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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.

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.

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.

China hits back at American ‘coronavirus overreaction’ with travel warning for US

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Professor Zhao Ma comments on recent China travel warning

Translation as meditation

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Ji-Eun Lee talks about the art of translation and her newest translation project, "I Met Loh Kiwan."

Letter from the chair

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Marvin Marcus, professor of Japanese literature and comparative literature, took over as chair of EALC this fall.

Folktales as cultural literacy

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Mimi Kim, teaching professor of Korean language, is the co-author of a new Korean language textbook that uses folktales as a springboard for language learning. The 21 stories that make up Tigers, Fairies, and Gods: Enchanting Folktales from Korea progress through increasingly challenging levels of diction and vocabulary while developing students’ cultural literacy.

Sun Yat-Sen's Connection to China and the U.S.

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NPR article with Zhao Ma

Tigers, Fairies, and Gods: Enchanting Folktales from Korea

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Mimi Kim's new book Tigers, Fairies, and Gods: Enchanting Folktales from Korea is for Korean language learners who want to improve their proficiency while learning about Korean culture. Reading the folktales in this book, students will gain a deeper understanding of Korean culture and improve their communication skills in the language.

Lingchei Letty Chen wins Taiwan studies grant

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Lingchei Letty Chen, associate professor of modern Chinese language and literature in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has received a three-year, $195,000 grant from the Taiwan Ministry of Education.

A Dream of Modern China

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This episode of NPR's Throughline was co-produced by Zhao Ma, associate professor of modern Chinese history and culture.

Promotions: Shino Hayashi and Judy Mu

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Congratulations to Judy Mu and Shino Hayashi, who have both been promoted to the position of Teaching Professor, effective July 1, 2019!

Never Done Learning

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Robert E. Hegel, professor of Chinese language and literature and the Liselotte Dieckmann Professor of Comparative Literature, retires at the end of this semester. We sat down with Hegel to talk about his love of Chinese literature, watching students become colleagues, and the joy of sharing the stories you love with students.