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May 17 2016 | Posted In: In the News
South Korean author Han Kang accepts the Man Booker International prize for fiction for her novel The Vegetarian, an unsettling story of a woman’s decision to stop eating meat and its devastating consequences. Han beat literary stars including elusive Italian author Elena Ferrante and Turkish Nobel...
May 12 2016 | Posted In: Announcements, Awards, In the News, Students
Congratulations to Keren He, recipient of the 2016-17 Mellon Fellowship! Keren He is a PhD candidate specializing in modern Chinese literature and culture. Her dissertation, "Power of Heart: Martyrdom and Transcendence," examines public self-destruction as a tripartite performance of spiritual...
Apr 21 2016 | Posted In: Announcements
Professor Ronald Egan will be on leave in Taiwain Spring and Summer Quarter 2016-17. Professor Yoshiko Matsumoto will be acting chair during that time.
Apr 18 2016 | Posted In: Announcements, In the News
In 2016 we will have a new Mellon Fellow, Sixiang Wang, in our department.  Dr. Wang will teach two courses a year on pre-modern Korea.  His Ph.D. is from Columbia University in 2015, with a dissertation on “Co-constructing Empire in Early Chosŏn Korea:  Knowledge Production and the Culture of...
Apr 18 2016 | Posted In: Announcements, In the News
The new website for East Asian Languages and Cultures, on a drupal platform, is here!  You are looking at it. If you see mistakes or errors, please report them to Ai Tran or Connie Chin.