Celebrate Homecoming with the College of Humanities’ Department of East Asian Studies! Join alumni, faculty and friends for a full day of events highlighting our distinguished Department of East Asian Studies. Drop in for one event or stay for all of the day’s festivities.

Friday, October 23, 2015

11:30 a.m. Homecoming Barbeque Bash  

Location: UA Mall, east side of Old Main

More details available at: http://arizonaalumni.com/event/homecoming-barbecue-bash  


1:30 p.m. Showcase: “The Future of China’s Past: Looking into the Meaning of China’s Rise” with Albert Welter, East Asian Studies

Location: Student Union, Kiva Room

Cost: Free!

China’s rise may be the single most transformative event of the contemporary world. Many have called attention to the economic and political impact of China’s rise, but what does China’s cultural renaissance bode for the future? The reinvention of China’s contemporary cultural identity is being shaped in terms of its past, but which past is being held up as the model––Communism, Confucianism, Legalism? Explore current engagements with models of China’s past with an eye toward exploring the parameters and possibilities shaping China’s (and the world’s) future.


3:30 p.m. Poetry Center Open House

Location: Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen Street

Cost: Free!

Join us for tours of the renowned Poetry Center and peruse the library’s prominent collection, including various selections of Asian poetry.


6:00 p.m. East Asian Studies Alumni Evening Reception

Location: Yume Japanese Gardens, 2130 North Alvernon Way

Cost: $15

Relax at the beautiful Yume Japanese Gardens. This tranquil setting is the perfect place for alumni, faculty, students, and staff to mingle while enjoying all five gardens at Yume.  Sample fine Asian cuisine and spend time socializing with friends old and new.

Online registration coming soon!


College of Humanities Alumna of the Year

Our distinguished alumna Brandy DeVelbiss Christian (EAS '95) has been successfully putting her East Asian Studies degree to good use in her current position as Chief Operating Officer of the Port of New Orleans, the 5th busiest port in North America. Brandy’s insights into Chinese language and culture launched her career at the Port of San Diego where she pursued international business opportunities. Serving on multiple boards in San Diego has also helped Brandy to emerge as an inspiring business and community leader. Her ability to speak Chinese has helped propel her career and strengthen her Asian business relationships. She is a shining example of using a humanities degree in the real world.