2014 UVA in Shanghai Chinese Language Program

As the 2014 UVA in Shanghai Program has wrapped up, we now have some newsletters available for both teachers and students. There is also a playlist of teaching demos you can view here


New DEALLC Faculty

Please join us in welcoming our new faculty for the Fall 2014 semester!

  • Yoon Hwa Choi, Korean Lecturer
  • Jin Dong, Visiting Lecturer in Chinese
  • Benedetta Lomi, Assistant Professor
  • Eric Maceyko, Visitng Lecturer in Japanese
  • Mark Metcalf, Visiting Lecturer in Chinese Literature 
  • Xueyin Shao, Visiting Lecturer in Chinese

Faculty on Leave, Fall 2014

The following faculty are on leave for the Fall 2014 semester:

  • Charles Laughin
  • Susie Kim
  • Tomomi Sato

Translation of The Kojiki Published by Professor Heldt

Please join us in congratulating Professor Heldt on his recently released translation of The Kojiki. Read below for more information on the translation as well as a few reviews. The translation can be purchased here


New volume co-edited by Professor Heldt explores medieval East Asia in a transregional context

Professor Heldt recently co-edited a new book with UVA's Dorothy Wong. Please see the book announcement and reviews below for more information. The book can be purchased here.

Congratulations, Professor Heldt!


Korean Placement Test Info Updated

Please check the Placement Test page for updated information on the format of the Korean placement test. Information on the Japanese and Chinese placement tests can also be found on that page. 


DEALLC Major and ROTC Cadet Commander from U.Va. Named a Top Cadet in Country

Adria Penatzer, a double major in Politics and Chinese, was recently named one of the top cadets in the country. She placed first among her regiment of 500 cadets and is one of the 13 cadets across the entire country to receive this honor.

We are very proud of Adria! Click here to read the full story.


DEALLC Graduate Opens Asian News Analysis Blog

DEALLC Class of 2013 graduate Byunghun Yoo recently launched his own news analysis blog. The blog focuses on politics, economics, and cultural exchanges of the East Asian region. In an email, Yoo stated the blog's mission is to "deliver leading opinions and thoughts from Korea and East Asia to English readers. All original and translated posts are provided in both English and Korean, and they are carefully selected to provide unique perspectives on the region distinguished from major American and European press."


Prof. Tomomi Sato Participates in Japanese Pedagogy Workshop

On May 17th and 18th, a workshop in Japanese pedagogy was held at the College of William and Mary in preparation for the Foreign Language Association of Virginia's annual conference. The FLAVA conference will be held in September 2014, and this workshop gave several participating teachers the chance to review their goals related to language instruction, curriculum improvement, and increasing student performance. The teachers worked together to create a rubric which will be presented at the FLAVA conference.