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January 11, 2021
On Friday, January 15th, from 12:30 to 2 pm, the University of Washington Translation Studies Hub will feature three speakers from the Dept. of Asian Languages and Literature (Paul Atkins, Ping Wang, and Justin Jesty) at their colloquium. The theme will be "Translating Poetry and Teaching Translation for Publication.” Professor Paul Atkins will be speaking on the translation of medieval Japanese Zen poetry; Professor Ping Wang will be giving a... Read more
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January 5, 2021
College of Arts & Sciences Dean Stacey explains that there is an important civic, political, social, and cultural element to an education and that you can get that in a wide variety of majors.Featured on dailyuw.com?
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January 5, 2021
Interested in the College of Arts & Sciences but don’t know what to study? Here are six majors that you may not have discovered yet.Featured on The Daily?
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December 18, 2020
On December 10, 2020, Dr. Chang Hwang,?a Deaf KSL teacher, native user of signed language, as well as a researcher and writer from South Korea, gave a presentation on?the history of Korean Sign Language (KSL), how KSL grammar structure compares to spoken Korean and other signed languages, as well as changes and challenges KSL and KSL studies currently face. The presentation sparked many thoughtful questions and imparted new knowledge about KSL.? Video of Dr. Chang's presentation can be watched... Read more
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November 30, 2020
I became acquainted with UW’s Department of Asian Languages and Literature when a good friend, Naomi Minegishi, invited me to join her in her efforts to start a support group for classical Japanese literature studies in the department. I was born in Japan but have spent all my adult life in the U.S. Growing up, I was an avid reader and enjoyed literature, Japanese or otherwise. Although I chose computer science as my field of study, Japanese classical literature, especially poetry and drama,... Read more
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November 30, 2020
Interview conducted by Elizabeth Self, Graduate Program Advisor. Kevin Tahmoresi ’20 recently graduated with a doctoral degree in Chinese literature from the Department of Asian Languages and Literature. His dissertation, entitled “The Wenyuan yinghua: Selecting Refined Literature,” focuses on a Tang dynasty poetry and prose anthology that, until now, has been little researched in the West. It explores the Wenyuan yinghua’s importance in the reception and... Read more
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November 30, 2020
Ying-Hsiu Chou’s "Deconstructing the Construction: The Female Images in Chinese Detective Films, 2010-2020" – a digital humanities project developed with support from the Simpson Center for the Humanities and the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington as well as the National Endowment for the Humanities – is a videographic essay that explores the image of women in the most popular, influential Chinese detective films in this past decade. This project centers critical... Read more
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November 30, 2020
In spring 2020, the faculty at the University of Washington approved legislation to establish a professorial track focusing primarily on teaching. As a result, effective September 16th, 2020, the UW faculty code has been amended to replace the titles of full-time lecturers with “teaching professor” ranks and titles. For example, “senior lecturers” are now titled “associate teaching professors.” You will see these title changes reflected in our department faculty roster... Read more
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November 11, 2020
Hannah Quinn Hertzog (BA/BS, Computer Science, Korean and Asian Languages and Literature, 2018) has won the Fiction Grand Prize of the 51st Korea Times Translation Awards.Featured on Korea Times?
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October 13, 2020
During this time of uncertainty and isolation, find solace in digital opportunities to connect, share, and engage. Each week, we will share upcoming events that bring the UW, and the greater community, together online.Featured on UW News?

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