Washington University in St. Louis and Capital Normal University (CNU) in Beijing have established a research cooperation program that aims to enhance and make more broadly available knowledge about the history, society and culture of China.
Renowned expert on Buddhist thought in Japanese literature
Robert E. Morrell, who taught Japanese literature and Buddhism at Washington University in St. Louis for 34 years, died May 11, 2016, in St. Louis after a brief illness. Sachiko Kaneko Morrell, his wife of more than 60 years, was by his side.
Aaron Jasny, PhD candidate in Japanese Language and Literature
Aaron Jasny, PhD student in Japanese Literature, has won a prestigious Japan Foundation Doctoral Dissertation grant to conduct research in Japan for twelve months. Aaron's dissertation project concerns the literature of mountaineering in Japan and its connection to a rising environmentalist movement. While in Japan he will be affiliated with Tokyo University.