For many decades, the Department of Asian Languages and Literature has enjoyed an international reputation for its teaching and research in the languages, literatures, and cultures of Asia. At the same time, through education and outreach the department has served the diverse communities in the State of Washington generally and in the Puget Sound region specifically. In some cases this has taken the form of introducing students to Asia, while in other cases it has meant reconnecting them with their cultural and linguistic heritage.
In the past, the department has been fortunate to receive several endowments and gifts that have helped to maintain and enhance its activities within the University and the community at large. Your support will help the department continue to carry out this important mission in the decades to come.
The department is currently undertaking a capital campaign to raise funds in support of certain critical endeavors. These include graduate and undergraduate scholarships to attract and retain the highest caliber of student, funds to support special events such as campus visits by distinguished scholars, and an endowment that will continue to sustain the department's indispensable activities well into the future.
Please consider making a donation to one of these existing funds using the form below.
If you are interested in exploring other ways of supporting the department, whether through targeted donations or through non-economic means, please contact the department chair, Professor Paul Atkins. Targeted donations could include anything from supporting book funds to endowing a named professorial chair. We welcome offers of any type of support from our friends and alumni.