and per University guidance, the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies has cancelled or postponed all Spring 2020 events.

    Please visit our website at for rescheduling information.

    During this time, our office will be closed to walk-in appointments, but we are available by email ( and phone. If requesting information via phone, please call the CEAPS office at 217-333-7273. Please leave a message detailing your inquiry and we will respond as soon as possible.

    Please stay safe and healthy!


    --The Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies

  • ESL/Bilingual Education Program Remote Translation Request

    "ESL/Bilingual Education Program Remote Translation Request"ESL/Bilingual Education Program at Unit 4 would like to request assistance in case the community members know someone that would like to work doing translations from home (Spanish, French, and Korean) making $15.00 per hour. They can contact Mrs. Ann Jackson at or call her at: 217-373-7357.

    Please let Ann know if you have additional questions. In advance, thank you and continue having a safe and healthy week.

  • AEMS and the AEMS Library will be closed

    AEMS and the AEMS Library will be closed to the public following University of Illinois policy. Please contact with any questions. We will resume activity in the coming future and thank you for your understanding. Public events have been cancelled as well.

    Please visit to see the latest university updates.

  • CEAPS Spring Events Postponed Until Further Notice

  • Weekly Workshop: Chinese Calligraphy and Aesthetics

    "Weekly Workshop: Chinese Calligraphy and Aesthetics" Workshop in English and Chinese. Every Saturday, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Education Building 22. Weekly participation encouraged. All materials provided. Contact: Xueqing Luo, or please scan the WeChat Code. --- Supported by the Center for East Asia and Pacific Studies at UIUC.