September 21, 2018

Three Students Report on Summers in East Asia

“The Stanley Spector and Richard Yang Undergraduate Student Awards for Studies in East Asian Languages and Cultures”

Three EALC students enjoyed summers in East Asia thanks in part to “The Stanley Spector and Richard Yang Undergraduate Student Awards for Studies in East Asian Languages and Cultures.” This new fund, established by WashU alumnus, helps support undergraduates interested in deepening their understanding of East Asian languages and cultures.

September 19, 2018

New Faculty in EALC

Nathan Vedal, assistant professor, and Taewoong Kim, lecturer

Nathan Vedal, PhD, joins the East Asian languages and cultures department as an assistant professor. His research interests include early modern Chinese cultural and intellectual history, with a particular focus on the history of knowledge production and the history of the book. His current research extends his dissertation, Scholarly Culture in Late Imperial China, into the history of language study and the circulation of censored books. He earned his doctorate at Harvard University and was a postdoctoral fellow at Pennsylvania State University’s Center for Humanities & Information.

Taewoong Kim, PhD, joins the East Asian Languages and Cultures department as a lecturer in Korean. His research interests include Korean language, second language acquisition, technology-mediated language learning, social justice through education, and learner identity. His most recent publication is "Metacognitive Instruction Using Web 2.0 Technologies in an Adult ESL Speaking Course." Previously, he worked in the School of Korean at Middlebury College. He earned his doctorate majoring in Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum from the University of Oklahoma.

September 26, 2018 - 7:00pm
Artistic Direction by Ting-Ting Chang
October 5, 2018 - 4:00pm
Susan Napier, Goldthwaite Professor of Rhetoric, Tufts University
November 2, 2018 - 4:00pm
Robert Campany, Professor of Asian Studies, Vanderbilt University