Beata Grant retires after 32 years

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Beata Grant, professor of Chinese and religious studies, is retiring this summer after thirty-two years at Washington University in St. Louis.

Letter from the chair: Summer 2020

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Marvin Marcus reflects on the past semester at WashU and the challenges posed by COVID-19 for teaching East Asian languages and cultures.

Overcoming the challenges of virtual language instruction

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Ginger Marcus, professor of the practice of Japanese language, explains how she and her students dealt with the difficulties of learning a language through online tools.

A Statement on the Role of Humanities Research and Education in Times of Crisis

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This statement is written by the Chairs and Directors of Humanities disciplines at the University.

CFP: Spying on East Asia: Intelligence and Surveillance in the Age of Information

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This two-day conference will focus on secret agents and hidden control during hot, cold, and information wars in East Asia throughout the twentieth century to the present.

Congratulations, EALC Class of 2020!

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A message to the EALC Class of 2020 from Zhao Ma, director of undergraduate studies

NEH Awards Summer Stipend to EALC’s Nathan Vedal

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Chen and Nie promoted to senior lecturer

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Wenhui Chen and Ke Nie have been promoted to senior lecturer effective July 1, 2020.

Q & A with Ananda Martin (AB '95)

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Ananda Martin graduated from WashU in 1995 with a bachelor's degree in Japanese and cultural anthropology.

Vedal wins ACLS fellowship

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Nathan Vedal, assistant professor of East Asian languages and cultures in Arts & Sciences, has received a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. Vedal also recently received a Mellon Fellowship from Princeton University’s Institute for Advanced Study.

Letty Chen publishes new book, "The Great Leap Backward"

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Lingchei Letty Chen’s new book, “The Great Leap Backward: Forgetting and Representing the Mao Years,” has been published by Cambria Press.

SP20 EALC Major/Minor Updates

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EALC has made changes in class instruction and degree requirements for SP20