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November 19, 2021
Amarsanaa rides a reindeer in East Taiga, Khuvsgul province, Mongolia, while visiting the Tsaatan in August 2018.
November 8, 2021
Azjargal Amarsanaa is bringing the Mongolian language to the University of Washington for its 2021-22 academic year. Her class is the first chance UW students have had to learn the language in 15 years. Read the full UW News article and watch the accompanying short video here!
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November 2, 2021
Our department alumnus, Dr. Christopher L. Diamond, and his colleague at Australian National University Dr. Stephanie Majcher have launched a new initiative, called the ANUBhasha project (अनुभाषा). With ANU funding support, they have also launched a companion website, where you can find their work on Gandhāran materials: www.anubhasha.orgAs a companion to these digital projects, they are also running an innovative online Flagship event program titled  "... Read more
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September 7, 2021
The Department of Asian Languages and Literature, University of Washington, Seattle, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a teaching and research emphasis in Korean literature, cultural studies, or film and media studies, beginning Autumn 2022. The successful candidate is expected to develop a record of high-quality publications, to provide high quality teaching and mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to join the department in building a... Read more
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August 17, 2021
Seeking a Telugu InstructorDepartment of Asian Languages and LiteratureUniversity of WashingtonSeattle, WA 98195 Seeking a Telugu InstructorDepartment of Asian Languages and LiteratureUniversity of WashingtonSeattle, WA 98195 The Department of Asian Languages and Literature, University of Washington, Seattle, invites applications for a part-time, temporary... Read more
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July 15, 2021
University of Washington Provost Mark A. Richards today announced Dianne Harris will become dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, beginning Sept. 1.Featured on UW News 
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July 8, 2021
Asian Languages and Literature is proud to announce graduate student John Carlyle has won The Distinguished Thesis Award in the Humanities category. This award recognizes exceptional research and writing produced by UW master’s students in any discipline.  The 2021 competition for the award included the categories of Biological Sciences; Humanities and Fine Arts; Social Sciences; and Mathematics Physical Sciences and Engineering. His thesis entitled, “Common Yue: A Comparative Study of Yue... Read more
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June 14, 2021
Learning about India just became a little easier for students at the University of Washington, thanks to a recent gift of $100,000 to the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies from longtime UW donors S. Rao and Usha Varanasi. Both are also UW alumni. The fund, to be known as the S. Rao and Usha Varanasi Endowed Scholarship for Studies of India in the Jackson School, will allow in the coming years greater opportunity for the study of India by... Read more
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May 3, 2021
The Department of Asian Languages and Literature is happy to congratulate Dr. Richard G. Salomon, William P. and Ruth Gerberding professor emeritus of Buddhist Studies, on his election as a 2021 fellow in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was among only four UW professors selected for this honor in 2021. The American Academy of Arts and Sciences is one of the oldest and most prestigious honor societies in the country, founded by John Adams and John Hancock (among others) in 1780. ... Read more
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April 26, 2021
This week at the UW, watch the play Rosmersholm, attend a book talk, and more.Featured on UW News 

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