Remembering David Holloway

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EALC remembers David Holloway (PhD '14, BA '02)

Letter from the chair, June 2021

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Marvin Marcus shares some thoughts and observations as he prepares to step down from his role as departmental chair of EALC.

Rebecca Copeland: author of new novel, Kimono Tattoo

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Rebecca Copeland, professor of Japanese language and literature in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, is a nationally known scholar of modern Japanese literature, a translator of contemporary Japanese novels, and, now, a novelist herself.

East Asian Languages and Cultures major introduced

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The current majors and minors in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean will be consolidated into a new major and minor in East Asian Languages and Cultures.

Spring 2021 Graduates

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EALC wishes its 2021 graduates the best of luck!

Adam Manfredi selected as a recipient of Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence for 2020-21

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Adam Manfredi receives the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence

Hearing poetry in an ancient language

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This National Poetry Month, two faculty members discuss the enduring value of sound when learning poetry in languages that no longer have native speakers.

WashU Expert: Propaganda at the Movies

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As China prepares for the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party, theaters have been instructed to screen at least two propaganda films each week. But ideological mandates may not sit well with moviegoers, argues Zhao Ma.

Condemning the anti-Asian violence in Atlanta

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After a year of countless tragedies, our nation is now grappling with another horrific act of violence in the fatal shooting of eight people, including six Asian women, in Atlanta this week. Our hearts are with the families and friends of these victims, and with the Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities dealing with appalling incidents of violence and hate.

New book from Mijeong Mimi Kim

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New Korean language textbook provides students with the perfect preparation for the Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK).

Kevin Gao selected as a recipient of Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence for 2019-20

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Kevin Gao receives the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence

Alumnus gift supports new project to study the Qing Dynasty’s global reach

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The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures has launched “Global Qing and Its Legacies,” a project that funds research, teaching, and visiting lectures.