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As Cornell’s hub for research, teaching, and engagement with East Asia, the East Asia Program (EAP) serves as a forum for the interdisciplinary study of historical and contemporary East Asia. The program draws its membership of over 45 core faculty and numerous affiliated faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students from eight of Cornell’s 12 schools and colleges.


Youngju Ryu, Modern Korean Literature, University of Michigan interrogates the relationship between media and democracy in contemporary South Korea.
The Minjian Avant-Garde by Tang Chan studies how experimental artists in China were transformed by minjian, the volatile and diverse public of the post-Mao era. 

Korean Media, Democracy, and Pandemic Archives

Magnus Fiskesjö in World in Focus