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New Courses for Fall 2014

DEALLC is pleased to offer three new courses for the Fall 2014 semester. 

EALC 3559/5559: The Lotus Sutra in Words and Images
Professor Benedetta Lomi
Wednesdays 2:00-4:30PM
Bryan Hall 235

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Congratulations to Professor Anne Kinney on her new book!

Professor Anne Behnke Kinney has recently published another book, this one entitled Exemplary Women of Early China: The Lienu Zhuan of Liu Xiang.

Description of the work: "A translation of the Lienu zhuan, the earliest Chinese text devoted to the moral education of women, recounting the deeds of both the virtuous and the wicked, stories that have inspired writers and artists for more than two thousand years."

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Professor Anne Kinney to Publish New Translation of Lienü zhuan

As part of the Translations from the Asian Classics of Columbia University Press, Professor Anne Behnke Kinney’s new book will be published in February of 2014. The book is a translation of the Lienü zhuan, the earliest Chinese text devoted to the moral education of women, recounting the deeds of both the virtuous and the wicked, with stories that have inspired writers and artists for more than one thousand years.

Advance praise for Kinney’s book:

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A Labor of Love: The Tale of the Bilingual Brochure, by Prof. Michiko Wilson

DEALLC's Michiko Wilson has written a short essay on the bilingual brochure, "A Labor of Love: The Tale of the Bilingual Brochure." Please click here to read her essay. 

You can also visit the UVa Club of Japan by clicking here

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STARTALK Program Information

Please download the Startalk Teacher's Program flyer here for information on this year's program.

For information on the Startalk Student Program (new this year), please download the flyer and application here

THE APPLICATION FOR THE STUDENT PROGRAM DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MAY 23, 2014. 

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Summer Japanese Courses at UVa

 Learn Japanese at UVA - Summer 2014

 

Session 1 (May 19 - June 14)

JAPN1010  1st year Japanese (part 1) [4 credits]

9:30am-12:00pm

 

Session 2 (June 16 - July 12)

JAPN1020  1st year Japanese (part 2) [4 credits]

9:30am-12:00pm 

 

No pre-requisites.

2014 Summer Registration:

April 14 for 3rd and 4th year students
April 15 for 1st and 2nd year students
April 16 - all students

 

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STARTALK Program Receives Federal Grant for 7th Consecutive Year

Miao-fen Tseng has been awarded the federal STARTALK grant for $112,500.00 to run this summer's STARTALK program on grounds at UVa. She has received the federal STARTALK award for seven consecutive years since 2008. The STARTALK Chinese Teacher Academy (VSCTA) has established a national reputation for quality training and instruction in Mandarin Chinese. This year, UVa STARTALK will evolve into a combined model through which the Virginia STARTALK Chinese Teacher Academy (VSCTA) will partner with the Virginia STARTALK Chinese Student Academy (VSCSA).

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Study Abroad Experience -- Courtney Yancey

Studying at J.F. Oberlin University in Tokyo in the spring of 2013 was an amazing experience for me, and I would recommend it to anyone. Oberlin has students of all levels studying Japanese, so you never feel alone, and integrating into the school life and environment is easy and fun. The campus is beautiful, with flowers and trees everywhere, and live student performances on an outside stage every day at lunch time, so it’s really hard not to look forward to school every day!

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Recent/Upcoming Faculty Publications

Modern Japanese Women Writers as Artists as Cultural Critics
by Michiko Wilson
 

This collection of twelve critical essays by three leading Japanese fiction writers—

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