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.
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Upcoming Event: Shirin Nezammafi, "Border-Crossing Literature: A Fascinating Discovery of a Whole New World"
Shirin Nezammafi was born in Tehran in 1979 and moved to Japan in 1999. Nezammafi received her Bachelor degree in Engineering from Kobe University in 2004 & her Master’s degree from the same university in 2006.
In 2009, Nezammafi won the Bungakukai Prize, or the New Authors Prize for her second published novel Shiroi kami (White Paper), also nominated for the prestigious Akutagawa Prize the same year. Among her works are short story “Saramu” (Salam), winner of the 2006 Japanese Literary Award for International Students, “Hakudō” (Pulse) also nominated for Akutagawa Prize in 2010 and “Mimi no ue no chouchou” (the butterfly on the ear) 2011. She currently works at Microsoft Gulf and lives in the United Arab Emirates.
* Center for East Asian Studies, Humanities Colloquium
For additional information about the East Asian Area Studies Major and Minor please visit our Degree, Programs and Requirements page or contact Dr. Frank L. Chance.
For the most recent list of courses, please visit our Academics page.
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