Rebecca Copeland Co-Publishes a New Book

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Rebecca Copeland's new book Diva Nation: Female Icons from Japanese Cultural History is hot off the press.

Awa Odori Dance Group, Takarabune, Visits Campus

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On March 28, the Japanese dance company Takarabune visited campus for a performance and traditional Japanese dance workshop.

Promotions: Xia Liang and Fengtao Wu receive promotion to Teaching Professor

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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.

Takarabune wows audience both on and off the stage

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From start to finish, Takarabune gives a spectacular show and does everything in its power to create an important experience for all present.

Korean Language Student Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

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Washington University senior Kate Lee was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship by the J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board Tuesday.

Podcast: Why China and North Korea are not as close as you think

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Professor Zhao Ma  answers questions about the relationship between China and North Korea, and brings context to current tensions in Northeast Asia.

Fanghao Chen selected as a recipient of Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence, 2017-18

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Fanghao Chen, PhD candidate in Chinese and Comparative Literature, has been selected as a recipient of the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence, 2017-18.

Alumna Dr. Alisa Gaunder publishes new book

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Cover of Japanese Politics and Government Has Special Meaning to its Author, Southwestern University Dean of the Faculty Dr. Alisa Gaunder.

Dr. Kanako Yao receives her PhD in Linguistics

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Congratulations to Dr. Kanako Yao--who recently completed her PhD degree in Linguistics from The Ohio State University.

Treasuring Lives, Eating Animals

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On Oct. 19, the inaugural Robert Morrell Memorial Lecture Series in Asian Religions will address the evolving attitudes around meat-eating in Buddhist culture, in a talk titled “Gratitude and Treasuring Lives: Eating Animals in Contemporary Buddhism.”

Zen Echoes: Classic Koans with Verse Commentaries by Three Female Zen Masters

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Professor Beata Grant's new book  Zen Echoes Classic Koans with Verse Commentaries by Three Female Zen Masters has been published by Wisdom Publications.