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Updates and news for our alumni community

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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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The tools in a medieval Japanese healer’s toolkit: from fortunetelling and exorcism to herbal medicines

Article by Alessandro Poletto in The Conversation

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Thank you so much for your interest in making a tax-deductible donation to the department of East Asian Languages and Cultures. We are dedicated to providing the best learning experience for students at WashU. Donations from alumni, community, and other interested groups are a great way to enhance our academic excellence. It can also honor the legacy of someone special. 

Gifts in memory of David Holloway (BA ’03 and PhD ’14, Japanese Language and Literature) can be made via this form. Donations support projects that align with David's research, such as annual student essay competitions that explore issues of gender in Japanese literature and culture.

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