EAA YOUTH(East Asian Academy for New Liberal Arts )
Call for Applications (AY2023)

As a joint program between the University of Tokyo and Peking University, the East Asian Academy for New Liberal Arts (EAA), with its appeal of “East Asian Studies as Liberal Arts,” aims to give rise to new types of scholarship that engage with issues concerning the world and humanity from the standpoint of East Asia.
In the academic year of 2020, as the senior-division curriculum, the newly established cross-disciplinary “Trilingual East Asian Studies Program” recruited its students and held various academic events.
Hereby we start recruiting the program students for the academic year of 2023 according to the following guidance. We are looking forward to the application of students who are willing to create new liberal arts with us from the standpoint of East Asia.

  1. Characteristics of the Cross-disciplinary “Trilingual East Asian Studies Program”
    1. Seminar Courses of Close Reading and Discussion
    Through close and thorough readings of classic texts, the students will learn the fundamentals of “East Asian Studies as Liberal Arts.”
    2. Summer and Winter Programs in Tokyo/Beijing
    Students in the program from the University of Tokyo and Peking University will be able to participate in summer and winter institutes, in which they communicate ideas and study together. EAA will cover the relevant expenditure.
    3. Short-term Study Abroad in Peking University
    The EAA has an exchange program with Peking University (tuition fee exempted with transfer of credits). EAA will provide fellowships, including round-trip flight tickets for students studying abroad. However, students must have a sufficient level of Chinese.
    4. International Internship Dispatch
    We encourage students to participate in the University of Tokyo’s Global Internship Program (UGIP) (Global Business Experience by DAIKIN).

    5. Practice of Trilingual Skills
    As the new senior-division curriculum of TLP, trilingual education will be held in English, Chinese, and Japanese.
    * While the courses provided by “Trilingual East Asian Studies Program” are open to all senior-division students, the recruited students will have priority to participate in the events held by the program. Besides, they will be able to directly engage in frontier academic studies carried out at EAA. (For more details about these events and studies, check the EAA website.)
  2. Requirements for Registration and Completion
    Regardless of prior admission to the College of Liberal Arts, all students enrolled in the senior- division curriculum are qualified to register through selection. A certificate of completion will be offered after the students obtain the required program credits.
  3. Recruitment Numbers: 10
  4. Eligibility of Application
    The applicant should have language skills at the level of completion of TLP Chinese Program, or be willing to reach that level by the time of completion of the EAA; the applicant should also be fluent in Japanese in order to participate in EAA youth activities. 
    Moreover, the applicant must meet at least one of the following requirements:
    1. Planning to enroll in the senior-division in S semester in the academic year of 2023.
    2. Belonging to the senior-division curriculum of PEAK in A semester in the academic year of 2023.
  5. Application Form and Deadline
    Entry Form(EAA YOUTH)
    9:00a.m. on January 23rd, 2023
    *If you do not receive a message after entry, please contact us at the following address.
  6. Selection
    After the screening of the application, an interview will be requested by EAA faculty at the end of January.  
  7. EAA Guidance Session
    Guidance sessions will be held during lunch breaks (12:20-13:00) on January 4 (Wed), 12 (Thu), 16 (Mon), 17 (Tue), and 20 (Fri) in the EAA Seminar Room, Building 101. Students in Hongo campus may participate online on Zoom.
  8. Contact: riewatanabe [at] Please replace [at] with (@) 


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