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.
The department of East Asian Languages and Cultures is excited to announce we will offer a new Korean major in fall 2016. We have also made revisions to our current majors in Chinese and Japanese, and the minors in Chinese, Japan