SP20 EALC Major/Minor Updates

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

Krystel Mowery receives Outstanding Staff Award

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EALC administrative coordinator and WashU alumna Krystel Mowery receives award

Language Teaching Fair Spring Coffee Hour: Extending Class Time with Canvas

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Language instructors at WashU gathered on Wednesday for an informal roundtable discussion on teaching and using Canvas in the classroom. Iva Youkilis, Senior Lecturer and Placement Coordinator in Italian; Erik Nesse, PhD, Lecturer in French; and Taewoong Kim, PhD, Lecturer in Korean, led the discussion.

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

Summer 2019 Spector-Yang Awards

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The second cohort of Stanley Spector and Richard Yang Award recipients share their experiences in East Asia during the summer of 2019.

Ai Weiwei: Displacement and Replacement

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We asked Yuqian Yan, a postdoctoral fellow in Chinese performance cultures in the Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures, to respond to the Kemper Art Museum’s exhibition, Ai Weiwei: Bare Life, and to attend the museum’s sold-out Q&A with Ai Weiwei on September 26. (The exhibit continues through January 5.) Here, she brings her expertise in spectatorship and Chinese performance culture to bear on the controversial Chinese artist and filmmaker’s works, which draw attention to the struggles of millions of people in China and around the world.

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."

The global anthropocene: what does the fox say?

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On October 25, Michael Bathgate (Saint Xavier University) will deliver the third annual Robert Morrell Memorial Lecture in Asian Religions on the subject of “Foxes, Gods, and Monsters in the Edo Anthropocene.”

Haiyan Lee to visit campus on 10/18

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A Q&A with Haiyan Lee (Stanford University) in advance of her talk on "A Sino-Jewish Encounter, A Humanitarian Fantasy."

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.

Alumni spotlight: Jarrell Sieff '94

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Jarrell Sieff (AB, '94) discusses sake, international business, and living and working in Japan.

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.