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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Understanding Contemporary China goes into it’s 5th edition, with contribution from Charles Laughlin

Charles A. Laughlin, Chair of the department of East Asian Languages, Literatures and Cultures has been a contributor to this textbook since its first edition in 1999, writing and rewriting an overview of literature and popular culture. Even in just the past five years since the publication of the fourth edition, dramatic changes have occurred under the leadership of President Xi Jinping.

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Bryanna Gooding and Kayla Schroff were invited to present their findings on samurai literature.

On Friday, February 24th, the East Asian Studies Undergraduate Conference hosted by James Madison University gave undergraduate students studying East Asian cultures the opportunity to present papers on a variety of topics relating to East Asian society and culture. Focusing on China, Japan and Korea, the topics ranged from international relations, to religion, and interpretations of culture through media and pop culture.

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Congratulations to Zainab Awan, for being choosen to take part in the JET program.

Zainab Awan, Class of 2016, B.A. in Biology and B.A. in Japanese Languages & Literature has been selected to be a part of JET ( Japan Exchange and Teaching ).

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Esteemed Associate Professor Hsin-hsin Liang, receives two prestigious awards.

Hsin-hsin Liang (Associate Professor of Chinese from our department) received one of the 2017 All-University Teaching Awards, the Excellence in Education Abroad Award. 

She has also been recognized by the Z Society with the  "2017 Distinguished Faculty Award" for her efforts .

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Deadline for 4+1 B.A./M.A. Program is approaching - Act Now!

Administered through the East Asia Center, the 4+1 B.A./M.A. Program for UVa Students is an interdisciplinary program intended for students who want in-depth exposure to East Asia at the graduate level while also gaining competency in an East Asian language. The program is designed for students who seek a rich knowledge of East Asia as preparation for careers in business, government service, and media, or as preparation for entering professional schools or doctoral programs. We now offer a streamlined pathway into the M.A.

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Congratulations to Daniel Justus, one of our outstanding Student Assistants!

Daniel C. Justus (Chinese '16), a student assistant for the DEALLC, has been accepted at the University of Virginia's School of Law. He will begin his study in the fall of 2017 and hopes to integrate his background in Chinese into his study of the law by focusing on International Law and issues of  Intellectual Property Rights.

 

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