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February 21, 2020

Professor Glynne Walley featured in Around the O

EALL’s Japanese Professor Glynne Walley’s research on traditional Japanese ghosts and monsters and early modern print culture is the subject of an upcoming Around the O article,

January 6, 2020

EALL Faculty Awards

EALL Faculty Awards

CAS 2020 Summer Stipend for Humanities and Creative Arts Faculty – Kaori Idemaru

OHC Research Fellowship – Jina Kim, Earnest G. Moll Research Fellowship in Literary Studies

OHC Teaching Fellowship – Luke Habberstad, and Kaori Idemaru, EALL 199 Writing in East Asian: From Graphs to GIFS, Coleman Guitteau Professorship in Humanities

October 18, 2019

EALL Ranks Top 5 Nationally

According to a recent survey from the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures is among the most robust programs in the United States for studying the language and culture of East Asia. Based on number of majors, the Chinese and Japanese programs both rank fourth, and EALL as a whole ranks fifth among departments of East Asian languages, literatures, and linguistics. Congratulations to everybody in the department and thank you to our fantastic community of students and faculty!

March 27, 2019

Professor Habberstad Awarded Luce/ACLS Fellowship

EALL Assistant Professor Luke Habberstad has been selected for the Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship. Luke will be conducting research and writing in China for his next book, tentatively entitled “Water Control and Political Culture in Early Imperial China.” The book will examine both the role of water control in establishing the early Chinese empires and the representation of hydraulic engineering in early texts. Luke’s research will explore how hydraulic engineering emerged as a field of knowledge after imperial unification, emphasizing in particular the connections between hydraulic engineering, the consequences of environmental manipulation, and shifting notions of imperial space. While in China, he will be in residence at Minzu University in Beijing, collaborating with historical geographers as well as archaeologists who have recently completed comprehensive studies of water control projects from the Warring States, Qin, and Han periods.

July 31, 2018

Alumna Named Winner of Prestigious Research Prize

Shu Yang, EALL PhD 2016 and currently Assistant Professor at Western Michigan University, has won the Young Scholar Award of the European Association for Chinese Studies (EACS), in recognition of her paper “Wrestling with Tradition: Early Chinese Suffragettes and the Modern Remodeling of the Shrew Trope.” The award was announced at the biennial EACS conference, held August 29-September 1, 2018, in Glasgow, Scotland. For more information about the conference and the prize, see here. Congratulations to Shu Yang!