Korean Language Professor Emphasizes Active Learning and Metacognition

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In an interview with The Teaching Center, Mimi Kim, teaching professor of Korean language, emphasizes the importance of using active learning techniques to draw students into coursework. She also discusses the challenges faced by heritage speakers, or students who grew up around a foreign language and have some proficiency in it, if and when they decide to pursue a foreign language education.

Doctoral Student Ran Wei Receives Stanford University Travel Grant

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Ran Wei, first-year Japanese Language and Literature PhD student, receives a Stanford University East Asia Library 2018-19 travel grant to utilize their EAL library collections. Wei plans to use the award to begin research on her project “Osaka Bundan (literary establishment) and Oda Sakunosuke’s Literature.”

Susan Napier on the Making of “Miyazakiworld”

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On October 5, Susan Napier visited WashU to talk about her new book, Miyazakiworld, a critical biography of one of Japan’s most significant contemporary filmmakers.

Mapping the Dreamscape

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On Nov. 2, Robert Campany will deliver the second annual Robert Morrell Lecture in Asian Religions on the subject of “Dreaming Religious Identity.”

Washington University in St. Louis in Fudan Chinese Summer Program 2018

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Thinking about studying abroad? Check out this video of our students in our Fudan program!

Dr. Richard H. Yang Obituary

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Dr Richard H. Yang passed away peacefully at the age of 93 on Thursday, October 12, 2018 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Dr. Yang was an emeritus professor at Washington University in St. Louis.

Zhao Ma is Featured in South China Morning Post

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Zhao Ma, associate professor of modern Chinese history and culture was interviewed for the article, "US is making ‘serious strategic misjudgment’ in its accusations against China, Beijing’s top diplomat says" in the South China Morning Post

Three Students Report on Summers in East Asia

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Three EALC students enjoyed summers in East Asia thanks in part to “The Stanley Spector and Richard Yang Undergraduate Student Awards for Studies in East Asian Languages and Cultures.” This new fund, established by WashU alumnus Alex Primm and his wife, Cathy, helps support undergraduates interested in deepening their understanding of East Asian languages and cultures.

New Faculty in EALC

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EALC has two new faculty members: Nathan Vedal, assistant professor, and Taewoong Kim, lecturer.

Laurel Taylor wins 2018 Percy Buchanan Prize

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Laurel Taylor, (second year PhD student in Japanese and Comparative Literature) has won the 2018 Percy Buchanan Prize for the Best Graduate Student Paper in Northeast Asia for her paper "I'm Telling the Truth I Swear: Metafictional Steps in Tanizaki."

Ling Kang is Center for the Humanities Graduate Student Fellow, 2018-2019

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Ling Kang, Chinese and Comparative Literature PhD candidate, is a Center for the Humanities Graduate Student Fellow, 2018-2019

Ginger Marcus Co-Authors a New Book

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Ginger Marcus has co-authored both a textbook and workbook for the second volume of Japanese: The Written Language which guides high-beginning learners toward proficiency in reading and composing Japanese in realistic contexts.