The witch’s challenge

| Read Story

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.

Zhao Ma | World News

| Read Story

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

Kang awarded two book prizes

| Read Story

Hyeok Hweon Kang has received two awards for his doctoral dissertation.

Alumni selected by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program

| Read Story

Eight alumni of Washington University in St. Louis were selected by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program to conduct research or teach English this academic year.

Language Teaching Fair brings together a world of language instruction

| Read Story

A recent conference invited language instructors from across Arts & Sciences to discuss challenges and opportunities unique to the foreign language classroom.

Remembering David Holloway

| Read Story

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

Letter from the chair, June 2021

| Read Story

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

| Read Story

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

| Read Story

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

| Read Story

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

| Read Story

Adam Manfredi receives the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence

Hearing poetry in an ancient language

| Read Story

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