New Course in Modern Chinese Literary Translation

Professor Charles Laughlin will be offering a new course in Chinese Literary Translation in Fall 2013. Please find details on the flyer here.

He will be having an info session on Tuesday, April 9, from 1:00-1:45. Please sign up on his door (CAB 527) if you can make it, or let him know if another time would work better for you.


Physics Research Internship for UVA Student Elton Ho

UVA Japanese student Elton Ho, currently a third year physics major, has been accepted to the University of Tokyo Research Internship program to study research and development of particle detectors with renowned scholar Hiroaki Aihara. He will spend 6 weeks in Tokyo this summer with other selected students from around the world. The airfare and cost of living will be covered by various scholarships they provide, so Elton will be staying in Japan at no cost. Congratulations Elton!

ホさん、おめでとう。 がんばってくださいね!



Mandarin Chinese Jumpstart Program a Resounding Success

The first Mandarin Chinese Jumpstart short course has ended successfully. Ms. Jie YUAN, the 2012-13 part-time visiting instructor from East China Normal University taught this mini course from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on February 23 and March 2 at the International Center. Most of the participants were UVA faculty/staff, community members, and a few were undergraduate and graduate students. All the participants enjoyed the brief introduction to the pinyin system, basic greetings and the phrases for giving a self-introduction.


Professor Heldt's Translation of the Tosa Diary Republished

We have just learned that Professor Gustav Heldt's translation of the Japanese classic Tosa Diary was republished in the Norton Anthology of World Literature. Find out more about the Anthology by clicking here.


Tibetan to Be Taught Via Videoconferencing Technology

Some less commonly taught languages, including Tibetan, are to be taught with Cisco telepresence videoconferencing technology, in a new joint initiative between Duke University and the University of Virginia. DEAL's own Professor Tsetan Nepali will be spearheading the Tibetan teaching initiative. For more information, see the article in UVA TODAY.


Modern Japanese Women Writers as Artists as Cultural Critics

Professor Michiko Wilson will be presenting on the topic "Modern Japanese Women Writers Speak their Minds" at the Virginia Festival of the Book on June 21st. For more information, please see the flyer.


UVA Hires New Japan Outreach Coordinator

The new coordinator arrived in the U.S. in early August as a part of the Japan Outreach Initiative, sponsored by the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership and the Laurasian Institution. She will take up her post at the Asia Institute for a year. For details, read the article in UVA Today.


UVA to Boost Study of Non-Western Cultures at Virginia Community Colleges

The program will devote resources from a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to help the colleges offer courses focusing on non-European content from East Asia, South Asia, Russia and the Middle East. Read more at UVA Today.


UVA STARTALK Application Now Available

The application for UVA's 2013 STARTALK teacher training academy is now available. To apply, please go to the Google Drive application form.

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