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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.

The witch’s challenge

The witch’s challenge

Deep in the Japanese mountains where the cryptomeria are thick and time is forgotten, you may encounter a woman... In her new book, Rebecca Copeland (EALC) examines the yamamba, or Japan’s legendary mountain witch. For hundreds of years, the yamamba has represented women who defy cultural expectations.

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Zhao Ma | World News

Chinese blockbuster war film salutes China’s military might and heroism

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