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
EALC thanks Chunyin Lin for her dedication to teaching Chinese. Chunyin will leave Washington University at the end of fall 2015. Rebecca Copeland presented her with a WashU banner signed by EALC faculty.
Dr. Zhao Ma, Assistant Professor of Modern Chinese History and Culture, has been named a "public intellectual" and will attend a workshop sponsored by The National Committee on United States-China Relations in Washington, D.
From 1937 to 1949, Beijing was in a state of crisis. The combined forces of Japanese occupation, civil war, runaway inflation, and reformist campaigns and revolutionary efforts wreaked havoc on the city’s economy, upset the political order, and threatened the social and moral fabric as well. Women, especially lower-class women living in Beijing’s tenement neighborhoods, were among those most affected by these upheavals. Delving into testimonies from criminal case files, Zhao Ma explores intimate accounts of lower-class women’s struggles with poverty, deprivation, and marital strife.