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Cosmopolitan Dreams book cover
May 17, 2019
In late nineteenth-century South Asia, the arrival of print fostered a dynamic and interactive literary culture. There, within the pages of Urdu-language periodicals and newspapers, readers found a public sphere that not only catered to their interests but encouraged their reactions to featured content. Cosmopolitan Dreams brings this culture to light, showing how literature became a site in which modern daily life could be portrayed and satirized, the protocols of modernity challenged, and new... Read more
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May 16, 2019
Below are the readings that will be discussed at Professor Treat's graduate seminar with Professor Atkins and Professor Jay Rubin on Monday, May 20 at 3:30 p.m. in THO 317.  Please download, read them, and be ready to discuss at the seminar.  Ansei Earthquake (PDF) Lisbon to Sendai (PDF) Super Frog (PDF)
Panelists take photo together
April 4, 2019
Vietnamese lecturer, Dr. Bich-Ngoc Turner participated in a panel discussion titled, "Trimming the Hegemony: Linguistic Imperialism and Ethnic Diversity in the Language Classroom" at this year's AAS conference in Denver, CO on March 24, 2019.   Panelists discussed the roles and responsibilities of Southeast Asian language programs and teachers in designing curricula and materials that reflect linguistic diversity in Southeast Asia.  Dr. Turner, along with other discussants shared strategies on... Read more
Sinography book cover
March 6, 2019
Associate Professor Zev Handel has a new book being published in April, 2019.  In Sinography: The Borrowing and Adaptation of the Chinese Script, Zev Handel provides a comprehensive analysis of how the structural features of these languages constrained and motivated methods of script adaptation.  In the more than 3,000 years since its invention, the Chinese script has been adapted many times to write languages other than Chinese, including Korean, Vietnamese, Japanese, and Zhuang. This... Read more
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February 21, 2019
Check out all of the College of Arts & Sciences Fulbright recipients! Featured on UW News 
Grammar textbook yellow cover
February 19, 2019
Senior Lecturer Liping Yu's new Chinese grammar teaching book has been published by Xin Xuelin.  Interaction and Chinese Grammar Pedagogy is a book on teaching methodology.  It is composed of two parts: the teaching theory and the teaching practice. It guides readers to outline the possibility of interaction between the teaching practice under the guidance of teaching theory. This book hopes to build a bridge between pedagogical grammar and pedagogical research on theorizing teaching... Read more
Professor Atkins speaks to alumni
February 14, 2019
On November 17, 2018, Professor of Japanese Paul Atkins delivered a talk entitled, “Making It New in Medieval Japanese Poetry,” at UW Converge Tokyo. UW Converge aims to connect international alumni to the UW’s leadership, knowledge, resources and networks.  Watch the video below of Professor Atkins' speech: 
Prof. Atkins in office
January 30, 2019
Professor Paul Atkins' October, 2018 interview with the North American Post is now available in Japanese on the Soy Source magazine website, here. The original article in English can be found on the North American Post website, here.
Chinese Literacy Learning in an Immersion Program
January 25, 2019
This book examines one-way foreign language immersion education in the United States. It provides a clear and rich description of a Chinese (Mandarin) immersion program, its curriculum, instructional materials, assessment activities, parental involvement and student outcomes. Chan Lü analyses two studies that document the development of the students’ reading skills in English and Chinese, and the progress of their vocabulary knowledge, lexical inference, and reading comprehension in Chinese. In... Read more
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January 11, 2019
Xiang Kairan, who wrote under the pen name “The Unworthy Scholar from Pingjiang,” is remembered as the father of modern Chinese martial arts fiction, one of the most distinctive forms of twentieth-century Chinese culture and the inspiration for China’s globally popular martial arts cinema. In this book, John Christopher Hamm shows how Xiang Kairan’s work and career offer a new lens on the transformations of fiction and popular culture in early twentieth-century China. The Unworthy Scholar from... Read more