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The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures has a long tradition of training outstanding students in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean languages and literatures. On this page, you’ll find news from our accomplished alumni community as well as articles related to our faculty research that may be of interest to friends and alumni of the department.

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Alumni and Friends Newsletter

We publish new issues of our alumni and friends newsletter 2-3 times a year. Recent issues have featured stories about alumni returning to campus, faculty appearances on podcasts, K-pop, and more.

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Jianqing Chen awarded two fellowships

Chen awarded a Luce/ACLS Early Career Fellowship in China Studies and a Käte Hamburger Kolleg “Cultures of Research” (c:o/re) Fellowship

New course explores craft cultures in East Asia

New course explores craft cultures in East Asia

In Hyeok Hweon Kang’s "Kitchen, Studio, Factory" class, material culture provides a window into the history of early modern scientific practice in East Asia.

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